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Forum: Americas 10-02-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Posted By Eduardo
I was at Chaco Canyon years back and took a great...

I was at Chaco Canyon years back and took a great trail up the escarpment and beyond to some of the old living areas, pottery shards are everywhere and some maze like stone structures that are very...
Forum: Americas 06-16-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Eduardo
Guatemala via Belize

Hola, cuando entro en Guatemala a través de Belice continúo en una hora y media para El Remate, que está en la parte inferior de la colina de Tikal y situado en el lago Petan Itzá. Muy hermoso y...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,155
Posted By Eduardo
My first bike was a 1958 150 cc Vespa in 1964....

My first bike was a 1958 150 cc Vespa in 1964. Honda 50's had hit the U.S. market, but the Vespa was easy, smooth, and lots of fun. I still miss jamming around in town with it. Saludos
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 35,829
Posted By Eduardo
Memory Lane

Thanks WilderRider for such a great ride report, and all the photos. I'll be going again this year to Guatemala after two years of being stateside, can't wait. Saludos!
Forum: Americas 06-21-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Eduardo
When you get to Trempealeau, the old hotel...

When you get to Trempealeau, the old hotel adjacent the river has nice, clean, cheap rooms, and the resturant
features the famous "walnut buger". Great spot to see the river traffic go throught the...
Forum: Latin America 06-04-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,357
Posted By Eduardo
Thanks Mark, I think an ENT visit is my next move...

Thanks Mark, I think an ENT visit is my next move to determine exactly what is wrong. I can not take Sudafed, as it's just like taking speed to me, and makes me feel terrible. Thanks again for...
Forum: Latin America 06-04-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,357
Posted By Eduardo
This discussion is rather timely for me as I have...

This discussion is rather timely for me as I have had an ear problem that has progressed from Tinnitis occuring in the middle of the winter, to an ear which is constantly draining and plugged with no...
Forum: Americas 10-18-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By Eduardo
I used to get this sort of response from friends,...

I used to get this sort of response from friends, but after ten years of solo trips in the winter with no problems, those comments have fallen away. The only problem is when I do run into English...
Forum: Latin America 10-08-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,757
Posted By Eduardo
:lurk Good ones!

:lurk Good ones!
Forum: Latin America 09-19-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By Eduardo
I don't have insurance either, along with 50...

I don't have insurance either, along with 50 million other Americans. I've thought about what I would do if I had a pending, non-emergency health problem to deal with and decided that Mexico would...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 3,170,049
Posted By Eduardo
Thanks for the info. I saw one like this years...

Thanks for the info. I saw one like this years ago in Bolivia, old but still on the road, kind of like me. :lol3
Saludos
Forum: Americas 09-18-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By Eduardo
"Honduras was the biggest pain in the ass...

"Honduras was the biggest pain in the ass border!"

Plus a zillion, but I would leave off the word "border"
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 3,170,049
Posted By Eduardo
I saw this parked outside a bar this weekend. I...

I saw this parked outside a bar this weekend. I haven't a clue what year it is. Saludos


http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo37/Eduardo58_2008/IMG_0047.jpg
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Forum: Latin America 09-09-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,933
Posted By Eduardo
Wow! Those are some outrageous fines in Costa...

Wow! Those are some outrageous fines in Costa Rica. :eek1

In Mexico, I've just had a few nuisance stops, that stuck me as mostly curiousity, i.d., and papers checks. Speed for me is determined by...
Forum: Latin America 09-07-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,567
Posted By Eduardo
Bienvenidos a ADV! Gracias para de fotos. ...

Bienvenidos a ADV! Gracias para de fotos. Saludos
Forum: Americas 09-05-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,717
Posted By Eduardo
Sand fleas, also known as chiquistas, sort of...

Sand fleas, also known as chiquistas, sort of like the Canadian no-see-ums. Tiny bugs, that bite like hell, but seem to only be around an hour before and after sunset.

My vote to "plant it' is...
Forum: Americas 08-11-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,008
Posted By Eduardo
Mex/Guate

As soon as I am a grandpa for the first time, in mid-January, I'll be going to Mexico/Guatemala again for the winter/April. I'm starting to get ready by ordering tires, new grips, etc. and doing...
Forum: Latin America 08-02-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,582
Posted By Eduardo
Such a tragic story. It makes me a little...

Such a tragic story. It makes me a little anxious, since at least 3/4 of my travels in Central America I spend camping, and I also travel alone. However, I haven't had any problems in ten winters...
Forum: Americas 07-26-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24,843
Views: 1,969,560
Posted By Eduardo
I'm just wondering how he got it jacked up like...

I'm just wondering how he got it jacked up like that.
Forum: Latin America 07-22-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By Eduardo
I took the new road four years ago to Cororico....

I took the new road four years ago to Cororico. The hotel I stayed at hosted a bicycle tour company after their downhill run from the top of the old camino. They had videos of the ride down, it...
Forum: Latin America 07-18-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,232
Posted By Eduardo
"The Darkest Jungle" by Todd Balf is a great book...

