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Forum: Americas Today, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Trice your three options never crossed my mind ,...

Trice your three options never crossed my mind , :rofl
Unless they're a bunch of midnight cowboys or Village People I don't think your # 3 would
even apply :lol3
Given my earlier comments I...
Forum: Americas Today, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Sad to hear when another friend dies of cancer of...

Sad to hear when another friend dies of cancer of course , or of any cause . Folks either trust in the best intentions of their doctors or start grasping at straws in hopes of miracle cures. When...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
:norton. Remember ---- no riding within 24 hours...

:norton. Remember ---- no riding within 24 hours of you- know-what :freaky

:lol3:deal After that Mazatlan Rally event you might need to hang around there a few days ,:lol3
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
True , Google " Hoy no circula" and then " ...

True , Google " Hoy no circula" and then " vehiculos exentos del programa" for all details
Note that motorcycles are exempted and may be ridden any day in the DF.( Number 10 exception)
Even so...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Not being US citizen I have no clue as to details...

Not being US citizen I have no clue as to details , but if my experience with my own is an indication your old passport will remain Valid up to the time your new
one kicks in. Or you may have to...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Donnie , you do not need added pages , What...

Donnie , you do not need added pages ,
What you want is simply a NEW REPLACEMENT Passport .

Other countries do this so the USA passport issuing office should have little
objection if you show...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Toll roads? I did noteven think about them , I...

Toll roads? I did noteven think about them , I meant LIBRE 15 :deal all the way .

But if you were to switch frm MEX 15 to MEX 90 at Guadalajara you can ride faster across the Bajio
on a sequence...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Wicked My GUIA ROJI table of distances says that...

My GUIA ROJI table of distances says that Mexicali to DF MEXICO is 2661 km
If you are going to ride it in Six days you need to AVERAGE 444km per day
If you ride 8 hours per day you need to...
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
That would be about 1000004 Robbbb Really...

That would be about 1000004 Robbbb

Really each of the options you list are " safe" routes , heavily travelled every day

ONE : 15 D will have lots of trucks hauling goods to and from central...
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Good grief Gord , pay some attention to those...

Good grief Gord , pay some attention to those place name spellings , umpteenth " Elsavadore" already and Tonka Toys now ???? :rofl
Stay after class and write them out correctly 500 times .
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,217
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Yeah Mike , explain ... in your own words and...

Yeah Mike , explain ... in your own words and don't slough it off by referring us to some new age artsy fartsy wacko druggy conspiracy theorist scofflaw and a long winded YouTube vid.
Gee , I...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Hey Mike ATARJEA is a great KLR destination Take...

Hey Mike ATARJEA is a great KLR destination Take the MEX 12o west from
Xilitla to JALPAN ( mind the spelling!) and about 20 km past PINAL de AMOLES you turn off onto the paved road north at...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Since you guys are going to be in Yuma it makes...

Since you guys are going to be in Yuma it makes good sense to ride south on US 95 and cross at San LUIS to get all your paperwork in order,
You actually should not need any cash because all parts...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v...

https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/37265_1528521411184_557328_n.jpg?oh=1a786da00d321fcc0781a9a46cc3eaf2&oe=556A4ED1[/QUOTE]

But that would be an officer sitting with...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
:rofl:lol3:rofl I knew I would get a couple of...

:rofl:lol3:rofl
I knew I would get a couple of bites when I threw out that line :evil:rofl
:lol3
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
This is a common and unfortunate sentiment among...

This is a common and unfortunate sentiment among many drinkers to justify their inexcusable practice of drinking and driving.
I readily admit to not being a drinker so I don't know from personal...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,066
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
You are a glutton for punishment..Trans Taiga in...

You are a glutton for punishment..Trans Taiga in April , then matrimony:rofl
But really the TT in APRIL IS MUCH much much too early, there are still possible snow stoms , frozen lakes cccccold...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,066
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
You are in Montreal .,,, how about springing for ...

You are in Montreal .,,, how about springing for a good part of the funding to complete that loop :rofl:D:D:norton:lol3
Yes it would be interesting but they would definitely need to
set up...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,217
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
It's what is called a ""repeat offender" , they...

It's what is called a ""repeat offender" , they always show up in the paper when their asses are hauled before the court charged with failure to comply with previous court orders over cases for...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Okay , so m Mike is on a quest to fry his...

Okay , so m Mike is on a quest to fry his brains while making a supposed tour of Mexico . Can't say that I am interested in reading his stuff. Even he probably doesn't know where in Mexico he is ....
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
+1 on the llanteras for work on tires. ,...

