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Forum: Americas 12-16-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
If you are asking what they offered in way of...

If you are asking what they offered in way of paying off the claim I made against the insurance policy I had...they paid the full amount that I had insured the bike for, minus the deductible.

If...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
TVIP Cancellation - a work in progress

dwj - Donnie requested that I relay some details behind my TVIP cancellation adventure.

At the time (Oct. 2011), this was my understanding of how the TVIP process works.

Procure TVIP (at the...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Hey SchizzMan, just trying to grasp your...

Hey SchizzMan, just trying to grasp your situation.

When you mention that you had cancelled the "previous" TVIP at the Border, are you referring to the "first and only" TVIP that you purchased...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Would you mind sharing a few highlights from your...

Would you mind sharing a few highlights from your TVIP issue? Maybe what the issue was behind not being able to cancel the TVIP the normal way, what you attempted with the back-and-forth emails, and...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Good point akaDigger. As it turns out my...

Good point akaDigger. As it turns out my insurance was willing to pay for part of my Mexico hospital expenses, as long as I sent in the form you speak of. I printed the form out after the fact and...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
About ten years ago I was in the habit of going...

About ten years ago I was in the habit of going to the gym early in the morning to work out with some friends. I would never eat before going and sometimes the gym owner would see me getting a bit...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
My ex-girlfriend used to fall asleep on the back...

My ex-girlfriend used to fall asleep on the back of the bike on long rides to/from the coast. I never would have believed the pilot of a motorbike could fall asleep if it hadn't happen to me.


...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Hey Donnie, I might not be the best resource here...

Hey Donnie, I might not be the best resource here since it has been two years and I haven't been able to get my TVIP cancelled. If you are interested, I can give you a recap of what has transpired...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
In my case, since I was not carrying a MedJet...

In my case, since I was not carrying a MedJet policy, the fact that I was sending daily email blasts to some friends and family members proved to be an important part of the equation that lead to my...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Ambulance ride #1: $100 USD Hospital invoice: ...

Ambulance ride #1: $100 USD
Hospital invoice: 1,400 pesos
Ambulance ride #2: 3,000 pesos


I never heard what the charge was at the (newly constructed) emergency clinic in Balleza. I gave...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
No pics of the cute insurance rep (but there was...

No pics of the cute insurance rep (but there was a witness of said "cuteness"). Just boring pics from the crash site, etc.

Tricepilot might disagree with you on the "well prepared" comment. He...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
I fell asleep. It was a one-vehicle accident. ...

I fell asleep. It was a one-vehicle accident. No one else around...as far as I know. I think we started riding around 7:30 that morning. I drank water at every stop but skipped breakfast and all...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
As long as you travel, never let that policy...

As long as you travel, never let that policy expire. I have non-riding friends who travel abroad with the Medjet Assist policy.

Nice touch with the bike repatriation. Important policy feature...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Hey...they mowed it!! Very nice. As I...

Hey...they mowed it!! Very nice.

As I remember things (and things were relayed to me afterwards), I was laying on my back in the weeds (coming to after being knocked out). I heard motorbikes...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
As Tricepilot introduced, I have a first-hand...

As Tricepilot introduced, I have a first-hand experience with MexAdventure I am willing to relate. At the time (Fall of 2011) all I knew was that liability insurance was required for travel in...
Forum: Americas 11-28-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
I must admit that my request was not phrased (no...

I must admit that my request was not phrased (no pun intended) very well. Since this is a thread about safety in Mexico, the context should be ten phrases to know that might help someone to stay...
Forum: Americas 11-28-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Nice. Hey Mr. Tricepilot, how about the top ten...

