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Old 03-26-2012, 08:20 AM   #98
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The Adventure Begins... Peru to Chile

From Arequipa, Peru I traveled to Arica, Chile. I left early because it looked like it might be a full day of riding.

I picked up a few supplies because I knew that I'd be riding through the desert for most of the day. An orange juice, saltine crackers and chocolate cookies.

I passed by desert dunes...

Coastal beaches...

Rock formations.

Along the way I met a fellow adventure motorcyclist from Argentina named Alejandro riding a Honda Falcon NX400. I really like the styling of the NX400. I wish that Honda sold the bike in the states.

Alejandro passed me, then I passed him, then at an overlook we pulled over and started chatting.

He had a pretty nice hard case setup on his bike. Turns out that he made it himself. Also he build a pretty sweet tool tube that fit opposite his muffler. I asked him if he was an engineer and sure enough he was. I have a number of engineering friends and you can always tell the work of an engineer.

We seemed to have a similar riding pace... so on we rode.

We exited Peru with ease.

We entered Chile with ease.

Looking back...

Looking forward...

Simply amazing views all around.

For the full story visit Peru to Chile
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