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Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Huanchaco end near and health update

No post for about ten days!!! Let me get to the most asked questions in text email and Facebook.

Most asked question: “Are you alive?” Or “How are you feeling?”
Yes I am alive and well.
I have...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Thx for following. Hoping for info Tuesday or...

Thx for following. Hoping for info Tuesday or Wednesday
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Thx me too

Thx me too
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Cruel Cruel Irony! Still in Huanchaco.

As often happens the irony of life writes a better or at least very different script than I had in mind!!

My thoughts were to leave 2-4 days after that last post getting in a last few surf...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Sun surf and GI corrective action - Huanchaco and Chicama

The past couple of weeks have been spent mainly chilling and surfing in Huanchaco. A cool little beach town that is a spur off the Pan American so there is NOT just a steady flow of traffic through...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks...? :hmmmmm Oh the Mosko Bags!!! Yes...

Thanks...? :hmmmmm

Oh the Mosko Bags!!! Yes very! :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Go to their website, Facebook or blog. They do a...

Go to their website, Facebook or blog. They do a good job keeping up on posts of new gear and demos of all the features on the gear.

They just came out with a smaller reckless kit too.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
To the coast for surf and healing Caraz to Huanchaco

Took a short hike yesterday but still not a 100%. Was feeling sluggish and driained for obvious reasons. After 3 nights I decided it was time to go feeling 100% or not. The weather was good and I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Mosko Discount code

I stand behind these bags and the direction as a whole that Mosko is headed. Pete and Andrew are good guys that ride and put their stuff to the test.

Here is a little off if you are considering...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Bags are working out great!! They are bomber and...

Bags are working out great!! They are bomber and with all the rain I haven't had a drop of water anywhere there shouldn't be any. The strap was precautionanary because of a bit of a rack issue I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Man Down!!! Not the bike just the rider!

After arriving in Caraz at a reasonable time and checking into the Los Pinos Lodge, which is one of the nicest places I’ve stayed my entire trip. 140 sols per night. I felt it was deserved for one...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Llata to San Luis and then to Caraz. Splashed w a little Sun

I knew this had the potential to be a huge day of all off-road so wheels were rolling at 730am to a balmy 43 degrees. Out of Llata I chose the longer way to San Marcos. My map nor GPS showed the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Huanuco to Llama the sun gods smile upon me!

Running around Huanuco
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Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Sarah and Toby. Jamie strips my girl down.

The next day he was a little deeper into it and we were finding a few more broken things. A very gentle impact, but an awkward place to hit. Coincidently and not useful at all I did install the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Dirt nap, actually mud nap! Rondos to Huanuco

A pretty mellow day planned. Pretty much all off road but a very reasonable day. I had ridden pretty hard yesterday and I think been on the bike 9 out of the past 10 days. On the road by 9 but was...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Peru bites back again! Huaraz to Rondos

This is where I parked for the night at this pretty nice BnB for about $20 bucks. Doesn’t look like much but the step from the street to curb then the double step down of stairs inside get a little...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Came and went there already. Next time. I...

Came and went there already. Next time.

I didn't do much there but have proper salad and cup of coffee. Couple of macro-brews and so bad za haha.
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
An easy day, what? Huallanca to Huraz

Got up the next morning in no particular hurry. Long way short way whatever I was only going to Caraz or Huraz, 4 and 5 hours respectively the long way.

I stepped out of the hotel after giving...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
I think I would like to do it again not in the...

I think I would like to do it again not in the rainy season. haha

Circumstances beyond my control. Had planned to be on the road 3 months earlier than I was. oh well. Its all an experience.
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Mollebamba to Huallanca came up short again!

The original plan was to make it to Pallasca, which I did not, and then get to Caraz the next day. Well I was about 1-1.5 hours short of Pallasca on a crazy mountain road. It was 5 PM when I called...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Huamachuco to Pallasca again! Nope Mollebamba

I talked to a local about how crazy the rains were yesterday and they said that it was very rare. Rainy season is off and on rain all day but rarely consistently torrential downpour all day long. ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Huamachuco to Pallasca oops I mean Trujillo A mad dash to safety and warmth!

Forgot to mention I ran into these guys yesterday in the one not rainy part of the day I had. I guess action sports really are everywhere including rural Peru!

<a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
A couple of days - Leymebamba to Cajamarca to Huamachuco

My friends did this route 2 years ago and I knew it was a long push. They had gone from Chachapoyas which is a huge day. I knew I wanted to go from Leymebamba to make the ride more reasonable.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Tough day turn around.

Woke up in the more stomach issues. They never really went totally away and now I am two weeks into dealing with it. I have tried several medications over the two weeks but nothing has completely...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Tough day turn around

Woke up in the more stomach issues. They never really went totally away and now I am two weeks into dealing with it. I have tried several medications over the two weeks but nothing has completely...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
In and around Chachapoyas

Chachapoyas is a cool Mountain town that feels very safe and friendly. I’d like to spend more time here and explore all the history and culture but its rainy season and trying to meet a friend keeps...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks man. How was your trip? Can you PM me...

Thanks man.

How was your trip? Can you PM me link to your RR.

Thanks
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Desserts to Amazon - Really starting see Peru

Met this cool couple in Mancora. They are headed North and have been traveling the world 2 up on a Yamaha Tenere 660 for 2 years. Their Facebook and website are on their shirt.

<a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
The start of Peru

I got on the road a little before 9 from the hotel. My plan was to have breakfast at a McDonald’s I had passed the day before, knowing they usually have solid wifi. I pull up to McD’s and uh oh not...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Have some but didn't quite do the trick the first...

Have some but didn't quite do the trick the first time. Good to be a little careful with that stuff because it kills the good bacteria too. Although I am sure I am getting plenty of bacteria every...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Mental shift

Today was a very unique day to understate it. I have been out of the States for 2 months almost to the day. Today was the first day I did a proper pack job and donned full riding gear to actually...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Didn't think you were being a dickhead at all...

Didn't think you were being a dickhead at all spurs good conversation.

There might be a happy medium in there some where. Give to your kids and yourself. I bet if your kids were asked what was...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Miami to Guayaquil. Right around 1500 after all...

Miami to Guayaquil. Right around 1500 after all import fees and shipping costs.

Could have done cheaper to Colombia but was meeting a friend in Ecuador for Galapagos trip.
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Believe me that question has been resonating! ...

Believe me that question has been resonating!

I was in deep not that long ago and by all normal standards successful and ahead of where I should be for my age. Finally came to something very...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
The last 10 days or so has been a whirlwind of...

The last 10 days or so has been a whirlwind of surf trips, birthday parties and stomach virus. Tough combination!

Tamara let some of the guys that work at Casa and me take the old Land Cruiser on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
A month in Montana

Lets just start this one off with a sunset pic! One of my better and not easy to shoot. Was pretty happy with this pic.

<a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Montanita Life

Monanita is a crazy party town in the centro. That is not where I stay! I made that mistake my last trip and it was brutal. Stayed in a hostel right on calle de cocteles(cocktail street). The...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks for all the comments guys! Haha...

Thanks for all the comments guys!



Haha this could be true. Great chatting with you the other day. I am motivated to met up with Toby of Around the Block Moto Tours in Southern Peru. He...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Current day to day life!

Life right now is pretty damn good. The days slip by in this nice little paradise. I surf everyday and often twice a day. I was taking Spanish 5 days per week but cut it back to 3 because I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,218
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks man. Appreciate the support.

Thanks man. Appreciate the support.
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