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    Question Advice - trip from Bellingham, WA to Tierra del Fuego

    I'm beginning to think about taking a ride from Bellingham, WA to Tierra del Fuego and back next summer. Any advice would be appreciated.

    I'm not a prize physical specimen -old and fat- and have an R1100RT with 50K miles on it. I don't really speak Spanish - un poco.

    I'm looking for an interesting adventure; hopefully not too physical and not too dangerous. I don't have lots of money to spend. I've been going to Europe for a ride each summer, but that's getting too expensive for me with the declining value of the dollar - 10% so far since last summer. I'm guessing that a dollar will go a lot farther in Central and South America....

    Thanks for any pointers,
    Tom
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    I'll be happy to help anyway I can. Like Statdawg said the best place to start is horizinsunlimited... but feel free to contact me at salcar at hotmail dot com

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    I am sure that there are some times in the year you don't want to be that far south....
    Like north hemisphere summer.
    Good luck!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomrinbellingham View Post
    I'm beginning to think about taking a ride from Bellingham, WA to Tierra del Fuego and back next summer. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks for any pointers,
    Tom
    You mean like next Fall-Winter, you plan make a trip south to Tierra del Fuego and back before summer. Right?

    Chris

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    Have fun Tom...
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    Thanks for the encouragment


    Keep it coming! I'm talking to a friend about heading south with me. Can it be done on a Harely? Or, will he have to buy a GS?

    This is great information. I'll definitely follow-up as I plan for a ride. I won't go it alone - as I do in Europe. And, I might figure on going down to Mexico or ??? south of the boarder to spend a few weeks working on my Spanish before I go further.

    I'm planning on a year from now. Anyone got any ball park figures on the cost of this kind of trip - getting there and getting back to the States again?

    Thanks again, Tom
    A Motto to Live by: "LIFE SHOULD NOT BE A JOURNEY TO THE GRAVE ARRIVED AT SAFELY IN AN ATTRACTIVE AND WELL PRESERVED BODY; RATHER, SKID IN SIDEWAYS, MOCHA LATTE IN ONE HAND, CARROT CAKE IN THE OTHER, BODY THOROUGHLY USED UP, TOTALLY WORN OUT, SCREAMING, "WOO HOO WHAT A RIDE!"

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