I finally got to ride some dirt roads. A lot of fun till the hard red clay got more slick than an ice rink and the front end went out from under me. Down I went for a 50 foot head first slider.
December 20, 2003 GMT - Hell or High Water
older brother who was sleeping on the porch jumped up
and pointed to a ferry boat made from rough-hewn wood,
large enough to carry a ful size pickup truck. I was
bound to find them Hell or high water so I got on the
ferry and he poled it skillfully to the other side of
the inlet and pointed to a dirt road.
December 20, 2003 GMT - Rock stars, the Brazilian slalom, big water and a flashing of knives
I had just "threaded the needle," passing between a
big truck and an ox-drawn cart while dodging potholes,
when it occured to me that the part of my brian that
should say "Gee, that was a bit unusual," had been
numb for thousands of miles.
December 20, 2003 GMT - Backyards, Bolivia, Jungle slot cars, Indians, Missionaries, I take the plane
I rode close to the front to stay out
of the dust but still wanted a faster pace. I knew the
locals wanted to see just what a big Six Five Oh would
do and showed them a few times with generous amounts of throttle.
December 16, 2003 GMT - American Fastguy Takes Silver and Green in La Vuelta in Best Possible Form
As I said in a previous email, the Vuelta a La Republica is the Indy 500 of Ecuador. It is a 7 day race around the country and it is huge. As the only North American, I recieved a lot...
December 16, 2003 GMT - Background
I am in the second phase of a complete lap of South America aboard a Honda XR650L. I am posting some emails from the 1st phase and will be updating the curreent pahe as well. Something unusual about my ride...
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