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Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:29 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 91,650
Posted By poolman
Great ride report and photos! :clap :clap ...

Great ride report and photos! :clap :clap

As many have commented, your writing style makes it easy to vicariously follow along. :freaky

If you have time, check out the Nicoya Peninsula. :deal...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By poolman
Sounds like an amazing trip, looking forward to...

Sounds like an amazing trip, looking forward to more!

I rented an NX4 Falcom in Peru and rode it to Machu Picchu. Loved the bike.


Cheers,

.
Forum: Latin America 03-13-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By poolman
Btjans, A friend and I rented from Court...

Btjans,

A friend and I rented from Court and the team at Ecuadir Freedom 1.5 years ago. I couldn't have been happier with the bikes, route and lodging suggestions, and excellent service they...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,058
Posted By poolman
Looking forward to the story... :lurk...

Looking forward to the story...


:lurk :lurk :lurk


.
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,198
Posted By poolman
Great ride report and pictures! :clap Love...

Great ride report and pictures! :clap

Love the "goat tree". :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,056
Posted By poolman
A belated "thank you" for posting the great...

A belated "thank you" for posting the great pictures and ride report. It brings to mind lots of fond memories of riding in Peru.

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,976
Posted By poolman
I like the way you guys travel (and eat)... :clap...

I like the way you guys travel (and eat)... :clap

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,878
Posted By poolman
Sounds like an awesome trip. :clap Looking...

Sounds like an awesome trip. :clap

Looking forward to more. :lurk


Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 41,711
Posted By poolman
Love the pictures, especially the Cusco region...

Love the pictures, especially the Cusco region and the crazy roads to Santa Teresa! Brings back some fond memories.

All the best for an amazing trip,

Cheers,

.
Forum: Face plant 01-15-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,947
Posted By poolman
Damn, that could have ended a whole lot worse...

Damn, that could have ended a whole lot worse :deal

I love a good fly-n-ride, but am sometimes troubled by the prospect of coming home paralyzed or dead :eek1

It looks like you had the best...
Forum: Latin America 12-22-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By poolman
GR8ADV, I have not been to Abancay, but I...

GR8ADV,

I have not been to Abancay, but I did stay in Quillabamba and really enjoyed it. The town has a nice vibe, and after a long day of riding we enjoyed a great meal and cold beers at a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 124,980
Posted By poolman
Wotnext, Nice ride report and pictures! ...

Wotnext,

Nice ride report and pictures! Sorry to hear of your crash, but it is great news you (and the bike) were not seriously hurt and you are not entangled in legal/liability controversy.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By poolman
Nice pictures and videos, it looks like a great...

Nice pictures and videos, it looks like a great trip. How awesome to share this with your father!

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,352
Posted By poolman
The legend lives on... Looks like a great trip! ...

The legend lives on... Looks like a great trip!

:lurk:lurk:

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 680,349
Posted By poolman
Wow, what an amazing journey! Thank you for...

Wow, what an amazing journey! Thank you for continuing to take the time to share your thoughts and images.

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,056
Posted By poolman
+1 Really enjoyed your ride report and...

+1

Really enjoyed your ride report and pictures! Strange how the beach near Mollendo looks practically abandoned, I bet there is quite a story behind the old deserted hotel.


All the best,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,446
Posted By poolman
Excellent, looks like a great time! ...

Excellent, looks like a great time!

:lurk:lurk:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 66,409
Posted By poolman
Evil Clown

EC and WW,

I took my daughter to the "haunted forest" for halloween and couldn't help but think about you guys...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w68/chemauto/Ecuador/EvilClown.jpg


...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,344
Posted By poolman
lakota, Sorry to hear about all of the...

lakota,

Sorry to hear about all of the drops; hopefully you didn't jinx the trip by starting off the RR with a crash scene pic. :muutt

On the bright side: 1) you didn't wind up in the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,646
Posted By poolman
qvasic, Great ride report, you certinly...

qvasic,

Great ride report, you certinly have an eye for photography and a wonderful outlook on life in general.

Wishing you peace and safety at home,

.
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,344
Posted By poolman
Lakota, Really looking forward to your ride...

