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Forum: Americas 04-28-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,919
Posted By alpiner84
Go for it! I took the course, bought a bike, put...

Go for it! I took the course, bought a bike, put ~100 mi on it, then rode it to Panama. Not saying it was a smart idea, but it sure was fun! Be sure to share the stories and pics with us when you...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-08-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 149,257
Posted By alpiner84
:eek1 That is definitely NOT and option for this...

:eek1 That is definitely NOT and option for this girl. I can't even begin to imagine how uncomfortable that would be, not just going over speedbumps and the like, but with boob sweat and all :huh ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-30-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,814
Posted By alpiner84
In! But late. See ya'll around 7:00 if you're...

In! But late. See ya'll around 7:00 if you're still there.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-09-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 149,257
Posted By alpiner84
Sloppy bun with one ponytail holder, just below...

Sloppy bun with one ponytail holder, just below the helmet. I did the braid thing for a little while, but found that the sloppy bun really kept it tangle-free. Also, taking off the helmet with a...
Forum: Americas 06-29-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,550
Posted By alpiner84
No one will ever forget the year 2012 in Colorado...

No one will ever forget the year 2012 in Colorado :cry

Before and after pics of the burned neighborhoods in Co Springs...
Forum: Americas 06-29-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
Unfortunately, I didn't end up spending hardly...

Unfortunately, I didn't end up spending hardly any time in Honduras. I was sick with dengue at Lago Yajoa, then booked south to meet a friend on Little Corn Island as soon as I was well. So I only...
Forum: Americas 06-28-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
Check out my blog (link in my sig line). Nothing...

Check out my blog (link in my sig line). Nothing specific in there about how not to die on the road, but my ride was safe and easy, and I was solita the entire time. Just check in with your...
Forum: Americas 06-28-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,867
Posted By alpiner84
I'm 27 ;-) I just organize my priorities a...

I'm 27 ;-) I just organize my priorities a little differently than most people...
Forum: Americas 06-28-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,867
Posted By alpiner84
The only thing on that list that makes me go :huh...

The only thing on that list that makes me go :huh is the three pairs of jeans. That's a lot of denim. I think you could make it three weeks with just one pair.

Excited to hear how your trip goes:...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
+1 I was going to post one Baja pic for...

+1

I was going to post one Baja pic for inspiration, but couldn't pick less than ten...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,550
Posted By alpiner84
The Hewlett Gulch fire here about a month ago was...

The Hewlett Gulch fire here about a month ago was started by someone using an alcohol stove (must have been using it improperly?) I'd never heard of that starting fires before. If you are using a...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-25-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 149,257
Posted By alpiner84
Glad to help :D I like that idea: very...

Glad to help :D


I like that idea: very logical. Is it obvious what it is when you remove the strap?
Forum: Trip Planning 06-22-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 149,257
Posted By alpiner84
+1 :rofl My toiletry kit for my last big...

+1 :rofl

My toiletry kit for my last big trip (seven months in Mex/CA):
-Toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
-Sunscreen
-Small deodorant
-One bar soap
-Pocket-size hairbrush (and I have a lot...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By alpiner84
Devil's Backbone Highway from Mazatlan to...

Devil's Backbone Highway from Mazatlan to Durango:
http://aphs.worldnomads.com/alpiner84/28382/photo_7.jpg
:raabia
Forum: Americas 06-22-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By alpiner84
I like your logic! :freaky Do you have to...

I like your logic! :freaky


Do you have to work in the morning because of the international clients? I'd personally be more inclined to travel in the morning and work in the afternoon so I could...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
+1

+1
Forum: Americas 06-22-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
Insulting every single person who posts in here...

Insulting every single person who posts in here is a great way to get them to listen to you. And by the way, :fyyff
Forum: Americas 06-14-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By alpiner84
Mexico: I loved the southern third of Baja,...

Mexico: I loved the southern third of Baja, Durango, and Oaxaca--but you really can't go wrong in Mexico--it's all great for different reasons, most of them personal.

Guatemala: Semuc Champey,...
Forum: Americas 06-13-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By alpiner84
--Carbon Leaf's album "Indian Summer". Great...

