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Old 08-11-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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Guatemala Section

Hola:

saludos desde Guatemala, aca encontraran informacion acerca de lo que sucede en el motociclismo en Guatemala, lo que tenemos, lo que nos hace falta y sobre todo lo buenisima onda que pueden ser los motoristas Guatemaltecos

here I will be writing about whats going on in Guate, about our culture, our bikes, the gear we have And Dont have.. and how cool Guatemaln rider can be


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Old 08-11-2009, 07:08 PM   #2
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Muchisimas gracias beto por invitarnos y bienvenidos
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:55 PM   #3
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On our way

If this is your first post....hello!
We are two brits on GS's on thier way to the border for a crossing at the weekend as part of a trip from Deadhorse to TDF. We have taken our time in Mexico and are going to see some people in San Salvador on the way down.
Any advice or guidance about Guate will be gratefully recieved.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:45 AM   #4
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Hola,
Bienvenido a los Chapines!!! Queremos fotos de su hermoso pais!!!!
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:14 AM   #5
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Welcome, hope to learn a lot from you about your country. I should be down there in Oct some time this year.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:07 PM   #6
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Buen lugar para comentar Beto!

gsrideruk Guatemala is a very nice place to visit, there`s a law tht requires us to wear a vest, black reflective stripes and registration number but i never use and i have noto had any problems i do not think y have your.

Roads are in some repair work but they are usually in good conditions
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:37 PM   #7
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Hi
i am riding the southern route Pacific route to Guatemala. I read your advise not to try Lago de Atitlan area. thanks that was where I was headed, not now.I have been traveling from The Arctic Circle, Yukon Canada since September 2009 going to Argentina. I am riding solo and I am a little nervous about riding Guatemala. In Puerto Vallarta I met with Motoclub 69 Ovejas Negras. They were very good to me. I spent a week there and attended their first convention as a guest. They gave me their flag to plant at the end of the road in TDF. I would like any advise you can give me. I am still planning my route but I feel like a babe in the woods. If you can give some advise on what route to take or get me in touch with the Biker Knights I would appreciate it. Check out Motoclub 69 Ovejas Negras at soybiker.com I am in Puerto Escondido right now on the Pacific Coast. route Mexico 200.

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Old 12-06-2009, 06:57 PM   #8
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Answer to the rocket Man

Hi rocket man:
I am a member of the Biker knights in Guatemala, and will be glad to assist you in any way we can while visitin Guate.
if your present location is Pt escondido. cross the border via tapachula, then take the road tha goes along the pacic side of Guatemala via retalhuleu, mazatenango, escuintla, the antigua.... www.adventureplanetgt.com
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:43 PM   #9
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Thanks everybody for a great thread. My Guatemala trip is ON!!! I will be leaving Reno Nevada on Feb 11th and need to be in GC on the 20th. It will be a fast trip down for a rendezvous with some friends and then a slow trip home, 5 weeks, through Belieze and the Yucatan,Baja too. I will use the info from here so, keep it coming, any tips and advice will be great
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:25 PM   #10
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Thanks everybody for a great thread. My Guatemala trip is ON!!! I will be leaving Reno Nevada on Feb 11th and need to be in GC on the 20th. It will be a fast trip down for a rendezvous with some friends and then a slow trip home, 5 weeks, through Belieze and the Yucatan,Baja too. I will use the info from here so, keep it coming, any tips and advice will be great
I should be in my village in late Feb., south of Tikal and north of the Rio Dulce, so keep in touch and maybe we can meet for some road stories.
Saludos y feliz viaje amigo, Eduardo
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:39 PM   #11
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I will give you a shout when i get down your way. Getting things ready to go just incase i can get out early. Thanks for the info, Scott
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:11 AM   #12
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Some recent photos from Guatemala

Checking out Pacayas new lava fields:








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Old 08-18-2010, 08:26 PM   #13
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[QUOTE=lunachick]Some recent photos from Guatemala

Checking out Pacayas new lava fields:




Lunachick, those are some very cool and unique pictures! I'm a big fan of volcanoes, lava and CRF 450s!

That's one way to be the first person to ever ride somewhere. Just wait for the lava to cool and make fresh tracks.

No problems with H2S gas? Safer to be on a bike than of foot?

Nice!

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Old 01-15-2012, 03:24 AM   #14
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I will give you a shout when i get down your way. Getting things ready to go just in case i can get out early. Thanks for the info, Scott
I rode down with friends from Reno last fall. We had a good time and people were really nice to us. Our travel options were limited somewhat by hurricane damage. Be careful. They do have a problem with crime. Especially if you get off the main roads. Read the US State department advisory. But you still should go. Dave
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:08 PM   #15
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Here are some route suggestions from Panajachel to Antigua.

The usual route is to take the road to Solala up to the CA-1 and take that all the way to Antigua. If you're up for a little more dual-sporting, there is a much better route. Leave Panajachel headed for Godinez. Go through Godinez and stay right at the fork to head towards Patzun. Straight through Patzun to Patzicia. Here you can jump on the CA-1 or continue down the less-traveled route to Antigua through Acatenango, La Soledad, San Miguel Duenas, Antigua. If you look on Google Maps you'll be able to follow most of this.

When you make it to Antigua, stop by Moto Cafe and share some stories with fellow motorcyclists, join us for a ride, or just have a beer or cigar. Either way we look forward to hopefully meeting you.

Safe riding!

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