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Forum: Americas 10-18-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By Wump
maybe... just maybe

Signs point to yes. The boat is in the right vicinity at least.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-75.43957/centery:11.30577/zoom:8/oldmmsi:247334600/olddate:lastknown
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Twas a blast Lobo! Look forward to meeting up...

Twas a blast Lobo! Look forward to meeting up again sooner than later friend.
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
I've been working up to that jumping photo for...

I've been working up to that jumping photo for the whole trip :clap

Sorry to hear my struggle to balance onto of jugs in the cold didn't impress you as much :cry
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
The Ultimate Ride south. To the bottom. To Ushuaia!

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Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina to a windy sheep station in Chile.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Two months later, the siblings re-unite! Comodoro Rividavia, Argentina.

Jayne and I split up (http://ultimateride.ca/?p=6838) just after Christmas to allow me to wait for my clavicle to recover in Cusco. Two months later, I'd ridden from the north to the south of ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Double the pressure!

Double the fans, double the fun.
Coming right up, we'll get this done!
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3,155
Views: 614,420
Posted By Wump
Because of the 140-160$US Visa. That's why I...

Because of the 140-160$US Visa. That's why I didn't consider going, that's why many other riders I spoke with scratched it off their list too.
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Chasing Jayne, Covering Ground in Argentina

Trying for an early start in Monteros, the rain not subsiding, in fact increasing in fortitude though the night. Joe and I kept glancing to the sky for any sign of let up. It soon became apparent ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Indeed he is in Brazil. Tho I don't know what...

Indeed he is in Brazil. Tho I don't know what he's doing with himself since the shocking Soccerroo upset.

We rode together for a lot of kms. Solid chap. Fortunate to call him a friend.

I think...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
I do hate to leave the fan(s) waiting! Every...

I do hate to leave the fan(s) waiting!
Every now and then someone asks me about the trip and when I am going to finish the stories. The nagging does apply a hefty guilt trip. And it works.
I've...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Starting the slog south with Joe, Argentina.

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Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 1,257,470
Posted By Wump
Sorry I'm a little late to the party with suggestions here.

Yep, that sure sounds like Peru...
In Lima: the guys at Endurance Motors were a great help with whatever you might need ("Endurance Motors SAC" on Facebook). Talk to Cristian. They may have crates...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
On pause: Waiting for parts in La Quiaca, Argentina

One of the worst parts about breaking down and getting stuck in second gear, was that I now had to once again cross "the worst border in the world": the Villazon - La Quiaca border between Bolivia...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Stuck in second gear: Bolivia. Repost, BUT WITH PHOTOS!

I'll decorate this post with some photos as soon as I can, for now... (June 11th edit: Now with Photos!)

Sometimes you want to get somewhere, but it feels like you are stuck in second gear, and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Hmmm, perhaps you get a case of Bolivia belly...

Hmmm, perhaps you get a case of Bolivia belly midway down the road... and forgot to bring TP.
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Death road Bolivia

Death road: To ride down, or to ride up? That is the question.
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Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Photo Reflections on the end of Cusco, Peru

I spent a lot of time based in Cusco waiting for my bones to heal.


I met a lot of good people there. Sadly many bad ones too. Looking back it is unfortunate how the negative experiences still...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Bus problems, Dakar and getting robbed: Cusco to Salta and Back

I was stuck in Cusco waiting for my clavicle and rib to heal. The Dakar was soon to start and broken shoulder or not, I wasn't going to be this close and miss it. So I took a bus to Salta,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Thanks GSBruce! Well, it's less tedium than...

Thanks GSBruce!

Well, it's less tedium than I had feared, but certainly more than I have experienced in the past 20 months. And I haven't started back at work yet :wink:
There's something to be...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
The Jugs Rebuild

There is no video of the crash (http://ultimateride.ca/crashing-to-cusco-one-very-bad-day-and-all-that-comes-with-it/), but from the photos, road gouges, scratches and missing pieces, I've deduced...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Pins through skin, Phil in Cusco, Peru

Time to start the catch up on blogs...


