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Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
And I loved our ride in September, Brian. Let's...

And I loved our ride in September, Brian. Let's do it again.
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Amazing, isn't it? Glad you went. Guess...

Amazing, isn't it? Glad you went.

Guess where I want to be right now. It's a bit cold outside and it's high summer there.
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Farkles

I made sure to add at least $700 in 'necessary' accessories to the new-to-me VStrom before they left just to equal the initial purchase cost of my precious Kenton in Paraguay. It didn't take long.
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
It turns out that I'm glad Romu rides at a...

It turns out that I'm glad Romu rides at a maximum of 50 kph. He texts sometimes and his mind wanders and he doesn't generally use his front brake. He almost hit me from behind twice while we were...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Last Gasp

One last ride before they left. We went to Hartwood Acres since there was a flower garden and we knew Gladys would love it.

But we took the whole family. In Paraguay you might just put everybody...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Our last big moto adventure was a trip to the...

Our last big moto adventure was a trip to the range - something that just doesn't happen in Paraguay.

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Cheap Chinese Moto all fixed and ready to go, it...

Cheap Chinese Moto all fixed and ready to go, it was time for another husband-wife solo. Just a few km away is Highland Park with a reservoir, kiddie park, pavilions, fountain, and flowers. Gladys...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Romu had shown me a broken bolt from the exhaust...

Romu had shown me a broken bolt from the exhaust but I didn't think much of it since he didn't seem too concerned and there was another bolt supporting the exhaust.

I guess I didn't quite get what...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
It was time for their first solo adventure. They...

It was time for their first solo adventure. They prepped


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and that was the really...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Gravel

It was time for some off-road adventures so we went about five miles outside Pittsburgh where the asphalt ended.

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Liberty

When I visit Paraguay, the bus system is a bit unpredictable and slow but it gets you there. I started exploring on foot and by bicycle soon after I arrived back in 2003 and my wanderlust continues...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,123
Posted By LrnFzx
I hope to get to Brazil one day and do something...

I hope to get to Brazil one day and do something similar. Your observations are quite similar to what I have found in Paraguay during my adventures there.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Pittsburgh at Night

We took a ride to Mount Washington to see the city at night.


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V369WXY28No/U83FTlY6VYI/AAAAAAAAHrs/qBn5rV6ouog/w769-h577-no/0721142109.jpg


It's really...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Rain, New Bike, and Donuts

When it rains in Paraguay, some streets become rivers


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ygauq71I4PQ/U64OWAnWd3I/AAAAAAAAGzQ/g3pIWywhRs0/w433-h577-no/IMG-20140627-WA0002.jpg


and you avoid...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Stupid Signs

Who came up with this sign?


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ch_gi7HIxuc/U8hXTozkM9I/AAAAAAAAHeM/5VE8L92zEhM/w433-h577-no/0717141717.jpg


First, do you have these in your neighborhood? ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
We went for a tour to get some good views of...

We went for a tour to get some good views of Pittsburgh.


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NTffkO2oYNI/U8mMjaNJG_I/AAAAAAAAHiE/7wl9Ldqb2I8/w433-h577-no/0718141516.jpg
Actually a wonderful view...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Tio Silvino died today. In Paraguay. ...

Tio Silvino died today.

In Paraguay.

He's my Father-in-Law's older brother and this thread is now about my Father-in-Law's adventures. Here in the United States.

Silvino is to be buried...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Sadly, this view really impresses them every...

Sadly, this view really impresses them every time.


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zVXDztEdoYA/U8kLrBb6IhI/AAAAAAAAHhU/YU0Ry9pzQi0/w769-h577-no/0718140718.jpg


It's just a creek, right? ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Blue Sky

This morning dawned with a beautiful blue sky - not a cloud to be seen.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x3x3-H3afEY/U8fCcdrsCQI/AAAAAAAAHb0/xxjSAFKrZws/w769-h577-no/0717140832.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
First Ride with No Mechanicals

It's less than a mile from my house to some good twisty roads and I'm a quarter mile outside the city limits of Pittsburgh. With only the occasional stop sign or traffic signal to interrupt the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
And now I am trying to wrap my brain around my...

And now I am trying to wrap my brain around my Father-in-law's perspective of my life in Pittsburgh that is normal to me. I lead or follow on our moto rides and he does some of the strangest things...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
The Fix

We failed to blow the fuse using all the switches available. One by one we tried them all since that would be the easiest way to find the problem. No luck.

Figuring (hoping) it was probably some...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
First Ride

My friend rode this 2008 Wildfire to work for a season and then put it away for two years. It has less than 3000 miles on it so I acidified the new empty battery and hopped it up overnight. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
I'm just ecstatic that I can write my story of...

I'm just ecstatic that I can write my story of Paraguay.
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
I just checked with the Paraguayan family...

I just checked with the Paraguayan family gathered here. My Mother-in-law went to Chololo as a child around 1970 and remembers the strong current - It was a school field trip for the day from...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
We'll have to get a map together for toilet paper...

We'll have to get a map together for toilet paper disposal habits. A doctoral thesis, maybe?
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
THANKS! The queen and the little princess...

THANKS!

The queen and the little princess are doing great. Such a good baby so far - but it's only been two weeks.
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Red Dirt

That's the first thing that impressed me while approaching Asuncion from the air - Red dirt and red roof everywhere. And it's so fine it gets into everything. My gray jacket had a red tint after a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Fomenting International Relations

On the occasion of the birth of our new baby,

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4and-V_j_kc/U67_1NO07UI/AAAAAAAAG08/2uCnwq83TWs/w769-h577-no/0628141347a.jpg

and in order to form a more perfect...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Facebook en Paraguay

Facebook now has a Guaraní language option for Paraguay!
It's my wife's new look on the book.

http://tn.com.ar/tecnologia/facebook-lanzo-una-version-en-guarani_425554...
Forum: Latin America 11-13-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,833
Posted By LrnFzx
Did It! Awesome!

Totally a great idea. Did it. Loved it. Gonna do it again next time I go.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=907404
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Comparison

After I returned to the US, I spent some time on my big boy bike at the same top speed of 55 mph. I stayed off the highways, took the back roads, and relaxed. It was wonderful.

I got used to a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Transfer of Power

Just like the presidential inauguration on August 15th, I knew the time had come to transfer the moto keys to her rightful owner.

The night before we returned to the US, sitting at the dining...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
After the Sunset

Ruben had told me that the cerro in the background of the following picture is an interesting place and since sunset is around 5:30 every night, I had plenty of time but no more daylight.

...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Maximo

I turned to greet the man who called to me from the second floor. "Where are you from?" He asked. What do you say when somebody hi-vis yellow and a helmet is trespassing on your property? I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
The Men of Nueva Italia

Ruben told me his story. He was working for the municipality and cutting the grass. And not in the way you might think. He is a gardener and there is some really nice grass here.

...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Last Gasp

After dropping my family off at the bus stop after our first ride together - all four of us - on the motorcycle - I just had to have one last adventure so I continued on to Nueva Italia.

I arrived...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
No Insurance? No Plate? No Problem!

I did things in Paraguay that I wouldn't even think of doing in Pittsburgh.

I had no vehicle insurance, but it's rare and doesn't seem to be required. If you have an accident that's not serious,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Goodbye, Dear Friend

Today I said goodbye to a dear friend. She was my first. My true love. We had so many good times together that I could barely stand to let her go. Content with what I gave her, she never demanded...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,523
Posted By LrnFzx
Asado

You're right, Sandino.

There is no other way to celebrate anything but with asado. The meat is fabulous. I even developed a taste for chinchulín and every other organ imaginable. My favorite...
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