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Title: 3drink´s virginal ride
Post by: BlueBull2007 on February 02, 2010, 01:39:40 am
Sunday was one of the few sunny days we´ve had recently in Lima. It´s normally supposed to be hot and sunny until May, but we are experiencing the effects of the “La Niña”. It´s similar to the El Niño, the well known climate anomaly caused by a reversal of the cold “Humbolt” ocean current running up the western side of South America. The warm water from the north changes world climate and causes drought in Africa & Australia, and heavy rains elsewhere, including Europe, Asia and North America.  What we have at the moment is an unusually strong cold current instread "La Niña", which means its stays misty here during the summer, with heavy/good rains in Australia, South Africa and floods in the mountains of Peru. The Macchu Picchu railway line was washed away two weeks ago, in the worst flood in 50 years, stranding over 3,500 tourists at the famous Inca ruins.

Not that Bluebull2007, Mrs Bluebull2007 and 3drink need an excuse to go riding: Driedrink shed lots of moola on Friday for an almost brand new KTM990. This was after reading the now infamous “Who is keen to ride another continent? (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=44190.0)” thread. Seems I have a lot to answer for.  >:D  :biggrin: After sorting out the women in his life on Saturday ( Hmmm, Single okes loose in Latin America...need I say more?  ::) ) he is available to grace us with his presence and take his bike on its virginal ride.

Are we going to see the dark and dirty side of KTM today?

Here it is standing next to our rather sad-looking 450EXC.
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01001/778753281_GoyzF-L.jpg)


3Drink champing at the bit to go riding on his own boney at last! I must confess this thing is a beaut of note!
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01002/778753573_duqsq-L.jpg)


We soon hit the open road toward our favourite dirt spot.
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01005/778753290_FircA-L.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01007/778753762_NddZs-XL.jpg)




(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01009/778753865_o4yPj-L.jpg)




D shows off her skills on the 450

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01012/778754275_5ftdH-XL.jpg)




(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01015/778754458_SiYNd-XL.jpg)



What do they say about posers?
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01021/778754803_QZQKu-XL.jpg)




(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01028/778754906_XWwEx-XL.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01038/778755021_oVxiu-XL.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01041/778755516_LVhwY-L.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01042/778755414_MYi2m-L.jpg)



Its unbelievable how green the desert has become. Three weeks ago this was all black:
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01043/778755562_WW5KV-XL.jpg)



I love this shot, you can see the difference in height of the two riders.   :biggrin:  D really battles with the high bikes.
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01045/778755663_pmRtj-XL.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01047/778756222_wzgYo-L.jpg/img][img]http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01051/778756119_xJjdZ-XL.jpg)




(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01054/778756133_YcGnG-L.jpg)



We cut some new trails, to the top of some hills/mountains, but it gets too steep ahead so we have to back track
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01055/778756657_nZvA7-L.jpg)



D prefers to turn the bike around manually in the rocky terrain  :biggrin:
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01056/778756983_vTpqJ-L.jpg)



Why does it always looks so tame in the pics?
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01057/778756883_gAAnS-XL.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01059/778758519_myoxF-L.jpg)


This is D´s first steep hill climb. She makes it no problem! :hello2:
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01061/778757424_CPmZ7-L.jpg)



3Drink´s turn, this time with his slicks!  :o
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01062/778757521_aCWo8-XL.jpg)



Speed is everything. Pissies will never be heroes.  8)
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01065/778757788_MGrb2-XL.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01072/778757947_CMJTz-XL.jpg)




Hard to keep that victory smile off D´s face.
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01073/778758635_EXhyb-XL.jpg)



Coming down is hairy. Forget about the back brake, take it easy on the front one or you´ll face plant...
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01079/778758664_W8N74-XL.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01084/778759743_vQ9pJ-XL.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01086/778759219_4H8U7-XL.jpg)



3Drink picks up a puncture close to the planned watering hole. It´s a good thing we are so close to beer.
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01091/778759632_g28p3-L.jpg)



He then shows me how to change a tyre without tyre irons! :eek7: "Just use your hands!"  (http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01094/778760066_tVEYH-L.jpg)


Easy if your name is 3Drink! :patch:

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01095/778760545_ebWfF-L.jpg)


Now for the footpump. He is worried it might break so he uses his hands...
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01098/778760522_5DM6p-L.jpg)


 :laughing4:

Dis nou tyd vir n´biertjie to celebrate the tyre job and of course the Bulls latest win against the Lions. Yep, we might be 14,000km away maar ons bloed is Blou.
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01103/778760646_toPo2-L.jpg)


D goes for the more sensible option in the heat
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01104/778760656_mkK49-L.jpg)



We take in our surroundings.
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01106/778760783_MhRNn-XL.jpg)



A funeral procession comes by. Everyone stands in respect.
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01107/778760756_6FeL2-XL.jpg)



Did I tell you that the patches didn´t stick properly on the tube so we had to "borrow" a tube from a little bike? Look at the fit.  :eek7:
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01109/778760843_znRX5-L.jpg)


Nooo problem, it´ll do the job for the trip home, albeit with a bit of a wobble.
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01111/778760976_gmYZR-XL.jpg)



We need to take it easy on the blind corners. The great day can end in tears really quickly in places like this:
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01114/778761036_67wJt-XL.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01116/778761133_VkD44-XL.jpg)



But where we can see, we can really open up!  :ricky:
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01119/778761252_UnGoG-XL.jpg)



Man, that WildDog jersey looks great on her!  :drif:
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01126/778761307_YeAGa-XL.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01143/778761428_AJawB-L.jpg)



We get back safely...
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01146/778761498_M5vQX-L.jpg)



And let down our guard... Dont try hide it D, that was your bike!  :imaposer:
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01148/778761553_8QAYG-L.jpg)




Thanks for riding with us!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 3drink´s virginal ride
Post by: GlenInk on February 02, 2010, 01:52:47 am
Hey now that looks so cool !  ::) Wish I could do that kinda thing some time ! Awesome part of the world for  :ricky:

Thanks for sharing !  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 3drink´s virginal ride
Post by: Marnus on February 02, 2010, 06:14:50 am
Awesome!  Looks like you had loads of fun.

