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Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 925,129
Posted By MisterShandy
Just caught up. Really great RR, both the...

Just caught up. Really great RR, both the pictures and the writing. Makes me jealous that I can't travel right now; you two are definitely doing it right!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,849
Posted By MisterShandy
Related video: http://youtu.be/d3_DjiLLDfo

Related video:
http://youtu.be/d3_DjiLLDfo
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,183
Posted By MisterShandy
I usually leave it on the bike and it's never...

I usually leave it on the bike and it's never been stolen. In some areas I won't leave it though, like when I'm downtown Chicago. Helps that I have a $150 that I bought on sale for $50. If I had an...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,290
Views: 844,428
Posted By MisterShandy
I rode an 8,000 mile trip two-up through Mexico...

I rode an 8,000 mile trip two-up through Mexico and Belize. Between the two us us and our gear we probably had 400 lbs. Bike handled the weight great; I could barely tell we were loaded down. Of...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,533
Posted By MisterShandy
I bought a CyclePump...

I bought a CyclePump (http://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-10-cyclepump-gauge.aspx) a couple years ago and it holds up well. Yeah it's expensive, but I use it more than just to fill flats. I don't even...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-15-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,061
Posted By MisterShandy
This is really awesome.

This is really awesome.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,738
Posted By MisterShandy
I can't believe there is a single rider that is...

I can't believe there is a single rider that is on this pig's side. If you are driving in traffic and rear-end someone, it is your fault; doesn't matter how shitty the person in front was driving....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,188
Posted By MisterShandy
It's funny how the riders who hate loud pipes the...

It's funny how the riders who hate loud pipes the most invariably tend to be members of the hi-viz doctrine. They brush off the "loud pipes make you more visible" argument but swear by neon yellow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 28,650
Posted By MisterShandy
Of course I see douchebags driving all sorts of...

Of course I see douchebags driving all sorts of vehicles, but 9/10 BMW drivers are douchebags. I am so familiar with these asshats that I can differentiate BMW douchebaggery from just normal driver...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,188
Posted By MisterShandy
My Nighthawk is mostly black, I wear black...

My Nighthawk is mostly black, I wear black leather jacket and black pants. I feel the passive visibility increase from hi-viz clothing is very small compared to more active techniques of accident...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,114
Posted By MisterShandy
I wear Sidi On-Road Gore Tex boots and can hike a...

I wear Sidi On-Road Gore Tex boots and can hike a couple miles in them if necessary (then I'm gonna be dying to take them off though!). They seem very protective to me, but then I don't really have...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 03-05-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,598
Posted By MisterShandy
Looks great, maybe I'll take another trip to...

Looks great, maybe I'll take another trip to starved rock, been a couple years. The ride along the Mississip is just what I was looking for too. I am grabbing them both in the hopes of riding them...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 10-06-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,077
Posted By MisterShandy
I noticed that you do a lot of cool looking...

I noticed that you do a lot of cool looking routes but I never got a chance to ride them. This weekend I'm going to do this one and the kettle moraine sd. Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
I'm glad you enjoyed it!

I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Yeah we just heard about some violence in...

Yeah we just heard about some violence in Monterrey at a casino; we drove through that city twice, but driving through is quite a bit different than staying somewhere and going out to bars and such.
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
It's been almost three weeks since our last post!...

It's been almost three weeks since our last post! We did a lot of stuff in San Cristobal; it is a great place and the time just flew by. We went to the Canon de Sumidero, which was amazing. We took a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
We're back home in Chicago and will be doing a...

We're back home in Chicago and will be doing a write-up of our last days in Mexico and closing thoughts just as soon as we get settled.
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,994
Posted By MisterShandy
Great report! We've made it home also, and will...

Great report! We've made it home also, and will be posting about our last two weeks pretty soon.
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Oh man that sucks! Are motos not allowed in the...

Oh man that sucks! Are motos not allowed in the left lane or something?!? That's crazy. At least it was only 20 dollars and makes for a good laugh later.

