ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-25-2013, 02:35 PM   #931
SkycamNZ
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Oddometer: 66
One from the archives

Quote:
Originally Posted by Two Moto Kiwis View Post
HA ... yeah that was funny, I still have those pics in my archives at home.

That has is red flagged now from the earthquake and set for demo

This bring back memories? Funny, I remember the bikes, but who are those young buggers sitting on them????

 photo DSCN0380.jpg
__________________
Never believer anything until it has been officially denied
SkycamNZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 03:03 PM   #932
Two Moto Kiwis OP
Homeless Somewhere
 
Two Moto Kiwis's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Wanaka, New Zealand, Currently RTWing
Oddometer: 3,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkycamNZ View Post
This bring back memories? Funny, I remember the bikes, but who are those young buggers sitting on them????
Hey Pedro .. .great to hear from you mate!!!

Now THAT is a blast from the past .... yeah who those young buggas sittn on our bikes

That house will be no longer soon with the Chch earthquakes

In Playa Del Carmen Mexico at the mo, off to Cuba on Thursday
__________________
Andi (oveja negra) & Ellen (chica amarilla)...Two Moto Kiwi Grüvers .....riding Maya somewhere ..Una Chimba
Two Moto Kiwis Home Page ..Danger Is Real ... Fear Is Optional
For More Of Two Moto Kiwis Photos
....Where The Hell Are We .. Spot Us
Two Moto Kiwis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 03:38 PM   #933
Two Moto Kiwis OP
Homeless Somewhere
 
Two Moto Kiwis's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Wanaka, New Zealand, Currently RTWing
Oddometer: 3,391
Palenque To Campeche

Nothing happened .... at least that is what Ellen said.



The trip was very hot and sticky, we are starting to get used to it now but 38 - 40 degrees with high humidity still takes some adjusting for us Kiwis.

Arriving at Campeche was nice, the town is very clean, tidy and nicely kept.





Ellen found a new boyfriend



Finding a hotel was a bit of a mission as there wasn’t much in centro that was reasonably priced.

There was the 200 Peso dump or the 700 Peso middle of the range and up from there, Campeche is fairly touristy thus this showed in the prices.

We settled on an expensive (for us) hotel at 400 Peso but it did have air conditioning, the first place we had with air conditioning so it was nice.

One of the side streets, beautiful colours



A walk down to the waterfront to watch people do there thing was neat, we were treated to a pretty groovy sunset and the place was alive with people cycling, walking and general exercising which was a little unusual but we are guessing it is the influence from the Expats living there.



And check it out, the sun's brother the moon.



There are canons lined up along the waterfront and lots of places to sit and relax





Being hungry and near food stands we bought chips and deep fried chorizos for tea and churros for dessert .... YUM!!

Churros, dessert in the making



Plus our empanada lunch, we really had a bad food day, big time!

Heading back to the hotel Ellen splashed out and bought some new jandles as hers were falling apart.

A good nights sleep was had in the cool of the room WITHOUT dogs barking their heads off..... it was very nice indeed to have the change.
__________________
Andi (oveja negra) & Ellen (chica amarilla)...Two Moto Kiwi Grüvers .....riding Maya somewhere ..Una Chimba
Two Moto Kiwis Home Page ..Danger Is Real ... Fear Is Optional
For More Of Two Moto Kiwis Photos
....Where The Hell Are We .. Spot Us

Two Moto Kiwis screwed with this post 02-26-2013 at 04:42 AM
Two Moto Kiwis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 12:30 AM   #934
beemer67
Really Old airhead
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Fish Limb, B.C. Canada
Oddometer: 213
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaggie View Post

btw what are toppes?

!
Mexican traffic control. Speed bumps at the start, middle and end of many towns. Some signposted, some not. Some just a gentle bump, some sharp enough to give you whiplash if you were looking at the ladies and not paying attention to your speed.
beemer67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 12:50 AM   #935
ata
expat in the jungle
 
ata's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Bilbao, close to the fu****ng Guggenheim
Oddometer: 2,215
awesome pics in here
good luck for the rest of your trip
in
__________________
Youth is wasted on the young

Need some help<<<<<<>>>>>>> wet wanderings
ata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 02:22 AM   #936
Das_Schnellste
Adventurer
 
Das_Schnellste's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Oddometer: 54
This is without a doubt the best picture of Monument Valley I have ever seen!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Two Moto Kiwis View Post
Das_Schnellste is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 06:37 AM   #937
Two Moto Kiwis OP
Homeless Somewhere
 
Two Moto Kiwis's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Wanaka, New Zealand, Currently RTWing
Oddometer: 3,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaggie View Post
btw what are toppes?
We call them judder bars in New Zealand but these little bastids over hear are everywhere and usually hidden in a shadow of a tree

As beemer67 some are mountains and some are less than bumps.