+1 on the llanteras for work on tires. , especially fixing flats .
There is a caveat though , most of the small tire shops will not have any
equipment for balancing wheels when mounting new...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
+ 1 on RIDING DOWN But this may be beyond...

+ 1 on RIDING DOWN
But this may be beyond your available time window or the season you are restricted to .????
As your acquaintances have some experience shipping it would make sense to...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,217
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Expanding a bit on what Stormdog said about...

Expanding a bit on what Stormdog said about Belize insurance .
It is likewise true that the public liability indurance
For NICARAGUA, COSTA RICA and
PANAMA is compulsory and also soldright at...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Nathan , remember, " Where you WANT TO BE " is...

Nathan , remember, " Where you WANT TO BE " is going to be irrelevant in most cases ( further yo the email):D. )
Where you ARE is what will count.
Don't get into the trap of riding until you...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,120
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
BUDGETING FOR ... and MONEY ACTUALLY SPENT ...

BUDGETING FOR ... and MONEY ACTUALLY SPENT are two different things .
Set up a target for daily expenditures that is over the mark and you will not wind up sweating about not having enough...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,002
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Over the last 45 years I have ridden US 50 in its...

Over the last 45 years I have ridden US 50 in its entirety as portions of other trips across the U.S. with repeats on many sections.Trying to describe how it is/ was is futile because it would...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
:rofl. The MEX 24 is not connected through yet...

:rofl. The MEX 24 is not connected through yet because of all the rough barranca terrain and it has for ages been a daunting and expensive dream
project to get it done up properly. This is...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
JP. If you are in OAXACA this Friday am and want...

JP. If you are in OAXACA this Friday am and want to be in Veracruz on sundayyou really have not time enough to go down to the coast via either 131 or 175 without it becoming a marathon ride...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Two pair on heavy laden bikes and you won't be...

Two pair on heavy laden bikes and you won't be in much mood or fettle to worry about going to wildly into isolated the desert trails, I bet.
Water is fine so long as you mean drinking water ...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Have you looked into the various trucking links...

Have you looked into the various trucking links between WA and AK?
There appear to be plenty of LTL services which could get a crated bike moved .
For instance there is lynden.com and others...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
I know what you mean Renval but neither am I a...

I know what you mean Renval but neither am
I a rich guy , in spite of Cal's suggestion :rofl
( And hey ,it's MY money that I paid into the fund
during the years I worked and now it's coming back...
Forum: Americas 01-01-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
What puzzles me as a non- millionare is why ...

What puzzles me as a non- millionare is why one would even consider a trip like this (or any) when still paying down debt on a bike ? A house , maybe but I mean , a bike is recreational...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-23-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,594
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Is that the thermostat or the temp sensor power...

Is that the thermostat or the temp sensor power switch to the radiator fan you are talking about ? If it is the fan control sensor you can buy a small toggle switch and wire it in the power line...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
+ 1 on doing the North shore road if you are two...

+ 1 on doing the North shore road if you are two up and don't like the rough roads too much
Go Back to the Panamericana , east , then south on the road through Solola .
If this is the best map you...
Forum: Americas 12-21-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
In Ensenada I have no qualms about overnighting...

In Ensenada I have no qualms about overnighting in Hotel Delfin , very economical ( was $12.5o for me in 2013 , no pretension to luxury but clean and basic))and they have secure gated parking .
It...
Forum: Americas 12-21-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
The Bajio is sort of a plateau- basin area ,...

The Bajio is sort of a plateau- basin area , logically any country North of the Bajio and higher elevation is going to be slightly slower to get spring ( like the Yukon :rofl) So the mountains of...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
February I the Bajio is spring , cool nights and...

February I the Bajio is spring , cool nights and mild days . Some days can be grey some can be verging on warm , but the chilliest time is over . You should have no problems for riding in...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
You already HAVE your plan , you just listed it...

You already HAVE your plan , you just listed it in all its adequate detail. :D
Go, ride, explore , enjoy. There are no places you need to avoid in Maine ,and you are going back into Canada:rofl
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26,935
Views: 2,260,735
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Interesting , but flawed .Probably the result of...

Interesting , but flawed .Probably the result of too much unrealistic expectation built up from uncritically reading and absorbing stories of other people's fanciful ideas.
Okay , reality...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,884
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
If you are sure the temps are going to be in the ...

If you are sure the temps are going to be in the 30s and 40s Fartenheit then that means it is above FREEZING (32F) so yes it can be done without electric heating. Spoken from lots of experience,...
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