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Forum: Americas Today, 08:49 AM
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Posted By dwj - Donnie
When I go to the states I am looking for the...

When I go to the states I am looking for the fastest route to get there and back. For me that is MX180 much of the way. The lack of scenery or anything else during this "run" is of no importance to...
Forum: Americas Today, 06:43 AM
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Posted By dwj - Donnie
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:00 PM
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Posted By dwj - Donnie
Now I can only wonder what you said! :huh

Now I can only wonder what you said! :huh
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25,618
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Posted By dwj - Donnie
Hey, everything I said was directed at the folks...

Hey, everything I said was directed at the folks that live down the street from you!
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 06:47 PM
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Views: 2,087,759
Posted By dwj - Donnie
:rofl:rofl:rofl I have been wondering all day...

:rofl:rofl:rofl
I have been wondering all day what kind of love mail I would receive! :rofl:rofl:rofl

I never suggested MX189 was scenic, but it does get me to and from the US quickly four times...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25,618
Views: 2,087,759
Posted By dwj - Donnie
I will be traveling the length of MX180 in a...

I will be traveling the length of MX180 in a couple of weeks. :deal I will let y'all know if I come out alive. :huh Actually I will be riding it twice, as it will be my return route as well. :evil...
Forum: Americas 11-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25,618
Views: 2,087,759
Posted By dwj - Donnie
I have been wondering when that would start. ...

I have been wondering when that would start. There has been a lot of vandalism going on with the Protesting. The Protester do not need to give the officials an excuse to come down on them. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,711
Posted By dwj - Donnie
I just wanted to chime in and say that after...

I just wanted to chime in and say that after 2,500 miles with the new battery, I have had the moto die 7 or 8 times on rapid throttle shut off and no clock resets. Not perfect, but close enough for...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25,618
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Posted By dwj - Donnie
I Had A First Yesterday!!!

I took Ana's niece and her two sons home after a party yesterday. The boys are 5 years old for the oldest and nine months for the younger one. It was about 40 miles and took an hour given the route...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By dwj - Donnie
Which moto will you be riding?

Which moto will you be riding?
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 09:45 AM
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Views: 2,087,759
Posted By dwj - Donnie
I was working for dollars. 5 or 6 of the Key...

I was working for dollars. 5 or 6 of the Key Mexican National had their salary tied directly to the dollar and their weekly salary of pesos reflected the change. Yes, it was very tough for most...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 123,647
Posted By dwj - Donnie
My thoughts as well. :deal But if the OP is...

My thoughts as well. :deal But if the OP is happy all is well! :D
Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 09:12 AM
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Posted By dwj - Donnie
Donnie, you haven't even been through a massive...

Donnie, you haven't even been through a massive currency devaluation yet, and you're already complaining?:evil

When I went to work in Mexico in April 1986 the exchange rate was 640 pesos to one...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25,618
Views: 2,087,759
Posted By dwj - Donnie
No, 4.5 hours cost 80 Quetzalas. :deal

No, 4.5 hours cost 80 Quetzalas. :deal
Forum: Americas 11-14-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25,618
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Posted By dwj - Donnie
This is about Guatemala, not Mexico, but y'all...

This is about Guatemala, not Mexico, but y'all might find it entertaining. :D

This day was certainly a bit different! Very few photos, so I guess you will have to take my word for what...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 12

This day was certainly a bit different! Very few photos, so I guess you will have to take my word for what went on. We left Solola at 9:00, the GPS said 145 miles to the house, it was actually...
Forum: Americas 11-13-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By dwj - Donnie
Mexico is worse today than it was two years ago,...

Mexico is worse today than it was two years ago, it will be worse in two years than it is today! :deal One does not need a lot of political analysis to arrive at that conclusion and it does not make...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 12:51 PM
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Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

then they cut the cake and we eat! :D

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Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

I was not fast enough to get Ana while she was taking a bite of the cake.

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But I got Sammy.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 12:49 PM
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Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

Just so happens that it was the son of the owners birthday as well. So Ana shared her cake with Sammy and the head lady provided tostados and coffee.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 12:47 PM
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Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

Does she look surprised? :lol3

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Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

Without Ana knowing I arranged the day before to have a birthday cake made for her. Their will be a party once we return to Esquintla, but this was something for the Special Day!:D
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Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

I wanted to finish this day before leaving Solola, but the battery run out of juice before I could finish and I could not do it yesterday.

Here is some of the products manufactured on site at the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Ana has a nice time on her 33rd birthday! :clap ...

Ana has a nice time on her 33rd birthday! :clap She had a nice surprise or two. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

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Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 07:04 AM
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Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

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Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

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Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 07:02 AM
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Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

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Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 07:01 AM
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Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

I thought y'all might like some more bus photos. :D

http://dwj.smugmug.com/Other/2014/i-vMQZvzT/1/XL/007-XL.jpg

http://dwj.smugmug.com/Other/2014/i-VC72c5t/1/XL/008-XL.jpg

Actually I am...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

This moto appeared to have the exhaust exiting under the seat, so I walked over full expecting it to just be a piece of plastic, but it was real. :deal
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

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Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 06:57 AM
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Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 11

Ana's Birthday! :clap:clap:clap

We are out walking.

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Forum: Americas 11-12-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25,618
Views: 2,087,759
Posted By dwj - Donnie
I had also wondered what happened to him. :evil

I had also wondered what happened to him. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Ana can't read what I am writing, but she can see...

Ana can't read what I am writing, but she can see the pictures! :rofl Actually she can read English pretty well and has good pronunciation, but she don't don't know what she is saying most of the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Thanks! :D

Thanks! :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 03:55 PM
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Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 10

Oh! One thing I forgot to tell y'all. :evil I came upon four Jehovah Witnesses while out walking. Three women and one guy, all from Missouri except one young woman from Georgia. One woman had been...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 10

One of the many ex-school buses from the USA used for the transportation system down here.

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Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 10

I guess if you have to go, looking out over Lago Atitlan and its surrounding volcanoes is not a bad place to be.

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Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 10

This fellow worked in Texas and Louisiana for six years and spoke pretty decent English. Most "wetbacks", he may have been legal I didn't ask, usually speak very poor English, but his was pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 79,142
Posted By dwj - Donnie
Nov 10

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