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Old 01-12-2014, 05:58 AM   #481
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What an ADV you are having. Love all the pics.
Looking forward to more. Stay safe.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:52 AM   #482
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What an ADV you are having. Love all the pics.
Looking forward to more. Stay safe.
Thanks so much! Hello from San Carlos de Bariloche! Just a few days of rest before we tackle the wind to the south.

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Old 01-12-2014, 08:57 AM   #483
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Chasing the Dakar

We were up at 330 and on the bikes at 4 am to ride the route. The Dakar course is open. You can chase the leaders like us for 150 km! The throngs of fans all think we are in the race and take pictures of us when we stop. This was absolutely thrilling to race along with the leaders.


Dakar 2014 185 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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Highlights were pulling in to gas up with the leaders, and then running the toll at 80 km per hour in the dark. After the gas stop we hit traffic and the crowd was very hard to navigate.


Dakar 2014 194 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Dakar 2014 193 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Dakar 2014 196 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



IMG_1598 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

After the sunrise we saw some of the big trucks and stopped to let the race pass by us for a while.


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Dakar 2014 211 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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Dakar 2014 218 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

We saw a few more big trucks leaving town when we got back and one stopped for gas so we pulled in.


Dakar 2014 223 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Dakar 2014 225 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Dakar 2014 231 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

We were mobbed with people who wanted our picture. We kept explaining that we were not in the race but just tourists. They still wanted autographs, since we had driven here from Alaska! The funny part is on Facebook I see that Trevor and Nick were given the same star treatment n the same spot. Daniel, Orvar, and Trevor all signed this kids shirt. His mom said she knew we were just tourists, but could we sign it anyway please!


Dakar 2014 236 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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Dakar 2014 228 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Dakar 2014 238 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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Dakar 2014 242 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:37 PM   #484
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fuel pump fix

Daniels bike on the way to Rosario cut out a few times. Now this is very disconcerting on our way south to isolated territory. Well on the way in from the race it was worse in the heat. He diagnosed the fuel pump as the issue, which is a known problem with the 800 GS. Well today we are to leave Rosario and since yesterday was Sunday we still have no fuel pump. We really did not want to go to BMW and pay a fortune if they had the part at all. We stopped at the Fussetti Honda dealership 2 blocks from our hotel to ask advice. Daniel knew a Bosh pump would work. Germán was super helpful and even programmed the GPS with the intersection of the auto parts dealership for us. He also offered to install the pump for us if we could get it.




DSC00358 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

Today it is hot and in the 15 blocks to the parts place Dan’s bike died 6 times, so now we were really desperate. Arriving at 1230 at Bolita Auto Supply, but they were closed for siesta, but luckily George was still inside. He came out to ask us what we needed. Dan explained we needed a Bosh pump or bomba. By just looking at the part number we had he said he had just what we needed a Delphe universal pump with all the extra bits and for a very reasonable price. What a nice family!


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Now back to HONDA!!! Germán quickly and very carefully repaired the bike. The screen had come off the pump so it was sucking in dirt. He did this on his lunch hour and then felt bad he had to charge us for the 1- hour service minimum (380 Pesos) . We were so thankful to him!!! These are honest guys here who are really willing to help you out.


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By 2 pm we were done, but it was now 37 degrees and we were sweating in our suits. We drove on the secondary roads to the south and west and ended up in at 126 km in Melincue for the night and opted for a casino hotel with good air con, secure parking and a restaurant.


Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 6.12.18 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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Old 01-13-2014, 02:35 PM   #485
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Dually and fuel pump

Hi Sara,

I'm really enjoying all the pictures, either you have a magic camera, or you have a fine eye for composition! Just curious, are you using the NEX most of the time, or the Olympus?

How did Dan like his new Dually during the night ride? I just put a set on my GSA (amber color), but I haven't been able to really test it yet. I'm on the side line for now with a broken bone in my right hand. Nothing too major, but need to be patient. I'm hoping to be back in the saddle in time for the GS Challenge coming up at the end of the month here in CR. (nb: don't tell my doc, but I'm planning to do it regardless )

I hope that the new fuel pump will fix the issues on Dan's bike. Ironically, BMW just issued a recall for fuel pump but on 1200s & 1600s - no 800s in the list from what I can see.

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Old 01-13-2014, 03:12 PM   #486
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Back rack tubes

Hey Guys,
I am interested in what you tend to pack in the tubes you have on your back racks. What size of tubes are they? They look useful.
Enjoying the report.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:59 AM   #487
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heal fast!

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Hi Sara,

I'm really enjoying all the pictures, either you have a magic camera, or you have a fine eye for composition! Just curious, are you using the NEX most of the time, or the Olympus?

How did Dan like his new Dually during the night ride? I just put a set on my GSA (amber color), but I haven't been able to really test it yet. I'm on the side line for now with a broken bone in my right hand. Nothing too major, but need to be patient. I'm hoping to be back in the saddle in time for the GS Challenge coming up at the end of the month here in CR. (nb: don't tell my doc, but I'm planning to do it regardless )

I hope that the new fuel pump will fix the issues on Dan's bike. Ironically, BMW just issued a recall for fuel pump but on 1200s & 1600s - no 800s in the list from what I can see.

Safe travels!
Day to day on the road we use the Sony cybershot AVCHD. in good light it equals the NEX 7. if we are out to see sights we take both usually.

The new lights are awesome! Now very few oncoming vehicles pull out into our lane in the daytime. They were great at night in the rally, but we try never to drive at night otherwise.

The pump was a easy cheap fix we were lucky.

I hope you heal fast. tape it up maybe?

