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Old 08-13-2009, 07:02 AM   #16
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for the riders going to El Salvador from mexico. al depend wich border are you crossing I recomend coming via the yucatan peninsula, crossing Belize and then using the border in melchor de mencos . is safer and spending some time in peten should be part of your trip, I can advice you more about if need to.
I agree 100%.
We recently followed this route (from Belize, through Melchor de Mencos to El Remate) and loved it.
Attention: the road from Melchor de Mencos to El Remate is not all paved but totally doable.

We stayed in El Remate, visited the most impressive Maia Site (Tikal) and enjoyed lake Peten Itza.
Then, we rode to Rio Dulce where we spent one night.
From there to Antigua, via Guate City.
We skipped Lake Atitlan completely.
Guatemala is my favorite country in CA.
Good luck.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:03 AM   #17
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:39 AM   #18
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Guatemala Rain report

Guatemal has to station rainy and dry. due to climate changes this rainy season has been marked with low precipitation, that is due to el nino effect. but even with low precipitation for this year the southern part of Guatemala is known for always having wet evenings.

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Old 08-13-2009, 10:19 AM   #19
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Hasta donde nos venimos a encontrar al Chocho!!!!

Que paso Chocho!!!! Para darle mas publicidad a Guate que no se te olvide mencionar lo que viste en Fontabella de la semana pasada.....
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:42 AM   #20
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Mmmmm... Fontabela,
belle donne, un luogo molto interessante
Fontabela.... Mmmm... bellas mujeres! un lugar muy interesante.
Quien tubiera 20 años menos!

I`ll be on 30th motorcycle trip
Volbiendo a los colazos en moto. Yo me apunto al del dia 30!

By the way, guess who felt down on the tiger`s picture above?
por cierto, adivinen a quien se lo llevo el rio en la Tiger de la foto de arriba?

Chocho

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Old 08-14-2009, 08:35 PM   #21
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Good Info

Thank you all for the info, especially about the lake. We did plan on going there but might just give it a miss as we have a long way to go.
We have not come across the need for a riding vest. Where do we get them from. Is there somewhere at the border? We do not want to attract any negative attention if we can avoid it.
Also what is the address of the bike shop in the city as we might just come through for a coffee and a chat!!
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:31 PM   #22
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Hi GSriders the adress is diag. 17 19-16 Z. 11 Mariscal in Guatemala city...
Dont buy any vests .. if your bike dont have Guatemalan plate you wont have any problems
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:53 AM   #23
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We crossed Guate in May/09 with an American Bike (New York Plate) and did not have to use any vests.


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Thank you all for the info, especially about the lake. We did plan on going there but might just give it a miss as we have a long way to go.
We have not come across the need for a riding vest. Where do we get them from. Is there somewhere at the border? We do not want to attract any negative attention if we can avoid it.
Also what is the address of the bike shop in the city as we might just come through for a coffee and a chat!!
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:28 PM   #24
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Ride to Volcan Pacaya

this trail on the south side of pacaya is one of the most eye shocking rides on central Guatemala, the topography consist of lava sand and petrefied rivers of lava.. this one is one of the local version of sand dunes.

soon will be organizing Moto expeditions. 1 week of riding cool trails and staying in one of the most amazing colonial towns in the world

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Old 08-17-2009, 06:37 PM   #25
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Lake

We have moved on to Antigua, very nice it is too.
Looking at the map there is a route from Panajachel to the CA1 via Putzan and Patzicia which saves you going back through Solola and doing three sides of a square. Having noted what you said about the roads around the lake we asked some locals about how safe the road was to travel on a Monday morning.
The comments were: its usually ok - it will probably be ok!
While we were in a bank we even asked the bank manager if he would travel that road. He said it was more or less safe - but he would go via Solola.
So we wnet via Solola.
The CA1 is in better condition than we thought it would be. Better than some of the main routes in the UK. Although there were there were some interesting moments when we were leant over scraping the pegs only to find mud across the road from where the walls had collapsed. We think someone has a full time job clearing up the avalanches.
Off to San Salvador tomorrow.

...and remember ride pretty because anyone can ride safe!!
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:23 PM   #26
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We have moved on to Antigua, very nice it is too.
Looking at the map there is a route from Panajachel to the CA1 via Putzan and Patzicia which saves you going back through Solola and doing three sides of a square. Having noted what you said about the roads around the lake we asked some locals about how safe the road was to travel on a Monday morning.
The comments were: its usually ok - it will probably be ok!
While we were in a bank we even asked the bank manager if he would travel that road. He said it was more or less safe - but he would go via Solola.
So we wnet via Solola.
The CA1 is in better condition than we thought it would be. Better than some of the main routes in the UK. Although there were there were some interesting moments when we were leant over scraping the pegs only to find mud across the road from where the walls had collapsed. We think someone has a full time job clearing up the avalanches.
Off to San Salvador tomorrow.

...and remember ride pretty because anyone can ride safe!!
Hola, Sounds like a great ride, how about a ride report? Feliz Viaje
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:08 AM   #27
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I am not sure you can call it a ride report!
We would be delighted if you had a look at www.getjealous.com/andymandtonyd
You might not learn anything but it might give you a laugh.
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:23 PM   #28
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pushing the limits

de todo se encuentra en Guatemala, muchas veces encontramos motos que son empujadas realmente al limite...saludos de adventureplanet

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Old 08-21-2009, 09:42 AM   #29
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PIT STOP IN Guatemala CITY

Starting today we have our new Adventure Planet Bed and Breakfast for all of those coming this way.

We are located near the intersection of the four main roads in Guatemala.

the only Bed and breakfast oriented for motorcycles
indoor parking
very safe
private bathrooms with real hot water
cable TV
great food
internet

we also will be able to help you with your trip planning
and bike service. tools and pressure washer on site to keep your bike on shape.

more info www.adventureplanetgt.com/guesthouse.html
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:14 PM   #30
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t-6 for our dual sport ride on 08-30

Just six days before our last segment of exploration on the south side of volcan de fuego, any Adv rider around Guate will be welcome to join us

its going to be a 250KM loop all type of surface....more info in www.adventureplanetgt.com starting tommorow

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