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Old 10-25-2012, 01:07 PM   #16
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Salar de Uyuni

A ride out to the Salt Plains we stopped to have a quick look at the Salt Hotel but it wasn't open until the return leg...where we were also accosted by an excited mob of teenage tourists.

They were all over the men and bikes like a swarm of blow flies on sheep

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All photos from Uyuni...


Inside the Salt Hotel




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Old 10-30-2012, 03:59 AM   #17
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Cochabamba

Here's some photos from sightseeing we did at the Santa Teresa Convent and Cristo de la Concordia


I loved the convent - a bit of serenity in a busy city


Heres a bit of vid of a short loop ride on the first day...
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:50 AM   #18
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Cochabamba to Quime

It was a fast ride on the first full day - chasing the 650s up those winding passes was great fun. We blew out our fuel economy though

Heres a bit of vid and photos of the ride



Staying at Hostal Colibri was one of the highlights of the trip - an unexpected haven where I could easily have stayed for days. We met up with some kiwi and aussie boys who were doing just that, it is easy to be tempted by Quime's charm.





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Old 11-03-2012, 01:02 PM   #19
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Quime to Chulumani

A bit of vid from this ride where an unexpected incident occured.


The drop offs you ride next to provide breathtaking views.

So what you don't want to see is bikes pulled over ahead looking anxiously down one!

You think the worst....


Fortunately rider and bike were ok. But here's how far the bike went from the top


The rider clipped the edge of a washout too close and lost the bike under him. He fell 2 metres but the bike was about 20m down the slope. Which at times was nearly vertical.

Phew, he's ok and bloody lucky truth be told. When you mess up here you usually don't get off lightly.

So began the exercise of bringing the bike up. The support truck duly arrived (4x4 Nissan, which later had issues of it's own but thats another story) and we fashioned a long enough rope out of some strops, tie downs and whatever else we could lay our hands on.

We were still short. The three of us ladies then did the decent thing and offered over our bras for that extra length required. Did I mention the 'muscle' of the group were either ahead already, or down the bank trying to right the bike? At the top were 3 women, an older chap, the support truck driver and an asthmatic lawyer.

We were soon surrounded by locals who happened upon the scene and avidly offered to help. So with their muscle we hauled the bike and people below to the top. I say we, but someone had to video the event right


And yes, its a Honda...of course it ran just fine afterwards.

Later, in a faaaairly accurate reconstruction by the rider he claimed to have ridden the batbike back up the sheer cliff face from which he plummeted to save a small kitten.


The Yamaha dealer from Ashburton shall remain nameless to protect his identity
The lawyer is still taking depositions from the event.
Bras were returned in nearly new condition.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #20
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People of Bolivia

A compilation of some of the faces we encountered, with a few shots from Alison and Ian as well

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Did you lick the salt hotel ?
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #22
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Did you lick the salt hotel ?
heh thought about it, then thought how many others had done that
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The Worlds Most Dangerous Road

A bit of vid from the Yungas..

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:44 AM   #24
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The Death Road, North Yungas Road

This place was eerily quiet and my heart was in my mouth every time I glanced over the edge. Great fun though!







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Old 11-12-2012, 07:53 AM   #25
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Outstanding Shewolf, Bolivia is the main call for me when we f i n a l l y get there.

Be following your thread with interest, go girl and wave that Kiwi flag high
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:15 AM   #26
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holy moly.....I almost threw up looking at some of th0se drop offs! haha


Wow.....I'll be following this one from a great distance! haha
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:10 PM   #27
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Outstanding Shewolf, Bolivia is the main call for me when we f i n a l l y get there.

Be following your thread with interest, go girl and wave that Kiwi flag high
thanks Andi - been following yours too! Amazing trip you guys are on and really great reading about your experiences. I'd love to ride TDF to Prudhoe on my DR, so I'm really interested in how the issues are going with yours. Looking forward to the next leg!
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heh, my heart was in my mouth at times. Torn between trying to look at everything and not get too close to the edge, but looking at the scenery here can be dangerous!

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holy moly.....I almost threw up looking at some of th0se drop offs! haha


Wow.....I'll be following this one from a great distance! haha
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