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Old 10-21-2009, 12:19 PM   #16
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Good luck! If you're rollin through Santa Monica/LA drop me a line. I'll buy you a coffee or a beer.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:43 PM   #17
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My vote would be to hit TDF Usuaia and head north past B.A., Iguazu Falls, Sau Paolo & Rio, ship from Belem to Miami and head home from there.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:56 PM   #18
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My vote would be to hit TDF Usuaia and head north past B.A., Iguazu Falls, Sau Paolo & Rio, ship from Belem to Miami and head home from there.
I do want to see Iquazu Falls and Rio would be a blast too!
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:14 AM   #19
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I find the warmth

After 3 days I'm just north of LA visiting my brother. Tomorrow I head to Arcadia to drop off a laptop I've been carrying for my mother-in-law and mount the tires I've been lugging. Then it's down to San Diego and onward to the Baja.

Hwy 1 just south of Monterey was assume. Very little traffic and I was finally able to turn off my electric vest.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:36 AM   #20
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I am looking forward to reading your RR as you go. I am in the planning stages of my SA trip. I hope to be going in the fall of 2011.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:51 AM   #21
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After 3 days I arrived in LA. Nothing special about the ride other than finally seeing sun

Mt Shasta

and the California Coast

California Coast

and getting to LA for a day or two of last minute preparations before heading down to Baja.


I did have quite the amazing experience at the BMW Shop, West Valley Cycle Sales, in Winnetka when I stopped to see about getting my Anakee 2s mounted. The lady behind the service counter replied, "We can't do that." "What," I said? I think I must have had a weird expression on my face as the lady just stood there looking at me. She finally said, "I can't mount them because I didn't sell them to you." "I'll pay," I told her. Nope, she wouldn't do it because she didn't know where they came from or how they had been handled; insurance and all she told me. "You're serious?" I asked her. As she started to walk back to her desk, she assured me there was nothing she could do. "Ah, do you know of any shop that will help me out?" "Maybe an independent shop, but no major dealer," she said as she set down at her desk. "There aren't very many of us anymore," she said before getting involved with her computer screen. Well, no shit, if that's how you treat a customer, I thought.



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The next day I stopped in at Pasadena Yamaha and walked out 1 hour later with the tires mounted. I even had a nice talk with the very friendly service manger. What's going on with the BMW dealers in Southern California? They can't mount tired they don't sell? I've never heard of that before!
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:16 PM   #22
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:45 PM   #23
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I'll be following along. I hope you have better luck than I did
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:41 PM   #24
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I'll be following along. I hope you have better luck than I did
Hey Arno,

The way I look at it you are just taking a break You will be on the road in no time!
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:27 PM   #25
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I subscribed,, will be following your every post.... Best wishes,, have a FUN safe trip.....
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:33 PM   #26
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Have a wonderful trip, I look forward to seeing it unfold.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:13 PM   #27
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Laugh wait for me...

Maybe I can catch up to you, my '88 GS has been begging to go to Cuzco for 20 years...
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:34 PM   #28
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Maybe I can catch up to you, my '88 GS has been begging to go to Cuzco for 20 years...
I'm sure to be in Baja for a few days. Head on down!
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:37 AM   #29
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Glad to see you are doing a ride report as well as the website

I gotta ask, what is your timeframe for getting to Ushuaia? Any chance we can meet up?

Will be following this thread closely...
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:52 PM   #30
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Looking forward to following your trip! I am leaving from Seattle in 7 days and will be riding to TDF over the next 3-4 months. If we're in the same area, maybe we can meet up and swap stories/ride some backroads!
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