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Old 01-31-2014, 10:54 AM   #631
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It truly is spectacular here.
The weld is holding so far. Today we rode 230km of gravel and it stayed together. Fingers crossed.
KLRs...take a lickin' and keep on tickin'!

Glad you were able to get back on the road so quickly...
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:31 AM   #632
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Bowser is a nice area...I'm down in Duncan...we should get all your Island followers together this summer! Safe travels from here on...
Sounds like fun, and there's no shortage of gravel around here to ride on.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:00 PM   #633
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Laugh great report

That is some amazing scenery! Thanks for posting the pics and reports. Interesting to see your location on the maps and track your progress.

Stay Safe!

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Old 02-01-2014, 03:54 AM   #634
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Great RR. Thank you for the time and effort you are putting into this. we know it is not easy.
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Great RR...try to catch up to you each morning...video around the lake..superb.
I wish I could post more video but the internet most places wont allow it
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:17 AM   #635
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Bowser is a nice area...I'm down in Duncan...we should get all your Island followers together this summer! Safe travels from here on...
That would be great. I'll need some guides to take me out to explore some of the great roads.
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:28 AM   #636
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That is some amazing scenery! Thanks for posting the pics and reports. Interesting to see your location on the maps and track your progress.

Stay Safe!

Thanks for following along. Yesterday was a top 5 road. Will post details as soon a band width allows
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:07 AM   #637
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Following along and taking notes as I hope to get there myself someday! Best ride report I have ever read.Thank you for the entertainment the information and the incentive to ride. All the best, keep safe and enjoy the moment!
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:03 AM   #638
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Go Dave !

Great report! Keep it coming. Making my up coming trip this summer to Big Sur that much more exciting. Can't wait to start packing!
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:05 AM   #639
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Following along and taking notes as I hope to get there myself someday! Best ride report I have ever read.Thank you for the entertainment the information and the incentive to ride. All the best, keep safe and enjoy the moment!
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Great report! Keep it coming. Making my up coming trip this summer to Big Sur that much more exciting. Can't wait to start packing!
Always happy to be of service to my Calgarian friends

Believe it or not I'm already thinking about the next ride. Not so epic mind you but I still need to go to Deadhorse on a moto.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:26 PM   #640
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Best RR I've ever read. Keep it coming!
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:50 PM   #641
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Best RR I've ever read. Keep it coming!
Thanks Elvis, I knew you were alive and kicking somewhere
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:53 PM   #642
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Day 149 Wild Patagonia

<strong>Day 149 Cochrane to Gobernador Gregores January 31


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Wow, another great day today.





The 15km return leg from Cochrane to the turn was pretty darn nice in the morning sunshine.





After riding about 80km east on ruta X83 we encountered the Chile border outpost.











An outpost it was indeed. We felt as remote as we could possibly be out here. The wildlife was abundant in this area. We saw plenty of guanaco, a few foxes and some very shy flightless birds called Rhea.













We were quite happy to reach pavement after 220km and decided to find a place to stop for the night.











As it turned out the next place with any accomodation was Gobernador Gregores another 200km away.



We found the municipal hostal and got a room for about $20 each.

Old wagons here all have giant wheels

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Old 02-02-2014, 05:46 PM   #643
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What a gorgeous area!!

BTW, Dave, where'd you get the holders for your fuel bottles?

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Old 02-02-2014, 05:57 PM   #644
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what a gorgeous area!!

Btw, dave, where'd you get the holders for your fuel bottles?

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Old 02-02-2014, 06:11 PM   #645
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BTW, Dave, where'd you get the holders for your fuel bottles?
Pretty sure they're these:
Touratech Bottle holder, for two bottles
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