Nice. Hey Mr. Tricepilot, how about the top ten phrases one should be able to speak in fluent Spanish?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-27-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 60,879
Posted By WhiskeySmith
FS: BMW R1200GS Side Cases

These were on my 2010 BMW R1200GS for a while. The locks were keyed to match the GS. The GS is long gone, but I have the plastic key that came with the bike that can be used on the locks. $450
...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-30-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,063
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Cancelling vehicle permits without the vehicle

Something to keep in mind if you are medically evacuated out of a foreign country is the process to have any permits cancelled. For the Temporary Vehicle Import Permit, required for foreign vehicles...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-17-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 30,229
Posted By WhiskeySmith
http://www.motowhere.com/ Haven't used it in...

http://www.motowhere.com/

Haven't used it in a while, but it allows you to build your route online, then download. Downside is that you have to create a user ID in order to build routes.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-16-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Spiral Bound Atlas

I run into the same issue with the Zumo 550. While it is not always easy to see where you will end up, I often set the route preference to "shortest route" in order to help the Zumo suggest back...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-16-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,063
Posted By WhiskeySmith
I found that when filing a claim for medical...

I found that when filing a claim for medical expenses incurred internationally, Blue Cross Blue Shield (USA) requires the hospital bill line items be listed by date. This means that when you get the...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-13-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,063
Posted By WhiskeySmith
I am guessing that you picked up the tab for the...

I am guessing that you picked up the tab for the train ride home because your condition did not meet the criteria for MedJet to take care of getting you home. Did MedJet take care of all the...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-13-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,063
Posted By WhiskeySmith
+1

+1
Forum: Trip Planning 03-12-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,063
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Below is an excerpt from the MexAdventure.com...

Below is an excerpt from the MexAdventure.com (https://secure.mexadventure.com/app2/PlatinumAssistExplain.cfm) website relating to the Platinum Travel Assistance package. I believe this is the...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-09-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,063
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Yes, domestic evacuation stories should be...

Yes, domestic evacuation stories should be included. Also, evacuations where the process was not insured should be included.



While I agree that MedJet is one of the best choices for coverage,...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-09-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,063
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Have you ever been medically evacuated?

While this thread will require actual reports, it is intended as a planning tool.

I would like to inquire about anyone's experience of being medically evacuated from a foreign country back to your...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-04-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Nice meeting you guys. Glad you made it back...

Nice meeting you guys. Glad you made it back home okay and that the old tire had some life left in her. Hope to see you out there on the road sometime soon.

-Carl
Forum: Americas 02-22-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
I wish! If memory serves, all the wonderful...

I wish! If memory serves, all the wonderful tubing was pulled out just prior to the three hour ride to the airport. I think the nurse explained that it was due to international law. Once we were...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
You've hit the nail on the head SchizzMan. ...

You've hit the nail on the head SchizzMan. Statistics 101. This statement can be applied to travel anywhere in the world.
Forum: Americas 02-22-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
You are correct, the (crash) experience has...

You are correct, the (crash) experience has probably twisted my sense of humor a bit. :deal

Another thing to consider about the strategic wallet concept is that it generally contains the largest...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
I'm guessing the rooftop bar might have been JD's...

I'm guessing the rooftop bar might have been JD's room that night. :D
Forum: Americas 02-21-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
In addition to "refueling" your Strategic Wallet,...

In addition to "refueling" your Strategic Wallet, you might need the larger stash of pesos to pay for a three-hour ambulance ride, xrays, and your overnight stay in the hospital. USD and credit...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Glad to hear that Bob and bike are okay. Did the...

Glad to hear that Bob and bike are okay. Did the cerveza in the cooler survive?
Forum: Americas 01-21-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,913,588
Posted By WhiskeySmith
I'm diggin' the ice chest packed away on Bob C's...

I'm diggin' the ice chest packed away on Bob C's ride. Safe travels guys!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-16-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 12,366
Posted By WhiskeySmith
In, registered, and paid. However, I forgot to...

In, registered, and paid. However, I forgot to mention that I will be camping.
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,983
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Appointment?

My apologies bk brkr baker if this was mentioned earlier in the thread. I went back to try and locate the information but must have missed it. Did you make an appointment with the clinic prior to...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 360,965
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Inspirational

I have one word for you kirkster70...inspirational!
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 296,640
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Cool experience indeed. Keep up the wonderful RR.

Cool experience indeed. Keep up the wonderful RR.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-29-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 77,365
Posted By WhiskeySmith
Please add me to the list

I registered last night and placed payment in the mail today. I expect to be bringing a tent and riding in the dirt. Thank you for all the work on this ghostrider and also to those behind the...
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