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Forum: Equipment 04-24-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,579
Posted By Cuchanu
It is laminated to the shell. You are right...

It is laminated to the shell. You are right about DWR coatings; not only can they wear off, but they are not that great on porous fabrics, like cordura. But, for sure, there is no removable...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,764
Posted By Cuchanu
I have to say that I pay all legitimate parking...

I have to say that I pay all legitimate parking tickets, but in some areas of the city (capitol hill among others) the city is no different than organized crime when it comes to parking. It's like...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 84,118
Posted By Cuchanu
THAT'S BAD ASS Hey Pete, I was just doing...

THAT'S BAD ASS

Hey Pete, I was just doing some googling about Motos and found this. Since you have to leave Red in Peru anyway it might be fun to try this.

<IFRAME height=390...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,568
Posted By Cuchanu
You're missing out! There is so much to do...

You're missing out! There is so much to do outside of the US and leaving your comfort zone allows you to have the kind of adventures you see here.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,686,605
Posted By Cuchanu
What kind of tent is that? I'm looking for...

What kind of tent is that? I'm looking for something similar, in both color and style. I'd like to be able to camp anywhere I'd like, not just in designated areas and don't want to worry about...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 84,118
Posted By Cuchanu
Hey Pete

Day 65 got cut off- I finished it on your blog. Sorry if this has already been stated.
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,103
Posted By Cuchanu
Unless you have a great windscreen and/or a quiet...

Unless you have a great windscreen and/or a quiet helmet I don't recommend in helmet speakers unless you don't need to use them on the highway.

There is just too much road noise and I have a pair...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,406
Posted By Cuchanu
The Dragon -

I would second the Dragon recommend; it's what I have and I'm really happy with it. There isn't as much hi-viz fabric on it but it's a great jacket either way. If you combine it with a hi-viz...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,136
Posted By Cuchanu
Not Exactly What You Asked For But....

I recently bought some Columbia Bugatech Omni Heat boots at Gander Mountain for about $75 (norm. $140 or so) and they are great for colder weather. Good tread, and they go past your ankle so their...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 84,118
Posted By Cuchanu
Waiting

Finding a good ride report after it has begun is like breezing through 2 seasons of a tv show in a week on Netflix, then catching up with the current episodes and having to wait a week in between...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 84,118
Posted By Cuchanu
Mixed Feelings

Part of me wishes I was there with you, the other part of me remembers how sore my butt gets, how cold my hands get (at 35F for an hour, letalone 9 hrs below freezing) and how frustrating repairs can...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,340
Posted By Cuchanu
The Lake in Nicaragua

The volcanoes you are talking about are in Lago de Nicaragua (google maps link below if you care). It's an amazing place, I would agree with you that Nica as a whole is. I stayed at the Finca...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,340
Posted By Cuchanu
I'm sure it is more dangerous. One of the...

I'm sure it is more dangerous. One of the problems is that police are often corrupt, not to mention the roads can get dangerous. However, one of the good things is that the U.S. Gov does not...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,340
Posted By Cuchanu
It can be dangerous, but remember: Just driving...

It can be dangerous, but remember: Just driving your car is dangerous. You can choke while eating. When you are older you can have a heart attack from great sex.

Everything can kill you. I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,340
Posted By Cuchanu
Nicaragua is a great country but the roads do...

Nicaragua is a great country but the roads do suck.

I remember crossing the border from Honduras and the roads instantly got worse. Not to mention the hungry kids.:cry

....and the beautiful...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,340
Posted By Cuchanu
Are you hauling ass because you want to take time...

Are you hauling ass because you want to take time on the way back so it's easier to finish up if money runs low or you're running out of time?
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,340
Posted By Cuchanu
Teague, have fun in Guate, I love that country. ...

Teague, have fun in Guate, I love that country. You should go to Semuc Champey, you won't regret it, it's a nice ride, too. Actually there are so many things to do in Guatemala you should stay...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,340
Posted By Cuchanu
Lucky bastard

Lucky bastard
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,340
Posted By Cuchanu
Isn't that how it always is? Too bad we usually...

Isn't that how it always is? Too bad we usually can't do these kinds of things when we're single and have crappy jobs. Then by the time we are financially able, all of the friends that would want...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,340
Posted By Cuchanu
I thought you and your bro were going together.

