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Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,566
Posted By FateMaker
To the West

After 2 weeks on a bottom bunk in an 8 person room being eaten alive by skeeeters, I'd had enough of that shit. So when I parted ways with Mat, I shacked up alone for 2 days in a decent hotel in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,566
Posted By FateMaker
Back to the Past

I had some great times those first two weeks in Santiago, Chile. Most importantly I learned, holy shit I can do this! Successfully shipped a Harley from the US to Chile, got it out of customs,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,566
Posted By FateMaker
and so...

I think I'm ready to continue the story
Forum: Latin America 02-06-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,215
Posted By FateMaker
should be ok

im changing my name and flying to Buenos Aires for plastic surgery, that outta do it
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,215
Posted By FateMaker
there's no court date but...

He just told me I could show up on Monday, but there is a date of Feb 15 2013 written on it, leading me to believe they expect me to show up by that date.
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,215
Posted By FateMaker
148 km in a 120

any idea how much that would cost? He told me I had to present myself before a tribunal (bum bum bummmm) somewhere near Chillan (near KM 913 on Ruta 5 to be exact), I didn't understand his directions...
Forum: Latin America 02-02-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,215
Posted By FateMaker
my conscience is always clear

The truth is, a lot of things have crossed my mind. We may have different ideas about what responsibility is but that's okay. I'm not a legalistic person but I am also not a reckless rider by any...
Forum: Latin America 02-02-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,215
Posted By FateMaker
Chilean carabineros took my license

Anyone know--if the carabineros in Chile took my driver's license and gave me a speeding ticket, if I don't show up but try to cross the border/ship the bike/fly out of the country am I going to have...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,566
Posted By FateMaker
back to the past

I landed in Santiago on November 27th, so I'm a little behind on the story. I had about a week and a half before the bike would arrive so I busied myself with cervesas and completos. I met some great...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,566
Posted By FateMaker
just back from Antarctica

more to come...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/86501373@N08/8332518573/" title="DSC04425 by Fatemaker27, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8503/8332518573_07750506dc.jpg"...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,566
Posted By FateMaker
Happy end of the world!

So I'm getting on a boat tomorrow for 10 days and won't be updating during that time. I'll try to find some time later today to actually get into the South America part of the trip, but here's...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,566
Posted By FateMaker
whoa...

Man you just blew my mind with all that. I'm a new rider who knows f-all about my own bike and somehow I've managed just fine, learning as I go. And I've made no significant modifications to my...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,566
Posted By FateMaker
MN to Miami

So as I said, I left on the 22nd of October, and hit my first batch of rain, lucky me. My boots are the only waterproof items of clothing I brought. I made it to Caseyville, Illinois that night. I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,566
Posted By FateMaker
Chile, Argentina and ??? on a SPORTY!

I figured I should just get started on this. I've been typing it up as I go along trying to make it pretty but then realized how stupid it is that I haven't posted anything. I plan to write the bulk...
Forum: Latin America 12-06-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By FateMaker
Haha

That's great then I'll be in Chile. Rock on!
Forum: Latin America 12-05-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By FateMaker
Anyone in Viedma for the HU meetup?

I'm a couple days early. Anyone in town want to grab drinks an dinner tonight or Thursday? First round is on me!

-Dave
Forum: Latin America 11-25-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,828
Posted By FateMaker
Ushuaia bike storage

I'm booking a cruise from 23 Dec to 1 Jan, also curious about a place to store the bike. I should arrive by the 21st and be game for meetups as well.

Dave
Forum: Latin America 11-09-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By FateMaker
glacier, hot springs, penguins

Hey dude, I did an excursion last week where we hiked up a glacier and sat in some hot springs after. If you want to do it yourself you can metro + bus it or rent a car and drive to San Jose de Maipo...
Forum: Latin America 11-01-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By FateMaker
Matt

I left my email address next to your iPhone! Davidmkarlson@gmail.com
Hit me up on Facebook or something if you're still in town
Forum: Latin America 10-27-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 28,021
Posted By FateMaker
Drinking buddy in Santiago

Im just a 29 year old dude from Minnesota in Santiago, waiting for my bike to ship in (Nov 5th Gaston?). Who wants to grab a beer (or 9)? My Spanish sucks but Im getting by :)

-Dave
Forum: Latin America 10-22-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By FateMaker
Thanks!

