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Argentina into Bolivia (pictures only)

Argentina into Bolivia

As of my last post things were looking a little grim, we were staying in a tiny dusty town in northern Argentina where i had Betsy laying on her side overnight while the epoxy i put on the engine case dried.     Epoxy isn’t something I’d usually use to repair an oil leak, but … Continue reading »

riding a dakar competition stage… pretty cool!

riding in argentina has been awesome, the mountains here are just so big, and there’s so many  tracks and dirt roads that we dont really need to use the highways at all. after breaking my brake line we decided to make tracks for the biggest city nearby called salta, but on the way there we … Continue reading »

back into argentinia… wow… ouch!

barton returns from scouting the riverbed and gives me the thumbs up.  deep down this was what i was a little afraid of, and not even that deep and certainly not that little. “i think you can do it, but it’s lots of rocks, lots of big rocks…  but if you’re not sure we can … Continue reading »

mendosa back into chile…

thanks to jorge from hostel independencia in mendosa for suggesting a great ride back to uspallata, it’s been a long time since betsy last saw some dirt! most of these pics were taken in argentina on a road called las carreras (the racetrack), appropriate name too! our plan was to ride from mendosa to uspallata … Continue reading »

pics from the ride to mendosa


first day in argentina

we leave the main highway headed north and turn east on the no 60, towards mendosa.  the road climbs quickly when we reach a set of switchbacks, left uphill hairpin turn, short straight, right uphill hairpin turn, repeat. i watch the altitude climb from 1000m to 3000m as the mercury drops, as does the horsepower … Continue reading »