ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-16-2014, 09:59 PM   #736
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 760
Colca Canyon

We stopped for lunch in Cabanaconde. There was this crazy building just outside of town.

colca canyon 46


colca canyon 50


colca canyon 51


colca canyon 52


colca canyon 54


colca canyon 55
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 10:00 PM   #737
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 760
Colca Canyon

On the return trip we decided to get off the horror road and went down into the canyon, up the other side and back on the small local road.


Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 9.00.53 PM


colca canyon 49


colca canyon 57


colca canyon 59


colca canyon 62



colca canyon 64



colca canyon 66


colca canyon 68


colca canyon 72


colca canyon 76
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2014, 05:49 PM   #738
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 760
Back to Puno

Leaving Chivay we headed back over the pass to 4800+ m and back to the highway northeast to Puno in 284 km on the shore of lake Titicaca. This route is also over a second pass to 4500 m.



Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 9.52.19 PM


FILE1275



DSC04874


DSC04878


DSC04881


DSC04877


DSC04882
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2014, 05:52 PM   #739
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 760
Puno Peru

We stayed in the same hotel and ate at the same good Chinese restaurant. Since we had a short 137 km to Copacabana and the border to Bolivia we took the opportunity to get the bikes cleaned up from all the mud and changed the oil. This is turning more and more into a pain in the ass on the 650. It is very low and the tops of the bolts of the bash plate keep getting sheared. This makes taking it off a challenge. Also it has bashed "hundreds" of tope or speed bumps and is now mishapen and very hard to get back on. Keep smiling!!!

DSC04884


DSC04886


DSC04885


DSC04888
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 11:41 AM   #740
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 760
Back to Bolivia...and that usually means protests and road blockages

Heading to the border along the 3S there is no sign marking to turn to the north border to Bolivia so just head to the town of Yunguyo on the RN 2. The drive along lake Titicaca is very scenic.



Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 10.52.56 PM



DSC04889
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 11:42 AM   #741
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 760
The border to Bolivia

The first step at the border is to head to the police office. They will check your passport and stamp your tourist card.


DSC04895



Then go to the migration building right next door and get your exit stamp.


DSC04896


The last step is to go across the street to the Aduana (note they are closed from 1230 to 130). Here they want your temporary permit. They will enter your info in a ledger and then into the computer. Then they will stamp your portion of the permit and give it back. Don’t loose this if you ever want to go to Peru again, since it is proof that you left the country with the bike.


DSC04897
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 11:43 AM   #742
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 760
Border

Next drive up the hill and into Bolivia. Just past the STOP gate park to your left. Go down the stairs to the migration office. Fill in the tourist form and get your entry stamp for Bolivia.


DSC04898


DSC04899



DSC04900

Then go back up the stairs and into the Aduana (closed from 1-2 and it is an hour later here). Here they want your original title and a copy and a copy of your passport.


DSC04901
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 11:45 AM   #743
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 760
Copacabana Bolivia....it's not Brazil!

Then head 8 km down the road to Copacabana, which is a bit of a sketchy town. We got a decent place with a view. We had heard from the back packers at the border that the road to La Paz had been closed for 4 days. In fact they all took the bus back to this border so they could go to the south border to bypass La Paz and head south. We asked the aduana official and he said the road would be normal tomorrow. HMMMMM

DSC04908


DSC04902


DSC04906


DSC04903


DSC04904



DSC04907


DSC04919


DSC04915
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 02:47 PM   #744
SS in Vzla.
Totally Normal? I'm not!
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Banana Republic of Black Gold
Oddometer: 1,178
Great Update.
Looking forward to your Bolivian Adventure...
Buen viaje!
__________________
SS. '98 BMW F650 / '06 WR250F / '07 KTM 990 Adv
Caracas, Venezuela
SS in Vzla. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 12:04 PM   #745
decodent
CyberGypsy
 
decodent's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Marin County, CA & Ketchum, ID
Oddometer: 1,409
Wow ... your adventure just keeps going! Did you know that 4863 meters = 15,954 feet? (checked it). That's HIGH. The bikes are running okay at that elevation?

Also, can't remember ... have you been to Uruguay yet? If so, how'd you like it? My partner and I are considering visiting there.

Anyway ... am loving your ongoing pics and commentary.
__________________
Currently no bikes. ;-(
decodent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 07:47 PM   #746
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 760
Venezuela

Quote:
Originally Posted by SS in Vzla. View Post
Great Update.
Looking forward to your Bolivian Adventure...
Buen viaje!
Really hoping things will settle down in Venezuela so we can head there from Brazil next year! Sara
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 07:51 PM   #747
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 760
elevation

Quote:
Originally Posted by decodent View Post
Wow ... your adventure just keeps going! Did you know that 4863 meters = 15,954 feet? (checked it). That's HIGH. The bikes are running okay at that elevation?

Also, can't remember ... have you been to Uruguay yet? If so, how'd you like it? My partner and I are considering visiting there.

Anyway ... am loving your ongoing pics and commentary.
Yes it is high and no except briefly on the way to the Salar when we got some bad gas. Other than that we have had no issues. There is less power but better fuel economy at altitude.

We are going to Uruguay in November when we head back to Buenos Aires. We pan to ride there with our friends from BA who have family with a ranch there. Then head to the falls.
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 12:26 AM   #748
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 760
The road to La Paz is blockaded for the last 3 days.....lets hope we can get thru

Leaving Copacabana we headed the 143 km to La Paz.



Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 10.53.23 PM


The views of Lake Titicaca and the snow-covered peaks of the Andes were awesome.



la Paz 1



la Paz 3



la Paz 7



la Paz 6



la Paz 9
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 12:27 AM   #749
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 760
La Paz and road blocks

The first step was to go 30 km to Tiquina where you need to get a launch to the other side of the lake at this narrows. It is about 2.50$ per bike.



la Paz 10



la Paz 11



la Paz 12



la Paz 14



la Paz 19



la Paz 20



la Paz 16


la Paz 23


la Paz 21
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 12:28 AM   #750
Saralou
Worldwide Rider
 
Saralou's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
Oddometer: 760
La Paz and road blocks

We then head east on the RN 2. We did not see much evidence of the first 2 spots that the road was blocked, just a few rocks on the road. Arriving on the outskirts of the city there was about 10 spots over a 10 km stretch where the road was blocked by rocks and crowds of people. A truck blocked the worst area. We were able to get thru the crowds easily. The burning tires were everywhere. At one spot they had a rope across the road, but at about our chest level. One of the protestors told us to go back and ride around….the guy next to him smiled and lifted the rope up for us.



la Paz 24



la Paz 25


la Paz 30


la Paz 29


la Paz 27



la Paz 31
__________________
www.worldwideride.ca

ADV RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Join the Adventure
Saralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014