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Old 01-15-2014, 12:06 PM   #488
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tubes

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I am interested in what you tend to pack in the tubes you have on your back racks. What size of tubes are they? They look useful.
Enjoying the report.
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Daniel made them from 6 1/2 inch PVC pipe and well caps. We have a plummer friend who gave us the parts so free tool tubes are always a great thing. Dan has 2 bike covers in his and I have extra tie downs and both of our rapid fire heated jackets. The well caps lock and are totally watertight. The other nice thing is they keep the Ortlib bags from falling off the back with out needing to really crank down on the rock straps.

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Old 01-15-2014, 12:10 PM   #489
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To San Raphael

The morning was 35 already when we left and headed south towards San Raphael. We made our way to the half waypoint at 470 km at Villa Mercedes where we found a small hotel near the highway exit. We had stopped at a truck stop for a huge grilled lunch so ended up with just a sandwich at the gas station for dinner.


Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 6.13.40 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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On the way to San raphael we took the 144 to the south of San Luis, but turned back after the sign said no gas for 250 km. This was lucky as we met Enrique and Paulina from Brazil and Sophie from Germany at the gas station.


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Arriving in San Raphael after 371 km we found a hotel just off the main park with a great parking lot and very quiet rooms.


san raphael 15 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

There is also a great hot dog place on the corner with VERY cold beer.


san raphael 8 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


san raphael 7 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


We did a bit of a walk around town to see if we could find a cambio office with guys outside making blackmarket exchange. We found the office, but no “hombres”. Asking the manager of the hotel was the best idea. He directed us just around the corner to the “Doctor’s office” and he called ahead to say we were coming. This guy is doing big business in buying USD$. He gave us 10.3 to 1! We were very happy and like the IKEA ad Dan came out and said, “Start the car”.


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Old 01-16-2014, 01:09 PM   #490
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Ruta 40

Leaving town there was evidence of the recent Dakar visit. We headed south to find the famed Ruta 40. But with the late start today we ended up just going 187 km in Malargue and finding a small hotel just off the highway exit.


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Now the challenge begins for the RUTA 40. We just had 333km to get to Chol Malal right….


Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 6.20.58 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

The wind here is legendary and there were some pretty strong gusts at times. In typical new to the 40 fashion Dan stopped at the sign to get a photo, I stopped behind him and was promptly blow over by a gust of wind. Dan got off his bike to help me get mine up and while doing that his bike was blow off the stand. Ahh lesson learned. No stopping on the roadside.



chol malal 4 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

The road south from here has a bit of construction, but there are two large sections that are not yet paved or maintained. Most of this is good dirt or gravel road, but there are a few parts with deep gravel and sand. For Daniel this is no challenge, but for me it was a mental and physical one. I managed with “more gas and speed”, but was glad to finally see pavement again. Luckily in the worst parts of the road we had little wind.



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chol malal 10 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

The wind did finally break enough for a photo op.


chol malal 30 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


I stopped feeling sorry for myself when we saw a ton of these guys! The one pushing his bike in the deep gravel was my hero.



junin de los andes 7 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

We finally pulled into Chol Malal after only 333 km at 730 pm tired and sore. There is one restaurant in town and it was not open today. Luckily the grocery store was still open.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:12 PM   #491
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Ruta 40

Lining up for gas in the morning we noted the sign that says they don’t sell you gas unless you re wearing a helmet.


chol malal 34 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


What a difference a day makes. Today it was 420 km of good paved road and almost no wind. The scenery was much nicer and we could stop for pictures of the Volcan Lanin.



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just joking!


junin de los andes 19 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

Arriving in Zapala at the half way mark we found the great La Imperial bakery café next the gas station.




junin de los andes 8 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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There were some police checks, but only 1 stopped us to record our passport numbers.


junin de los andes 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

Driving into Junin de Los Andes we see gas and got gas, which is the rule down here and added our sticker to the collection.


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Old 01-18-2014, 01:50 PM   #492
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Ruta 40

The drive on the 7 lakes route is a must do! They have actually renamed the old highway 231 going from Junin de los Andes to Bariloche via Villa la Angostura the ruta 40 to make it look like more of the 40 is paved (signs say ruta 40 ex ruta 231).


Screen%20Shot%202014-01-12%20at%201.21.14%20PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

The 235 km is paved except about 25 km of very good gravel road in the middle, but with all the stops (and Saturday summer traffic) it takes about 5 hours.


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On the way to Bariloche there are a couple of towns that make you think you are in Sun Valley, Idaho.


san carlos de bariloche 4 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

The drive around the lake into San Carlos de Bariloche is stunning. This is a tourist town, where there is a chocolate shop in every block. We had a couple of down days here to rest up on the way south.


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Walking along the lakeshore we came across the teleferico so took a ride up.


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We had the best ice cream we have ever eaten here in Rapanui in Bariloche. This is the line up at midnight.


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Old 01-19-2014, 02:01 AM   #493
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The area with all the lakes looks a lot like the area around Nelson, B.C. And you're right about Sun Valley - I lived there for 20 years, and that town you showed has a similar feel to it.

Wow, so when are you planning to complete the ride? Seems like you're getting close to the end of your journey.

As always, appreciating your thorough documenting of the trip!
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Great meeting you in El Calafate. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:29 AM   #495
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The area with all the lakes looks a lot like the area around Nelson, B.C. And you're right about Sun Valley - I lived there for 20 years, and that town you showed has a similar feel to it.

Wow, so when are you planning to complete the ride? Seems like you're getting close to the end of your journey.

As always, appreciating your thorough documenting of the trip!
We will be in Ushuaia Jan 26! But that is the end of the north in NA to south in SA, but not the end of the adventure. We will head north up the Caretera Austral in Chile. We have to see Peru and Bolivia and Brazil still in SA!


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