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Forum: Americas 11-09-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,774
Posted By Catracho
Huh, surprising. Last time I came back on...

Huh, surprising.

Last time I came back on the bike, the waved me all the way to the front of the line.

You'll save time by going through tecate

I've never seen more than 12 cars in line
Forum: Latin America 10-22-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By Catracho
Does anyone know where I could find one in...

Does anyone know where I could find one in Chiapas, MX maybe? Or Guatemala? Or Belize? Or Costa Rice?

Mmmmmmmmmm costa rice
Forum: Americas 10-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,308
Posted By Catracho
I couldn't find a hotel cheaper than $50 in...

I couldn't find a hotel cheaper than $50 in Zacatecas. Had to stay at the hostal villa colonial cassot
Nice guys, they love motos!! The owner will take a picture of your bike and post it to their...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 866
Views: 189,611
Posted By Catracho
Wow!!! Sounds like a plan!! :clap:clap Go...

Wow!!! Sounds like a plan!! :clap:clap

Go do it, there's still lots of business opportunities in Latin America

Coming from someone who has owned several in Central America, it's easier than...
Forum: Latin America 10-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,354
Posted By Catracho
I got lost searching for the Zapatista villages...

I got lost searching for the Zapatista villages outside San cristobal de las casas and found some incredible roads. These were my favorite in Mexico/Central America ...
Forum: Americas 09-30-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Catracho
Shouldn't be hard to find tires and oil filters...

Shouldn't be hard to find tires and oil filters in San Diego
Forum: Latin America 09-22-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,736
Posted By Catracho
Jajaja. I like that. I guess after queretaro,...

Jajaja. I like that. I guess after queretaro, since I only made it to Puebla the next day......he should be in oaxaca...or who knows... With this nut he could be in Tapachula

Years ago I met...
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,736
Posted By Catracho
It doesn't sound like fun, but if you can get to...

It doesn't sound like fun, but if you can get to panama and back in that short amount of time, I'd like to hear about it. I just did it (la to panama) took me a little over 7 months, just there not...
Forum: Latin America 09-11-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By Catracho
This year I rented apartments in Mazatlan,...

This year I rented apartments in Mazatlan, aguascalientes and oaxaca
They were all furnished, internet, tv, kitchen supplies, city center, etc....
Between $200-300

Easy to find, seems like...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Catracho
Yea I agree, don't let the language detour you...

Yea I agree, don't let the language detour you from an incredible trip. Every other rider I've met (HB to currently nicaragua) hasn't spoken any Spanish. They've survived. Mexico was the best part...
Forum: Latin America 06-07-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By Catracho
Some of the roads outside of Chiapas are...

Some of the roads outside of Chiapas are incredible.
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By Catracho
Looks like a great trip. I'm the guy who said...

Looks like a great trip. I'm the guy who said hello in Durango on the 08 Klr, I made the blog hahaha
You went all the places you told me you were going
I'm still in Mexico, just can't seem to leave...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Catracho
Yea let us know how it goes I'm interested in...

Yea let us know how it goes
I'm interested in visiting calakmul In Campeche
Not sure if I can make it, my 6 months is going to expire and I'm still in oaxaca:deal
Forum: Trip Planning 04-23-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By Catracho
I've ridden all over Latin America and no one has...

I've ridden all over Latin America and no one has ever looked or asked to see if I've had a license. If you're that worried I'd suggest printing a fake one online, laminate it, run over it a few...
Forum: Latin America 04-08-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By Catracho
I'll be doing the same in mid-late May. My 6...

I'll be doing the same in mid-late May. My 6 months in Mexico ends may 31, currently in Oaxaca renting a place for the month.
So that's the verdict? Cross and ride to Melchior to get the permit....
Forum: Latin America 04-08-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By Catracho
I'll be doing the same in mid-late May. My 6...

I'll be doing the same in mid-late May. My 6 months in Mexico ends may 31, currently in Oaxaca renting a place for the month.
So that's the verdict? Cross and ride to Melchior to get the permit....
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 43,349
Posted By Catracho
Looks like a relaxing time in the yucatan. I...

Looks like a relaxing time in the yucatan. I read that same Russka book in a hammock in Guatemala. Those and all the James a Michener books are better while in a hammock on the beach.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-18-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,004
Posted By Catracho
In December I was stopped with quite a bit of pot...

