Day 217 – Ushuaia to Rio Grande, Argentina

Day 217 – Ushuaia to Rio Grande, Argentina       03/26/11       Mileage:  138

Beto, Tracy and I were all a little slow out of the gate this morning after last nights festivities. We chatted over breakfast about possible routes north, swapped tales from the road south and talked about other adventures someday to be realized. But soon it was time for me to go as the road north beckons…and after packing the bike and saying adios to Beto and Tracy, a pointed the KLR out of town.

The weather was great and I could see so much more of the amazing scenery than I could on the ride in. My plan was to only ride as far as Rio Grande, so I wasn’t in any rush and a savored each mile.

I passed two other KLR’s on the side of the road so I stopped to say hi. Derek and Collin had shipped their bikes to Santiago, Chile, rode down to Ushuaia and their plan is to ride them home to Canada.

Collin was in the process of fixing his 11th flat in about 2,000 miles….crazy! They have a blog as well:  I have been extremely lucky in that department…and that’s all I’m going to say lest I jinx myself! Back on the throttle it was a windy last 100 miles into Rio Grande where I worked on the blog, grabbed some dinner and called it a night. Tomorrow it’s back into Chile to head for the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine…which should be spectacular if the weather cooperates….

6 Responses to Day 217 – Ushuaia to Rio Grande, Argentina

  1. Arlene says:

    Glad you are on your way north. Great scenery, it is outstanding and your comment caught my attention. I thought “it’s all about the journey and not where you end up” was interesting comment you made. Where you end up is very important and you have truly been blessed to make the right decisions and all your hard work, reading, searching for info etc have paid off. This trip doesn’t happen by itself……you made it happen.

    Lenny, the comments I was questioning showed up after I wrote last night…..ignore my concern….all is perfect.. Had a great time last night and everyone loves the blog and others asked for the blog and you will have two more followers.

    Be well, be happy and safe. We are so happy and proud of you.Love ya, Mom and Dad

  2. Anatoly Kurmanaev says:

    Hi chief. Anatoly from Rio Grande hostel here. Made it to Ushuia so its end the road for me. If you ever head to Siberia, drop me a line. You´ll be well recieved in Novosibirsk.
    Best wishes.

    • Lenny says:

      Congrats on making Ushuaia Anatoly…well done! You can expect an email from me if I make it over to Russia…

      Safe travels!


  3. Melinda says:

    Hello Arlene,
    I think I’m back on.
    We have been having trouble with the internet, then Lenny’s blog vanished among many other things including email addresses. So I have a lot of catching up to do. and people to contact to try and retrieve addresses.

    Hope all is well.

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