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Forum: Europe 10-14-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,672
Posted By Von Hoohaa
Wow, a lot more open space and natural beauty...

Wow, a lot more open space and natural beauty than I would have expected. Beautiful photos - post more!! :bow
Forum: Europe 10-14-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,672
Posted By Von Hoohaa
This is pretty close to a dream trip of mine, but...

This is pretty close to a dream trip of mine, but I would start in Switzerland and go around the Black Sea. This looks more doable without a huge hassle with visas and organization (not to mention...
Forum: Americas 07-13-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Von Hoohaa
No, not at all the same. You can drive right into...

No, not at all the same. You can drive right into Mexico with nothing more than a speed bump. Going the other direction will be much slower and always includes an interview (sometimes just a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,140
Posted By Von Hoohaa
I just replaced a couple of these hinges with OEM...

I just replaced a couple of these hinges with OEM parts because I couldn't find anyone selling the (identical) Southco parts online in small quantities. If I could find a metal hinge with detents I...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By Von Hoohaa
We've got just about five weeks time and we'll...

We've got just about five weeks time and we'll probably use every minute of it.
Forum: Americas 03-27-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By Von Hoohaa
We're taking off sometime the week of May 1st....

We're taking off sometime the week of May 1st. Just a little over a month to go!
Forum: Americas 03-26-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By Von Hoohaa
Hi Dirtnadvil... It's made by a Canadian company...

Hi Dirtnadvil... It's made by a Canadian company called ITMB (http://www.itmb.com/). I've used a bunch of their maps after finding one in a Borders store years ago. I bought this one on Amazon:...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By Von Hoohaa
Thumb No kidding about Mexico 16, Django! I rode that...

No kidding about Mexico 16, Django! I rode that last May between Guaymas and the Copper Canyon, and the road got so twisty the front of my bike started wrapping around the back! :lol3 I go way out of...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By Von Hoohaa
Thanks, Sjoerd Bakker! To clarify, we are in a...

Thanks, Sjoerd Bakker! To clarify, we are in a bit of a hurry to get away from the areas easily reached from San Luis Obispo, but it's understood that U.S. freeway distances are out of the question....
Forum: Americas 03-23-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By Von Hoohaa
Thanks, Dan, I appreciate your help.:bow Having...

Thanks, Dan, I appreciate your help.:bow Having said that...

...we considered goign through Yuma (and still are), but I know I'd prefer to get INTO Mexico rather than riding through more of the...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-23-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,604
Posted By Von Hoohaa
I've got coverage through my renter's insurance,...

I've got coverage through my renter's insurance, and I've heard that homeowner's policies sometimes include coverage of posessions while traveling. I guess whether it's worth it depends on the...
Forum: Americas 03-22-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By Von Hoohaa
OK, thanks for the info. I've driven a car...

OK, thanks for the info. I've driven a car between Tecate and Mexicali on Highway 2, just never father east.

We've pretty much decided to take the inland route, if for no other reason than to see...
Forum: Americas 03-22-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By Von Hoohaa
Not sure if we'll be posting updates from the...

Not sure if we'll be posting updates from the road, but if not while we're going, definitely when we get back. Thanks! :freaky
Forum: Americas 03-22-2008, 01:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By Von Hoohaa
We'll be bringing tents as a backup, but we plan...

We'll be bringing tents as a backup, but we plan to use hotels. Safer and I know I'll need a shower.

Also, it might have been the day, but last year the ferry from Santa Rosalia was during the...
Forum: Americas 03-21-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By Von Hoohaa
Question Baja or Mainland Mexico toward Central America?

No Trabajo and I are planning a trip from San Luis Obispo, CA to Panama, and we're trying to decide between riding down Baja or taking Mexican Highway 2 from Mexicali down the mainland.

Baja:
+...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,951
Posted By Von Hoohaa
I think they're the best-built bags out there....

I think they're the best-built bags out there. I've got two, and the only reason I bought a second one is to have a different size. One is nearly fifteen years old and is still used regularly on my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 1,453,050
Posted By Von Hoohaa
Thumb Wonderful

This is great stuff - far better than anything on TV or books, because it's being done by regular riders just like most of us here. I can't wait to read the rest.
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,935
Posted By Von Hoohaa
I keep it simple: smile big and ask "can I take...

I keep it simple: smile big and ask "can I take your picture?" No need to tell her she'll be the object of international admiration...:lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Von Hoohaa
OK, thanks. I've learned from other big trips to...

OK, thanks. I've learned from other big trips to multiply the map mileage by at least 1.3 or so.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Von Hoohaa
Question Riding distance from the southern California border to the Panama Canal?

From my crummy map, it looks like around 3500 miles one way, but I'm hoping to get a more accurate estimate. Thanks!
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