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Old 01-07-2014, 10:44 AM   #76
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Matt, Glad to see you well. Was wondering where you were, it's been awhile. Nice road kill, did you throw it on the barbie? Any luck with finding good break's? We need wave pictures. Keep the rubber side down my friend.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:59 AM   #77
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Matt, Glad to see you well. Was wondering where you were, it's been awhile. Nice road kill, did you throw it on the barbie? Any luck with finding good break's? We need wave pictures. Keep the rubber side down my friend.
I am very tight lipped when it comes to waves. I enjoy the ocean in solitude.
But here is a pic of some micro peelers I stumbled onto somewhere between Canada and Colombia.



Only small, but a great deal of fun. The crowed was just perfect also.

Hope your well friend.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:08 AM   #78
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I am very tight lipped when it comes to waves. I enjoy the ocean in solitude.
But here is a pic of some micro peelers I stumbled onto somewhere between Canada and Colombia.



Only small, but a great deal of fun. The crowed was just perfect also.

Hope your well friend.
Understand, like asking me where I caught that fish....in the mouth. Doing good except my shoulder still, looking like Surgery in about 6weeks.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:31 AM   #79
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Hey Matt, Good to see your still riding and surfin, the afternoon we left Loreto Jack on his faithful TW200 and I made it thru the logjam of traffic waiting for the road to open, They hadn't finished up the temporay road yet but the Federales let us ride thru between the dump trucks and we made it into La Paz later that evening. Headed to Cabo the next day and we lost each other somewhere on the east cape rd down, Met up again a few days later in Cabo.
I've got the Sherpa in the garage at the moment torn apart hoping to get out of here in a couple weeks to head for Mexico and Guatamala for a month or so.
Jack's got some cool pics of Loreto and I'll make him aware or your RR.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:03 PM   #80
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Hey Matt, Good to see your still riding and surfin, the afternoon we left Loreto Jack on his faithful TW200 and I made it thru the logjam of traffic waiting for the road to open, They hadn't finished up the temporay road yet but the Federales let us ride thru between the dump trucks and we made it into La Paz later that evening. Headed to Cabo the next day and we lost each other somewhere on the east cape rd down, Met up again a few days later in Cabo.
I've got the Sherpa in the garage at the moment torn apart hoping to get out of here in a couple weeks to head for Mexico and Guatamala for a month or so.
Jack's got some cool pics of Loreto and I'll make him aware or your RR.
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Hey Dan,
Good to hear from you. I also was let though between the dump trucks. Made it about 10 kms down the road only to have my carb block up. So with very little spanish and no mechanical knowledge I went on a door knocking hunt for someone to help out. Found somewhere to sleep and someone to pull my carb apart. Made it to lapaz two days latter where the real trouble started. But all ended well. And was let on the ferry few days latter.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:32 PM   #81
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Stahrlratte.



Lets start with the things about the Stahrlratte which did not sit well with me. (apart from my guts when the seas picked up and things started swaying)

1. Non profit? I don't know the first thing about sailing, so I have no idea how much things on boats cost. However I think there was 22 bikes on board? and a couple more people. So in this one trip there was over $22,000.00US staying onboard. I find it a little hard to believe that it is non profit.

2. The Island dump off. What in the hell is this all about? I felt like I was just being bent over and fucked by captain ludwig. Maybe I was not, but how about some honest communication about the whole thing. I can understand the locals want some coin. But they sure as hell did not want us on the island. So why put us there? Give em some coin and let me back on the boat. It is coasting me 1000 fucking dollars for christ sake, why not let me sleep on there? $25 for a penny pincher like myself to sleep in a hot attic in a sweaty old hammock is a bit of a kick in the face. I have my own sweaty old hammock which I must prefer.

Thats about it for the slagging. Meet a bunch of nice people, ate some nice food, vomited, and made it to the other side.

Would I take the Stahrlratte again I hear you ask? Well the answer is… Drumroll. NO!

Would I recommend it? Sure, if there was better communication and more transparency. And maybe a springboard off the side of boat. I mean come on! for a thousand bucks, give me a springboard. Please! Can you put on a springboard captain?

Now onto the same pics of the Stahrlratte you have all seen before..


The islands.



Dan ford from http://placesbeyond.com over joyed.



Rain shower.



True love can be so hard to find.

Bitching aside, all in all it was a good time.
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:18 AM   #82
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Some sleep shots.



Its not all palm trees and coconuts. Sometimes a junkyard will do just fine.



The great thing about Hennessy Hammocks, apart from being lite and no need for a sleeping pad to blow up after a long day, is that you also don't need flat ground.



Who wants five star when you can have a million?



Cheap hotel. $8.00



If only this mango tree was fruiting. I would have never left.



When I was still traveling with Will. Back up in Washington state.





Sometimes it is all coconuts and palm trees. Costa Rica.



Late night set up in Panama.



The Stahrlratte. I did not make the cut for a bed, was assigned to a couch. Was way to hot for me bellow anyway.



Riding with the big guns. Fellow adv rider ADVFord.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:49 PM   #83
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A vid from http://placesbeyond.com

I am pretty much just stealing all Dan fords (advford) stuff so if you only have time to follow one ride report I highly recommend his over mine.

This is me failing at a flip while letting out a mighty yelp of fear.

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Old 01-08-2014, 05:27 PM   #84
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Hobo meets Botero. An altered afternoon with Matt in Medellin.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:28 PM   #85
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Thank you!

Just want to thanks J. Downs and Ferris AKA Mapes Chitown Wheel for their very kind gas donations. Was very unexpected, but I am very appreciative.
So thanks again guys.
One of my favorite parts of travel is the random acts of kindness from people when you least expect it.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:58 AM   #86
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Other peoples rides.



Dan fords BMW 650 something a-rather



A swiss couples landrover.



Alex and her KLR from http://autopistaend.com



Leah and her Surly long haul trucker. http://cyclesouthchica.wordpress.com



Greg and his BMW http://oddsouth.tumblr.com



A french couple.

All the transport choices are pretty varied, but they all share one thing in common, the love of travel and fresh experience.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:48 AM   #87
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Matt in full "phukarwee" mode.

Time for ADV Hobo to head back to his natural environment. The waves of Ecuador beckon. See you on the road mate.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:52 PM   #88
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Some shots from the road. Or maybe a shot would be more accurate wording.



The road from medellin south is a beautiful one. As is this super pineapple cub.



Check out the shifter on this beast.



Think it is my dream ride. Plenty of room for the board, sun and rain cover, can hang the hammock from it and killer gas mileage. What more could I ever want?
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:49 PM   #89
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Think it is my dream ride. Plenty of room for the board, sun and rain cover, can hang the hammock from it and killer gas mileage. What more could I ever want?
I would contribute to you purchasing this.
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