Are you guys back in the US already? How...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
To Chiapas

The route from Tulum to Palenque is 430+ miles, so we weren't sure if we could do it in one day. The other option was to stop in Escarcega for a night. We moved at a good clip though and felt...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Placencia back to Tulum

We left Placencia on Sunday with the goal of making it all the way back to Chetumal in Mexico. It was not a bad ride even though we got rained on a lot. The road (yeah there's just one in Belize) is...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Lobsterfest

There was plenty of music, beer and of course lobster at lobsterfest. We spent Friday night and Saturday wandering around the sandy peninsula eating lobster and spicy sausages, and drinking Belizean...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Back in Mexico

We decided to head back to Tulum for a couple days, to do a little more swimming in the beautiful Carribean before heading to the mountains. We were able to ride from southern Belize to Chetumal in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Belize

We stayed an extra day in Tulum and then took off for Mahahual. We read good things about this small town on the "Costa Maya." As we approached, though, we were surprised to see a lot of destruction...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
We ended up spending only one more night on the...

We ended up spending only one more night on the beach, because we really wanted to dig ourselves out of the sand and go explore some other parts of the state. Our days on the beach we saw some...
Forum: Americas 06-15-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,699
Posted By MisterShandy
We are riding 2-up in Mexico right now. We...

We are riding 2-up in Mexico right now. We blasted past the northern part on cuotas, stopped for a while in San Miguel de Allende, and then hit the cuotas again until the Yucatan Peninsula. Even on...
Forum: Americas 06-15-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
Posted By MisterShandy
We're in the Yucatan Peninsula now (Tulum) and...

We're in the Yucatan Peninsula now (Tulum) and are heading south into Belize for a couple weeks and then possibly into Guatemala to Flores/Tikal and then Lago de Atitlan. It's possible, though, that...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
It would be great if we could make it over to...

It would be great if we could make it over to Baja, but we're not going to have time. In fact, I don't think we are going to even be able to see the Pacific on this trip! We do love to meet fellow...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Paradise!

The drive from Piste to Tulum was short and nice. Many travelers we met told us that we would be paying $70 U.S. or more per night in Tulum since it has become such a tourist area. As we were riding...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Those particular steps were a little too big for...

Those particular steps were a little too big for the "chunks of wood and rock" tecnique, which we are getting good at :D

We are done with cuotas for sure, they are too fast and we breeze past...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Merida!! When we were in Campeche we stayed...

Merida!!

When we were in Campeche we stayed at a hostel called "La Porroquia" (on Calle 55 between 10 and 12). We recommend it because it is cheap and the people there are great (the rooms are...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By MisterShandy
Very entertaining ride report.:clap

Very entertaining ride report.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Some last pics from San Miguel, at our favorite...

Some last pics from San Miguel, at our favorite taco stand across the street from our hotel.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6Duo9bfhS0Q/TeL_BCSkn3I/AAAAAAAAGbg/gRiV2A9iF5Y/s640/IMG_2971.JPG
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Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Tuesday morning we woke up at the crack of dawn...

Tuesday morning we woke up at the crack of dawn (7 am) in Laredo, ready for our border crossing. We anticipated waiting at the border crossing for hours, getting lost, running out of gas, running...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
I hope you're not riding from Chicago in January;...

I hope you're not riding from Chicago in January; now THAT would be a cold ride.
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Made it to the border! Tomorrow is the crossing...

Made it to the border! Tomorrow is the crossing into Mexico and hopefully 350 miles to Matahuela. The last couple days have been a ton of riding in the glorious sun. We've found time to have some fun...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4,290
Views: 844,428
Posted By MisterShandy
Nighthawk RR

Hey guys, we are taking a trip 2-up from Chicago to Central America on our 2002 Nighthawk 750. If you wanna follow the ride report, it is here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689049
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
I would like to clear up something QueenOfSpades...

I would like to clear up something QueenOfSpades said: our bike's name is definitely not "Ladybug." That is a name more appropriate for a scooter not a powerful machine like the Nighthawk.

The...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Thanks for the route; I much prefer small roads...

Thanks for the route; I much prefer small roads over expressways. We are heading into Oklahoma City though to hang out with an inmate. We will make sure to have some fun for you while drinking beers...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,157
Posted By MisterShandy
Laugh Riding 'cause we like it: Chicago to Central America 2-up

When I asked my girlfriend why we decided to take this trip she said, "well, we like riding and we just wanted a longer ride." That sums it up quite nicely I think. Right now we are at our first...
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