Friday, November 15, 2013

The end of my epic ride south?

So, I told you that my epic ride south is having a lot off issues getting started ... But after the day before yesterday it seemed to turn in my favor! I made great distance and had a lot of fun on the bike as well as getting thru some awesome scenery and ending up in the Bahia de Los Angeles.
Met some hard core dirt bike riders and had a great evening ...
Also yesterday started awesome returning to MEX 1 going further south crossing into Baja California Del Sur ... The crossing was a piece of take .... But ...

It seems that somebody up there really does not want me on this trip! I am ok, just my ego got a lot of scratches and myself several bruises ... But my bike got hit pretty good in my little crash on MEX 1. Still I really don't know what happened other that I found myself in the ditch and thought ... This isn't ending on a high note :(

So, I am fine and I am starting being all different colors, but I think I have to start on alternative transportation back to US for my bike and myself :(

I didn't get so much south yet ... But already I have to call it a day ...

Stay tuned for further updates ...

Friday, November 8, 2013

My epic ride south

So, originally, I wanted to start my ride from San Francisco to Buenos Aires on last Wednesday ... but, so far, the title for my new motorcycle has not arrived. Depending with whom you are talking, the title is vital to enter Mexico or not even asked for ... As a German, I want it to do it the right way. As I was promised the title arrives now any day, I decided to wait for it before leaving ... But doing so now for two days drives me crazy! I used the days to further prep the bike and repack my luggage, but all that does not get me any closer to Buenos Aires ...

Therefore, I have come up with a new plan:
I will wait until Saturday on my title. Irregardless, if it arrives or not, I will leave on Sunday down to Mission Viejo, CA and will try to enter Mexico at Tecate on Monday without the title and, hopefully, I will be on my happy way south.

If not, I will return north to Joshua Trees NP and then probably further east to Big Bend NP in TX.
So, ALL, cross your fingers and toes on Monday that they do not ask me for the title!
I will keep you all posted ...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Machu Picchu ...

This is a good planning resource for the trip to this famous place ...
http://www.perutreks.com/machu-picchu-by-train-1-day.html

But you still have to buy train tickets to get close ...
https://www.perurail.com/vistadome

I post this here as a memory pad for myself :o)