I'll check em out
Forum: Latin America 10-19-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By FateMaker
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By FateMaker
Nearly there

All right let's wrap up this glorious tale...

We woke the next morning, 8-sh, and left Winter Park, backtracking on 40 to 70. We were to meet my cousin Phil on Central City Parkway. I asked him to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By FateMaker
So now where to?

I did some searching the next morning (soul and google) to pick out our route. We planned to meet my cousin Phil the next day, either in Denver or wherever we ended up in the mountains. I am a lover...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By FateMaker
Aspen and Leadville

We left BV that morning and headed for Aspen. I amused myself for much of the ride by thinking of Dumb and Dumber quotes ("Killer boots, man!").

All bundled up
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Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By FateMaker
Bv

I was pretty tired and flustered by this point. It started raining soft but hard enough to be annoying with an open face helmet. I was making stupid mistakes like shifting from first to neutral and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By FateMaker
next

And then there was nothing standing between us and Pikes Peak. Part of the way up Ang mentioned that her car was overheating, so we decided to park the car and both ride the bike up. The switchbacks...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By FateMaker
Ro-ads. Roods

It was Sunday and we rode from Hill City, South Dakota to Castle Rock, Colorado. A gorgeous ride, relatively uneventful except for a couple things. Shortly after we crossed into Wyoming the left side...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By FateMaker
This trip was basically a test run for the South...

This trip was basically a test run for the South America trip I plan to take in the Fall, so a lot was hinging on this trip. Am I cut out for this sort of thing? Would I even enjoy it? What really...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By FateMaker
life is good

Here's probably the time to tell you that I am not an experienced rider. I'm 28 years old and bought my first bike last year. And living in MN, we don't have a whole lot of months to ride. Add to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By FateMaker
uh oh

We rode a bit more and took the turnoff for the Badlands. My first trip out here was last year for Sturgis, but everyone in the group I was with had been there before and had no plans to stop. But...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By FateMaker
We rode until about 9:30 that night and arrived...

We rode until about 9:30 that night and arrived in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We both brought camping gear and intended to camp most of the trip (you'll see how that works out for us) but we figured...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By FateMaker
MN to the mountains

Yes it was spur of the moment. Not completely spur of the moment. It started on Facebook. I was feeling wander-lusty. I posted a Facebook status communicating such. Within minutes, Facebook was kind...
Forum: Americas 08-26-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,646
Posted By FateMaker
This is funny but not haha funny...

I exchanged emails with Fritz (or whoever runs his email) at 5:30 PM CST on Monday, July 2nd, which is apparently the day Fritz the Cat sank. I guess I'll be seeking alternate transport...
Forum: Americas 07-02-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,243
Posted By FateMaker
takeoff

I plan to start trip to Ushuaia about the 17th of October. Aiming for 14-20 days to get to Panama. I don't plan to take many off days but then again spontaneity is the key to this trip.
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 181,813
Posted By FateMaker
wow...

and just like that, you dealt my "facade" a punishing blow...lot's to think about
Forum: Americas 03-19-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,243
Posted By FateMaker
:d

It's still 7-8 months away but you guys are getting me excited!!! "I almost feel like riverdancing."

Projected blast off is anywhere from the week of 10OCT (also my birthday week, and when I'll...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,243
Posted By FateMaker
Denver

My cousin may join me for Mexico and Central America and he lives in Denver, but he's a big maybe. We would meet in San Antonio and cross the border in Nuevo Laredo. I'll keep posting as I nail...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 818,763
Posted By FateMaker
Heated AND cushioned grips?

I can't seem to find grips that are both heated and well-cushioned/ergonomic, does anyone have anything like this? Me carpal tunnel be acting up again and I like toasty fingers.
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 818,763
Posted By FateMaker
thank you!!!

thank you!!!
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