Day 300: Brasil BMW GS Meeting – Part 1

Day: 300 - 20JUN14
Around Delfinopolis, BR - 26 Miles


In the morning I met up with a few of the guys for breakfast at one of the pousadas. After eating and hanging out for a bit, we rode over to the only gas station in town which was where I would get to meet everyone.

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We were here for about an hour making introductions and the usual small chat. Everyone was super excited that I was here. I’m pretty sure that I’m the first Alaskan rider to attend the event. 😉

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After everyone had arrived and we were all ready to go, we rode off into the Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra. A short ride later and we stopped inside the park near one of the ranger stations. We unloaded and hiked less than a kilometer into the woods where there were a few waterfalls and swimming areas.

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This park is particularly famous for all the waterfalls throughout the area. I don’t know how many there are but it must be hundreds just like these. It’s absolutely beautiful. A good place to hang out and cool off in the water.

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After exploring the area and swimming in a few different spots, we all rode back into town where the Churrasco was taking place this afternoon. At the Churassco, I got to meet a few more guys who hadn’t gone on the ride this morning. Everyone has been very welcoming and extremely hospitable. I wasn’t allowed to pay for anything all day.. not a single beer or for the lunch. We had a great time sharing stories, talking about my trip, and enjoying all the good food and cold beer. It was fantastic time that I’ll always remember.

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After eating, we gathered in front of the pousada to check out each others motorbikes and take a group photo. Afterwards, a few of us took off in a hurry to ride back into the park and up one of the hills for a photo of the sunset.

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We rode back down the hill in the darkness and returned to town. I went back to my pousada to take a quick shower and change my dusty clothes. After a bit of confusion and waiting around for a bit, a few of us met up for pizza and some more beer.

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Overall, a great day (and night) here in Delfinopolis with some fun like-minded guys. I’ve really come to love Brazil and the people here.. they’re simply amazing with an unmatched hospitality and warmth about them.

 

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