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Sara “The Peach” PedersenI grew up in Vancouver, B.C. I attended the University of British Columbia and the University of Western Ontario. I met Daniel at Willow beach in Victoria on June 4 1994 and we were married June 22, 1996. Right from the beginning we shared the love of travel and adventure. Daniel surprised me with a Yamaha TTR 125 on our 5th wedding anniversary and I was hooked on off road motorsports. We have enjoyed off road motorbiking, single track and dunes riding. About 10 years ago we started to plan a big adventure to explore the world. After discussing different modes of transport we thought motorcycles were the right choice for us. In the fall of 2010 I took my motorcycle license course. Just before I completed the course I got my new 2010 BMW F650GS Twin! Let the adventure begin.Daniel “Big D” PedersenI’m a country boy at heart that was born in Calgary, Alberta. I moved to the coast of B.C. as a teen and then to Victoria on Vancouver Island to attend College. I’m a numbers guy and an adrenaline junkie. I’m caught in the contradictory world of a love for great looking corporate balance sheets and the smell of race gas. Now a tad older my love of travel is starting to scream for more attention. No more just reading of great adventures. The time has come for this one lucky Dude and his Peach to start writing one of their own.The Dynamic DuoOn June the 4th, 1994 she had long jet-black hair , wore cut off jean shorts and cowboy boots. He wore a floral tie and a grey suit. Despite the differences it seemed to work and two years later they were married. Early on they both pondered what they wanted out of life? To see the world, its people, and experience their cultures was their answer to one another. They settled in Port Moody, BC and have spent their lives intensely working towards the day when they could break free of the mundane, the ordinary and the ever-present trap of more stuff. They set a plan in motion and have worked towards it for the last ten years. The path has not always been easy, but it was totally worth it now that the dream is a reality. Hello world here we come!

Trip Start: 2011-06-22 Trip End: 2015-06-30 .

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Buzios & Corcovado

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Poor Dan had to do the oil changes on one of the hottest days we have had, luckily the guys at the local service station let him use their bay so he was inside in the shade. The worst part…
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New Years in Rio

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We spent the last day of the year at the beach near Paulo’s house in Itacoatiara. It is normally deserted, but this is a holiday week and so it is packed. We did get some reprieve at the neighborhood beach…
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Rio de Janeiro

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We were sad to leave our friends in PG, but its time to start getting north. Today we are riding to Rio de Janeiro. This is one of those exotic places we have been dreaming about going since we were…
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Ouro Preto & Mariana

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Today we headed north and west again for another 187 km of winding roads with stunning scenery to Ouro Preto.Leaving Tiradentes we took the back way thru Prados. This way is partly cobbles and partly packed red dirt.We…
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Paraty & Tiradentes

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From PG we headed to the coast road and north 314 km to Paraty (Parati). This is a scenic drive along the sea to this popular town.The streets in the historic center have the worst deep and sharp cobbles…
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Sao Paulo

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We headed from the beach into the city of Sao Paulo or more accurately Sao Bernardo where our dear friends Claudinei and Fatima live.They are incredible hosts. First thing was some Maracuja or passion fruit Caipiroskas before dinner.Claudinei…
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Praia Grande

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Today we had an easy 305 km to Praia Grande, but there was some light rain for the first 150 km. We were headed for the home of friends we had met in Tal Tal Chile in December of 2013.…
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Eldorado

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Today’s 347 km may have been the most epic entire day of curvy mountain riding EVER. It included what is though to be the most scenic road in Brazil the Rodovia da Graciosa as well as the state park of…
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Blumenau and Morretes

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Leaving the island we headed south on the 101 and then west on the 282. From here we were on pavement, cobbles, and dirt on and off for 180 km to Blumenau.We were parked out on the street in…
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Florianopolis

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Today we had a 150 km drive north to the island of Florianopolis. We took the long way past the Lagoon, where Daniel plans to get in a bit of kite surfing. Then we headed to the north coast where…
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Country number 17! Brazil

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Heading south again in Argentina saved a lot of miles in Brazil to get to the Canyon routes south of Florianopolis. We headed back down the 14 and then across on the 17 to cross at Bernardo de Irigoyen in…
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North to Iguazu falls

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Leaving Bella Vista we were escorted to Gualeguaychu in 223 km by Pia and Ramiro. This is a nice town on the river that in February is THE spot for Carnival in Argentina.From here we headed north again to…
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Buenos Aires and Palermo

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After a week of partying in Salvador we head south again to BA.The bikes finally see the light after 4 months in Martin’s garage.Thanks so much also to Pia and Ramiro!We rented a place in Palermo for…
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Summer in Vancouver part 2

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We also had a visit from our Malaysian friend Faizal who we met in Ushuaia.One of our favourite hang outs this summer.It was fun playing tourist in Vancouver when our friends from PEI were visiting. This included tea…
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Summer 2014 in Vancouver

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There is nothing better than a summer in Vancouver. The views are stunning.We stayed at Mark and Barbara’s for a few days before our apartment was available July 1 st. So of course we had to go out for…

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