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Old 11-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #151
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Coban mechanic / machinist

Sheered two bolts on my rear rack today on the ride to semuc. I'm in Coban now before I go running around the city tomorrow does anyone know a shop that could tap and dye in Coban? Semuc was worth the damage.

Thanks for the earlier advice. I avoided the road past San Pedro. for those living here - I love your country. fantastic place.
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #152
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can you make it till Antigua?

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Old 11-11-2013, 10:43 PM   #153
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A small show of appreciation for service above the call of duty is not bribery or corruption, in my opinion. I'm not going to argue the point, as I won't change your opinion, and I really don't give a rat's ass if I do.

Hopefully advFord found my reply to his question somewhat useful, as that is all I was trying to do.
I usually go with local knowledge myself. How things work where I'm from doesn't mean much when I'm traveling. Not to pick a fight with you or anything.
I often carry a catorce pack and offer smokes in this kind of situation. Shows appreciation without the money issues. And they'll think well of you for sharing a smoke with them on the road. Even if you don't smoke.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:42 PM   #154
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Thumb Tumulos (Topes) outlawed in Guatemala

Today a law was issued, forbidding the construction of Tumulos on the national highways . According to this law , all existing Tumulos shall be removed

http://www.prensalibre.com/noticias/...087691429.html
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:44 PM   #155
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:35 AM   #156
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:30 PM   #157
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Today a law was issued, forbidding the construction of Tumulos on the national highways . According to this law , all existing Tumulos shall be removed

http://www.prensalibre.com/noticias/...087691429.html
I am no fan of topes but I don't want to think of how fast the cars will be traveling when they pass through town. I bet it will be a very steep learning curve for everyone.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:53 PM   #158
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I am no fan of topes but I don't want to think of how fast the cars will be traveling when they pass through town. I bet it will be a very steep learning curve for everyone.
Expect topes in towns but not so much on highways. That's my take, anyway.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:39 PM   #159
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Tumulos add character to the riding experience imo. I love the ones that surprise you in a tree shadow. I love how you get on the pegs and show them gas. I love how the village kids watch the big bikes come through over them. I loved how research from home was full of warnings about them - I anticipated them. I love how the cars, buses and trucks slow and we take the left lane around them and we make big gains. I love thinking 'oh jeez, that was big one'. I love many things about tumulus and will be sad to see them go.
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Old 02-21-2014, 05:05 AM   #160
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I am no fan of topes but I don't want to think of how fast the cars will be traveling when they pass through town. I bet it will be a very steep learning curve for everyone.

Like I said in my original post, they will be outlawed on the national highways, not in towns.


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Tumulos add character to the riding experience imo. I love the ones that surprise you in a tree shadow. I love how you get on the pegs and show them gas. I love how the village kids watch the big bikes come through over them. I loved how research from home was full of warnings about them - I anticipated them. I love how the cars, buses and trucks slow and we take the left lane around them and we make big gains. I love thinking 'oh jeez, that was big one'. I love many things about tumulus and will be sad to see them go.
Well, your sadness will be the happiness of all of us living in this country .
The life of our cars is strongly reduced by the impact of the Tumulos , our brake pads last only half the time as on roads without Tumulos, the gas consumption goes down quiet a bit , the air pollution without all the braking and reaccelerating will be reduced . We will be able to bring our agricultural products to the markets in a reasonable time, people will be able to get from A to B in 30% less time ...
Just on the 80 KM from the border of La Mesilla to Huehuetenango we have over a hundred Tumulos.

Down here, if we want to jump over obstacles we just go offroad or on a Motocross track , If we want to pass a car , a bus or a truck , we don't wait for it to stop, we just pass them
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:08 AM   #161
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Like I said in my original post, they will be outlawed on the national highways, not in towns.
Oh well.

But I still think they should build more and hide them better. Water-filled trenches would be nice. Or a combination of the two.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:36 AM   #162
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Just on the 80 KM from the border of La Mesilla to Huehuetenango we have over a hundred Tumulos.
That's no exaggeration.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:45 AM   #163
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Today a law was issued, forbidding the construction of Tumulos on the national highways . According to this law , all existing Tumulos shall be removed

http://www.prensalibre.com/noticias/...087691429.html
My bad, I read it to mean the highways through town
I liked Your country so much I don't care what they do to the roads I just want to get back down there.
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Oh well.

But I still think they should build more and hide them better. Water-filled trenches would be nice. Or a combination of the two.

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Old 02-21-2014, 09:54 AM   #165
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Great news Julio

Having seen first hand the carnage induced from an accident where a left front ball joint had popped and sent the car awol into another I think it is not before time.

So many cars rattle in their suspension joints audibly, yes in part to pot holes too but removal of these sharp arsed things will be a god send.
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