Sleep Inn Ribeirao Preto
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... where the battery was flat again; A recharge and off to Reconquista without further hassles but then flat again next day. Auto sparky this time revoked it was a charging problem. Confirmed with help from Darryl at Mount Motorcycles.
Now we knew the problem but did not want to wait 4 days for a fix. Limped on using Robin's bike to recharge when necessary. All came to an end in Brazil, 800 km short of Mauricio's place. A bit scary as the dash ...
... electrical faults disappeared! Low voltage does not seem to suit the modern BMW electrical system.
On Good Friday we all took the opportunity to take a short ride South to Serra Negra. An area with hills and curves that act like a magnet to the local motorcyclists. Stopped for lunch and ice-cream at the town and took in the action. We are still working on convincing Don that a GS1200 would be great for an Aussie ...
... the bigger Brasil and we had 1,024 km to cover in two days. Mauricio's place by Friday night.
Hotter temperatures - for us that means above 30, rolling countryside, with cropping, cropping and more cropping - hectares and hectares for maize, soya and later in the journey sugarcane! All growing out of the red -orange earth. The patterns of tilling were fascinating. Many of the shallow hills had ledges tilled into them to slow any water run off. Every thing ...
We packed up camp this morning and managed to leave at 6:30. We have about 1050 kilometres until Bonito so we wanted to get on the road as early as possible. I think everyone did well since it was the first time repacking up the truck after a camp and it takes awhile for people to learn how to pack up the tents and where things go on the truck. The drive was nothing ...
Today I visited Ribeirao Preto, a city about 1 hour north of Araraquara, with an other IAESTE student. Its nickname is the 'Brazilian California', because of its wealth and technical industries.
It is also the city that the french team stayed in during the world cup, so french flags were everywhere!
I only explored downtown but from the bus saw some of the rest of the city. The outskirts are a lot more like California than the center is; the was a huge Carefour and lots ...