In Mexcio city they stand upwards of 400 - 500 mm high, they are more like a Redbull ramp, hit those at speed and you better have Evil Kenevil skills and great suspension.
__________________
Andi (oveja negra) & Ellen (chica amarilla)...Two Moto Kiwi Grüvers .....riding Maya somewhere ..Una Chimba
Two Moto Kiwis Home Page ..Danger Is Real ... Fear Is Optional
For More Of Two Moto Kiwis Photos
....Where The Hell Are We .. Spot Us
Two Moto Kiwis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 06:38 AM   #938
Two Moto Kiwis OP
Homeless Somewhere
 
Two Moto Kiwis's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Wanaka, New Zealand, Currently RTWing
Oddometer: 3,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by ata View Post
awesome pics in here
good luck for the rest of your trip
in
Thanks mate glad you are enjoying them, that is what it is all about.
__________________
Andi (oveja negra) & Ellen (chica amarilla)...Two Moto Kiwi Grüvers .....riding Maya somewhere ..Una Chimba
Two Moto Kiwis Home Page ..Danger Is Real ... Fear Is Optional
For More Of Two Moto Kiwis Photos
....Where The Hell Are We .. Spot Us
Two Moto Kiwis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 06:40 AM   #939
Two Moto Kiwis OP
Homeless Somewhere
 
Two Moto Kiwis's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Wanaka, New Zealand, Currently RTWing
Oddometer: 3,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by NV_R1150GS View Post
This is without a doubt the best picture of Monument Valley I have ever seen!!
Yeah sorry our camera was playing up, unfortunately is has been playing up right here in Playa Del Carmen ... maybe I should post these to see if our panel of photography experts can diagnose the two problems
__________________
Andi (oveja negra) & Ellen (chica amarilla)...Two Moto Kiwi Grüvers .....riding Maya somewhere ..Una Chimba
Two Moto Kiwis Home Page ..Danger Is Real ... Fear Is Optional
For More Of Two Moto Kiwis Photos
....Where The Hell Are We .. Spot Us
Two Moto Kiwis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 10:48 AM   #940
Shaggie
Unseen University
 
Shaggie's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Oddometer: 2,555
definitely!!!!!




Panel of Judges standing by............
__________________
Shane

"We are not at home to Mr Reasonable" - Sam Vimes

NZ Touring pics:Brass Monkey 2009:Kiwi Sun:Tiki-touring: Daytrips in NZ
Shaggie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 01:43 PM   #941
Two Moto Kiwis OP
Homeless Somewhere
 
Two Moto Kiwis's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Wanaka, New Zealand, Currently RTWing
Oddometer: 3,391
Camera Not Playing Up Too Badly

But it did a coupla times ... will have to try it again I think....just to see if it is.

Cuba tomorrow ... will see there





__________________
Andi (oveja negra) & Ellen (chica amarilla)...Two Moto Kiwi Grüvers .....riding Maya somewhere ..Una Chimba
Two Moto Kiwis Home Page ..Danger Is Real ... Fear Is Optional
For More Of Two Moto Kiwis Photos
....Where The Hell Are We .. Spot Us
Two Moto Kiwis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 02:22 PM   #942
SkycamNZ
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Oddometer: 66
New Profession

Hey Andi... think you have demonstrated beyond doubt now that when your trip away finally comes to an end, you have a new profession awaiting you.... should you decide to settle down for 5 minutes or longer. The 'Travel Chanel' on Discovery and Swimsuit Illustrated are going to be tripping over each other to employ you as photographer. Come to think about it, get employed as photographer, and you will get PAID to travel!

Those shots in Campeche of the sunset, the moon, and others were GREAT!

Keep up the good work guys!

Pedro
__________________
Never believer anything until it has been officially denied
SkycamNZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 04:15 PM   #943
Two Moto Kiwis OP
Homeless Somewhere
 
Two Moto Kiwis's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Wanaka, New Zealand, Currently RTWing
Oddometer: 3,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkycamNZ View Post
Hey Andi... think you have demonstrated beyond doubt now that when your trip away finally comes to an end, you have a new profession awaiting you.... should you decide to settle down for 5 minutes or longer. The 'Travel Chanel' on Discovery and Swimsuit Illustrated are going to be tripping over each other to employ you as photographer. Come to think about it, get employed as photographer, and you will get PAID to travel!

Those shots in Campeche of the sunset, the moon, and others were GREAT!