From November 18th, when I crashed, to February 12th, 2014 I was based out of Cusco Peru. Waiting to heal. This was a frustrating time...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Time to get caught up.

Far, FAR overdue. How bout we start the catch up now then eh?
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Too right!! Couple times I was very close to...

Too right!! Couple times I was very close to yanking it myself. In the end I though better not to do anything that might mess with my insurance coverage of it all.
Still... would have been more fun...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Tore down the bike today and found the issue: ...

Tore down the bike today and found the issue:

Broken "shift shaft return spring".
Fortunately accessible by the right engine cover, and no case split required.
Unfortunately while taking off the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Loving Bolivia, Stuck in Second Gear: Phil's tale of Bolivia

I’ll decorate this post with some photos as soon as I can, for now…
Sometimes you want to get somewhere, but it feels like you are stuck in second gear, and just can’t get there as fast as you...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
If the clavicle was stronger, something else...

If the clavicle was stronger, something else would have broken :wink:.

It's doing much better now with that pin out. Still sore after a couple long slow days on the dirt, but at least not bleeding...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
"Señor Stabby", my irritating clavicle pin, removed in Bolivia

Just a quick update before I hit the road south. Had one of my two pins removed today, the one that had been causing me much discomfort. And occasional mild blood loss.

Here's the video of the...
Forum: Latin America 02-17-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,154
Posted By Wump
Spot on description of how it is meant to work....

Spot on description of how it is meant to work. Glad the system worked properly for someone!



Sheltered in that you didn't encounter any of the rampant corruption.
And I don't dispute there...
Forum: Latin America 02-17-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,154
Posted By Wump
I could easily spend a month up around Huaraz and...

I could easily spend a month up around Huaraz and North. Absolutely amazing scenes up there.
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Frustration in Peru: An Update from Phil

I fell off my bike. We got some owies.


From getting an xray "just in case" to having surgery 4 hours later. Five days in the hospital. But I have been through this before.
In 2010 I broke my ...
Forum: Latin America 02-10-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,154
Posted By Wump
You had a special, somehow sheltered, experience....

You had a special, somehow sheltered, experience.
Peru IS overrun by corruption. Talk to any peruvian family about their thoughts on the police and the government and their experience dealing with...
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,154
Posted By Wump
True words

I've just been through all the hoops related to (nearly) overstaying my temporary import permit here in Peru, and Dean74 is spot on.

His "moral of the story: don't overstay." is correct.
There is...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
I got 10 000km on the TKC's. Far more than I...

I got 10 000km on the TKC's. Far more than I expected given their reputation, and my weight.
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Repairs and bears in Lima, Peru (there were no bears)

Riding to Lima was fantastic. Riding in Lima... Different story. Fortunately we ditched the bikes at the shop and took the bus most of our time there.
The ride to Lima from Huaraz is fantastic...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
The rides of Huaraz, Peru

Fun rides abound in Peru apparently. After Tom and I saved lives (http://ultimateride.ca/fake-money-and-real-friends-mancora-peru/)on our ride in Mancora, we now had another highly recommended ride...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Staying with Mr Crazy: Pomalca, Near Chiclayo, Peru

Trying to sleep while a grown man weeps uncontrollably beside you is difficult. But life isn´t always easy.
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Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 1,257,470
Posted By Wump
Love it! We too took profound pleasure taking the...

Love it! We too took profound pleasure taking the swerve to the right each "pee-ah-HAY!".
Colombia gets so much better (and especially comfortably cooler) once in the mountains.
Phil
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
The Hungry Bank Machine, and less hungry turtle: Zorritos, Peru

After our face-paint-fun border crossing, we ran out of light before our intended destination of Mancora, so stopped in Zorritos. Due to a hungry bank machine, this stop would last longer than...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,607
Posted By Wump
Merry christmas guys! Next time you cross a...

Merry christmas guys! Next time you cross a border, I recommend the face paint. By far the best border so far! That said, part of my delay at getting cash was trying to walk into a bank while they...
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