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Old 01-27-2012, 04:34 AM   #106
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wow JonnyN first post... well you've got good taste in RR's
Long time lurker! I thought it was about time I came out the shadows, had to show some love for the RR!

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Welcome mate, becareful though, hang around these parts too long and you'll soon be quitting your job heading to silly corners of the world with your gentlemans area suspended from the ground by some foam 2x4.
I can only hope and pray mate!

If I'm honest its probably only because I don't have anyone to do it with that I haven't already, but one day soon I'll man up, loose the shackles of work and the missus and just get out there and do it lone soldier style :)

Balls my friend, you guys got em!

Keep up the good read, to say I'm jealous would be a tremendous understatement
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:37 PM   #107
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[COLOR="DarkOrange"]We are here in Montanita, Ecuador for Christmas with our adopted family of a few other bikers (Mark, Andre, Glenn and James), horrible weather that is a continuous 27 deg C and sunny, too many hot women in bikini's and an overwhelming number of bars that serve cold beer. ...
PICS! PICS!

I thought it was the rules of Advrider to have a obliged photo of hot women!
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:44 AM   #108
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Sorry for the lack of updates! We are eating and drinking our way around the wine regions of Argentina (Mendoza), and doing well. My (less than a month old) Laptop decided to die, which has made it difficult to upload photos, its getting fixed at the moment, and as soon as it is we hope to head to Chile.


Needless to say, Bolivia was quite epic. We stayed off the beaten track where we could and the scenery and trails were astounding. We rode with Kerman (a French type on a Honda) and James, (an ex US army guy on a Suzuki) through Bolivia.
All the bikes took an absolute beating, I snapped my frame, Tim destroyed his electrics and flooded his engine (with water, not fuel!), James destroyed his front and rear wheel bearings and Kerman, front and rear wheel bearings and his steering and brakes!

Here are some teaser photos



















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Old 02-20-2012, 06:14 AM   #109
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Glad to see an update. Keep 'em coming!

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Old 02-20-2012, 11:14 AM   #110
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I have a piece of paper that states that I am an Engineer. It doesn't state that I need to have knowledge of the English Language I am pretty sure it was a pre-requisite at my Technical College that you almost failed English in School (a requirement I handily met).
I have read one or two stories on this here interwebs, and I am a impressed with both the artistic manner in which these tales of badassery are woven, as well as the photographic talent that is displayed amongst the posters here. Your stories are jaw dropping, and the photos eye-opening.
I hope that you don't mind me sharing this space with you as I reveal my brilliance in these fields as well. Which is to say I have none.


Did I mention that I am not a photo person and don't normally pack a camera?
No?

So, I can only hope that my lack of talent at most things will be overcome by the fact that I have a spare piece of 2x4 behind me so your balls won't touch the bitumen. If you have a few minutes in your day when your boss thinks you are working, throw a leg over and Id welcome you to vicariously visit these places that I will provide neither photographic or poetic justice to. Just hold on tight I generally prefer to make up for my lack of talent or organization with an extra helping of stupidity and exuberance.
I am really late to this party but you, sir, are my hero of the day.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:47 PM   #111
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Unfortunately the laptop got diagnosed with a bad case of death, and lives no longer. How is that, I killed 2 laptops and a camera in 1 month! Updates will be delayed (I know, excuses, excuses)
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:40 PM   #112
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Unfortunately the laptop got diagnosed with a bad case of death, and lives no longer. How is that, I killed 2 laptops and a camera in 1 month! Updates will be delayed (I know, excuses, excuses)
you mean more delayed than they've been?
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:47 PM   #113
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Peru, the rest of it


Ok, back to Peru. As a posse we left Nasca... Nick and Ivanka, Andre, Mark, Tim and myself. It wasn't long till we also caught up to Daan and Mirjam too.




The road from Nasca to Cusco was described by our mechanic in Lima as his favorite in Peru. I could see why.
Daan, Mirjam, Tim and myself decided to stop in a nice spot to do a little bit of camping.




And the next day we headed to Cusco. Once we arrived we did a spot of marketing.
















Our activities in Cusco involved seeing some old bricks (boring!) and much more fun, feasting











(best ceviche I have had)










We parted company with Daan and Mirjam - was great riding with them







Tim and I decided to take a long loop to go to Machu Pichu, and were rewarded with quite the ride.



























Machu Pichu was quite enjoyable, which we shared with our 5,000 closest friends















It was more enjoyable however to freak everyone out by dancing like idjits around it.

(video courtesy of Nick and Ivanka)




Here I would part company with the rest of the crew as my bike needed love, in the form of new luggage (my former luggage had reached the point of dissrepair), and thanks to Giant Loop for getting it to me. No thanks to Fedex for it taking 10days longer than it should have.

Kerman, James and Tim did a ride around southern Peru


































Peru was over and done with. Bolivia to come!
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #114
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you mean more delayed than they've been?
That last post was just for you David, I appreciate a good bit of smart-assedry
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:45 AM   #115
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Because photos of Machu Pichu are a little too passe'
Just found this rr and have to say I love your style! This video has me crying laughing.

Hope you're knee is healing and that there is a new camera and laptop on the way. Keep it coming!

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:54 AM   #116
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That last post was just for you David, I appreciate a good bit of smart-assedry
thank you sir! glad i was able to smart-ass my way into another installment!

did you ride from cuzco to santa teresa and then walk the tracks from the hydroelectric plant? i was fortunate enough to do that ride a few years back and it was the coolest section of road ever!

good luck in bolivia, we're all eagerly waiting to hear how it goes!
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #117
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thank you sir! glad i was able to smart-ass my way into another installment!
Be careful though, keep it up and you will have this RR up to date!

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did you ride from cuzco to santa teresa and then walk the tracks from the hydroelectric plant? i was fortunate enough to do that ride a few years back and it was the coolest section of road ever!
Yeah, we did.
We did the loop up and around to get to Santa Maria first though.
The section from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa was particularly epic.


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Old 02-29-2012, 08:12 PM   #118
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and this just gets better and better as you go!!!! so GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 02-29-2012, 10:07 PM   #119
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Be careful though, keep it up and you will have this RR up to date!

Yeah, we did.
We did the loop up and around to get to Santa Maria first though.
The section from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa was particularly epic.


come on, mate. it's been a few days, i know you've got more in you!

i hope you're having as much fun as we are anticipation for your next installment!
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