|2000 miles of bugs and debris in the air filter; the pleated portion is supposed to be bright pink.|
|One more $250 rear tire for the upaved, Chilean portion of the road to Ushuaia|
|Almost done! I would really like to thank the designer who put the air filter under the fuel tank.|
Over the last few years, Bernard and Annemarie built Brutus from the ground up, starting with a used 10 ton 4x4 industrial truck chassis and an insulated delivery truck box. Bernard designed, built, and wired the entire thing himself, with much of the interior woodwork fashioned from wood he felled and aged specifically for the purpose. It was an incredible machine, fully self-contained and capable of traveling on any type of road (or lack thereof) in any weather conditions - from the arctic to the desert. They are currently traveling on an open-ended tour of South America, and were some of the kindest, most welcoming people we encountered.
We shared dinner and drinks, and the next day we were off our separate ways again, Jill and I reassured that there are new friends around every corner, and that there will still be exciting travel in store after we no longer want to sit on a motorcycle all day.
ONWARD! To Tierre del Fuego!