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Old 10-22-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Talking Kedgi rides Maritimes to Mexico (a trip to the dentist)

Hi guys and gals

Tomorrow is departure day on a ride from the Maritimes to Mexico and possibly beyond. It is a trip to the dentist, or at least may well be. Turns out extensive dental work for old guys, long in the tooth is also expensive dental work and I understand there are substantial savings to be had by getting the work done in Mexico......and I don't want to buy my Canadian dentist a new Harley.

Some of you no doubt read my ride report last year, Lobsters to Llamas of my trip from the Canadian Maritimes to Argentina on my Trusty KLR 650.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832336

I want to thank all my readers for taking the time to add to my ride with their comments and input. I really appreciate it and I love to get input while I am out travelling alone.

My plan for this trip is to head south, enjoy the trip along the way, hopefully meet some of you inmates along the way and have fun. Last year I missed my wife's birthday, Christmas, New Year's Valentines Day (I missed a lot) so this year I plan to get down south, find a dentist, get some work done, leave my bike in Texas or Arizona, fly home for my wife, Angele's, Birthday on Dec 8 stay in Canada for Christmas and New Years then fly back south, pickup the bike and resume the adventure. We'll see where it takes me.

Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride. Here is my new KTM 990, in the garage today, mostly packed and ready to go.






I just bought her this Summer and I have 22000 kms on it.


So like I say, welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride, feel free to chime in or drop me a line. My route should take me down the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Gulf Coast beyond that I haven't done any route planning except to drop in on a friend, Jody in Port Aransas, TX and another friend, Bud near Houston or if I get there in time at the Terlingua Chili cookoff at the Terlingua Ghost town in Texas.


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Old 10-22-2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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Looking forward to followin this one Kedgi... Best wishes for a safe and memorable adventure!


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Old 10-22-2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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Thanks Poolman!

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Looking forward to followin this one Kedgi... Best wishes for a safe and memorable adventure!


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Old 10-22-2013, 01:15 PM   #4
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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I am in again. Keep on wearing down tires.
Great to have readers on the Rock!

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Old 10-22-2013, 01:38 PM   #6
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Great to have readers on the Rock!

Kedgi

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you have readers on the Left Coast too.

Happy travels, can't wait to read about your adventures . . .


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Old 10-22-2013, 04:42 PM   #7
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Dwight:

you have readers on the Left Coast too.

Happy travels, can't wait to read about your adventures . . .


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Old 10-22-2013, 01:41 PM   #8
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:13 PM   #9
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Beautiful bike, safe journeys!

As a dentist I can't say that I think it's a good idea getting the work done there tho...
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:31 PM   #10
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Subscribed. Good luck, stay safe and have some Mexican beers for me.
Oh yeah. If you need a coffee break tomorrow, you know where to find me.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:32 PM   #11
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See ya down the road

Hey Kedji
Maybe this year I can buy you dinner along the way in person rather than thru pay pal like last year.
My oldest, Cam, and I leave November 7th to our shack on the beach in Panama.
I will keep tabs on your whereabouts on here and maybe we can hook up a little further south.
Safe travels, hopefully see you soon.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:01 PM   #12
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Beautiful bike, safe journeys!

As a dentist I can't say that I think it's a good idea getting the work done there tho...
Welcome aboard. I am not sure of the wisdom, I do know however that Algodones Mexico has more dentists per capita than anywhere else in the world and reports here have been encouraging

I'm betting prices in Canada are higher than the USA but 4 implants here are about 20 grand....Yikes!

Like I say, if I'm buying anyone a new motorcycle, it will be for me and not my dentist.

I'm glad you're along for the ride!

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Old 10-23-2013, 10:27 AM   #13
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Beautiful bike, safe journeys!

As a dentist I can't say that I think it's a good idea getting the work done there tho...
I am a dentist too. Let him go down to mexico for his work. He gets what he pays for....... sometimes an infectious disease also bc we know their standards are lacking (I dont want him to get an infectious disease however!)
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:41 AM   #14
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flyz06,I see you have ,what others paid for.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:42 PM   #15
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I am a dentist too. Let him go down to mexico for his work. He gets what he pays for....... sometimes an infectious disease also bc we know their standards are lacking (I dont want him to get an infectious disease however!)
My friend Jim came to mind when I read Kedgi was traveling to Mexico to have dental work done.


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I can't help but agree with the above . A dear friend was living in Argentina that had dental work done prior to coming to the States, against the advise of family and friends.. Jim drowned in his own blood while in the dentist chair, another story has it that he died in the Lobby of the Hotel he was staying in waiting for the ambulance to take him to the hospital shortly after leaving the dentist office . True Story.
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