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Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
The facilities were humble but adequate. Tend to...

The facilities were humble but adequate. Tend to your business then sprinkle a cacao husk over the whole mess.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
All the while, we're carefully monitoring our...

All the while, we're carefully monitoring our evacuation route in the event of an eruption.

http://whizzerwheel.smugmug.com/Travel/Nicaragua-2015/i-DL4K3XV/0/L/IMG_0429-L.jpg

Actually, I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
We ran into a bit of a traffic jam along the...

We ran into a bit of a traffic jam along the way...


http://whizzerwheel.smugmug.com/Travel/Nicaragua-2015/i-xfTwDRB/0/XL/P3100168-XL.jpgcourtesy of ed


Houses are mostly made of brick along...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
After fixing a self created power supply problem...

After fixing a self created power supply problem to my gps, we have desayuno and continue on.

The island on the back side is a very touristy place much to our surprise. Regular beaches like you...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
So we turn in for the night. Our room is right...

So we turn in for the night. Our room is right above a little street-side bar. I didn't think much about that at all. Apparently, that's the place to drink on Saturday night in Altagracia, Nicaragua....
Forum: Latin America 04-28-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,782
Posted By whizzerwheel
This is exactly what those embassy nerds should...

This is exactly what those embassy nerds should be helping with...I would focus on that channel.
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
We get unpacked, get a beer and take a stroll in...

We get unpacked, get a beer and take a stroll in the park just down the street.


http://whizzerwheel.smugmug.com/Travel/Nicaragua-2015/i-h6MwQKh/0/XL/IMG_0401-XL.jpg


The park is a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
It takes about an hour to cross on the ferry. ...

It takes about an hour to cross on the ferry.


http://whizzerwheel.smugmug.com/Travel/Nicaragua-2015/i-w4fPZ4L/0/XL/IMG_0392-XL.jpg


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Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
So we're off down the Pan American Highway to...

So we're off down the Pan American Highway to Granada. The Pan American is many things to many people, but in this particular place it's a highway, just like any other highway. We get to Granada that...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
Here's the rough route...and I emphasize rough....

Here's the rough route...and I emphasize rough. Except for the main roads, the maps were next to useless. I did get a mini sd for my gps that has Nicaragua on it, and we depended on that quite a bit....
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
As A-bone pointed out to me...it's a relief to...

As A-bone pointed out to me...it's a relief to see such a high level of safety features in place in the Nicaraguan trucking industry...

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Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
We finally get to Nicaragua...and hit the ground...

We finally get to Nicaragua...and hit the ground running. Get our crap, get through customs, immigration, find our ride, and get to our pre-arranged hotel.

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Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
So, back to the airport for a short flight to San...

So, back to the airport for a short flight to San Jose Costa Rica where oddly, they get us off the plane and put us through metal detectors and dog sniffers again even though Panama just did that....
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 75,926
Posted By whizzerwheel
In Nicaragua, I would route through Somoto and...

In Nicaragua, I would route through Somoto and Esteli rather than Leon. After Managua, go to Rivas and take the ferry from San Jorge out to Ometepe Island. Plan to stay over in the Playa Santo...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
This picture shows the height differential...

This picture shows the height differential between the locks...If I remember correctly it was about 80 feet.

http://whizzerwheel.smugmug.com/Travel/Nicaragua-2015/i-ddWmBvD/0/L/IMG_0333-L.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
So we stayed at the Holiday Inn right across the...

So we stayed at the Holiday Inn right across the street from the Miraflores Lock. Our intention was to have dinner at the restaurant overlooking the lock, but it turns out the restaurant was closed. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
Oh, and by the way...thanks for the kind words of...

Oh, and by the way...thanks for the kind words of support poolman, mondrage, flei, BillUA and others, while I write this RR. I'm gonna need it, the weather just turned nice finally.
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
The skyline of Panama City is very impressive as...

The skyline of Panama City is very impressive as we approach...

http://whizzerwheel.smugmug.com/Travel/Nicaragua-2015/i-cdLMKBm/0/XL/IMG_0295-XL.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
The day finally arrives... ...

