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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:54 AM
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Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/161.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/161.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-hDfVsX6/0/L/map161-L.jpg

We're leaving Ecuador!

Heading towards the Peruvian...
Forum: Americas 07-28-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By lightcycle
We've crossed Mexico->Belize->Guatemala->rest of...

We've crossed Mexico->Belize->Guatemala->rest of Central America(+Jamaica+Cuba)->Mexico and then Mexico->Guatemala.

You don't have to cancel the Mexico TVIP if you plan on returning to Mexico....
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
I know, that's like the fourth oldest trick in...

I know, that's like the fourth oldest trick in the book...



Thank you for the suggestions!
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/160.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/160.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-rCXvHrJ/0/L/map160-L.jpg

Hi Ho! Through the Andes Mountains we go!

We've struck a...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-17-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By lightcycle
http://i48.tinypic.com/2nsc9ya.gif Canada...

http://i48.tinypic.com/2nsc9ya.gif

Canada allows dual-citizenship.

My wife and I are currently traveling on a Canadian passport, but might use our UK and Croatian passports in Europe. Shorter...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
I did some research as to how these Amazon tribes...

I did some research as to how these Amazon tribes (the only ones in the world) shrink the heads of their enemies: they remove the skull and replace it with a small wooden ball, then boil them in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/159.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/159.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-DRjz6TX/0/L/map159-L.jpg

We're both missing the sun and sand, and we debated long and...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By lightcycle
Pretty much any McDonald's. And they're usually...

Pretty much any McDonald's. And they're usually attached to Walmarts as well.
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Might have been a quinceanera, I just assumed...

Might have been a quinceanera, I just assumed they were bridesmaid dresses...?



Only in Latin America! I haven't seen numbered stairs anywhere else in the world!



Dog, the Bounty...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/158.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/158.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-9Tm2CsC/0/L/map158-L.jpg

We made a huge mistake.

We wanted to spend the next few...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 527,444
Posted By lightcycle
Oh my god, so sorry for what happened to Ellen! ...

Oh my god, so sorry for what happened to Ellen!

That is terrible, I feel so angry, I don't have any words!

Ellen, heal up soon. Neda and I are wishing you all the best. Andi, take good care of...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Neda's mom's health is still a question mark, so...

Neda's mom's health is still a question mark, so we don't know how long we will need to be in Croatia. We may have more answers in the next few weeks.
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/157.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/157.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-hZbPGq5/0/L/map157-L.jpg

It's our first ride in a couple of weeks ever since coming...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
I'm going to be in Munich on Sunday, leaving...

I'm going to be in Munich on Sunday, leaving Monday night if any ADVers want to get together for a pint. :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
I'm still in Lima, finalizing the shipment of the...

I'm still in Lima, finalizing the shipment of the bikes. They've passed Aduana (customs) and the boat is scheduled to leave July 4th. I'll work on getting the blog up to date in the meanwhile.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Guys, thank you all so much for your well wishes....

Guys, thank you all so much for your well wishes.

Neda is going through a very tough time right now. She really appreciates all your words of encouragement.

Thanks again.
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for the info, Phil. Shipping by air was...

Thanks for the info, Phil. Shipping by air was prohibitively expensive (the cost was almost equal to the current value of our bikes), so against our inclinations, we're working with a shipper to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/C...

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-dgMF26M/0/L/anniversary-L.jpg

On June 14th 2012, we started a journey that was purposely designed to have no plan, no schedule and no...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Good advice about getting a crate at the BMW...

Good advice about getting a crate at the BMW dealership, will try that.



I know it doesn't look like it from our pictures, but we have 250L of stuff in the hard cases between the two of us,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/156.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/156.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-fjFTrfh/0/L/map156-L.jpg

After a too-short two week vacation in the sunny Galapagos...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Thanks all for your help and advice. We have a...

Thanks all for your help and advice. We have a couple of leads that we're pursuing, but it's turning out to be a tedious process.

We've discovered we really need to use a local shipping company,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Need a little help from the ADV community

Hello everyone,

We need a little help from the ADV community.

Due to a family emergency we're going to have to cut our trip short.

We are currently in Lima, Peru and we need to be in Croatia...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for all the comments, guys! We...

Thanks for all the comments, guys!



We used a GoPro on our NZ trip, it was the first gen and we weren't too happy about a few things: battery life, lack of viewfinder, everytime the camera...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Update from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/155.html ...

Update from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/155.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-7pBMnCs/0/L/map155-L.jpg

It's been awhile since I exercised my video editing skills, so...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for all the comments, guys! Glad you...

Thanks for all the comments, guys! Glad you enjoyed the pictures.



The very tip does look like the Statue of Liberty's torch, doesn't it...?



Yes, it was quite a change from our tipico...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/154.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/154.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-hXc9rV7/0/L/map154-L.jpg
Our route around the Galapagos takes us through a variety of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Thanks... but that's not us... :cry

Thanks... but that's not us... :cry
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
All over Central America and South America, they...

All over Central America and South America, they give out these plastic gloves when you order fried chicken so you don't get your hands greasy when you eat it. I think it's brilliant, however KFC had...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/153.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/153.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-4G5vb55/0/L/map153-L.jpg

We're going to the Galapagos Islands!

Neda is a huge...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
We have both been feeling travel fatigue for...

We have both been feeling travel fatigue for quite some time now, just trying to find a good place to settle down where it's sunny and quiet.

However, Neda wants to let everyone know that the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/152.html...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/152.html on March 26th, 2014

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-MDbFBNj/0/L/map152-L.jpg

Riding south from Otavalo, I'm staring at...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
It's mainly another notification tool for new...

It's mainly another notification tool for new blog posts, but there are a few pictures from our past trips, as well as some that we've not published on our blog - some motorcycle stuff we used to do...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Thanks for all the Ecuador suggestions guys, we...

Thanks for all the Ecuador suggestions guys, we are a bit farther than the blog suggests, so not sure if we'll hit all the recommendations.



Thanks for all the retweets, Ali! Much appreciated!...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/151.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/151.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-jvvQkWF/0/L/map151-L.jpg

We're entering a new country today! It's been over 5 months...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
"Dear Penthouse Forum, you won't believe this...

"Dear Penthouse Forum, you won't believe this but"... :D

You know everyone's waiting on the pictures now, right?



LOL! I think Neda has a suit like that, but with knee pucks...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/150.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/150.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-m5ZZ6Cq/0/L/map150-L.jpg

We're headed south to the border town of Ipiales. Yes, this...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
If you ask Neda, she'd say that I'm a...

If you ask Neda, she'd say that I'm a NINKompoop... :wink:

There's another traveling couple whose blog I'm reading, they call themselves ZINKs. That's a good one!



It took awhile, Mike, but...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
It's a whole bunch of fun and the Ducs are well...

It's a whole bunch of fun and the Ducs are well sorted for the track. The 999 and previous generations had Dzus fasteners which make it real easy to take the fairings off, so you can buy some track...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
I have a lot of fun making the videos. I mix the...

I have a lot of fun making the videos. I mix the audio with headphones on because I want it to be a surprise when I unveil the finished product to Neda. So while I'm snickering away working on it,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,069,197
Posted By lightcycle
Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/149.html ...

Updated from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/149.html

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-FCCZBtb/0/L/map149-L.jpg

We fall into the typical pattern of waking up early and doing...
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