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Offline Loui-gi

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south america 4 amigos
« on: November 11, 2011, 05:31:21 pm »
 :ricky:the 4 amigos are leaving for America on sunday the 13. amigo ktm - is going to post his adventure for us to enjoy. so watch this space at > ride reports>long tours
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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 09:09:47 pm »
the four amigos left on sunday morning and the last i heard from them  they were "GAT VOL" for  aeroplanes and air ports. and now custom are waiting for them ..
good luck to you.
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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 09:26:17 pm »
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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 05:57:23 am »
TO     KTM AMIGO.
Why are we waiting so long for your reports??  ???
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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 07:02:34 pm »
Loi-gi....moet nou weer my hele opstel oorskryf. Foto's was te groot toe gooi die masjien a error! Nou ja hier gaan ons weer, nie seker of gedeelte van my vorige mail julle bereik het nie. Vlugte...vliegtuie...lughawens nie so lekker gewees nie. Ons eerste vlug Sondag 09h25...JHB na Beunos Aires....10ure, daar staan ons oor vir 7ure. Vlug no 2....vanaf BA na Mexico City.....10ure......staan oor in MC vir 4ure, vlieg van MC na Veracruz...1uur. Met ons vlug na Veracruz kon ons die eerste lusmakertjie kry van wat op ons wag....baie berge...plattelandse dorpies....bike ry wereld.

Ons 3dae in Veracruz volg.....
 

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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 07:22:22 pm »
Praat maar!!! Sien uit hierna
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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011, 10:35:06 am »
is dit nou al?!!
wanner ry julle nou eendag bike?
lyk my julle party ook nie eers nie.
fotos
en terloops probeer om foto nog kleiner te kry die groote nou is 2048 x 2536
probeer 1600 x 1200
ek gaan julle ander fotos oplaai wat ek gekry het
kan julle asb tog nou net bietjie bike ry!! :ricky:
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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2011, 10:38:38 am »
Chowing lekker Ribeye steaks for breakfast with Corona. Waiting for connecting flight to Veracruz. Been on the go for 31 hours on theb road.
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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2011, 08:10:39 pm »
Posted: 17 Nov 2011 05:11 PM PST

Started a bit late out of Veracruz....looks like Nic have a bit of power/battery problems but other than that, it was nice leaving Veracruz.

Alhoewel dit lekker was om op ons KTMpies te klim was die rit maar sh@t aangesien ons al die pad 'hoofweg' moes hou. Hulle tolhekke is hel duur....+/- R220 vir niks meer as Zimbabwe se beste. Die oopgevoel en kilometers suikerriet lande en later bos, gelykstaande aan 'n kruising tussen Natal en Oos Kaap het egter begin opmaak.

We reached a very windy Coatzacoalcos...photo's can explain! Our new destination is like a holiday town, but with miles on the clock. We met up with a Swedish couple yesterday who told us about this nice little beach town not far from Cancun. Our plan is to cover some kilo's tomorrow to reach our new destination...Tulum

My 3 vrinne met hulle smart iPhone's het nou eers gesukkel om op die naam te kom.

Wel, nou gaan ons bietjie ernstig bier drink en kyk of ons iets anders as tortillas met iets, te ete kan kry.


Cheers vir eers!
kom soek ons by :
http://ivamosamigos.blogspot.com/
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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 10:11:19 pm »
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 10:00 PM PST

So of we went from the windy Coatzacoalcos to the stunning city of Ciudad Del Carmen. Google Earth it...stunning with huge rivers/lakes surrounding the city. We started of, believing the Mexican weather channel of plenty rain etc...nothing but a helva hot day...see the temp meter on my bike.

Byron wou goed doen om ons vir 'n vinnige afsluk dingetjie te laat aftrek nadat ons +/- 2ure op die pad was. Sy goeie daad het ons egter vinnig aan die stert gebyt. Ons beland in 'Marabastad...x10. Net Mexicane waar jy kyk en die verkeer staan doodstil. Die gevolg, al die fietse begin warm raak want ons kry nie beweeg nie en dit is 37 grade+

Sweat to the bone and we of to the best part of the day....Del Carmen. Mexico, has got problems, but water ain't one of them. We rode for 100's of kilometers alongside swamps/lakes/wetlands, call it what may, but these guys got more water than Nigerians got scally tricks. The scenery was better than NaGeo best films....green all the way. Pragtig man!

