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Old 02-15-2013, 03:59 PM   #1111
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If both of you agree (CleanWatt and Ulyses) we can do a little "asado" and simple, so you don't miss the ferry on sunday.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:54 AM   #1112
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If both of you agree (CleanWatt and Ulyses) we can do a little "asado" and simple, so you don't miss the ferry on sunday.
That would be great! Where should we meet? I'm in Tres Cerros; about 500 km away. Should be there this evening.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:16 PM   #1113
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I stumbled upon a really nice moto tour operator in town who's let me throw my tent up in his garden.

Did you have a place in mind to meet up later? I only have internet access as long as I'm in a cafe or restaurant (currently sitting in 'pizza express'), so let us know what you're thinking and I'll try and hoof it there.

Also, is it advisable to try and make it to Rio Grande in one day?
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #1114
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Awesome report. Thanks for including map tracks of the route!
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:47 PM   #1115
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I stumbled upon a really nice moto tour operator in town who's let me throw my tent up in his garden.

Did you have a place in mind to meet up later? I only have internet access as long as I'm in a cafe or restaurant (currently sitting in 'pizza express'), so let us know what you're thinking and I'll try and hoof it there.

Also, is it advisable to try and make it to Rio Grande in one day?
Moto tour operator here in Rio Gallegos?

I'm waiting for Bryce, so we go to buy some oil for his bike. Do you want to come home and we discuss the 3 of us?
It's late for an "asado" (I have to go and buy the meat and everything) but I can invite you some pizzas.

I'll send you a PM.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:29 PM   #1116
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Back on the street I saw my second interesting bike of the day:



A DR800? I had no idea this thing even existed. It looks interesting; I'm guessing that these were never sold in the States.

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I had one of this years ago. I was living in brazil and had lots of fun on this bike.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #1117
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I'm back living in brazil for a couple years now. So are you planning to ride here?
So, if you are, I'm in Sao Paulo. pM for contact.
I belong to the group named "Fazedores de Chuva", riders that cross the 3 America's from Prudhoe Bay to Usuahua, and we will be happy to help and met you.
Www.fazedoresdechuva.com

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Old 02-16-2013, 05:06 PM   #1118
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I had one of this years ago. I was living in brazil and had lots of fun on this bike.
You can see where BMW got the idea for a beak, from Suzuki
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:03 PM   #1119
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Rode nearly 400 Miles today; it was freezing cold, there were intermitent rain showers, and a steady 40 mile an hour crosswind. The end of the world is a cold and windy place, even in the summer. Just made it into Rio Gallegos a few hours ago. I'm totally spent. To make matters worse, my chain guard on my swing arm is totally shot; the chain has been eating into the metal all day and I didn't realize it until I stopped. Tomorrow I'm going to try and make a replacement out of a mudflap or a rubber mat, whatever I can find.

Manolito is the man! He bought me pizza, let me stash my bike at his house, and even drove me to a hotel. Once again the generosity of a total stranger has saved the day! Thanks Manolito, you're the best!
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:28 PM   #1120
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Found a solution, i'll show it to you tomorrow

Just went to lock the doors and found an orange light coming from the left side of your tank bag. Is it OK or you forgot to take it and it's going to drain the battery ?
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:38 PM   #1121
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What maps did you have for your GPS and paper maps?
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:49 PM   #1122
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Found a solution, i'll show it to you tomorrow

Just went to lock the doors and found an orange light coming from the left side of your tank bag. Is it OK or you forgot to take it and it's going to drain the battery ?
Oops! That's probably the heated vest adapter. Can you unplug it?
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:58 PM   #1123
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Done!

My eyes are closing. See you tomorrow
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #1124
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Manolito is the man! Have fun and good luck with the chain guard.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:19 AM   #1125
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Good morning everyone!

I'm waiting for Bryce and it's very cold (41 degrees) and windy (36 miles per hour).It's going to be a loooooooooooooooooong day
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