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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Laugh There are lots and lots and lots and .... lots...

There are lots and lots and lots and .... lots of roads down through Mexico and CA beside the Pan-Am Highway so don't get fixated on only that one route . Sounds like you know some Spanish so you...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Think of the worst weather in which the...

Think of the worst weather in which the Elfstedentocht has been been run ( 1963 was pretty bad I recall ) and think how you would enjoy riding a motorcycle several thousand km in that kind of ...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,264
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Laugh Will that be cash or credit?

Jonz , I find that little table of your bank account for border expenditures confusing and not explaining much . What are those little dollar charges for ? - credit card company interest and...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,264
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
I have had three occasions when upon trying to...

I have had three occasions when upon trying to pay for the TVIP and it security deposits the computer would not accept my valid credit card plus several other events. . I then paid the exact...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
It isn't so much the amount of feul that...

It isn't so much the amount of feul that matters as the range your carried supply will cover. Is your DRZ a thirsty beast with a hotted up motor or does it sip feul? How far can ...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,264
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Re; dicrepncy of -$90 US in refund for TVIP...

Re; dicrepncy of -$90 US in refund for TVIP security deposit.
If you pay with a credit card there will be a certain amount of money " evaporated " due to fluctuations in the ...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
FOR Baja you will need to get the tourist...

FOR Baja you will need to get the tourist card (FMM oficially, "visa" to you) because you will be spending several days in Baja. It wil be valid for 180 days. Get it at the border ...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
As said, the Alaska Hiway is paved and so is ...

As said, the Alaska Hiway is paved and so is the Cassiar Hiway but repairs,improvements,repaving and re- construction can be anyplace depending on how bad it gets torn up or washed out...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,264
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
... Yup , that the Mexican border is...

...

Yup , that the Mexican border is difficult and time consuming is a typical and common misconception among the first time visitors who have only experienced crossing of the U.S.- CANADA ...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,264
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Beechum , you would do well to look at...

Beechum , you would do well to look at www.borderhper.com and click on the markers fro the various border crossings , as in Texas and read all the squiggly details about where the actual border...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
There you have it , the voice from a person with...

There you have it , the voice from a person with the actual experience . Thank you jdrocks
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
No that small crossing you note is at Nvo Orizaba...

No that small crossing you note is at Nvo Orizaba on the east- west leg of Mex 307 .
It IS NOT A FULL SERVICE CROSSING. It eventually hooks into dirt roads to PLAYA GRANDE and into Quiche But...
Forum: Americas 04-19-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Sounds fishy to me that EL CEIBO is" permanently...

Sounds fishy to me that EL CEIBO is" permanently closed" I went through TENOSIQUE in February this year , did not use the crossing but traffic was coming and going there.
Do some rematch on the...
Forum: Americas 04-19-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
The paperwork FOR THE BIKE will get sorted out ...

The paperwork FOR THE BIKE will get sorted out when the time comes for registration and license plate renewal in whatever USA jurisdiction you elect to do that.
The USA BORDER ENTRY folks are ...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
The new ferry service has already gone belly up ....

The new ferry service has already gone belly up . No more Ferry Express after next week .
Fall back to either airfreight from Tocumen International Airport at Panama City Panama , or Book on the...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,264
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Don't be noivus😜 Just about 3:30 pacific time...

Don't be noivus😜
Just about 3:30 pacific time now so you did leave it a bit late in the day.
Might be better to spend the remainder of the afternoon in San Ysidro , USA AND SETTLE YOUR NOIVES....
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,561
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
:deal +1 to AL in UTAH I have toured on an...

:deal +1 to AL in UTAH
I have toured on an XL 600 and toured lots and lots on a KLR and never done even a 500 MILE/ 800km day on either .. On purpose.
Just not fun wringing that much...
Forum: Americas 04-11-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Ah Zubb , but there's the rub .. you wont be ...

Ah Zubb , but there's the rub .. you wont be able to ride at 55-60MPH as a consistent and [I] average [I] speed. You will not be on free flowing freeways where passing at any moment...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Have a great time enjoying BC ... but I ...

Have a great time enjoying BC ... but I think your idea of planning it around specific campgrounds is sort of weird and bass ackward.
There are lots of good campgrounds in...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,225
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Try the Kawasaki website www.kawasaki.com.mx...

Try the Kawasaki website www.kawasaki.com.mx and hit the little icon of the Mexico map and you will get the available Kawasaki dealers wherever they are in Mexico.Hit the K in the ...
Forum: Americas 04-06-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,264
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Jimmex , is that the Heeltop Café on Méson ...

