ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-13-2014, 07:31 PM   #61
mikehec OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mikehec's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Pewaukee, WI
Oddometer: 118
TDF to Punta Arenas, March 12th Wed.

Started off the day with a bit of sunshine, headed out early before the wind started to NUKE.



At the ferry crossing before 9:00 a.m.



Only a short wait and we got to ride on the 1st ferry.



R_L: Martin and Warren topside.



Internet connection awfully slow the last couple of days. It was a short day yesterday as after getting back to Punta Arenas
we had dinner and repacked for today.



We ate at this restaurant and had an early evening. BIG day tomorrow. That's Thomas on the right joining us for the rest of the ride. Originally from Germany.
Married a Chilean women and is the BMW mechanic and the support vehicle driver for this trip. He just arrived from Santiago.



Interesting sign behind Eric. Has the names of 3 people from the US that have swam across the Magellan Straits without a wetsuit.
One in Dec. last year and 2 in January this year. No thanks.
__________________
Vue tibi omnibus diebus vitae tuae.

2012 BMW 1200 GS, 1987 HD FXDR, 1980 YAMAHA GS 400, 1970 HONDA CT 70.

mikehec screwed with this post 03-13-2014 at 08:41 PM
mikehec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2014, 08:30 PM   #62
mikehec OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mikehec's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Pewaukee, WI
Oddometer: 118
Punta Arenas to Cabanas' Tyndall

Thursday 3-13 we left Punta Arenas on Hwy 9 about 8:00 a.m.
Stopped for fuel in Punto Natales and had lunch in Cerro Castelo.
As the WIFI is very slow and not maintaining a connection I will not
be posting any pictures tonight . Headed north of Lake Sarmento to the entrance to Torres Del Paine National Park. We did see some nice swimming
pool blue lakes due to the glacier melt. Also saw a neat waterfall and we are now just outside the Park at Cabanas Tyndall, where we will spend the night.

320k Ride time 4-5 hrs
__________________
Vue tibi omnibus diebus vitae tuae.

2012 BMW 1200 GS, 1987 HD FXDR, 1980 YAMAHA GS 400, 1970 HONDA CT 70.
mikehec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 03:00 AM   #63
mikehec OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mikehec's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Pewaukee, WI
Oddometer: 118
Pictures from Thursdays Ride








Break time. Soup and salad on sheepskin seat cushions.



The Park was crawling with Guanacos.



Entrance to the National Park. Torres Del Paines.



Two of the most prominent peaks of the Park are hidden by the clouds right now. Hopefully we will see them tomorrow on our way out.





Maps
__________________
Vue tibi omnibus diebus vitae tuae.

2012 BMW 1200 GS, 1987 HD FXDR, 1980 YAMAHA GS 400, 1970 HONDA CT 70.

mikehec screwed with this post 03-14-2014 at 03:15 AM
mikehec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 08:27 PM   #64
mikehec OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mikehec's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Pewaukee, WI
Oddometer: 118
Fri, 3-14-2014 Left Cerro Castillo. Headed to Perito Moreno Glacier.

We stayed in a nice quiet little ranch style setting looking at the back of the twin horns.






Sun trying to peak through the clouds.









Headed through the boarder again. Goodbye Chile, Hello Argentina!



View of the Paines from Argentina's side.



Fun place to stop. We ended up with 4 naked hot dogs each and a side of corn.



Two really strange characters who wouldn't let us leave their restaurant without something to eat.




They had a spot on their pillar that they wanted us to sign.



Looking down on the Santa Cruz River. Goes all the way across the country to the Atlantic.



Passing through El Calafate where we will spend the night.



Into Los Glaciares National Park.. Argentine Rabbit.



















81 VW bus.



Glacier with ice that has calved from it.




Dinner at a buffet



__________________
Vue tibi omnibus diebus vitae tuae.

2012 BMW 1200 GS, 1987 HD FXDR, 1980 YAMAHA GS 400, 1970 HONDA CT 70.

mikehec screwed with this post 03-27-2014 at 06:45 PM
mikehec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 07:00 AM   #65
Coastdog1
n00b
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Oddometer: 3
8 Days in Chile

I've studied your Chilean ride in detail and it is definitely bucket list material.

To my knowledge most outfitter/rental agents regularly schedule make the Osorno to Punta Arenas (and back) run. Is there a rental agency in the Punta Arenas area where we can rent 2 bikes for a week? (all the time we have to spare in 2014).

Thanks!
Coastdog1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 11:25 AM   #66
Annhec
Ann Marie
 
Joined: Mar 2014
Oddometer: 4
Love the pictures, Mike. Glad you're have a great adventure......miss you. xo
Annhec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 08:14 PM   #67
mikehec OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mikehec's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Pewaukee, WI
Oddometer: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coastdog1 View Post
I've studied your Chilean ride in detail and it is definitely bucket list material.

To my knowledge most outfitter/rental agents regularly schedule make the Osorno to Punta Arenas (and back) run. Is there a rental agency in the Punta Arenas area where we can rent 2 bikes for a week? (all the time we have to spare in 2014).

Thanks!
Thanks for checking out the ride. It's great. Yes. I went through Ride Adventures.com. They do rides one way usually. They will reserve a bike for you and you do not need to return it to the same city. I'm sure they will help you out. I took a tour package but you can also do a ride on your own.
__________________
Vue tibi omnibus diebus vitae tuae.

