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Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 691
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I posted a question about a similar situation a...

I posted a question about a similar situation a while ago, but I didn't get a response. Here is my question:

I will enter Costa Rica from panama, getting a TVIP in Paso Canoas. After touring in...
Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
latest news

Here's the latest;

Sorry - Disculpa - Entschuldigung.
We had to accept, that we do not get a dock at Cartagena to load Cars and Passengers- so we have to do our service...
Forum: Latin America 09-15-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 691
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Isn't the purpose of a trip like this to...

Isn't the purpose of a trip like this to experience new things, see new places, and get a feel for a different culture? None of these things will happen if you are constantly staring at the asphalt...
Forum: Latin America 09-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 691
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Any other things I need to take care of? ...

Any other things I need to take care of?

NUMBER ONE! ALWAYS CARRY THE POCKET PACKS OF KLEENEX, BATHROOMS DO NOT HAVE TOILET PAPER!
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,810
Views: 435,589
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Maybe you mentioned this earlier, but I am...

Maybe you mentioned this earlier, but I am wondering what kind of jacket you are wearing and how you feel about it, you seem to find temperature extremes!
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 135,662
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I've seen other pics and reports from folks...

I've seen other pics and reports from folks visiting Machu Pichu, but none compare to this, especially the juxtiposition of the tourist scene compared to the actual ruins.
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,998
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I just ordered a First Gear Kathmandu jacket from...

I just ordered a First Gear Kathmandu jacket from Motorcycle Closeouts for $149, retails for about $300
Forum: Latin America 09-08-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I really appreciate all the advice! I know that...

I really appreciate all the advice!
I know that there are now some fantastic travel cameras available, mirrorless or 4/3. But for the cost of a decent system, I could spend more than a month on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Hey, I certainly didn't intend to offend anybody...

Hey, I certainly didn't intend to offend anybody start a pissing match! I am well aware that the cost of living is vastly different in the two countries, that is one of the reasons that I moved...
Forum: Latin America 09-04-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Camera dilemma for CA travel

Here's my problem. For many years, photography has been my main hobby, I love using my Nikon DSLR bodies and lenses, and I love the pics they produce. But I don't love lugging the stuff while...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I can't believe this! Here it costs $2, or free...

I can't believe this! Here it costs $2, or free if you are buying the tire from the shop!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,987
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I was crossing the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border at...

I was crossing the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border at Penas Blancas on a typically hot day. I was ATGATT, uncomfortable boots, and packed saddlebags and loaded topbox. I went into an office for a...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,998
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I have the Airwave jacket and pants for several...

I have the Airwave jacket and pants for several years. Fit great, look good, seems very well made. My only complaint is the lack of usable pockets. The jacket was not warm enough below about 65...
Forum: Latin America 08-21-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 51,803
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I am dreaming that this will become a reality,...

I am dreaming that this will become a reality, but I am not going to hold my breath. The holdup is not from the sailboats, but from both governments.
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 108,691
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Medical care in Panama is better, faster, and...

Medical care in Panama is better, faster, and cheaper than in the States!
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 143,504
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Yes, Boquete or the Volcan areas of northern...

Yes, Boquete or the Volcan areas of northern Panama are in the highlands.
From David you turn east, your in the mountains and clouds! Very pretty!

Hank[/QUOTE]

Hank, are you in this area...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 1,135,494
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Don Juan, Another question for you to ponder. ...

Don Juan,
Another question for you to ponder. A lot of Gringos are researching locations to retire offshore. Based on your vast experience in many countries, where would you choose, and why? If...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 343,311
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
It's nice to be told that I constantly take my...

It's nice to be told that I constantly take my life in my hands! I cruise at GPS 70 all the time, I run Kenda 280's and don't have a windshield. A truck hasn't blown me over yet!
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
You are fortunate to be so close to a...

You are fortunate to be so close to a replaceme3nt! I live in Panama, my helmet is made in China, and there are no replacement shields an the whole country. I can't even find one on the 'net to...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I just went through this choice, my 3 year old...

I just went through this choice, my 3 year old Canon SX130 got a big piece of dust inside the lens, too expensive to fix. I narrowed the choice down to two models, the Canon SX700 or the Canon D30. ...
Forum: Latin America 07-07-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,932
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Folks who live here and want good gear generally...

