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Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,656
Views: 761,697
Posted By Rosie!
I think I've changed my mind about that. I'm...

I think I've changed my mind about that. I'm pretty sure this is the little town where we stopped for fuel that day
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Cry Days 33+ ... Homeward bound

The day started with an excellent breakfast including real coffee, wholemeal bread, several flavours of jam and fresh juice, and scrambled eggs cooked in olive oil.

We could get used to this
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Day 32 - nearly there

We continued north along the coast through the scenic little villages of Curanipe and Pelluhue, and took a little tour of the one-way streets of Constitucion looking for fuel. Constitucion is a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Day 31 - Mountains to the Sea

The next morning dawned clear and very nearly frosty and we had a bit of a hiccup trying to pay for our stay in the near-deserted campsite. There was no-one around and for some reason we thought the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Yes, we certainly packed a lot in. Some days of...

Yes, we certainly packed a lot in. Some days of writing up the report, I've had to go back and double check if that much stuff really all happened in one day, or if I'd accidentally merged two days...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Thumb Day 30 - back into the mountains

Between us and Santiago was the productive heart of Chile, hundreds of kilometers of farms, forestry, orchards, with the four-laned Ruta 5 running right through the middle. Boring :snore. Fortunately...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Bluhduh Day 29 - in the rain

We awoke to the sound of rain outside, and it was looking pretty grim as we ate the standard breakfast of bread, jam and instant coffee at the Residencial. Fortunately they had a carport we could...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Laugh Day 24 - Escape from Argentina

The next day dawned fine and calm, and we had a very pleasant view over the lake for our breakfast

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/Kawa_Rosie/South%20America/P1040552b_zpsjhyhnxuj.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Talking Day 24 - On the road again

The next day dawned sunny and wind-free. After another delicious breakfast of espresso coffee and porridge with quince paste, Colin needed to change his rear tyre, but didn't like the idea of hanging...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Day 22 - living in Esperanza (hope)

The day dawned pretty windy, but we were still keen to get some gasolina and get on the road. The breakfast offerings at the hotel were pretty limited - plain croissants or biscuits, so it was back...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Day 21

We decided to do a short day walk near the camping ground, to avoid having to figure out what to do with gear etc.
We rode to Lago Nordenskjold (we're just getting the hang of Spanish and Mapuche...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Day 16 - The Beer Hunt

Clint's complaints that he'd been carrying a bag of warm clothes all this way for nothing were answered when the day dawned fairly chilly. There was some cloud brewing in the hills, so we got suited...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Day 15 - Exploring Perito Moreno (National Park)

It was time to do some exploring in Perito Moreno national park. First up was an ascent of Cerro Leon (Mount Lion), this necessitated some practise of my puma aversion techniques

...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Day 14... Photographic overload

We rode out from our little camp site (to the left of the poplars behind Clint)

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/Kawa_Rosie/South%20America/P1040270_zpsut9dcte0.jpg

and continued south...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Day 13... into the pampa

Leaving the GC, we decided to turn inland and follow the old Ruta 40, rather than staying on the boring paved highway.
The old road signs and distance markers were cool
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Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Day 8 - Argentina Bound

The next morning we had some shopping to do. Angelo kindly ferried us all over town looking for Teflon spray, motorbike-sized tiedowns and a bag to replace the top section of my tailpack (the zip had...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Day 7

The day started out grey, and by the time we were a few k's out of town it started to drizzle. This was the first time Clint had used his brand new rain trousers, and they proved to be very tight...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Day 6 and beyond...

Heading down from the mountains we stopped for fuel in a small town, and this pulled up behind us

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/Kawa_Rosie/South%20America/P1040105_zps1cvdaalc.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Thumb Thank you for that, it's always nice to learn...

Thank you for that, it's always nice to learn more about an area you have been to :D
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
I always assumed that their natural habitat was...

I always assumed that their natural habitat was in botanic gardens. It was amazing to see whole forests of them.
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,347
Posted By Rosie!
Shift Change on the Ride Report

We set off from our roadside campsite, continuing south as close to the mountains as we could.

The first stop was grocery shopping in Loncopue
...
Forum: New Zealand 12-04-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,087
Posted By Rosie!
Once you've worn out the cute matchy-matchy...

