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Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
our first night in Mexico and How we almost turned back to spend it in San Diego

This is the last part of the post from the past.


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Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
Crossing into Mexico

this post is the continuation of our previous post...something that happened in the beginning of our trip but we never bothered to post. We were too culture shocked to take out our camera for this...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
Thumb Thanks for commenting...it always feels good that...

Thanks for commenting...it always feels good that people read what we actually write... Anyway, yea, this is a post from the past, but we are still in the process of catching up with the present....
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
Leaving a good life for another that is filled with unknowns and adventures

This is actually something we wrote way back in our trip. It should have been one of our first posts...but...As we were organizing our website we noticed that we never posted it...so here it is. It's...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
bikes sold!

Guy- yeah, we'll be back in Chico in a few weeks. I'll definitely email you, it would be great to meet up.

As for our bikes, they are sold, without papers and without too much drama. THe money is...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
bikes without papers and cops

Our situation right now is a bit troubling. When we entered Bolivia, we didn't go through the aduana (or passport control) and we never got the temporary import papers. We assumed Bolivia was like...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
On the Caratera Austral

When we left the pavement of Trevelin in Argentina we entered a new chapter in our travels. We woke up in the ranch we slept in, just short of the Chilean border, enjoyed an endless cup of mate, and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
awwwww I love that song. thank you:clap

awwwww I love that song. thank you:clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
a little of the here and now

We are currently in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, at the end of the trip. We are trying to sell the bikes (somewhat unsuccessfully at the moment) and dreaming of going home. I bet our sales would be going a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 260,118
Posted By lifecycles
Your ride report is truly an inspiration. I know...

Your ride report is truly an inspiration. I know we will look to if for guidance once we get to that part of the world

thank you so much
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
One more day in Bariloche

The next morning we were going to leave. We started to pack hesitantly when we saw the dark clouds above. When Ana and Marcelo said that if we stayed they would throw a parilla (Argentinian Barbecue)...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
Argentina One: Entering Patagonia

After climbing all the way from the Pan-American and Osorno in Chile, and after exiting Chile, we were still climbing with the Argentinian Immigration offices nowhere in sight. For maybe 15 or 20...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
best days/coldest nights

after much wishy-washiness, wedecided to drive from S.P. de Atacama, Chile, to Uyuni, Bolivia. I have to write up the whole thing (as well as the last two months) but I just wanted to say it was...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
when reality bites

Obviously, this ride report is a little disjointed. Most of the long posts are from at least two months ago (i'm a slow writer) and sometimes I feel the need to write about whats going on in the here...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
wine tasting Santa Cruz, Chile

That morning we woke ready for wine, and headed off for the wineries our host recommended. It felt very romantic to be riding our fully loaded bikes through the vineyards. Very rarely I think about...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
Drinking and driving in Santa Cruz, Chile

From Santiago we decided to head towards the famous wine growing region. The landscape is gentle and pastural, lots of green fields and cottonwood trees. The small town of Santa Cruz boasts many...
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By lifecycles
weather/road conditions Salar dw Uyuni, Bolivia

Well, right now we don't know shit about anything pertaining to the Salar De Uyuni. Supposedly, the rainy season is over, but there is still some water in the flats. I am really looking forward to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-04-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 45,983
Posted By lifecycles
Oregon rocks

REading this and seeing your pics reminds me how much i LOVE Oregon. Lived in P-town for four years but the rain and dark was too much for me. Maybe if I had a motorcycle then I would have been...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
heading for the Salar de Uyuni

Tomorrow we are leaving Santiago and heading north towards the Salar. We are a little apprehensive about riding there without GPS. If anyone us in the neighborhood and wants to join us, that would be...
Forum: Latin America 04-02-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By lifecycles
Salar de Uyuni- looking for company!

We are heading towards Bolivia through Chile right now. Should be there in about a week. If there are any other riders around, we would love to ride together.

Come on!

erika
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 348,585
Posted By lifecycles
[QUOTE=Throttlemeister;15460535] Maybe I...

