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Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28,401
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Posted By Blind Warrior
Donnie, check out Condor. They do direct flights...

Donnie, check out Condor. They do direct flights from Cancun to Europe. The price does not seem extreme either.

https://www.condor.com/eu/flights/index.jsp
Forum: Americas 04-01-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
No. None of the airports in the US have what are...

No. None of the airports in the US have what are elsewhere called transit lounges. Passengers boarding international flights share the same facilities as domestic passengers. Since there are no...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
I think the link is broken. $8 a day sounds a...

I think the link is broken. $8 a day sounds a little expensive, but $1 a day is a bargain. I also think Girag has a warehouse out by the airport (Tocuman) and will keep it for you.
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
Sorry, I don't. But I can tell you all about...

Sorry, I don't. But I can tell you all about getting your bike impounded at Paso Canoas because the import permit is out of date.
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
There are bonded warehouses in Panama that will...

There are bonded warehouses in Panama that will suspend the import permit while storing the bike.
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
I'll bet he did it in the left lane too!

I'll bet he did it in the left lane too!
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,858
Posted By Blind Warrior
This I have to agree with. Down there I've seen...

This I have to agree with. Down there I've seen a pickup full of mota and gentlemen with AK 47's stop to help a rider pick up a GSA he had dropped in the sand.
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
I use the ATM's at banks only. When I first...

I use the ATM's at banks only. When I first started using ATM's in Baja, the ATM's at convenience stores and supermarkets were notorious for cloning the cards and recording the pins. After making a...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
Baja and FMM

For those of you traveling into Baja, I just got this update from Discover Baja:

"The Mexican Immigration Department (INM) has had a checkpoint south of Ensenada on Highway 1 just past Las...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
Probably a very sensible risk management...

Probably a very sensible risk management determination. My perception of the usefulness of this thread is that it helps to highlight the areas of Mexico that are undergoing an uptick in violence so...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
Unless Sjoerd were to sell through iTunes or...

Unless Sjoerd were to sell through iTunes or Kindle, he might find himself selling just two copies of his digital book.
Forum: Americas 03-05-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
That sounds like a sentence of "Death by...

That sounds like a sentence of "Death by Tequila"!
Forum: Americas 03-05-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
Now owned by Diageo, the same guys who own...

Now owned by Diageo, the same guys who own Guinness.
Forum: Americas 02-28-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
These guys seem to have that area closer to what...

These guys seem to have that area closer to what Sjoerd describes:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=12/17.3061/-91.1031
Forum: Latin America 02-27-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,109
Posted By Blind Warrior
I'll be staying at Hostal El Farol on April 7th. ...

I'll be staying at Hostal El Farol on April 7th. Want me to ask about the pig roast?
Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 157,030
Posted By Blind Warrior
That's yellow card material!

That's yellow card material!
Forum: Americas 02-26-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 157,030
Posted By Blind Warrior
Sorry, I'm not suggesting that you recommend not...

Sorry, I'm not suggesting that you recommend not getting a visa. But if your travels take you to Baja, because you do not need a TVIP, and because the FMM is no longer checked anywhere on the...
Forum: Americas 02-26-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 157,030
Posted By Blind Warrior
I filed a claim with ACE Seguros in 2011. I met...

I filed a claim with ACE Seguros in 2011. I met with the insurance adjuster in Durango, and the first thing she did was verify that I was in the country legally by checking my visa, and that the...
Forum: Americas 02-25-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
While I agree that the mainland is more...

While I agree that the mainland is more interesting than Baja, I think it might be better said that the mainland is more different from the USA/Canada than Baja. You are much more likely to get...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,231
Posted By Blind Warrior
Chabochi's in the Canyons

Nice photo essay! Keep up the good work. My desk will be ridden vicariously behind you.
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
Thank you! Though the unintended consequence of...

Thank you! Though the unintended consequence of this is that I am having trouble concentrating on work, LOL!
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
[QUOTE=SchizzMan;26223782]Some crappy iPhone pix...

