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Old 04-22-2013, 05:55 AM   #346
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Catching up with you guys every day lately.......maybe tripping my face off on psilocybin on the Alvord Desert...........would be better but probably not.
Very thoughtful words. I'd opt for the desert experience

Today we had back to the coast. Supposedly no wifi at the place we stay. Then to Lima for bike parts.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:59 AM   #347
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glad you guys could catch some of the corderilla blanca...

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We owe these best 2 days in Peru to you sir. Thanks for the tips!! Bummer the weather reared its ugly face on you....still had to beat the hell out of Portland
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:18 AM   #348
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East Coast Canada Shout Out

I was late coming to your ride report guys but am now up to date and have enjoyed every page of it. I have even found a couple of bike rental places in Medellin and Ecuador that has me thinking of our next Squidventiure ride/vacation. I thank you for maintaining such a great ride report. I know how hard it is to do out there so big thanks !!! I voted your report 5 stars and encourage others to do so, that will bring other advr's in to read such a fun thread.
If your adventure biking ever brings you to the East coast of Canada (Nova Scotia) I've got a free place for you to crash. We have had a few RTW travelers take us up on this. The biking is awesome, beer is too good and lobster is endless.
Safe travels and keep the party kicking !!!!

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Old 04-22-2013, 07:29 AM   #349
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Thanks for keeping us all updated.
Your ride in Ecuador and Peru was what I remember from my 2 months riding down there.
A great trip down memory lane.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:13 PM   #350
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Wow! What a beautiful place.

Thanks for sharing! Your trip is epic.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:28 PM   #351
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Hands down best seafood meal since Mexico!




That looks .
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:30 PM   #352
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If your adventure biking ever brings you to the East coast of Canada (Nova Scotia) I've got a free place for you to crash. We have had a few RTW travelers take us up on this. The biking is awesome, beer is too good and lobster is endless.
Safe travels and keep the party kicking !!!!

Thanks for the comments sir! I very much appreciate the offer for a place to stay. And with that quantity of beer and lobster I will be sure to take you up on it when my adventures take me in that direction....they surely will one day. Salud!
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:32 PM   #353
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Thanks for keeping us all updated.
Your ride in Ecuador and Peru was what I remember from my 2 months riding down there.
A great trip down memory lane.
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Good to hear from you again Ed. I thought about you more than once on my travels through Ecuador. You definitely picked a choice spot to ride in. I will surely choose the country to spend some more time in the future. Can't wait to hang out in the bullshit club when I return
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:33 PM   #354
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That looks .


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Old 04-22-2013, 09:34 PM   #355
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Today we headed south through the mountains before cutting back west to the coastline. It was a steady climb along a river laden valley until we peaked out at 13K. Nice and scenic but nothing crazy. A little offroad but not over the top today. The Cordillera Blanca blessed us with her scenic views once again.




























Then started descending over the switchbacks down into a dismal desert that only the coast of Peru can provide. It astonishes me that these people in their small huts on the sand dunes can survive. Little water, no farming, what does one do to live?








We made our destination, Barranca, by 1:00 PM and Lima is only another 100 miles….so we do what we do best, tear up the flat desert tarmac and into a bustling city. It’s like a video game; try to outrun traffic without getting smashed but here there is no automatic life rejuvenation potion. I’m running a bit low on energy and anxious to get to our hangout zone.

Number one reason for coming to Lima is so that I can get some new shoes for the dizzer.

We got a hostel but of course they only have one night available and it is on the 4th floor. There is never room on the ground and carrying all my shit up and down day in and day out gets a bit old. I can’t wait to start camping again. Dropped off the gear and walked into the center of Miraflores. Saw the largest McDonald’s I have ever seen (w/ a cinema) and found the Honda Desert Racing center. Reserved a brand new set of Pirelli MT21’s that I will get installed in the morning. They should treat me nicely for Bolivia.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:12 PM   #356
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What tires?How are they holding up?
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:33 AM   #357
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What tires?How are they holding up?
I'm not exactly sure what you mean but I currently have a Maxxis Desert IT on the front and a Dunlop D606 in the rear. A little over 8,000 miles on them. The Maxxis is cupping and every other knob is flush with the tire body. The Dunlop center tread is now flush with tire body. Funny how they expired at the same time. I am very happy with their performance and longevity...wish I could find the same setup.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:24 AM   #358
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Catching up slowly on your report! Great stuff!
8000 miles on those tires is incredible! (especially for a D606 rear). My 606
only lasted 3500 miles on my DR650. Hope the MT21's hold up as well for you. Safe Travels. !Que le via muy bien!

(Do you guys plan to do Bolivia?)
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:34 AM   #359
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Answered my question spot on,thanks!
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:24 PM   #360
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Catching up slowly on your report! Great stuff!
8000 miles on those tires is incredible! (especially for a D606 rear). My 606
only lasted 3500 miles on my DR650. Hope the MT21's hold up as well for you. Safe Travels. !Que le via muy bien!

(Do you guys plan to do Bolivia?)

I found my MT21 on the XRR didn't last quite as long as my Desert IT's tend to. Also they provide worse traction.

4000 km in Baja
6500 Km on the CDT and WRT in Moab (It was a slick in the center)
almost 9000km from Moab, Baja, Mexico, Belize, and changed at Tikal. That rear tire owed me nothing.

I also ran a Desert IT front ~12,000 km. (~7,500miles). It was in rough shape..

I have yet to find a rear tire that works as good as the Desert IT but lasts longer.. Both on and off pavement.

That being said, options are limited down there, Pirelli's are cheap, and all will give you good enjoyment.
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