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Offline peter stuyvesant

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« on: October 16, 2006, 07:56:47 pm »
Here's a short summary of a trip that Fiireblade and I did in February 2006. 9016km's in 3 weeks. First decided to ship our GS12's to Buenos Aires but found the paper work and hidden costs a pain in the a**e, so we hired Honda TransAlps in B.A.
Armed with a map of South America and very little else in the way of trip planning, we set off in search of adventure. Ahead lay the Andes, Chile , the Lake district of Argentina,the glaciers of El Calafate, Patagonia and our final goal, Ushuaia, the southern most point of the world.

We hired bikes via the internet from "Mariano" in B.A, after having paid a deposit to secure them. When we arrived at B.A international airport, nobody was there to meet us.Great start. Was this the begining and ending of our big trip?
 
An hour later some dude rocks up in a f****d- up Fiat to fetch us. We go and meet Mariano at his shop and check out the 2 scoots. My red Transalp has about 25000km on the clock but Fireblades black bitch has 75000km on the clock. All in all we had very few problems with both the bikes, not 1 punture in 18000 km.
We decide to spend 1 night in the city as Fireblade is a bit of a "poeff" and wants to take in a Tango. Next day we're at the shop bright and early to pack the bikes. 2 small plastic side boxes, a tank bag, fuel can and a barrel bag on the back rack and we're off!
Starting the trip from B.A, a city with 14 million people, driving on the wrong side of the road, and only a vague idea in which direction to to travel was rather nerve racking. The bikes wobbled uncontrolably for the first few days for some reason, but settled down eventualy. It's quite an adjustment to ride a heavily laden 600cc bike after a GS12.
We installed intercoms in our helmets [which worked when they felt like it] so we could talk crap to each other while we rode.
OK, enough typing for 1 night. Part 2 to follow with pics if anybody is interested.
 

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2006, 08:24:43 pm »
Hoesit PS :D  :D

Not bad for a start.

Can't wait for Part 2.

I can see some hidden talent! :lol:
 

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2006, 08:24:46 pm »
Come on, you've got to show us those pics! Of course we are interested!
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2006, 08:31:45 pm »
Quote from: "peter stuyvesant"
Part 2 to follow with pics if anybody is interested.

 
Of course!!! :useless: Looking forward to it! :thumbup:
 

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2006, 09:14:24 pm »
Quote from: "Watermat"
Hoesit PS :D  :D

Not bad for a start.

Can't wait for Part 2.

I can see some hidden talent! :lol:

Howzit super absorbant cloth!
Part 2 will be like 2 wheels magazine. Available every 2 months!
 

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2006, 11:25:40 pm »
:silent:

sssshhhhh
 

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2006, 01:06:47 am »
Quote from: "peter stuyvesant"
Part 2 to follow with pics if anybody is interested.


If only that was a question it could've been declared the silliest question yet posted on this site! :lol:  Bring it on!!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2006, 03:38:09 am »
Quote from: "Lootch67"
Quote from: "peter stuyvesant"
Part 2 to follow with pics if anybody is interested.


If only that was a question it could've been declared the silliest question yet posted on this site! :lol:  Bring it on!!!


Eish!!! Come on now!!

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2006, 07:40:16 am »
Hey PS

Don't be shy dude, post the rest of the story already!!!
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2006, 08:58:27 am »
I are waiting 8)
 

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Re: Trip to Argentina & Chile
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2006, 09:27:34 am »
Quote from: "KTM BIGGER"
Quote from: "Lootch67"
Quote from: "peter stuyvesant"
Part 2 to follow with pics if anybody is interested.


If only that was a question it could've been declared the silliest question yet posted on this site! :lol:  Bring it on!!!


Eish!!! Come on now!!


No offence dude! Just meant I can't wait.
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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2006, 10:26:29 am »
:shock: Why are we waiting!!!!!! Why are we waiting!!!!!! :shock:

"Please sir , Can I have some more?"

 :protest: "we want more, we waNT MORE, WE WANT MORE" :protest:

 :D  :D  :D  :D Please :D  :D  :D
 

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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2006, 10:39:29 am »
I think the "Shining Path" may have something to do with this :?:
http://droffarc.wikispaces.com
"..explore the beautiful surroundings via some of the roads less travelled. "
It is far easier to destroy than to create.
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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2006, 10:41:04 am »
C'Mon C'mon.....

This is exactly what I wanna do next ...so PLEASE .....don't wait for your BEE status...we'll deal with that later...give us the goods!!

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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2006, 10:48:14 am »
This lack of pics and report could be seen as terrorism in most countries.
We give in , what do you want?
 

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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2006, 01:18:24 pm »
give the oke a break it took a month to figure out how to post on the forum he'll need at least two weeks to figure out how to post photos :D
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2006, 01:28:41 pm »
:lol:  :lol:  @Scrib.... :D
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2006, 02:32:37 pm »
Are we nearly there yet :shock:  :happy1:  :coffee2:
Harry Dunne: According to the map, we've only gone 4 inches.
 

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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2006, 02:57:35 pm »
:sleepy1: wake me up when the party starts :D
 

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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2006, 03:22:07 pm »
Nah! he has to get clearance from Sendero Luminoso to post pics or they will send someone in the night to slit his tyres. :roll:  :(
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"..explore the beautiful surroundings via some of the roads less travelled. "
It is far easier to destroy than to create.
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