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Girls on Bikes around Bolivia/Southamerica these days?


I am an austrian chica in my thirtees and travelling the world since january. Until now I did the overland traveling by public transport. But quite spontanously I decided to change my travelstile and bought a Motorbike here in Bolivia So right now I am in Chocabamba waiting for the Plate...
My route will be going east now to Ignacio de la chicitania and then heading back via Trinidad to la Paz. If I enjoy riding I will move on to Peru, Equador and Kolombia. If not I am going to sell it in La Paz (but I guess thats very unlikely
So if there are any cool girls out there who wanna meet up somewhere to grab a coffe or send me a message...

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Hi Silvia
It's great to hear that you're now travelling on a bike, you're going to have a great time.
sorry but I won't be in South America at all this year, I'm off to Madagascar again and other places.
Hopefully do you find people to meet up with.
good luck and ride safe
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Thanks! So far it was great! Already in Trinidad and on the way to La Paz. Just my A... hurts - hahaha
Wow! Madagaskar! Wanna go there one day too...enjoy!

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Hey! I'm going to La Paz in about two weeks.
Also on a mission to buy a cheap Chinese made bike.
What kind did you get?
Was it alright?
How was riding solo?
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Hey! I'm going to La Paz in about two weeks.
Also on a mission to buy a cheap Chinese made bike.
What kind did you get?
Was it alright?
How was riding solo?
Hi Flea,
I got a new Suzuki DR200 for my travels. I didn't dare to go for a chinese bike, cos I had no technical skills for Motorbikes. The solo traveling was cool. No problems at all.

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Here's a great story of a non-motorcyclist gal turned die-hard rider. And she started it all on a blue Chinese 150cc Peruvian motorcycle!

Have fun!

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