Ok... I rode from Los Angeles California to the southern tip of South America, and back. I started out with a friend from Alberta Canada - Larry is a rancher whom I met when I rode to Alaska a few years earlier and had stayed in touch with. He had recently bought a new bike and wanted to go for a ride. So we set our sights on Tierra Del Fuego. But, he had to turn back in Colombia. Then I rode with Brian from England, Patrick from Ireland, and Damon from New Zealand, from Columbia to Santiago Chile. After that, I was on my own.

This was an exciting trip for a number of reasons. It was over 30,000 miles thru Latin America and the Andes mountains, and I didn't speak much Spanish. There was also the small detail of the Darien Gap. And, then there was "Death Road" in Bolivia - supposedly the most dangerous road in the world.

Anyway, I blogged about the entire journey right here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


My ATM card problems continued thru Paraguay.  I was able to get $200 at the border which turned out to be just enough money to get thru Paraguay.  I stopped in Cuidad Del Este (the bootleg electronics capital of South America) just long enough to have lunch and buy a high quality set of mechanics wrench with two 13mm wrenches and no 12mm.  Didn’t do any sightseeing in Paraguay - pretty much just rode through.  The northern region is quite remote.  So, at one point I had to carry 10 litters of extra fuel.  And, the roads get gradually worse the farther north you go.

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