Crazy French guy, Yannick

Posted: March 7, 2012 in Argentina

I made it to a city showing on the map as Salta. I didn’t know much about but it was a good place to relax as it was getting late and rainy. After looking at prices for hostels, I found out that there was a municipal campground available. Set-up camp, saw one of the largest swimming pools of my life (no water at that time) and checked out the city.

Some pics of the city:

Teleferic to go see the jesus. Paid for the ride when I could have made it up with the bike for free but oh well.

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Views of the city

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While relaxing in the campground, a crazy French guy showed up on a BMW 1200GS, Yannick. We ended up exploring the rest of the the northern side of Argentina together.

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I wont go into too many details as I’m feeling a bit lazy but I’ll let the pictures do the talking…

I believe these were the roads and destinations


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We followed the railroad at one point that’s supposed to be some kind of engineering marvel. This bridge for it is supposed to be something unique as well, but it didn’t seem all that special to me. Back in the day when it was made out of wood, well, that was I’m sure quite an achievement.

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Zoom zoom zoom….

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If only I had one of my old gixxers on these roads….

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Comments
  1. Hi Stephan,
    Love your photos. We are just back adter 2 months chasing the Dakar, then touring Peru & Bolivia. Everytime we get to a city and the GPS maps are working I say “Thankyou Stephan!!!”
    Lynda in GR2

    • pimptrix says:

      Glad to hear from you guys! I wish I would have gotten to see the Dakar but I messed up a bit on the maps and didn’t make it on time. I was looking at the 2009 Dakar map which would finish in Buenos Aires so I was planning to see the finish. I realized my map mistake when I was down close to Ushuaia and farrrrrr from the Dakar. Enjoy and have a safe trip!

  2. yankibike says:

    Hi friend, this period with you was one of the best of my south american trip !! and what i talk about you , I also introduce you as ” the crazy canadian biker but so funny” see u.
    Yannick
    yankibike.com

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