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Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,433
Posted By Mr Farkle
Laugh Nice!

Great write-up and photos. I never tire of reading about Alaska reports but yours, in particular, seemed to capture the experience from a different perspective. Thanks for taking the time to post.
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4,007
Views: 1,960,344
Posted By Mr Farkle
Don't use a space

Make sure that you enter rohan {underscore} fel @hotmail.com
rohan_fel @hotmail.com. It worked fine for me.

I discovered Noah's report about three weeks ago and am finally caught up. Wow. Great...
Forum: Americas 08-29-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Mr Farkle
I'm glad to hear that you had a great time in...

I'm glad to hear that you had a great time in South America. I was there earlier this year and my experience mirrors yours except for your issues with Freedom Bike Rental. :huh

Every winter since...
Forum: Ride reports 02-29-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 73,704
Posted By Mr Farkle
Nice Job

Great ride report. It brought back a lot of memories about what I enjoy so much about Costa Rica.

I felt like I was there. :clap Thanks for posting.
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Sorry to have missed you. I've been reading your...

Sorry to have missed you. I've been reading your report ( :clap ) and would have loved to hear about it first hand. I'm very envious of what you're doing. As long as I'm employed and have young...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Thanks for the compliment. Next time, I will...

Thanks for the compliment.

Next time, I will probably go with minimal or no reservations. It seemed like there were hostels just about everywhere. They rock - cheap and you meet interesting...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Gear

I've done this fly-and-ride thing several times now and can usually get everything I need into a very small duffel. For this trip, I had to bring much more to be able to handle the cold. One of the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Yeah. It seemed to provide a good mix of riding....

Yeah. It seemed to provide a good mix of riding. We're already talking about going back during the dry season and look forward to doing more dirt, more remote areas, plus some time down into the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Back to Quito - Conclusion

By now, I've used up all of the adjectives to describe the beauty of this country. We enjoyed our last day of "more of the same" and made it back into Quito by mid-afternoon. We stayed at the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Crater Lake to Chugchilan

By now, it was raining and we had a short ride of about 20 kilometers ahead of us but much of it was under construction. Almost immediately, we hit very deep mud that caught Mike's bike and sent...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Banos to Chugchilan

Our trip was beginning to wind down and we began the morning in the rain but it soon stopped and we enjoyed several hours of beautiful views of the Andes.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Wow! A fellow ADVrider from Canoa. :clap I look...

Wow! A fellow ADVrider from Canoa. :clap
I look forward to returning when it's a little less rainy. We didn't get much of a chance to explore your town. When is the best time of year to be there?
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Salina de Guaranda to Banos

We had been told to prepare for extreme temperature changes today, ( Colder!?! :vardy). And, while it was cold, at least it was not initially raining. On a clear day, we read that we could see the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Salinas

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s256/rogerness/EcuadorSmall/Salinas.jpg

Salinas is a very interesting little town. At our hotel, El Refugio...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Video - Mike following me

This was AWESOME fun! :thumb

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Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Day 4: Quevedo to Salinas

Today was challenge.
It rained most of the day.
The altitude was high - up to 14,000 feet.
It was cold.
The narrow roads were unpaved, muddy, and resulted in three get-offs and led to several...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Day 3 - Canoa to Quevedo

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s256/rogerness/EcuadorSmall/smalltown.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Colombia is on my short list. The reports I've...

Colombia is on my short list. The reports I've read are incredible.
Outside of Quito, I didn't see any McD's. Even in the largeish city of Quevedo.
Have a great trip! :thumb

More updates to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Day 2 - Still in Canoa

Argh!!
...until one time I went to make a note and my phone was gone! What the? How in the..? We haven't even left the table! Aaaahhhhh! It must've slipped out of my pocket and been picked up by...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Day 2 - Mindo to Canoa

Sunday morning in Mindo - After a nice morning stroll we stopped by a Paneria (bakery) for some pastries. (Food and lodging in Ecuador are very inexpensive. Cheap enough that we had our own rooms...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Day 1

Saturday: Quito to Mindo

I'd forgotten to setup a meet-up time with Court and Sylvain, the proprietors of Freedom, but managed to reach them via Skype and someone's non-secure WiFi connection....
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mr Farkle
Let's do Ecuador!

