Saturday, February 27, 2010


Marge spoke briefly with Dan this evening via satellite phone and also spoke with Helge's wife, Karen, to provide the following update.

Dan, Helge, Vincent and Roger road approximately 330 miles today over what I'm sure was some extraordinarily rough terrain and without the assistance of bridges. They stopped for the night at a bungalow in Los Angeles, Chile. They ate sardines, crackers, and other motorcycle snack items and the bungalow owners gave them two bottles of wine, in place of unavailable water. They have no electricity and are still unable to get a signal on their cell phones.

At this time their plan for tomorrow is to head south to Osorno, Chile (approximately 250 miles) where they will pick up some new tires for the bikes. They then plan to head east through the Andes and into Argentina.

More details will be posted as they become available.


  1. Hi - your blog is the only reference I have been able to find to Los Angeles, Chile. My 27 year-old brother, New Zealander Michael Hogan, has been living in Los Angeles teaching english at Wall Street Institute. We have not heard from him since the earthquake. He is a 6ft 5inch distinctive 'gringo'. I know it's a big place, but if you have any news about him, or are able to conduct enquires, my family would be so grateful. Katie Hogan (

  2. Dan, I am pumping out news about you and also your blog on Facebook and Twitter. It was a nice thought to head towards Concepcion to help with rescue but understand lack of available fuel and resources prevented. This may prove to be your most memorable journey yet. God speed, my friend. Susie Sharp/Cleveland OH (