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Forum: Ride reports Today, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By whizzerwheel
Here's the rough route...and I emphasize rough....

Here's the rough route...and I emphasize rough. Except for the main roads, the maps were next to useless. I did get a mini sd for my gps that has Nicaragua on it, and we depended on that quite a bit....
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By whizzerwheel
As A-bone pointed out to me...it's a relief to...

As A-bone pointed out to me...it's a relief to see such a high level of safety features in place in the Nicaraguan trucking industry...

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Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By whizzerwheel
We finally get to Nicaragua...and hit the ground...

We finally get to Nicaragua...and hit the ground running. Get our crap, get through customs, immigration, find our ride, and get to our pre-arranged hotel.

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Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By whizzerwheel
So, back to the airport for a short flight to San...

So, back to the airport for a short flight to San Jose Costa Rica where oddly, they get us off the plane and put us through metal detectors and dog sniffers again even though Panama just did that....
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 71,269
Posted By whizzerwheel
In Nicaragua, I would route through Somoto and...

In Nicaragua, I would route through Somoto and Esteli rather than Leon. After Managua, go to Rivas and take the ferry from San Jorge out to Ometepe Island. Plan to stay over in the Playa Santo...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By whizzerwheel
This picture shows the height differential...

This picture shows the height differential between the locks...If I remember correctly it was about 80 feet.

http://whizzerwheel.smugmug.com/Travel/Nicaragua-2015/i-ddWmBvD/0/L/IMG_0333-L.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By whizzerwheel
So we stayed at the Holiday Inn right across the...

So we stayed at the Holiday Inn right across the street from the Miraflores Lock. Our intention was to have dinner at the restaurant overlooking the lock, but it turns out the restaurant was closed. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By whizzerwheel
Oh, and by the way...thanks for the kind words of...

Oh, and by the way...thanks for the kind words of support poolman, mondrage, flei, BillUA and others, while I write this RR. I'm gonna need it, the weather just turned nice finally.
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By whizzerwheel
The skyline of Panama City is very impressive as...

The skyline of Panama City is very impressive as we approach...

http://whizzerwheel.smugmug.com/Travel/Nicaragua-2015/i-cdLMKBm/0/XL/IMG_0295-XL.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By whizzerwheel
The day finally arrives... ...

The day finally arrives...


http://whizzerwheel.smugmug.com/Travel/Nicaragua-2015/i-LZRWnDm/0/L/IMG_0282-L.jpg


We notice a kerfuffle with media types bustling about around the gate area...
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Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By whizzerwheel
That's us by the way...me on the left, Ed or...

That's us by the way...me on the left, Ed or Eduardo in the middle, and Aaron or A-bone as he's known here, on the right.

By January we have the plane reservations with Copa, the motorcycle...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By whizzerwheel
Nicaragua: Seven days of the Sandinista

Why Nicaragua you might say....why not?

Many of you that are of my vintage probably have memories of Oliver North, Somoza's, FSLN, Daniel Ortega, Iran Contra...and so on. Well, things have calmed...
Forum: Latin America 03-13-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By whizzerwheel
We rented from Ecuador Freedom Cycle about two...

We rented from Ecuador Freedom Cycle about two years ago and had an excellent experience from them. Very helpful guys and decent equipment.
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By whizzerwheel
+1 for wildrider for a rental. I have used them...

+1 for wildrider for a rental. I have used them for a bike rental on two separate occasions. Good guys.

Also, I have ridden around Costa quite a bit and really liked the town of Drake a lot....
Forum: Face plant 02-06-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,224
Posted By whizzerwheel
Makes me almost throw up to watch that video.... ...

Makes me almost throw up to watch that video....

You are one lucky sob to survive that....

When you least suspect it, it happens...
Forum: Latin America 01-29-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By whizzerwheel
Here's his contact info: <TABLE...

Here's his contact info:

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=top rowSpan=6 width=40></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top>Juan León Mera N22-37 (between...
Forum: Latin America 01-27-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By whizzerwheel
There's no telling what it will do. The weld may...

