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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
I always prefer the scenic secondary or tertiary...

I always prefer the scenic secondary or tertiary routes. That said, if I'm in a hurry to get somewhere I take the main highways or tollways, like between Monterrey, Mex and Austin. Yes, it kind of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 04:14 PM
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Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
That's great! I had someone do that for me entire...

That's great! I had someone do that for me entire prom group of 10 at a pretty nice restaurant. I'll always remember that.







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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Hi MikeS, thanks for the comment. In Latin America no one ever asked if I had any weapons. They'd suggest I ride only during the day, stay away from certain places, and mostly just assured me I'd be...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
Mitch, I'd love some route suggestions for Aspen...

Mitch, I'd love some route suggestions for Aspen to Idaho, through northern Utah. I did a road trip through the NP in Utah a year and a half ago. Beautiful.

I hiked 3 miles around the Maroon...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Independence pass to Aspen. Don't miss this area. I'm having a hard time moving on.

Thanks for the route suggestions Animal Instinct!

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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
Your 16 year old daughter is riding a Versys?...

Your 16 year old daughter is riding a Versys? Certainly sounds like a family I'd love to meet!







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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
Thanks! May try to make it. My family wants to...

Thanks! May try to make it. My family wants to have a get together for my arrival though, which may be that weekend.


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Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
Only spare tire I'm carrying is from all the damn...

Only spare tire I'm carrying is from all the damn cookies I've been living on! I borrowed camping gear from a friend in Texas- the blue bag- since I sent mine home in Colombia. Didn't want to camp in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 05:39 PM
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Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
They're hiking and playing in the water. Nice...

They're hiking and playing in the water. Nice place!


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Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Colorado is beautiful! Was glad to have stopped at the the Great Sand Dunes National Park.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
I wouldn't go so far as to say that. I just met a...

I wouldn't go so far as to say that. I just met a man who's been riding the Americas for almost two years- he's a very serious riding. He was so miserable in his nice gear in the heat that he shipped...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
107 in WA state? You must have been east of the...

107 in WA state? You must have been east of the mountains!

I'm in Colorado now, between Trinidad and Great Sand Dunes NP. Heading towards the dunes today, and up towards Aspen. Won't be in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
It's not the safest, but I do love night riding...

It's not the safest, but I do love night riding as much as I try to avoid it. It's so quiet, hardly anyone else on the road, and is just a different experience. I slow down even more and scan the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
That sounds more effective than dumping water...

That sounds more effective than dumping water down my shirt, which I do as well. Good tip- thanks!








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Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,274
Posted By Travelbugblues
So cool! I want to stay in a tent like that!! ...

So cool! I want to stay in a tent like that!!


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Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Thanks so much to Animal Instinct Scott and Lois in Wichita Falls! I had such a great time with these two. Now that they're moving to Arizona, I'll just have to go visit them there :)
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Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

I wouldn't want to use either if I could avoid it. But I'd use either if I absolutely had to. I need something to slice cheese with though, so I have a knife anyway :) And they aren't illegal in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 11:37 PM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
South America and back on a 250 Super Sherpa Minimalist Adventure

Tioooo! Guess where I am? Wichita Falls with two LOVELY people I think you know :)

Wish we had been able to meet up in Texas. I unfortunately got stuck on a friend's couch for 4 days in my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

For sure. Tons of non-jerk Americans (and other nationalities) doing all sorts of good work. It just sucks when you meet travelers being nasty to locals because they feel they have a right to be...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Big thanks to ADVrider JD for a great night on the town in Austin!! What a nice city. I'd seriously consider moving here between the months of Sept-May. Too hot in the summer. Tons of great...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
Using your brains allows you to avoid getting...

Using your brains allows you to avoid getting into bad situations in the first place, much of the time. If something still happens and you're at risk, you give them what they want. Chances are...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
Good points! And that reminds me of another...

Good points! And that reminds me of another golden rule: never arrive somewhere at night if it can at all be avoided. Planes, buses, boats, etc.

I also take pics of all my documents and email...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

For some reason they're cheaper in Chile than anywhere else in Latin America. Maybe they have cheaper importing taxes- not sure...


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Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
East of David in Panama is gorgeous! Really...

East of David in Panama is gorgeous! Really enjoyed crossing those mountains.




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Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
See above. I've definitely slept with a knife...

See above. I've definitely slept with a knife under my pillow, but usually that's when I'm camping alone in Australia or the States. I wouldn't camp alone in much of Latin America anyway.

My...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

In all my travels I've never given a bribe, and I've been in some tricky situations. For ethical reasons I'd rather cops inconvenience me by impounding my bike than to give a bribe. It just feeds...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 04:16 PM
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Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

A Step by Step "How to Buy a Motorbike in Chile". Hope this isn't too confusing!


I arrived in Chile on January 1st, and rode out of Santiago on my new CGL125 on January 7th, so it really only...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Fellow travelers! Don't miss Austin, Texas for some good food and R&R. Just maybe don't come in July-August. This heat is brutal.

Food trucks everywhere!
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Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
Thanks Terry! I know I owe my dad "big time",...

Thanks Terry! I know I owe my dad "big time", too! I was a real little devil at times... The love, support and respect my parents gave me, even during my worst adolescent phases, made me who I am...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Hi Airmail! I'm guessing we're of a different generation, because that's pretty much exactly what my dad and grandma would say :) (Have said)

I was a teacher for 10 years, the last five years full...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
Thanks!! I'll likely be coming up from Austin via...

Thanks!! I'll likely be coming up from Austin via Abeline, then towards Santa Fe. Route suggestions from there?


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Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
Beautiful pic! Nice to see another CGL :) I'll be...

Beautiful pic! Nice to see another CGL :) I'll be in Portland in ... Maybe two weeks?? Really have no idea how long, but it'd be fun to meet up if you're still there!







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Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
Have a great time!! I started my trip in Chile...

Have a great time!! I started my trip in Chile and am working my way home to Seattle. Just crossed into Texas. Try to get to Real de Catorce in northern Mexico, south of Monterrey a couple hundred...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

I didn't see a thing, but MotoHank informed me they're holding the kids a few hundred miles southeast of where I crossed, which was at Colombia Bridge, advices by Hank as it was much faster.

This...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 10:35 AM
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Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
Teeeeeeexaaaaaas!!!! A huge thanks to...

Teeeeeeexaaaaaas!!!!

A huge thanks to MotoHank for hosting me in Dilley! Don't miss his BMW repair shop in town, great conversation, and incredible travel pics from his Latin American and African...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
The road was a lot better than expected,...

The road was a lot better than expected, especially when blasting down hill. It was fun today! Yes, there was some rain. Already missing those cool 9,000' hills!! Had a long sleeve merino shirt on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
It's changed my riding habits completely! I am...

It's changed my riding habits completely! I am very, very careful with it. So far.


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Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
Nope, no riding in Spain, although I did hike...

Nope, no riding in Spain, although I did hike across all 500 miles of it, east to west. Traffic was friendly enough to the walkers and hitchhiking when I had an injury was a breeze.

I rode through...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Lucky bastards. I already missed this part of the world today as I split lane my way through insane highway bumper to bumper traffic. In France, the cars and trucks actually moved to left and right...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 123,641
Posted By Travelbugblues
I had such a nice time. So relaxing! ...

I had such a nice time. So relaxing!

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