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Forum: Americas 02-17-2014, 05:53 AM
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Posted By billy the kid
I went Bato to Tubares back in October last year...

I went Bato to Tubares back in October last year . All OK from Bato to San Mig or some such very small town that doesn't show up on Google maps .
From there on it was very rough , not impassable on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Heidenau Tyres

Great help and service deserve a mention here if it could help some other traveller through Lima PERU .
That is where I am now and I thought it time to get a new pair of boots for Orchy .
Now Lima...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
I have had every intention of keeping up to date...

I have had every intention of keeping up to date with this report , but time , booze and poor internet are making me slack .

I am in Popayan Colombia right now after a tough ride from Espinal . I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 145,187
Posted By billy the kid
Great Reporting Dave

Great Reporting Dave
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Really Slack

I have been really slack with posting here , sorry .
Right now I am in Taganga just past Santa Marta , Colombia .
Great little town , I just tagged along with some crew I met on Stahleratte .
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Been Slack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRU3WjdZvbs&feature=youtu.be

Into Costa Rica , just a little vid . Takes forever to upload
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Smashed on to Guatemala , and had a shitfight at...

Smashed on to Guatemala , and had a shitfight at the border crossing . My first experience with helpers :kboom

Didn't help to have not checked to make sure my passport had actually had a stamp...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Gday Rockmuncher And Thanks Kevin , great...

Gday Rockmuncher
And Thanks Kevin , great offer Mate .

Peru as my destination all started with my daughter "allowing" me to go and meet her in Cusco to walk to Machu Pichu .
And it just...
Forum: Americas 10-26-2013, 08:09 PM
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Posted By billy the kid
Much Truth here

Much Truth here
Forum: Americas 10-26-2013, 07:25 PM
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Posted By billy the kid
Thanks SR I am staying in Santa Maria del Tule...

Thanks SR
I am staying in Santa Maria del Tule with a great Canadian couple who run Overland Oasis . Picked up a link to them from somewhere here on ADV and its working out great . Their offer to...
Forum: Americas 10-26-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24,512
Views: 1,920,053
Posted By billy the kid
Indeed it is Max . But only a little sample of...

Indeed it is Max . But only a little sample of the local brew so far . Waiting on some guidance for the good stuff .
Forum: Americas 10-26-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24,512
Views: 1,920,053
Posted By billy the kid
Spent the day in Oaxaca today ... what a nice...

Spent the day in Oaxaca today ... what a nice town :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
A pretty hot ride down to Puerto Escondido , and...

A pretty hot ride down to Puerto Escondido , and I knew I was feeling right .
Got a cheap room and just laid down with the A/C going . No energy at all .
An then it started :cry First my stomach...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
After I left Sayulito , headed down Mex 200 ....

After I left Sayulito , headed down Mex 200 . Wanted to put a few miles on but not just straight and boring roads .
Made Tecoman Sunday night and found the place to be pretty dead , being a Sunday I...
Forum: Americas 10-23-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24,512
Views: 1,920,053
Posted By billy the kid
I was wondering the same myself , but am now...

I was wondering the same myself , but am now positive that it is used for warning of an upcoming hazzard . Several times now I have had multiple oncoming cars flashing me and to shortly come across a...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,069
Posted By billy the kid
It is not too hit and miss , they will have the...

It is not too hit and miss , they will have the road open by 6.00pm .
When I went through just recently , I had to wait but the had it open around 5.30 and was enough time to get to Batopilas before...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
A few pics from the last 2 days Culiacan to...

A few pics from the last 2 days Culiacan to Sayulita .
Nothing too interesting , just a road through Mexico and covering some ground .
But ..
This little chap caught my eye when I stopped for a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Smokin along Dan ! Would have been hell going...

Smokin along Dan ! Would have been hell going down into Bato after the rain . And more getting out again.
I am in Sayulita . Was thinking of heading into Guat , but the idea of a swim won out .
I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Thanks Fellas and welcome . In Tepic right now...

Thanks Fellas and welcome . In Tepic right now and going out soon to meet up again with Pablo , who pulled me up in traffic last night as I was riding through town . Very welcoming bloke who has a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
A few pics from the last couple of days...

A few pics from the last couple of days http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/thekid39/US%20to%20Peru/Last%20couple%20of%20days/DSC01104.jpeg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Thats funny :D As I did ask to take a picture...

