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Forum: Latin America 06-21-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,359
Posted By sasper
Hey you FFs. Posting here to get thread updates...

Hey you FFs. Posting here to get thread updates to see what's going on. I'll be in the States around this time and would love to come to my second ralley if it works out.
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
Oh man I haven't really been on ADV for a while,...

Oh man I haven't really been on ADV for a while, I guess I should give you all an update.

After fixing up the bike, I went to Xela (Quetzaltenango) to take Spanish classes, which were fantastic (I...
Forum: Latin America 06-20-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By sasper
I just put some new rubber on the KLR last week....

I just put some new rubber on the KLR last week. I will be heading up to Todos Santos July 7/8 if anyone wants to join.
Forum: Latin America 02-20-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 30,158
Posted By sasper
I'll also be back in the Midwest for August. Love...

I'll also be back in the Midwest for August. Love to meet up with everyone this year.
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
How to handle a big motorcycle accident in Guatemala

I spent a couple of days hanging out in Antigua, trying to avoid riding in the rain before I hit the border with El Salvador. But, the rain never stopped, and I got itchy feet to get moving, so I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
Living on Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala

I contacted the manufacturer of my rear suspension (<a title="Cogent Dynamics" href="http://www.motocd.com" target="_blank">Cogent Dynamics</a>) to let them know what had happened to my suspension...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 52,548
Posted By sasper
Looks like you two have settled into the Wizard's...

Looks like you two have settled into the Wizard's Tower nicely. I'm planning on coming back up to Mexico after I fix my bike up in Guatemala City in a few weeks. Hopefully I'll make it up to GTO...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 52,548
Posted By sasper
I've seen Eric (PlasticSun) on Gmail chat...

I've seen Eric (PlasticSun) on Gmail chat recently but haven't talked with him. I'll drop a line next time I see him
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
Crossing into Guatemala - accidents and police problems, but beautiful scenery

Leaving San Cristobal de las Casas early in the morning, in the freezing cold and draped in fog, I made it to the La Mesilla border crossing at the frontier of Guatemala. I hadn't done much research...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
I should be caught up with my RR this weekend, so...

I should be caught up with my RR this weekend, so everyone will know what has happened in the meantime (I'm about 2 months behind at this point).

Long story short: I had an accident in Guatemala...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
Moto-exploring in Oaxaca, Mexico

With only a few days left on my 6-month Mexico visa, I don't have a lot of time to spend in Oaxaca. But, I spent almost 2 months in this state before and know some places that I want to see. Plus,...
Forum: Latin America 05-19-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 29,887
Posted By sasper
I'm going to have to step out on this one too. My...

I'm going to have to step out on this one too. My recent accident in Guatemala has set me back some time and I'll probably be somewhere in Central America by the time the rallye rolls around.
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
A little Spring Break action in Cancun, and FINALLY getting back in the saddle!

February 20th - March 25th, 2011
With only a month left on my tourist Visa for Mexico, and still without the parts I need for my motorcycle, I had to make some decisions on how to get the parts in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
The culinary capital of Mexico - Oaxaca City

February 12th - February 24th, 2011

After a quick shuttle ride from the beach, I arrived in Oaxaca City and wandered around until I found an inexpensive hostel named "Hostel los Amigos" with a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 353,949
Posted By sasper
Where are you at brother? Made it out of Columbia...

Where are you at brother? Made it out of Columbia and back to Central America yet? Ill be in Panama within the next month or so.
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
Yeah, I know... still lacking updates

Again, sorry for the lack of updates, but this time I have an excuse! My bag was stolen while I was in Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala for Semana Santa. Inside was my laptop, camera (which Eric and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By sasper
Cogent Dynamic Rear shock failed - best way to limp 100miles?

I'm currently in Lago de Atitlan, in Guatemala, on my way down to Panama and had an unfortunate incident today on my ride in. My aftermarket Cogent Dynamic Adventure shock failed on me and all of the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 38,765
Posted By sasper
Love the latest updates man. Stay in touch...

Love the latest updates man.

Stay in touch when you get further South. I'm at Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala right now, making my way (slowly) South to Panama before I turn around and go back to...
Forum: Latin America 04-01-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 29,887
Posted By sasper
I'll try to free up some pack space on my way...

I'll try to free up some pack space on my way north to bring a couple of bottles of Oaxacan's finest :freaky
Forum: Latin America 03-29-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 29,887
Posted By sasper
Brothels? Come on now give me a little credit...

Brothels? Come on now give me a little credit here :evil




Scariest ride on my trip so far. I'd love to tackle it again :pynd
Forum: Latin America 03-28-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 29,887
Posted By sasper
Exactly what I was going to say. You were one of...

Exactly what I was going to say. You were one of my biggest sources of knowledge, experience, and inspiration for me to get on the road and rolling to Latin America.