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Maybe I will see you two around, I want to finish some business down in Bolivia before I head back North:deal Keep me posted and I will keep watching ADV best I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
sunny Santiago

Pulling into Santiago was wonderful. It is a beautiful city, very European with lots of fountains and parks and tree lined streets. We couchsurfed with a great American guy named Eric. He lives in a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
Why we love Copec

We continued on towards Santiago, encountering along the way the world’s smallest toilet, a suspicious burn site next to an abandoned mine and of course the friendly dogs at our favorite gas station,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 383,299
Posted By lifecycles
meet up?

Hey guys, I just saw your rr for the first time and it looks like we are in the same neighborhood. We are in Bariloce now, and heading towards Mendoza tomorrow. Maybe we can meet up for some wine...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
in the here and now

Hey PlasticSun, thanks for the :thumb. Lately we haven't done a whole lot of riding. In fact, we have been enjoying more than two weeks of delicious idleness, BEDS!, warm food and friends in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
hey Creation, thanks for the support! I...

hey Creation, thanks for the support!


I go back and forth on this question. Sometimes I look back and think "damn, it was ALL so hard" then the next moment I think "no, it was all so FUN!" In...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
First time in Chile

A little out of order...


The border crossing into Chile was quick and painless. A little paperwork, a little luggage checking, and we were through.



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Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 294,966
Posted By lifecycles
Perito Moreno in the rain

Hey guys,
just saw your sticker for the first time at the Petrobras in Perito Moreno. Looks like we missed you by a few days. Once the rain stops we are heading north towards Bariloche. Maybe we can...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 348,585
Posted By lifecycles
Ride on!

Good to see you are on the road again man. We are heading north towards Bolivia (if the rain ever stops.) Maybe we can meet up again? :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
The Tire Saga: Same Week, different view point / Erika

As I watched Yaniv’s bus dwindle into the vast silence of the surrounding desert I considered my new situation. Alone, 60 miles of dirt road away from the closest town, in a house servicing the road...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
The Tire Saga Part Six (it was a really long week)

The bus left at 8:30 AM and arrived in San Julian at 2 PM. It was empty, and I sat on the second floor in the front row, enjoying my last day of passive traveling. San Julian had a bus for Gregores,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
The Tire Saga Part Five

Mauro dropped me off at a hotel he said was cheap, and took off. It was 220 peso a night, so I decided to use the wifi for a while before I search for a different hotel. I used the time to research...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
The Tire Saga Part Four

Next morning I packed a big backpack and walked with Erika to the road. For 3 hours we stood there. Perhaps 10 cars passed but no one stopped. At 4 pm a bus passed. I paid 100 peso and got on. It was...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
The Tire Saga Part Three

That night we camped on the road. The winds were so strong that we couldn't cook, and had to tie the tent to the bikes in 5 places so that the rain fly wouldn’t flatten the poles on to our noses....
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
The Tire Saga Part Two

The Saga Continues. Panic we did not. We took of my wheel, put it in the trunk of the ladies, and rode to the local gomeria, or tire garage, in the town of Tres Lagos. The guy attending it was young,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
The Tire Saga Part One

The first time we started to notice the wear on our rear tires was around Santiago, Chile, after roughly twelve thousand miles of riding. Though we saw the tires we needed in more than one place,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
and a little more Peru

Another day of desert travelling, another night of camping. This time we found a place that had the beginnings (or remains) of low stone houses. We sheltered in them out of the wind. The next morning...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
Peru cont'd

Arriving in Lima takes hours. You reach the outskirts and think “great, we are in the city.” But really you are in one vast surrounding shanty town that encompasses Lima like a giant brooding mass. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
Strange, Long, and Stunning: The Peruvian desert

We didn’t know it at the time, but the surrounding area of Cuenca would be the last time we would see high peaks and lush countryside with scores of white, thin, waterfalls all around you. Instead,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,575
Posted By lifecycles
Success!!!!

we made it to Ushuaia!!! with all limbs and bikes intact!!


about to go trekking, but hoping to meet up with other bikers in the area. will be here for sure the 20-23rd of February

can't...
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