February 2011
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Mar »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28  

Weather

Cape Town, South Africa
September 17, 2021, 4:00 pm
Sunny
Sunny
70°F
humidity: 49%
wind speed: 18 mph SE
sunrise: 6:42 am
sunset: 6:38 pm
More forecast...
 

Botswana
September 17, 2021, 4:00 pm
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
18°C
humidity: 62%
wind speed: 11 mph NE
sunrise: 5:53 am
sunset: 5:52 pm
More forecast...
 

September 17, 2021, 5:00 pm
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
82°F
humidity: 39%
wind speed: 11 mph SSE
sunrise: 6:24 am
sunset: 6:31 pm
More forecast...
 

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 [...]

Day43-Adios Bolivia, Adios Rain, Adios Altitude, Tue, Feb 8, 2001

Border Crossing #12 Bolivia/Chile

Start & Stop: Oruro, Bolivia to Arica, Chile

Mileage: 330 miles

Hotel:  Hotel Plaza Colon, San Marcos 261, Arica, Chile

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

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $473 Chilean Peso

Lisa: We are so excited to finally have some pavement to look forward to!  As we headed out of town, [...]

Day42-Oruro R&R, Mon, Feb 7, 2011

Start & Stop: Oruro, Bolivia

Mileage: 0

Hotel:  Hotel Gran Sucre, Calle Sucre #510, Oruro. Bolivia

Fuel: Peru: Best grade 95 = S/16.69 Sol/Gal ($2.33 USD/gal)

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = 7.01 Boliviano

Lisa in the jumpseat/sleeper of the cab.

Lisa, Celodoro Mercado (assistant), Rolando Capa Calle (truck driver), Dean enjoying [...]

Day41-A Bad Situation Can Get Worse!, Sun, Feb 6, 2011

The Wisdom of Kenny Rogers’ Gambler Song:  ”You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold them”

Start & Stop:
Leg 1: Salinas de Garci-Mendoza, Bolivia to Belen de Andamarca, Bolivia
Leg 2 Belen de Andamarca, Bolivia to Oruro, Bolivia

Mileage: Leg 1: 83 dirty, rotten, stinkin’ miles
Leg 2: 132 km in a warm truck!

Hotel: [...]