2012 BMW 1200 GS, 1987 HD FXDR, 1980 YAMAHA GS 400, 1970 HONDA CT 70.
mikehec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 08:19 PM   #68
mikehec OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mikehec's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Pewaukee, WI
Oddometer: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annhec View Post
Love the pictures, Mike. Glad you're have a great adventure......miss you. xo
Miss you too. We had a power outage in Perito Moreno, Argentina tonight.
Server for the hotel was down but is running now. Will try to download a few pictures.

xoxox

__________________
Vue tibi omnibus diebus vitae tuae.

2012 BMW 1200 GS, 1987 HD FXDR, 1980 YAMAHA GS 400, 1970 HONDA CT 70.
mikehec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 08:48 PM   #69
mikehec OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mikehec's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Pewaukee, WI
Oddometer: 118
El Calafate to Perito Moreno, 3-15-14 620km.

Thomas getting the truck all loaded up ready to ride.



Started out of El Calafate riding past this famous restaurant.




I was told that 2 weeks ago there was some "golden arches" and a "Mickey" sign where the MINI is now!!



Headed up RT 29/40. View over Lake Argentino with Mt. Fitz Roy just visible in the background.




This isolated hotel is where Butch Cassidy and the Sun Dance Kid hid out for a month after robbing the bank in Rio Gallegos.



Yuuuuuuuuup You guessed it, the Leona River



Another view of Mte. Fitz Roy and Mte.Toro Boro to the left. Like needles and very difficult to climb.



Coffee shop in Tres Logos




Entrance to the Estancia La Angostura. A 77 Sq. MILE ranch that is neither the biggest or smallest but a MEDIUM size.
The owners were just the most hospitable people. They have camping areas and bunk houses for anyone who whats to
stop. They had the greatest lunch and I didn't get a picture of it. When I thought we were done with the Guanaco bacon,
egg plant salad and road kill rabbit they brought out a huge plate of breaded chicken breasts and green salad and cucumber
salad and desert. Oh,Dios mio























Looking out over there lowlands. They raise sheep, cattle, horses chickens and have a greenhouse for vegetables.





And yes MOBIL gas. They have to travel over 80 Km. to Gobernador Gregores to buy it.





Emu's on the road.










Lots of different colors in the landscapes.










Perito Moreno, Argentina





Our Hotel was the only restaurant and bar open in the whole town.






__________________
Vue tibi omnibus diebus vitae tuae.

2012 BMW 1200 GS, 1987 HD FXDR, 1980 YAMAHA GS 400, 1970 HONDA CT 70.

mikehec screwed with this post 03-27-2014 at 03:31 PM
mikehec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 02:37 PM   #70
Annhec
Ann Marie
 
Joined: Mar 2014
Oddometer: 4
Hi! Glad you did get to use your computer. More nice pictures......xo
Annhec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 02:54 PM   #71
mikehec OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mikehec's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Pewaukee, WI
Oddometer: 118
Perito Moreno, Argentina to Green Baker Lodge Sun. 3-16

Today we headed West back across the boarder to Chile at Chile Chico & Los Aniguos. Rode through some awsome mountains into the valley along the South side of Lake General Carrera to Puerto Bertrand. Spectacular views. Very little sign of any human existence other than the road. . As we are now low in a valley I don't know if this will make it out onto the Web. I tried to download pictures and that's not happening. We will be here tomorrow also before continuing to head north toward Osorno.
Annie you may want to check the PM folder?
__________________
Vue tibi omnibus diebus vitae tuae.

2012 BMW 1200 GS, 1987 HD FXDR, 1980 YAMAHA GS 400, 1970 HONDA CT 70.

mikehec screwed with this post 03-16-2014 at 03:01 PM
mikehec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2014, 10:56 AM   #72
TUCKERS
the famous james
 
TUCKERS's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Villa Maria Sanitarium, Claremont, CA.
Oddometer: 11,312
Wow! Cool trip. You guys are doing it right!
How is the BMW working out for you Mike?
__________________
James and Colleen Tucker.

Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

DMV paperwork/room rental/motorbike/vehicle buying/Travelers help
TUCKERS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2014, 11:07 AM   #73
mikehec OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mikehec's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Pewaukee, WI
Oddometer: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by TUCKERS View Post
Wow! Cool trip. You guys are doing it right!
How is the BMW working out for you Mike?
We are at the Green Baker Lodge today and waiting to do some Canopy Zip
Lining across the Baker River. Should be cool. I'll send you some pic's if I can upload them.
xox
__________________
Vue tibi omnibus diebus vitae tuae.

2012 BMW 1200 GS, 1987 HD FXDR, 1980 YAMAHA GS 400, 1970 HONDA CT 70.
mikehec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2014, 11:26 AM   #74
mikehec OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mikehec's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Pewaukee, WI
Oddometer: 118
Sunday's ride to Green Baker Lodge, Puerto Bertrand, Chile

Heading west towards the boarder,













Colleen you take pic's of laundry and tractors: I take pictures of sausages and meat cases.







__________________
Vue tibi omnibus diebus vitae tuae.

2012 BMW 1200 GS, 1987 HD FXDR, 1980 YAMAHA GS 400, 1970 HONDA CT 70.
mikehec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2014, 11:30 AM   #75
TUCKERS
the famous james
 
TUCKERS's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Villa Maria Sanitarium, Claremont, CA.
Oddometer: 11,312
Loving your ride report and pictures! I'm thinking you are on the first of many more adventures to come!!


You're hooked!

xox
Colleen
__________________
James and Colleen Tucker.

Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

DMV paperwork/room rental/motorbike/vehicle buying/Travelers help
TUCKERS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014