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Forum: Americas 01-17-2015, 07:49 AM
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Posted By Jproaster
Back in the US as of yesterday. Be home in Tenn...

Back in the US as of yesterday. Be home in Tenn late afternoon.

Fill out a ride report soon.

Thanks for the helps everyone. My first moto trip was quite the adventure- full of mishaps too for...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2015, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Hey guys. Don't mean to ignore you guys;...

Hey guys.

Don't mean to ignore you guys; I've had quite the adventure (especially for a noob). Between slow internet and Photobucket changes to posting photos (haven't spent any real time to...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Jproaster
Thanks guys. Might just have to tough out...

Thanks guys. Might just have to tough out another day here :D

John
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 12:54 AM
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Posted By Jproaster
Hand/wrist numbness- your thoughts on my ride.

Hey all.

3am woke up to hand wrist numbness. Had a pretty serious deathgrip day in that several hours were in stopngo, construction, high winds and some awesome mountain roads in Oaxaca. I...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Oaxaca or Chiapas to visit coffee?

Yes, Im doing some of this trip by the seat of my pants.

Change of plans a couple hours ago. Im only spending one day visiting villages in north Puebla. So I have from Wed to Sat to visit coffee...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Glad you made it safe. And glad youve been made...

Glad you made it safe. And glad youve been made so welcome. Nice change from the business as ususl in the States.
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Jproaster
puebla to sa cristabal

Hey all. Im in the midst of visiting coffee growing areas. Tomorrow Ill visit a Puebla/Veracruz area.

However, Im being seriously cautioned not to visit san cristibal due to bandits. Id really...
Forum: Americas 01-03-2015, 07:46 AM
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Posted By Jproaster
First meal in Mexico

This was my first meal in Mexico. Very nice and quite affordable; in Santiago.
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/jproaster50/A56C1AB8-5CB1-4EB1-AE02-44B30647E8AA.jpg...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2015, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Happily enjoying Mexico!

Hey all. Just a quick update.

Spent yesterday relaxing with friends in San Juan del Rio. Getting here on NY eve day from Santiago Nuevo León was quite a day- rainy on the road to Linares. ...
Forum: Americas 12-30-2014, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Hotel in Santiago Nuevo León. Is the pic too...

Hotel in Santiago Nuevo León.

Is the pic too big? Working off iPhone; I can't tell.
Forum: Americas 12-30-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/jproaster...

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/jproaster50/9320B893-7E70-4B0F-AA8D-C3C44B6FDF0A.jpg (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/jproaster50/media/9320B893-7E70-4B0F-AA8D-C3C44B6FDF0A.jpg.html)
Forum: Americas 12-30-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Hank, With a little luck I found the Posada de...

Hank,
With a little luck I found the Posada de Colores motel. You're right- beautiful here.
Forum: Americas 12-30-2014, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Hey guys. I'm exiting Monterey for Santiago...

Hey guys. I'm exiting Monterey for Santiago after hitting the atm. Monterry is madness when you relying on signs.

Thanks all.

John

Inreach se is awesome btw.
Forum: Americas 12-29-2014, 09:26 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Late update- couldn't get the new delorme setup...

Late update- couldn't get the new delorme setup in time to feel comfortable entering Nuevo Laredo. Early start tomorrow.

Thanks again all.

John
Forum: Americas 12-29-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Thanks for those calls too. I owe you, Bob and...

Thanks for those calls too. I owe you, Bob and Hank big time.
Forum: Americas 12-29-2014, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Met Hank today! What awesome travel wisdom the...

Met Hank today! What awesome travel wisdom the man possesses. Thanks for spending the time showing me good routes and sites.

Wishing you the best.

John
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Thanks for sharing fellas. Im headed to San...

Thanks for sharing fellas. Im headed to San Antonio tomorrow. After I figure out which stores to try, I'll plan to be up there early.

Should be able to sleep in Saltillo tomorrow night I'd...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Let me just say about my wife; sinc I may have...

Let me just say about my wife; sinc I may have misrepresented her- she's a good woman- she just doesn't understand what I'm doing. Having a tracking device helps her feel better. I was heading...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Jproaster
Bad luck on way to Mexico

Day 1 I lost my dedicated gps phone in Birmingham
Day2 I dropped my backup insurance delorme inreach se and it won't send out now. Thought delorme would've responded to my tech support email by...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-26-2014, 04:11 PM
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Views: 489
Posted By Jproaster
Need lodging tonight between Baton Rouge and Houston

Greetings all.
Was gonna try and make Houston tonight. Not gonna try.

Leaving Hammond in 10 minutes.

