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Old 10 Oct 2008
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South America - Starting in Santiago, Chile in January 2009

Hi... I am doing a trip stating on 6 January 2008 in Santiago, Chile, going south all the way to Patagonia, then back up through Argentina, possible detour via Bolivia and Peru - back in Chile end of April 2009.

Bike: BMW F650GS Dakar
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ca to TDF

I,m try to get something starting in that direction,may be leaving Ca or Fla ,Dec I don,t know if I,ll be that far but who knows,I have no firm plans.
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You could catch some of the Dakar

If you are in Santiago on the 6th you will be able to follow some of the Dakar either on your way south if you are quick, or by heading north. A few of us will be trying to follow the race from start to finish. Means some big days in the saddle though.

PM me when you get here and we can catch up for a / coffee.
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Another Dakar spectator

I'll be arriving in Santiago on Nov 25th and my bike (in Valparaiso) on Dec 8th. I too am hoping to watch the Dakar in as many places as possible before heading for Ushuia. I'd appreciate any info anyone cares to share.

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South America Dec.

Hi everybody,
I am a lone ex-KTM rider looking for partner/s and a bike for a journey in SA.
My plan is to buy a BMW 650 DAKAR and start around DEC. and hopfully catch some of the Dakar race.

Please contact me, if intrested, at: morangad@gmail.com

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I,m try to get something starting in that direction,may be leaving Ca or Fla ,Dec I don,t know if I,ll be that far but who knows,I have no firm plans.
Jim
Hey Jim... how are you getting on? When do you think will you be in Chile?

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If you are in Santiago on the 6th you will be able to follow some of the Dakar either on your way south if you are quick, or by heading north. A few of us will be trying to follow the race from start to finish. Means some big days in the saddle though.

PM me when you get here and we can catch up for a / coffee.
Sounds awesome! I am definitely keen to head straight to Valparaiso to watch the Dakar there... Maybe we can tee something up?

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I'll be arriving in Santiago on Nov 25th and my bike (in Valparaiso) on Dec 8th. I too am hoping to watch the Dakar in as many places as possible before heading for Ushuia. I'd appreciate any info anyone cares to share.

Cheers

Adam
Yo Adam... seems like we are heading the same direction. Wonder if you are still around Satiago early January, but I am very keen to watch the Dakar in Valparaiso. Maybe there is an oportunity to head south in a small group?

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Hi Adam,
I'm Meeting Chris in Santiago on the 6th of JAN but I'm getting my bike in mid DEC in BA, Argentina and then I'll be heading to Chile.
Maybe we can meet some where in the area.

Contact me on morangad@gmail.com

Cheers, Moran.
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Thumbs up me too Dakar, Santiago to TDF

I will be arriving on the 31st of Dec. Moto to be there the 30th if all goes as planned. hope to see some of the Dakar race then head south. Would be good to run with some others for awhile till I figure out what I am doing atleast. Does anyone know where we could catch the Dakar race coming up from the South on day 3,4 & 5. May be a little optimistic to think I could get bike out of port (San Antonio) and be on the road that quick, but that was what I was aiming for.

Bob (or Roberto when I get there)
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OK let me see if I can attach a garmin route to this posting

I am looking at watching the start in BA then flying across to Santiago, picking up my bike on the 4th and heading south.

Santiago south on Route 5 (just to make it a loop) and across to Neuquen. Reality check to see if it is possible to get to Jacobacci (if reasonable striking distance) or part way there to catch a special stage.

Neuquen - San Rafael
San Rafael - Mendoza
Mendoza - Valparaiso
Valparaiso - La Serena
La Serena - Copiapo
Copiapo - Fiambala
Fiambala - Santiago

If someone wants the .GPX file send me a PM with your email address.

Now does anyone have access to a better route map showing where the special stages are going to be?
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Ushuaia anyone?

Hey Adam
I just talked to Chris rollin Kiwi and we will be leaving towards Ushuaia aprox next week. Let's get in touch and see if we can go together.
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Hi
Am in Poerto Madryn for two nights then continue south. May be we´ll alon the way.
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Am in Poerto Madryn for two nights then continue south. May be we´ll alon the way.
Paul
Hi Paul... drop me a line to yama (at) gmx (dot) li...

we are currently in argentina heading south... approx 1500km to Ushuia...

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