Lakota,

Really looking forward to your ride report, I hope you guys have an awesome time :freaky

I used the services of Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental in 2013 and couldn't have been happier:
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,507
Posted By poolman
My condolences on the loss of your friend. :cry ...

My condolences on the loss of your friend. :cry

I can't help but notice you joined Advrider in 2009 and your second post is a ride from Colorado to Ushuaia! You are clearly a man of action. :deal...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,930
Posted By poolman
deelip, I just read your trip report on your...

deelip,

I just read your trip report on your blog, amazing stuff!:clap

I've heard there is some dispute as to which pass is actually higher, did you verify the altitude with GPS?

One of our...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,056
Posted By poolman
It's great to see a Sacred Valley ride report...

It's great to see a Sacred Valley ride report :clap:clap

The flights, time zone changes and altitude must have required some adjustment:deal

I rented from Alex Luna / Peru Moto Tours in 2012...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,788
Posted By poolman
BrianA, Great ride report, pictures and...

BrianA,

Great ride report, pictures and videos! It is awesme to see you and Mulley taking time hit the backroads and interact with the friendly locals. That is always the most memorable part of a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,278
Posted By poolman
krl, Great ride report, pictures and...

krl,

Great ride report, pictures and videos! :clap:clap

How awesome you had the opportunity to share this ride with your son. I'm sure you will both look back fondly on this trip for many...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 41,711
Posted By poolman
All the best for an amazing journey! ...

All the best for an amazing journey!


Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By poolman
Great looking bike. All the best for an...

Great looking bike.

All the best for an amazing journey!

.
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,162
Posted By poolman
Great start, I look forward to following your...

Great start, I look forward to following your ride report! I can sympathise as a fellow rider with short legs and a tall F800GS.


:lurk :lurk :lurk


Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,539
Posted By poolman
Sounds awesome, all the best for a safe and...

Sounds awesome, all the best for a safe and unforgettable journey!




Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,487
Posted By poolman
Awesome, just awesome! :lurk:lurk:lurk ...

Awesome, just awesome!

:lurk:lurk:lurk


.
Forum: Americas 08-15-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,717
Posted By poolman
Moulin6801, Swamp's ride report inspired me...

Moulin6801,

Swamp's ride report inspired me to book a ride of my own in Peru (well, that and I'd always wanted to see Machu Picchu).

Alex Luna, former MX champion and owner of Peru Moto...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,277
Posted By poolman
Great Ride Report and Photography

It is wonderful to vicariously enjoy your experience in Iceland! Thanks for taking the time to write and post your adventure.

With regard to the cost aspect, you were able to afford the trip and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,163
Posted By poolman
Bring it on!

I rented from Wild Rider as well, and always enjoy a good Costa Rica ride report!

Looking forward to more...


:lurk:lurk:lurk

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 680,349
Posted By poolman
Check out the Brazilian-built Honda NX4 Falcon

... It is in my view the perfect smaller bike for South America. Parts/service are available everywhere, the low seat height makes it an easier-to-ride beginner bike (actually lower than most 250s),...
Forum: Face plant 07-25-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,714
Posted By poolman
I will keep Tracy in my prayers; he is fortunate...

I will keep Tracy in my prayers; he is fortunate to have survived.

I-270 is part of my daily commute, and can be absolutely treacherous during rush hour. Many mornings I pass multiple rear-end...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,050
Posted By poolman
Looks like an amazing trip, congratulations! ...

Looks like an amazing trip, congratulations!


:lurk :lurk :lurk

All the Best,

.
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 27,699
Posted By poolman
scoutDad, I've used the same hammock setup...

scoutDad,

I've used the same hammock setup in Central and South America and have been very happy with it.

All the best for an outstanding trip!


.
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,734
Posted By poolman
Xpat, Great trip report and pictures! ...

Xpat,

Great trip report and pictures!

This is a trip I hope to do in the future, but for now I can enjoy your ride report.

Cheers,

.
Forum: Latin America 06-27-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,041
Posted By poolman
Very good advice above from Saralou, the Sacred...

Very good advice above from Saralou, the Sacred Valley is absolutely spectacular! I really enjoyed taking the "back route" to Machu Picchu:

From Cusco, there is a nice dirt track to Laguna...
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