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.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Went for a short ride across the border into Uruguay with a friend I met in Buenos Aires.  Nicky is from England - she had come to Argentina to learn Spanish, do some volunteer work and possibly even stay.  Unfortunately, my bike decided to stop charging its battery.  And, it stopped running when the battery died, just short of the border for Uruguay.  Luckily, it stopped right across the street from a battery store where we were able to get it charged again.  We had to stop and charge it several more times before we made it back to Buenos Aires. And, it died again just before we got back to the hostel. Luckily, it died right near the very last subway stop in the downtown area of Buenos Aires.  So, we were able to catch a ride back on the tube.  I had my battery quick charged and then took the subway back to get my bike.  Other than that :), it was a fun little excursion to the small town of Frey Bentos. 



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