Rides and Trips
hope for 2017 great rides and long trips with my group of friends.
We are very keen to put our motorcycles on the road this
year, as much as possible.
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and Theresa sideway with our friend Marinho, morning of the 8th
of January, 2017.
the 8th of January, 2017 we did our first ride
of the year. The
day was very hot, but in spite of that we rode 330
kilometers on the following traject: Goiânia -
- Cromínia - Edealina - Edéia - Indiara -
with a comfortable stop at Casarão Restaurant,
close to Indiara at the margin of BR-060 road.
On the 20th
of January, 2017 me and Theresa went to Rio Verde - GO; we came back to
- GO on the 22th
of January, 2017. In reality, we rode under a heavy rain from
Restaurant until Rio Verde - GO, and on Sunday when we returned to
Goiânia - GO we faced a rainy day as well. The road was busy
with traffic of cars and trucks.
My Sundown STX Motard on the afternoon of the 20th
of January, 2017. Main entrance of Restaurant
Casarão - BR-060 (Indiara - GO).
ride totalled around 290 km ridden on a cloudy and sometimes rainy day.
Despite of that prevailed the wonderful sensation of being
our bikes and enjoying the day. And in reality this is what matters!
Trip to Capitólio -
MG, Barra Bonita - SP and Peirópolis (Uberaba - MG) -
On the 24th
of February, 2017 we left Goiânia - GO heading to Passos -
MG, where we spent our first overnight of the trip to the region of
Capitólio - MG. The canyons and the scarps around the Lake
of Furnas (Sea of Minas) enrich the view and allow us to enjoy a
leisure focused on the natural beauty of the surroundings.
The motor-boats, river barges,
jet-skis and such move the local tourism industry, and offer numerous
leisure options to the tourists demanding the region.
On the sequel of our trip we
went to Barra Bonita - SP, where we took a very nice boat ride (with
lunch onboard). During this ride we could observe the
functioning of the lock (floodgate) attached to the dam of the
Tietê Power Plant. This lock, as part of the
Tietê-Paraná Waterway, allows the navigation
across the dam to passengers and cargo boats.
Barra Bonita - SP as well as
Igaraçú do Tietê - SP on the opposite
margin of the Tietê river offer numerous fluvial leisure
activities. The region is beautiful and the river has clear
and clean waters and is abundant of fish; due to that the place has an
enourmous bird population, specially herons and cormorants. Definitely
this is a beautiful spectacle of Mother Nature!
During our return to
Goiânia - GO we paid a visit to the rural suburb of
Peirópolis, at the surroundings of Uberaba - MG, where I
could get to know the Paleontological Museum of the Federal University
of the Triangulo Mineiro. There they develop a world class research on
pre-historic fossil, mainly dinossaurs:
We arrived in Goiânia
- GO at the afternoon of the 28th of February,
2017. This was another top trip organized by my friend Mauro Gomes, who
has familiarity with all the places we had been. For me this was
another great opportunity to put my motorcycle on the road again,
having the company of friends and doing a pleasant and very rewarding
My Sundown STX Motard covered 2.114 km and yielded a wonderful result
concerning fuel consumption: around 33,31 km/litre. This is
quite an achievement for an engine that clocked 78.550 km already.
On the 12th of March, 2017 we did a ride to the Restaurante Casarão by the road BR-060, and Mauro Gomes has published a page with photos of this meeting of friends.
Has come the time to say goodbye to my valiant Sundown STX Motard 200cc. On the 20th
of April, 2017 I delivered it to its new owner, who will be riding it
around the region of Nova Xavantina
- MT. Nine years went by fast, during this period I did memorable rides
and trips with this motorcycle - solo and with groups of friends.
Everything is carefully described on the previous pages I have
published about this bike.
The Sundown STX Motard in the afternoon of the 20th of April, 2017
with his new owner - Clebson Guimaraes de Oliveira da Costa
(Cleber), minutes before departing to Nova Xavantina - MT.
Over this period of nine years I travelled intensively on the many
Brazilian Regions. I will keep very good vibes with me concerning this
period that I stayed riding this motorcycle. From now on I will be
riding and publishing new adventures with my current bike: Yamaha
Ténéré Blueflex 250cc (year and model 2017),
accordingly the above link at the upper right side of this page.
|Km ridden until the 20th of March, 2017)
||Km on roads
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