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Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Wotnext
Back to San Miguel de Allende

Day 154
After breakfast at the hostel I catch the metro back to the ''Del Norte'' bus terminus for the return trip to San Miguel de Allende. I am early so i catch up with some writing and emails...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Walking my butt off

Day 153
Today I want to visit the Cathedral, Presidential Palace , the Bosque de Chapultepec that includes the Botanical gardens, Zoo and the Anthropological museum. The first two are right near the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Mexico City - Where to start?

Day 152
I decide at the last minute to take a tour to the Teotihaucan ruins about 50 kms NE of Mexico City. First stop is the ''Area of 3 cultures'' smack in the centre of Mexico City. Ruins found...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Off to Mexico City...by BUS

Day 151
Up early today and re-check the daypack to make sure I have the essentials for the 3 days I'll be away in Mexico City. :evil Catch a taxi to the bus depot and sign in at the desk, the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
The next day

Day 150
Today my spares and parts should be here. :clap At Alberto's workshop the main things are here, new tyres (Metzler Tourance), front and rear sprockets (15 & 43) and a DID chain. The chain...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Wicked Not true

Someone put the sign up AFTER I parked:rofl Anyway my front wheel is legal :lol3:deal
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Some days to catch up

Days 142 to 148
Time passes quickly as I spend the days walking in the "centro", talking eating and drinking with very good company. I meet new people like Alberto, Maryanna and Barry, Mark and many...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Question Thanks Noone

Yes I have been using OEM rear sprocket, Sunstar front sprocket and DID o-ring chain. Second rear sprocket was maybe questionable as I bought it as part of a set off internet
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Donnie and Dragracer

Thanks for both of your suggestions. Indeed google is your friend :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 10:36 AM
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Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Question Mexico City

Thinking of taking the bus to Mexico City for a few days then heading back to San Miguel de Allende for Suzi and then ONWARDS, thus bypassing the road nightmare that I hear Mexico City is for the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Cool2 Ha a ha ha

No danger of that:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 07:57 AM
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Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Light like a feather

Waaaay easier that lugging the bags with :clap:D
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Mountain ride

Day 141
Today a local KLR rider named Mark and I will be riding in the mountains to the East of San Miguel de Allende. We leave the town at about 09:30 and head to the old silver mining town of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Inhousebob

Theres my wingman! :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Wotnext
Cool2 BruceT and BraveFromAfar

Sheez, you guys are just envious of my slim/trim self :rofl, so far I've lost about 13 kg on the trip.
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Staying in San Miguel de Allende

Days 139 and 140
Vinnie and I start the day by taking a trip around the town of San Miguel de Allende while waiting for the motorcycle workshop to open for business, it really is a pretty town. When...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Split the difference

Well its a nice round number thats pretty close if you take what I weighed when I started and what I weigh now:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Xdragracer

Hey there Jim,
Much appreciate the input. Did actually wonder about flipping the rear sprocket myself but earlier than at the point of "destruction". The automatic oiler was chucked away early on in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Reply to Weevrider

Hi, In my own opinion you really can't get a better ride (for the price) than the KLR for a long adventure ride. Below are the weights I am riding with.

Bike (dry weight) 175 kg
FULL fuel tank ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
KapItUitPiet

Hi Koos, it does look that way :rofl but actually that is my host's wife and she is also taking a pic of the church caught in the last rays of sunlight that is positioned right behind me when I took...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
South to San Miguel de Allende

Day 138
Rise at 07:00 and pack Suzi, once loaded up I notice my rear tyre could do with some air and had a quick look to see if there was any obvious item indicating a puncture but couldnt see...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Ah Ha! Real de Catorce

Day 137
After breakfast and a vain search for an operating ATM, I head back towards the Real de Catorce turn off. Its not a dirt road but paved with cobblestones. Once you get used to lettting the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Talking Waiting on spares

Just heard today that the spares I need may take up to 2 weeks to arrive from USA so I will use the drive train spares I am carrying and then can travel the surrounding areas until spares arrive. So...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Hey there Whoam

Thanks, its nice to know you are there enjoying my posts.
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Thumbs down inhousebob

Hiya Bob
I already owe you a hundred bucks , what is the damage for the tax ? Obviously the garaging in Florida letter didn't work.:deal
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Yes it beat me

Often my skill level is not up to some of the places I find myself. So when I fall over or get fearful, the biggest problem is getting Suzi facing back the way I came. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
The search for Real de Catorce

Day 136
My alarm wakes me at 06:00 but I don't need to get up this early today so I go back to sleep. My plan is to find the Real de Catorce that Travelbugblues said I must check out. Well that is...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
The road to Zaccetacas

Day 135
On the road today, heading back inland to Zacatecas slightly North West of central Mexico. Take the new road back to Tepic, still jungle and mango farms but not quite as twisty, certainly...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Inhousebob

Thanks Bob, really glad you are enjoying the RR. It makes all the PITA worthwhile if you know others are enjoying it :D. Got your pm.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
RiderRick

Thanks for reading. It is always great to hear from those enjoying the ride with me. Solo riding can sometimes get a little lonesome otherwise:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Hi canadiandad

Thanks for the correction. I am sure there are other slips too as my ride report is invariably a bit behind my actual progress and my memory cannot always be relied on. I will correct the error....
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Thanks BruceT

For the sentiments expessed:D
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
San Blas

Days 129 to 134 (today 21/08/2014)
Lazy days doing nothing but walking along the beach and around the town of San Blas.

One of two main roads in San Blas...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
To the sea

Day 128
Today I am heading for a place on the coast, just to chill out for a week or so. Somewhere with a beach and a quiet hotel where I can just "park off" and not be concerned about leaving and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 81,414
Posted By Wotnext
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Durango to Mazatlan...?

Day 127
The phone rings at 03:00 in the morning, I drag myself from sleep and it rings off just as I find the receiver. :ddog I am just getting back to sleep and the phone rings again. This time I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
So Durango it is

Day 126
I leave the town of Las Nieves at 09:00 and there IS another hotel, I catch a glimpse of it as I am trying to find the road amongst the potholes, I definitely stayed at the better one of the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
Talking Eish !

Guess thats true too :rofl even though it was meant to be "not spicy" :clap:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 52,481
Posted By Wotnext
BruceT

Gracias Amigo:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 110,110
Posted By Wotnext
Crossing the Darien Gap

Hi there ladies!
Great RR and super interesting videos. Just need to check on the sailing boats taking riders and their motorcycles to Colombia. Earlier in your blog you mentioned that sailboats may...
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