There's no telling what it will do. The weld may work just fine. Usually the cause of something like that is vibration. Check to be sure the mounts that hold the pipe in place are in good condition...
Forum: Latin America 01-27-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By whizzerwheel
Pete_tallahassee.... How did you get to...

Pete_tallahassee....

How did you get to Matagalpa?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-15-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 48,186
Views: 2,979,010
Posted By whizzerwheel
Mmmmmm.....bagel delivery

Mmmmmm.....bagel delivery
Forum: Latin America 12-26-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By whizzerwheel
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Latin America 12-21-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,200
Posted By whizzerwheel
Bump

Moderndaydrifter....you still there?

Gonna be down there end of March and trying to figure out where to go.
Forum: Latin America 12-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By whizzerwheel
Nicaragua mapping software

Salcar or anyone else...

Gabriel says you guys don't rent GPS's. Do you know where I can find Nicaragua mapping software. If we brought our own gps's can we mount them up to your bikes?

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Forum: Latin America 12-02-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By whizzerwheel
The road around the southern end of the Osa ends...

The road around the southern end of the Osa ends in Carate....actually at Luna Lodge just above Carate. I camped there, on the beach in 2012. No Hay Paso.

The road from Sierpe, crossing the...
Forum: Latin America 11-30-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By whizzerwheel
Thank you mufflerbearings...this seems like the...

Thank you mufflerbearings...this seems like the place to use.
Forum: Latin America 11-29-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By whizzerwheel
Nicaragua bike rental

Does anybody know of a bike rental place in Nicaragua?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-26-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 8,033
Views: 519,963
Posted By whizzerwheel
I often wondered if Windham is where Lord...

I often wondered if Windham is where Lord Windesmear is from....

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Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 66,865
Posted By whizzerwheel
That's art right there.....scary, weird, but art...

That's art right there.....scary, weird, but art none the less.

What's on the ride agenda for poolman? :ear
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,442
Posted By whizzerwheel
Have a great ride!

Have a great ride!
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By whizzerwheel
Ummmm....you need to expand on this a bit....

Ummmm....you need to expand on this a bit....
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,965
Posted By whizzerwheel
Fun...fun...fun

Fun...fun...fun
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,936
Posted By whizzerwheel
Nice report. Brings back memories and I...

Nice report. Brings back memories and I recognized a coupla spots. Gotta go back to Ecuador....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-14-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,110
Posted By whizzerwheel
From their own ad: "Wind speed and...

From their own ad:

"Wind speed and direction can affect the effectiveness of bear spray. If the wind is blowing in the users face the spray will contaminate the user and not the bear. In...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By whizzerwheel
You guys are sick....

You guys are sick....
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-08-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By whizzerwheel
Japanese Yen exchange for US dollars

Just got back from a great trip in Japan but have a bunch of Japanese Yen left over. Anybody from the NH area going to Japan and want to exchange for US? The currency exchange places bend you over a...
Forum: Asia 09-09-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 896
Posted By whizzerwheel
www.offroadvietnam.com...

www.offroadvietnam.com (http://www.offroadvietnam.com)

Can't vouch for anything here but its a start....
Forum: Asia 09-04-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By whizzerwheel
Thank you...guess I gotta show how dum I...

Thank you...guess I gotta show how dum I am...whats NRT?
Forum: Asia 08-27-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By whizzerwheel
Bike rental in Fukuoka Japan?

I will be attending a wedding in the Fukuoka area and will have 3 days free. I would like to rent a motorcycle but it seems all rentals that I can find originate in Tokyo. Any suggestions?

...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-13-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By whizzerwheel
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By whizzerwheel
You guys are awesome...thank you for taking the...

You guys are awesome...thank you for taking the time to help me. Ill study this tonight when I sit down.

Best to you guys.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By whizzerwheel
Puppy Dog and Bayley Hazen

Without anybody going to too much effort...does anybody know were there might be a route sheet for the Puppy Dog route and Bayley Hazen road? My computer crashed and I lost my Garmin software so I...
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