[QUOTE=SchizzMan;26223782]Some crappy iPhone pix of DGO-SB route.

Not so crappy in my not so humble opinion.

Why miss a river crossing for a perfectly good bridge?
...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
[QUOTE=SchizzMan;26223183]2013 DGO-San Blas (Hwy...

[QUOTE=SchizzMan;26223183]2013 DGO-San Blas (Hwy 23)

Hotel Buen Pastor - Jesus Maria, NAY.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/23/fd1cf7642ba5c20054cd3889f62ecd45.jpg

Thank you Senor...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
Awesome Donnie! Looks like quite the trip. I...

Awesome Donnie! Looks like quite the trip. I see from your Spot you went out of San Jorge.
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
Donny, which ferry did you take to Ometepe. I...

Donny, which ferry did you take to Ometepe. I assume you took your bike in it? Thanks.
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
Please post pics if you can. Thanks.

Please post pics if you can. Thanks.
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
The chip has encrypted information that can be...

The chip has encrypted information that can be used to authenticate itself with the card processor. It can also be used to validate the PIN if the point of sale is offline. It is very difficult, to...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
I agree with Tricepiolot. Cabo is a big part of...

I agree with Tricepiolot. Cabo is a big part of the Cabo experience, and should not be missed, even if you come away with a negative opinion. At night it has the full blown Mexican resort carnival...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
If you travel a lot overseas, a Capital One 360...

If you travel a lot overseas, a Capital One 360 account is worth looking at. I have mine set up with an associated savings account. I keep most of the cash in the savings, transferring just what I...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
As mentioned in other posts, the best place to...

As mentioned in other posts, the best place to get Pesos is at a Bank through the ATM, not at OXO's or supermarkets, which can lead to drained accounts. As for budget, it mostly depends where you go...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,860
Posted By Blind Warrior
Depends on the route you will take. If you cross...

Depends on the route you will take. If you cross at Naco or Douglas, the road through Cananea to Banamichi is quite good. If you cross at Nogales, the road from Magdalena is doable, but you should...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,860
Posted By Blind Warrior
If we ever ride together, you can take the lead.

If we ever ride together, you can take the lead.
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,860
Posted By Blind Warrior
I think that in Copper Canyon kilometers are a...

I think that in Copper Canyon kilometers are a very poor measure of distance.
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,860
Posted By Blind Warrior
Ah, I stand corrected. I thought it was the...

Ah, I stand corrected. I thought it was the bridge we rode out onto but did not cross. A bridge too far then!
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,860
Posted By Blind Warrior
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-S7zxS6T/0/L/i-S7zx...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-S7zxS6T/0/L/i-S7zxS6T-L.jpg



I think that this photo is taken pointing east, so the road pointing toward the upper left is the road to Batopilas, while the road...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,860
Posted By Blind Warrior
[QUOTE=SR;26114629]So it looks like they painted...

[QUOTE=SR;26114629]So it looks like they painted the Mission church at Satevo since 2005. It looks a lot better painted.

I haven't pulled these ones out in a while.
...
Forum: Latin America 02-09-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,947
Posted By Blind Warrior
It is wonderful that ours worst fears about Keith...

It is wonderful that ours worst fears about Keith were unfounded. If you are going to go off the grid for a while it is probably best to make sure that the grid does not care.
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
This should work. You could also put a manual...

This should work. You could also put a manual switch in line with the fan and turn it on and off yourself based on the temperature indication. Any decent auto parts store will sell you a switch and...
Forum: Latin America 02-06-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,947
Posted By Blind Warrior
I just posted a link to this thread in the "Is...

I just posted a link to this thread in the "Is Mexico Safe" thread. That thread is quite popular with riders who travel to Mexico.

The rider's photo:...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28,401
Views: 2,463,213
Posted By Blind Warrior
Rider Missing in Mexico

Since this forum is well visited.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26102477#post26102477

More info here:

http://www.solmexiconews.com/motorcyclist-keith-riddiough/

The...
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