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Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Final Cut of the 6 Month Journey Through Central America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFTfFa1_dW0
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Quick Facts & A Few Numbers for the my Fellow Accountants in the Audience

# of bribes paid: 3
Total cost of bribes paid (USD): $30
# of times pulled over or stopped at checkpoints & asked for money: Lost count
# of motorcycles sold: 1
# of tires: 2 Rears & 1 Front...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
And on the Eighth Day God Created Bureaucracy

My plans on this sun-filled morning to ride from David, Panama to Heredia, Costa Rica to show the bike to an interested party were shattered by a relentless wave of bureaucracy that would make even a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
I might try to make it down to ATL before any...

I might try to make it down to ATL before any future travels. It would be great to catch up :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Thanks! I just might do that when the time comes...

Thanks! I just might do that when the time comes :D
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
New Photos

http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/cmkaduce/library/?sort=3&page=1
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Return

So, if you’ve been paying attention, then you might be wondering why I was on my way to the customs office in Panama City.

I am not a well-traveled person. I know nothing outside of the US,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
San Blas

Tranquil, serene, breathtaking, a natural wonder, littered, and expensive. This is San Blas. I took the paved road on the KLR to Carti where I caught a boat to Isla Aguja. Here are the costs to go...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Panama City

I’ll have to say, everyone should visit Panama City at some point in their journey through life. Riding over to the causeway islands to admire a skyline that rivals those in North America is quite...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Bocas

I crossed the border at Sixaola. It took me about 2.5 hours total to get checked out of Costa Rica and checked in to Panama. You can find insurance at the Seguros office at the border. Also, there...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Cauhita y Puerto Viejo

Finishing my stint in Costa Rica, I found myself in the tranquil little town of Cauhita. While there, I took a stroll through the National Park where I encountered spider monkeys and bright yellow...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
+20 Photos Added

http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/cmkaduce/library/?sort=3&page=1
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
GRinCR

Monday was a big day. I was up before 5 to drop Gaby off at SJO airport, then 70 miles of twisty road to La Tigra to pickup the rest of my stuff, then another 50 miles to Heredia to meetup with...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Gaby Makes Another Appearance

Gaby (mentioned earlier from D.F., MEX) came to visit me in Costa Rica and we spent 10 days touring two-up on the moto. We started by riding up to Poas Volcano where we were told at the gate that we...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
San Jose

From Marcello’s place, I made my way into the capital of Costa Rica. I was lucky enough to arrive in San Jose during a 10 day arts festival where there were performances and exhibitions happening...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Voy a Costa Rica!

I decided to catch the ferry from Isla de Ometepe back to the mainland the day before heading for Costa Rica. I figured a ferry crossing and a border crossing was a bit much for one gringo to take...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Nica Nica Nicaragua

The path I took to Nicaragua placed me in Honduras for one night. I was planning on trying for both borders (Honduras & Nicaragua) in one day, but there was no way that was happening after the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
And it All Went Terribly Wrong

Well, not terribly. However, I did have some misfortune since my last update. Within one week, I had all of the following happen: :tough

1) Remember that “new” :deal tube the dealer promised he...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By cmkaduce
OK. Thank you guys for the replies.

OK. Thank you guys for the replies.
Forum: Americas 04-24-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By cmkaduce
Motorcycle Storage - Panama City

Hello,

I'm traveling from the states to Argentina and looking for a secure place to store the KLR for approximately 90 days in or around Panama City, Panama as I return to the states to see...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By cmkaduce
KLR 650 Air Filter -- Costa Rica

Hey all,

I'm on a 2007 KLR 650 on my way to Panama.

I'm in Costa Rica at the moment and upon cleaning my air filter I've come to find that it is coming apart at the seams. I repaired it to get...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Photo Update

Close to 40 photos added

http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/cmkaduce/library/?sort=3&page=1
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
San Salvador -- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

After leaving El Tunco, I decided to ride the Ruta de Las Flores and stop through the small towns on the way. My initial plan was to stay a night or two in the small towns but as I passed through I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Too Much Beer, Good Tunes, and The Barter System

San Salvador -- supposedly “the best nightlife in Central America” according to all the travelers I talked with because of a blurb found in the Lonely Planet guidebook everyone seems to carry with...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
El Tunco, El Salvador

From one beautiful place to the next, I was on the road to El Tunco. El Tunco is a beach city near La Libertad and is situated along the Pacific about an hour from San Salvador. El Tunco is known...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Cayos Cochinos

We left Tegus in our private mini bus around 11 PM planning to drive the whole night through to La Ceiba where we would catch a boat to Cayos Cochinos. I slept on and off through most of the ride...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Tegus -- Capital of Honduras

Rolling into the capital I was immediately lost but only for about 10 minutes or so. I made my way to the Guadalupe 2 hotel where I could keep my bike safe in their secure garage parking. In...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Great Times with an Old Friend and a New One

Daniel arrived with only a slight flight issue, so Daniel, Oscar, and I spent the night chatting while consuming a little gift Daniel brought from the states…ahhh Makers Mark how I’ve missed you....
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
The Most Dangerous City in the World??

I made my way into Puerto Cortes after crossing the border. My guidebook said there wasn’t much to see here but I was hoping I would prove it wrong. Well, there wasn’t much to see there. The port...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Guatemala --> Honduras

I left Puerto Barrios early headed for the border of Honduras. I blew right by the customs office without a second glance. :shog Arriving at immigration, I received my checkout stamp and was then...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Rabid Dogs and 1 Cool Dude

The following day I was up early to catch the lancha (boat) for Livingston. After getting soaked on the boat to Lake Atitlan, I made damn sure I was in the center of the thing surrounded by other...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
B a n a n a s

Leaving early from Lanquin I was greeted to a misting rain and a slight fog in the air. These 80/20 tires stick well on the pavement but on wet dirt they are nice and slippery. I went along at a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Thanks for the positive comments. Here are some new photos

http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/cmkaduce/library/?sort=3&page=1
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,823
Posted By cmkaduce
Cheers!

Hey David,

Really great to meet you in Antigua and awesome RR! Good writing and beautiful photos.

Cody
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Cool! I'm actually thinking of living in SF once...

Cool! I'm actually thinking of living in SF once I return, so we should definitely meet up after my travels. Also, based on your ADV handle it looks like we both also like good beer...I'm really...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Semuc Champey Attempt 2

I left Guatemala City somewhat early in the morning after saying goodbye to a couple guys from the UK who were traveling by motorcycle down to Panama. These guys were too funny. Good dudes. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Guate Round 2

One of the guys working at the hostel offered up a spare bicycle to me that was made back in the 70’s. We both rode our bicycles to a local coffee shop where we had some of the best coffee I’ve ever...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
What Can I Get for $4 in Guate?

Later that night there was dinner at the hostel but I decided against it to instead explore Zone 10. I went bar hopping and landed at a place called The Box that several had recommended to me for...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Guatemala City or Guate as the Locals Call It

So, I don’t particularly like to generalize people or segregate people into categories. However, I have noticed there are two different types of travelers. There are travelers that avoid big cities...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,796
Posted By cmkaduce
Beaches, Beers, and Rashes in Monterrico

For the weekend during my third week at the homestay, I decided to head to the beach in Monterrico with Jack, Claudia, Claude, and a few others. It was a relaxing weekend and the Gallo beers on...
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