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Old 09-23-2010, 04:11 PM   #16
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I will be visiting your country on my way north later this year or early next year. I think Brazil will be the highlight of my trip through the Americas.
Crashmaster,
If you happen to be in the neighborhood, I am planning two trips in November - December.
1. An 8 day trip around the state of Rio de Janeiro (29/11 - 6/12)
2. A 10 day trip of the Estrada Real and the Historical cities of Minas Gerais (13/12 - 22/12)

I'm from Belgium but living in Brazil since Jan. 2009, and starting up a motorcycle travel organization (http://www.mirantes-mototravel.com) and these trips are going to be kind of 'dry runs'. I'm planning to really get business going early 2011. You're welcome to ride along for no charge. :o)
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:19 PM   #17
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I think it's time to start a thread about my beautiful country, Brazil.

The idea is to create a place for:
  • Brazilian ADV riders check-in
  • Travelers tell us that they are here
  • Future visitors ask questions
So, lets go!
Hey Linhares,
I'm from Belgium and moved to Brazil almost 2 years ago.
I really love the country and its people. (only, the price of a xt660r is almost twice of what you pay in Europe... :o)
I just stumbled upon this forum a few days ago. Looks like a nice place to get together with other riders.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:26 PM   #18
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Will do amigo. Actually, I used to fly a Brasilia, I loved that airplane.



I can believe it. The Brazilian riders I have met along the way have been great people.
And it's not just the riders... If you have any kind of trouble, EVERYBODY is ready to help. I never experienced this anywhere else.
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:47 PM   #19
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Hey Raphael,

I had a look at your website.
Great business you are starting.
If you come to SP or Santos, let me know and we can get together for a beer or two and discuss business.
Good luck !!!


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Crashmaster,
If you happen to be in the neighborhood, I am planning two trips in November - December.
1. An 8 day trip around the state of Rio de Janeiro (29/11 - 6/12)
2. A 10 day trip of the Estrada Real and the Historical cities of Minas Gerais (13/12 - 22/12)

I'm from Belgium but living in Brazil since Jan. 2009, and starting up a motorcycle travel organization (http://www.mirantes-mototravel.com) and these trips are going to be kind of 'dry runs'. I'm planning to really get business going early 2011. You're welcome to ride along for no charge. :o)
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:57 PM   #20
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Crashmaster,
If you happen to be in the neighborhood, I am planning two trips in November - December.
1. An 8 day trip around the state of Rio de Janeiro (29/11 - 6/12)
2. A 10 day trip of the Estrada Real and the Historical cities of Minas Gerais (13/12 - 22/12)

I'm from Belgium but living in Brazil since Jan. 2009, and starting up a motorcycle travel organization (http://www.mirantes-mototravel.com) and these trips are going to be kind of 'dry runs'. I'm planning to really get business going early 2011. You're welcome to ride along for no charge. :o)
Grtz
Gracias. I cant wait to get to Brazil, however, it will probably be January or February. I am also looking at the possibility of riding all the way north to French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana. But, I think that is the wet season and is a long way off anyway.

Saludos.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:12 AM   #21
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Hey Linhares,
I'm from Belgium and moved to Brazil almost 2 years ago.
I really love the country and its people.
Are you living at Volta Redonda? I am from Valença!
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(only, the price of a xt660r is almost twice of what you pay in Europe... :o)
This is the sad part of the story when you are an ADV biker in Brazil...
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I just stumbled upon this forum a few days ago. Looks like a nice place to get together with other riders.
This is the idea of these thread. To be a index to all others threads related to Brazil And also for chatting of course.
Now, I'm gonna post a message in your thread Adventure rides in Brazil.


Abraços,
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:33 AM   #22
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Are you living at Volta Redonda? I am from Valença!

This is the sad part of the story when you are an ADV biker in Brazil...
This is the idea of these thread. To be a index to all others threads related to Brazil And also for chatting of course.
Now, I'm gonna post a message in your thread Adventure rides in Brazil.


Abraços,
Linhares
Oi Linhares,
Yes, I'm living in Volta Redonda... Not so far from Valença... I know, it's not the most beautiful city, but the area AROUND it is great. My wife lived here and her two kids have their friends and schools here, so pretty difficult to move short term...

Hey, I passed through Conservatória yesterday. Had to get out of this office for a while. I have been working too much lately... and riding too little... Creating a website is hard work. Looks like they are going to put asphalt on the road from conservatória to Santa Isabel... I don't know if I like that... I loved to ride the dirt roads over there (both on Motorcycle and mountain bike).

