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Old 12-24-2012, 02:04 PM   #31
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WAAAYYYYY Back when I raced BMX and actually had to train, I kept a few dollars in the cross bar pad on the handlebars. Just enough to get a gatorade or two. kinda doubt you are running a cross bar pad though.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:11 PM   #32
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I stash in several locations. 2 spare keys too.

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #33
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I'm making a trip to Alaska and wondering where I can keep my cash. On my bike or on my body? Wondering what you have done in the past.
Ok so now the bad guys know where you stash your cash! Good going!
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:01 PM   #34
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Ok so now the bad guys know where you stash your cash! Good going!
Shhh... don't tell the new guy that 200,000 people are monitoring this site.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:40 PM   #35
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On my solo 3 wk trip to Mex/Baja last year, I bagged about 1500 pesos into two baggies. I then removed each small tank body panel on my R1200GSA, and taped it underneath and re-installed. Only came in handy once, as I was able to manage mostly using ATM's. If I remember correctly, I had small stash with ID copies underneath the tool tray too.

I totally agree with most others too - inside US/Canada - I wouldn't have a worry and would not stash or hide $$.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #36
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On my solo 3 wk trip to Mex/Baja last year, I bagged about 1500 pesos into two baggies.
What's that???

About a dollar thirty eight ($1.38)
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:26 PM   #37
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What's that???

About a dollar thirty eight ($1.38)
Yes, if you give me 1500 MX pesos, I'll be glad to give you $1.38 USD.... Hell, I'll round it up to $5.00!
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:34 PM   #38
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WTF hasent any one here seen the first few minutes of easyrider
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:51 AM   #39
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I've never seen "Easy Rider."
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:38 AM   #40
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WTF hasent any one here seen the first few minutes of easyrider

They didn't have the shitty gas full of ethanol that we are forced to use today.

Today's gas probably would have melted the cash stash in Easy Rider.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #41
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The guys that say to use your plastic are absolutely right. When traveling outside of the USA I make sure that I have two accounts and multiple cards, just in case. I have seen accounts get shut off because the computer detected "abnormal" traveling so it's nice to have a backup.

I used to carry travelers checks but after a bad experience with AMEX in Mexico I gave up on that.

Stash your cash in at least 3 places - wallet, bike, and luggage. Keep plastic and some cash on your person in case you get separated from your bike.

Money belts work. So do wallets on a strap around your neck. That is where I usually carry my passport and extra ID and some cash.

Good luck!
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:43 PM   #42
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The guys that say to use your plastic are absolutely right. When traveling outside of the USA I make sure that I have two accounts and multiple cards, just in case. I have seen accounts get shut off because the computer detected "abnormal" traveling so it's nice to have a backup.

I used to carry travelers checks but after a bad experience with AMEX in Mexico I gave up on that.

Stash your cash in at least 3 places - wallet, bike, and luggage. Keep plastic and some cash on your person in case you get separated from your bike.

Money belts work. So do wallets on a strap around your neck. That is where I usually carry my passport and extra ID and some cash.

Good luck!
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:50 AM   #43
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I usually keep it in two places, one in a more obvious pocket and one more hidden but always on me or in a hotel safe. The bike is not secure enough, but I do tend to keep an emergency stash of 50-100 euro under the seat, on the principle that I am normally close e ough to home to be able to get home with this much gas money in the event of total robbery.

The key to my philosophy is that the first wallet should have small bills and maybe one card in it. Like the other guy that travelled to drc, I have spent time in Africa and this is a good strategy. This way if they rob you, you give them a plausible looking wallet with a card. They are in a hurry so leave with it, and the lions share of the money remains with me. All of my colleagues in the foreign travel business eschew the money belt for this strategy, simply because thieves always know about money belts...it's pretty cliche really so it's not a safe bet.

I have never actually been robbed seriously, except having been mugged in Paris when in college, but there the hotel safe strategy meant I was only out 20 dollars and a cheap wallet. But I have had people try to mess with the bike, and have come back to see things just slightly disturbed. Thus I wouldn't leave anything of value on the bike in a risk area
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:18 AM   #44
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. All of my colleagues in the foreign travel business eschew the money belt for this strategy, simply because thieves always know about money belts...it's pretty cliche really so it's not a safe bet.

I always remember a movie where a working girl drugs and robs a guy. The very first thing that she does is to whip his belt off to see if it's a money belt.

With that said, I wear one daily. It's pretty hard to pick pocket a money belt unless you have your pants down.



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Old 06-24-2013, 06:16 PM   #45
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You're going to Alaska.... Via Canada... I don't see why you need to hide cash anywhere. You know there are ATMs all over the place. And Canada isn't exactly a 3rd world gang infested dump like a big chunk of South America.

I wouldn't worry about it at all.

But for other places, you want to spread you cash around. Hide it in many places. Same with important documents and copies of important documents. You don't want to be reliant on any one stash and screwed if you lose that one stash.
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