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Step 3 of 3 and nearly all is complete

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Ahoyhoy fellow Blightyists,
I hope you’re well. I am because I am at home on my sofa with my amazing and beautiful fiancee Sam. I am one happy Tigger.
 
Sir Humphrey and I flew home with British Airways and arrived early at 6am this morning. I almost managed to bugger up getting Sir humphrey back by dropping the airway…

Step 1 of 3 complete

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I wasn´t sad to him like this at all but excited that we were another step closer to pulling into MAGPAS at the BP petrol station in St. Neots and being officially finished.…

Big water times three

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Ahoyhoy,
 
I think I left you as I left Campo Grande. My I was neverous for a long time waiting for something to go wrong with Sir Humphrey but we soon got used to each other again. We made it to the Brasilian-Paraguay border and decided to call it a day. The next morning it took my 15miles and…

On the road again, Im so glad to be back on the road again.

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Ahoyhoy,
We are back on the road again! WOOOHOOO!!!!!!
The parts fitted, even the pinky/orange rear sproket with the hearts milled into it!

 
The chain need two linke taken out but by 12.45pm we were tarmac bound heading for the border. Thanks Automoto Suzuki in Campo Grande.

 
Once i´d bypassed the com system by plugging my helmet straight…

Dead then alive then dead again – Part 2

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Ahoyhoy,
I´m still in Campo Grande alas, no disrespect to the town. we are still waiting for an answer from the distributor about the parts so I guess I´m not gopinging anywhere soon and eating into the dwindling budget the whole time. Being stuck with nothing to do is my idea of purgatory but hay hoy, mustn´t grumble.
In Goiania…

Dead then alive then dead again – Part 1

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Ahoyhoy,
 
How are you? Well I hope. Its all up in the air here, fortunately not literally.
I spent a lovely evening with my friend Renato and his family eating his Dad´s homemade icecream and his grandparent´s homemade cheese. Wonderful folks and girls; Renato is quite a hunk!

 
 

 
The next day I returned to Voar motorcycles…

Sir Humphrey is critically ill and with the resurectionist now

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Ahoyhoy,
If the title to this entry worries you imagine what it is like here in Goiania, Brazil thousands of miles from home with a bike that can barely move its own weight (question mark)
Anyway the day started well. I repositioned the rear wheel and there is still some movement for the slackening chain but the rear sproket looks…

A seriously shite series of scenes in Suriname

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Ahoyhoy,
I foolish worte in my diary that to get to Macapa, Brazil and catch a ferry to Belem before the Easter weekend was a race against God. Well if so God is going to win and he does not fight fair!
On Monday morning I was at 1st in line at the Suriname consulate and despite needing to change…

Goofing off in Georgetown

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Goofing off in Georgetown
Ahoyhoy there,
I managed to complete my one major job for the day and sort Sir Humphrey’s rear puncture. The patch had completely come off – well it was my first innertube repair! New one fitted and i”ve had another go at patching the nail hole. I discovered what I already knew that trying to remount…

Back, forth and no progress

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Ahoyhoy there intercybermeganetatronamaticists.com,
I am alive but alas still in Georgetown, Guyana. No disrespect to Guyana but I rather hoped to be blogging to you from Suriname now. Anyway…..
At Iwokrama lodge I packed up my tent having slept through (thanks to Lionel Ritchie) a near invasiuon by Howler monkeys. All was well for breakfast though as the monthly delivery…

More jungle and no more Little Tigger

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Ahoyhoy on this black day as I did not manage to find Little Tigger,
My oldest travelling companion is gone and things do not seem right.
Anyway I am about to be kicked out of this net cafe as its closing early so I’ll update you more in the morning.
TTFN,
Tigger…

No shit, I am in the rain forest and we have a man down. MAN DOWN!!!

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No shit, I am in the rain forest and we have a man down. MAN DOWN!!!
Ahoyhoy and oh my god this is amazing even despite the team being a valued man down!
I am at the Atta rainforest camp in the Iwokrama forest next to the Iwokrama canopy walkway. Genuinely real rainforest and its all mine as I am…

Gran Sabana. To, in and through.

