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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,905
Posted By rcroese
Amigo, the word "Flemish" actually refers to the...

Amigo, the word "Flemish" actually refers to the people of the northern part (roughly) of Belgium, not their language. Technically, the language of the Flemish people is Dutch, just as it is in the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-25-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,905
Posted By rcroese
Wicked Excellent report and pictures, amigo! And I see...

Excellent report and pictures, amigo! And I see you are learning some Dutch: "Baby head rocks" (kinderhoofdjes). :evil
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,635
Posted By rcroese
Sounds like quite a normal ocean shipping event -...

Sounds like quite a normal ocean shipping event - it always takes a lot longer than expected. I shipped my bike from Johannesburg to Detroit one time and it took a month longer than expected. When it...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,635
Posted By rcroese
Nice report update, Miss O, and I know all about...

Nice report update, Miss O, and I know all about slow Internet connections and working while others are savoring the local beer and foods or doing much-needed work on the motos or just plain sleeping...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,635
Posted By rcroese
Hey, where are you guys? Did you make it to...

Hey, where are you guys? Did you make it to Ushuaia? I hope to still see reports and pictures! The Dakar made it into Salta, northern Argentina, today.

Have fun!
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,635
Posted By rcroese
Interesting thoughts, MissO. On the mate matter....

Interesting thoughts, MissO. On the mate matter. Chileans use quite a bit of sugar in their mate, as well as celery and other things to enhance the flavor. My wife, however (from Argentina), drinks...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,635
Posted By rcroese
Grifter, Argentina is going through severe...

Grifter, Argentina is going through severe economic and political difficulties at this time. And by the way, San Martín de los Andes is about 7 hours riding north of Bariloche, especially if you take...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,635
Posted By rcroese
Nice report on Villarrica and Pucón (rather than...

Nice report on Villarrica and Pucón (rather than Punto, I suppose). Sorry to hear it is raining, which fortunately is a bit unusual this time of the year. Hope it clears up for you. There is an...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,635
Posted By rcroese
Very nice description of the customs clearing....

Very nice description of the customs clearing. Congratulations. Be sure to have the temporary importation paper close at hand for the border crossing formalities.
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,635
Posted By rcroese
Indeed, mate is more prevalent in Argentina and...

Indeed, mate is more prevalent in Argentina and Uruguay (and cold with ice in Paraguay - called tereré), but you will also see it used in the "campo" in the south of Chile, especially among the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,635
Posted By rcroese
Javier at Dakar Motors is not too keen on buying...

Javier at Dakar Motors is not too keen on buying and selling bikes, but you are right, his place is ofter frequented by people wanting to make a deal. Of course, the requirement of having to be an...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,635
Posted By rcroese
Ah, yes, renting vs, shipping your own bike, that...

Ah, yes, renting vs, shipping your own bike, that is a good question. I would say that for a 6-week event it may be a break-even or you would be slightly ahead by shipping your own bike. There is...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,635
Posted By rcroese
Congratulations on your well-planned trip and I...

Congratulations on your well-planned trip and I wish you "buen viaje" to a couple of my favorite countries. I used to live in Temuco, Chile and my wife is from Córdoba, Argentina. You will be in a...
Forum: Americas 12-04-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By rcroese
Thanks for the "heads up" on Guyana, Fast103....

Thanks for the "heads up" on Guyana, Fast103. I'll be keeping that in mind. Have a great ride to Ushuaía. I envy you, you will be going through all my favorite countries - with Peru at the top of the...
Forum: Latin America 12-02-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,302
Posted By rcroese
Amen, brother! I speak several languages and I...

Amen, brother! I speak several languages and I have always believed that the substandard or more colorful vernacular should be left only to the native speakers. There is nothing worse than hearing a...
Forum: Latin America 12-01-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,302
Posted By rcroese
When traveling through Latin America you will...

When traveling through Latin America you will need the answers to three questions from the locals, including the police or at military checkpoints:
¿De dónde vienes? Where are you coming you from?...
Forum: Latin America 12-01-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,600
Posted By rcroese
That lane-splitting is an easy and fun addiction,...

That lane-splitting is an easy and fun addiction, but the fear of not being able to break the addiction after getting back to Michigan is overwhelming!
Forum: Americas 11-30-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,379
Posted By rcroese
I used the updated Bicimapas (2013 v. 8.0) on a...

I used the updated Bicimapas (2013 v. 8.0) on a recent rip to northern and central Mexico. The routing and routability are quite good and the newly added topographical information is very nice. The...
Forum: Americas 11-30-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By rcroese
Bike shipping from US to Colombia/Venezuela

I have done enough border crossings in Central America and cursed my way through the speed traps in Panama, thus I want to start the next trip to S. America from Cartegena or Baranquilla or Maracaibo...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,697
Posted By rcroese
I'll keep that in mind - Thank you! In fact,...

I'll keep that in mind - Thank you! In fact, next year's linguistics conference is in SA, but we will go to Veracruz first!
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,697
Posted By rcroese
LoneStar, to my shame, Jimmy just reminded me of...

LoneStar, to my shame, Jimmy just reminded me of your RR and pics on ADV, and I spent a few hours reading your reports and admiring your pictures. EXCELLENT!! I know it takes lots of time (away from...
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