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Old 11-21-2008, 04:30 AM   #46
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When will you roughly be in Costa Rica?

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Old 11-30-2008, 11:46 AM   #47
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We made it to Lima last night!!!! This morning had some homemade Peruvian breakfast consisting Chicharones con camote (boiled, then fried pork with sweet potatoes) and tomales. It was really good. Then we took a visit at a country club and then checked out a local fair. Having a little trouble with loading pictures right now. stay tuned. we re waiting for the fifth rider to come in to Lima tonight and we start to get the bikes out of customs tomorrow. we start the long tour on wed.



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Old 12-01-2008, 05:05 PM   #48
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:22 AM   #49
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Man, I went to a poor part of Lima called Manchay yesterday to see a school being built by the local Rotary club of La Malina in Lima, Peru. It was very humbling. It was great what the Rotary club had down with the previous structure of the school. I have pictures to go with but canīt load them on this computer yet. Iīll edit and post them soon. The people here are freindly and our host family and their freinds are fantastic. They are just great people. We are still waiting on customs to sort out paper work for the bikes. I canīt wait to start riding.............pics to come....... Moses
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:21 PM   #50
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Everybody, this is Jeff. He is back to a white boy.



I met Ivan at a local fair to meet face to face and give him a new speedo for his BMW I brought him from the states. We met on ADVrider. Ivan was one of a few ADVriders we met along this trip. Nice to met you Ivan. You're a good dude!!!


We went to a school that the Rotary club of La Molina, Lima has built and continues to be a big part of. Iīve had some great pictures in my day, but this by far is the coolest picture of myself Iīve ever had. The longer I was there the more I wanted to help.



This is the Rotary symbol that sat on the flat ridge over looking the school.





Here is Ken with some older students of the school.




We went to two schools but I am just posting this. After the visits we were treated at the La Molinaīs Rotary Clubīs meeting place, The Rinconada Country Club. This is the few as you walk in to the dining area.




Our hosts Julio and Anibal happened to be past presidents of the country club. We had the dining room all to ourselves and the food and beer did not stop coming. At the table is (left to right) Ken, Anibal, Malina (Anibalīs neice) Julioīs wife, Julio, Jim, and Jeff. Sorry Katie, I don't know where you went.




some shots of Lima......














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Old 12-02-2008, 04:25 PM   #51
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Keep in touch guys and weīll see you along the way. Looking forward to hearing about your trip in person.

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Old 12-11-2008, 05:46 PM   #52
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To all freinds,family, and adv riders following this thread, i haven t been able to post pics and ride report information due to problems on the road creating no time for it when we get somewhere where I could do it. Like tonight, it has been a long and crazy day. Bear with me and I will post a ton of new info and pics soon. Moses
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:53 PM   #54
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Update.......Hey all, well we spent a week in customs trying to get the bikes out. It was a nightmare. Everytime we got the paperwork the way they wanted it, they wanted something else. One week!!!!! Anyway, the trip started on Saturday, and from Lima we headed to Nasca. We stopped not far from Nasca for a snack and the f650 Jeff was riding would not start. It was a bad battery with a dry cell. The battery was replaced four months prior to this and checked before being shipped. I donīt understand it. We towed it back to the nearest town and somehow found a battery from a small motorcycle shop that fit. We finally got to a town that escapes me but it was a popular oasis and large sand dune resort south of Lima in Ica. The next day we tried to make it to Abancay but came short and settled in Chuanca.( I think thatīs the name). Ken was feeling sick from the altitude. Before we got to Chuanca, we noticed a radiator leak from the same bike. The next day we headed to Cusco. We made it five miles. The radiator blew. Upon further inspection, a rock had wedged itself into the radiator inbetween the frame and the radiator. Three hours on the side of the road and the radiator was fixed. We made it 10 miles and the radiator repair blew. Two hours on the side of the road and it was fixed. This time it was fixed. We made it to Cusco at night and took a wrong turn down a steep and slippery road. After a little help from the locals turning us around, we made it to the central plaza by police escort because we made such a scene. They also found us a hotel where we parked the bikes inside the joint. We had a good time at Nortonīs Rats and went to bed. The next day Jeff, Katie, and myself saw Macchu Picchu. Ken was in the bed with some bad altitude sickness. Jim stayed to catch up on his work. For those that donīt know Jim is a journalist writing a story for Rotary about this trip and the Rotary connection. Macchu Picchu was amazing. Iīm a lucky person to see it and encourage everybody if possible to see it once in your life. We left Cusco after that and headed to Abancay. We stayed in Chuanca again in a better hotel this time. Next day we were trying to get to Ica and then disaster struck. Jeff was looking down at a bird in the road and wasnīt paying attention to the sharp left turn in front of him. He ran off the road and went down into a colvert drain at 50 mph. He luckily caught the last bit of it before it dropped down very deep and it launched him and the bike 10 feet in the air and 20 feet in distance. There were large rocks everywhere and somehow he didnīt touch any of them when he landed. Long story short, he was o.k. and the bike was mangled, but with a little rigging, it was o.k. We kept on and made it to Ica. That was the worst sight Iīve seen in a while. Next we went to Barranca. Right before we got there Jim had a flat tire. Easy repair except for whatever reason the rim liner shredded into little bits and peices. We used the old tube and cut it up to make a make-shift liner. It worked. From Barranca, we made it to Chiclayo. Chiclayo has the best atmosphere and food thus far. All the people we have dealt with thus far in my opinion have been great. Iīve been called a gringo from the same guy twice in two days back in Callao at customs, but other than that, it has been fine. When we were in Lima, our hosts, Ruben and Anna Marie, could not have been more gracious. They made meals for us everyday, kept the fridge stocked, and Ruben gave up his time from work to translate for us at customs. Thank You Ruben and Anna Marie. We have had some unexpected problems early on on this trip, but we keep on truckinī. We are in Chiclayo now, and tomorrow itīs into Ecuador. Pics to come...........Moses
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:05 AM   #55
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Where is that big update we were promised!?!
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:38 AM   #57
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:39 AM   #58
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:05 PM   #59
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Incredible feat to pull off! The adventure of a life time!
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