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Old 10-13-2013, 05:23 AM   #76
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Comparison

After I returned to the US, I spent some time on my big boy bike at the same top speed of 55 mph. I stayed off the highways, took the back roads, and relaxed. It was wonderful.

I got used to a rattly air-cooled engine with no wind protection. Running consistently above 9000 rpm, it was a totally different animal. The sound emanating from my Concours is fabulous. It's smooth, fast, and actually fits me - unlike the Kenton which is perhaps just a bit small.

The crazy thing is - I miss that little Chinese bike. It accelerates quite well and is seriously maneuverable in city traffic. If only I could have a huge collection of motorized two-wheelers.

For now, it's only one.

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Old 10-13-2013, 10:21 AM   #77
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Excellent story....
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:49 AM   #78
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Very cool. Thanks for sharing and providing a unique insight.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:14 PM   #79
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asado ...

"...I even developed a taste for chinchulín...."

yes .... you have to have had it to appreciate it
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #80
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Facebook en Paraguay

Facebook now has a Guaraní language option for Paraguay!
It's my wife's new look on the book.

http://tn.com.ar/tecnologia/facebook-lanzo-una-version-en-guarani_425554
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:46 AM   #81
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Fomenting International Relations

On the occasion of the birth of our new baby,



and in order to form a more perfect union,



we invited her parents to visit from Paraguay. They've been here once before and he rides his bike 20,000 miles a year, but he's never had the opportunity to drive a motorcycle in these United States.

A friend was getting rid of his Cheap Chinese Moto in the USA so I bought it to continue this story.

My Cheap Chinese Moto en Paraguay took me everywhere and ran surprisingly well. Let's see if this Wildfire does the same here.

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Old 07-14-2014, 06:36 AM   #82
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Went thu this report this morning and definitely enjoyed it. Thanks very much for taking the time writing it.

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Old 07-14-2014, 08:34 AM   #83
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Those pictures sure bring back memories, my girlfriend at the time, now my wife hated the red dirt on her white shoes.
I just wanted to ride......
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:58 AM   #84
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Red Dirt

That's the first thing that impressed me while approaching Asuncion from the air - Red dirt and red roof everywhere. And it's so fine it gets into everything. My gray jacket had a red tint after a week of riding.
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Hey; congratulations on the new ADDITION!
I hope mom and baby are doing well!
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Hey; congratulations on the new ADDITION!
I hope mom and baby are doing well!


THANKS!

The queen and the little princess are doing great. Such a good baby so far - but it's only been two weeks.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:42 PM   #87
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Great report and congratulations for the baby

Regarding the toilet paper bin that's standard alson in a few african countries that i know
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I was born and raised in Paraguay, when you go again try to find Chololo, it's a resort close to Pirebebuy, we had some good times there, it may not exist anymore.
I would like to ship my Goldwing there and ride Brazil Paraguay and Argentina
Someday maybe........
I have to keep the dream alive.
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Great report and congratulations for the baby

Regarding the toilet paper bin that's standard alson in a few african countries that i know
We'll have to get a map together for toilet paper disposal habits. A doctoral thesis, maybe?
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I was born and raised in Paraguay, when you go again try to find Chololo, it's a resort close to Pirebebuy, we had some good times there, it may not exist anymore.
I would like to ship my Goldwing there and ride Brazil Paraguay and Argentina
Someday maybe........
I have to keep the dream alive.
I just checked with the Paraguayan family gathered here. My Mother-in-law went to Chololo as a child around 1970 and remembers the strong current - It was a school field trip for the day from Lambare. According to my wife's Father, it continues as a summer resort destination.

I too dream of wandering those countries on two wheels. I absolutely loved it and I only made it 150 km from Asuncion at a max speed of 90 kph. It'd be so different behind the screen of my Concours.

May your dream one day be fulfilled.
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