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Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By advFord
already dreaming of the next one. I'm happy with...

already dreaming of the next one. I'm happy with the X and I'd take it around the world.
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

I wanted to get to Buenos Aires but knowing that would be the final stop of this adventure, I didn’t want to get there quite yet. I’ve regularly used the standard traveler’s guide Lonely Planet to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Sorry it's taken so long to reply. I can only...

Sorry it's taken so long to reply. I can only focus on one thing at a time.
My responses in blue below!


send me the RR link or a just a photo when you're on your adventure. Buen Viaje! - Dan
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
back at it

Hey everyone! I'm finally back in southern California after 6 weeks traveling 9,000 miles around the US filming for work. I'll now have time to finish my RR to tell the rest of the story as well as...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
soft luggage. no question. I love the Giant Loop...

soft luggage. no question. I love the Giant Loop panniers. I gave them quite the beating and they held up. I mean I wasn't doing sledding on wet asphalt like you but I did put them down on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Alta Gracia, Argentina

Alta Gracia is a small town less than one hour south of Córdoba city. A well paved four lane highway cuts through the flat farm land which makes for a fast yet otherwise forgettable ride. The town...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Great question. I definitely met more...

Great question. I definitely met more moto-travelers who were roughly around my age, 30. So it was more circumstance. It was also about schedules and where we stayed. Most of the older riders I met...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Ben - congrats on getting that bike back on the...

Ben - congrats on getting that bike back on the road. Where'd you ride/camp?
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Thanks for following. That's a lot of catching up...

Thanks for following. That's a lot of catching up you did. Getting home from a trip to Boston and Austin tonight so I'll be writing another post on the plane home tonight. Stay tuned.
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
I did not have a clean page for every border. In...

I did not have a clean page for every border. In fact for the last few borders I had to ask them to put up to six or seven stamps per page (and they did). I ended up with 18 stamps from...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
What a great afternoon hanging with a dozen...

What a great afternoon hanging with a dozen southern california ADVers.
Great to see Joel and Leo again and to meet so many more of you. I'll be back in September, now we gotta ride together. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Look forward to hanging with NSFW, CollinsB,...

Look forward to hanging with NSFW, CollinsB, libratrades, KilO, DCMSpikes,Scubalong, M1 Jeep, and mnsty tomorrow at the BBQ in Costa Mesa. Call or text if you need anything 714-three one seven 31721....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-25-2014, 11:24 PM
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Views: 2,951,174
Posted By advFord
Great! See you there!

Great! See you there!
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 08:01 PM
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Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Thanks to everyone who's sent an RSVP for...

Thanks to everyone who's sent an RSVP for Saturday's BBQ in Costa Mesa.
If anyone else wants to come just let me know! See you Saturday. Thanks to those who donated. No obligation! Anyone is welcome...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-24-2014, 08:00 PM
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Views: 2,951,174
Posted By advFord
Great! Anyone is welcome just shoot me a message...

Great! Anyone is welcome just shoot me a message to RSVP to keep the board free.
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
The Seven Waterfalls La Falda, Argentina

Wanting to leave the city behind, I took a day ride north to see a different area of the state of Córdoba. My host, Martin, mentioned a few places to the north that were worth riding to so I picked...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Enjoy the camping trip. That sounds great. I'm...

Enjoy the camping trip. That sounds great. I'm hoping to do a few small trips this fall around SoCal.

And thank you for offering your print services. I'll follow up with you later! Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Hey! Still working on finishing the RR about the...

Hey! Still working on finishing the RR about the last 5 weeks of the trip. Almost there! I meant to just write in Buenos Aires but I became far too distracted with other things in the city. :evil ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Sundays are better days for transmission work....

