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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-07-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,378
Posted By Venturello
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By Venturello
Thanks 'Gadget Boy', good tips. Yes here with the...

Thanks 'Gadget Boy', good tips. Yes here with the VIN you can also go to BMW and check the services. So changing the mileage ain't easy. It's the Colombian in me, buying a 2nd hand car in Colombia is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By Venturello
A question - is it easy to 'change' the mileage...

A question - is it easy to 'change' the mileage on the 1200GS? Not a lot of foul play happening in this country, but still - a 4000 kms '07 bike is a little 'too good to be true'.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By Venturello
Hi Marty :D Thanks for comments. Will go...

Hi Marty :D

Thanks for comments. Will go today to see as well a '07 bike with 4300 kms. Why that few? 'Because I am old and don't ride much'. Don't know... anyway, it's a January 07 bike, 3000...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By Venturello
What to look for in a '05 R1200GS?

Hello all! Always with riding in my heart, now after a 5 year long (wow that long!) hiatus I am looking now to buy another bike. More so living now next door to the alps!

Went last week and...
Forum: Europe 11-15-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By Venturello
Question Selecting bike (1200 vs 800 GS) - How is offroading in Switzerland? Legal...?

Hello all - now finally after a year in lovely Switzerland outlook is better and we might stay here for the long run. And finances also looking better so might buy a bike.

Over a year ago I asked ...
Forum: Europe 10-19-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By Venturello
Hi Grumpy, thanks for the reply - yes very much,...

Hi Grumpy, thanks for the reply - yes very much, I want to try offroading (for a start, never done it!) now that I wont ride much with the wife and my rides will be limited to a day or two at most......
Forum: Europe 09-09-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By Venturello
Thanks all for your answers! So you say its not...

Thanks all for your answers! So you say its not going to be like last weekend, beautifully sunny with scantily clad swiss sunbathing by the lake??? :rofl

Maybe I was a little unrealistic!

For...
Forum: Europe 09-05-2008, 06:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By Venturello
Motorcycling year round in Switzerland - safe, realistic?

Hi all - there is a possibility I will move to Switzerland within the month. Went there last week... great weather, beautiful country, wonderful roads, and many bikes. Curiously, bikes (and cars, and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-25-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 191,963
Posted By Venturello
Thanks again for reporting! What a wonderful...

Thanks again for reporting! What a wonderful trip. New bike looks much better than previous, and sure will make for a much more enjoyable ride - congrats! Also good you can find so many parts for it,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-24-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
Another cool island was reported on the Ilhabela...

Another cool island was reported on the Ilhabela section of the trip - Ihla das Cabras - a picture Dale took that show its helipad, wondering what it was. From googling around, it appears to be an...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-08-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
Amazing pictures Dale, your trip does not stop...

Amazing pictures Dale, your trip does not stop surprising me. This island, the whole coast of Brazil looks, as you say, gorgeous. Surprised me a lot, didn't expect Brazil to be so beautiful (and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-04-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 191,963
Posted By Venturello
Wow, what an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing,...

Wow, what an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing, showing us a part of the world many of us probably wont see!

I was amazed at how beautiful Lijiang is. Take a look at this picture gallery:
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-04-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,081
Posted By Venturello
Awesome report! A trip of a lifetime - loved the...

Awesome report! A trip of a lifetime - loved the end. M80, all for yourself!

Alpha, many companies rent beemers in Spain, google for them. Iberian Moto Tours is the most respected.

Thanks for...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-04-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By Venturello
Hola Nico - que bien encontrarme otro colombiano...

Hola Nico - que bien encontrarme otro colombiano por aquí!

Sorry for the spanish all! Very nice to see a report of a bike trip in my country! Last year I covered this same region with my wife in a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-29-2007, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
Glad you guys are fine. To be honest, they could...

Glad you guys are fine. To be honest, they could have been a bunch of friendly Brazilians and just wanted to stop you to chat about the bike, trip - the gun is just a status symbol, or to defend...
Forum: Regional Forums 04-15-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,470
Posted By Venturello
Lucky you! World ride! Alaska, US... bah,...

Lucky you!

World ride! Alaska, US... bah, that's boring. See StrikingViking's thread... WorldRiders, or Dale's one above (his latest pictures from Brazil looks amazing).

Have fun... post some...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-25-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
The same! Be happy beautiful couple, enjoy, be...

The same! Be happy beautiful couple, enjoy, be safe!! Have fun! :evil
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-16-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 22,668
Posted By Venturello
Amazing trip report with beautiful pictures from...

Amazing trip report with beautiful pictures from such a gorgeous country. Thanks for sharing! :clap
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-06-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
Quick comment on your last post - yes, you are...

Quick comment on your last post - yes, you are VERY lucky Dale. Me, at 30 year, hope very much (and will try my best to do so - but its hard, having 2 kids and all the responsabilities) to be able to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-05-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
Those last reports, before the crash... you...