Del Carmen, lyk op die kaart amper soos 'n eiland en ons het ook 'n 3,5km brug oorgesteek om op die 'eiland' te kom. More se roete oor verskeie brue ens, lyk selfs beter.
Our overall feel of the Mexicans, especially as we take our journey down to Belize, is that they are friendly people and try to communicate when they got the chance, although 98% of them can't understand a word, neither speak da english. One thing for sure, they got nicer bakkies/pick-ups than us.

So, ek gaan slaap, my compadres is almal al in droomland. Hou julle op hoogte van more se vordering. Kyk ook na ons dropbox link...laai meer foto's daarop.

Dropbox link

Posted: 18 Nov 2011 06:43 AM PST

Morning guys...we're going to send more pics to our dropbox link http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/48495432/1/South%20America?h=310547
Day 2 on the road

Posted: 18 Nov 2011 06:36 AM PST

Going to try and do 720 kilo's today from coulcocos to Merida which is close to our first tourist destination, Chichen Itza. Google it. Rain and wind predicted for today so we may not get that far. Will then try for Merida which is 540 kilo's from here. Saludos


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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2011, 09:08:19 pm »
From this hotel. we went to this the following evening
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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2011, 09:09:21 pm »
Antigua is definitief 'n moet op elke ou se lys vir plekke om te besoek. Dit is 'n eietydse ou klein dorpie met strate van klip en outydse hotelle, restaurante. Basies 'n Venice sonder water....ongelooflik mooi. Dit is omring met berge (so eintlik die hele Gautamala) so dit is voor die hand liggend watse lekker rit dit weer uit die dorp was met al die draaie...

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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2011, 09:10:39 pm »
We decided to push through to Antigua and arrived after dark. We couldn't find accomodatrion as there was a festival on the go which included many weddings. Fortunately the owner of Maria's Hotel (Maria herself) came to our rescue, vasically because we were parked in her driveway and she saw the South African flag stickers on our bikes and her daughter had been to S.A. and given fabulous feedback. She put us up for the night at half price which was $60.00 per double room instead of $125.00. including breakfast. From the roof of the hotel we could see the active volcano.

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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2011, 09:12:19 pm »
We fix the bike with roomies (Byron's) extra fuel pump and its running like a dream again. .Not sure if the old baby(BMW) would have done the same...ha ha
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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2011, 09:14:02 pm »
After the Tikal Ruines at El Remate on the way to Rio Dulce and then aventually out of Guatamala City....into the picturous Antigua!

Posted: 28 Nov 2011 05:19 AM PST

First things first...before the petrol problems....

Out of El Remate on the way we slept over at Rio Dulce. We arrived late in Rio Dulce but were surprised with the nice view of the lake...supper was good. All four of us shared a room for the first time.

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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2011, 09:15:01 pm »
En toe het ons die blikkie Doom nodig...daai hotel na Antigua....
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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2011, 09:17:05 pm »
Ons eerste ware grondpad....en was dit nie 'n grondpad! Duisende draaie met honderde berge op en af. Daar is nie woorde om die pragtige uitsigte maar ook die aankomende busse en trokke te beskryf nie....

Antigua to Mataquescuintla...still in Gautamala

Posted: 28 Nov 2011 05:41 AM PST

We started of out of Antigua and on the way to the Honduras border, but first the road and hotel to Mataquescuintla....
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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2011, 09:18:25 pm »
Leaving Guatamala for Honduras - Entrada Copan

Posted: 28 Nov 2011 06:42 PM PST

After leaving our best country so far, Gautamala, we struggled 3hrs+ to get the bikes through custom clearing on the Honduras side....not the sharpest tools in the shed those officials...Vrind Nic not the happiest chappie....
Ons het besluit om bietjie kilo's op te sit so veel as moontlik in Honduras, so dit was basies net 'oor draai en laat waai'
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Re: south america 4 amigos
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2011, 09:21:29 pm »
Honduras,Entrada Copan to Nacaone

Posted: 28 Nov 2011 07:32 PM PST

It was a hard day at the office, but very lekker....grondpad al die pad! We manage to do a hefty 400km's today. It may not sound much, but we did 220km's of dirt....real dirt road. The KTMpies got an exsta mark for suspention again....Navigation was tough with roads that shows its ending in the middle of nowhere, roads suppose to be there, but ain't, but this is what we came for.

Putting raincoats on....
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Re: south america 4 amigos
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