Need suggestions hotel.

Will check this thread every 30 minutes for suggestions.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-25-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 134,833
Posted By Jproaster
I still cant get the galaxy (playing music for...

I still cant get the galaxy (playing music for testing) in my helmet. The phone says its connected.

I remember reading sometime back iirc where the solution was pairing the phones?

John
...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2014, 02:15 PM
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Views: 613
Posted By Jproaster
Actually I was wondering if that could the case. ...

Actually I was wondering if that could the case. Im gonna try again later when its truly cold.

Thanks man.

John
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-25-2014, 02:13 PM
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Views: 134,833
Posted By Jproaster
Thanks for the reply. Will look at that now. ...

Thanks for the reply. Will look at that now.

John
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2014, 11:32 AM
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Views: 613
Posted By Jproaster
Warmnsafe glove liners

Just synced the warmnsafe dual remote with the receiver which is correctly connected to the jacket liner and glove liners. I only rode for about 15 minutes to get home on a pleasant 50 degree day. ...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-25-2014, 11:22 AM
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Views: 134,833
Posted By Jproaster
In a bit of a jam with my Galaxy S4

Bit of a jam.

Leaving for Mexico tomm. Way behind on testing gear.

Anyhow, i have a dedicated phone for gps only- Galaxy S4.

It says its connected to the Sena 20 on the phone. I get calls...
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Jproaster
The remoteness of that area (google maps) was the...

The remoteness of that area (google maps) was the inspiration behind my inquiry. It just looks opportunistic for a negative encounter.

Thanks stormdog.

John
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 05:21 AM
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Posted By Jproaster
Not necessarily Mexico, I know...but

Not necessarily Mexico, I know...but, what's the trip like around Lake Atitlan in Guatemala? Im meeting some folks in Panajachel (on the Lake) and in Antigua.

So any info from places to visit to...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Jproaster
Thanks Ace. Agre wholeheartedly with you. I...

Thanks Ace. Agre wholeheartedly with you.

I ask these basic kinds of questions due to the much diff kind of travel Im accustomed to - pack one bag with clothes, a jacket, two pair shoes and...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2014, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Thoughts on packing for my trip.

Yes. This is my first real trip; so Im not savvy with luggage- like what do I need and how do I keep it safe. My trip to Mexico will be 3-4 weeks entering Laredo on Sunday Dec28. My '12 dl650...
Forum: Americas 11-28-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Similar; use diff satellite systems. Same...

Similar; use diff satellite systems. Same functions.
Forum: Americas 11-28-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
SOS function, Tracking, Regular messages that Im...

SOS function, Tracking, Regular messages that Im ok- Im assuming most, (probably all) coffee growing areas wont have wifi for email.

Essentially so that the 2-3 days away from wifi, there is some...
Forum: Americas 11-28-2014, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Such good info! Thanks man. John

Such good info! Thanks man.
John
Forum: Americas 11-28-2014, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Consulate in Mexico and Guatemala

My brother in law informed me today of importance of contacting consulates in these countries.

He called back later to say that certain border crossings were in drug organization control and that...
Forum: Americas 11-28-2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Where to buy my phone and sim card

Hey all.

Planning to enter Mexico at Laredo on Sunday dec 28 in the am hours. Anyone have a suggestion where to buy a phone and sim card. New experience for me; so any tips are welcome.
...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2014, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Thanks Kiko. Will do. And if I go to...

Thanks Kiko. Will do.

And if I go to Jalisco, I'll definitely send a pm.

John
Forum: Americas 11-25-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Vaccines, etc

Getting Hep A vaccine tomorrow.

Doc mentioned a couple others; recommended Hep A as prudent.

Suggestions- malaria, etc?

Thanks for the sharing a couple pages back btw concerning travel for...
Forum: Americas 11-23-2014, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Jproaster
Thanks for the info. Will stay either in...

Thanks for the info.

Will stay either in laredo or Saltillo depending on how travel goes.

If I overnight in Laredo, I wonder how far I can go safely; I know some folks in san Juan del rio in...
Forum: Americas 11-23-2014, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Jproaster
I'm Still going to Mexico

So, what's the latest time of day I can cross at Laredo to overnight in Saltillo?

Thanks,
John
Forum: Americas 11-19-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Jproaster
Oh man! Shield closed for this!

Oh man! Shield closed for this!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,990
Posted By Jproaster
Update Reinstalled the bent forks and rode...

Update

Reinstalled the bent forks and rode it to to a shop in Ooltewah, Tn last night.

I froze like never before btw (ok. There was that stupid Navy thing where we had to wear dress blues...
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