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Old 05-29-2013, 07:09 AM   #121
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Almost all those sex hotels are located outside small towns and cities. Lots of them are actually cleaner than hotels that are in the small towns (always ask for a discount for having no sex). If you see the word Pension that also means its a small home with a room for rent, similar to a bed and breakfast lodging. They usually have a parking space and a home cooked meal as well. Stay safe.
Great info ! Thanks for the wisdom. Use this wisdom i will (yoda voice)
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:12 AM   #122
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By the way I posted a large update on the enduroearth site last night. Fell asleep before I could copy some stuff over here . Ill eventually get around to it.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:18 AM   #123
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Almost all those sex hotels are located outside small towns and cities. Lots of them are actually cleaner than hotels that are in the small towns (always ask for a discount for having no sex). If you see the word Pension that also means its a small home with a room for rent, similar to a bed and breakfast lodging. They usually have a parking space and a home cooked meal as well. Stay safe.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:16 AM   #124
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:56 PM   #125
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Leave your black light at home.
I've actually fucked in one of those fuck motels. All I can say is that the worst pussy I ever had was...um,...pretty damned good!
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:19 PM   #126
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I plan to do a little one year or more trip down that way, Your scaring the hell out of me with your border crossings, I have laughed hard on some of your out looks and writings, You have a gift,
My departure date is 11-01-13 unless I die before then.
Your living and riding the dream, keep it up.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:50 PM   #127
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My son, Forest is three months old. He was born January Second 2013. At some point between that date and April second 2013 I decided that I would strip my BMWG650 GS Sertao of its stock equipment, build a capable machine that would take me across Central and South America, crate and ship the completed motorbike over sea from Panama City Florida to Progreso, Yucatan Mexico at which point I would fly from Hoover Alabama to Merida Mexico; then catch a taxi from Merida to Progreso. From there, I would ride the bike to Panama City Panama, Central Bunghole.

Step one: Destroy One, Perfectly Decent Motorcycle…



Step Two: Build a Better Bike (hopefully) Out from the Wreckage








I located a shipping company over the Internet who would walk me through the entire process. It was very confusing to me. I had shipped a motorcycle over sees previously but had never done an international shipment before. It requires the bike to be exported from the home country and then imported into the destination country. There are all different kinds of documents that are needed. Honestly it’s a big pain in the ass. The wood that the shipping crate is made from must be a specific type of heat cured wood.. yea, like that.








Tool Kit

















Journal from 4/2/2013
I crated the “window licker” today then hired a fork lift to load the crated bike into the bed of my Ford Danger Ranger.

I drove to the port in Florida. According to them; the place is a “Border Zone”. I thought it was pretty high security. Had to have a name card pass made and then be escorted by another vehicle. Paperwork, money; over $850 to ship the bike, $150 for the fork lift.








Shipping the bike:















I booked a flight to Merida Mexico which is just South of Progreso. On April Fourth 2013 I get on an airplane wearing my motorcycle gear (sans boots), sit in the chair and realize, shit here we go again.


















Once I land in Merida i need to get a taxi north to Progreso, find the shipping office and make an effort to get my bike before they close for business.. and find a hotel for the night.. and get some pesos.. or something.















the taxi driver ends up helping me out a lot. he drove me around to 3 different banks trying to withdraw money off my debit card. non of them worked which was strange to me because i had called the card company and told them that i would be traveling out of the country. i had some cash so he drove me to this place in town that sold electronics like TVs, stereos, computer etc. In the back of the store they had a woman behind glass that exchanged my dollars for pesos. i think the rate was something like 11 pesos / 1 dollar. "sounds good to me" . Ok now I have money to pay the taxi driver with.

he drives me around until we find the shipping office.
they are closed, its 15:00 (well shit). I tell him to bring me to a hotel that is close to their office. I stay here: its 300 pesos/ night. hot water, air, big bed. I mark a waypoint on my gps unit.


















Buy beer, drink beer:












go next door, get a haircut and a beard trim. i really enjoy having my beard trimmed in different countries. especially in asia, where its rare for the barbers to encounter such nappy gnarl. at the end of my borneo trip i walked into a barber shop and the malaysian women didnt know what to do! i ended up giving her a lesson in beard trimming, later i realized that it wasnt that she couldnt do it, it was that she didnt want to get close to the back of my head because it was caked up with dirt and peeling sun burn. but whatever.. anyways.









Progreso, Yucatan. later that day:













































I go back to the hotel and try to get my thoughts together for tomorrow. it will be a busy day dealing with unknowns surrounding my bike...

I try to get some rest and look over my maps:
















Used to work at the Port in Panama City Florida, and the only people we charged $850 to ship a Moto were stupid people from Alabama. $150 forklift fee, really? Now tell me who the idiots are? lol
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:30 PM   #128
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Now tell me who the idiots are? lol
Those that, in the process of replying to one sentence, quote a massive post containing 16 pics, 2, videos, and whole mess of text...that's who.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:44 PM   #129
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Those that, in the process of replying to one sentence, quote a massive post containing 16 pics, 2, videos, and whole mess of text...that's who.

Here here, those amongst others . . .
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:15 AM   #130
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:38 AM   #131
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In! I am just now showing up for this mess. Still on page 2.

I typically do not read RR but Swamp communicates well on my level.

" I summon the Power of Castle Greyskull" perfect example.......
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:04 PM   #132
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Cool2 Quote from Enduro Earth

" What an amazing life it would be to just ride forever.."

Thanks Swamp.

That's me right there, right here, thinking that very same thought as I lay trapped in the cubicle from hell...

Good news, are on the horizon.

In just a few more months I will be heading to Ushuaia with two wheels between my legs.

Thanks for the notes on border crossings, I will refer to it a PCS... Patience and Common Sense.

Safe travel
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:34 AM   #133
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Swamp.
Are you a Hunter S. Thompson fan? Perhaps not. but i find your "gonzo" style of writing very similar... very authentic....love it! thanks for NOT being a lazy ass like me and sharing your stories. Have some bacon and a wonderful afternoon.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:22 AM   #134
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You guys are going to make my balding head swell with all your no-homo complements. Thanks.

AC,
Have a good journey sir. Maybe we will cross paths.

Biston ,
I always fight with doing a ride report or not but in the end ego always wins.

Newner,
thanks for smurfing, and push Mr.Martin's bike over next time you see it .
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:38 AM   #135
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'been with ya the whole time, Swamp, keep it comin'!
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