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Old 02-21-2014, 03:54 AM   #16
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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.

When I went from my FXRS to a 1100rt the hardest thing to get used to was the rpm differance. 3000 rpms was what my Harley liked but that is lugging the poor Beemer .
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:06 PM   #17
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Just checking to see how many photos I can put on the page before it crashes. So far ....so good.[/QUOTE]


Ewwwwww!!!! What is that "White Stuff" in the background?
It's in the eighties here today...... just sayin'
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:57 AM   #18
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Just checking to see how many photos I can put on the page before it crashes. So far ....so good.

Ewwwwww!!!! What is that "White Stuff" in the background?
It's in the eighties here today...... just sayin'
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The three 4 letter words that have been very much in the daily forecast are: SNOW, ZERO & COLD..... No problem though, next week at this time I'll be on my way to Chile; HOT, SUN and FUN.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:36 PM   #19
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Ha ha ha. Just wait until you get to Patagonia....then you'll REALLY know what cold is....................................
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:58 PM   #20
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[QUOTE=mikehec 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.

Nice shop; The band saw matches the ladder. Will watch for the SA pics and video. Have a great trip.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:15 AM   #21
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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.
Wow, I had a Trail 70 when I was a kid. I can't believe there are any still around.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:44 PM   #22
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Ha ha ha. Just wait until you get to Patagonia....then you'll REALLY know what cold is....................................
I do have a battery operated heated lumbar belt but no heated vest or jacket. I think that I should be good to go. All part of the adventure....right?
I hope your swimming pool is getting a nice facelift. Looks like quite the project.
All packed and ready to go. Wed. I will fly out.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:46 PM   #23
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[QUOTE=MaNDan;23567507][QUOTE=mikehec 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.

Nice shop; The band saw matches the ladder. Will watch for the SA pics and video. Have a great trip.[/QUOTE]

Thanks. Looking forward to it. I've never been to South America before. I've been in about 15 other countries other than the US but this is going to be different. Thanks for checking in. Hopefully I will be able to keep up with the reports.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:48 PM   #24
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Wow, I had a Trail 70 when I was a kid. I can't believe there are any still around.
There are quite a few on E-bay that you can still get. I'm actually surprised at the prices that even the junky ones go for. They sure are fun to ride.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:50 PM   #25
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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.
You can put a lot of pictures on a page. Sometimes they go on and on in the same post.

It's best to resize them before you upload them, I think you've figured that out already, but posting from the road, sometimes really large pics get posted that take forever to upload, and require scrolling across the page to see the whole picture. I have a trip coming up this summer, and I'm going to look into changing the default resolution on my camera, so i can post without having to resize them first.

Another suggestion is to hit enter once or twice between pics, to space them out so they don't mis-align.
You can see where your BMW pics did that, and the typing on the same line as your second Harley picture.

I always hit enter before and after each picture posted, so it spaces them out a bit.
You can see I did that to your pics in this quote, just to make it easier to scroll through and look at.

Good luck with your trip!!
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:49 PM   #26
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Thanks for the tip from Las Vagas.

Here is a map of the area that I'm headed.



Flying into Santiago, Chile in the morning
of March 6th then down to Punta Arenas
by late afternoon.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:23 PM   #27
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This is the bike waiting for me in Punta Arenas. I like the color.
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:57 AM   #28
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Punta Arenas

Hello from Punta Arenas,

The journey has started. Left Milwaukee at 6:00 p.m. on the 5th and had just a 40 minute layover to get to the connecting flight to Santiago, Chile.
That is hardly enough time to ask for directions as to which tram stop you need to get off at, as the plane was already loaded up by the time I got to the gate. .
Once on board that flight,m which l left around 10 p.m. I was treated to a dinner and breakfast before landing 11.5 hrs and 4715 miles away in Santiago.



What a shame to leave this behind.



Picture of the sunrise over the cloud covered Atlantic but on the west side of the plane. Quiet the effect.





Sunny Santiago about 70 deg. warmer than Milw.




If I were to describe the flight from Santiago to Punta Montt, the midway point to Punta Arenas, I would describe it as
similar to a 2 hr. trip over the Rocky Mountains. The views were spectacular.



You could definitely could see the influence of volcanic eruptions and we passed over Vol. Lonquimay, Tolhuaca, Jaima,
Villarrica, Choshuenco, Llaima, Lanin and a lot more that I can't spell or pronounce. Hard to imagine that I will be riding through some of that area in a week.




































Refueling at Punta Montt.








This is Island Los Pinquinos, where nearly 70,000 breeding pairs of burrowing Magellilanic penguins hang out.



Landing in Punta Arenas
























Hotel Don Rey Felipe. Home for 2 nights.



View looking east to the Strait



The Strait of Magellan



This is Fred from CA recently back from Alaska.




This is Fred with our leader Eric. Those are not horns on the top of his head, he has his sunglasses under his hood.




Waterfront art.



BBQ Lamb for dinner. When in Chile...... The Pesco Sour is traditional too.








The MESS. It doesn't take long to get things looking messy.



Cool sink. Fixtures coming right out of the mirror.

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Old 03-07-2014, 07:49 AM   #29
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Very nice. Enjoy the ride!
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:49 AM   #30
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Yeah cool, you made it!

Dress warm.

Will you go to Ushuaia or head straight north?
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