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Old 08-31-2012, 08:34 PM   #68
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Location: Huanuco, Peru, SA, home in Mid-Coast Maine, USA
Oddometer: 470
Another option!

Hi Inmates,

I'm an American expat with 27 years living and riding in Peru, organizing national MX, Enduro and MotoRally. I have years of connections with the FPM (Federacion Peruana de Motociclismo) and am buds with theowners of the Peruvian KTM frachise, both of which are on the inside of this whole thing, especially this year with it starting in Peru.

So I have thrown together a 21-day ride where you start and end in Cuzco, ride the backroads of the Andes, get up-close on the scrutineering in Lima, then chase the event down the coast! You get to see Cuzco, hike the Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu... I have great hotels and hostels all lined up just a few miles from each of the bivoacs. I have almost new motos at my disposal.

I am fluent in Spanish and passable in Quechua. We ride with a support vehicle so you can ride light and go anywhere to get the best viewing of the Dakar.

Check out my website for all the details.

I have room for 4 more riders and 2 non-riders in the support 4x4. It is much cheaper than you think. MUCH cheaper than trying to import your own bike!

Trailtrick, it would be great to meet up with your group. Let's keep in touch.

DG and Deadly99, hope I didn't overstep the line by PMing you!

Cheers! Toby (charapa)

A few fotos to whet your appetite:

..and the last one: finishing and ending at Norton Rat's Tavern in Cuzco... the world-famous RTW moto traveler's Bar and Grill for great burgers and Pisco Sours!
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