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Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
Well Wishes

Hi All,

Thanks for all the well wishes. I tried to take the bus down to Ushuaia and managed to lose my passport so I am back in Rio Grande stuck in TDF until I can figure out how to get another...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2009, 03:43 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
no idea what happened

I really don't know what happened and they haven't been able to tell me. I haven't even seen my bike yet. I am guessing I slid over on the gravel.

I had thought that I would finish the last...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
Season's Greetings from A Hospital in Argentina

Hola,

I would have to say that this time of the year has never been a favourite of mine. But having woken up after five days in intensive care in a hospital where I can't speak the language with...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
The Tank

Actually when I was trying to sell the bike someone posted that after I had done my 50-60,000km that all my bike would be good for is parts. I was tempted to have it shipped to Australia and ride...
Forum: Europe 11-26-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 50,381
Posted By sunflowers
Back in Blighty

I usually spend my time looking in the Latin American forum as I have been riding a Suzuki DR650 from Alaska to Argentina. I got to Buenos Aires on Monday and after riding for a year I am totally...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
Going Home

I took your advice and I am going home for a week and a half to sit some interviews and see my friends. I am hoping that the shot of familiarity will help me come back and enjoy going to the HUBB...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
Feel free to have your wife email me and I can...

Feel free to have your wife email me and I can try and convince her if I could manage by myself that she will be fine with you to protect her.

It is enough work to keep my blog up that sometimes I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
Ok, I can't help it

I had a look at all your other posts and they are really positive. But to my fairly inoffensive (I thought) environmental one I get sarcasm. Is it cause I am kiwi :1drink
Forum: Latin America 11-20-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By sunflowers
El Salvador

My crossing into El Salvador was fine and I don't think I paid anything (this was my blog entry about the crossing http://argentina2alaska.co.uk/blog/?p=583 It was Honduras that was expensive ($48 -...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
Yep

I agree. After a year on the road I am really looking forward to getting to the bottom and finally going home. I am tempted to skip the bottom as I am getting to the stage where I am just not...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
Motorbikers, you gotta love them

Hola All,

I crossed into Uruguay a few days ago. It turns out that there was a bikers meet up in Northern Uruguay (5000 bikes from 230 bike clubs) so when I was riding towards the Brazil/Uruguay...
Forum: Latin America 11-20-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By sunflowers
I am in Uruguay right now, I will send you a...

I am in Uruguay right now, I will send you a message as it would be nice to meet a fellow motorbike traveler. In the year I have been on the road I have only met half a dozen which isn't many.
...
Forum: Latin America 11-09-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By sunflowers
maybe not so warm

I never went to the Esmeralda in Ecuador but most of the beaches in Peru and Ecuador weren't warm when I was there though might be better in Dec as it is their summer.

I must admit that I totally...
Forum: Latin America 10-21-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By sunflowers
Asunción and Across

btw if anyone has any doubts about riding through Paraguay it seemed safe though the first police stop was a bit grumpy. I really liked hanging out in Asunción. Lovely people and the city reminded...
Forum: Latin America 10-21-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By sunflowers
What is the weather in the South of South America?

Hi,

I have just ridden through Paraguay (safe as houses though pretty grumpy police) to Iguazu Falls and the bloke at the campground said that it is raining here all the time and there is rain...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
Bolivia

When I started this trip I used to joke that I didn't want to ride in Bolivia. As I was originally going to buy a bike from someone that then had a head on with a truck in Bolivia (he survived but...
Forum: Latin America 10-12-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By sunflowers
Thanks

Hey Sandino,

It looks like I am on my way to Paraguay. Who would have thought I would make it this far (c;

I am going from Asunción to the falls so might pass by where you live if you fancy a...
Forum: Latin America 10-08-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,822
Posted By sunflowers
Down to the Bottom

Hi All,

I am in Bolivia and am trying to figure out the best way of getting to Ushuaia so thanks to everyone that posted their information here.

Does anyone else have an idea of how long it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
Riding in Peru is Insane

I just thought I would post the entry from my blog about riding in Peru.

