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Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
To all, a blessed Christmas

..... and may the coming year be filled with promise, peace and love.
Peter
Lima, Peru.
:rilla:kumbaya:happay
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Hi from Lima

Day 255 (12/20/14)
So the noise of departing hotel clients awakens me at 05:30 :ddog but I only get up at 06:15 and am ready to leave by 06:50. The churlish girl on duty delays me as she fails to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Hi Jeff

Glad you are enjoying the RR, you really don't want too many accident reports on any ride. :norton Have had a look at your RR from 2013, but not gone very far in it.
Cheers
Peter
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
South to Lima, well sort of ...

Day 253 (12/18/14)
I and my luggage arrive just as El Pino Panelbeaters opens its doors. At 08:15 I shake the dust of Viru from Suzis wheels and head South through Chimbote via a torturous bypass...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Talking Nah! She looks better with paint

Here she is looking as good as new.
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h130/peterpressusa/Trip%20month%209/SAM_0874_zps81hiybmi.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Hey Bruce

Would love to be safer, think I need a break from the Pan American:D
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
The repair process

Day 252 (12/17/14)
Well there is no rush as I was told Suzi would only be ready after 12:00. So I take a short walk around the town square and look for a parking garage for Suzi. There isn't one so...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Very interesting reading

Thanks justjeff.
Sounds like the jacket for these roads. Will see what I can do and check on prices.:deal
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Thumbs down Hiya Bob

Greetings, salutations and apologies for giving Suzi a second round of battle scars within 3 days. She must be wondering just what the hell is going on, I know I am :huh.

I figure most people in...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
These Peruvian drivers are trying to kill me

Day 251 (12/16/14)
Suzi and I leave Guadelope for better places at 07:30. She seems fine and there is no vibration at speed (when overtaking). I take it easy as we are missing a chunk of rubber from...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Nice to hear from you again

Hurry Jeff, buy me one of those suits :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Talking Hey there Bruce

Don't you think I am trundling enough stuff around with me yet?:rofl. Keep well Amigo:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Hi pceire32

The pleasure is mine. Carry on enjoying:clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Hey Bob

Just a few battle scsrs is all.:D I and Suzi have now travelled nearly 30000 miles together and she is holding up like the trooper she is.
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
The face of Peru (NE border post heading towards Chicklayo)

Here are some pics of the NE and N parts of the ride between the Peru border (South of Zumba, Equador). Note how it starts off relatively green North of Jaen and gets really dry towards the edge of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Hiya poolman

Thanks, glad you are enjoying the RR.
Not sure if my leg is up to getting to the areas around Cusco. Limited walking capacityis a real bitch. Will have to make Cusco on my return when my leg has...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Pissed Crash boom bang!

Day 249 (12/14/14)
The day starts with Suzi falling over while I am trying to get her extricated from the corner of the garage and two other bikes. :webers I unpack, lift and repack, buy some fuel...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Hiya Bruce

Its pretty wet but the altitude keeps it relatively cool. Once you come down into the valleys it heats up a bit! :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Into the mountains in search of Peru

Day248 (12/13/14)
Slept well but right knee aching from yesterdays "work". The rain has gone and it looks like its going to be a fine day for riding. :D Dodging potholes I pick my way out of town,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Talking In honour of Frank- going wild in Equador

Day 247 (12/12/14)
Today I can start early, no city traffic and bags close by so loading was quick and easy. Heading for Loja by 07:00. The Pan American Highway continues to surprise me with great...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Hello Equador!

Day 246 (12/11/14)
Fantastic nights sleep, really comfortable bed, have a full breakfast (included in the price) and after that I have a hot shower after packing Suzi for the road. Then spend some...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Talking Hi there KattnJo

Glad you could use something from the RR, thats a big reason for doing it:1drink:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Thanks BruceT

More good stuff to come:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 10:23 AM
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Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Hey Bob

Havent done anything ovet 4000m but having no problems whatsoever:clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Talking Beautiful Equador

Day 245 (12/10/14)
I slept well last night and had Suzi ready to go by about 07:30. Short trip to the border and was out of Colombia by 08: 35. Immigration entering Equador was fast and efficient...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Crossing into Equador

Day 244 (12/09/14)
Get up early even though I went to sleep after midnight. Checked out places to stay at the town closest to the Equador border - Ipiales. Mainly a commercial town so no hostels...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Talking Thanks pceire32

Its ALL good but some days are GREAT!:lol3 :clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Oh yes!

Today was a great day! :clap :D
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
South from Medellin

Day 243 (12/08/14)
I woke just before my alarm went off at 06:00, had a shower and quietly vacated my dorm room. I had packed most of my gear and left it downstairs ready to load. Just my day pack...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Wink Hiya Frank!

You may have to wait a while for all the good stuff. Due to the leg injury I can still only walk relatively short distances so I had to change the plan slightly. :1drink

Instead of riding down...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Yes thank goodness!

Safe as she could be for 3 nights in a row! :eek1Luckily the hostel is on a dead end street and it only carried residential traffic. Even so I am relieved to see her each morning.:D
What kinda...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Cool2 Lazy days in Medellin

Day 241 (12/06/14)
Sleep late as the hostel was very quiet, only get up at 08:35, shower and have a breakdfast of pancakes and coffee. Head out to look for Busters British Pub (ex Shamrock Irish...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Talking Thanks Doc

I am happy you enjoyed the read and thanks for the medical tip. I did not know that but have not been taking any pain meds except for the first 3 weeks of the fracture.:wink:
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Thanks Koos

Have a blessed Christmas with your family as well and think of me somewhere in the deserts of lower Chile or Argentina around Christmas time:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Cool Medellin

Day 240 (12/05/14)
Restless sleep last night, the trucks air brakes and revving engines as they decended or climbed the pass and the wiring fault that had the room light flicking on like a strobe...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 186,023
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Thats all part of travelling

Hey there Reaver
Hang in there, its all part of the experience of travel. When you look back the easy times fade away and the touģher times are what makes the trip memorable. When you're back home...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Onwards into Colombia

Day 238 (12/03/14)
Didn't do much of anything today, tried to draw money at a number of ATM machines but they either tell me to contact my bank or say the pin used is incorrect. A load of garbage as...
Forum: Latin America 12-05-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 25,096
Posted By Wotnext
Tyre dimensions KLR 650

Hi Sam just a heads up that those tyre specs are for a front tyre on the KLR
Cheers
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Ferry trip and arrival in Cartegena

Day 237 (12/02/14)
The "cheapseats" are not that comfortable to sleep in and despite the fact that it was only about 30% full, you could not lift the fixed arm rests to stretch out. I tried sleeping...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 85,723
Posted By Wotnext
Pissed Leaving Central America

Day 236 (12/01/14)
Early start today as the ferry people say I must be at the dock in Colon (80kms away) by 08:30. Frankie and I hit the road by 07:10 and take our last wrong turning in Panama City...
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