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Old 12-30-2013, 10:09 PM   #511
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Thanks guys!
I can barely contain myself. It's like starting a brand new trip. And my tires made it through in fine condition. I did have to pay a 18% duty when I got to the airport but I don't care as long as they made it. Now to get them from Lima to Huanuco on the little plane 12 hours from now. Long boring wait ahead of me.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:33 AM   #512
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Dave,
I wrote to you on, what I thought was your e mail address, but you may not have received it.
Hope you had a great break with Wanitta and are looking forward to the rest of the ride.....just as mush as we are following it.
Hope you have a fantastic New Year and the new pants keep fitting you.

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Old 12-31-2013, 11:11 AM   #513
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Wishing you a Happy New Year from the Island, Dave...ride safe, keep the sparkly side up!
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:17 PM   #514
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Happy New Year Dave!!
I'm still here and waiting for the next chapter of your great adventure!
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Old 12-31-2013, 08:44 PM   #515
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Happy New Year Dave. Hope the ride continues to be awesome!
I'm one sleep away from my bike in California - can't wait to be riding again.
Might do a Death Valley ride with a buddy
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:07 AM   #516
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Happy New Year.
Will be waiting for the RR to resume.

Supposed to be back up above 0 here by Friday (for a day)
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:33 PM   #517
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Dave,
I wrote to you on, what I thought was your e mail address, but you may not have received it.
Hope you had a great break with Wanitta and are looking forward to the rest of the ride.....just as mush as we are following it.
Hope you have a fantastic New Year and the new pants keep fitting you.

Dave
Thanks Dave,
sorry did not get your email but i'll PM you with the address again

Hope you had a great Christmas too, and yes I think these pants are the ones!

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Old 01-01-2014, 03:45 PM   #518
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Happy New Year Dave!!
I'm still here and waiting for the next chapter of your great adventure!
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Great Dave! I'll get posting as soon as I catch up on my sleep!

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Happy New Year Dave. Hope the ride continues to be awesome!
I'm one sleep away from my bike in California - can't wait to be riding again.
Might do a Death Valley ride with a buddy
California sounds good. That Alberta weather was a bit chilly for me.

Merry Christmas Ron

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Happy New Year.
Will be waiting for the RR to resume.

Supposed to be back up above 0 here by Friday (for a day)
Since being back in Peru I have ridden through 28 degrees C down to 3 degrees and sleet.

All in a days work!
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:47 PM   #519
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Wishing you a Happy New Year from the Island, Dave...ride safe, keep the sparkly side up!
You just keep the snow from falling out there and I'll be happy.
Do you know any realtors that might be able to help us find a house to rent when we get there?

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Old 01-01-2014, 05:10 PM   #520
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You just keep the snow from falling out there and I'll be happy.
Do you know any realtors that might be able to help us find a house to rent when we get there?

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Yup, I sure do, so let me know closer to the move and I'll send some suggestions your way....safe travels!...mike
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:19 PM   #521
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New Years Eve Peruvian Style

December 30 & 31 2013

Iíve had enough airports for awhile. Today was a long haul but the trip home was worth it.
When I first floated the idea of coming home for Christmas the response was so positive that I knew it was the right call. In hindsight it was one of my better decisions of the trip. I admit I was reluctant to bring up the possibility because I didnít want to break the adventure up. My wife and I already had a great little retreat in Belize and I figured it would be fun to spend the holidays in South America. It turned out that I was missing home more than I thought and seeing my wife, kids, family and friends was a wonderful Christmas gift.



I have managed to resupply a few things too. A set of new tires (I love the smell of new tires....in the morning) came back with me along with rear brake pads and a countershaft oil seal.



I also brought an air box cover screw, a few rubber grommets for my top case, a headlight bulb, and a vinyl patch for my saddle. Included in my supply run are fresh supply of fruit/veggie bars and some Captain Black cigars. In addition I brought some long johns and an extra warm layer back with me. At home I left all my Central America maps, a T-shirt I received from the Stahlratte, and a back up of all my images and video clips.
While I write this Iím waiting for a flight in Lima, looking forward to the next chapter. It begins tonight when I celebrate New Years with new friends and give my bike a great big hug!
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:28 PM   #522
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Day 119 Huanuco to Huancayo January 1, 2014


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The fireworks last night were fantastic. We watched them from the rooftop of Toby and Saraís apartment while sipping hot chocolate and nibbling on Christmas cake. Unlike cities in North America where the show is an organized event, the Peruvians set off their fireworks from all over the place. No rules just have fun. The light show went on for an hour and by the time I hit the sack I was exhausted from the previous 48 hours.

I didnít get going until 11am and had a 7 hour day ahead of me. I rode at a fast pace to try and make it to Huancayo by nightfall. I managed to make the 360km in 6 hours and found a nice hostel with parking for 30 Soles ($12).

Most of the day I was feeling a little weird. My head was aching and I felt a little light headed from the altitude but I felt okay to ride. Much of my time was spent above 10,000 feet with one pass taking me to 14,200 feet.









I didnít take many photos due to my pace but I did pass through some really cool areas.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:18 PM   #523
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Oh, and by the way

If you are planning on traveling to Peru you must go to Huanuco and visit Toby and Sara. They have a great place for moto travellers
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:47 AM   #524
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Damn, sweet ride report dude!
I'm currently saving money for a very simular trip.
But I wanna camp more.
Do you see any nice spots for tent/hammock camping when you driving through this incredible landscape?

I find this report very useful, I will follow you man!
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:51 PM   #525
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Damn, sweet ride report dude!
I'm currently saving money for a very simular trip.
But I wanna camp more.
Do you see any nice spots for tent/hammock camping when you driving through this incredible landscape?

I find this report very useful, I will follow you man!
There are few formal campgrounds and hotels are darn cheap. I'm pretty sure you can find a place to camp anywhere. The problem is it's not safe to cowboy camp. You never know what you will wake up to. I will start camping again in Argentina.
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