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Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 Hidden Secrets of Santiago de Chile

The guy in standing a few meters in front of me was the president of Chile.



Chema's tour turned out to be a comprehensive overview of Santiago, political figures included!
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Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 The End of an Era: Santiago, Chile

Our first morning in Chile was a lovely and hot. We woke up after our day of rain, border crossings, flat tires and crashes. We paid the most I'd paid for accommodation (about $25 each for the four...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
I'd love to ride her back, but I need to be at a...

I'd love to ride her back, but I need to be at a friend's wedding in 3 weeks in Canada...

Not allowed to leave a bike in Argentina for any amount of time, so Cricket has to be sold. Gives me a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cry For sale

It is with a heavy heart and a tear in my eye that I reluctantly announce that Cricket is FOR SALE.


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Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 The End of The Road

We interrupt your regularly scheduled service for a very special announcement:


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Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Bluhduh An Unlucky Stretch of Road: Crossing into Chile

“Calgary!!!” Boomed a loud male voice. I looked up from where I was organising my tank bag and saw two men I'd never seen before striding towards me with big grins on their faces.


It turned...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 Gravel and Grapes: Belen, San Augustin Del Valle Fertil & Mendoza

Once again I rode away from Phil with mixed emotions. It felt great to be back on the road heading towards the unknown, but Phil seemed so down in Salta, and there was nothing I could do to make...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Thumbs down Disappointing Dakar – Salta, Argentina

The Dakar. A rally where over 350 competitors drive motorcycles, quads, cars and trucks through wild places and crazy conditions. This year, we were in Salta to witness it.



Except we didn't...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Thanks! I thought you guys would like to know...

Thanks! I thought you guys would like to know about other motorcyclists doing this trip - especially as most of those guys are too lazy or drunk, or both, to ever write a ride report of their own.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 A Tale of Nine Motorcyclists: Salta, Argentina

Soon after Alan, Arun, Andre, Josh, Jordon and I had arrived in Salta, Ryan and Mark joined us from their jaunt through Chile. That made eight of us (but only seven bikes because Jordon's was at...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 The Hobbit Road to Salta, Argentina

It was a pretty long, straight road to Salta, but there were some nice views, and lots of llamas.
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Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 Love you too. :lol3 The ride report is way...

Love you too. :lol3

The ride report is way behind (although I'm catching up!!) I stopped in Cafayate a couple weeks ago. Cool town. :-)

Right now I am near Quillon in Chile. Planning to start...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 Goodbye Cold and Rain: Crossing into Argentina

I had one of my earliest ever starts the day I left Bolivia. I woke up at 6am and was on the bike and out the door by 7am. A stop for gas and to post some postcards, then I was on my way back...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 A Sky of Salt: Uyuni, Bolivia

The ride to Uyuni was fantastic. A newly paved road that winds down through the mountains and it didn't rain for once. (Well it did, but only a little.) It did however start tipping it down as I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Thumb Ha ha - apologies for the oversight. It was...

Ha ha - apologies for the oversight. It was really dark in the mine, not ideal video lighting. The explosion wasn't nearly as loud as I thought it was going to be (no need to cover my ears). Due to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 The Day I Exploded Dynamite: Oruro and Potosi, Bolivia

It rains a lot in Bolivia. The rain started in Copacabana and really didn't ever stop. Also it was cold.



This weather didn't help improve my impressions of the country. Bolivia is the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 New Year's Eve at 4000m: La Paz, Bolivia

There is a strange custom in Bolivia of burying llama foetuses under a new house. You can buy these shrivelled up creatures in most markets.


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Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Dutchbags and Gasoline: Copacabana to La Paz

Once everyone had arrived in Copacabana, beers were acquired, and there was a lot of motorcycle talk and a bit of maintenance going on. Bart helped me adjust my rear brake pedal so that the brake...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 Titicaca Motorcycle Gang: Copacabana, Bolivia

Lake Titicaca is beautiful. So big that you can not see across to the other side, it was hard to keep my eyes on the road as Ryan, Arun and I rode away from Puno towards the Copacabana crossing...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 On the Road Again: Puno, Peru

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: there is nothing quite like riding a motorcycle long distances.



You become part of your surroundings, experiencing the changes in road surfaces,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cry The Trials of Leaving: Cusco, Peru

The morning I left Cusco I was up early. I carried my bags downstairs, careful not to wake Phil who had been up late that night on the internet, I assumed copying things he wanted off the laptop,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Glad you're enjoying it! Stay tuned for a rush of...

