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Old 02-09-2014, 07:10 PM   #20131
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Does anyone have any info on him? Was he an inmate?

I'm not sure if anyone has posted about him yet so please reply with a link if there is?

Lets just hope that he is found safe.

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/nation...sing-in-mexico
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:13 PM   #20132
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So a novice motorcycle rider decided to ride solo through some of the most hostile territory on the planet and somebody is shocked at this article?

Maybe a novice rider, but from his blog it is clear he was no novice traveller:

http://www.anewyorkertravels.com/nyc...w-how-to-ride/

News article says he took the MSF. Also, as Roy observed, if he made it from NYC to Mexico, he's no longer a "novice."

Anyway, I'm not a novice rider, but I'm a very novice traveller. I doubt I'm as well-equipped as he was to make he trip.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:28 PM   #20133
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Hi All,

I'm a fringe element in this forum (posting infrequently) but I thought I'd give an update to my apartment/relocation process that started back in the fall for those who helped with advice.

After a couple of months of looking, using Craigslist, Trulia.com, StreetEasy.com, and eventually realtors directly, I located an apartment in the Sugar Hill neighborhood of Harlem - I'm currently getting my stuff moved in and furniture erected to make the best use of what is a beautiful but small studio apt. If you happen to live in the area give a shout out. Tips on the do's and don'ts for life in the 'hood would be appreciated. It looks like a great place to be, but surprises are sure to come.

As for apartment searching in NYC ... it's rough out there. With the background check you'd think I was buying a house, and the broker fee.

Thanks to those who gave me some input back there in the beginning. I hope I can do the same sometime.

I live in Harlem too. Get used to frequent M/C stop and frisks so have all of your paperwork, face shields ect in order. 26th Precinct is the most aggro(they run near Fairway on the 125th West side exit in the summer a lot) against bikes with the precinct near my place (28th) seem to be pretty cool. Make sure you have the bike in a very safe, lockable place, especially if it looks anything like a dirt bike.
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:58 PM   #20134
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Does anybody really know what time it is...

Is anyone riding in this, in NYC? i would be riding (just unearthed my bike from a glacier today), but i get out of work late and am afraid of hitting an ice patch at night when the temperature drops.

I see people riding during the day though. Once it hits late 30's early 40's, i too will ride again!!!
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:38 PM   #20135
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:40 PM   #20136
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Maybe a novice rider, but from his blog it is clear he was no novice traveller:

http://www.anewyorkertravels.com/nyc...w-how-to-ride/

News article says he took the MSF. Also, as Roy observed, if he made it from NYC to Mexico, he's no longer a "novice."

Anyway, I'm not a novice rider, but I'm a very novice traveller. I doubt I'm as well-equipped as he was to make he trip.
If you think that's it's a smart idea to travel by means of a vehicle you have limited experience with, in a region known for unprecedented violence, alone, I would not consider you someone who makes sound decisions. If he did it by sailboat I doubt he would get as much sympathy here.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:45 PM   #20137
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If you think that's it's a smart idea to travel by means of a vehicle you have limited experience with, in a region known for unprecedented violence, alone, I would not consider you someone who makes sound decisions. If he did it by sailboat I doubt he would get as much sympathy here.
That's some sound wisdumb right there.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:03 AM   #20138
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If you think that's it's a smart idea to travel by means of a vehicle you have limited experience with, in a region known for unprecedented violence, alone, I would not consider you someone who makes sound decisions. If he did it by sailboat I doubt he would get as much sympathy here.
I recall talking to someone in Israel, where there is the never ending and very tangible threat of having your bus or shopping mall explode or having a missile or mortar land on your head. He thought NYC was dangerous.

Then again I do brave the Boulevard of Death every day.

Danger, folks, is subjective.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:22 AM   #20139
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Danger, folks, is subjective.
Actually danger is objective. Our approach to it is relative. Life is a series of relative risks. Riding a motorcycle is one of them.

When a surgeon operates, they know that a single slip of a knife, or a puncture with a needle, could give him/her hepatitis or HIV. They assume that risk because they love doing surgery and they sometimes help people get better. But the risk is there.

This young jet-setter (read his blog) has traveled the world looking for adventure. I would assume that he has a trust fund that supports this, and I'm definitely jealous. But traveling on a motorcycle you just learned to ride, into an area known to be rediculously dangerous, is testing fate. I wish him well, but have difficulty feeling sorry for the situation.

Life is risky enough without going out of your way to find trouble. Trouble usually finds you whether you want it or not. Just hang around a hospital for a couple of days if you don't believe me. The worst things happen to the nicest people!
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:25 AM   #20140
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You're on a motorcycle? I thought you were on a motor-tricycle...
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:33 AM   #20141
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If you think that's it's a smart idea to travel by means of a vehicle you have limited experience with, in a region known for unprecedented violence, alone, I would not consider you someone who makes sound decisions. If he did it by sailboat I doubt he would get as much sympathy here.
Ok. But, by all accounts he's not in trouble because he had a motorcycle crash.

I don't know the guy at all. But, if you READ his blog you'll discover he's been traveling extensively for the past five years, and a lot of that in developing nations.

You seem to think that he's getting sympathy here because he was on a motorcycle trip. Seems to me that the opposite is true: You are insisting he was acting idiotically BECAUSE he was on a motorcycle.

If he was in a car, would you be saying that a five-year traveling veteran was stupid for going through Mexico and heading towards South America?


Edit: Link to official thread on this search: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=952785
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:45 PM   #20142
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:09 AM   #20143
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Hello folks. Anyone have a good or bad experience with Long Island Kawasaki-Yamaha dealer in Hicksville Long Island? They have a used V-strom for sale and would like to know if anyone has dealt with them in the past.

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Old 02-12-2014, 08:29 AM   #20144
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Hello folks. Anyone have a good or bad experience with Long Island Kawasaki-Yamaha dealer in Hicksville Long Island? They have a used V-strom for sale and would like to know if anyone has dealt with them in the past.

Thanks in advance.
Haven't dealt with them, but you can't go wrong with a Vstrom. 650 or 1000?
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