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Forum: Americas 06-26-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23,845
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Posted By pdedse
Eek I teach Spanish at a community college in Oregon...

I teach Spanish at a community college in Oregon and, in part, we moved our 2 month study abroad program for our students from SMA to San Isidro del General, Costa Rica due to prevalence of English...
Forum: Americas 06-16-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 23,845
Views: 1,828,194
Posted By pdedse
As a long-time Suns fan (used to live there), I...

As a long-time Suns fan (used to live there), I was crushed when SA would oust Phoenix...would look forward to the day Timmy retired...now, after seeing them play the way they do...I'm hoping he and...
Forum: Americas 06-13-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 23,845
Views: 1,828,194
Posted By pdedse
That's an interesting translation of Luke 24:51.

That's an interesting translation of Luke 24:51.
Forum: Americas 06-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By pdedse
I know in Costa Rica they have "tour visits" set...

I know in Costa Rica they have "tour visits" set up that you can plug into. Kind of like visiting a brewery in the States. But I had a very nice experience when I went to a small coffee coop in CR....
Forum: Americas 06-11-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 23,845
Views: 1,828,194
Posted By pdedse
You wear that 250 so well...now get a real man's...

You wear that 250 so well...now get a real man's bike, like the Honda CGL125...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 09:22 PM
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Posted By pdedse
To answer my own question: no: ...

To answer my own question: no:

http://www.soymotero.net/nueva-kawasaki-w800-al-detalle-4765

A very nice looking bike.
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23,845
Views: 1,828,194
Posted By pdedse
I've been considering buying a w650 sold in the...

I've been considering buying a w650 sold in the U.S. for only two years, 00-01...maybe I can buy one of the w800s in MX and ride it home to Oregon. Do you know if these have both kick and electric...
Forum: Latin America 05-26-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,397
Posted By pdedse
At first I thought that could work, and it might...

At first I thought that could work, and it might work well...but then again, it might give the thief the need to take action with the weapon. By letting the bike go, the armed thief goes too. By...
Forum: Americas 05-24-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23,845
Views: 1,828,194
Posted By pdedse
I was thinking that photo looked familiar...from...

I was thinking that photo looked familiar...from a trip I did in '07:

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh263/pdedse/tzivansabernal078.jpg
...
Forum: Americas 04-06-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23,845
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Posted By pdedse
Jajajajajaaaa...Yes, that's exactly how mine went...

Jajajajajaaaa...Yes, that's exactly how mine went down in Tampico...well kind of: partner Jeff and I were pulled over for violating rule #143: "mc can only be in right lane" silly us to be riding in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 86,300
Posted By pdedse
Cgl-125!

Very cool idea of bike-hopping across the continents. :wink:

I love your choice of bike for LA, but I am partial to the CGL-125 having bought one in Costa Rica...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,976
Posted By pdedse
Nicely put together video and looks like a fun...

Nicely put together video and looks like a fun way to cross. How do you like the CGL125? I bought one a little over a year ago for a trip within Costa Rica...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-15-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,977
Posted By pdedse
Hey, I pm'd you on the 650net site, but thought...

Hey, I pm'd you on the 650net site, but thought I'd add here that I'm in Gresham so I can't be too far from you. Should you need anything extra, maybe another grill for the bbq--mine's a simple...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23,845
Views: 1,828,194
Posted By pdedse
Eight 650s!!!!!!!! That's cool, I hope he got a...

Eight 650s!!!!!!!! That's cool, I hope he got a discount. The above bike gives me ideas for this, currently holed up in Costa Rica:
...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By pdedse
A number of ADV riders have rented from these...

A number of ADV riders have rented from these guys, but I haven't:

http://www.wild-rider.com/

Guys on this site have said good things about them.

Where to go? I'd ask what are you...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23,845
Views: 1,828,194
Posted By pdedse
My eyes ain't what they used to be...but...

My eyes ain't what they used to be...but antibalas makes more sense considering the message on the shirt...still, an anti-malas t-shirt could come in handy too.
Forum: Americas 02-13-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23,845
Views: 1,828,194
Posted By pdedse
Is that the front or the back of the shirt? I...

Is that the front or the back of the shirt? I mean, it could make a difference.

:wink:



...and...does that little tag above the neck say "playera antimalas"? Or is it "playera antibalas". ...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23,845
Views: 1,828,194
Posted By pdedse
Glad I had it

Before doing my first trip into MX I remember reading lots of RR about guys dumping their camping gear because good spots are hard to find, hotels are cheap anyway. A $24.99 pup tent from Big 5 did...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 122,853
Posted By pdedse
Very enjoyable...after several pages I began to...

