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Old 11-18-2012, 11:18 PM   #3931
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What can I say, Mark you really are an inspiration on many levels and I would just like to say thanks. Reading your blog (4 hours sleep last night as was captivated), makes you realise that anyone can do this, if you really want to.

You certainly seem to be paying forward by sharing your experiences and encouraging others.

If you get to the UK, the beers on me.

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Old 11-19-2012, 02:21 AM   #3932
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makes you realise that anyone can do this, if you really want to.

You certainly seem to be paying forward by sharing your experiences and encouraging others.

If you get to the UK, the beers on me.

Cheers

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Welcome Steve! Yes anyone can do this type of Adventure. Just takes a willingness to get out of your comfort zone, save up some time and money.....
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:13 AM   #3933
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:27 AM   #3934
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Santiago, Chile

Santiago. Had a great stay in Santiago. It is a big modern city unlike any other city that I have been in to in South America. As my amazing host Martyn said; "it just works"

I cannot be thankful enough for the people that I have met along the journey, and in Santiago Martyn and Kate (and their son George) that opened their home to me in Santiago Helping me get set up at BMW service, Then providing with a comfy bed and hospitality and great conversations about Life, Kids, travel, motobikes and so many other topics was really awesome! It is one of the experiences of meeting other great people with a motorcycle connection that you feel like could be friends for a lifetime!! It is hard to be able to express how much this impacts a journey like the one I am on. So you just say with a heartfelt thanks!

Somehow I did not take a photo of us together

And their son George was great, when I got there he handed me a cup of tea....... In a KTM mug



And we shared some great Chilean Wine and Peruvian Pisco Sours. Including a great dinner of Grill steak and homemade Yorkshire pudding (gravy was on the table but not on my plate yet!)



Thanks for helping me with the At the BMW service center. Met Paulo from San Paulo who was with his buddies. Invited me to his house in San Paulo!


Love the money in Chile Color coded and waterproof!



And I had to stop at Walmart for a couple adapters as they are different here in Chile :)



After a great visit in Santiago it was time to hit the road. The petrol stations are really nice here with a restaurant, cash machine WIFI.....



Petrol is about $6.00/Gallon



Looking forward to riding the southern part of Chile, Patagonia, Caraterra Austral, and Argentinian Lakes District!

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:36 AM   #3935
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Just in case anyone wants it. BMW service Santiago





GPS coordinates
S33 23.950 W70 33.120



KTM Superstore- Santiago

GPS Coordinates
S33 21.702 W70 30.430
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #3936
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Petrol is about $6.00/Gallon



Wow! Is that the octane rating in the green squares?
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:32 AM   #3937
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Wow! Is that the octane rating in the green squares?
Yes that is the Octane. Argentina and Chile have good fuel, and is so modern compared to others like Bolivia. Real treat!
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:28 AM   #3938
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Wow! Is that the octane rating in the green squares?
Yes, but it's note the same rating than yours. This is RON, yours is AKI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_...rement_methods
Our 97 should be close to your 93
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:41 AM   #3939
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Yes, but it's note the same rating than yours. This is RON, yours is AKI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_...rement_methods
Our 97 should be close to your 93
Always learning something!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:23 AM   #3940
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Yes that is the Octane. Argentina has good fuel, and is so modern compared to others like Bolivia. Real treat!

The picture is for a Chilean Gas Station, and regarding Argentina Fuel, I'll not be so Sure how good is the fuel but if you suvived to Bolivian fuel, you should be ok in Argentina
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:54 PM   #3941
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The picture is for a Chilean Gas Station
OOPS forgot where I was...... as I am back in Argentina now :)
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:34 PM   #3942
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Mark, bad news ....It was snowing in Ushuaia
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:41 PM   #3943
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Mark, bad news ....It was snowing in Ushuaia
Thats not bad news.... Just part of the adventure!! Still a couple weeks before I get that far!
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:41 AM   #3944
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Happy turkey day Mark, guess down there it'll be beef not bird for dinner
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:09 AM   #3945
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Happy turkey day Mark, guess down there it'll be beef not bird for dinner
Thanks Erik!! Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Argentinean steak WOW amazing!!

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