The day finally arrives...


http://whizzerwheel.smugmug.com/Travel/Nicaragua-2015/i-LZRWnDm/0/L/IMG_0282-L.jpg


We notice a kerfuffle with media types bustling about around the gate area...
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Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
That's us by the way...me on the left, Ed or...

That's us by the way...me on the left, Ed or Eduardo in the middle, and Aaron or A-bone as he's known here, on the right.

By January we have the plane reservations with Copa, the motorcycle...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By whizzerwheel
Nicaragua: Seven days of the Sandinista

Why Nicaragua you might say....why not?

Many of you that are of my vintage probably have memories of Oliver North, Somoza's, FSLN, Daniel Ortega, Iran Contra...and so on. Well, things have calmed...
Forum: Latin America 03-13-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By whizzerwheel
We rented from Ecuador Freedom Cycle about two...

We rented from Ecuador Freedom Cycle about two years ago and had an excellent experience from them. Very helpful guys and decent equipment.
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By whizzerwheel
+1 for wildrider for a rental. I have used them...

+1 for wildrider for a rental. I have used them for a bike rental on two separate occasions. Good guys.

Also, I have ridden around Costa quite a bit and really liked the town of Drake a lot....
Forum: Face plant 02-06-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,644
Posted By whizzerwheel
Makes me almost throw up to watch that video.... ...

Makes me almost throw up to watch that video....

You are one lucky sob to survive that....

When you least suspect it, it happens...
Forum: Latin America 01-29-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By whizzerwheel
Here's his contact info: <TABLE...

Here's his contact info:

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=top rowSpan=6 width=40></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top>Juan León Mera N22-37 (between...
Forum: Latin America 01-27-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By whizzerwheel
There's no telling what it will do. The weld may...

There's no telling what it will do. The weld may work just fine. Usually the cause of something like that is vibration. Check to be sure the mounts that hold the pipe in place are in good condition...
Forum: Latin America 01-27-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By whizzerwheel
Pete_tallahassee.... How did you get to...

Pete_tallahassee....

How did you get to Matagalpa?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-15-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 48,555
Views: 3,047,787
Posted By whizzerwheel
Mmmmmm.....bagel delivery

Mmmmmm.....bagel delivery
Forum: Latin America 12-26-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By whizzerwheel
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Latin America 12-21-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,291
Posted By whizzerwheel
Bump

Moderndaydrifter....you still there?

Gonna be down there end of March and trying to figure out where to go.
Forum: Latin America 12-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By whizzerwheel
Nicaragua mapping software

Salcar or anyone else...

Gabriel says you guys don't rent GPS's. Do you know where I can find Nicaragua mapping software. If we brought our own gps's can we mount them up to your bikes?

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Forum: Latin America 12-02-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By whizzerwheel
The road around the southern end of the Osa ends...

The road around the southern end of the Osa ends in Carate....actually at Luna Lodge just above Carate. I camped there, on the beach in 2012. No Hay Paso.

The road from Sierpe, crossing the...
Forum: Latin America 11-30-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By whizzerwheel
Thank you mufflerbearings...this seems like the...

Thank you mufflerbearings...this seems like the place to use.
Forum: Latin America 11-29-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By whizzerwheel
Nicaragua bike rental

Does anybody know of a bike rental place in Nicaragua?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-26-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 8,115
Views: 530,358
Posted By whizzerwheel
I often wondered if Windham is where Lord...

I often wondered if Windham is where Lord Windesmear is from....

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Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 67,737
Posted By whizzerwheel
That's art right there.....scary, weird, but art...

That's art right there.....scary, weird, but art none the less.

What's on the ride agenda for poolman? :ear
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,623
Posted By whizzerwheel
Have a great ride!

Have a great ride!
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By whizzerwheel
Ummmm....you need to expand on this a bit....

Ummmm....you need to expand on this a bit....
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,028
Posted By whizzerwheel
Fun...fun...fun

Fun...fun...fun
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,266
Posted By whizzerwheel
Nice report. Brings back memories and I...

Nice report. Brings back memories and I recognized a coupla spots. Gotta go back to Ecuador....
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