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Puerto Varas
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I flew from Santiago to Puerto Montt where I met our guide, Daniel. We are a group of four. Dave and his Jane are from Maine.  We all have many interests in common including world travel, mountain biking, outdoor sports, … Read More

Santiago
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I avoided the protests in Santiago downtown area. Staying in Vitacura, I enjoyed walks in a very modern, international city. The nearby mall had top end shopping and many places to eat. I enjoyed walking through nearby parks, visiting museums, … Read More

Departure flight this evening
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All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go. Preparation for this trip has been different from past rides. I am focused more on my packing than on my motorcycle. For long trips, much of the road experience depends on … Read More

Ready to ride
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Tommorow evening I fly from Atlanta to Santiago, Chile. As with previous rides, I enjoy having a “theme” for the ride. The time spent on a bike provides a certain meditative quality. It is a chance to shift my thoughts … Read More

T-4 Weeks
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I’ve been shopping a bit in preparation for the trip. Not a lot that is critical, Moto-Skivees, point and shoot camera, replaced Sena headset, gloves, Mosko Moto bag. Also enjoying family time as Atlanta United competes for MLS championship.

T-6 weeks to Patagonia Trip
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So it’s time to start more detailed planning for the Patagonia Trip. I expect some riding on unpaved roads. Whenever I have the opportunity, I ride around on forest roads. I reviewed the Patagonia route, weather conditions in Chile and … Read More

Another great day of rides
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A great day of riding. Starting off with a larger group on Wayah Road to Franklin. Then three of headed North to ride the Rattler. Wayah Road The Rattler

Eastern V-Strom Rally 2019
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I enjoyed another year at the Eastern V-Strom Rally. Info here; https://www.easternvstromrally.com/

Fishing
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We had fun fishing, hiking. and sightseeing.    

Misty Fjords Floatplane
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I booked a floatplane tour for Misty Fjords early during our stay in Ketchikan.  A good trip is dependent on the weather.   Later as we toured Ketchikan. we found the airplane that we had flown in featured throughout town.  … Read More

Ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan
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Chad and Javier joined me in Juneau to share a part if the adventure.  Meeting ar the ferry terminal for an early AM departure, they were a bit challenged in wating for a taxi. This ferry ride was much longer … Read More

Juneau
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I took a slow start today in hopes the rain would dry out on the tent fly. Even hanging the fly out to dry didn’t finish drying. At 1:00, I headed into town. When I saw the four big ships, … Read More