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Forum: Canada 05-27-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By BackroadExplorer
I bought a new F800GS in the US last month and...

I bought a new F800GS in the US last month and brought it back to Alberta.

The dealer faxed the info to US customs on a Monday. I crossed on Wednesday. The US paperwork took 5 minutes tops.
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Forum: Latin America 01-14-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,719
Posted By BackroadExplorer
Thumb I have been using Bici Maps on my 276c throughout...

I have been using Bici Maps on my 276c throughout Mexico over the past 3 months and would highly recommend it.

The contour lines are very usefull as at this time of year it can get very cold at...
Forum: Latin America 01-14-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By BackroadExplorer
Thanks for the advice and hotel tip. We are...

Thanks for the advice and hotel tip.

We are pretty much decided on the Honduras route. The only decision will be whether to go the direct dirt road route or the longer paved route. It will may...
Forum: Latin America 01-13-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By BackroadExplorer
Thank you all for your information. We will...

Thank you all for your information. We will mostly likely take this route now.

The dirt section sounds fairly tame compared to many we have ridden two up.

No one has mentioned any safey...
Forum: Latin America 01-12-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By BackroadExplorer
Don't know exactly how I ended up with black font...

Don't know exactly how I ended up with black font but it is fixed now.
Forum: Latin America 01-12-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By BackroadExplorer
Route Through Honduras Around El Salvador

My wife and I are currently passing through <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region><st1:place>Costa Rica</st1:place></st1:country-region>...
Forum: Latin America 01-09-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By BackroadExplorer
Costa Rica Earthquake - A once in a lifetime experience (I hope)

My wife and I arrived in San Jose about half an hour before the quake and were standing in the street looking for a hotel when it hit. I am glad we were off the bike at the time because it would...
Forum: Latin America 12-25-2008, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By BackroadExplorer
It costs about $1.50 to take a moto-taxi back to...

It costs about $1.50 to take a moto-taxi back to Hotel Ancha from the square after dark. I think location can sometimes be secondary. The hosts can be the most important factor. Hotel Ancha is a...
Forum: Latin America 12-23-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By BackroadExplorer
My wife and I arrived at Hotel Calle Ancha today...

My wife and I arrived at Hotel Calle Ancha today and concur with all the previous comments. Great hosts, safe parking and very reasonable price. We will be spending Christmas here.

I would...
Forum: Latin America 12-23-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,174
Posted By BackroadExplorer
Ironman44, We arrived in Antigua today and...

Ironman44,

We arrived in Antigua today and will be staying at the Hotel Calle Ancha until the 27th if you want to get together. (See the recent thread Antigua Hotel in this forum for address &...
Forum: Latin America 12-22-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,174
Posted By BackroadExplorer
Crossed into Guatemala today - went smoothly

My wife and I crossed into Guatemala today through Ciudad Cuauhtemoc on Mex 190.

The entry took less than an hour and went very smoothly. No "guides" pestering us and the officials were very...
Forum: Latin America 12-17-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,174
Posted By BackroadExplorer
How did the border crossing go?

Baja,

We met at the P'tit Hotel in Purto Escondido, we are riding the dakar.

Which border did you and Rugger end up going through and how did the crossing go? Any advice?

We are still in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 266,682
Posted By BackroadExplorer
I am sure I am way off base here but I have to...

I am sure I am way off base here but I have to admit I was thinking the same thing. Don't suppose your day job is with BMW marketing is it?

If not you may want to apply because you are doing a...
Forum: Canada 03-16-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By BackroadExplorer
Telegraph Creek Road - Don't Miss It!

I rode the Telegraph Creek road last May and it was one of the best rides of my entire Alaska trip. Don't miss it!

My blog is at http://www.mytripjournal.com/AlaskaExpedition2007&i=1

The...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,997
Posted By BackroadExplorer
Thanks for setting this meet up Tyler. I really...

Thanks for setting this meet up Tyler. I really enjoyed meeting the group and hope to hook up with some of you for a few rides over the next few months.

Verne, thanks for making me feel so...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,997
Posted By BackroadExplorer
Yes, I remember you and Rob. I met Rob...

Yes, I remember you and Rob.

I met Rob again in Priudhoe Bay. He had just finished his ride with his family from Ushuaia and arrived there the same day I did last June.

Small world.
Forum: Canada 03-08-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,997
Posted By BackroadExplorer
If you are taking a head count add one more....

If you are taking a head count add one more. Since I am in Red Deer I can't pass up this opportunity meeting you guys.

As a bit of an introduction:

I am new to this site but have been a...
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