South America 360 2017 – Ted’s Big Ride! Back to News List

Ted Baird is one of our riders on the Epic South America 360 Expedition.

It is an incredible 128 Day ride, (Almost) circumnavigating the south American continent.

Our riders and crew departed Santiago, Chille last week and are heading counter clockwise, south, towards Patagonia at the moment.

Ted is blogging about his experiences on the expedition and he has been very generous and allowed us to re-post wis blog reports.

Take it away Ted……


Today was the day to claim our motorcycles from customs at the airport. They were to be shipped by boat from Los Angles, but due to unknown reasons, time became an issue and they were freighted to Miami and flown directy to Chile. We got the call at noon that the bikes had been officially received at customs and pick-up could be initiated. We took a taxi to the airport at began waiting.

The process was PAINFULLY slow. Long story short – it was almost 8pm when we left at airport. My bike had only one small issue – the shippers decided to remove the 4 bolts holding the windsheild to its bracket, and of course the bolts were nowhere to be found. This was repaired Tuesday morning at a Triumph dealership that is part of the sponsorship of Compass Expeditions support vehicle here is Santiago.

The 3 of us waiting for paperwork...Myself, Bob (from Gaithersburg) and Clara (from Santa Fe)

The 3 of us waiting for paperwork…Myself, Bob (from Gaithersburg) and Clara (from Santa Fe)

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