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Forum: Americas 12-22-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Hey Proto, PV is well away from your...

Hey Proto,

PV is well away from your southern/eastern loop-de-do, although were you to find yourself this far west by all means drop a line. In the meantime, as you've already discovered, you'll...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Muchas gracias, Double-M! And to you as well.

Muchas gracias, Double-M! And to you as well.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 12-18-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 216,994
Posted By The Chief (tm)
BlueLightning, Hey, good heads-up on the...

BlueLightning,

Hey, good heads-up on the naming conventions and the link. I hadn't thought to experiment with any names other than whatever it was that I had tried, but now I will!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 12-18-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 216,994
Posted By The Chief (tm)
If anyone cares, the GPS unit maintained its...

If anyone cares, the GPS unit maintained its accounting for both parts of the day which saw me cross the border, meaning it "knew" how far I had traveled in total, even though I changed out the SD...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Forgot to Mention

And forgot to mention my own brush with the ol' "ADV Magic".

When I first started the thread asking for advice, inmate Canadian Chris checked in and said he'd be in PV mebbe around the time I was...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Finally Checking Back In!

PEOPLE!

Sorry to keep everyone awake at night, wondering about lil' ol' me. :roflBut I made it, and I'm here in Puerto Vallarta safe and sound! Will certainly reply to any specific queries, but...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Sorry for radio silence but only just got a shot...

Sorry for radio silence but only just got a shot at internet connection!

Sjoerd -- am about 30 miles west of Houston for the overnight Saturday; weather has thrown a bit of a curveball, but...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
GANG! Leaving tomorrow (Thursday) as soon...

GANG!

Leaving tomorrow (Thursday) as soon as I put the finishing touches on a few things...such as, y'know, *packing everything* and figuring out where it should go on the bike, etc., etc., etc....
Forum: Americas 12-02-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Senor Crash, 1) Loved the "No Fumar"...

Senor Crash,

1) Loved the "No Fumar" video...and that was with the sound turned off...

2) The summer I was in ANC was right after the 900" winter, or whatever those insane numbers were. My...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Mexipike -- Looking like I'll have had a long day...

Mexipike -- Looking like I'll have had a long day in the saddle already, to get to Nuevo Laredo in time to exchange papers and rest for the evening, or else Piedras Negras might have been on the...
Forum: Americas 11-22-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
:D And I hope you can believe me...

:D




And I hope you can believe me when I say I cannot wait!
Forum: Americas 11-22-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Random thoughts: 1) Can you exchange USD...

Random thoughts:

1) Can you exchange USD for MXP at the Banjercito window while doing TVIP papers? Or intentionally pay with cash and ask for MXP back as change?

2) I have a Valentine 1 radar...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,178
Posted By The Chief (tm)
On my way from SF Bay Area to Anchorage, AK. Had...

On my way from SF Bay Area to Anchorage, AK. Had been on the road for about ten days. Crossed out of the Yukon into AK. On my left were wonderful, distant views of the Wrangell mountain range; there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,808
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Yes, I do sometimes feel that, but may I weigh in...

Yes, I do sometimes feel that, but may I weigh in with something that may put your mind at ease just a bit?

I was, in fact, having a day like that once; couldn't put my finger on it but just felt...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Good input all. Sjoerd, shouldn't be a USA...

Good input all. Sjoerd, shouldn't be a USA holiday (well, anniversary of Pearl Harbor), but had simply been wondering about pros and cons of Friday vs. weekend day (traffic and paperwork-wise). 24/7...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Turns out Banjercito at the border is open 24/7;...

Turns out Banjercito at the border is open 24/7; waiting to hear from Aduana. If they both are (or Aduana at least has evening hours) then that simplifies things quite a bit. I can get there when I...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
The paperwork should go smoothly enough -- it...

The paperwork should go smoothly enough -- it ain't too complicated, after all -- but I agree that rushing around to get things done before windows close is what leads to mistakes, or losing stuff,...
Forum: Americas 11-14-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
NLMX Border Crossing Hours

Gang,

Weigh in on something else here for me please. AFAICT (from here: http://www.aduanas.gob.mx/aduana_mexico/2010/mapa/nuevo_mapa.htm), the customs hours at the Nuevo Laredo crossing are 8 AM...
Forum: Americas 11-11-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Hey Mav, I rode SF to Anchorage last...

