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Old 03-23-2014, 04:04 PM   #61
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the i took the paso jama back...since i had the Problems with my chain pretty remote i decided for the tarmac pass to get back to Argentina





also nice...but after Paso San Fransisco i was less impressed
That's a coincidence !!
We met "a part" of your group in Colombia somewhere in October 2012, we are the Dutch couple on the 2 GSA's.
Where are the other two, remember only the name of Sabine and . . . . .
Wish you all a great ride :
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:08 PM   #62
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i dont have many pics from Brasil and Uruguay cause i was somehow in a flow and it was the end of the trip...our last bushcamp



last road pic in Uruguay...




and a last epic sunset at Montevideo

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Old 03-23-2014, 04:11 PM   #63
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Yeah thats it i hope you enjoyed the pics...i didnt make too much text because when i was checking out things before my trip i was more interested in pics not in big stories. If anyone has a question or needs some experiences to share for his trip message me

This was my first trip and i can say now im a addicted to this kind of travel

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Old 03-23-2014, 04:17 PM   #64
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One easy question ....

Which three months did you travel ?


Thanks , ken
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:23 PM   #65
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hi kenbob
it was 2.1.13-29.3.13
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:12 PM   #66
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@broncobilly it Must have been Andy and Sabine. I Never mer Sabine cause she left them after Galapagos. I will ask Andy if he remembers 😉
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:32 PM   #67
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it was 2.1.13-29.3.13
Thanks for the answer .

You did a very nice job with your photos and report - Liked reading it .
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:03 AM   #68
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Love the pix and stories. I'd be interested in any trip info you have. The things I like to keep track of are:

Total Miles
Miles Paved or Dirt
Total Days away
Total Riding days
Average miles per riding day
Days broke down
Repairs and Maintenance
Lost days due to weather
Nights with Friends or Camping
Nights Solo or motels
Rough Budget per day average
# 5 star rides or RT #s
# Photos taken
# run ins with the law or wildlife
Highlights, favorite spots, resources
Places you would recommend to other riders
Highlighted route map**

I hope to do this ride myself one day. This is super helpful info for others in planning for the reality of touring. Oh, would you do it again on a BMW? What would you take next time? Any suggestions as to the most common bikes in the area for repair / service to minimize downtime.

Thanks again, Awesome photos!
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:03 AM   #69
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Hey Gunnar,

thats many questions ;-) but ill try hard to help you

Total Miles
almost 10000 miles
i think 2500-3000 dirt

it was Close to 3 months and about 60 riding days

average miles depended on road condition and area 200- 450/d
we made Long riding days from ushuaia North to Peninsula Valdez...ist pretty boring there and the roads just go straight.

2 weeks broke down (1 week waiting for the wrong part and 1 week for right part ;- )
Repairs:
1. cooler had to be replaced
2. cylinder head gasket had been replaced (noob mechanic)
3. lost top of the pannier had to improvised
4. chain had to be replaced (i bought a cheap China chain cause i just had 1800 to ride to Montevideo...but i had to adjust daily after 800 miles and it slipped of the sprockets in Montevideo...so next time id go for the more expensive chain

Maintenance:
1. oiling and adjusting the chain
2. changing oil (BMW has an Intervall of 6200 miles so i just changed it once)
3. i changed the rear brake pads in Brasil when i had the incident with the bearings
4. no big stuff...tighten a srew here and there

Weather:
no lost day. I had just two rainy days...when we drove North to peninsula valdez it was a 7 hrs drive through rain
In Patagonia the weather was totally perfect...thats big luck. I met a couple which came from Patagonia 2 weeks before me and they said that it was rainy then. Another guy i met on a Ferry from puerto montt told me that he was trying to go to Patagonia since three yars and he never could cause of bad weather.
Nights with friends: it was 2 month i guess
Rest solo: i never did bushcamps alone...i camped alone on the nice campsites from national parks or private. Or i took hostels but sometimes i liked to have Hotel but it was just (i calculated) about 10 bushcamps (you can make more there if u want) 6 Hotels, 25 hostels and 20 campsites.
there are lot of fences and private Areas in patagonia so you have jump over the fence to do a bushcamp.

Budget: i think i had 60 Dollars/day what is pretty tough in Chile. To get a tank full Food and a place sleep. Chile is expensive...but yeah my Budget was a Little overstreched due to the repairs (1500 Dollars) and unexpected cost for Depot in Valparaiso for my bike (1000 Dollars)

5 star rides: definetly Paso San Fransisco
Careterra Austral (wild and beautyful)
Paso Roballo (south from Chile Chico)
El Bolson to Junin de Los Andes
Paso de Jama
Ruta 40 isnt that nice, its pretty boring with tough side winds and changing conditions... i think it will be totally paved in 3-5 years, so many construction Areas
Photo taken: 1400 after deleting the bad ones...i had a big camera and my smartphones but next time id go with a good compact. my tank bag was full with the big camera and a good compact should be ok.
no run ins with law...some checking but no seriuos stuff. They are a Little harder in Paraguay...they asked a friend for the yellow fever vacination and there is None...checks every 50 km

Higlights:
A lot....when u start in Santiago and go south try to visit those small unkown national parks in the Andes (Las Siete Tazas, Laguns de Laja, Puyehue etc.) all worth a visit and you will reach the Careterra anyway, Peinsula Valdez for sure was a Highlight. Paso San Francisco

And yes i would go with the BMW again. The Problems i had was because i bught a small skid plate...that was stupid with so much gravel to ride. Then i had Problems with the bearings, maybe i tightened it too hard. they replaced rear wheel, Brakes and brake disc on guarantee
I tried KTM for a ride and it was less Handy...yeah F 800 GS is perfect for that.

Hope that helped you
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:42 PM   #70
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Very nice pictures,I am leaving for TDF in October this year.I like to camp as well.Are there lots of camping areas?
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:23 AM   #71
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Very nice pictures,I am leaving for TDF in October this year.I like to camp as well.Are there lots of camping areas?
hey yeah i think there is Camping in every town and national parks.
In ushuaia i can recommend La Pista del Andino i think ist better than Camping Municipal.

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Old 03-26-2014, 06:25 AM   #72
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Very nice pics.totally enjoyed it.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:41 AM   #73
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hey yeah i think there is Camping in every town and national parks.
In ushuaia i can recommend La Pista del Andino i think ist better than Camping Municipal.

Cheers
Hei Together, Hoi Henning,

The Pista is WAY better and well known among the travelers...
we were on the municipal one night, and moved to the Club Andino "first thing in the mornig".

cheers.

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And a lot of nice spots were nobody cares if you pich your tent.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:04 PM   #74
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I really like this report.


Not a BMW ad by any stretch....
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:29 PM   #75
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Priese -- congratulations on this ride and thanks for the great report.
Good Job.
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