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February 25th, 2012 | Argentina

Back in B.A. …!!

The last few days in Buenos Aires have been hectic to say the least…!! My good friend Ezequiel was at the airport to meet me, and together we drove out to Dakar Motors to collect my shock absorbers… Javier and Sandra had just seen off a few other long distance bikers on their KTM’s and […]

January 26th, 2012 | Argentina

Hola Buenos Aires…!!

My final ride on the first leg of my South American tour was as uneventful as the last few had been… Rather than take the coastal road and take a peek at Mar del Plata, the Argentinian version of St. Tropez, or in our case, Durban-by-the-Sea, we stayed on Ruta 3 and headed first to […]

January 25th, 2012 | Argentina

Chatting With the “Troops” and a VERY Big Day at the Office….!!

After eight hours of uninterrupted sleep, I was ready to ride again… By 6.00 am I had the Big Fella loaded and parked outside the front door of the hotel… I had to wait for the kitchen staff to get their day started, so that I could at least have a few cups of coffee […]

January 24th, 2012 | Argentina

To Comodoro Rivadavia…

All the people I had spoken to about Ruta 3, had but one thing to say: “It is flat, windy and boring…!! Towns and fuel stops are far apart, and when you reach them, there is no guarantee that you will find fuel anyway…!!” Armed with this knowledge, I set out from Rio Gallegos, planning […]

January 23rd, 2012 | Argentina

Ride to Rio Gallegos…

Northbound…!! I left Ushuaia early this morning, and started out on the long road to the town of Dead Horse, Prudoe Bay, Alaska….!! The route that I had planned would cover almost 40 000 km and would hopefully see me up there towards the end of July… I had packed most of my gear the […]

January 20th, 2012 | Argentina

The “Warrior” Celebrates…

I recently came across a book entitled “Warrior of the Light”, written by Paulo Coelho… It is a slim volume of short stories which were first published in a weekly column of a Brazilian newspaper, between 1993 and 1996. The preface on the cover was what first drew my attention. It simply read, “Short stories […]