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Old 11-30-2012, 05:04 PM   #541
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Wow that was quick. I´d still be sitting by the side of the road crying over the damaged bike. Hope the rest of the trip goes well.

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:32 PM   #542
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We have joined the coul club now,
How the heck to you wreck a bike in the middle of nowhere and within two days get yourself something like that to continue on?
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:18 PM   #543
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Yo! Nice "recovery" welcome to the Dark (orange) Side. That 950SE is going to be one wicked choice for continuing. Looking forward to the trip and hearing that Ellen is doing well. Will be interesting to see the pictures and perspective from being the passenger now.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:36 PM   #544
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That SE rocks dude! I know all about "orange fever" as I was infected forever when first laid eyes on my brand new 990ADV . Use fullas deserve to travel in a little style and that bike is as good as it gets. Hows Ellens rear seat on the fly photography skills?
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:37 PM   #545
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Wow that was quick. I´d still be sitting by the side of the road crying over the damaged bike. Hope the rest of the trip goes well.

Garry
Heya Garry, we are on a tight time frame of nothing to do and all day to do it so we have to get cracking .... besides we have to meet some dodgy dude in Mexico city so we have to get back
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:40 PM   #546
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How the heck to you wreck a bike in the middle of nowhere and within two days get yourself something like that to continue on?
Determination, that is all.

We have to get organised or we will miss out, if you want it make it happen ... that is how we got here.

Besides she didn't crash in the middle of nowhere it is in the middle of somewhere

We found the bike by chance so took the opportunity, hopefully it will work out.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:44 PM   #547
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Yo! Nice "recovery" welcome to the Dark (orange) Side. That 950SE is going to be one wicked choice for continuing. Looking forward to the trip and hearing that Ellen is doing well. Will be interesting to see the pictures and perspective from being the passenger now.
Ellen is doing well, off the walking sticks today although slow she is making great progress.

We are lucky enough to be in a relaxing and quite spot, we have a beach with warmish water so she has been swimming daily doing weightless exercise in the water which has helped incredibly.

Monday we keave back to the US to ge sorted, things will become easier then.

Pics .....you bet!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:48 PM   #548
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That SE rocks dude! I know all about "orange fever" as I was infected forever when first laid eyes on my brand new 990ADV . Use fullas deserve to travel in a little style and that bike is as good as it gets. Hows Ellens rear seat on the fly photography skills?
Cheers mate, yeah it is nicely kitted hence we grabbed it, I loved my 990 SMR in NZ and I rode Toddys 950 SE with a woody so looking forward to continuing on this.....think I might need some tissues

Ellen photography will be tested and improved as we go ....hopefully still meet with approval
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:58 PM   #549
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Thumb Nice Ride Andi & Ellen!!

I know you will be much happier on that. I get a feeling you are being a bad influence on me to go get the 990 we looked at Glad you found a great ride!!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:46 AM   #550
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I've just caught up on the RR......
Ellen... Bad news on the ooopsie but it sounds like your healing well physically, the mind may take a wee bit longer. But I'm sure you will be back on 2 wheels before to long. Like all the others I wish you a speedy recovery.
Andi.... Buggar... But it's all part of the adventure aye. Shame about the KTM, IMHO the 800gs would've been better, but I'm a little biased.
If ya like I can shoot down to Wonka and put some stamps on the Handbag to continue the journey.... I wonder how many it would take to ship it to Mexico ?
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:54 AM   #551
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After following all your recent problems re Geico not covering you in Mexico, I am guessing that you don't have Mexican insurance on the bikes (why would you, as you thought you were covered)

But now you are riding north you know you aren't covered. Take it extra careful if you decide to do without. Because if in an accident all parties get arrested and then the police sort it out.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:24 AM   #552
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Good to see Ellen getting better and that you are back on the road again !!
I hope everything goes well with your reentry in the US , because by law you are required to leave North America (that includes Canada and Mexico) before being allowed to reentry the US . That's the way the guy that gave me the visa at the US embassy in Guatemala explained it to me .
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:26 PM   #553
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I know you will be much happier on that. I get a feeling you are being a bad influence on me to go get the 990 we looked at Glad you found a great ride!!!
Hey they let you on here .... place is going to the pack now

Ouwh ... no pressure dude b u t that is a noice bike, time to move from torture rack to fun fun fun.

You have SO much adventure riding on your door step it is unreal. ... will bring Maya up and we can play!!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:33 PM   #554
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I've just caught up on the RR......
Ellen... Bad news on the ooopsie but it sounds like your healing well physically, the mind may take a wee bit longer. But I'm sure you will be back on 2 wheels before to long. Like all the others I wish you a speedy recovery.
Andi.... Buggar... But it's all part of the adventure aye. Shame about the KTM, IMHO the 800gs would've been better, but I'm a little biased.
If ya like I can shoot down to Wonka and put some stamps on the Handbag to continue the journey.... I wonder how many it would take to ship it to Mexico ?
Heya James ... great to hear from you mate.

Yeah skunky old KTM bro, nothin much , I don't think they would let the Handbag in here mate .. bit dodgy lookin but better than 99% of the car on the road here

Hope your body is all good again and life is treating you well and yeap we have had a capital A put on adventure for sure.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:38 PM   #555
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After following all your recent problems re Geico not covering you in Mexico, I am guessing that you don't have Mexican insurance on the bikes (why would you, as you thought you were covered)

But now you are riding north you know you aren't covered. Take it extra careful if you decide to do without. Because if in an accident all parties get arrested and then the police sort it out.
Yeah only have Mexico 3rd party, we have both bikes coming up on a ute, we are paying dearly for it but it saves Ellen trying to ride while still healing ... what price do you put on that so there will be no riding between here and Phoenix.

Will find out more about full cover for Maya as we have a bit invested in her, we couldn't take another financial hit like that without seriously compromising the trip ... such is life and we are both still alive ... who COOL is that!!!!
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