I had 560kms (350 miles) to do in order to get to the next major city. This isn’t a problem when you are on big straight...
Forum: Latin America 08-31-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By sunflowers
Still got life in her

Hi Roberto,

Thanks for the interest. I must admit that after reading it I felt bad for the sake of my little bike that has carried me 23000 miles with no issues at all, that her life would be...
Forum: Latin America 08-31-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By sunflowers
Brazil's on the map

Hi Lucio,

I actually hadn't planned to visit Brazil but you and Paula just put it on my route. I think I might pop over to São Paulo and maybe leave my bike there and visit Rio by bus. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
In Peru

Hey All,

Just to let you know that I am doing well. I crossed into Peru a couple of days ago and so far so good. I had a close call just before leaving Ecuador where I almost went over a cliff...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
Drunk rambling, everyone is allowed to, but online should you?

A lot of people say that a big trip like this helps you find yourself. But for me traveling is an excuse to escape trying to have what you perceive is a happy life (close family and good friends). ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
Two Wheels Through Terror

I spent a day chilling in Quito reading 'Two Wheels Through Terror' Striking Viking's book about being captured in Colombia. I must admit that I found the description of his trip apart from the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 1,066,130
Posted By sunflowers
And in Mexico

I thought this was pretty cute in Mexico

http://www.argentina2alaska.co.uk/pictures/2008-12-16-09.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 1,066,130
Posted By sunflowers
Colombia & Trinidad and Tobago

In Colombia I have loads of pictures of the polica (or maybe they are the military - I don't know) as I took a photo every time I was stopped.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,516,946
Posted By sunflowers
Wicked Ride

Hi Nathan and Dot,

Bloody brilliant. Have just spent a lazy afternoon reading your RR instead of doing the oil change and new headlight lamp that I need in order to leave Quito. I blame it on...
Forum: Latin America 08-08-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 35,618
Posted By sunflowers
A big thanks

Hi Mike and Diane,

Thanks heaps for all the help you gave me while I was in Cali. The extra week I got in Colombia when you helped me extend my bike permit was one of the best I had. I also...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
A little thank you to my bike

Thanks. I think my bike is awesome. And the fuel leak is because I had an external fuel filter fitted in Bogotá and they stuffed it up.

This is a picture of us in Ecuador. Arctic circle to the...
Forum: Canada 08-08-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By sunflowers
Can anyone recommend a good online store for DR650 parts?

Hola,

I am currently riding my DR650 from Alaska to Argentina. My sister is studying in Calgary and is going to come down and visit me in Lima. I want her to bring a bunch of bike bits out for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,993
Posted By sunflowers
In Ecuador

Hey All,

Yep, I know I haven't been keeping up my ride report. It is hard enough writing up my blog. Having fun takes time.

Just got back to Quito from the Galapagos and have to do an oil...
Forum: Latin America 08-08-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By sunflowers
One DR650

I am going to try and sell my bike at the end of the year when I get to Argentina if you are interested. It is a DR650. You can see pictures on my website www.alaska2argentina.com

Cheers,...
Forum: Latin America 07-13-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By sunflowers
DR650 For Sale in Argentina/Chile January 2010

I am currently riding a 2008 DR650 from Alaska to Argentina and want to sell it once I get to TDF. It is a US registered bike and I thought that if the buyer was American I can send you the title...
Forum: Latin America 07-08-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By sunflowers
Brazil

Hello,

I should be going to southern brazil.

Annette
Forum: Latin America 07-08-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By sunflowers
Brazil

Hello,

I should be going to southern brazil.

Annette
Forum: Latin America 07-08-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By sunflowers
Barichara

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Forum: Latin America 06-28-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By sunflowers
Brilliant

That is great news. Thanks for letting me know. I look forward to visiting the country.

Annette
Forum: Latin America 06-27-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By sunflowers
Paraguay in October

Hi,

I am looking to cross to Brazil/Argentina from Bolivia through Paraguay for the last couple weeks of October/early November. Is it rainy season in Paraguay at that time of the year and will...
Forum: Latin America 06-27-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By sunflowers
Vehicle Registration

So far I have only been asked for my vehicle registration rather than my title. But that was mainly through central america.
Forum: Latin America 06-23-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 32,810
Posted By sunflowers
Dec 08

I rode it in December 08 and it seemed fine. There were bits that looked like construction had recently finished as there was no lane markings but other than that it was a lovely road although very...
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