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Forum: Latin America Today, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By bananaman
$3,000? US dollars? It sounds like you're...

$3,000? US dollars?

It sounds like you're dealing with serious corruption. Pay somebody at the border $50 and get the fuck out.

Or contact the Canadian embassy.
Forum: Latin America Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,576
Posted By bananaman
Earlier I tried to quote AA Milne. John (aka...

Earlier I tried to quote AA Milne. John (aka Throttlemeister) is surely going to be reading all the AA Milne very soon. And he'll like the part about going through the door marked "Wayin" and then...
Forum: Latin America Today, 05:35 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,597
Posted By bananaman
Puerto Quimbo, or La Palma? La Palma and...

Puerto Quimbo, or La Palma?

La Palma and Yavisa each have hotels.

The cock fighting is only at certain times of the year. John got lucky and was there when all the houses have roosters tied by...
Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 09:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,597
Posted By bananaman
Most of us consider Puerto Quimba as part of La...

Most of us consider Puerto Quimba as part of La Palma. You're looking at your experience as a moto riding adventure tourist. I grew up there. My dad used to drive to La Palma pretty regularly. We...
Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 07:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,597
Posted By bananaman
Screw in studs work better than chains. All the...

Screw in studs work better than chains. All the ice riders use them. You can stud a tire in a couple of hours. They make some that are super duper hard, so hard they'll bite into frozen asphalt and...
Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 06:45 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,597
Posted By bananaman
I've only been to Panama about, well, I'm...

I've only been to Panama about, well, I'm Panamanian and I kinda live there.

As far as I know, the only way to get a motorcycle from Cartegena to Panama is by unreliable or inconsistent boat....
Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 03:19 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,576
Posted By bananaman
Bump for new riders. There's old info here and...

Bump for new riders. There's old info here and it's easy to build on it.
Forum: Latin America 04-23-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,597
Posted By bananaman
This is probably the dumbest post yet. It should...

This is probably the dumbest post yet. It should be ignored. I'll buy a six pack of Balboa for anyone who finds that any of these are valid.
Forum: Latin America 04-21-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,597
Posted By bananaman
:clap

:clap
Forum: Latin America 04-21-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,597
Posted By bananaman
It also helps if you show up with a sixpack of...

It also helps if you show up with a sixpack of beer. I've done the beer thing and the pizza thing. Or if you don't bring beer with you, you ask what they want for lunch.

I just remembered that in...
Forum: Latin America 04-21-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,597
Posted By bananaman
Just so you know, I already always dress in a...

Just so you know, I already always dress in a tuxedo.

This would be like the "extreme ironing" fad of a few years ago.
Forum: Latin America 04-20-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,597
Posted By bananaman
Dear Mr. Boyscout I have Gabe on Ignore....

Dear Mr. Boyscout

I have Gabe on Ignore. Thanks for posting his remarks. I enjoy a good laugh.

He's surely not read the thread, "Chickens hogs and road hazards." He thinks he's qualified to...
Forum: Latin America 04-20-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,597
Posted By bananaman
Marginally?

Marginally?
Forum: Latin America 04-20-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,597
Posted By bananaman
If you're calling Girag, stop. They've never...

If you're calling Girag, stop. They've never answered the phone. I know of no rider who has ever had reservations. The deal has always been to show up, pay up, hand over the bike, and then hope that...
Forum: Latin America 03-21-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By bananaman
No Latin America forum mods are invited. If I...

No Latin America forum mods are invited. If I even bother keeping up this disaster.
Forum: Latin America 03-06-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By bananaman
Some day, eventually there might come a day when...

Some day, eventually there might come a day when Throttlemeister has an easy adventure.
Forum: Latin America 03-06-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By bananaman
So... My Panama passport doesn't help me....

So...

My Panama passport doesn't help me. Venezuela is fighting with Panama too. It seems like the government is arguing with everyone.

Now I really want to go there.
Forum: Latin America 03-06-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By bananaman
This sounds fantastic. Have you read much...

This sounds fantastic.

Have you read much Gabriel Garcia Marquez? I wonder if river travel now is much different from 50 or 75 years ago.

I want to try this. But on a smaller bike.
Forum: Latin America 03-05-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By bananaman
This I don't know. I haven't seen any ride...

This I don't know. I haven't seen any ride reports.

Up until a few years ago, this area was controlled by paramilitaries and/or FARC. I don't know the security situation now.
Forum: Latin America 03-05-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By bananaman
I don't think north east Peru and eastern Ecuador...

