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Old 02-16-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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Mike on a Bike to South America

Hi, just getting set up and prepared to fly to Santiago Chile on March 5 then fly on to Punta Arenas on the 6th. The plan is to meet up with the other 5 riders and the guide on the 8th and ride to Tierra del Fuego. These first few posts are just to get the hang of posting pictures and reports. Hopefully by the time I actually fly out I'll know what I'm doing.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:18 PM   #2
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Hi Mike,

Look forward to your pics and stories. Two weeks goes by in a hurry. You'll be flying south before you know it. Best luck.

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Old 02-16-2014, 06:30 PM   #3
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Thanks John, I hope that everyone finds it interesting and worthwhile reading and following. Will be experimenting for the next few days trying to post pictures.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:58 PM   #4
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Mike is married to Colleen's childhood/life long friend Ann.

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Old 02-16-2014, 11:04 PM   #5
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87 Harley Low Rider

This has been my trusty ride for the last 12 years. I have just purchased a 2012 BMW 1200GS.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:44 PM   #6
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Hi James,
Glad you found this post already. It may take a few days to get to know how to post pictures and such. . Thanks for all your help.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:29 AM   #7
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Hi Mike,

I love a good Fly-N-Ride! It would be interesting to hear how long you plan to be on the bike, your route, etc.

I hope you have an amazing trip,

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:32 AM   #8
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After flying into Punta Arenas, Chile on the 6th the plan is to ride from Punta Arenas on the 8th, the southern most city in SA to Ushuaia, Argentina the southern most town in SA and back by the 12th to begin the 11 day (9 riding) north to Osorno about 1600 miles. Will try to keep updated on the progress and events of the day. Will rent BMW's down there. I'm planning on riding a 650.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:37 AM   #9
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This is what my new ride looks like. Won't get a chance to ride it till the weather breaks here in WI. Too much snow and salt on the roads.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:02 AM   #10
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Nice low rider ! I had a 1989 FXRS a while back. Replaced it with a 96 1100 rt .
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:07 AM   #11
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A buddy of mine took a similar ride, hope you have as good a time as he did.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:03 AM   #12
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Hi Mike,

I love a good Fly-N-Ride! It would be interesting to hear how long you plan to be on the bike, your route, etc.

I hope you have an amazing trip,

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Hi Poolman, checked out your ride report from Peru. Very nice. Looked like you stayed in the same place as my friends Tucker's did in Dec. with the 220v., very risky, hook up of the shower heater. How cool. I think they had the same young fellow guarding their bikes.
Won't know what route we are taking until I get down there as I will be going with a group through Adventure Riders and Eric will be the guide and he has all that information which he will share with us when we get down there. Thanks for looking.
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Here is a fun little toy. My kids loved riding it. I still do.


Just checking to see how many photos I can put on the page before it crashes. So far ....so good.
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Nice low rider ! I had a 1989 FXRS a while back. Replaced it with a 96 1100 rt .
Thanks, it's in real good shape and never had any problems with it. I am the 2nd owner have had it for 12 years. Will hold on to it for awhile yet. It will be fun to compare the ride on that to the 1200 GS.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:49 PM   #15
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A buddy of mine took a similar ride, hope you have as good a time as he did.
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Thanks Jim,
I see you took some nice rides too.
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