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Forum: Latin America Today, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By bananaman
Ride to Buenos Aires and have Sandra at Dakar...

Ride to Buenos Aires and have Sandra at Dakar Motos ship your bike home.

Tuckers tried to save time and money by hiring a guy in Ushuaia. It ended up being an expensive disaster. Details are in...
Forum: Latin America 12-24-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By bananaman
Vinny, I was thinking about how we've never met,...

Vinny, I was thinking about how we've never met, but I feel like I know you, and when we do meet, it'll be like old friends, maybe better, maybe like cousins. Shit, maybe like brothers.

Merry...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,004
Posted By bananaman
In late September I got myself a fancy Leatt 5.5...

In late September I got myself a fancy Leatt 5.5 Pro HD. Size XL.

I'm 5'11 ish, 190ish. And the XL was way too small. The back protector was a joke. I tried riding in it, and it was way, way too...
Forum: Latin America 12-23-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By bananaman
Yes. Nice sleigh. Merry Christmas to all you...

Yes. Nice sleigh.

Merry Christmas to all you FF"s out there. Too many to list, but of course those hardcore assholes who keep showing up at LARR's.

Rick
Ken
John
and Dave.

And the rest of...
Forum: Racing 12-22-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,646
Posted By bananaman
This is amazing.

This is amazing.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-21-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3,525
Views: 186,390
Posted By bananaman
Oh. Huh. I didn't keep up. I guess that leaves...

Oh. Huh. I didn't keep up. I guess that leaves Condolini.

:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 176,863
Posted By bananaman
Yes, the xr650r is water cooled. This bike...

Yes, the xr650r is water cooled.

This bike is 13 years old. The BRP is heavy and under powered compared to a modern fuel injected KTM, but god damn, it's robust. No battery. Kick start. Water...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-21-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3,525
Views: 186,390
Posted By bananaman
I thought you and Numbereighteen were the two...

I thought you and Numbereighteen were the two sane women in Wisconsin.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-21-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,525
Views: 186,390
Posted By bananaman
Would you guys mind if we call it The Violet Rose...

Would you guys mind if we call it The Violet Rose Cattle Company Motorcycle Race. Or would you prefer BSC Chick Magnet Motorcycle Race.

Whichever gets more enthusiasm.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-21-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,525
Views: 186,390
Posted By bananaman
Rough idea includes making some money to help me...

Rough idea includes making some money to help me pay for the land and stuff.

25224 Violet Drive, Blue River, WI.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-21-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,525
Views: 186,390
Posted By bananaman
Would you be interested in talking about an event...

Would you be interested in talking about an event on a 300 acre farm? Enduro/dualsport/motocross/trials/atv courses, multiple day, multiple weekend, rock band in the valley, camping, fun pandamonium?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-21-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3,525
Views: 186,390
Posted By bananaman
I'm a definite maybe.

I'm a definite maybe.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 176,863
Posted By bananaman
Dibs! Can I call dibs? I just talked to the...

Dibs!

Can I call dibs? I just talked to the seller, John, who also is an inmate but he had no idea his CL ad was linked here. I'll try to get down there in the next couple of weeks. It sounds like...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,741
Posted By bananaman
I totally understand the heavy bike idea. And...

I totally understand the heavy bike idea. And after a few hundred miles of this year's 1k on my 1100GS...

I'll watch with curiosity. Or maybe I can chase for you.
Forum: Latin America 12-17-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
I answered your question with a brief summary of...

I answered your question with a brief summary of the last ten years but by no means is my summary comprehensive.

I'm puzzled by your post.

"Is mexico safe?" is an old, old question.

Are...
Forum: Latin America 12-17-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
A few guys tried to rob me in JuJuy. Barb and I...

A few guys tried to rob me in JuJuy. Barb and I saw a truck robbery in Guatemala. A scheme in Dehli tried to kidnap me from the train station. Two big Jamaicans tried to rob me in Ocho Rios. None...
Forum: Latin America 12-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
Do you think your bike could be modified for a...

Do you think your bike could be modified for a big Alaska to Ushuaia ride?

What's the oil capacity?

I think I want one. I'm drooling over the idea. 50 horse, 250 pound bike, 6 gallon gas tank...
Forum: Racing 12-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,741
Posted By bananaman
I was excited until the 800 part. After trying to...

I was excited until the 800 part. After trying to pre run on an 1100, I'm not even going to consider anything over 250 pounds.
Forum: Latin America 12-16-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
I'm curious about your KTM. I think I want...

I'm curious about your KTM.

I think I want a 500 xc w.

What do you use your for?
Forum: Latin America 12-16-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
I had been wondering where you went. I keep...

I had been wondering where you went.

