Author Archives: Garrett Kennedy

About Garrett Kennedy

I'm an Irishman, living in Paraguay in South America. I have a 2011 Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak model, and a Suzuki Boulevard ... I have two sons, one living in Ireland and the other in England. I like all sorts of sports .... especially golf, cycling, boxing, aviation and motor sports. I am also a Radio Ham - ZP5BVK. When I'm not working (rare enough) I like to tour on my motorbike - the Ducati... I'm planning to take a few spins starting in Jan 2014 and I started an associated blog .... GarrettKennedy.com to tell my story.

Salta day

Friday 30th January 2014  Had breakfast in Hotel Salta in good time to leave for a day trip and return – but when I went out and saw the state of the bike, I changed the plan!    I took it … Continue reading

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El camino de los mariposas blancas (The road of white butterflies)

Got on the road (having skipped the breakfast in the Gualok Hotel, Saenz Pena) at 9:00 AM.  Madam Ducati seems to be in a great mood, no more tantrums with the Fuel gauge and computer … The target today is … Continue reading

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Asuncion, Paraguay to Presidencia Roque Saenz Pena, Argentina

It was a bit slow getting out of Asuncion and Paraguay today, firstly because of traffic and then at the border crossing, everything went well with immigration and Argentinian customs, until I tried to leave.   The police stopped me and … Continue reading

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Under way at last

Well, the time is here …. the bike is packed – clothes – check, tools – check, documents – check, photocopies of documents – check, compass and two GPS’s – check.  Adventure suit – check … suit inner linings – … Continue reading

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Multistrada issues …..

I wanted to buy a “dual sport” bike to do some long distance touring in South America. The choice came down to the tried and tested BMW1200 GS or the relatively unproven (except on the race track) Ducati Multistrada. The … Continue reading

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Ducati Multistrada 1200 ‘Pikes Peak’

This is the bike I will be touring on … Big, fast, Italian, totally electronic /  computerized … Just perfect for the average mechanic in the Bolivian high plains if anything goes wrong – hehehehehe (You have to laugh don’t … Continue reading

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Suzuki Boulevard 1,800 V- twin

This is NOT he bike I will be touring on, but it is a barrel of laughs from traffic light to traffic light.

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