Sundays are better days for transmission work. Saturdays for riding or bbqs. :1drink I'll most likely be doing a bigger event in the fall hopefully with a photo exhibit at a gallery. Keep following.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-22-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31,414
Views: 2,951,174
Posted By advFord
Local ADV Riders BBQ This Saturday in Costa Mesa

I just returned from my 8 month-20,000 mile ride from Orange County to Argentina and I'm inviting local riders over for a BBQ in Costa Mesa this Saturday. The details are over on my RR here...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Local ADV Riders BBQ This Saturday in Costa Mesa

Places Beyond - ADV Rider BBQ This Saturday

After 8 months of riding 20,000 miles through 14 countries from California to Argentina it's time to kick back and have an American BBQ. The Ride Report...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Ok, I've heard from enough to move forward with...

Ok, I've heard from enough to move forward with it. Plan on Saturday afternoon. I'll post details soon. All are welcome! stay tuned! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
BBQ this Saturday?

before I post a wider invite I wanted to see who on here could come by for a BBQ this Saturday afternoon in Costa Mesa? :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Cordoba, Argentina

Arriving in Córdoba, Argentina’s second largest city, I rode down busy streets lined with trees beginning to show their autumn colors. The city of 1 million is one of the more well kept that I’ve...
Forum: Latin America 07-19-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 85,450
Posted By advFord
Rest in Peace, Harry! Thinking of his friends and...

Rest in Peace, Harry! Thinking of his friends and family tonight. He seemed like a great guy and no doubt will be missed.
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 31,162
Posted By advFord
Matt are you still on the road? I"m back in...

Matt are you still on the road? I"m back in California now. Next time you make it over here let me know! Cheers buddy
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 72,277
Posted By advFord
http://placesbeyond.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04...

http://placesbeyond.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/IMG_6241.jpg

Couldn't have met a better group at the end of the world than you, Jayne, Phil, and Joe. The food and alcohol expenses more than...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
The RR Continues - Riding North to Córdoba

San Rafael, San Luis, to Córdoba, Argentina</h2>
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Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Spent a good hour today hanging out with local...

Spent a good hour today hanging out with local inmate Leo (libratrades). I passed off my paper maps from my trip to him. Stoked to hear from now three XChallenge riders heading south!

a date for...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
morning friends of the RR. I'm back in...

morning friends of the RR.

I'm back in southern california and wow is it hard to sit down at a computer and write when it's perfect beach weather. the updates will come eventually. in the mean...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
haha and I need some good American beer. It helps...

haha and I need some good American beer. It helps me write better. Donations excepted. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Hey! I'm working on the rest of the blog. I have...

Hey! I'm working on the rest of the blog. I have a bunch of posts for the ride and then end of trip conclusion things to work on. I'll post about that.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
My sincerest apologies friends! I returned home...

My sincerest apologies friends! I returned home for my best friend's wedding and have been busy in the mountains of Colorado for that big celebration. I'll get back to the ride report soon! - Dan...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,780
Posted By advFord
Hey Mark! Are you guys still out there?

Hey Mark! Are you guys still out there?
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Hahaha. oh the shart. Surprisingly that's been...

Hahaha. oh the shart. Surprisingly that's been the only occurrence of an upset stomach on the entire trip.

There's still plenty of ways to travel south on wild routes. Follow the Two Moto Kiwis...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Thanks for the suggestion.

Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Hey! The GL Fandango is a great tankbag. ...

Hey!

The GL Fandango is a great tankbag.
I think a did a very poor seam sealer so it wasn't that water proof but, it it just lined it with a plastic ziploc and kept most of my things in a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Thanks, Donnie! Good to hear from you.

Thanks, Donnie! Good to hear from you.
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Cañon del Atuel, Valle Grande Argentina

Bored in San Rafael I took a day to check out the area just south of the city. Not more than an hour away is Valle Grande and Cañon del Atuel. Riding alongside the Rio Atuel the road twists and turns...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 97,178
Posted By advFord
Through the middle. San Martin, Neuquen, San Rafael

San Martin de Los Andes, Neuquén, to San Rafael</h2>
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