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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2014, 08:13:45 am »
 :imaposer: KLR aswell.
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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2014, 11:56:33 am »
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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2014, 12:48:46 pm »
Waaragtig, truth is stranger than fiction.  What an adventure!!
Geleerdheid in die kop van 'n dwaas is soos 'n lemmetjie in die hand van 'n aap.

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« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2014, 02:30:41 pm »
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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2014, 03:11:16 pm »
Awesome  :thumleft:

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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2014, 03:24:00 pm »
Waaragtig, truth is stranger than fiction.  What an adventure!!

You said it Dorsland!!!

What a RR, what a life story!

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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2014, 03:48:03 pm »
Wow what a RR so far and it has proven that KLR's can and do win races!!!  :biggrin:  :biggrin:
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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2014, 11:48:56 am »
What a wonderful adventure. God bless and may you be safe on your journeys.
 

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« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2014, 10:41:49 pm »
I went back to the roads, and after exhausting ride of few days I arrived at the Caribbean coast of Colombia. There, I found the lost city park of Teirona and enjoyed a few days on the beaches that made me feel like" Caribbean survivor"



But despite it all, my mind was not resting. I knew that my time is limited, less than a weeks my Colombian visa ends and I have to find a way to leave Colombia.

It was easy if I could just cross the border to another country. But the only place where the road from Alaska to the southernmost point on the American continent is cut off at the border between Colombia to Panama – The durian Gap.
Unlike conventional tourists who go sailing or flying I need to take the motorcycle with me, which ups the crossing fee, to one I could not afford…

I arrived in Cartagena, a colonial city developed in the past served as a major port for the transport of goods.



I started looking for a way to move the motorcycle to Panama.
Everyone I spoke to told me that it was not possible to find affordable passage for me and my bike. They all directed me to pay their expensive fees.

My mood began to deteriorate and I lost my energy that was needed to keep looking.
The last option I have is to put the bike up for sale.

I had 3 more days to leave Colombia.
And there seemed to be no way to get out.

I kept searching.

On one of the marinas, I convinced one of the employees to take me with a small boat to search. We went and asked every boat in the port if they are going to Panama and would be able to take me and my motorcycle.
Then we got to an old European fishing boat, the only one that we hadn’t tried. I jumped in and talked to the crazy dutch captain.
“you know what I just bought this ship, and I haven’t got to sail it yet, but LET’s GO TO PANAMA”



The next rainy morning, we loaded the bike on a small motor boat, and together with five other port workers we stabilized the boat until we reached the ship.
The crazy Dutch captain picked up the bike with a manual lever into the boat. Final preparations and the anchor is raised...





Suddenly, I'm sitting and watching the view of Columbia steadily decreases as we sail into the endless sea…

I glanced at the bike and he looks back at me. Only the two of us can understand...
And laugh…




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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2014, 11:21:59 am »
I glanced at the bike and he looks back at me. Only the two of us can understand...
And laugh…

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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2014, 12:01:44 pm »
haha thank you Offshore...



If i have new stories but from South Africa now, should i keep posting it here or make new in the Ride Reports of South Africa?

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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2014, 12:06:14 pm »
This is such a unique RR, don't spoil it by mixing it with another. Rather start a new RR. :thumleft:
 

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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2014, 02:10:07 pm »
Wow Rombo!

Great pics :thumleft: :ricky:W
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« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2014, 04:29:06 pm »
Awesome!  :thumleft:
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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2014, 04:23:10 pm »
Excellent Rombo!!! :hello2: :hello2:

That pass in Peru is truely an awesome place to ride. Its pity we did not know you were coming - I would have taken you into the desert as well.
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« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2014, 04:35:05 pm »
Unbelievable :thumleft:
 

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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2014, 12:19:56 pm »
Been having nice chats to Rom about my times in Israel..... :thumleft: This guy has got stories!! 8)

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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2014, 12:48:05 pm »
Wow...

A true adventurer  :thumleft:

Write some more Rom  :ricky:  :ricky:  :ricky:
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Re: My tales From America Del Sur
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2014, 10:10:27 pm »
I want to Thank Peter from from -Out Rider- and the guys from -Flying brick- for the Excellent, honest and professional service That i got from them.

After i put new Tyres [K60], break pads, chain, sprockets and purchased the "desert fox" fuel cell i'm ready to enter the "real" Africa.

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« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2014, 10:51:09 pm »
 I decided to keep posting my riding across Africa here on this thread.

This time, i use the Gopro to capture the good moments and add it to short clips i will post every week.

At the moment i'm in CT. Almost 3 incredible month that i've been on the roads of your amazing Country.
Now i can understand why the say "you can see the hole world in one country"-South Africa

  tomorrow Im starting my trip up to Namibia-Botswana-Zambia-Malawi-Tanzania-Uganda-Kenya-Ethiopia-Erithrea and back home to Israel - i don't think anyone has ever done it through Erithrea, but i will defiantly tell if it worth the risk haha....




 
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