Hey Mav,

I rode SF to Anchorage last summer, and seeing your trip plan makes me envious that I'm not going back again any time real soon! (Of course, I reserve the right to change that fact...)
...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 11-04-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 216,994
Posted By The Chief (tm)
OK, in case anyone was following this one, I was...

OK, in case anyone was following this one, I was unsuccessful in convincing the GPS (a Garmin 320c) to allow me to select from among more than one map file.

Both the existing US file, and the...
Forum: Americas 10-31-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
RW, Fantastic pix! I'm wondering...

RW,

Fantastic pix!

I'm wondering which road that was between Monterrey and Saltillo (I'm guessing NOT the main drag; mebbe you went over the mountains on 20?), and which hotel in Guadalajara...
Forum: Americas 10-26-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Within reason, guy!

Within reason, guy!
Forum: Americas 10-26-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Oh, I meant about "making a buck" off the...

Oh, I meant about "making a buck" off the gringos, but now that you mention it, mebbe I should look into this "grasshoppers & ants" thing...heck, under the influence of the proper amount of good...
Forum: Americas 10-26-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Well, I do enjoy the mezcal when I can, and I...

Well, I do enjoy the mezcal when I can, and I have an amiga in the DF so mebbe I'll head towards Oaxaca at some pernt...
Forum: Americas 10-25-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
MikeMike -- we can only hope! :evil

MikeMike -- we can only hope! :evil
Forum: Americas 10-24-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
PV or not PV?

MikeMike,

Yeah, I hear U (he admitted, sheepishly). Again, for a first-time effort, I promise I'll make the most of it, a little bit more "once I'm there and on the way back", rather than "on the...
Forum: Americas 10-24-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Kantuck, Fair enough question about PV! ...

Kantuck,

Fair enough question about PV!

So I'd been to San Jose/Los Cabos on quick vacations, had motorcycled over once but only a lunch trip into Tecate. Was on a cruise a year ago, spent a...
Forum: Americas 10-22-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Johnny -- I'm not adverse to "winging it" per se,...

Johnny -- I'm not adverse to "winging it" per se, but on the way down I have kind of a time restriction so I'm hoping I can plan it out just so. Once I'm down there, I'm there for like seven weeks,...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 10-22-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 216,994
Posted By The Chief (tm)
OK, so I swapped out the .img files on the SD...

OK, so I swapped out the .img files on the SD card (making darned sure to protect the existing, US-wide file against accidental overwrite) and checked it out. And in fact, with the Mexico .img file...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Dr. Benny -- thanks for heads-up, and for that...

Dr. Benny -- thanks for heads-up, and for that website. Was aware of neither, will keep the option in mind. Where in the Bay Area are you? I was in SF for five years, am on East Coast temporarily...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 10-19-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 216,994
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Hey Motojero, Nah, all good advice, even...

Hey Motojero,

Nah, all good advice, even for your current lack of a PC...

I did, in fact, check what was on the SD card I'm using now (for North America), and it was a mapsupp.img (or...
Forum: Americas 10-18-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,881
Posted By The Chief (tm)
I rode SF to Anchorage in May of 2012; made very...

I rode SF to Anchorage in May of 2012; made very specific budgeting estimates, kept exact spending records. I spent a total of $1,159 on food, gas, and lodging in the ten days after going in through...
Forum: Americas 10-18-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
¡Hola! I am (a) very thankful for all this...

¡Hola! I am (a) very thankful for all this quality input and (b) still cracking up over some of the more humorous pieces of advice!

While I regret "needing" to get down to PV as quickly as I...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Hey DynastySS, I did SC to CA a few years...

Hey DynastySS,

I did SC to CA a few years ago, so if you'd want to read up about any of the places I hit / routes I did, check out my write-up at

www.followthechief.com...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,242
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Question Please Weigh In on Some MX Travel Questions

Hello All,

Long-time lurker, noob poster, etc. Have run into a few Inmates out on the road over the years...or, at least, "on the road" only after they've emerged from the woods, or the brush, or...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-17-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,803
Posted By The Chief (tm)
No -- would be terrified to know how badly I'm...

No -- would be terrified to know how badly I'm overloading the poor thing... :eek1
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 10-16-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 216,994
Posted By The Chief (tm)
Question Using the http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ Site

It's been quite a while since I updated my GPS maps, so am wondering if Seppo or csustewy can answer what will undoubtedly be a ridiculous line of questioning.

In investigating mapping options...
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