Day 247 – Valinhos to Sao Paulo, Brazil

Day 247 – Valinhos to Sao Paulo, Brazil 04/25/11 Mileage: 86

Warning to parents: Do not show this post to your teenage boys or they may run off to Brazil in search of a girl!   😉

I had found a big Kawasaki shop in Campinas not to far from Uli’s house. Sabine lead the way there and we found it easy enough. I of course don’t speak a word of Portuguese so having Sabine with me to describe the work I needed down was a godsend.

Sabine at Sudio Kawasaki in Campinas trying to translate “check for play in the steering head bearing”….

As it turns out they couldn’t work on the bike for at least a week but they gave us the address of their other shop in Sao Pauo. That shop ended up being not to far from Sabine’s other sister Gisa’s house and they could get me in today…great! Or plan was to head to Sao Paulo anyway, so we packed up and I followed Sabine to the other shop. We arrived and were greeted by the service manager Edu who is an awesome guy and took great care of me.

Me and Edu from Studio Kawasaki in Sao Paulo….a great shop that I can highly recommend!

With Sabine’s translation assistance Edu got me and the bike squared away and reassured me that the bike was in good hands. The background of his computer desktop was a great shot of a supermoto rider, and when Edu told me that it was his 16 year old daughter I was floored!

And as if that weren’t enough, she is also ranked number 1 in Brazil having won the championship! And no, there is no girls division…she wooped up on all the boys!

She is in fact such a talented rider that she got a U.S. sponsor and an invite to race in Las Vegas….how cool is that.

So, with my bike in good hands we went to Sabine’s sister Gisa’s house, had a nice dinner at home and called it a night.

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One Response to Day 247 – Valinhos to Sao Paulo, Brazil

  1. Arlene says:

    Hi Lenny, That is great that Sabine helped you get the bike fixed. That owner’s daughter is beautiful and she has so much going for her……..she is really amazing.

    I see you didn’t move today and hope you are enjoying your new location……..you probably got spoiled beint with Sabine and John and the family. Looking forward to reading and seeing what you guys did.

    Drive safe and be well and we love you, Mom and Dad

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