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Old 05-12-2013, 06:52 PM   #2326
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Video.....best road in the world!!!!!!!1

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO WATCH THE VIDEO

If you watch only one video of mine,,,,,,,,this is the one.
It is my favorite road so far on my trip.
It is Pato Canyon in Peru.
I gaurantee you that after you watch it, you will want to ride it.
And this is only a small sample.
Best road in the world!!!!

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Old 05-12-2013, 06:57 PM   #2327
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CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO WATCH THE VIDEO

I had some good internet speed the other day and I was able to upload some video from the past couple of months.

This is the ride I did up to that 14,000 foot lake in Peru. I was all alone the entire way. And it was rainy.

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Old 05-12-2013, 07:01 PM   #2328
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This is the road out of Huatachina to Ica Peru around the sand dunes.
Kathe was riding on the back. The extra weigh back there makes the front in feel light

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Old 05-12-2013, 07:02 PM   #2329
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Swing bridge ride VIDEO

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Old 05-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #2330
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ONE MORE ROAD OF DEATH VIDEO
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........"Last one down buys the beers"



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Old 05-12-2013, 07:13 PM   #2331
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Chick sleeps on the back of a motorcycle on the road of death - I like her style.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:41 PM   #2332
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Love and Hate

Bolivia
One moment I am loving the the place
The next moment, I want to get the hell out.
My first day in Copacabana was great.
Place on the beach for $14 a night.
Cheap eats
Amazing scenary
Then up in to the mountains.....good roads, great scenary
Lake Titicaca
Road of Death
etc

But the flip side is:
Horrible traffic and drivers in La Paz
Most of Bolivia is a shit hole
Crappy food
It's kind of like Africa in South America.

And I think this picture pretty well sums it up.
When you see how the food is prepared here, it was only a matter of time before I got sick. And this had been going on the whole time I was there. I am taking some Cipro to hopefully get myself back on track.
Sorry, if this grosses you out. But it is realty.......my reality

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #2333
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What would Doctor OZ say?

The not so fun part of travel..Unlike Mexico, the paper goes in the toilet.

Hopefully the cipro will say "Adios amoebas"
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:39 PM   #2334
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Ed,

Still reading along keep up the good RR

What are your plans when you get down to the tip of SA?

How is the GSA running? How many total miles on your trip so far?

Keep the rubber side down,

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:27 AM   #2335
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Uyuni

Riding south of La Paz, I ran in to trouble.
The miners in Bolivia were going on strike. And when there is a labor protest in South America, that means road blocks. The people actually stand in the middle of the street and keep vehicles from passing. They put rocks, branches, cars and broken glass in the road to stop cars from going thru. Sometimes they even throw rocks at cars if they come to close. Cars and trucks are forced to wait or figure out their way around these human road blocks.
I rolled up on to 4 of them along my way to Uyuni.
Each time I asked if I could pass, they said "no". But I just stayed there until it got uncomfortable for them and I became a nuissance. And then they told me that I could continue.
They didn't want to hurt me or stop me, they were just making their point the best and only way they could.

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:30 AM   #2336
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I stopped and bought some chololate and chips at this little store in the middle of nowhere. I was trying to eat only package stuff because the "fresh" stuff was making me sick in Bolivia.
Notice the name......Barrio! Very fitting!

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:36 AM   #2337
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On all the roads in Latin America, you will see crosses and shines along side the road. This is where someone or someones dies in a car accident.
You will almost always see them along side the road in a dangerous corner. As I was traveling south of La Paz, I noticed a lot for crosses than normal. I was passing about 3 or more accident sites per mile. And this was on mostly straight roads.
I was thinking......are Bolivian drivers really that bad?
Are their cars really that unsafe
And did this many people really die out here on the highway.
It was really quite scary.
There were so many deaths.
It seemed like driving was a form of population control in Bolivia.
Sometimes you had no idea how or what happened
And sometimes there would be the remenants of the accident still there
In any case, becareful when driving in Bolivia



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Old 05-13-2013, 06:40 AM   #2338
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Again, I don't do much research about where I am going. I usually get the road conditions along the way. And half the time the info in incorrect anyway.
I was told the raod was paved all the way in to Uyuni.
I was wrong.
I had over 100 miles of dirt, sand, silt and water crossing along the way to Uyuni.
And that was just getting to Uyuni. I had 300 more miles once I got there

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:42 AM   #2339
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Sand riding scared the hell out of me on such a big heavy bike.
But after riding thru Bolivia, I really got the hang of it.......just stay on the gas!!!



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Old 05-13-2013, 07:15 AM   #2340
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As always a good report,the toilet is the good with the bad,I wondered how you were doing with all the great cooked food you were eating,now we all know,keep wandering and looks like you and the bike are holding up well.
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