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Old 11-20-2008, 10:26 PM   #91
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A newly finished classic. Five college guys travel across the US on clapped out old bikes.

Co-authored by XS500RUS, Seca750RUS and TX500USA.

Cross Country on a $50 bike....

These boys from Ithaca did a fine job of writing up their summer ride.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:03 PM   #92
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Over in the Latin America forum we have a Ride Report Link Thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=317793

Let me know if this is ok to cross-post here. Otherwise I can delete it.

It looks like this:

On account of the total insanity of Cruthas, I'm putting his crossing of the Darien right after Ozy's. This is a MUST READ. The good stuff starts on page 7. The thread started out as a question, "Shipping bike from Panama to Colombia" CAUTION: DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU WORRY ABOUT STUFF.

Chickens hogs and other road hazards, by Boyscout. This should be included in any MSF course on Latin America.

"Chasing Summer," by Jean-Luc. Epic 2007-2008 trip from way up north to way down south.

Machu Pichu, the alternate route, by Boyscout. Nobody is supposed to be able to ride to Machu Pichu (or Aguas Calientes), you're only supposed to be able to ride to Cuscu, and from there you're supposed to walk for 4 days, or take an expensive train. Nobody except Boyscout. (Brian and Marie also did it, and they were two-up! Mere mortals can't.)

South America Top 10 Rides, by Mickycito. Mickycito is the owner/operator of www.compassexpeditions.com. His "South America Top 10 Rides" is a must-read. Have a napkin ready because you're going to drool some more.

Martincito very awesomely posted this: Uyuni, Laguna Colorada and Verde. Mini Report for those who don't know, this is in Bolivia, and it deals with the salt flats and lakes. This is an extremely remote area. You probably shouldn't even read this if you're not an expert, or else you're going to have serious anxiety attacks.

Thornado has a good one going: Southern Exposure: Seattle to Argentina, a guy and a girl, each on a KLR of their own.

I can barely add Hi-Jay's Patagonia-Bound, about two Michiganers (Go Wisconsin!) riding fancy brand-new matching shiny fully-kitted BMW R1200GS motorbikes from Michigan USA to Patagonia-where?
Finding PANAMA, by Jeff Munn, from January 2006. Also in the Hall of Fame.
Here's another good one from Gpothaven. "Americas - All the way up, all the way down... "

- this quote is from 11/26/08. Read on, try not to drool over the photos. I think Nina is the best photographer on advrider.

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Cheesehead rides from Texas to Tierra del Fuego - '06-'07

Calrider, all over Colombia: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301156 [/quote]

"SS in Vzla." has a nice one going: "A dozen drops in the Venezuelan Andes." No wild condor shots, but otherwise pretty good.
Two up - Going down +1: South America Bound, 8/21/2007, by BriKielyGSman

Nata Harli's Journey - Panama to the US, 1/18/2008, by Nata Harli

A Journey For Healthcare: 21 countries, 60,000 KM and 11 months on the road, 8/13/2006, by Salcar

Dave & Pam's Excellent Adventure To Ushuaia, 2/15/2008, by robocop1

GatoGato's Ride from Iowa to South America, 1/1/2008, by GatoGato

A dozen drops in the Venezuelan Andes." 4/29/2008 by SS in Vzla.

2up to India via Tierra del Fuego, 4/20/2008, by 2uprtw

Another one from Lone Rider: Lower Latitudes - Better Attitudes. Started January 8, 2007.
"Excited about taking another large dose would be an understatement. Don’t just fix me, drown me, please, Senor. Weird is cool."

Aussie Gringohas this one: Southern Comfort, started December 2006.
"...At roughly 5 pm and a mere 60 miles from Ushuaia, I was too cold to continue riding...l"

South American Adventure - 2 up on a R100GS, by Flyingavanti, with amazing then-and-now photos.

SF to Panama... eventually, by Stickfigure, including a "rescue" from the Darien Jungle by Panama army-cops who didn't think Gringos should be quite so close to Colombia.

Around the World in My Bug, by Ross- actually driving a '71 Beetle

Buenos Aires to Quito (via Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia), by AdventureGoddess, March 2008

Nicaragua: Riding into the unknown, by Salcar, April 2008

Los Angeles to Buenos Aires

If you want to know what it's like to ride through Hurricane Alma, read this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=343871

"Texas to Tierra del Fuego," by daveg, including his robbery in Guatemala, "Avoid the dirt road from Santiago Atilan to San Pedro in Guatemala."

"ride reports sent me to Costa Rica," by Coug66. A group of buddies and brothers rent from www.wild-rider.com, inspired by Finger Mullet's Working Man's Costa Rica Ride.

ahoraquemister is riding from Bogota to Buenos Aires,
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:05 PM   #93
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This hasnt had a bump in a while...

Im after some new reading ...
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:07 PM   #94
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This hasnt had a bump in a while...

Im after some new reading ...


Ohhhh. One of my all time favorites. A must read IMHO:

Ten Days of Utah Desert Madness

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Old 06-23-2009, 07:09 PM   #95
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Ohhhh. One of my all time favorites. A must read IMHO:

Ten Days of Utah Desert Madness

Agreed (already read it though ...)
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:11 PM   #96
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Agreed (already read it though ...)

Doh! Then go write your own!
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:49 PM   #97
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Doh! Then go write your own!
Ahem ... ... yeah, gotta get back to that ...
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:47 AM   #98
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:50 AM   #99
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I know this thread has been DITW. My apologies. Things will be easing up a bit at work soon, and we'll kick this thing back into gear. Promise.

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Old 06-26-2009, 07:56 AM   #100
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This, it seems to me, deserves a perma-sticky.

I don't like the idea of too much organization around here (this place ought to be an adventure to navigate) but ...

This is a great reference to the Crown Jewel of ADV.

Thanks for your efforts PM.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:14 AM   #101
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+1. Just finished it. One the very best that I've read....
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:33 AM   #102
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I'd like to suggest The Mobius Trip for The Complete Package.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=344776

Meticulous attention to detail, Dr.Rock's report is as inspiring as it is educational. Just a great all round report on the TAT.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:38 AM   #103
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I'd like to suggest The Mobius Trip for The Complete Package.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=344776

Meticulous attention to detail, Dr.Rock's report is as inspiring as it is educational. Just a great all round report on the TAT.
+1 A continuing epic.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:32 AM   #104
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+1 A continuing epic.
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Bump for our local heroes!
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:35 PM   #105
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Several New additions on the first page.
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