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Old 01-01-2014, 07:01 PM   #2071
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Hiya guys, still checkin in and loving every bit.

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Old 01-01-2014, 08:53 PM   #2072
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Hey up Andy!
Could you p.m. me with Devon's email address?
All map files are saying the disk is corrupt

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Old 01-01-2014, 09:48 PM   #2073
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Happy new year Ellen and Andi!!!!

Quick question: how's your Heidenau holding up? My rear Metzeler Sahara Enduro 3 needs replacing now, after only 6k kms so I'm thinking about replacing it with a Heidenau. I know I'll probably loose a bit of on road traction, but I definitely need to get more miles out of my rear tire...


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Old 01-02-2014, 05:54 PM   #2074
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Haqppy New Year, sorry a little late on NZ time but was working.

Yes heard from that other guy with the fast Pacific blue bike and I managed to wish him Happy New Year on time. Looks like 2016, you'll have to bring him around I guess.

Gotta go catch that ferry but before I go, a little riddle for you.....

Excuse me!
Oh will you excuse me
I'm just trying to find the bridge... Has anybody seen the bridge?

(Have you seen the bridge?)
I ain't seen the bridge!

(Where's that confounded bridge?)
Yeah he e'd us too which was cool, great to hear from him but he is working to hard.

Classic poem bro ... took me a while to click in

2016 eh .... better start saving now
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:59 PM   #2075
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Just wondering, does your GPS or Spot give you the miles per day or hr or average per day for your trip?
Heya 905gregg

SPOT, no, SPOT does tracking, ok button and we are subscribed to search and rescue (should get us a donkey here)

GPS does and can do mileage through GPX logs but we don't use it, we could set it up and do all of it but find that is not a huge amount of use other than if you are wanting to clock up stats.

We used the fuel gauge for a while but its a pain, easier on the KTM speedo and using human knowledge knowing how far you get depending on the conditions.

Simple does all the way!!
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:00 PM   #2076
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Hiya guys, still checkin in and loving every bit.

Happy trials
Heya Mike, great to hear from you, hope you are your good lady are staying warm up there.

Happy new year to you guys.
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:04 PM   #2077
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Hey up Andy!
Could you p.m. me with Devon's email address?
All map files are saying the disk is corrupt

Colleen
Heya Colleen, have emailed him to contact you, he will be in the middle of the 3N somewhere and will be out of Wifi for a few days I think.

Which files are you needing, we can upload to our dropbox and you can download them from there, just let us know and it will be done.

Going AWOL tomorrow so will be without Wifi for a coupla days until we get to Huaraz, do you know where Ande got too?

Cheers A
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:26 PM   #2078
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Happy new year Ellen and Andi!!!!

Quick question: how's your Heidenau holding up? My rear Metzeler Sahara Enduro 3 needs replacing now, after only 6k kms so I'm thinking about replacing it with a Heidenau. I know I'll probably loose a bit of on road traction, but I definitely need to get more miles out of my rear tire...


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Happy new year to you guys to mate.

6k ... ya bloody hoon.

Got 10750 km now on the rear, maybe half worn, will get a pic tomorrow in the day time and e it to you.

We got 21200 km on the last one before you made me take it off it had at least another 3000 ... easy

The last one had the broken center ridge, this one has the fully solid ridge.

This new tire appears softer, interesting it is slightly wider too as it is slowly gnawing away at my chain cover that I made, no biggy tho.

Across the board very very happy with Heidy, useless on wet clay where it has hard based and greasy top (but nothing much hangs on that), other than they rock and take the anger the 950 will serve them.

We run ours at 33 PSI two up with house and contents, one up for adv riding with the boys 28 PSI would be more than plenty, 25 PSI would be better to let it bite in more.

We just spooned on a new MT21 front, love those, further south in Arg and Chile once we have finished in the back yard on Bolivia and Peru I with also run Heidy front or Euduro 3.

You just have to respect them in the wet but they are still good, probably your Enduro 3 would be a better/stickier front.

Also if you can get em the Mefo Super Explorer seem to last well too, I have no experience with these tho.

Cheers dude, hope this helps.

