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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2015, 12:44 PM
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Posted By tsimmons
It's 100f..... On the dot here. San Miguel el...

It's 100f..... On the dot here. San Miguel el Salvador.... Hopefully will cross Honduras and into Nicaragua tomorrow.

Travis
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-27-2015, 12:42 PM
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Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
84.... Sunny/ partly cloudy.... Light breeze ...

84.... Sunny/ partly cloudy.... Light breeze

San Salvador holiday inn!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2015, 08:51 PM
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Posted By tsimmons
Bump

Bump
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2015, 06:59 PM
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Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
I take the comment back about posting...

I take the comment back about posting tonight......photo upload is seriously slow! I'll try to start up a thread tomorrow.

In other news.....
I know it is supposed to be bad luck for a black cat...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8,822
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Posted By tsimmons
Thx everyone for the well wishes. Stopped early...

Thx everyone for the well wishes. Stopped early today and will try to post up some info and pics.

Darien? I got a plan. ferry express to Colombia.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8,822
Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
Flu!! Day three.... I'll be back on the road...

Flu!!

Day three.... I'll be back on the road tomorrow.

I did manage to have the tires changed yesterday.

$34

Slightly less than the $85/hr+tire disposal+shop supplies+taxes I was quoted...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,286,945
Posted By tsimmons
He never even looked in his mirrors. When I...

He never even looked in his mirrors. When I passed him after the incident, he couldn't take his eyes off his right hand mirror and look at me.

I generally look at it like this...... No bones...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 05:55 AM
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Views: 5,286,945
Posted By tsimmons
I am on my way from Georgia to Ecuador...... ...

I am on my way from Georgia to Ecuador......
Entering Mexico today!

the danger is in getting there it seems.....

Just east of Lake Charles LA, this harmless looking semi had plans.
...
Forum: Latin America 02-17-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,080
Posted By tsimmons
I'll be following you by a couple of weeks..... ...

I'll be following you by a couple of weeks.....

thanks for the map.

travis
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27,528
Views: 2,336,146
Posted By tsimmons
Gentlemen - Thanks for all the good...

Gentlemen -

Thanks for all the good information you have provided for my trip through Mexico to Ecuador. I am on my way already, over-nighting in Laredo this evening. It has been two long days in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-17-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8,822
Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
Thx! the danger is in getting there it...

Thx!


the danger is in getting there it seems.....

Just east of Lake Charles LA, this harmless looking semi had plans.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-17-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8,822
Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
Yep! Mexico tomorrow!

Yep!

Mexico tomorrow!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-17-2015, 04:37 PM
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Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
Am I there yet?

I am here..... (https://share.delorme.com/TravisSimmons)

At the south end of the blue line......
Forum: Latin America 02-11-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,080
Posted By tsimmons
Did you do the temporary import (DIAN) at the...

Did you do the temporary import (DIAN) at the port or is it in the city?

thanks
t.
Forum: Americas 02-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27,528
Views: 2,336,146
Posted By tsimmons
I got your breadcrumbs right here...... I...

I got your breadcrumbs right here......

I received my InReach a few weeks ago and have been testing. So far so good! I wish the webpage had an easy one button to push for "this is where I last...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2015, 07:57 AM
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Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
I know what you mean on boot sizes.... I ended up...

I know what you mean on boot sizes.... I ended up doing three exchanges with Revzilla and spent a 100 bucks more than I planned for the Sidi's. Just wasn't easy finding a boot that fit these long,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8,822
Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
Looks like I am leaving for South America on Feb....

Looks like I am leaving for South America on Feb. 16th or thereabouts. I will certainly share my Delorme InReach (http://www.inreachdelorme.com/product-info/inreachse.php) map link for the trip and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-07-2015, 08:08 PM
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Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
All I gotta say....... ...

All I gotta say.......

Coordinates....coordinates.....

I know you do the map.......
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8,822
Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
Really?? Trying to lure Terry to the basement? ...

Really?? Trying to lure Terry to the basement?

Resist the dark side Terry....... It can get exceptionally foul in the basement.
Forum: Americas 02-01-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By tsimmons
I've basically decided to enter at the...

I've basically decided to enter at the Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge on the west side of Laredo. Then proceed down the middle of Mexico using mostly toll roads. I'll be entering Guatemala...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By tsimmons
I am headed from Georgia to Ecuador...

I am headed from Georgia to Ecuador (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1031138) about that time. My first trip south of the border.

