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mehigh 01-08-2012 12:38 PM

Spanking in Haiti
 
I wasn’t going to post anything really, or maybe just in Day Tripping, as it’s not really a ride report yet, but some odd w-e rides, but since there isn’t any RR on Haiti, might as well share it with you in Ride Reports as most of you (by that I mean all of you) probably don’t think of Haiti as a ride destination and will never get a chance to go there. I would have never in my life come here if it wasn’t for work. We do plan to take a two week trip through out the country at the end of the project.

So, I will be calling Jérémie, Haiti, home for the next year or so. So the first thing that goes through my mind I learn that I will go to work in Haiti is that I have to get a bike there. So after a month here it is: a Phifa Kayak Spanker 200cc. I’m a big boy here as most everybody has a 125cc. I saw a KLR 650 and a TT600, but nothing else more than 250cc.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-w...0/DSCF1286.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u...0/DSCF1287.jpg

3 other people from the project got the same bike in blue, red and black, so I guess we are a bike club or something. Maybe start an ADVrider chapter in Haïti. :lol3

There, I feel the RR is started, so now I have to go ride. The first real installment will start next w-e when I go to Dame-Marie.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U...1152/Je-DM.jpg

SpeedoJosh 01-08-2012 12:41 PM

:lurk

Throttlemeister 01-08-2012 01:09 PM

Caribbean Islands are fun riding:clap Looking forward to seeing more of Haiti:lurk

davidbrundage 01-12-2012 02:31 PM

awesome, really looking forward to this one

davidbrundage 01-12-2012 02:31 PM

how much does a kayak spanker cost in haiti?

mehigh 01-13-2012 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davidbrundage (Post 17735236)
how much does a kayak spanker cost in haiti?

A new spanker will set you off 1400$, including plates and insurances and all the paper work. You can probably save a few bucks if you take care of the paper work your self, but it wasn't worth it for me.
for that price you also get ATG: gloves, knee & shin protection, elbow pads and an over-sized helmet. One size fits all in Haiti. Now i have to find a tuque to snug that helmet a bit.

Flying dutch 01-13-2012 03:02 PM

your next RR
 
Great to see a report from Haiti. Looking forward to your next report, driving Route the nationale in Port au Prince. Your off road machine fits fine:D

Motorfiets 01-13-2012 03:04 PM

blanc! blanc! blanc! blanc! blanc!

just finished a week riding around there!!!! :freaky

H96669 01-13-2012 03:25 PM

Ah! Haiti.....:clap Feels like a long time ago when I sailed from Montreal to the Carribeans. Papa Doc was still in power.

Not that I drink Rum anymore but......a little shot of Barbancourt to you.:1drink

More pics please.:clap

mehigh 01-14-2012 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Motorfiets (Post 17744123)
blanc! blanc! blanc! blanc! blanc!

just finished a week riding around there!!!! :freaky

don't forget bon bagay! and gud! gud!

mehigh 01-14-2012 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by H96669 (Post 17744258)
Ah! Haiti.....:clap Feels like a long time ago when I sailed from Montreal to the Carribeans. Papa Doc was still in power.

Not that I drink Rum anymore but......a little shot of Barbancourt to you.:1drink

More pics please.:clap

thanks, I might just have the whole bottle. :freaky

H96669 01-22-2012 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mehigh (Post 17748340)
thanks, I might just have the whole bottle. :freaky

Pis....as-tu fini cette(ces) bouteille(s)?:freaky

Bump....we want pics!:wink:

mehigh 03-02-2012 01:29 PM

Dame-Marie
 
So, a month and a 1/2 later, I finally post the pics for Dame-Marie. Well actually I don't have many pics. I was really eager to go riding, so I didn't stop much for pics,I also had my GoPro, but it fogged up! also for your information their are no paved roads in the departement de la grande-anse. We are building the first one... so it's all off-road or gravel apart from some small stretches inside city limits.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0...7/IMG_0402.JPG
prepping the bikes

the road to Dame-Marie was uneventful apart form the fact that we almost got run over buy a taptap coming in our lane in a blind curve!

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-K...7/GOPR0009.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-T...7/GOPR0010.JPG
This is Jeremy, I'll try to do a video trough it some day. It's a town of about 31000 according to wiki, but i believe it to be more due to slums and all.

when we got there we chilled for with a couple of beers and decided to go north afterwords.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_...7/IMG_0408.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-k...7/IMG_0413.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d...7/IMG_0424.JPG

The videos are on the way north, we will try to find a road that goes from Dame-Marie to Abricot, their appears to be no continues segment on any map, but i'm shur it can be done. I haven't had time, and won't take it, to edit the videos and add music, internet is really slow here and i won't go looking for music.

Getting out of Dame-Marie

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z...BMarie%2B1.wmv

Some beach town

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-x...BMarie%2B2.wmv


And finally a really nice beach to ride on

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-g...er%2Bbeach.wmv

On the way back I bent my shifter, so it was interesting riding back, especially on single track.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4...7/IMG_0431.JPG

mehigh 03-02-2012 01:30 PM

how do you embed videos in the thread? or is my internet so slow that i can't see them?

mehigh 03-02-2012 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by H96669 (Post 17805936)
Pis....as-tu fini cette(ces) bouteille(s)?:freaky

Bump....we want pics!:wink:

the rum is downed...


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