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Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 160,521
Posted By Harti
Hi folks, some of you might know me. I'm...

Hi folks,

some of you might know me. I'm Harti, I have posted here under "Take The Wrong Way Home" about my travels to South America and around the world. Safety is always an important issue. On...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
Hi More Cheese, that's why I listed my...

Hi More Cheese,

that's why I listed my equipment, the bells and whistles for the bike and some other data, that might be of any interest, so others can take advantage of what the pioneers went...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
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Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
Joerg asked: "The picture seems to be taken...

Joerg asked:

"The picture seems to be taken on Friday... the box looks terrible... I hope nothing further happened..."

Honestly, nothing further happened. When I emptied the box I was very...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
Yo, brother, you are a real expert. 712 is...

Yo, brother,

you are a real expert. 712 is correct.

http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-QHc4FcC/0/M/KZ9A6139-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
There was a tendency towards the Martin...

There was a tendency towards the Martin Backpacker... but it sounds like a shuffleboard compared to the Taylor. And you can't hold it reliably...
When I fastened the Taylor across my bike, I made...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
@ dickosaurus It's neither a Baby nor a GS...

@ dickosaurus

It's neither a Baby nor a GS Mini. It's the regular Taylor 710 w/out the cut out. That's the guitar I had for long and I didn't want to buy another one just for traveling. And I felt...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
@ xroad The steel net is the best solution...

@ xroad

The steel net is the best solution for soft bags and loose stuff I wanna have at hand like rain gear or stick bread. The panniers have to be as sturdy as possible. Look at the picture. I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
... and the name is Pacsafe. Harti

... and the name is Pacsafe.

Harti
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
Hi xroad, you can buy this net at REI or at...

Hi xroad,

you can buy this net at REI or at Touratech. It's pretty sturdy, but I think, if you have enough time and the right tools you can overcome even this steel net. But it keeps the random...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-D3...

http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-D3f73Rt/0/M/KZ9A6109-M.jpg

My last leg from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica was relatively easy. Although I chose some back roads, the 400 miles...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
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Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
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Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 19,689
Posted By Harti
Weird windmills... great RR of America's...

Weird windmills... great RR of America's heartland. Love every word of it. Thanx for sharing.

Harti
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
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Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
Yo brother, as long as Klinsmann loses...

Yo brother,

as long as Klinsmann loses against Germany... I wish him all the best. Why did he drop Donovan though?

Harti
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
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Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
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Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
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Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-L6...

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Ushuaia was a blast. Not so much the town itself, but having been in the southernmost town of the world is a great...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
Thanx, Big Daddy. I appreciate you support. ...

Thanx, Big Daddy.

I appreciate you support.

Btw, to write a blog or to post here is a good way to pull up memories again and re-evaluate happenings and events, before they fade away for ever....
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
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Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
When I left El Chalten, I was deeply grateful for...

When I left El Chalten, I was deeply grateful for not quitting due to the harsh wind conditions.

http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-zDtQcjX/0/M/KZ9A4090-M.jpg

The Fitz Roy was...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-d7...

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It was pretty hard to follow the Carretera Austral further south to Villa O'Higgins by bike. You might be stuck there for...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-Gz...

http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-GzrQzFD/0/L/KZ9A3844-L.jpg

I have a little time now to go briefly through my daily morning routine. When I wake up my first move is to boil water...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-pB...

http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-pBL3Pt5/0/M/map-M.jpg

While my friends decided to head up north, I turned south, bypassing Santiago de Chile this time.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
Okay, here we go. I am back in Germany, went...

Okay, here we go.

I am back in Germany, went through my photos and got myself organized so that I have time to continue my report, while my bike is still in a container half way between South...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
Dear friends, I have to apologize for not...

Dear friends,

I have to apologize for not updating this report in the past few weeks. The lack of internet access, the long days of riding and the toll I pay almost daily due to extremely harsh...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
FINALLY. I got the bike out of the port claws....

FINALLY. I got the bike out of the port claws. Everything is Honkey Dory now.

http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-GhnCHrV/0/M/P1020393-M.jpg

Let me just complete our trip without...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-Fr...

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The peninsula of Valdez is well known for its inhabitants. It's the first time in my life, that I've seen penguins in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-qB...

http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-qBhDDFb/0/M/RSCN2951-M.jpg

Buenos Aires is the last gigantic metropolis of roughly 13 million people we visit, before we continue overland to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-qC...

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Asuncion is a vibrant city. We got adopted...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
Next stop on the way to my bike: the waterfalls...

Next stop on the way to my bike: the waterfalls of Iguazu.

http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-PjqqJSv/0/L/KZ9A2492-L.jpg

They are extremely spectacular and a must, if you are in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-L9...

http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-L93pHhb/0/M/DSCN2311-M.jpg

After a few days we went down to Parati, a small town along the Costa Verde.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
Hi Honkey Cat, not only have I fun, it's the...

Hi Honkey Cat,

not only have I fun, it's the first time I'm sneaking up to where I take over my bike for the rest of the trip. I can look up the GPS coordinates of the container ship and know,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
Folks, we are finally on South American...

Folks,

we are finally on South American soil. The last days were extremely exciting.

http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-SxWHxQz/0/L/DSCN2126-L.jpg

We started in Berlin on a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-9H...

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As our departure day comes closer and closer, we are getting more and more nervous. Martina, my wife, managed to get her...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
We had a whole series of mild and sunny days here...

We had a whole series of mild and sunny days here in Berlin... but when I had to ship my bike it rained cats and dogs.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
That's easy to answer. The 800 Adv competes more...

That's easy to answer. The 800 Adv competes more with the 1200 GS. It's bulkier, heavier, less easy to handle. I attached an extra 5 l jerrycan to the bike with an overall range of some 350 miles...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 87,222
Posted By Harti
Gee..., that was pretty close. ...

Gee..., that was pretty close.

http://harti.smugmug.com/Travel/South-America/i-vDNgXqd/0/L/DSCN2033-L.jpg

Yesterday I finally got my driver's equipment. With the help of my local BMW dealer I...
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