I thought you and your bro were going together.
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,340
Posted By Cuchanu
Teague did you have your bike professionally...

Teague did you have your bike professionally painted? If so about how much was it?
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,340
Posted By Cuchanu
In Mexico and Central America most people can't...

In Mexico and Central America most people can't afford computers so there are 20x more internet cafes there than there are in the US, not to mention many have family members in the US.

Do you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2008, 03:18 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,340
Posted By Cuchanu
Teague good first on-road report. It's ok to be...

Teague good first on-road report. It's ok to be nervous it's a natural defense mechanism. Maybe I missed it but how long do you anticipate the trip going? I'm sure that you don't have a strict...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,340
Posted By Cuchanu
Too bad we'll have to wait for the HD

The best stuff happens when you aren't filming, it's Murphy's Law. Luckily you have a ton of tapes.

Good luck and have fun. By the way tight bike. Matte black is nice, it makes the bike look...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,587
Posted By Cuchanu
Re: Titties on my back

I hear you can get that from smoking too much pot. :lol3
Forum: Latin America 08-26-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,377
Posted By Cuchanu
+1 on being lucky you didn't have a gun. 99% of...

+1 on being lucky you didn't have a gun. 99% of the time nobody wants to hurt you. But the second you pull out a gun self-preservation takes over.

It's too bad that having a gun can be so...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,348
Posted By Cuchanu
I wanna see this on a 50cc. Wait...no I don't.

I wanna see this on a 50cc. Wait...no I don't.
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By Cuchanu
Washington! Oh, wait...

Washington! Oh, wait...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 90,727
Posted By Cuchanu
This is something I will wish I could do for the...

This is something I will wish I could do for the rest of my life, but I just don't see it happening. I'll have to live it through you, so PICS, PICS, PICS!

Don't forget to be careful! Especially...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,223
Posted By Cuchanu
Insurance Advice based on my bad experience.

Yeah, about insurance, you should be able to get a new bike and settle all property costs pretty soon (if only you could ride pretty soon).

But please, for me and everyone else that has been f'd...
Forum: Latin America 08-19-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Cuchanu
I'd agree that Panama is pretty English friendly...

I'd agree that Panama is pretty English friendly as well.

From an organizational standpoint it would be a lot easier for you to call American companies to arrange to have your bike sent down to...
Forum: Latin America 08-19-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Cuchanu
As far as crime or hurricanes? Crime wise there...

As far as crime or hurricanes? Crime wise there are some dangerous places for sure. Bring a weapon of mass destruction, I prefer karate kicks. If you are talking about hurricanes that is the...
Forum: Latin America 08-19-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,435
Posted By Cuchanu
They key to getting a good deal is don't look on...

They key to getting a good deal is don't look on the internet because when people are selling to Foreigners they charge 10x more. You can go to a place like San Juan Del Sur (Nic) and build the...
Forum: Latin America 08-17-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,492
Posted By Cuchanu
@CDY Why don't you fly down there and by a...

@CDY

Why don't you fly down there and by a bike that you can ride back to the US instead of the other way around. If money is really an issue you can get a new Yamaha (probably 250) for about...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,656
Posted By Cuchanu
Thanks

I have searched for Versys review on google and haven't seen some of these.
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,878
Posted By Cuchanu
Looks like fun Braveheart

So how's the camping then?
Forum: Latin America 08-16-2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Cuchanu
Semuc Champey

Hey don't forget to go to Semuc Champey it's a nice ride from Coban. You won't regret it and it's a nice place to cool off. Also make sure you go on the cave tour.
Forum: Latin America 08-15-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,492
Posted By Cuchanu
Question Al pueblo que fueres, has lo que vieres.. ...

Al pueblo que fueres, has lo que vieres..

When in rome? I speak a little bit of spanish but the tense got me. My wife is guatemalan and she couldn't translate it very well... So I googled it. ...
Forum: Latin America 08-15-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,492
Posted By Cuchanu
I learned the over prepared lesson a long time...

I learned the over prepared lesson a long time ago, and couldn't agree more. There are obvious exceptions (bike maintenance).

I remember the first time I went to C.A. I couldn't help but laugh at...
Forum: Latin America 08-15-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By Cuchanu
6 weeks probably not enough

I don't think 6 weeks is enough time, but if that's your only option you should be fine. You'll just have to either not do everything, or do everything a little quicker than you might want.

Here...
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