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Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 09:03 PM
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Views: 398,712
Posted By Derby City
Is that an Aunt Jemima water bottle??? Sort of...

Is that an Aunt Jemima water bottle??? Sort of looks like she's leaning over to help Tam with directions

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Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 398,712
Posted By Derby City
nice ride

Dang, you're right, the headlights are totally obscured.


I took this picture of this beautiful motorcycle they were selling in their showroom floor. One of the owners of the shop stood in front...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,883
Posted By Derby City
Thanks!

Love this ride report! Thanks for sharing
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Thanks Martin, it's good to know someone...

Thanks Martin, it's good to know someone appreciates my dry sense of humor. Maybe I can introduce you to the other four someday.

My new normal is about the same as my old normal. I was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Lessons Learned

I've been telling people this trip was worth half a college education and I believe that to be true. It certainly cost as much. Here are a few things I learned.

1) Calling yourself an American...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Sending a bike home

Two stops per country were required at each border crossing. Stop one was the immigration office. They keep track of people moving across the border. The country exited would check you out, and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,984
Posted By Derby City
Ride on Amigo!

Glad to see you're still going. Wish I was doing the same.
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
In Buenos Aires

When your bike isn't working, Buenos Aires is a fine place to be. There's a little shop in town known worldwide to overland travelers, and they can fix you up when you're feeling down. Dakar Motos...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Arriving in Buenos Aires

Long before we ever left on this journey, I would sit at home now and then letting my imagination run wild with all kinds of what-if scenarios. Sitting on the couch dreaming up how to get to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Almost to Buenos Aires

The pace of most of the trip usually was to stop in a city for 2 nights or so before packing up and moving on. I had planned to travel for 5 months in total, but by the time I crossed into...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,112,977
Posted By Derby City
This ride report is a great mix of perversion,...

This ride report is a great mix of perversion, alcoholism and bikes. Subscribed!
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 187,103
Posted By Derby City
Where next?

New bike...valid license...You're looking mighty legit these days. Where's the guy that rode to Panama without even a copy of his bike title? All the proper paperwork makes me think you're staying...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
More Argentina

I'd better finish the account of this trip, the memories are starting to fade. So where was I anyway???? Oh, I remember now, freezing my arse off in Argentina. Due to my lack of picture taking for...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Bolivia into Argentina

My arrival in Tupiza, Bolivia occurred later in the evening. Entering the city involved crossing one of two one-lane bridges spanning over a small river. I of course picked the bridge that was...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Peru revisited

Because I recently broke down and purchased some video editing software, we're going to head north to Peru. Of all the countries visited, I really thought Peru was just perfect for motorcycles. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 187,103
Posted By Derby City
That's a pretty kick-ass fender ornament Ryan. ...

That's a pretty kick-ass fender ornament Ryan. But, considering you're in Spain, where the running of the bulls takes place, can't help but wonder what the reaction of the fine folks there would be...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-20-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4,234
Views: 605,500
Posted By Derby City
KY bridge

Eastern Kentucky, USA

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Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 187,103
Posted By Derby City
You have direction...it just changes frequently. ...

You have direction...it just changes frequently. Bought you a tank of gas, now go somewhere already. It's going to be a long, cold winter for the rest of us if you don't! :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,148
Posted By Derby City
thank you

Wonderful Vietnam report, and I enjoyed your India report as well. Thank you for sharing!
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
The last bits of Bolivia

If I said the word 'sand', what types of thoughts does that elicit in you? Thinking about the beach already, aren't you. Sipping a Corona, listening to the waves crash in, drunk on oxygen filling...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Many thanks

Thanks for the nice comments.
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Uyuni, Bolivia

Half the reason I went on this trip was to see the largest salt flat in the world. It's located in Uyuni, Bolivia, and it was definitely on the list. Please Wikipedia, tell us more:

Salar de...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 276,262
Posted By Derby City
Maggot with a dream

Can we all assume maintenance records exist detailing excessive fork seal repairs over the years:lol3???? Certainly the lucky individual that rides this machine to Japan should make the case to the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Moving South through Bolivia

Only stayed in La Paz for one night even though I planned to stay there longer. I was impressed with how modern parts of the city were. I really had no idea what to expect, but my expectations were...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Copacabana to La Paz, Bolivia

So after Pieterjan and I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, I set off to ride a short 100 miles to La Paz, Bolivia. Ever since I arrived in the high mountains of Southern Peru, there’s been no need to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Thanks!

Thanks Randy, and to everyone else that has voiced their kind words. Good to know someone's enjoying it.
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Leaving Peru

After I left my family in Pisac, it was back to Puno to spend another cold night on the shore of Lake Titicaca. The following day, I set out to cross the border from Peru into Bolivia. Took a road...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Machu Picchu

My sister and her son had arrived in Cusco by the time we returned. The next big event was visiting Machu Picchu. The following two days we traveled to and visited the site. They're the same...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Puno, Peru

So after a few days in Cusco, the visitors started to arrive. First these two arrived (via airplane) for a three amigos reunion. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Cusco, Peru

I arrived in Cusco earlier than scheduled with work to do. I had some family coming to visit, and I needed to arrange for hotels, bus & train rides, and a Machu Picchu tour before they arrived. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Nazca to Abancay, Peru

After Lima, it was off to Nazca for the night. Nazca is famous for the 'Nazca Lines.' They're a bunch of stone lines in the ground formed to make figures only visible if you're way above the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Lima, Peru

Caught a little stomach bug again, but was on the mend by the time I reached Lima thanks to a little help from Cipro. Lima wasn't that exciting due to the stomach stuff, but I did get out to see the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Huanchaco, through Canyon del Pato, to Huaraz, & beyond, Peru

I was already planning to ride through Canyon del Pato. Bernd and Heidi had just ridden the road, loved it, and made it clear that this was a road I should not pass up. Just a short 100 miles on...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Cajamarca to Huanchaco, Peru

Well enough of the dirty, dusty, muddy roads for awhile…or at least a couple days. Today I headed over to the the Panamerican Highway and the Pacific coast. The Panamerican Highway through Peru is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Kuelap to Cajamarca, Peru

What a day. I’ve never ridden roads like this. The mountains were absolutely beautiful, and the road was at times terrifying. These roads look desolate, but I was chased by more dogs today than I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Kuelap

Going to Kuelap was the reason for getting off the beaten path in the first place. Here’s how Wikipedia describes Kuelap:

The fortress of Kuelap or Cuélap (Chachapoyas, Amazonas, Perú),...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Entering Peru

Left Zumba, Ecuador early in the morning to get to the border. It was another 25 miles or so on the dirt roads before I arrived at the border.

One last photo in Ecuador....
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
The rest of Ecuador

After all the wrong-hand turns are factored in, it was a 400 mile day from Banos to Loja, Ecuador. Fortunately, 400 miles in a day is possible on the main roads in Ecuador. With all the mountain...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
Banos, Ecuador

My stay in Banos turned out to be two full days of figuring out where I’d go next, how many miles I had to go before I reached Buenos Aires, and some blog updating. Banos sits at about 6,000 feet...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,491
Posted By Derby City
The Equator

Another milestone on this trip was reached. I’d have to say the earth was feeling a bit more round today.

This bucket of bolts made it to the equator...
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