Folks who live here and want good gear generally have to order it from the States, and pay shipping and customs duty! Bring what you can with you! Chinese helmets are available, the better ones are...
Forum: Latin America 07-05-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Can you have two open TVIP's?

Here's the scenario. I'm registered in Panama, want to spend a couple weeks in Costa Rica, so I get a TVIP in Paso Canoas. While in CR I decide to take a short trio to Nicaragua. Do I need to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,149,778
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Considering this as my next MT project, a 1967...

Considering this as my next MT project, a 1967 Kawasaki Samurai Scrambler.[/QUOTE]

This was my only transportation during my college days in the 70's!
Forum: Latin America 05-17-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
How can you say I wanted to work the system...

How can you say I wanted to work the system illegally, when I was willing to PAY for a LEGAL registration??
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Why? I have a d80 and a d7000 and an assortment...

Why? I have a d80 and a d7000 and an assortment of lenses. I take some fairly long trips on an XT250, and don't have a lot of extra room ato pack a big camera. I love using my DSLR, but don't like...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 135,662
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Your trip is so unlike the typical burn up the...

Your trip is so unlike the typical burn up the panamerican between hotels! You are seeing so much more, but more importrantly meeting more people and soaking up so much more of the culture. And I...
Forum: Latin America 05-16-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Boy, that sure takes the fun out of my idea! 50%...

Boy, that sure takes the fun out of my idea! 50% duty is scandalous!! I should have stayed in Idaho, where I had the entire country to roam without crossing borders.
Forum: Latin America 05-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Register a bike in two countries??

I live in Panama near the Costa Rica border. The riding on the CR side is a lot better, but it is a hassle getting a TVIP for each trip, plus CR requires you to be out of CR for 90 days before you...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
In good light and where your subject is not...

In good light and where your subject is not moving, you can get excellent quality photos. The downside to all P&S's is the shutter lag, slow to focus, slow recharge especially with flash, and slow...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 135,662
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
QUOTE "The guys were pretty interested in hunting...

QUOTE "The guys were pretty interested in hunting down some latin women for James and I, but we were both kind of unamused. Enrique is a younger guy and maybe Im just getting older, but the idea...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 28,398
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Two quick questions: 1) Where does the name...

Two quick questions:

1) Where does the name Hektoglider come from?

2) Do you get the highly saturated colors from in-camera processsing, or do you use an editing program?
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 1,135,494
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Of course this makes the fotos smaller, but it...

Of course this makes the fotos smaller, but it also makes the text and everybody else's fotos too small! I'll just deal with it, I wouldn't want Don Juan to make anything small on my account.
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 1,135,494
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I'm using Firefox. Since I am now stuck here in...

I'm using Firefox. Since I am now stuck here in Volcan (wife needs care after shoulder replacement) I have time to read a lot of ride reports, and yours is the only one I notice this on now.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 343,311
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
This doesn't sound like a clutch problem to me. ...

This doesn't sound like a clutch problem to me. More likely the engine is running so fast in the gear you are in, pulling uphill, that it temporarily uses up all the gas in the carb, so the engine...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 1,135,494
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
John, please don't take this as criticism! I...

John, please don't take this as criticism! I love seeing your photos, but lately (new camera?) they have become too wide to fit on my screen without scrolling. 800 pics wide works well for most...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 135,662
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
You guys are seeing and experiencing so much more...

You guys are seeing and experiencing so much more than guys on the typical trips south, where time is spent in hotels and camping. The people you find to stay with enrich your trip in unimaginable...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 135,662
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
The "Very bad thing" is not language, it is the...

The "Very bad thing" is not language, it is the tongue. The bible talks about how the tongue can be a powerful instrument of evil.
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 1,135,494
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I'm all psyched up and ready to roll. My 250 is...

I'm all psyched up and ready to roll. My 250 is in as good a shape as it ever will be. I have enough savings for a very good trip. I need to get started soon, as I'm not getting any younger. But...
Forum: Latin America 03-28-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I have posted an open invitation for riders...

I have posted an open invitation for riders entering Panama through Rio Sereno to stay at my humble place.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Did you even consider learning on a lighter, more...

Did you even consider learning on a lighter, more easily handled used bike? The KLR has a lot going for it, but it is a pig.
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