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Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,899,262
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Since I bought my bike 4 years ago, I have gotten...

Since I bought my bike 4 years ago, I have gotten overall mileage of 59.3 MPG. High of 73 with a screaming tail wind in Baja. Low of 47 MPG while trying to keep up with my friends Super Ténéré on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,899,262
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Out for a ride this weekend, West Desert of Utah,...

Out for a ride this weekend, West Desert of Utah, near Dugway.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3858/15128442899_4f3fc95f56_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p3Re1p)image (https://flic.kr/p/p3Re1p) by maiermv...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,899,262
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Having owned several British sports cars of that...

Having owned several British sports cars of that era, I know that Lucas is the British god of darkness. :hide
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,899,262
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
I feel your pain, I stopped at the KTM dealer at...

I feel your pain, I stopped at the KTM dealer at lunch not too long ago and test rode an 1190 Adventure. In the words (misquoted) of my favorite literary character; "Poot poot, must have motorbike".
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,395
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Peter, Have really enjoyed following along...

Peter,

Have really enjoyed following along vicariously on your trip. I have the same dream and a daughter who will graduate high school in 3 years.

I really enjoyed your trip, but most of all...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,232
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Glad to hear that, really enjoy your views of...

Glad to hear that, really enjoy your views of Espańa.

Suerte,

Martín
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,899,262
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Smart, will take note as hope to do this soon to...

Smart, will take note as hope to do this soon to my bike.

Suerte,

Martín
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 68,720
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Sounds like fun, but if I ever get to Mompiche...

Sounds like fun, but if I ever get to Mompiche again, will be hard to pry myself loose. Though I heard the Italians had built a resort there and I have not been to Canoa.

Suerte,

Martín
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,455
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
René, I have really enjoyed your ride report...

René,

I have really enjoyed your ride report especially because of your insights and commentary on Latin America and the forces that shaped it to what it is today. I finally got to Las Venas...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,899,262
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
I know, I am still in shock... :eek1

I know, I am still in shock... :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,899,262
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Broke the front upper mounting screw for my...

Broke the front upper mounting screw for my Touratech bash plate last fall. When the screw broke, I lost the spacer behind it as well. Got around to drilling and easy outing the screw recently. ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,455
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
As always, I have no words to match yours... ...

As always, I have no words to match yours...

Gracias René‎, what a journey.

Suerte,

Martín
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,899,262
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
I'm 6'4" and have the tall Wunderlich, works...

I'm 6'4" and have the tall Wunderlich, works great for me. But it came with the bike, so...

Martín
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,455
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
René, Happy for you to see the journey...

René,

Happy for you to see the journey coming to a completion, I am sure you are planning your next one already. Can't wait to hear what it will be.

I just looked up the etymology of your...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,899,262
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Shinko 705's Martín

Shinko 705's

Martín
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,899,262
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Went out for a ride today, turned on to the...

Went out for a ride today, turned on to the freeway and felt the back end slide around. Soon as I got up to speed could feel something was very wrong. Pulled over to the side of the road to...
Forum: Latin America 03-03-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,065
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Silviu, I have a co-worker who is...

Silviu,

I have a co-worker who is Venezolana. She had a trip planned to visit her family late February. She sent me an email recently about her trip, this is what she said; "tuve que cancelar...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,455
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
René, those words absolutely slayed me. It is so...

René, those words absolutely slayed me. It is so insightful and carries so much weight for me. Wow... Just wow...

I really hope we can coordinate for that article, it will be amazing.

Suerte,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,455
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Well done René, well done...

Well done René, well done...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,455
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
No te olvides del vino tinto...:thumb Martín

No te olvides del vino tinto...:thumb

Martín
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,455
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Sad to see her and her charming smile go. Have a...

Sad to see her and her charming smile go. Have a safe run to Ushuaia.

Those last photos were tremendous, reminds me of riding in the West Desert of Northern Utah. (well without the Llamas and the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,455
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Those faces say it all... Suerte, ...

Those faces say it all...



Suerte,

Martín
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,455
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Glad to hear you are well and still on the move. ...

Glad to hear you are well and still on the move. RIde safe, looking forward to more photos and adventures.

Suerte,

Martín
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,208,067
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Juanito, Glad to see you are off the...

Juanito,

Glad to see you are off the Panamerica in Ecuador. There is so much to see and do and so many make the straight Quito, Banos, Cuenca, Peru trip in 2-3 days. The beaches in the North...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25,888
Views: 2,108,966
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Beat me to it...

Beat me to it...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,455
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Stop it, now you are just being mean :lol3. ...

Stop it, now you are just being mean :lol3. Cuenca is one of my favorite cities in the world. I dream daily of being there, going for a run along the Baranco, having lunch with family, a glass of...
Forum: Latin America 12-06-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,627
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
My wife's cousin tells me the beaches in Mancora...

My wife's cousin tells me the beaches in Mancora Peru are muy linda. Have not been personally, take photos if you stop there.

Suerte,

Martín
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 39,804
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
I know, I visit there fairly often (annually) as...

I know, I visit there fairly often (annually) as my wife's family lives in Cuenca. To most Ecuadorians that nasty powder is coffee, and the only question is "Leche o Agua?". The aforementioned wife...
Forum: Latin America 11-20-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
And for that I am envious...

And for that I am envious...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25,888
Views: 2,108,966
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Hmmm, let me think about it... Yeah, that would...

Hmmm, let me think about it... Yeah, that would be worth it.

Martín
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 154,684
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
DR, Thanks, that was brilliant. I was there...

DR,

Thanks, that was brilliant. I was there with you and really enjoyed the experience. Makes me absolutely, insanely, jealous of you being on the road. Can't wait for my turn.

Saludos,
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 154,684
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Great post and photos, though a few more of the...

Great post and photos, though a few more of the Slovenian girls would be appreciated :wink:. Added to my list of places to visit when it is my turn.

Saludos,

Martín
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,455
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Thumb Excellent, what a great team you are. Enjoying...

Excellent, what a great team you are. Enjoying the ride report, photos, even your opines!

Saludos,

Martín
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,899,262
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Isn't that the truth, have learned that lesson...

Isn't that the truth, have learned that lesson the hard way myself.

Saludos,

Martín
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 59,455
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Valentino, I am very glad to read your writing...

Valentino, I am very glad to read your writing and your thoughts on development/exploitation. Has long been a thought for me of the inequality resulting from exploitation of resources, human...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,297
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Following along, like your route so far. Will...

Following along, like your route so far. Will stay tuned for updates on your nueva esposa Mexicana...!

Saludos,

Martín
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,899,262
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
My hose popped off the the water pump inlet. ...

My hose popped off the the water pump inlet. Replaced the stock BMW clamp with a hose clamp and no problems since. (fingers crossed).

Martín
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,314
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Simon, As always you give me great...

Simon,

As always you give me great inspiration that at 54 there is still time for me to take long trips. I am subscribed and as always follow your journeys with great anticipation.

Travel...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 52,694
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
Excellent review, thank you for sharing that. ...

Excellent review, thank you for sharing that. Could you please tell me what model number the Datel unit is?

Saludos,

Martín
Forum: Latin America 04-11-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 54,725
Posted By ElReyDelSofa
And then there is my Ecuadorian cousin's French...

And then there is my Ecuadorian cousin's French husband who I have never ever understand a single thing he says in Spanish. What an accent...!
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