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Photo by Michael Jordan, enjoying a meal at sunset, Zangskar Valley, India

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Michael Jordan
enjoying a meal at sunset,
Zangskar Valley, India



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My wife and I are 1 month into our trip starting from Buenos Aires. We are learning as we go and would like to thank all those contributors to the HUBB that have helped make our dream a reality.
We are riding 2 KTM 690's. My wife is 5'4" so with the help of Martin at Torqueracing her bike has been lowered significantly. You may have seen it at the UK HUBB meet this year.
The trip so far Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazú (brilliant places). Then on to Carlos Pellegrine in the Argentine Pantanal. 80km of sand and mud which as novice off road riders took us 8 hours (4x4's take 4hours? ? ?) Numpties. But we made it thanks to local help. It seems with out our knowledge the garage at the turn off to R40; phoned our Posada owner as every one seemed to know two English bikes were due in town, to say we had stopped for fuel. As we hadn't turned up after 6 hours (we stopped regularly for breaks, lunch and to pick up the bikes, oops) Hugo drove out, meet us on the sandy road 12 km from town and offered to take our paniers and camping equipment (yes we have to much luggage; numpties). I can only assume not many riders come this way as people were stopping to take our pictures? Anyway we had a fantastic few days seeing the wild life (monkeys, capabaya? Cayman). Then after 3 great days, 80 km out on "the easy road" mud, ripio but only a few km of arena\ sand!
We went on to Mira Mar an inland salt lake with pink flamingo. Then Cordoba and on to a small town south of Mendoza. We are currently trying to find a power hose to clean the bikes, paniers, jackets of the sticky mud we have accumulated. We are here for a few repairs to the bikes, then some tours to the wine houses are in order for internal well-being
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Hi KPB60

Give a visit to the “Finca Rita” in San Rafael – Mendoza. You won't regret it.
If you don’t get a fast answer by email ask me by mail their mobile phone..
Really nice place to chilax!!!

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...exchange-68716

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