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JollyGiant 1 Mar 2007 14:38

US to Argentina - May 2007 onwards
 
Hi,

Will be seting off from the States, heading for Argentina from May 6th onwards. I hope to take in all of Central America and most of South America.

I will be riding an XR650L reasonably slowly :mchappy:

Would be glad to have any company on the way down.

Cheers

Alex

Danno626 1 Mar 2007 21:09

Alex,
I'm departing May 1 from San Diego...to Alaska first, then to Argentina. Where are you leaving from, I may be able to adjust.

Dan

jorge zmud 2 Mar 2007 03:45

I'll be in Seattle by may 2 and from there all the way to Argentina.Mail is tati71ar@yahoo.com.

jorge zmud 2 Mar 2007 03:48

I forgot to tell you I also have a Klr 650 and would be going 60-70 miles hour

quastdog 6 Mar 2007 03:49

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Originally Posted by jorge zmud (Post 128437)
I forgot to tell you I also have a Klr 650 and would be going 60-70 miles hour

60-70 mph, until you hit Central America (or Mexico, not taking the toll roads), where you'll be lucky to average 60 kph. It's about the curves, the hills, the buses and trucks, the towns and those topes. Oh, those topes!

Hindu1936 6 Mar 2007 14:21

Topes equalling a more severe speed bump? On My trip to Guatemala in 63 there were no toll roads and 60mph then was really risky. then, it was potholes, missing pavement, gauges in the road. How much are the toll roads? a buck a mile--what?

SalCar 6 Mar 2007 15:32

gald to see more riders heading south! in addition to speed yuo guys need to talk about finances.. where you are planning to sleep. yuo can skip 90% of toll roads in mexico if yuo want to spend less money and see more. i´m heading north.. maybe we cross path at some point. i´m planning to move to brasil once my trip is over if you come this way let me know.

JollyGiant 9 Mar 2007 16:20

Hey Danno and Jorge

I am first going to Minnesota to pick up the bike from a buddies place (I am in London at the moment) and then driving down to LA for the 12th May to meet up with another buddy who will be joining me for the first three weeks into Mexico.

Once on my own I will probably chill out for a week or so somewhere by the beach which should give you the chance to 'catch up' etc

I will then be heading off on my own but will keep you posted as to where I am. If you fancy joining me and my Buddy from LA let me know and we will see what we can arrange.

Look forward to meeting you at some point :thumbup1:

Alex

maria41 10 Mar 2007 14:53

We'll be around!
 
We're planning to arrive (from London) mid-May in Bogota. from there we'll take it easy for a couple of weeks. Going to Cartagena where hubby will try learn a bit of spanish in a school, then ride a bit in Colombia.
After that slowly riding south: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia (salar de Uyuni is on teh cards!) ... visiting /sight seeing on the way.

Probably see you on the road. Keep in touch,

Cheers,

MikeS 10 Mar 2007 19:09

Hi Maria

After a few days in Cartagena, we´ve finally found an appartment in a good area of town (60,000 pesos a night) so tomorrow we´ll move out of our little hotel room into something with some space for a week till we find a boat.

I´ll post the address once I have the full details. If you´ll be here for a week or so, this place looks like the business and is MILES better than some of the rubbish we´ve looked at here.

Cheers


Quote:

Originally Posted by maria41 (Post 129370)
We're planning to arrive (from London) mid-May in Bogota. from there we'll take it easy for a couple of weeks. Going to Cartagena where hubby will try learn a bit of spanish in a school, then ride a bit in Colombia.
After that slowly riding south: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia (salar de Uyuni is on teh cards!) ... visiting /sight seeing on the way.

Probably see you on the road. Keep in touch,

Cheers,


maria41 10 Mar 2007 21:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeS (Post 129396)
Hi Maria

After a few days in Cartagena, we´ve finally found an appartment in a good area of town (60,000 pesos a night) so tomorrow we´ll move out of our little hotel room into something with some space for a week till we find a boat.

I´ll post the address once I have the full details. If you´ll be here for a week or so, this place looks like the business and is MILES better than some of the rubbish we´ve looked at here.

Cheers

Mike, that's great! :thumbup1: Yes please post the address or details, I'm definitely interested!
Thanks for that and good luck on crossing to Panama!
Looking forward to read all about that in your blog! By the way I created a link to your blog from my website! Hope you dont mind !
See you round some time! :balloon:

klrcelt 12 Mar 2007 03:46

Hey Alex
 
Might be into headding all the way to Argentina with you unless of course you wanted to hit up some of the trip solo. I,m up here in Montana now. Been living here for around 7 years but from Ireland. Anyway the KLR 650 is ready to go so let me know what you think!

have a good one
Wayne

klrcelt 12 Mar 2007 03:48

BUGGER JUST LOOKED AT THE DATES!!!:stormy:

JollyGiant 12 Mar 2007 12:43

Hey Wayne

When you planning on leaving? I'm sure that we will meet up at some point even if you are heading off now.

Stay in touch anyway fella, as would be good to have the company at some point. :thumbup1:

All the best

Alex

perkgana 14 Mar 2007 08:50

we are leaving from Arizona in a week
 
Hi everyone, 3 of us are leaving march 21 from arizona to costa rica and then I will continue south to peru. If any one is on the road or wants to get together write me back.

perkgana@hotmail.com

We are taking a KLR, A 650GS and a XR650R

have fun

Mauricio.


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