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Old 10-11-2012, 05:52 PM   #406
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great report...keep it coming.

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Old 10-18-2012, 01:19 PM   #407
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Almost ready to head south

There are a lot of preparations that need to be taken care of when you are planning to travel for a long period of time. And the fact that I am doing it on a motorcycle, to lots of different counttries makes the preparations that much more challenging. But I am getting closer to heading south in to Mexico, Central America and then on in to South America. Mentally, I am ready. I just need to tie up some loose ends and I will be back on the road with some new exciting pictures, posts and stories.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #408
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Can't wait, great RR so far.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:21 PM   #409
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its been a couple of weeks since the last update,, hope you are having fun on the road,,
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:52 PM   #410
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There are a lot of preparations that need to be taken care of when you are planning to travel for a long period of time. And the fact that I am doing it on a motorcycle, to lots of different counttries makes the preparations that much more challenging. But I am getting closer to heading south in to Mexico, Central America and then on in to South America. Mentally, I am ready. I just need to tie up some loose ends and I will be back on the road with some new exciting pictures, posts and stories.
Hey Ed don't forget the Cork screw for the wine
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:32 AM   #411
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No worries........the cork screw is already packed. But I am still trying to figure out how much wine I can carry with me.
I am buying a new tent this week..........a Nemo Losi 2P. I hope I like it since it will be my home for a while.


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Old 11-21-2012, 12:42 PM   #412
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Ed, you back on the road again yet?
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:55 PM   #413
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back in the saddle again

Yep, I left yesterday. I am planning to cross in to Mexico tomorrow and spend the weekend in Copper Canyon. After that........the Mexican Riveria. I need to work on my tan!

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:59 AM   #414
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In Mexico heading south

First I had to get thru Arizona first. I couldn't wait till I crossed the border in to Mexico. I passed thru Tombstone Arizona and saw the site where the gun battle at the OK Corral was fought. It is kind of weird to think this stuff really happened and I was there in all three dimensions...........just not the fourth dimension.......TIME

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:05 AM   #415
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:11 AM   #416
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:14 AM   #417
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Mexico

The first day I didn't make it to the border so I camped about 10 miles on the US side

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:16 AM   #418
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Mexico

I noticed something that morning just before I crossed in to Mexico. And my bike is less than one year old.......and there are lots of miles to go

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:22 AM   #419
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Mexico

Here is the view from Mexico looking in to the US. It took only 30 minutes or so to get all my papers done at the border and I was heading south. I crossed at Agua Prieta. It was a breeze


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Old 11-30-2012, 07:37 AM   #420
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Funny story

I have been thru hundreds of military check point in Baja but not in Mainland Mexico. When I got to my first one in Sonora, there was a long line of cars heading north and no line heading south. So I stopped and no one seemed to be checking the southbound lane so I just took off. Well, about 20 miles down the road, a military truck pulled up along side me and pulled me over. Out jumped one guy who looked like he was 17 years old holding a M16, standing at the ready, and standing guard while the other guy asked me why I left the check point. To make a long story short, I had to head back to the checkpoint, where I just a very thorough inspection of my motorcycle. The moral to the story is........never leave a checkpoint until you are told to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BTW, I heard the head guy ask why it took so long to bring me back and their reply was because I was going really fast!!!
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