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s256/rogerness/Ecuador/Llama.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-28-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 135,124
Posted By Mr Farkle
Extended my season

I never thought I'd trailer a bike but having a trailer has extended my riding season. Love it!
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s256/rogerness/Trailering2.jpg
Forum: Vendors 06-21-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 905
Views: 135,923
Posted By Mr Farkle
Thanks

Dan,

I received the shocks this past week to replace the originals on my 12GS. The install was straightforward and I was able to test them out with a nice 900 mile ride this weekend. Love em!...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Mr Farkle
Nevermind

It may have been the left quick fuel disconnect. Go figure.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Mr Farkle
Thanks for your reply. I tried what you...

Thanks for your reply.
I tried what you suggested. The battery drops to 9ish volts when I hit the starter. The battery is an Odyssey that's about two months old. I rode the bike a few days ago and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Mr Farkle
Fuel tank re-install, bike won't turn over

I am in the process of wrapping up the installation of new shocks. Replacing the fronts required that I pull back the fuel tank a bit. I returned the tank to it's proper position and went to fire...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 440,260
Posted By Mr Farkle
Wow.

Stop it. You're killing me with these incredible shots. Do you know how difficult it is to sit here at work (on break, of course) and catch up on today's images? I was at Arenal two months ago, for...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 75,375
Posted By Mr Farkle
Time saver idea

I'm going through the process of fitting the Odyssey to my GS.

A friend suggested drilling a hole on each side and running zip ties through to make a handle. The battery is a tight fit and this...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 440,260
Posted By Mr Farkle
Moto Cafe

Anton,

Did you stop by the Moto Cafe in Antigua? It's right next the fountains where the women wash their clothes. I took many of the same pictures as you yet mine somehow look like a different...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 47,460
Posted By Mr Farkle
Terrific report

I've enjoyed reading your RR over the past few days. The photos and your description are terrific. :clap (I recognized you both from your previous Bolivia report).

You two really have something...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 90,938
Posted By Mr Farkle
Beautiful video

You've captured what I've been trying to explain to my riding friends for the past few years. Nicely done and great RR :clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 56,201
Posted By Mr Farkle
Semuc CHampey

Good call on making the trip to Lanquin - it's well worth it.
If you get this in time, check out the bat cave about 2 minutes out of town.

Where you had the "off" outside of Rabinal, I ran...
Forum: Latin America 11-29-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,294
Posted By Mr Farkle
Great for first timers but one suggestion

There are those on this thread with far more CR experience than me; I've only been there twice. What a great place. :ricky

If you're heading south out of San Jose after noon I would recommend...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 19,717
Posted By Mr Farkle
Nah. The controller manages the temps so that...

Nah. The controller manages the temps so that you can ride as warm as you like. I have a dual controller for the vest and gloves. I have poor hand circulation (Reynaud's Syndrome) so sometimes I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,949
Posted By Mr Farkle
Nice!

I'm really enjoying the picture and your writeup. :clap

Keep going!
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 49,589
Posted By Mr Farkle
Hello from Arlington Heights! Great ride...

Hello from Arlington Heights!

Great ride report. I'm really enjoying the pics and your observations. :clap
Looking forward to more. This is my dream trip but it's still a short time away.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 39,528
Posted By Mr Farkle
Staying tuned...

I'll keep this thread bookmarked to find out if you came home with Malaria.

The Semuc Champey shots were cool; I jumped off the same bridge in February. We missed the bus back to Lanquin and had...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-23-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Mr Farkle
What to do

My friends and I often head up to New Glarus, WI for a night or two. There's good riding (and driving) just west of there plus a great local micro brewery. I'm partial to their Spotted Cow label. ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 95,300
Posted By Mr Farkle
I need a fix!

Just like your last RR, I find myself checking for updates a few times per day.
Entertaining writing and great shots.

It's time for another installment. :ricky
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