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Ahoyhoy friends and family new and old,
 
I am delighted to be sharing my adventure with so many great people. I left you in Puerto Ordaz with Anmar and her family. I still haven´t seen the newspaper article. The chest was improved from the day before but still a pain in the…… chest nevertheless miles had to be made…

George

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Hi George,
GPS looks right to me. I only travelled about 80miles yesterday 26-3-12 from Cuidad Bolivian to Puerto Ordaz then had to stop because of my chest pain. I went from Caracas to Puerto Cruz on 24-3-12 and Puerto Cruz to Cuidad Bolivian on 25-3-12. Then again I could be imagining it under the influence of opiates, dehydration, pain…

Back on the press junket

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Ahoyhoy peeps,
 
How is Blighty (question mark). no question mark key on this ´puter alas.
 
Anyway after recovering my breath at the house of Anmar and her family I was asked if I would do an interview for a friend of Anmar´s at the local paper. Of course I said giving it no thought at all, happy to do…

Venezuelans are the best.

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Ahoyhoy to all my friends around the world as I know the blog now has a small but international audience,
 
I would like to say to start that I love you all. I am in that sort of mood – in pain and grateful to wonderful folk
 
Enough with the gushy shite. I left you last I think…

Last bit of Columbia

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Ahoyhoy folks,
Just a quicky. I`m ok but I might have two broken ribs after a slight accident. I am the worst motorcyclist. Worry not family, all is fine. I am on my new pal Yorgin`s mac and in return for his and his father`s kindness I said I`d mention their genuinely amazing furniture factory and Yorgin`s band Short Circuit.…

Near death, gold & salt

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Ahoyhoy wonderful UKers and commenters,
Thanks for all the comments and keep them coming, I love them. Carl – the church was finished in 1949 or 50 I think having been rebuilt.
I left Prof Alvaro´s house at 6.30am and made for Bogota but the road was massively twisty and busy. Having long chats with the fuzz didn´t help but…

Ecuadoritos

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Ahoyhoy UK,
This is Ecuador calling. Repeat Ecuador calling.
Goodish news with respect to Sir Humphrey. As so often is the way one can´t get what one wants but one can get what one needs. I still cannot remove the two oil drain plugs from Sir Humphrey but by draining his oil via the oil filter and oil screen ports…

Liman Rubber

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Ahoyhoy,
Well good news. I have spent a lot of money but hopefully have what I need if not what I want. Barbacci motors were open after our last chat and I´ve aquired two Continental TKC 80 rears, unknown brand of front with a decent looking tred pattern, 5L of oil, chain lube and a spare front inner tube. This…

Lima at last part 2

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To continue…
Friday:
I woke in Puquio warmer than I went to bed and rose determined to make Nazca and see the lines. I was still sneezing and snotty as I had been the day before alas. After being stung for breakfast by the sore faced mizogs of Puquio I went into the yard to greet Sir Humphrey to find…

Machu Picchu

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Ahoyhoy my wondeful Britaniches,
 
As planned I have spent the day waiting and getting to and from Machu Picchu (11 hours) and actually seeing the place (4 hours). I have taken loads of photos and there is so much to tell you about the place but this is impossible so I´ll just post a few pictures so you can…

La Paz – a bit of culture & TV

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Ahoyhoy there,
I would like to say sorry to my Mum who is apparently very angry at me after reading the blog about yesterday´s advenutes. Dear Mum, I promise not to ride any more dangerous roads until the next one.
WRT my day of rest and culture in La Paz I am glad to say I´ve managed a little of…

Back on film

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Ahoyhoy,
I´m in San Pedro de Atacama i.e. in the Atacama Desert, driest place on earth. Some of it looks like this:

 
Magpaws is getting mucky, especially compared to snow capped mountains!

 
And itrs pretty hight up here Emily recons:

 
Will be getting even higher too as I hope to rise early to see a geyser erupting…

A wonderful day and the most miserable day

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Ahoyhoy any one. Is there anybody there oooooh?
From Mendoza I took my passport across the Andes in one of the most amazing rides, no, THE most amazing riding day of my life. I pootled down a boring straight road out of Mendoza with some hills far off in the distance ahead of me but quickly they loomed large into…