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Nick performs a fiery ritual...  

Nick performs a fiery ritual... the pagan god of upright motorcyclists in preparation for the next day's ride.
Volcanos and Prehistoric Trees

November 2nd 2006
Nick: Its going to be a long one!! We left Santiago at a reasonable hour, the bike now shod with a new rear. Our first days riding in 4 was a gentle re-introduction to 2-wheel travel with a mere 125 mile (200km) jaunt to Curicó, a small but, apparently, pleasant town. We arrived and soon found that virtually all accommodation was being used by migrant workers employed in the vineyards, so w ... read more
South America » Chile » Araucanía » Villarrica

Chilean Flag Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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