Very enjoyable...after several pages I began to think that you've got a good eye for photos.....but I was also thinking that there weren't many people shots. Then the last few pages changed...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 40,938
Posted By pdedse
Sorry to hear of the thefts and in particular the...

Sorry to hear of the thefts and in particular the loss of your photos. Experiences like these can sour the trip a bit...on the other hand...hopefully you won't mind a short story.......

A few...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,055
Views: 498,381
Posted By pdedse
Did it sell? If you don't mind me askin'

Did it sell? If you don't mind me askin'
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3,055
Views: 498,381
Posted By pdedse
If I weren't on the complete opposite end of the...

If I weren't on the complete opposite end of the country from you, I'd say let me stop by to look at it, but being in Oregon :huh....good luck with the sale tonight!
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3,055
Views: 498,381
Posted By pdedse
Thanks for this bit of info; good to know.

Thanks for this bit of info; good to know.
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3,055
Views: 498,381
Posted By pdedse
Understood. Once you have a bike that you like...

Understood. Once you have a bike that you like and set the way you want it, there's no way you'd sell it for what someone else might.


I was wondering if the area might affect the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3,055
Views: 498,381
Posted By pdedse
I've nearly made it through the 150 some...

I've nearly made it through the 150 some pages...I'm looking for a W650.

I'm trying to get a feel for pricing, which of course will depend on lots of other variables, but this is what I see for...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4,490
Views: 1,070,257
Posted By pdedse
Now that was a good yarn!!

Now that was a good yarn!!
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 09:55 PM
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Views: 2,022,449
Posted By pdedse
May never get there, so I really enjoyed the...

May never get there, so I really enjoyed the photos of western Australia.
Forum: Americas 08-29-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23,845
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Posted By pdedse
More down to earth vocab for my Spanish classes...

More down to earth vocab for my Spanish classes this fall
Forum: Americas 08-22-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23,845
Views: 1,828,194
Posted By pdedse
Jajajaaa...I'm using this in my Spanish classes. ...

Jajajaaa...I'm using this in my Spanish classes. We'll do a contrastive analysis of the female vs male interior dialogue...ought to kill a good hour.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,674
Posted By pdedse
Not trying to make a big deal of it, but I rode...

Not trying to make a big deal of it, but I rode back-to-back 700 mile days on a trip from TX to OR, 1st gen, stock seat, stock "fairing" removed. Started early, rode till past sunset. I think the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,674
Posted By pdedse
As part of a 4 day trip, I did two 700 plus days...

As part of a 4 day trip, I did two 700 plus days back to back returning to OR from TX a few years ago, stock seat, gen 1 bike. It wasn't something I planned on doing, I just felt like I wanted to...
Forum: Americas 08-09-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By pdedse
I went from Mazatlán to La Paz in Feb of '09 and...

I went from Mazatlán to La Paz in Feb of '09 and these were the prices then:

>>Mon Feb 2

Wanted to make sure the ferry crossing would go ok. Arrived at the offices before 11:00am and had to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 36,801
Posted By pdedse
I think your chain needs oiling.:evil

I think your chain needs oiling.:evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 36,801
Posted By pdedse
Trice, I can't be the first to say that Steve...

Trice, I can't be the first to say that Steve McQueen looks like you, can I?

Second, what's the fascination with Selma...I mean she ain't all that, is she?

:wink:Jajajajajaaaa.....

Thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 36,801
Posted By pdedse
I'll give you credit for it!

I'll give you credit for it!
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 36,801
Posted By pdedse
Off topic....the first song from the above clip,...

Off topic....the first song from the above clip, isn't that the same song from the opening scene of the second "Mission Impossible" movie, where Cruise does the rock climbing? Anyone know what song...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,377
Posted By pdedse
Lots of great photos on that linked site, looks...

Lots of great photos on that linked site, looks like you fit quite a bit of fun into the Euro trip. Very nice.
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 36,801
Posted By pdedse
At first I thought "no way I'm watching a 26...

At first I thought "no way I'm watching a 26 minute plus video--don't have the time for that"....

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21792634&postcount=94...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 36,801
Posted By pdedse
Very nice, gives one a feel for the overall ride.

Very nice, gives one a feel for the overall ride.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 36,801
Posted By pdedse
Do you mean the Sierra Madre Occidental or...

Do you mean the Sierra Madre Occidental or Oriental?

Been waiting for this report, looking forward to the photos.
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