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Old 09-24-2014, 04:23 PM   #1
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By Land and Sea

About to sell my DR650, and in a fit of nostalgia thought I'd post a quick set of pics from a little trip I took last year.

I operate research ships, and brought a Suzuki DR-650 along for my most recent deployment.

Left out of Charleston, South Carolina in July 2013, and put the bike on the beach to explore Iceland, Madeira, Barbados, and Patagonia before unloading it for the last time in San Diego, CA, April 2014.

There's a few stories in there, and I wish I had time to post them all.. maybe someday I will.. suffice it to say that each country had it's charms, and my favorite trip, bar none, was riding through Chilean Tierra Del Fuego.

I also ought to mention that the DR, although only a 650, has an aweful lot of balls, and is a wonderful and dependable machine. Even kind of comfy when you put a Sargeant seat on it.

My set up for the trip: 2013 DR-650 w/stock exhaust and stock jets (Worked fine from 110+ heat in Barbados to sub 40 in Iceland and moderate altitudes in Chile); Acerbis 5.3 US gal gas tank; Acerbis hand guards; Sargeant standard hight seat; Wolfman racks with Rotopax mounts, 1 gal Rotopax tank; Rotopax tool box; Ortleib waterproof roll-top paniers; Garmin Nuvi GPS (not recommended due to weather issues); and a Carver surf-board carrier.

Pics on the way.

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On the dock at Charleston
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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Bathsheba, Barbados

Soup Bowl surf break, Barbados. Amazingly enough, that surf rack works at 65 mph in 15 knot cross-wind
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:00 PM   #4
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Iceland

Porvenir park, not far from continental divide
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:11 PM   #5
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Barbados

At the dock in Bridgetown getting ready to head to Bathsheba.

Everybody wanted to buy the DR in Barbados. You could probably get $15K for a DR there.
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:12 PM   #6
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Madeira

Not great for riding, but the food is pretty good in Madeira.

Shorts and shirts are not my usual riding gear, but Madeira and Barbados were generally slow riding and incredibly humid.
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:16 PM   #7
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Iceland

A nice little shop if you're ever in Iceland and need paniers..
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:22 PM   #8
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Chile

Patagonia is.. awesome.

Imagine coastal California without the tourists.
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