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.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Stopped for a few days in Granada Nicaragua and met couple other bikers at the hostel I was staying at. Yoav was from Israel and Ironically he knew Joy, a rider from Israel that I became friends with when racing the Baja 1000 in 2008. Yoav was a novice motorcycle rider taking on a monster of an adventure considering his experience - he was riding basically the same route I was just finishing. Also met Stephan, a very experienced rider, tackling a similar route. Anyway, I hung around Granada for a couple days and just relaxed.
Yoav (on the bike) and Stephan
Kids playing stickball...kinda, but without the stick