Those last reports, before the crash... you transmit very well how happy you are feeling - its the trip of a lifetime, and you seem to be enjoying it to the fullest. Congratulations! Very happy for...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-04-2007, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
I am very happy that incident didnt turn out into...

I am very happy that incident didnt turn out into an accident - just a jeese case, when it could have been a ruined bike/trip/health or worst. Again, glad it is going so well!! And as always, thanks...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-07-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 236,270
Posted By Venturello
Amazing, amazing pictures sambor1965, thanks for...

Amazing, amazing pictures sambor1965, thanks for sharing. Like another world! Would love to see more pics, but understand its your time - thanks for what you have posted.

Such a wonderful trip!...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-04-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,361
Posted By Venturello
Wow, thanks, what a great report from (precisely)...

Wow, thanks, what a great report from (precisely) the other side of the world (it is the antipode of Spain!).

This is a country I want to visit some day, and I hope to do it on two wheels. Envy...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-02-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 56,534
Posted By Venturello
Nice your trip through Colombia went so well -...

Nice your trip through Colombia went so well - must people avoid it altogether. The roads are much safer now since Uribe is the president - as you mention he has done a lot to keep the guerrillas at...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-23-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
YES! Thanks for 'bringing us again' on this new...

YES! Thanks for 'bringing us again' on this new section of your trip, its been great to follow you and now to see you back on the road. Thanks again and best of luck - with the preparations these 12...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-26-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 21,071
Posted By Venturello
Amazing trip, thanks for sharing! Please keep...

Amazing trip, thanks for sharing! Please keep updating it, will be very interesting seeing how it goes. I am originally from Colombia, and one of the things I want to do someday is a trip following...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-09-2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,720
Posted By Venturello
Wow. WOW. Thanks, how nice. Reminds me, I cannot...

Wow. WOW. Thanks, how nice. Reminds me, I cannot leave Europe without taking a ride through the alps.

Is there any way you can let some of us get a higher quality version? In either of them......
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-13-2006, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,971
Views: 517,990
Posted By Venturello
Darn Alan. darn! What's up with Bolivia, made it...

Darn Alan. darn! What's up with Bolivia, made it all the way down the continent and now this, twice! Glad you are ok, that this time it was no big deal. Plain bad luck, just recover quick and head...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-11-2006, 11:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,832
Posted By Venturello
Thanks!

Thanks! One of the best ride reports I've read in a long time. Thanks for sharing!! :clap
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-10-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 50,169
Posted By Venturello
From seeing those pics of traffic jams... I feel...

From seeing those pics of traffic jams... I feel so bad for you guys that cant lane split.... must be terrible on a bike :eek1 , that has never happened to me as here splitting is no problem...
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-15-2006, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
Damn Dale. Damn... I am so glad things didnt turn...

Damn Dale. Damn... I am so glad things didnt turn as bad as they could...

Your 'day in hell' is a joke next to this. I am very glad this turned out in a relatively good way for you. Its the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-02-2006, 04:03 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 47,198
Posted By Venturello
:clap Thanks for sharing! What a ride!!

:clap Thanks for sharing! What a ride!!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-27-2006, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
:lurk :lurk :tb Thanks Dale - glad you are...

:lurk :lurk :tb

Thanks Dale - glad you are enjoying BA, more so after the difficult intro!! :)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-19-2006, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
Then USE the taxis! Seriously... avoid the risk...

Then USE the taxis! Seriously... avoid the risk and hassle... would suck to have you hurt or loose time cause of a bike repair, etc. Use the taxis for the city, they are cheap, very available of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-07-2006, 05:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,130
Posted By Venturello
Fuck, how terrible... felt shivers reading the...

Fuck, how terrible... felt shivers reading the description of what happened in their web page - I follow many world riders on their trips (not them), so they felt almost as friends...

Makes me...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-06-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
With the seals and pinguins, yeah, was a shame...

With the seals and pinguins, yeah, was a shame you didnt bring the zoom lenses... but with the locals... :rabia a zoom lense would have been interesting! Any more close-up pictures?
:1drink :D
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-31-2006, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
Love the pictures - thanks for sharing...

Love the pictures - thanks for sharing FlyingAvanti (and the Red Hair on the back too! :D). As always, so thankful you taking the trouble!

I always follow your trips reading online on the places...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-22-2006, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
Very interesting, and similar situation to other...

Very interesting, and similar situation to other isolated places. If you say 'fresh' seafood, then is it it not frozen and sent through cargo boat? Is it flown to customer countries?

Gracias por...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-21-2006, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 587,110
Posted By Venturello
One of your most amazing reports yet. And as far...

One of your most amazing reports yet. And as far as I am concerned, I do get a feeling for the remoteness. What do these places live from? Subsistance fishing, I guess?

Thanks for sharing :clap
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