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Cape Town, South Africa
September 17, 2021, 3:51 pm
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September 17, 2021, 4:51 pm
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humidity: 39%
wind speed: 11 mph SSE
sunrise: 6:24 am
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Day53-Groundhog Day!, Fri, Feb 18, 2011

At 6PM I rode my gutless VStrompasourus out of the Osorno Suzuki dealer a beaten man!

Start & Stop: Osorno, Chile

Mileage: 10 powerless miles

Hotel: Hostel Riga, Osorno, Chile – $56 USD

Fuel: $716 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.51/1 liter) or $5.72 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $473 Chilean Peso

Chilean Toll Road:  $400-1500 Chilean Pesos ($0.85-$3.17 USD)

Agriculture Theme:  Lumber, [...]

Day52-The Good Karma Doesn’t Last!, Thu, Feb 17, 2011

Sometimes good news sounds bad!

Start & Stop: Temuco, Chile to Osorno, Chile

Mileage: 157 desperate miles at 45-50 MPH

Hotel: Hostel Riga, Osorno, Chile – $56 USD

Fuel: $716 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.51/1 liter) or $5.72 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $473 Chilean Peso

Chilean Toll Road:  $400-1500 Chilean Pesos ($0.85-$3.17 USD)

Agriculture Theme:  Lumber

Dean: Yesterday was a good day! [...]

Day51-Chuggin’ along, Feb 16, 2011

Peddle to the metal at ~4000 RPM = 65 MPH!

Start & Stop: Vina del Mar, Chile to Temuco, Chile

Mileage: 500 miles

Hotel: Don Eduardo Hotel, Temuco, Chile

Fuel: $716 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.51/1 liter) or $5.72 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $473 Chilean Peso

Chilean Toll Road:  $400-1500 Chilean Pesos ($0.85-$3.17 USD)

Agriculture Theme:  Lumber, Dairy, Wheat

Dean: Riding a [...]

Day50-No Joy in Vina del Mar , Feb 15, 2011

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Day49-From Chile with Love!, Feb 14, 2011

I’ve got the “stuck at the dealer blues!”

Start & Stop: Vina del Mar, Chile – No riding day #3!

Mileage: 1 dad-gum mile

Hotel: Hotel Vancouver, 2 Poniente, Vina del Mar, Chile

Fuel: $716 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.51/1 liter) or $5.72 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $473 Chilean Peso

Chilean Toll Road:  $400-1500 Chilean Pesos ($0.85-$3.17 USD)

Dean: Not sure [...]

Day48-Spinning our wheels and getting nowhere!, Sun, Feb 13, 2011

Start & Stop: Vina del Mar, Chile – No riding day #2!

Mileage: 0 miles

Hotel: 3 Poniente, 3 Poniente 70, Vina del Mar 2520306, Chile

Fuel: $716 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.51/1 liter) or $5.72 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $473 Chilean Peso

Chilean Toll Road:  $400-1500 Chilean Pesos ($0.85-$3.17 USD)

Dean: As a matter of review, we are not vacationing here [...]

Day47-A Full Day of BLOG Catchup!, Sat, Feb 12, 2011

Start & Stop: Vina del Mar, Chile – No riding day!

Mileage: 0 miles

Hotel: 3 Poniente, 3 Poniente 70, Vina del Mar 2520306, Chile

Fuel: $716 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.51/1 liter) or $5.72 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $473 Chilean Peso

Chilean Toll Road:  $400-1500 Chilean Pesos ($0.85-$3.17 USD)

Dean: I woke up at 7 AM, grabbed the Mac and [...]

Day46-Santiago Here We Come!, Fri, Feb 11, 2011

A second “Sit here, Twist That!” riding day.

Start & Stop: Chanaral, Chile to Vina del Mar, Chile

Mileage: 596 miles

Hotel: 3 Poniente, 3 Poniente 70, Vina del Mar 2520306, Chile

Fuel: $716 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.51/1 liter) or $5.72 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $473 Chilean Peso

Chilean Toll Road:  $400-1500 Chilean Pesos ($0.85-$3.17 USD)

Lisa: In spite of staying up [...]

Day45–Mano del Desierto, Thur, Feb 10, 2011

Another “Sit here, Twist That!” riding day.

Start & Stop: Iquique, Chile to Chanaral, Chile

Mileage: 523 miles

Fuel: $716 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.51/1 liter) or $5.72 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $473 Chilean Peso

Chilean Toll Road:  $400 – 1500 Chilean Pesos

Lisa: About time! We finally put down some miles today.  Got an early start and [...]

Day44–Happy Birthday Old Guy!, Wed, Feb 9, 2011

I just wanted a peaceful day of dry riding but blabber mouth posted my Birthday to the LDRider list!

Start & Stop: Arica, Chile to Iquiqu, Chile

Mileage: 203 miles

Hotel:  Hotel Cano, Ramirez 996, Iquique, Chile – $74 USD

Fuel: $716 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.51/1 liter) or $5.72 per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $473 Chilean Peso

Lisa: So [...]