I don't think north east Peru and eastern Ecuador are entirely safe. I do know a rider was murdered by Indians in eastern Ecuador a few years ago.

I'd take the route through Cusco unless you...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 75,204
Posted By bananaman
Bump for riders who can't go through Brazil.

Bump for riders who can't go through Brazil.
Forum: Latin America 03-05-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By bananaman
Lucio and Paula rode 2-up on a veestrom from...

Lucio and Paula rode 2-up on a veestrom from Cusco to Brazil. Their ride report is 2 up from 5 to 9, link in the Ride Report Link Thread here in the Latin America forum.

I'll bump it in the Ride...
Forum: Latin America 03-05-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By bananaman
This Is Fucked Up. PS: I'm glad I have...

This
Is
Fucked
Up.

PS: I'm glad I have a Panama passport.

The US State Department says you have to apply 3 months in advance. No other good info is available on the US State Department site.
Forum: Latin America 03-05-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By bananaman
Here's to hoping our own Throttlemeister makes it...

Here's to hoping our own Throttlemeister makes it into Venezuela.
Forum: Latin America 03-02-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By bananaman
They like "pay on entry" because who handles the...

They like "pay on entry" because who handles the money keeps it.

Pay on entry sounds better than having to send your passport to an embassy.
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By bananaman
This is exactly the kind of thing to expect at a...

This is exactly the kind of thing to expect at a LARR. How to overcome adversity. Sometimes adversity is a political change that necessitates jumping through new passport regs. With us, you hear...
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By bananaman
Usually, if there's a political change like this,...

Usually, if there's a political change like this, airlines will work with passengers to get things sorted out. Your problem is having a ticket to Colombia, while your destination is Venezuela. You...
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By bananaman
Amy says spending a couple of weeks with Laura...

Amy says spending a couple of weeks with Laura and Baby Throttlemeister sounds fun. But she'd also really like to see Mexico. So... so we're supposed to drop the ladies and the baby at a beach...
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By bananaman
Dear Throttlemeister, Amy wants to know when...

Dear Throttlemeister,

Amy wants to know when Laura is going to have Baby Throttlemeister. She also wants to know if all three of you will be attending. Amy has never been to Mexico and will feel...
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By bananaman
Cancun to Brownsville is a day and a half.

Cancun to Brownsville is a day and a half.
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By bananaman
I'll bring Beef Jerky. Cuz no way am I hauling...

I'll bring Beef Jerky. Cuz no way am I hauling raw meat 2000 miles on my beautiful, pristine, never seen rain BMW R1100GS.
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By bananaman
This reads like a very good endorsement. ...

This reads like a very good endorsement.

Dear Mr. Navaja,

Will you grace us with your attendance?

Sincerely,

Bananaman.
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By bananaman
Oops. My bad. Mapquest says it's about 300...

Oops. My bad.

Mapquest says it's about 300 miles from Laredo, depending on your route, and 5-6 hours, plus the border crossing. Is that right?

I was thinking Monterey. I've ridden through...
Forum: Latin America 02-27-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,594
Posted By bananaman
I hope you're also getting medevac insurance. ...

I hope you're also getting medevac insurance.

Is that $177 for collision and liability, or just liability?
Forum: Latin America 02-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By bananaman
Do any of you FFs know if there's a place nearby...

Do any of you FFs know if there's a place nearby we can camp, roast Colomtnbkr's pig, and drink?

I personally prefer the $40-$75 per night place, but I doubt they'll let us roast a pig in their...
Forum: Latin America 02-27-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By bananaman
Date: September 12-13.

Date: September 12-13.
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,805
Posted By bananaman
Yes, you can easily sell your motorcycle in any...

Yes, you can easily sell your motorcycle in any Latin America country. Don't worry about the TVIP. Just show them the letters showing that you're an attorney that rides, and explain your charity. The...
Forum: Latin America 02-26-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By bananaman
Ok. We'll do this.

Ok. We'll do this.
Forum: Latin America 02-26-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By bananaman
Does this mean you're coming?

Does this mean you're coming?
Forum: Latin America 02-26-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By bananaman
You're invited. It's about 2750 km from my...

You're invited.

It's about 2750 km from my garage to Parras de la Fuente. I'll just take interstate highways. That way I can get there in two days. And have more time in Mexico.
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