--Carbon Leaf's album "Indian Summer". Great album! That album and "Echo Echo" have some excellent travel songs. In particular: What About Everything, Life Less Ordinary, On Any Given Day, and...
Forum: Americas 06-13-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
It's a good one! Enjoy! :freaky

It's a good one! Enjoy! :freaky
Forum: Americas 06-12-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
Dang, I never thought to high five when I went...

Dang, I never thought to high five when I went blowing past them! I just waved :wave
Forum: Americas 06-01-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
I'm so stealing that...

I'm so stealing that...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-31-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,335
Posted By alpiner84
70 lbs

Here (http://journals.worldnomads.com/alpiner84/story/69746/USA/Pre-trip-Motorcycle-Gear-Rundown) is the gear rundown of everything I brought with me for a seven-month trip to Panama. Came out to 54...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
I'm pretty sure that's exactly how I got myself...

I'm pretty sure that's exactly how I got myself out of numerous troublesome situations on my trip :D Most of the cops ended up chuckling, with these amused smiles on their faces like, "Wtf? Hey, do...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
There's a factor in my risk management assessment...

There's a factor in my risk management assessment that may not be in yours: as a woman do I stop? Hate to play the "weaker sex" card, but there are certainly things guys will do to women that they're...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,975
Posted By alpiner84
+1 The smaller the bike, the cheaper...

+1



The smaller the bike, the cheaper the gas. I spent a grand total of $400 in gas on my trip.
Forum: Americas 05-25-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,975
Posted By alpiner84
I know Tom and Alex certainly did! :rofl I...

I know Tom and Alex certainly did! :rofl

I never used them because it seemed like I'd be asking for trouble.
Forum: Americas 05-25-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,975
Posted By alpiner84
I'm quite sure that will cost less than you...

I'm quite sure that will cost less than you think. The big surfing hang outs, being toursity, have tons of cheap hostels, and many of them include free or cheap board rentals.

Also, remember not...
Forum: Americas 05-23-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Americas 05-23-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 142,301
Posted By alpiner84
I should probably note that 8 oil changes is not...

I should probably note that 8 oil changes is not typical. I tried to drown my bike in a Costa Rican river, and 5 oil changes was the result :eek1
Forum: Americas 05-22-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
That's okay, I'm sure Salma already has dibs on...

That's okay, I'm sure Salma already has dibs on you :evil
Forum: Americas 05-22-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
And for the girls on this site...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_xEJzSol8HZs/TIv77cRaiwI/AAAAAAAAJH8/0_86uBBIyyQ/s1600/SH-hands-up.jpg

Ahh, that's better :lol3
Forum: Americas 05-21-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,975
Posted By alpiner84
+1 on ALL of that! Well said! :clap

+1 on ALL of that! Well said! :clap
Forum: Americas 05-20-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 142,301
Posted By alpiner84
Mexico/CA cost summary

Hi everyone! Sorry it took me so long to get around to doing this, but here is a cost summary of my trip to Panama last year:


Cost summary of motorcycle trip from Albuquerque, NM to Panama...
Forum: Americas 05-18-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,975
Posted By alpiner84
I have all my costs from my Mex/CA trip last year...

I have all my costs from my Mex/CA trip last year in a journal at home. I'll try to remember to PM you when I get home tonight, but if you don't hear from me in 24 hours, feel free to send me a...
Forum: Americas 05-15-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
Hey, I just learned that trick last week! :clap

Hey, I just learned that trick last week! :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-15-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 1,005,622
Posted By alpiner84
http://aphs.worldnomads.com/alpiner84/28439/13.jpg...

http://aphs.worldnomads.com/alpiner84/28439/13.jpg
Abandoned railway station in Otinapa, a town in the Sierra Madre, Mexico. A really nice family lives in half of the building (really, in one room...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By alpiner84
The notarized letter ought to work, rationally...

The notarized letter ought to work, rationally speaking.

Otherwise, could she spend the extra money to get a refundable RT ticket? Then she can fly there and cancel the return leg of it.
Forum: Americas 05-08-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,172,571
Posted By alpiner84
Neato toledo, I totally want to check that out! ...

Neato toledo, I totally want to check that out! :eek1
Forum: EMEA 05-07-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By alpiner84
I did 10,000 mi on an XT225 last summer, and the...

I did 10,000 mi on an XT225 last summer, and the bike handled it just fine. Just be prepared to take your time more than the other traffic around you. My experience, however, was in Mex/CA, so I...
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