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Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 07:22 AM
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Posted By jrzyguy
Overland surprise

Mark,
I am challenged at recognizing those I've seen in pictures and film, but never before met. And so it was a bit of a surprise to see you approaching the General Store early Sat. morning... and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Doug, Thank you... but I'm still in training. ...

Doug, Thank you... but I'm still in training. The trip was fabulous and I'm already looking forward to more southern travels next winter!
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
John, thank you... glad to share with you.

John, thank you... glad to share with you.
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
farrell caesar, You and I have a lot in common :)...

farrell caesar, You and I have a lot in common :) I had dental work (9 crowns) done in TJ last week and heard Peter Nero plays Gershwin last Sat... great minds think alike! I feel the same way...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Dan, Glad you enjoyed the report and really...

Hey Dan, Glad you enjoyed the report and really happy that your trip went well. So you met the sailboat guy... small world indeed! Hope to see you again on the Baja! Jim
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Bear Creek West! Glad you enjoyed the...

Hey Bear Creek West! Glad you enjoyed the report... and the decision on the camo is... it's here to stay!
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Roberto, Thank you for your support... I'm glad...

Roberto, Thank you for your support... I'm glad you traveled with me! I'm sure I'll see you this spring/summer, but since Julie is a working girl, I'll likely be solo.
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks newtomex, it's good to be home. I'm...

Thanks newtomex, it's good to be home. I'm excited for you and your wife. Have a fabulous time! Jim
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
DAYS 31-32-33 Up The Baja

I love La Paz... it feels cosmopolitan and has an amazing malecón. I stopped for breakfast at an open air restaurant, where I could watch the water and people getting it going on Saturday morning!
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
newtomex, I just got home... my last stop was at...

newtomex, I just got home... my last stop was at a favorite jewelry store in Ensenada. It don't like to arrive home empty handed.

I can't speak with authority about TJ, but I think it's fair...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks Steve... I'll be home tomorrow and do a...

Thanks Steve... I'll be home tomorrow and do a final post. I'm 120 miles south of Ensenada tonight.
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Day 30 - Tepic to Mazatlán

I made one scheduled stop in Patzcuaro. The Planet calls Patzcuaro, "This small, well preserved colonial town in the Michoacán highlands..." Here are some pics....
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Day 29 Morelia to Tepic (heading toward Mazatlán)

My day started badly. It involved losing my ATM card (I left it in the machine), learning that one of my credit cards was canceled and reissued (due to a security breech) after leaving on this trip,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
No doubt that Nat is right, but that was never a...

No doubt that Nat is right, but that was never a consideration!
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Day 28 - Puebla to Morelia

Today started badly. I left my ATM card in the machine... it was gone when I returned. I needed to call Chase Bank anyway, because my credit card was denied last night at my hotel. Then, the final...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Jim, I am running Dunlop 606's. They are my...

Hey Jim, I am running Dunlop 606's. They are my not first choice tire for this trip, a good dual sport tire would be best... since I am riding mostly pavement. I have the 606's because I was...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
I have very little Spanish to work with. I...

I have very little Spanish to work with. I suggest learning a few things... greetings (people know you're trying), asking for a hotel room, where's the bathroom, the word for key, the word for...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Day 27 - Acayacun to Puebla

I promised to report any "camo" related incidents. Well, I had one. At a checkpoint, I was motioned to stop and asked for my bike papers (that's an assumption, since I don't understand what's said...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Jim, I'll be in CO sometime this summer and...

Hey Jim, I'll be in CO sometime this summer and I'll be in touch.
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Day 26 - Arriaga to Acayucan

Before continuing north, I rode 20 miles to the town of Puerto Arista to see the Pacific... more accurately, it's the Golfo de Tehuantepec. Seconds after taking the pic, the fisherman on the right...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Day 25 - Huehuetenango to Arriga

Got into Huehue too late to get an oil change... damn!

The street outside my hotel is quiet on Sunday morning.
http://staedler.smugmug.com/Other/SOLO-MONTH-II/i-4cQFq6b/0/M/image-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Matt, Glad you like the pics. I'll email...