"The Darkest Jungle" by Todd Balf is a great book about the 1850's expedition of the Darien Gap. They were looking for a route for the Panama canal, and under estimated the depth and conditions of...
Forum: Latin America 07-17-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 62,520
Posted By Eduardo
In keeping with the nap time theme. ...

In keeping with the nap time theme.


http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo37/Eduardo58_2008/EdS013.jpg

http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo37/Eduardo58_2008/PC120073-1.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 341,772
Posted By Eduardo
I saw a yearly calendar in Flores that had a...

I saw a yearly calendar in Flores that had a hammock position for everyday of the year pictured. Some looked pretty twisty, and only for the very limber but it was pretty funny. :D
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,863
Posted By Eduardo
Two piece for me, with two tops, a cold weather...

Two piece for me, with two tops, a cold weather coat and a air-flow jacket for hot weather. I like to be able to shed just the jacket for short stops to cool off, gas, food, etc.
Forum: Latin America 06-27-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,621
Posted By Eduardo
Two years ago heading south for the winter in...

Two years ago heading south for the winter in early December it was really cold, and even snowing when I went through San Antonio, pretty rare. I had every thing on in my gear bag, including rain...
Forum: Latin America 06-26-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,621
Posted By Eduardo
Yep, no mountains here, it goes from flat to...

Yep, no mountains here, it goes from flat to flatter riding south.

I thought strongly about riding out in mid-November one year. All I really need from here is 24 hours of ice and snow free roads...
Forum: Latin America 06-22-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,939
Posted By Eduardo
I posted that Vermox kills germs, it doesn't,...

I posted that Vermox kills germs, it doesn't, it's for worms (hookworms, pinworms, etc.), which I had, probably caused by all the chicken shit in Guatemala. There have been some effective germ...
Forum: Latin America 06-22-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,939
Posted By Eduardo
Brave man.....just don't take medical tips from...

Brave man.....just don't take medical tips from me. :rofl
Saludos amigo
Forum: Latin America 06-09-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By Eduardo
:clap

:clap
Forum: Americas 06-08-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Eduardo
Minneapolis area

I live south of Minneapolis, Minnesota about 45km in Northfield. If this is on your route I'm sure we can accomodate you two. We have a guest room, garage, and lots of couch space. If your...
Forum: Latin America 05-15-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,621
Posted By Eduardo
On the 5th of January, 2010 here in southern...

On the 5th of January, 2010 here in southern Minnesota, it was between +3 F and -19F, with a 15 mph wind, not to even mention residual snow and ice. This year it was +1 F and +5, with a wind up to 32...
Forum: Latin America 05-13-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,621
Posted By Eduardo
Hola, I'm not really interested in Panama, but...

Hola, I'm not really interested in Panama, but would consider riding as far as my village in Guatemala.
How are you going to get your bike to an area in the south when you can actuallly ride on?...
Forum: Americas 05-06-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,856
Posted By Eduardo
Following the Gulf Coast is the route I have...

Following the Gulf Coast is the route I have taken many times. For some of the best advice, read the ride reports, it will give you the mile by mile, day by day routes, highlights, accomodations,...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By Eduardo
We have had all kinds of "hard luck survival"...

We have had all kinds of "hard luck survival" stories in ADV, including some that set up PayPal accounts for donations to be able to continue their trips, so next time you want to lecture someone who...
Forum: Latin America 02-26-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Eduardo
A+ Italiano

You covered everthing as far as I can tell. Excellent report.

So many things you said made me laugh in remembering when I encountered them.....stop signs: "nobody stop, but everybody slow down"...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-15-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,247
Posted By Eduardo
I live in Northfield, and would like to meet and...

I live in Northfield, and would like to meet and ride with fellow SE Minnesota riders. Someone mentioned the price of gas but there are lots of really great rides in our own neighborhood. Saludos
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,989
Posted By Eduardo
We finally got some sun, and I got out for a walk...

We finally got some sun, and I got out for a walk to take some more test shots with my G12. I learned it works great, even in below zero temperatures, I don't but it does. :D

I do have a small...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 131,999
Posted By Eduardo
http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo37/Eduardo58_...

http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo37/Eduardo58_2008/GreenAngelsMexico.jpg

+1, the Green Angels are great. A roving mechanic, with lots of tools.
I would see them every trip I made helping...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By Eduardo
Is Guatemala Safe?

Depends. I always travel with a sense of awareness of my surroundings and for most places I've been in Guatemala that has served me just fine.

However, I don't like Guatemala City. My friends...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,246
Posted By Eduardo
I always carry a pocket knife, and have so with...

I always carry a pocket knife, and have so with all my trips to C.A., I'd be lost without it. Just put it in your pocket. I've never had to empty my pockets or been frisked at any border crossing or...
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