Jimmex , is that the Heeltop Café on Méson Hayway ?:norton

It isnt just the slack in spelling causing confusion but the ideas of how written letters are pronounced in a particular variant...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,225
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Risking being perceived as unsociable, I could...

Risking being perceived as unsociable, I could recommend that you see the sights of PV for a day and then , if you cant find a reasonable hotel, simply ride out of town to ...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
...but for someone from Chicago or other cold...

...but for someone from Chicago or other cold climate areas and glad to be shaking off memories of winter then the heat of Death Valley, might just be a fun experience. It all depends on...
Forum: Americas 03-31-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,225
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
No need , just google this ....:lol3. Victor...

No need , just google this ....:lol3. Victor Borge: Phonetic punctuation
Forum: Americas 03-31-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
That first day would be really tiring if you mean...

That first day would be really tiring if you mean to reach Cd Valles , might be better to stop a lot earlier before you run out of daylight. Mex 85 south of Cd Valles gets into the prime scenic...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,225
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Not if you stay limber and flex those speaking...

Not if you stay limber and flex those speaking muscles and keep an ear open to the nuances of the language striking your ear.
How about doing like Victor Borga in his routine of supplying oral...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,225
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Mex 70 is an excellent way to get to PV ..... But...

Mex 70 is an excellent way to get to PV ..... But so are the others , and you are still a couple of days fr
Gettin g to that hi way anyway
Just " roll yer arse " down the highway:lol3

As for...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
If you insist on following the lakeshore as...

If you insist on following the lakeshore as closely as possible you will mostly follow Highway 2 west along the north shore of Lake Ontario but there are pieces where there are paved county roads...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,225
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Did you have to wait a few days to receive 'yer...

Did you have to wait a few days to receive 'yer pesos if you asked about getting them at a bank in the USA ? :rofl
But really Geaux , after all the discussions here about the ease and...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,225
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Ride- arounds are for fraidy-cats :lol3 Page...

Ride- arounds are for fraidy-cats :lol3 Page 120:deal Nvo Laredo is tranquillo.,
Cross Bridge I or II visit the migracion facility if you need documentation and then head...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,264
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Heather, if you are looking for a calmer route...

Heather, if you are looking for a calmer route friendly to your smaller bike , from Celaya to Oaxaca while avoiding most of Michoacán and the DF consider this .
Celaya east on Mex...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,264
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Missing out on 1000 EUROS in one transaction...

Missing out on 1000 EUROS in one transaction at an ATM sounds like a misscommunicaton, Schmoo
Sure it wasn't 1000 Pesos ?
At any ATM I have used since they became common it ...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,264
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Tom , just remember that you are free to cancel...

Tom , just remember that you are free to cancel your TVIP at any of the Mexican border crossings back to the US, don't feel you are obliged to cancel at the same crossing where you bought it....
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,234
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
There are free tours of two dams( Le Grand 1 and...

There are free tours of two dams( Le Grand 1 and Legrand 2 if I remember) in the vicinity of Radisson. You can make appointments to join a tour by telephone or Internet but you can also do so in...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,264
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
:rofl:lol3:linzi good one. I unintentionally...

:rofl:lol3:linzi good one. I unintentionally proved my own point by not carefully reading and copying the signature exactly . If you are upset I offer my apologies.( Imagine how the...
Forum: Latin America 03-13-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,110
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Hey Ewen are you still out there ? All is well...

Hey Ewen are you still out there ? All is well I hope .
ANYBODY-- have you heard any thing from Ewen since this last post from December ?
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,264
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Mike S --- it is too early to be back in Grand...

Mike S --- it is too early to be back in Grand Marais !:rofl

Is it for some reason required that you cross back into TX at Reynosa ? I have nothing personally against Reynosa nor against the Mex...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,234
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/awryders/IMG...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/awryders/IMG_3065.jpg

What was that white stuff I see at the roadside everywhere ?:deal:lol3

B R R R R R R ! I don't need to go all the way...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,624
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
One nice development lately is that many of...

One nice development lately is that many of the small towns with a gas pump have one rigged with the self serve card slot and computer so that you can get feul at any crazy hour of the...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,264
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
100 MILES ONE-way ? Consider taking Mex 179...

100 MILES ONE-way ?
Consider taking Mex 179 north into the mountains , visit Hierve el Agua park and carry onward into the Sierra Mixe and maybe a far as Totontepec for the night in hotel...
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