ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 396
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: AndyT
Forum: Americas 07-18-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,040
Posted By AndyT
Yes, that's called armed robbery.

Yes, that's called armed robbery.
Forum: Americas 07-17-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 1,831,798
Posted By AndyT
Agree with both the above points. Most times I...

Agree with both the above points. Most times I have seen the old mexican rope trick, it is to collect money for the church or the local bomberos.

Somewhere between Agua Azul and Ocosingo, this...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 1,831,798
Posted By AndyT
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=495162...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=495162&page=14
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 1,831,798
Posted By AndyT
The crossing at Cuahtemoc MX/La Mesilla GT is...

The crossing at Cuahtemoc MX/La Mesilla GT is super laid back. Mexican migracion and aduana are in the same building, on the left as you are going south, about 4km before the border, pretty well...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 1,831,798
Posted By AndyT
Same here, it always looks to me like they forgot...

Same here, it always looks to me like they forgot to put the clearcoat on. This from a guy who has a flat silver XR1200. Come to think of it, my KLR has a flat finish too, but that's just because the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,437
Views: 351,623
Posted By AndyT
Looks like you are having a great time, Paul....

Looks like you are having a great time, Paul. Interesting that the MC names are all written in English. How much english you find spoken?

Just read on Horizons Unlimited that a rider on a Nick...
Forum: Americas 07-04-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By AndyT
Costa Rica, not Panama, but this thread may be of...

Costa Rica, not Panama, but this thread may be of interest:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/central-america-and-mexico/confirmed-you-can-buy-bike-76876
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 107,419
Posted By AndyT
Since you obviously appreciate old cars, be sure...

Since you obviously appreciate old cars, be sure to get to the Museo Fangio, in Balcarce Argentina, when you get over there. The museum is named after Juan Manuel Fangio, the Grand Prix driver of the...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Cdt
Views: 299
Posted By AndyT
The bicycle route, commonly used by motorcycle...

The bicycle route, commonly used by motorcycle riders, is called "The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route", and you can get paper maps from www.adventurecycling.org (http://www.adventurecycling.org) I...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By AndyT
I have been to several HU meets, and OX just a...

I have been to several HU meets, and OX just a couple months ago in Arizona.

Overland Expo is focused more on the 4WD crowd, say 2/3 4 wheel and 1/3 2 wheel. I liked the vendor midway at OX,...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By AndyT
Assuming you are talking about the Great Divide...

Assuming you are talking about the Great Divide route (the Continental Divide Trail is a hiking route), you can get paper maps from www.adventurecycling.org (http://www.adventurecycling.org) . I have...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By AndyT
There is a "coffee museum" in San Cristobal de...

There is a "coffee museum" in San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas Mexico. To me it seemed more like a restaurant, but it had some interesting displays and literature on the coffee industry and fair...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By AndyT
It's definitely geared toward tourists, not the...

It's definitely geared toward tourists, not the trade, but in Antigua Guatemala you can tour Finca Filidelfia (sp?). They have some surprisingly (to me) sophisticated equipment, like automated...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 46,902
Posted By AndyT
I think that is an Excalibur, designed by Brooks...

I think that is an Excalibur, designed by Brooks Stevens of Studebaker fame, built in Milwaukee.
Forum: Americas 06-10-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 1,831,798
Posted By AndyT
It was several years after Harley was taken back...

It was several years after Harley was taken back from AMF before the boom years came along. The dealers were prevented by Harley from selling over the list price, hence the waiting list. For a time,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,913
Posted By AndyT
If you come through San Antonio, TX, I can offer...

If you come through San Antonio, TX, I can offer a bedroom. I also have tools and garage full of motorcycles. I have a cast front wheel for a sportster, but not a rear if you are still having issues....
Forum: Latin America 06-02-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By AndyT
Well said. Sorry I don't have any recent...

Well said. Sorry I don't have any recent experience on that route to offer.
Forum: Latin America 05-26-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By AndyT
Sorry to hear that, and glad you weren't hurt. I...

Sorry to hear that, and glad you weren't hurt. I don't know what you can do to defend against something like that.
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By AndyT
Thanks for the heads up, I'll check it out. Allan...

Thanks for the heads up, I'll check it out. Allan is the real thing, he (left) and myself on the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, in 2006.
...
Forum: Latin America 05-19-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,953
Posted By AndyT
Not familiar with El Chal Delores, but if you are...

Not familiar with El Chal Delores, but if you are talking about the road that goes through Poptun en route to Rio Dulce, it is a paved two lane highway in pretty decent shape. I last rode it in...
Forum: Latin America 05-12-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By AndyT
I am not familiar with this particular bike, but...