Maybe we should meet each other some time... I can always use some pointers to interesting locations, good pousadas or fazendas that are worth visiting.

Abços
Raf

BTW: congratulations on your "inglés"... Where did you learn it?
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:48 AM   #23
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Hey Raphael,

I had a look at your website.
Great business you are starting.
If you come to SP or Santos, let me know and we can get together for a beer or two and discuss business.
Good luck !!!
Oi Lucio,
Thanks... I see we have some stuff in common. Looks like you got tired of the corporate environment too huh? Must have been a great ride all the way from NY... I guess all of us think about changing our lives at one point, but very few actually DO it... Well, for me, getting divorced helped a lot, since my ex. wouldn't dream of ever move more than 10Km from her mom's house
Moving to Brazil and setting up this business was a very interesting - sometimes frustrating - experience. for example: To get an alvará from the prefeitura in Volta Redonda, they need my registration at Turisrio, but to register at Turisrio, you need to have a copy of your alvará... Crazy, no?
I have been renting a place for almost a year now, and still don't have an alvará...

I would love to check out the other end of the BR101 (east of Caraguatatuba I mean). What kind of business do you have in mind?

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Old 09-25-2010, 09:55 AM   #24
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Garmin Map Brazil...

To all who intends to travel through Brazil using a Garmin GPS.
Don't rely on Garmin's map of Brazil. You'll, get hopelessly lost...

Here's a link to a website that has a GREAT
(FREE!!!) map of Brazil. It has all the big cities BUT also a lot of the very small dirtroads that don't appear even on the paper maps. http://www.tracksource.org.br/
I never leave home without it. It always gets me where I want to go (and back...)

The site is in Portuguese, but I'm sure somebody here can help translating if necessary

I thought this could be useful.

Stay safe.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:28 PM   #25
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[quote=mirantesMT]To all who intends to travel through Brazil using a Garmin GPS.
Don't rely on Garmin's map of Brazil. You'll, get hopelessly lost...


I agree , my garmim maps have absolutely no sense...works only in major cities
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:08 AM   #26
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To all who intends to travel through Brazil using a Garmin GPS.
Don't rely on Garmin's map of Brazil. You'll, get hopelessly lost...


I agree , my garmim maps have absolutely no sense...works only in major cities
check out the tracksource map... 100 times better, I promise
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:44 AM   #27
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To all who intends to travel through Brazil using a Garmin GPS.
Don't rely on Garmin's map of Brazil. You'll, get hopelessly lost...

Here's a link to a website that has a GREAT
(FREE!!!) map of Brazil. It has all the big cities BUT also a lot of the very small dirtroads that don't appear even on the paper maps. http://www.tracksource.org.br/
I never leave home without it. It always gets me where I want to go (and back...)

The site is in Portuguese, but I'm sure somebody here can help translating if necessary

I thought this could be useful.

Stay safe.
Raf
You're right, I'm one of the developers of Tracksource Maps.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:10 PM   #28
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Fantastic! Nice idea. I'll be coming down in Jan-Feb on a Ulysses from New Mexico to Porto Seguro. Timing isn't great but it's the only time I can get out. Really would like to connect with folks on the way.
By the way, does anyone have updated source of information for temporary permits for bikes in Brazil? I'll be coming in from the north. Perhaps Belem. Sounds like a hassle.
Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:30 PM   #29
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Hello, hate to post this but I think it is my duty. If any of you knew Adrian Kemmis, an Australian young fellow who was travelling with a Kawasaki 650 around Latin America, I´m very sad to report that he had a very serious accident yesterday in Curitiba and did not survive it. Apparently he was attempting to overtake a vehicle when he fell off the bike and was hit by a massive truck. The family has already been contacted and the Embassy is handling whatever needs to be handled. This kid died while doing something that he loved.
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:12 AM   #30
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Hello, hate to post this but I think it is my duty. If any of you knew Adrian Kemmis, an Australian young fellow who was travelling with a Kawasaki 650 around Latin America, I´m very sad to report that he had a very serious accident yesterday in Curitiba and did not survive it. Apparently he was attempting to overtake a vehicle when he fell off the bike and was hit by a massive truck. The family has already been contacted and the Embassy is handling whatever needs to be handled. This kid died while doing something that he loved.
I think we need to put something on Australian Regional Forum , maybe we can help. I live 200km from the accident...we are still shocked...
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