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Published: January 28th 2011
Ready to Go!!
The Container with 7 motos is on it's way to Valparaiso, for our our next South American Moto Adventure.
This year will be a little different, especially for me, as I will be driving the Chase Truck, so I will have to re adjust my thinking and have some patience when it comes to the traffic and not having the freedom of the moto!!.
The other big challenge for me is the fact that Gerardo is not able to be with us on this adventure, due to work and personal pressure. He may be able to join us in the beginning for a few days and also at the end, but we will have to see what unfolds here.
To help with day to day logistics, we will have String riding the blue lowered KLR that Scott had last year.
String came with us to the High Andes in 2008, so he sorta knows the way and the KLR was just there last year, so with his maps and GPS he will become our intrepid leader, following up with Bill Kamps from Padre Island, USA, who will be my navigator and riding 'Shot Gun' with me in the
Not sure about the shirt?
chase truck, we sota have a plan.....
Bill was my room mate on my first moto excursion into South America in 2005. We mat up again last year while I was riding the Trans America Trail. He has done a lot of adventure riding around the world, with Hegi Peterson, and his Globe Riders, but not to NZ yet!!
Gerardo has been busy booking all our hotels for the adventure, which is no mean feat, dealing with Argentina, and Bolivia, let alone Chile. We are hoping that he can join at least for a few days.
Joining this leader and his helpers will be:
Robin and Diane Goldsack, from Tauranga, riding a BMW 800GS.
Wim Booiman, from Omarama, also on a BMW 800GS.
Paul Wightman, from Rotorua, riding his BMW 1200 Adventure.
Barry (Baz) and Jan are from Whangarei and will be on a KTM 990 Adventure.
Alan Lang, also from Whangarei will join us on his KTM 990 Adventure.
Hans Applegren from Emu Plains in NSW will also join us on his brand new 660 Husqvarna.
So we have 3 x BMW's, 2 X KTM's, one Husky and one lonely KLR. Along with a great
bunch of riders and pillions.
Jan is booked to hike the Inca Trail while we are in Cusco for 4 days, go girl....
We now only have less than 5 weeks to tidy up the last of the paperwork, get everything sorted around home for while we are away and get packed....Let the Adventure Begin!
Tot: 0.556s; Tpl: 0.015s; cc: 23; qc: 104; dbt: 0.0206s; 1; m:saturn w:www (126.96.36.199); sld: 2;
; mem: 1.5mb