I am not familiar with this particular bike, but there is normally a procedure for measuring cam chain stretch which doesn't involve too much tear down. I would start there, and check the valve...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By AndyT
Don't underestimate the cost of shipping the bike...

Don't underestimate the cost of shipping the bike and yourself. Budget $1500 for getting around the Darien Gap, and $3500 to get yourself and the bike home from South America, assuming you would...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By AndyT
170 along the Rio Grande is one of the prettiest...

170 along the Rio Grande is one of the prettiest roads there is, but it more or less stops at Candelaria Texas. I say more or less, because it turns to an unmaintained dirt road beyond that. I don't...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 1,831,798
Posted By AndyT
You probably mean Matamoros. Yes, there was a...

You probably mean Matamoros. Yes, there was a shootout last week. Body count I read was 10 cartel, 2 army, and 2 innocent bystanders. Much of Tamaulipas is a little scary right now.
Forum: Americas 05-03-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By AndyT
Canoeguy, I assume you are talking about the...

Canoeguy, I assume you are talking about the highway that parallels the Usumacinta River? I have not taken this route, but it is on my list. From Yaxchilan it looks like you either have to backtrack...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By AndyT
Total rainfall doesn't tell the whole story. My...

Total rainfall doesn't tell the whole story. My experience is that the mornings start out foggy, it clears up by 10 am, clouds back up in the afternoon, then it rains by 3 or 4. Unless there is a...
Forum: Latin America 04-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,392
Posted By AndyT
The first time I went to Guatemala, in 2003, I...

The first time I went to Guatemala, in 2003, I was warned about this road. Even considering it is Guatemala, it's hard to believe they haven't cleaned this up after all this time.
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By AndyT
I think your only hope of "making it right" is to...

I think your only hope of "making it right" is to go to the border of Ecuador and another country with the new owner, check the bike out, and cancel the permit. The new owner can then re-enter...
Forum: Latin America 03-27-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By AndyT
Agreed, but you can start up out of the canyon...

Agreed, but you can start up out of the canyon from Batopilas, and avoid that part. As you follow the main street in Batopilas toward Satevo, look for a road angling off to the right, uphill just as...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 1,831,798
Posted By AndyT
I'm cheap, so I have a bottle of Zacapa Quince in...

I'm cheap, so I have a bottle of Zacapa Quince in my liquor cabinet right now.
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By AndyT
I believe what you are referring to is that if...

I believe what you are referring to is that if you temporarily suspend your Guatemala permit, for example to go to El Salvador and come back, then you have to come back through the same border to...
Forum: Latin America 03-21-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,304
Posted By AndyT
Is this the same macadamia farm that the touts in...

Is this the same macadamia farm that the touts in Antigua try to sell tours to, or is this a different one? And is there more than one?
Forum: Latin America 03-21-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By AndyT
Agree with the above. Currently running a Kenda...

Agree with the above. Currently running a Kenda Big Block (TKC80 knock offish) on the front and a Kenda 761 on the rear of my KLR. The last 761 lasted 11,000 miles. I tried the 270's but they were...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 127,000
Posted By AndyT
Curious why you think a smoked face shield is a...

Curious why you think a smoked face shield is a good idea. I want to appear less threatening, not more. I use a modular helmet, and ride with the chin bar up in towns so people can see my face.
Forum: Americas 03-20-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By AndyT
I took camping gear, but almost never used it...

I took camping gear, but almost never used it until I got to Argentina and Chile, then I used it a lot. The only major things I had to buy on the trip were a camera and tires for the bike.
Forum: Americas 03-19-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By AndyT
I only got snowed on once, over a 15,000+ ft pass...

I only got snowed on once, over a 15,000+ ft pass in Peru. It was cold enough to snow several other times though. Central Peru and parts of Bolivia, the valleys are 11-12,000 ft, and the passes are...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By AndyT
I just looked at my old passport, and I arrived...

I just looked at my old passport, and I arrived in Colombia on October 5, so I spent roughly 11 weeks going through Mexico and Central America.
Included in that is a week of spanish lessons in...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By AndyT
The way I did it was to say I wanted to be at the...

The way I did it was to say I wanted to be at the southern tip around Christmas, I knew I wanted to spend roughly 6 months on the trip, so I backed up six months from Christmas, and left Texas in mid...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 1,831,798
Posted By AndyT
Many of the spanish schools take the students out...

Many of the spanish schools take the students out and do exactly what you are asking. Go to the market, a museum, restaurant. Of course you have to be taking classes, not sure if that fits in your...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 1,831,798
Posted By AndyT
Similar elevations and climate. Similar...

Similar elevations and climate. Similar architecture, although more 2 and 3 story buildings in San Miguel. Both have a high percentage of English speaking tourist and expatriate residents. Both are...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 396

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014