I would be lekker to ride those hills one day  ::)
Title: Re: 3drink´s virginal ride
Post by: Mark Hardy on February 02, 2010, 06:24:53 am
once again thanks for an awsome RR.  :thumleft:

The rain sure did change the valley, beautiful green now.

You sure have some wonderfull areas to ride.

One day I will ride there too....one day
Title: Re: 3drink´s virginal ride
Post by: BlueBull2007 on February 03, 2010, 05:32:43 am
Well thats part one. This is where we are going today  :ricky:  :ricky: :

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/Pachapaqui1/779766221_fySkf-XL.jpg)


Its about 400km to the north of Lima.

This is our final destination:

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Christian/pachapaqui-google/779474617_7wvGq-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: 3drink´s virginal ride
Post by: Smidty on February 03, 2010, 06:50:53 am
 :happy1:

Can't wait
Title: Re: 3drink´s virginal ride
Post by: IceCreamMan on February 03, 2010, 08:12:44 am
Very sweet ..

riding ona another continent , the pull is strong of this one ...
Title: Re: 3drink´s virginal ride
Post by: michnus on February 03, 2010, 08:31:12 am
thanks BB  :thumleft:

The riding opportunities there must be endless, and the scenery!  :eek7:
Title: Re: 3drink´s virginal ride
Post by: letsgofishing on February 03, 2010, 08:42:02 am
Great stuff once again BB - thanks for sharing.
What's with the elec fencing around your house - is crime as bad there as it is here?
Title: Re: 3drink´s virginal ride
Post by: BlueBull2007 on February 09, 2010, 03:39:37 pm
Great stuff once again BB - thanks for sharing.
What's with the elec fencing around your house - is crime as bad there as it is here?

No the crime here is much much less. The e-fences are because Peruvians are very aware and concerned about crime. They will steal you blind if you look the other way, but generally there is such a strong police presence, not that much really happens. Having said that, Ive always maintained that without the police being everywhere, this country would quicily slip into anarchy.
Title: Re: 3drink´s virginal ride
Post by: oo7 on February 14, 2010, 11:35:27 am
Nice one BB!

Although sadly it seems that security is a concern in your part of the world as well judging from the pic below?

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-01002/778753573_duqsq-L.jpg)
Title: Re: 3drink´s virginal ride
Post by: BlueBull2007 on February 15, 2010, 08:08:58 am
DoubleO its really a LOT safer than Jozie. Walk in the park.

A pic of DrieDrink:

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02203/788672726_sYFJs-M.jpg)

and yours truely:
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02204/788672915_pdhvQ-M.jpg)

We leave on our trip at 5 am. Well just after. I had the shits all night from a hectic lasagna lunch the previous day.  :pottytrain5:

I feel fragile; things could get very literally shitty at any moment. It is desperate, but pissies will never be heroes.  :confused1:

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02002/788664269_rtLAe-L.jpg)


An hour & a half and we were clear of Lima, North on the Pan American highway. Time for a refuel and for me yet another  :pottytrain4: much Driedrink´s amusement.

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02003/788664385_FAeC8-L.jpg)


We belt up the highway at pace. This place is called "middle earth"; it feels like it.

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02005/788664338_7dU8b-XL.jpg)



Our cruising is rudely disturbed by these money grubbing types. Im sure you know what I mean  >:(

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02006/788664601_fvo67-L.jpg)


45 minutes of arguing later Driedrink pays USD7 and we get going again.

Soon we turn  into the mountains:

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02010/788664514_A5pBo-XL.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02011/788664627_ZefqR-L.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02013/788664725_3U6xF-XL.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02014/788664776_9h4tg-L.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02015/788664845_phroU-L.jpg)


We quickly climb from sea level...
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02025/788665658_CW2gb-L.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02026/788665072_Yxeui-XL.jpg)



(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02027/788665074_VKQyx-L.jpg)


...up to this altitude:

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02031/788665495_J9CK5-L.jpg)


We stop for another refuel. Im feeling a little better  8).

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02029/788665200_ruSH3-L.jpg)


So I open a coke, which sprays all over me thanks to the altitude!
(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02028/788665332_usnQe-L.jpg)


The old guy looking after the place takes pride in his garage.

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02030b/788665476_VGFT4-L.jpg)



The beautiful twisties continue:

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02035/788666046_UtPqw-L.jpg)



Up to 4,100m above sea level.

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02036/788665767_wGZEG-L.jpg)


There are still mountains above us.

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Short-trips/2010-02037/788665813_ixQHo-XL.jpg)


Title: Re: 3drink´s virginal ride
Post by: ®©errie on June 23, 2011, 12:03:19 pm
How did I miss this??? Lekker BB