Here I am, after being in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
Sorry for the infrequent updates, but I'm working...

Sorry for the infrequent updates, but I'm working on writing up my time in Oaxaca, Cancun, getting my moto back in DF, and what happened after that.

I'm currently in San Cristobal and will be...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 52,548
Posted By sasper
It was great seeing you & Sabrina yesterday and...

It was great seeing you & Sabrina yesterday and geeking out for a few hours. I think your new place has completely convinced me to come back to Mexico too, but I have to see the rest of Central...
Forum: Latin America 03-14-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 29,887
Posted By sasper
I'm planning on being back in Mexico in August,...

I'm planning on being back in Mexico in August, so I'll definitely make the trip up to the states for another ALARR, and ride back into Mexico with whoever is going!

I'll make chilaquiles for...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 297,410
Posted By sasper
Still sitting here in Mexico, I'm blown away by...

Still sitting here in Mexico, I'm blown away by the progress you guys have made. Congrats on achieving your goal and I hope the ride today is full of smiles and whoohoo's between your headsets!
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 64,057
Posted By sasper
I was just in Oaxaca City for 15 days and was...

I was just in Oaxaca City for 15 days and was staying at a new hostel 2.5 blocks east of the Zocalo on Av Hidalgo called Hostel Amigos. It's 100 pesos a night for a private room, and the owners are...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
I'd rather not get an extension, as the "oh shit...

I'd rather not get an extension, as the "oh shit I need to be out of Mexico in 2 weeks" motivation is keeping me moving South at this point. I could just wander around Mexico for the rest of my...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
What do you do for a month in the tranquil beaches of Oaxaca, Mexico?

I spent close to a month at the beaches in Oaxaca, living in Puerto Angel and taking daily trips to the other local beaches, Zipolite, San Augustunillo, and Mazunte. I stayed at The Hotel Almendro, a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
While I'm thinking about it, I need some info to...

While I'm thinking about it, I need some info to help me decide how I'm going to travel for the next few months.

I will be in Guatemala by the end of March, and can either stay there for a month...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
Well, I'm sitting next to Wendy now! I decided to...

Well, I'm sitting next to Wendy now! I decided to come back to Guadalajara yesterday (on my bike, yipee!) and will stay here for a few days before I head back to DF, then Oaxaca and Puerto Angel (all...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
Glad to hear your back on the road amigo! I just...

Glad to hear your back on the road amigo! I just got back on the road today and am all smiles:clap:clap:clap

I'm not a very good backpacker either. My introduction to other backpackers usually...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
Leaving San Cristobal and hitching across Mexico

NOTE: I'm about a month and a half behind in my RR, and I apologize for that. Also, this post has NO moto related content. But the good news is that I got my motorcycle back TODAY in Mexico City and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
Well it's been almost 2 months now without my...

Well it's been almost 2 months now without my bike. I just got to Oaxaca city after spending the last month or so at the beaches in southern Oaxaca: Puerto Angel, Zipolite, Mazunte, San Agustinillo,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 100,227
Posted By sasper
Loving ittt.. Make sure to try and find me when...

Loving ittt.. Make sure to try and find me when you get further south in Mexico. I'm sitting on a hammock in Puerto Angel in Oaxaca sipping a cold beer next to the ocean, and we need to swap Chicago...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
Eric and Sabrina booked a cabana in El Panchan, a...

Eric and Sabrina booked a cabana in El Panchan, a small town just outside the entrance to the ruins of Palenque. After another miserable night time bus ride (Im really missing my moto at this...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
Christmas and New Years in San Cristobal de las Casas

Its a miserable 14 hour bus ride from Mexico City to San Cristobal de las Casas. To save money, I booked a second-class bus, which are very similar to Greyhound in the US. However, Im just too big...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,693
Posted By sasper
T-boning a van and having fun in Mexico City

I reluctantly left Guadalajara after having a fantastic time, and decided to make my way towards Mexico City (also known as DF Distrito Federal). I take the long way there, riding around a favorite...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 297,410
Posted By sasper
Hola para San Cristobal amigos!! Glad your ride...

Hola para San Cristobal amigos!! Glad your ride is continuing on and things are going smoothly for you. I'm still waiting for my Christmas package here, but had a fantastic time in Palenque with Eric...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 297,410
Posted By sasper
You've got a PM with GPS coords and directions if...

You've got a PM with GPS coords and directions if you do come to San Cristobal.

Sounds like your Christmas turned out to be the kind of day you never forget after your trip. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 297,410
Posted By sasper
Eric & Sabrina (their RR...

Eric & Sabrina (their RR (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=617998)), and I (RR in my signature) are staying in San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas for the next week or 2 at a wonderful...
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