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Airhead Wrangler 12-03-2009 08:22 PM

Seattle to TDF and back on an airhead
 
Well, this RR is coming a bit late as I'm already in Costa Rica as I write this, but here it goes anyway. I'm loosely traveling with 6 other guys. We split up and rejoin constantly. 4 of us are from Seattle, one's French but living in Canada, one's German, one's British. 3 of us are riding airhead GSs, 2 of us are on DR650s and the two Euros are riding XT600s. This first post will be pic heavy / text light as there's no way I can catch up on all the minor stories thus far. Enjoy the ride. Here we go.

SEATTLE TO MEXICO:

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BAJA:

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MAINLAND MEXICO:

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GUAGTAHONDURAGUARICAMA:

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...More coming shortly

hardwaregrrl 12-04-2009 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Airhead Wrangler

...More coming shortly

Promise?! Glad to see that ST doing what it was born to do. Subscribed...

tinytdog 12-04-2009 07:48 PM

Sweet pics! Looks like a great ride so far. Looking forward to more updates. I think I admired your bike at Ride West once. I got a thing for big, round headlights :evil.

bereahorn 12-04-2009 08:07 PM

Subscribed
 
Subscribed

Bigger Al 12-04-2009 08:27 PM

Subscribed!!:clap

After lurking in the build thread, it's really great to see this trip well under way. Fantastic pics, too.:bow

GB 12-04-2009 08:28 PM

Wow! Awesome adventure and great pics :thumb

:lurk

hardwaregrrl 12-05-2009 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Airhead Wrangler

I was quite taken with Tikal when I was there, friggin' jacarandi stole my damn lunch, and I was lucky enough to see a black panther at 5am on the road. Magical place. Glad you got to see it.

Watercat 12-05-2009 09:29 AM

Looking forward to more . . . . .
 
:lurk

Nice pix

reBARman 12-05-2009 11:55 AM

My God! :eek1

subscribed!

datchew 12-05-2009 12:41 PM

I'm jealous AW. Will be watching.

bgoodsoil 12-05-2009 02:28 PM

heck yeah!

Okay, you gotta tell the story of why that red-headed guy was getting his hands bandaged. Oh, and why you were shooting a rifle with bayonet in a motorcycle jacket.

where was this picture taken?
http://jowls.smugmug.com/Other/Mazat...24_Cc2EJ-L.jpg

and where's the river crossing? I'm assuming they're related

um...I think that about does it. If you need any help from the states drop me a PM. I'm 6 miles from Boxerworks and I can probably get you anything you need. If he doesn't have it I can pull it off my bike. Good luck!

Pedro Navaja 12-05-2009 02:36 PM

:lurk

stickerbush 12-06-2009 08:52 AM

Damn Wrangler, no words necessary--those photos say it all. Amazing! This one sure looks a lot like the Eastern Washington.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Airhead Wrangler


Lion BR 12-06-2009 09:04 AM

Great stuff!

pdedse 12-06-2009 12:28 PM

Dang! One post and we go from Seattle to CR!! The next one will summarize CR to TDF! :wink:

Where ya' at in CR?

BTW: amazing river / canyon picture!


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