Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Broken Engine = End of an Adventure! - only 600km from the tip of South America!

So first off, I apololgize for being quite behind on my postings.

The sad reality of the matter is that I was stranded for 3 days in the middle of Patagonia with a broken engine, after waiting on the side of the road surviving on what food and water I had eventually a vehicle passed by and manage to hitch hike back to civilization.

It seems there is a broken internal component inside the engine block that broke and am currently in the process of pushing the motorcycle around town looking for a mechanic, but I can assure you it is no easy fix and is perhaps the end of this trip for me.

I´m quite dissapointed to have an 2009 Kawasaki motor break on me, its brand new, I´ve taken perfect care of it throughout this trip and to have it internally die on me is dissapointing to say the least.

I´m stuck in Rio Gallegos on the tip of Argentina only 600KM from my final desination of Ushuia on the tip of South America! so close yet so far!

Waited 3 days in the middle of the Patagonia until a car finally drove by!

Financially I am in deep trouble, it doens´t seem I´ll be able to afford such fix, and don´t see this ending well, I may be home much sooner than expected at the loss of my only asset I have left, my motorcycle, left here in Argentina.

I´ll be sure to keep everyone posted on the progress.

Asi es la Vida¨
That is the way life is...

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