Follow the published narration and story of two friends traveling South, through 15 countries and two continents. From Ottawa Canada to Buenos Aires, Argentina, Rob and Nik are set to embark on a journey meant to take a year, to be completed in a mere 2 months.

January - March 2011 : A year in the making..

We promise this blog will not only be awesome to read, but PACKED with info on how to plan your own trip........

the RIGHT way.

With only two months to complete the trip, we'll be cramming in tons of VIDEOS, PICS and useful and hopefully funny info.

Stay tuned for the Extended Video Log on my YouTube Channel after the trip; this blog is only the beginning....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Never Been Border - Rob

Just a quick one today. Nik's post pretty much summed up the ride through the mountains. Cold, rainy, but visually impressive. Never quite had a ride like that one, and only the Andes can match that surrealism. With a chilling stay in Chunchi, Nik's bike took the worst of the mist and humidity and failed to start yesterday morning. Three hours into figuring out the problem, the mechanic took apart both bikes and deduced the wrong diagnosis. Nik touched a few of the wires and the bike roared to life. Problem: wiring, a very common problem along the road with KLR's, especially after the salt. We were off, heading out of the mountains, and today we're in Hunquilla, border town to Peru. We're off to Mancora today, a short ride to see some Pacific ocean again. Ecuador in summation:
- interesting to see all the locals + natives + wildlife
- too many dogs thinking they own the road
- very curvy, very well-paved roads for the most part
- no checkpoints, no police problems
- cheappppp food and accomodations
- people aren't the friendliest of the countries though

Anyway, we're off to hit the waves again, heres some vids and pics to tie you over until next post.

Nik and his crazy poses, it doens't ruin the scenery though

My helemt looks too big for my head

Lets go black and white crazy

0 Degrees, Equator

This is right before we climbed up the stairs on the right, and a massive dog lunged from 4 feet above screaming for its life right into my shoulder before running off....I don't even know how to explain it...

Our first white caps!!! We could feel it in our bones

There's cows loose like this all over the road

It's owner making sure we're not into any funny business

Unfortunately, I got too close and it fell down the hill, the smile on my face really means i was very sympathetic as I ran away

Here comes the fog...only the beginning. Note the beautiful paved roads though 4,000 metres above sea level

Imagine yourself living in these conditions day in day out

The number of toll roads in Ecuador, lucky they're only 20 cents for motos

Another day in paradise

The town on Chunchi, where we got stuck because the fog was too thick to continue the evening before

And then we got stuck that morning because his bike hates shitty weather

More Nik awesome posing

I have no idea why I posed like this....I apologize for catching you off guard thinking I'm doing something I'm not

Some videos through Colombia.

Most of the riding through Colombia and Ecaudor is similar to this:

And because the ridges are so high, every so often you run into one of these:

And have to decide whether or not to gun it through:

One of the many tunnels you get to ride through:

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