Once you've worn out the cute matchy-matchy tyres, I find the Bridgestone Trailwing TW301/302 combo really good. I used them a lot on the sherpa, and they are also good on the WR. Clint didn't like...
Forum: New Zealand 09-30-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,352
Posted By Rosie!
:clap:clap

:clap:clap
Forum: New Zealand 08-10-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,727
Posted By Rosie!
Friday night GPS lessons will follow exactly the...

Friday night GPS lessons will follow exactly the same format as last year: So not going to happen :fitz
Forum: New Zealand 08-07-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,727
Posted By Rosie!
Cool2 The GPS track exists

Get it here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24799380#post24799380

Make sure you get it loaded up and working before you arrive on the ride :D
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 08-07-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By Rosie!
Thumb MmMmM 2014 GPS track

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-13-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By Rosie!
Wink A track is a series of points, like a breadcrumb...

A track is a series of points, like a breadcrumb trail. You can display it on the computer, or on your gps, and you can navigate from it by following the line on the map. As has already been said,...
Forum: New Zealand 05-11-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,938
Posted By Rosie!
I've also got a 62csx, which I use on the bike....

I've also got a 62csx, which I use on the bike. One advantage of the stone-aged physical buttons is that you can operate them with gloves on, which means a bit less faffing around if you are using...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16,469
Views: 926,294
Posted By Rosie!
Wicked ... No, the only acceptable colour is Purple...

... No, the only acceptable colour is Purple :evil

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/Kawa_Rosie/Bike%20mods/IMG_4174.jpg

Surprisingly easy to cut out yourself from a sheet of the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,003
Posted By Rosie!
Cry Days 8 & 9: Home time :(

Sadly, by Saturday it was time to start heading home. We said our goodbyes to Clare and Brad, and started north along the inland scenic route to Oxford where we turned off to the more inland, and far...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,003
Posted By Rosie!
Day number.... something

So after hearing the keas hanging around the hut, and chewing on the solar panel all night, we got up and went outside to inspect the damage. Amazingly the bikes didn’t have a scratch on them, the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,003
Posted By Rosie!
That's kind of how it felt lying in the hut,...

That's kind of how it felt lying in the hut, wondering if the shredded remains of my motorbike would get me home or not.

Of course you could always push your bike all the way back to Lilybank...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,003
Posted By Rosie!
The next morning dawned grey and drizzly, so we...

The next morning dawned grey and drizzly, so we wasted no time in packing up and continuing south along the Inland Scenic Route. We were pleased to have a short day ahead of us, and arrived at...
Forum: New Zealand 01-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,925
Posted By Rosie!
I wear MX boots not unlike the ones Dawn has... I...

I wear MX boots not unlike the ones Dawn has... I also wear waterproof socks when it's raining.
The Forma boots are the only adventure style boots I am aware of that come in sizes below Euro 40. I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16,469
Views: 926,294
Posted By Rosie!
I haven't had a chance to read the 11+ pages of...

I haven't had a chance to read the 11+ pages of this thread, but I have some thoughts about my WRR.

I bought it in 2010, 2nd hand and have done ~35,000km on it, some of that touring, some off...
Forum: New Zealand 12-10-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 78,947
Posted By Rosie!
My red dust jacket is so misunderstood :cry ...

My red dust jacket is so misunderstood :cry

Of course, normally I'd be wearing my high heeled sandals in the workshop, but I changed in to the steel caps just to look good for the photo :wink:
Forum: New Zealand 10-31-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 32,339
Posted By Rosie!
I have no problem navigating off my...

I have no problem navigating off my handheld-style GPS, it zooms right in when a turn is coming up, and gives you a written instruction as well. I've used it to navigate through Auckland...
Forum: New Zealand 08-13-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By Rosie!
What are you implying about Kiwi women? :ddog...

What are you implying about Kiwi women? :ddog Don't make me come up there and sort you out :annie





:D
Forum: New Zealand 08-06-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,935
Posted By Rosie!
Talking I was busy trying to keep up, so didn't stop to...

I was busy trying to keep up, so didn't stop to get many photos.

Clint... and Clint on Ohuka road...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,136
Posted By Rosie!
I would agree that fit and comfort is more...

I would agree that fit and comfort is more important than getting a particular brand. In the end she needs to choose gear that she likes (even if that means having a pink jacket :D)

That said,...
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