Hey Matt, Glad you like the pics. I'll email or call you later today... it's decision time on my route. I agree, it would be great to get together on the way back.
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks Doug... that's high praise coming from...

Thanks Doug... that's high praise coming from someone with your experience. I do have one residual problem since my camera injury, the auto focus has a glitch in one spot... needs to see a doctor...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
I had heard positive things about Guate, but I...

I had heard positive things about Guate, but I must say that it exceeded expectations. In the highlands, the scenery and the riding are a treat! And overall, the smaller scale of Guate makes it...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Day 24 - Lanquin (Semuc Champey) to Huehuetenango

I was concerned about how this day would go... navigation wise. My route had numerous turns, and without GPS mapping and decent signage, it could be a long day. It's a trip to ride into a small...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Day 23 - Rio Dulce to Lanquin (Semuc Champey)

The most direct route took me north from Rio Dulce, then west, and finally south. The only surprise was 20 to 25 miles of unpaved road as I traveled south to the Lanquín turn.

Along the way I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Roy, good to hear from you. And about the...

Hey Roy, good to hear from you. And about the paint job... no I haven't had the slightest issue. I don't think anyone looking at my set up, sees anything but a gringo moto tourist. It's the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Well, thanks for the invite! I'm sure I'll make...

Well, thanks for the invite! I'm sure I'll make it back to CO this summer, but I won't be on a trail riding BV bike! So we'll see. Thanks for thinking of me... and sorry about those temps.
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks... glad you like them! Taking them keeps...

Thanks... glad you like them! Taking them keeps me moving and focused.
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Livingston

I had a few hours before my return trip left the dock... so I started walking.
http://staedler.smugmug.com/Other/SOLO-MONTH-IN-MX-AND-GT/i-hTvs6bM/0/M/image-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Day 22 - Round trip boat ride from Rio Dulce to Livingston

The boat was scheduled to leave at 9:30 AM, so I had some time to kill in the morning. I like a cabby with a sense of humor... ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Day 21 - Antigua to Rio Dulce

My ride from Antigua to Rio Dulce was uneventful, except for getting through Guatemala City... see my comments a few posts back. I knew I'd be at sea level and expected the heat and humidity... they...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Thanks Steve. I'm good to go for now... I'll get...

Thanks Steve. I'm good to go for now... I'll get my oil changed in Huehuetenango on Saturday, before crossing back into MX on Sunday morning.
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Matt, the Quetzalroo crew will see my smiling...

Matt, the Quetzalroo crew will see my smiling face next time. I got lost for about an hour trying to find CA 9 east in Quatemala City... so it's likely I rode past Quetzalroo. A good Quate map and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Roberrto, If the WiFi is available, I'll do my...

Roberrto, If the WiFi is available, I'll do my best. Good to know you're along for the ride! I just got in to Rio Dulce this afternoon. It's cooling off now (4 PM) but it was hot in riding gear...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Sorry to hear about your shock... do I remember...

Sorry to hear about your shock... do I remember you shopping for a replacement at the Beemer rally in Salem? It's all right with me if you go with Serina, but without her daughter. And if you see...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Day 20 - San Marcos La Laguna to Antigua

This was the view from my window when I woke this morning... very peaceful, very beautiful!
http://staedler.smugmug.com/Other/SOLO-MONTH-IN-MX-AND-GT/i-njNzTFD/0/M/image-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Andy, I'm packed and having breakfast before...

Andy, I'm packed and having breakfast before rolling out of town, so the platform will be jumped from next trip. It's good to have something to dream about!

Dan, Thanks, glad you're enjoying...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Day 19 - Hangin' in San Marcos La Laguna

It was a slow paced day in San Marcos. In my wanderings around this small village, I discovered that much of the town is found down walkways that lead from the Main Street down to the water's...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,196
Posted By jrzyguy
Hey Justin, I wouldn't choose to bring the...

Hey Justin, I wouldn't choose to bring the Multistrada to mainland Mexico or Guatemala. There are lots of big Beemers down here though. But for me, the DR is the perfect size bike... it's...
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