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Old 01-04-2014, 09:50 AM   #2079
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Yeah he e'd us too which was cool, great to hear from him but he is working to hard.

Classic poem bro ... took me a while to click in

2016 eh .... better start saving now
You got it....How old were you when that came out? 1973....good year and my first road bike a Yamaha RD200.Traded in the next year for an RD350.

And for those I may be confusing here....look up "The Crunge".

As for the confounded bridge,for the Kiwi's ears only in 2016.
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:54 PM   #2080
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:06 PM   #2081
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You got it....How old were you when that came out? 1973....good year and my first road bike a Yamaha RD200.Traded in the next year for an RD350.

And for those I may be confusing here....look up "The Crunge".

As for the confounded bridge,for the Kiwi's ears only in 2016.
I was 7 .... 40 years ago!!

Yeah young punks won't know what the hell is happening here, ask them what a record is too .
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:09 PM   #2082
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Heya Julio, thanks mate .... we do it just for you eh
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:28 PM   #2083
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Happy new year Ellen and Andi!!!!

Quick question: how's your Heidenau holding up? My rear Metzeler Sahara Enduro 3 needs replacing now, after only 6k kms so I'm thinking about replacing it with a Heidenau. I know I'll probably loose a bit of on road traction, but I definitely need to get more miles out of my rear tire...


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Old 01-05-2014, 03:50 PM   #2084
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Santa - For New Years Eve

Shoulda been here for Christmas

Given we were driven to coast for fuel we took advantage of services that come with being in a bigger town, i.e. tire, wifi, toilets with seats etc.

Maya’s new years gift was the MT21, mine was being able to drink and hold down wine and food, after the food poisoning in Cajamarca it has left things a little tender, Ellen's gift was putting up with me!!

The three of us went out for tea ... it was nice.



The Peruvians put on an epic show of who has the bigger cracker and sky rocket, this was quite the display for a town this size, was only minute at new years and the air was laden with beautiful gun powder smell (I love it), there were burning chairs in the street too, kinda like guy forks.





See the smoke hanging in the air



New years eve done and dusted bed jumped under us at about 1.00am.

Now, a small back track to the past for when I was very young (just a few weeks ago)

When I was about 18 years young I bought a magazine called Australasian Dirt Bike, in the mag there was an article of two DR400T’s 82 - 84 model, dual shock. round mid muffler model, all you old buggas like me will know them, all you young bucks will have to search or suffer.

The article was headed, “Peruvian Sand” and there were photos of these two hooning up the huge sand dunes and having a time of their life, I loved that article so much, I loved the bikes so much I worked my arse off and saved hard and bought a DR400S which had road kit for New Zealand, I was proud as punch cos I had one, I so much wanted to blast up the monster sand dunes and in my dreams I just wanted to be there.

Roll on 29 years ...yes I am 47 now give or take 25 years, well, here we are in Santa, Peru, I am looking out across the roofs at these monster sand dunes and I had a flashback to the “Peruvian Sand” article I loved so dearly ..... with a small tear in my eye I then realized HERE IN AM in my dream of about 1984 now on my newer dream bike that was not even dreamed of or thought about back then.



Was this my news year gift?, was this meant to be and a small gift of my own history, it was weird, hard to explain and I don’t wonna give it back so I won't but leaving Santa heading back to the mountains it is a cool memory to ride with, maybe in another 29 years I will have another cool flashback with Maya.

Where is this going, well nowhere really, but for me it meant that sometimes in an unexpected avenue your day can change in an instant with a dream realized, never EVER let go of dreams as they can eventuate even if by alternate forces and events.

I WAS HERE ... I couldn't tag the sand dune so this will have to do



Happy new all, mine was!!!

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Old 01-05-2014, 07:06 PM   #2085
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Hy Andy and Ellen.
What excellent pictures and narrative of your trip you are riding in incredible terrain.you and Ellen are seeing wonderful places and i know how difficult it gets some days,
I am happy you resolved the Passport problem. It is very difficult to do anything in a 3rd. world country .
We are in Panama and have to ship the blue wonder across to Columbia a bit more difficult than the bike and more expensive ,let you know wen we are in Colombia .
Safe riding regards Norbert and Greti
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