Thats funny :D As I did ask to take a picture with them ..... but strangely they declined .
They did give me the " Crazy Australian " sorta look :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
:rofl , Good Night Orchy as in my bike named...

:rofl , Good Night Orchy as in my bike named Orchy decided to lie down and have a little nap . Haha .
Would have liked a little more notice of Her intentions tho . :D

More soon
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Cheers Martin :D I am now in the Hotel San...

Cheers Martin :D

I am now in the Hotel San Francisco in El Fuerte . Just stopped at the first one that looked OK , secure parking ? Yes ... thats good enough . I was exhausted .

If anyone...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Greetings from Batopilas . I am sitting in the...

Greetings from Batopilas .
I am sitting in the internet cafe and I think I am being offered the services of a new wife . :rofl
Just a quick post with no photos . Am yet to work out how to get...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Mexico !

Made my crossing into Agua Prieta yesterday , from Douglas . No problems :D
Everyone was being very helpful even people waiting in the queue . Wishing me Luck on the journey , translating to others...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Took an interesting side road off US77 at Bylas ....

Took an interesting side road off US77 at Bylas . Had taken off from Safford looking for a more interesting route to Tucson .
The road hadn't been maintained for years and got quite sketchy in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
In Tucson had some new Anakee3's put on . The 2's...

In Tucson had some new Anakee3's put on . The 2's that were on it were maybe 3/4 worn so new tyres before Mex .



http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/thekid39/DSC00950.jpeg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Welcome Kevin , it was good talking to you . Nice...

Welcome Kevin , it was good talking to you . Nice little place the Crowbar .
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Made it into Douglas today and got myself a...

Made it into Douglas today and got myself a little sorted to cross early in the morning .
Only ran down from Benson today , bit tired from being belted around by the wind yesterday coming from...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Thanks Sheldon . Checked out your web page . Nice...

Thanks Sheldon . Checked out your web page . Nice job on the car :eek1
Gutsy effort getting back out on the road after your recovery Mate .

I am in Flagstaff after a visit to Hoover Dam , and a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Cool2 Yes I remember you Square 1 . Glad you are aboard...

Yes I remember you Square 1 . Glad you are aboard and Thank You for the offer of help . Welcome LTS and eshankle also .

The ride from Lone Pine to Panamint Springs was simply the best ride I have...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Stopped for the night in Lone Pine after a very...

Stopped for the night in Lone Pine after a very cool departure from Dayton NV .
I have never had heated grips before Orchy , but will never have another road bike with out them . So Good :D...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Thanks Phil , glad you are aboard :D Much as...

Thanks Phil , glad you are aboard :D
Much as your offer of a beach shack sounds GREAT , I am booked on the boat on the 15th of November , so will take a rain check on that .
A balmy 35 F here in...
Forum: Americas 10-04-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24,512
Views: 1,920,053
Posted By billy the kid
And also helps me too . Thanks

And also helps me too . Thanks
Forum: Americas 10-04-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,069
Posted By billy the kid
Thanks for the update John . Doesn't sound good...

Thanks for the update John . Doesn't sound good right now .
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Thanks John , maybe on my way back up . Going...

Thanks John , maybe on my way back up .
Going to head to Creel entering through Douglas . Seems like ALL the Cool Kids are heading that way right now .
Im just a little slow and behind them :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
I tested out my GoPro yesterday and wrestled with...

I tested out my GoPro yesterday and wrestled with an upload to YouBoob .
No no not that one YouTube :D
http://youtu.be/HNO49gHBjiY

Bit long and wind noise is a bitch . Anyone know how to cut...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,091
Posted By billy the kid
Yesterday got my insurance sorted and then down...

Yesterday got my insurance sorted and then down to the DMV and got the registration done . All painless and very economical here in Nevada . Well compared to my home state in Aus , it would have been...
Forum: Americas 10-03-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24,512
Views: 1,920,053
Posted By billy the kid
All good solid advice . Much appreciate all the...

All good solid advice . Much appreciate all the wisdom on here .
Forum: Americas 10-02-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24,512
Views: 1,920,053
Posted By billy the kid
Thank You Sjoerd . Makes a whole heap of sense .

Thank You Sjoerd . Makes a whole heap of sense .
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