Do yourself a favor and check in with the guys in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-29-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8,822
Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
It's a rigid industries unit with high/low...

It's a rigid industries unit with high/low function. A couple of hours, a couple of relays, some soldering and it was ready to use. Yamaha actually has a little trim piece in that area with mounting...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-28-2015, 08:04 PM
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Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
http://tsimmons.smugmug.com/Misc/i-nrvHf9s/0/L/IMG...

http://tsimmons.smugmug.com/Misc/i-nrvHf9s/0/L/IMG_20150119_142910341_HDR-L.jpg

Got that covered..... even took a pic before scraping it up.

And stuck some extra lights on it....
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-28-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8,822
Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
Yeah.... seems to share some styling cue's with a...

Yeah.... seems to share some styling cue's with a super tenere..... you know, wheels at each end, motor in the middle, pilot above the motor!! :D

...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27,528
Views: 2,336,146
Posted By tsimmons
If I could butt in for just a second to...

If I could butt in for just a second to verify.......

When I cross into Mexico from Texas, I may or MAY NOT get an entrance stamp. When I arrive at the southern border to check out, they will give...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8,822
Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
Yes! [emoji3]

Yes!

[emoji3]
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8,822
Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
Yeah! go get the tag....... Tags are relatively...

Yeah! go get the tag.......
Tags are relatively safe from me for the time being. I am in tire preservation mode, my tires need to last until I am in Mexico next month.

travis
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-18-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8,822
Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
yep.... that's a bit farther away than the two...

yep.... that's a bit farther away than the two minutes it took to find it.
Forum: Latin America 01-17-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,080
Posted By tsimmons
I had... that turns out to be where I read about...

I had... that turns out to be where I read about the electrical outlets it seems. Was interested in finding the price for a cabin ticket and hoping the procedure with the DIJ will be simplified....
Forum: Latin America 01-17-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,080
Posted By tsimmons
Excellent information! As I don't speak...

Excellent information!

As I don't speak Spanish and would rather have a low stress experience, I think the best day for me to arrive in Panama city or Colon would be a Monday afternoon with a...
Forum: Latin America 01-16-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,080
Posted By tsimmons
How was the ferry crossing? Inquiring minds...

How was the ferry crossing?

Inquiring minds want to know.

I plan on doing a crossing from Panama to Colombia late February/early March. Do you know how much a cabin costs?

:ear

Thanks
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8,822
Views: 492,650
Posted By tsimmons
Awww man..... Would love to try out OSD, but...

Awww man.....

Would love to try out OSD, but me and the moto probably won't be back in north america by April.

travis
Forum: Americas 01-15-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27,528
Views: 2,336,146
Posted By tsimmons
Liking the InReach so far? I've emailed the...

Liking the InReach so far? I've emailed the Delorme people for information on the web presentation of the tracking data but the response has been kind of lame. I will be using the delorme for almost...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27,528
Views: 2,336,146
Posted By tsimmons
peyote? magic? no research? wow..... I barely...

peyote? magic? no research? wow..... I barely made it through the video.
Not my style, I'll probably end up with a page or so of notes for each leg of the trip for routing and other notes for each...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27,528
Views: 2,336,146
Posted By tsimmons
of course there were the native american indians.....

hah! or that the folks that greeted the explorers on the eastern coast weren't exactly speaking english and they were here first.....
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27,528
Views: 2,336,146
Posted By tsimmons
I know what you mean. I was sitting in the...

I know what you mean. I was sitting in the airport in Quito, Ecuador and started talking with a gent waiting for the same flight. It took two minutes before he blurted out "those folks out there (the...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27,528
Views: 2,336,146
Posted By tsimmons
I don't doubt that! travis

I don't doubt that!

travis
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27,528
Views: 2,336,146
Posted By tsimmons
Thanks guys for all the good information!

Thanks guys for all the good information!
I was hoping by looking for a dealership it MIGHT raise my chances of finding someone that could static balance the tires.

Without be able to speak...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27,528
Views: 2,336,146
Posted By tsimmons
Let me amend that..... I think I may go farther...

Let me amend that..... I think I may go farther south into Mexico before changing the tires. However I don't see myself running around Mexico City looking for a dealer. Probably south of Mexico City.
Forum: Americas 01-13-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27,528
Views: 2,336,146
Posted By tsimmons
tire change in SLP

I'll need to have the tires changed on my motorcycle on the way through Mexico to Ecuador. I am thinking about changing them while I am in SLP.

Motocicletas de San Luis...
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