Glad you're enjoying it! Stay tuned for a rush of updates. I've been busy typing away... Soon you'll find out how I made it through rainy Bolivia, rode in the Dakar, and had lunch with a KLR...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cry Stuck in Cusco, Peru

Apologies for the delay in updates. We are both well. Phil is in Peru and I am in Chile. Will try to get caught up ASAP and some posts will be a little out of order.
You can always see where we...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Hey SnoWing, Yep we're alright. Phil's in...

Hey SnoWing,

Yep we're alright. Phil's in Salta working in a hostel bar while his collarbone heals and I am in Santiago, Chile.

More updates on this ride report soon.

Jayne
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 Flying Over History: Nasca, Peru

You would think that a man called "Kiwi" was from New Zealand, but Kiwi who we couchsurfed with in Nasca was Peruvian. I never did find out why he called himself Kiwi.


Kiwi has a small...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 The Life of a Celebrity: Trujillo, Peru

Northern Peru was nothing like we expected. Mancora was fun, but the long straight roads through boring desert with lots of wind are not a motorcyclist's dream.


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Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 Fake Money and Real Friends: Mancora, Peru

I nearly fell into the waves as he spun me around and around. The weather was perfect and the sand was golden in the moonlight. Our friends were gathered on the beach, or also playing in the ocean,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 Grey Skies and Skeletons: Montañita down to Peru

Ever since she arrived in Cartagena, Kelly had been desperate to get to the beach. Phil and I had just spent weeks in Panama and before on beautiful beaches, but Kelly was coming directly from...
Forum: Latin America 12-23-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,413
Posted By UltiJayne
Hola, In cusco there's about 9 bikes at the...

Hola, In cusco there's about 9 bikes at the Hostel Estrella right now, two more at Loki, then us for 13 all up. Looks like a moto xmas party at either Loki or Estrella. Had a good meet up last night....
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 An Amazon Adventure: Puerto Misahualli, EcuadorAn Amazon Adventure: Puerto Misahualli

There was a twisty stick in the middle of my lane. It was after sunset and I couldn't see well, but as I passed the stick I realised it was alive! Tom was riding behind me, and the stick, not happy...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 The Ultimate Ride Reunited: Quito, Ecuador

I crossed the equator on the 17th of October, 2013, nearly 15 months after we left Vancouver. I don't have a picture of this momentous occasion, because there wasn't even a sign. Apparently if one...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 Welcome to Ecuador

Gasoline in Ecuador is a fraction of the price it is in Colombia. If everywhere sold gasoline for $1.48 US a gallon, we'd be able to travel for a lot longer! It was strange going back to spending...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Eek The Ugliest City in The World: Pasto, Colombia

I have never been so glad to see such an ugly city appear in front of me.
The ride from Cali to Pasto (just under 400km and about 7 hours) was much longer than the rides I had grown accustomed to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Talking Thanks very much! But we're in Peru now... Ride...

Thanks very much! But we're in Peru now... Ride report is very far behind, but working on catching up!
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 When I was 19 I travelled through Europe with a...

When I was 19 I travelled through Europe with a friend and we also parted ways part way through the trip. I haven't kept in touch with her since.

Traveling with someone is a true test of a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 Miracles and Salsa: Buga and Cali

“I've got to work tonight, and I don't think my mum will be comfortable with strangers in the house.”


This was one of the first things Pipo, the couchsurfing host who had accepted our couch...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 Willies, Trout and Wax Palms: Salento, Colombia

As the road leading to the hot springs in Santa Rosa de Cabal turned to kilometers of dirt, I assured myself that it would be okay. I don't usually enjoy riding offroad, but this few kilometres of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Laugh Maybe you'll catch up to us! We're still stuck in...

Maybe you'll catch up to us! We're still stuck in Cusco!
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Cool2 A Brief Reunion: Manizales, Colombia

Deciding to split up from Phil and Kelly happened very quickly, but it had been building up for a while.


On my last morning in Medellin (2nd October 2013) the three of us were planning to go...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 70,387
Posted By UltiJayne
Thumb Embracing The Sadness: The Aftermath of The Crash

A week ago everything changed.


It was a beautiful, sunny day. We'd had a late start because Phil wasn't feeling very well. The first fourteen kilometres of highway outside of Chalhuanca twist...
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