Keep up the good work guys!

Pedro
Heya Pedro

Actually Ellen takes the girlie shots or I am just a perve ... ok if she takes them.

The rest of the stuff is a combo of us both but the street shot is mine as is the sunset and moon ... she got the girlie shot
__________________
Andi (oveja negra) & Ellen (chica amarilla)...Two Moto Kiwi Grüvers .....riding Maya somewhere ..Una Chimba
Two Moto Kiwis Home Page ..Danger Is Real ... Fear Is Optional
For More Of Two Moto Kiwis Photos
....Where The Hell Are We .. Spot Us
Two Moto Kiwis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 07:52 PM   #944
Two Moto Kiwis OP
Homeless Somewhere
 
Two Moto Kiwis's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Wanaka, New Zealand, Currently RTWing
Oddometer: 3,391
Campeche To Playa Del Carmen

With the intention to get to Merida only we set off early as we woke early.

The road down in southern Mexico being superior to those up north we made it there in good time and easily.



We made the decision to carry on to Playa Del Carmen where we had organised a place to stay, that part of the trip was slower but we made it in off the road about 5.00pm.

Mrs.Garmin could not find the address so we parked up at McDees and had a cold frappe, a nice reprieve from the heat.

During the trip in the middle the temperature got up to 38 degrees C, luckily there was a small breeze to help dry us out.

We met our host there and she lead us back to her home.

Now it is time to organise oil and our trip to Cuba ... something that is a big unknown and we hear various reports from just go for it to people saying we will have VISA trouble etc ... time will tell.

Our first day consisted of going into town to see travel agents who were all closed as it was Sunday so we walked along the beachfront taking in the sights in the Gringo area.

Some amazing sculptures



Coupla neddies on the roof



Some very cool wind decorations that were seriously cosmic to watch rotating in the wind ... quite clever stuff really



Buildings here painted incredible colours



Being set up for tourists the food prices were higher so we went back three streets to the local food, better priced and more importantly far nicer.

Ellen wanted a swim so we decided to head back to “the zone”, we did this via a fruit shop so we took fresh fruit and freshly squeezed juices which were simply divine.

Sitting in the sun was very nice, Ellen piled into the water and had three swims, this girl got in the way when I was trying to photograph Ellen



Heading back to home base we took the wrong bus ... we have done that before.

Thankfully I had noted the house on the GPS and packed it before we took off so it was only a 1.7 km walk to home after we realized we were heading the wrong way.

Ellen knocked up some Chinese dumplings for tea yet again producing fine fud.

Day 2 consisted of getting back to the now open travel agents, as we can’t get on the Stahlratte till 14 June we either slow the whole thing down and take a better look around here or we fly across the Darien ....which is the expensive option.

Based on that we have decided to slow the whole thing down and spend three weeks in Cuba rather than the original week to 10 days, so 27th February we fly out to Cuba and return on the 19th March.

The rest of the day was getting oil for Maya and sushi stuff for us as well as a nice sit down at the beach to look at the scenery.

Day 3, change Maya oil and clean the clutch jet, the results far better than when we first picked up Maya and the filters were full of shit.

The sump magnet looking clean



Dry sump filter with some residue I suspect and hope is leftover from last time.



Bottom screen nice and clean



The filter a whole lot straighter than the original so no coolant damage which is a huge relief



Our reward was a trip to Akumal to do some snorkeling and a reward of a coldies afterwards at the bar.



Check out the cloud forming behind Ellen



Some coral with really cool pattens



Local fish hovering around ... he was at least a metre long .... mighta been 2!!



Some very ominous looking cloud formed and it came over black as a burnt sausage and you guessed it soon as we jumped on the bike to return home it started pissing down .... this was nice though as the temperature dropped and our visors got a wash.

On returning back to home base Ellen waved her magic sushi wand for tea then we packed down for Cuba.



Next report from Cuba ... see you then.
__________________
Andi (oveja negra) & Ellen (chica amarilla)...Two Moto Kiwi Grüvers .....riding Maya somewhere ..Una Chimba
Two Moto Kiwis Home Page ..Danger Is Real ... Fear Is Optional
For More Of Two Moto Kiwis Photos
....Where The Hell Are We .. Spot Us
Two Moto Kiwis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 08:45 PM   #945
Das_Schnellste
Adventurer
 
Das_Schnellste's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Oddometer: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Two Moto Kiwis View Post
Yeah sorry our camera was playing up, unfortunately is has been playing up right here in Playa Del Carmen ... maybe I should post these to see if our panel of photography experts can diagnose the two problems

Dibs on panel of judges!!!
Das_Schnellste is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014