I keep trying to avoid this thread, and then Gabe will post something crazy. Like machetes. Or riding from Deadhorse to Key West in 80 hours. And shit.
Forum: Latin America 12-16-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
50 mpg going 90 mph? I've done thousands and...

50 mpg going 90 mph?

I've done thousands and thousands of miles. Some of it very fast. My best, most insane, was Dallas Tx to Madison Wi in 13:30, including gas stops and a 20 minute power nap. I...
Forum: Latin America 12-16-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
By IBA rules, isn't 9 or 11 the maximum? ...

By IBA rules, isn't 9 or 11 the maximum?

Let's say he had 10 useable gallons. At 30 mpg he'd have a 300 mile range. At 5800 miles he had to fill up 19 times.

That's assuming he could find gas...
Forum: Latin America 12-16-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
5800 miles in 80 hours. 72.5 mph No...

5800 miles in 80 hours.

72.5 mph

No sleeping.

If he slept 12 hours, that's 5800 miles in 68 hours.

85 mph
Forum: Latin America 12-15-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
Which is how you end up alienating the single...

Which is how you end up alienating the single most helpful person in the Americas.

Edit: if your letter of recommendation didn't impress Javier, do you really think it's going to work with a...
Forum: Latin America 12-15-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
If you want Javier to help you with shipping...

If you want Javier to help you with shipping you're going to have to ask him yourself. He's the guy you called a clown. And I think you said your Spanish is better than his...
Forum: Latin America 12-15-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
Tuckers got screwed with a container out of...

Tuckers got screwed with a container out of Ushuaia but that was an incompetent individual and US Customs, not indemuc Argentina corruption. The shipper robbed the Tuckers. Didn't tie bikes down....
Forum: Latin America 12-15-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By bananaman
I used to think these things were to be avoided,...

I used to think these things were to be avoided, and I agree with everything against them, but god damn! The Baja 1000 was fun!

I know, I really do know, adventure riding is all about the solo...
Forum: Latin America 12-15-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
Links?

Links?
Forum: Latin America 12-14-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
Now THIS is hilarious. Chilean border...

Now THIS is hilarious.

Chilean border corruption starts and ends with Gaston's opinion.

$2200 to $2500 is a little high. I bet Sandra can get it done for $1500.

The only person I hear...
Forum: Latin America 12-14-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
The coolest thing about meeting Javier was that...

The coolest thing about meeting Javier was that he immediately knew I was totally full of shit, which meant I could relax and be my regular self.

As tough as anyone ever thinks they are, a visit...
Forum: Latin America 12-14-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
You go to penalty box for not also saying this in...

You go to penalty box for not also saying this in French.
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
I agree he can ride solo. My statement about...

I agree he can ride solo. My statement about Mozart is related to the record. He needs to ride 600 miles per day, and cross 15 borders. He thinks a letter from someone important to him will get him...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
In the far south, road hazards are cattle, sheep,...

In the far south, road hazards are cattle, sheep, guanaco, niandu, dogs, donkeys, llamas. Even at night. On Tierra del Fuego I encountered at night a van that had killed a huge beef steer. The van...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
I think if you think a charity is worthy, then it...

I think if you think a charity is worthy, then it is. I don't care what it is. It's between you and your sense of giving.

I've never perverted the idea of charity by claiming that my adventure is...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
If you're asking if it can be done solo,...

If you're asking if it can be done solo, obviously yes.

I usually ride solo.

If you're asking if I think you can ride solo, obviously no. You're asking if you can perform Mozart perfectly, in...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
You're skipping Cuszco and Macchu Picchu?

You're skipping Cuszco and Macchu Picchu?
Forum: Latin America 12-12-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
Machetes... your ignorance is more remarkable. ...

Machetes... your ignorance is more remarkable.

Latin America isn't a banana republic.

Your machete idea is as valid as your unaccented Spanish.

Edit:

what I'm about to say about machetes...
Forum: Latin America 12-12-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
If you want input on the idea, I'll give you...

If you want input on the idea, I'll give you some: calling thus a charity is assinine. It's beyond negligent. You're riding through extremely poor places to benefit children in the richest country in...
Forum: Latin America 12-10-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
No, you haven't met jackasses like me. ...

No, you haven't met jackasses like me.

Around here, I'm just a wannabe. Compared to most of my friends, I've hardly ridden at all. There are regulars in this Latin America forum who actually have...
Forum: Latin America 12-10-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,228
Posted By bananaman
I prefer "don't shoot till you can see the whites...

I prefer "don't shoot till you can see the whites of their eyed," but that's just me.

Knowing what I know now...

1) my first bike was a kz650.

2) I used to ride a cheap Honda dirt bike in...
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