In December I was stopped with quite a bit of pot in central Baja. After bs'n with the guys and apologizing I could tell they didn't care. the jefe even said I know it's legal in California just...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By Catracho
I'm leaving Wednesday from so cal heading south...

I'm leaving Wednesday from so cal heading south and have no real plans or destination. I just did Baja last month so I'll be on the main land
Ready for my first chela!!!!:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,791
Posted By Catracho
Enjoying the trip so far!! Good luck on the...

Enjoying the trip so far!! Good luck on the Spanish. One thing I thought I would add is that Guatemala city and pretty much every capital city from now on are nothing like Mexico City. They're...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-24-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,166
Posted By Catracho
I remember talking about snakes with the locals...

I remember talking about snakes with the locals and it was usually just joking around until the fer de lance was mentioned then their attitude changed. The look in their eyes was of real fear. In...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 18,791
Posted By Catracho
Haha, great rr so far! I'm really enjoying it ...

Haha, great rr so far! I'm really enjoying it
Don't get discouraged yet, get to the main land and you'll find cheaper accommodation and many more tecates.
As for the Spanish, I would recommend...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-22-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,166
Posted By Catracho
I lived in Central America de 5 years and had my...

I lived in Central America de 5 years and had my share of animal encounters. But the two I tell people about are when I was in Guatemala I lived in the jungle and Almost everyday I would go for a run...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Catracho
Wonderful country for riding!!! The ride from...

Wonderful country for riding!!! The ride from esteli through the selva negra to matagalpa y jinotega is incredible. Ride to the Laguna and to the top of the active volcano. Both nice day trips from...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,799
Posted By Catracho
Thumb Looking forward to more!!!! Ride safe and maybe...

Looking forward to more!!!! Ride safe and maybe I'll meet up with ya down there. I'm leaving end of December
Although you may have to change to tecate or Bohemia as pbr will be hard to find. I do...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,978
Posted By Catracho
Wow great pictures. I like the one with the lady...

Wow great pictures. I like the one with the lady with the umbrella in the rain.
Thanks for showing us a different part of the world. It's completely different than the Madagascar documentary I...
Forum: Americas 10-28-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Catracho
Yea I made the trip to the hot springs many many...

Yea I made the trip to the hot springs many many times 2 up on a 200 Chinese dirt bike. You'll be fine
The trip through la Esperanza is much slower than the San Pedro to Teguc route, but much more...
Forum: Americas 10-28-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Catracho
Hey free flow.... I lived in copan in 07 a...

Hey free flow....
I lived in copan in 07 a block from don udos.
Your pics bring back some good memories and lots of great riding.
The guy in pic #97 used to sell me Mayan artifacts he 'found'
Forum: Americas 10-28-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Catracho
Some of the dirt roads out of town are...

Some of the dirt roads out of town are incredible. If you're staying in copan ruinas for a few days ride out to the hot springs. ( go up the hill from the soccer field)
Also the next town over...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 108,330
Posted By Catracho
Great RR. You're right there are some great...

Great RR. You're right there are some great cities in northern Mexico. Guanajuato, queretaro, Morelia, Zacatecas and San Miguel de Allende are all worthy of a visit.
Enjoy it, you're not missing...
Forum: Americas 10-08-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,944
Posted By Catracho
Yea sounds good. If you ever want to meet at...

Yea sounds good. If you ever want to meet at toro bravo on 19th st. Let me know.
Forum: Americas 10-08-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,944
Posted By Catracho
Looks like fun guys. I have the same agenda. I'm...

Looks like fun guys. I have the same agenda. I'm leaving hb the beginning of December and heading south. No real plans. But trying to stay for as long as I can.
I love the north of DF part of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,409
Posted By Catracho
I was in El Remate from 09 to last year, before...

I was in El Remate from 09 to last year, before then I was in Copan Ruins for 3 years. I actually was impressed with the Yumbos. I bought them new in San Pedro Sula, Honduras for about $1300. They of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,409
Posted By Catracho
Chapinlandia

Good luck on the trip. I lived in El Remate for 2 years and rented out my 200cc yumbo's when I was there. I did many tours around Lago Itza, and ruin trips up to Yaxha and Nakum. Incredible riding up...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 95,279
Posted By Catracho
Internet

How is the internet service over there? Are you camping or staying in hotels?
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 795,153
Posted By Catracho
thanks for the stories!!

Great read! I met you in at the Red Frog bar in Copan Honduras and remembered the "no fumar espanol" excuse for the police and told it to many people. I agree with you on the smaller bikes being...
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