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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:24 PM
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Posted By bastchild
Day 70 to Cancun

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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 69 to Riviera Maya (new count to reflect time wife has been in Mexico, not me)

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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
actually, the wife wanted to come home! can you...

actually, the wife wanted to come home! can you believe it?! she was missing the comforts of our bed and a/c and maybe even me!



luckily the wife has some nunchuku skills, bow hunting skills...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 57-64, Riviera Maya

While I was gone, the wife had a good time meeting new folks and practicing on the bike. She spent the days hanging out with Cory and Isobel and of course Simon and Lisa.

Here is some pasta...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
what sucks is missing out on the great fun she is...

what sucks is missing out on the great fun she is having!



she highly recommends it for first time learners. she had forgotten all of her Spanish from high school, and this was great for her, ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 57 to Gulfport, 112 miles on bike

The sky was just lightening at 5am and we hit the road by 5:50am. The wife dropped me off at the airport at 6:45am and it was a breeze to check in unlike last time (when it was Saturday morning). ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 56 Riviera Maya

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/whereruericliu/13626538585" title="Nice office by bastchild, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7354/13626538585_51aafde045_c.jpg" width="800"...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 55 Riviera Maya, 100 miles on bike

Today we went to explore Tulum. We had been here four years ago, and it has grown since. We went looking for other campsites but only found two other ones, Chavez to the south of the beach access...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 54 Riviera Maya

We were a little hungover and tired in the morning -- it gets warm in the tent with the sun shining through making it difficult to sleep in.
<a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 151
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Posted By bastchild
Day 53 to Riviera Maya, 112 miles on bike

I had a fast flight back to Cancun leaving at 9am and arriving around 2pm. I was prepared to take the ADO bus back to Playa del Carmen, but the wife decided she would try out riding in Mexico and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 52 to Gulfport, 0 miles on bike

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Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
our gear

The bike
The F650gs has been awesome. I love it. Upgrading the suspension to the Hyperpro shock has been great, but I underestimated our max weight, but it is heaps better than the stock shock. ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
the f650 is an awesome bike for the trip we are...

the f650 is an awesome bike for the trip we are making. we aren't offroad very much, and the mileage is fantastic. the laminar lip on the windshield was a great addition for cruising on the cuota...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
:clap it is still better than cancun,...

:clap



it is still better than cancun, because the rest of the town is close to the beach. it's just a lot more upscale and cleaner than we expected. and prices of course are higher than...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 12:00 PM
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Posted By bastchild
so funny to see someone we know on your RR. we...

so funny to see someone we know on your RR. we met Charlie 4 years ago riding through Guatemala while the wife and I were backpack travelling. we kept running into him on four separate occasions...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 51 to Playa del Carmen, 18 miles

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Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 50 to Playa del Carmen, 41 miles on bike

As it turns out, it was pretty hot sleeping on the beach. We didn’t really need the sleeping bags, and it involved a lot of tossing and turning especially with the barking beach dogs. At least our...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
cool. looking forward to meeting up! plan on...

cool. looking forward to meeting up! plan on staying here. we will move the car so you have a covered parking spot.



definitely! I wish the beaches in Biloxi looked like the Riviera Maya.
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 49 to Riviera Maya, 110 miles on bike

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Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 48 to Piste, 286 miles on bike

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Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 47 to Isla Aguada, 139 miles on bike

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Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 46 to Gulfport, 8 miles on bike

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Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 45 to Villahermosa, 89 miles on bike

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Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
wifi has been great for the most part, except for...

wifi has been great for the most part, except for a few places, and those were lodging-dependent. public spaces (gardens, squares) in cities have free wifi, but as expected, can be slow (due to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 44 to Palenque, 132 miles on bike

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Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
thanks! it is quite pretty, like...

thanks!



it is quite pretty, like antigua in guatemala and unlike san miguel de allende, there were more national tourists and locals than foreigners milling about.



glad you are enjoying...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 43 San Cristobal de las Casas, 0 miles on bike

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Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 42 to San Cristobal de las Casas, 49 miles on bike

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Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 60,051
Posted By bastchild
Hey dan, have been lurking since you started....

Hey dan, have been lurking since you started. Congrats on tdf. Glad to read this rr doesn‘t end. Great photos and story. Well done.

Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T using Tapatalk
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 41 to Tuxtla Airport 21 miles on bike

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Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
:clap they say they clean it up and...

:clap



they say they clean it up and there were bags of trash on the side, but it still is quite an impressive canyon



:D
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Stuffed, we didn’t know what do with the rest of...

Stuffed, we didn’t know what do with the rest of the day. We ended up riding to the edge of the Sumidero canyon on the bike. We had to head back to Tuxtla to get to the National Park entrance. It...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 40 to Canon del sumidero 47 miles on bike

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Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 39 to Chiapas de Corzo, 304 miles on bike

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Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
After the sun went down, we headed back to our...

After the sun went down, we headed back to our rooms to clean up and find some food. The wife was in the mood for seafood. Tripadvisor indicated that El Grillo Marinero in town was the place to go....
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 37 to Huatulco 26 miles on bike

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whereruericliu/12847327503/" title="day 38 to crucecita by bastchild, on Flickr"><img src="https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7390/12847327503_a5861e40dc_c.jpg"...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
yeah, that doesn't sound comfortable. we didn't...

yeah, that doesn't sound comfortable. we didn't see anyone surfing in the buff!
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 50,266
Posted By bastchild
Well done. Well said. Sent from my ASUS...

Well done. Well said.

Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T using Tapatalk
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
Day 37 to Huatulco 26 miles on bike

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Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,322
Posted By bastchild
gene & neda, we are big fans and having been...

gene & neda, we are big fans and having been following your trip for over a year -- your photos are amazing. we are humbled by you guys!



:D once again, thanks so much for your kind words!

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