The route as always on these trips is work in progress, we land at Buenos Aires at the end of November and after picking up the bikes we are heading for a travellers meeting (bike rally) at Viedima in the South, then head for Ushuaia the most southernly city in the world for Christmas and New year. After that its North for a good while, I'll try to update routes as we go (if I can)
The first part will look like this;
And the plan at the moment is to do this;
Just been telling work colleagues all about the amazing trip you and Fiona have got planned. I hope all goes well for you and keep in touch as often as possible. Lucy will miss her Uncle Gino and Aunt Fiona, especially the spanish lessons.
Hiya you two. Missed you at the special k party, but still had a good time. Been having a look at your pictures and enjoying reading your tales. As expected it looks like you are having a great time. Happy new year to you both and have a safe trip.ReplyDelete
Cheers Dave, get yourself over here! Aye we miss the crack with the gang but we'll be back to bore you ll soon enough!!Delete
Gino & Fiona
Hi Gino & Fiona,ReplyDelete
Happy New Year you lucky people....Hope your having a blast ?
Photos look fantastic and your blog is giving me something to read at work over the festive period ! (o;
Happy new year Kev. Sorry we'll miss the Capper, be back to bore you next year! Take it easyDelete
Gino & Fiona
Just read and seen your blog and Video,We hope you have a great time and meet plenty of other like minded folks on your travels!
It will make for some fine talks when you get back to normality?
Happy new year to you both and will write again soon.
Love from Bryan & Christine.
Hi Bryan & Christine, hope you have a great new year, yes we'll be the boring people in the corner saying "did we tell you!"ReplyDelete
Gi & Fi
Hi Guys, just laughed my socks of at your latest blog. Hope you're both enjoying yourselves and the flies haven't put you off your grub. Noticed your wine had a cork in it, that would never happen in our house.ReplyDelete
ride Safe, Colin & Jackie (Forth Gear)
Its been a blast so far! The cork was to stop the flies drinking it. Sair going some days but brilliant, Thanks for the commentsDelete
Gino & Fiona
Was on the net and you do come across some shite!!!! Hope you are enjoying the trip. Dave Bell.
Great to hear from you, aye I know but its good shite, hope your still motorcycling!!
So there I was in the middle of Estes Park, a veritable local, with a crippled GS1000 and gasoline from an inadvertent overfill expanding in the sun and running across the parking lot. What a mess. It was so extreme that the manager had me remove the tank to the shade since the motorcycle wouldn't run. Just when I most needed an ally along came Fiona, enough to brighten anybody's day all by herself, but with the incredible offer of expert assistance coming all the way from Scotland via Argentina in the name of Gino!ReplyDelete
Now I normally draw the gas down rapidly enough to prevent expansion problems but there was no way I could keep that thing running. I was about to venture into never-never land with speculations about coils, points, and other things that were unlikely to fail in the gas station driveway when Gino set me straight "It's in the carbs!". Thank you, it was, literally...
Anyway after reassembly it started, popped, spit, and argued for a while then smoothed out and zipped on home like the striped ape it has always been (I was afraid to slow down). I remain clueless but I sure did enjoy the company and what little I heard of your trip while we were troubleshooting. Of course I'm on the blog now where I can read all about it.
OMG! I was just about to write the whole thing off to space aliens when it occurred to me that I was trying to burn water that had doubtless entered the carbs when I switched to reserve coming into town. Worse, I remember how it got in there and that no one is to blame but myself. I hate that.
Now it all makes sense because, as you will recall, I had removed the bowl screws from two carbs and found them full (but I hadn't bothered to check on what they contained!) Hence the popping and spitting while those two carbs (refilled with gasoline when I reinstalled the tank) supported the engine and the other two cylinders tried to burn water. As our comic Ron White says, "you can't fix stupid". With age comes the wisdom of experience — too bad I'm too old to remember all those tough lessons when I need them.
Please forgive my long-winded post but I thought you might find it interesting after your involvement and especially after the Eureka moment. As we agreed, it's all about the story and mine has another chapter made much more interesting for having met the two of you and hearing of your fantastic adventure, a few Norton's and a 'Guzzi. So it's all good.
May the rest of your trip be the stuff of dreams, you have "payed it forward" and deserve it.
...and good luck in Mongolia, whenever...
Good to meet you the other day and thanks for letting me know what the issue was. Sorry I didn't wait around till you got going but glad you did. Still in Estes Park until tomorrow morning, currently in the KOA site, camping. Hope the old Suzuki gives you many more years of faithful service
Gino & Fiona
Dave Moore gave me the info on your website. I hope you are having a great trip. When you are in the Philadelphia area you should look me up.
Good to hear from you, we will if we pass, my E mail i mvd944l then the @ sign at yahoo.co.uk (The blurb in the middle stops spammers
Hey Gino, as with John B, Dave Moore passed on your blog details. Looks like you're having a fabulous time...I'm jealous. I checked out your route and I see you're not heading 'down under' (Sydney), which is a shame. We've all been reminiscing about the Fair City MCC with Alistair posting photos and Dave getting the group up and running...all good fun. I just bought a new MV Agusta...you won't like it as it's not a Norton! I trust you're well. Ride carefully and look after each other. Lynne (Evans) xxReplyDelete
Hi Lynne, good to hear from you, it's a great trip, sell the MV get a adventure bike and join us. No Sydney this trip. Keep in touchDelete
Hi Princess Fiona and her Schreck.(Gino)ReplyDelete
Breif meeting at Estes Park KOA July 6, with Fiona only as the departure gong rang. I missed out on an epic sharing of story. Magic abounds ! it shown through so warm. I was working on YamRod250 for an electrical gremlin so no campfire story time, so sad. I have found your blog only just now and am WOWWED so much more. !! May the moon always be along the roads ahead. Be Good Be Well, Take Care and see you next time.
Ohio to Little Bighorn MT via Pikes Peak and RMNP and home on lil YamRod250.