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Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Episode 17 - Ecuador

On this episode, we dangle from some waterfalls and ride some of the best roads of the trip.






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Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Episode 16

On this episode, we cook up the world's largest rodent, snack on some giant ants, and have a blast at a local mountain cabin party.

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Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Episode 15

On this episode, we learn why motorcycles are the preferred mode of travel in Colombia, teach some kids photography, and see a puffer fish!

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Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Episode 15

Episode 14:

This is our Stahlratte Episode. Very famous boat on the adv forums. This video summarizes our experience.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Yeah, Juanita's was great. Out of our 7 months on...

Yeah, Juanita's was great. Out of our 7 months on the road very few hotel's / hostels really welcome you and make you feel at home and Juanita's was quite memorable. We stayed an extra 2 days because...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Panama On this episode, we cross into...

Panama

On this episode, we cross into Panama, tackle some white water rafting near Boquete, watch some kittens grow up, and make some new moto friends.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Costa Rica and Nicaragua On this episode, we...

Costa Rica and Nicaragua

On this episode, we continue the search for a new muffler, and take a dip in a pool with healing powers.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Thanks for the support! Its good to know that the...

Thanks for the support! Its good to know that the videos still work back to back. The videos are about to get cold though, we are currently riding through the mountains of Peru on our way to Cusco.
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
On this episode, we take a ferry to Roatan for...

On this episode, we take a ferry to Roatan for some diving, then get more adventure than we expected in the mountains of Honduras.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Adventures in Guatamala. Here we take some of the...

Adventures in Guatamala. Here we take some of the highland back roads, volunteer near Lake Atitlan, and explore a cave with only a candle to light the way.

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Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
In this episode we enter into Belize where we...

In this episode we enter into Belize where we tube through an underground river, zip through the treeline and head to Caye Caulker for some world class diving!

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Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
In this episode we explore San Cristobal, Mexico,...

In this episode we explore San Cristobal, Mexico, visit some of the famous Mayan ruins, Serafina learns to SCUBA dive, and we attend a biker rally where we are in for a surprise. Next we are off to...
Forum: Latin America 10-09-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By xago
Thanks for the muffler shop recommendation those...

Thanks for the muffler shop recommendation those guys are pros. Looks and sounds better than new, and I am sure it is lighter. We are now all set to keep riding south.

link below for pic...
Forum: Latin America 10-03-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By xago
Hi Oscar, Thanks for the link. We will check...

Hi Oscar,

Thanks for the link. We will check that out, is it worth calling beforehand to set something up?
Forum: Latin America 10-03-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By xago
Teevee, We are currently in San Juan del sur...

Teevee,

We are currently in San Juan del sur and will be crossing into Costa Rica tomorrow. Apparently they have bigger bikes there? Otherwise we may try the tractor supply method.

Thanks for...
Forum: Latin America 10-02-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By xago
Tractor supply is a good idea, we will look into...

Tractor supply is a good idea, we will look into it. We will be entering into Costa Rica in a couple days.
Forum: Latin America 09-27-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By xago
We don't need a "new" muffler. We just need one...

We don't need a "new" muffler. We just need one that works. Our old one went missing (entirely) in the mountains of Honduras. Right now it is kind of loud... :ear
Forum: Latin America 09-27-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By xago
Where to get a muffler for a KLR 650 in Costa Rica?

So we have a bit more adventure than we were looking for in the mountains of Honduras. Short story is a bruised foot, camping on a coffee farm, and a search for a replacement muffler.

We are...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
In this episode we ride 175 from Veracruze to...

In this episode we ride 175 from Veracruze to Oaxaca while learning how to make mole, and sampling some crickets and chocolate.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
On this episode, we’ll show you the right way to...

On this episode, we’ll show you the right way to taste tequila, get up close and personal with some luchadors, and ride underneath a city.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Thanks for the suggestions, that is the kind of...

Thanks for the suggestions, that is the kind of food tip we are looking for!

We just crossed into Belize after a little over 6 weeks in Mexico. You guys are right about it taking a little bit...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Episode 5

Hey ADV, this episode should be right up your alley since there is some actual adventure riding. We get a bit lost trying to make it to Batopilas in Copper Canyon, eat some Tarahumara food, and make...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Hungry Riders Ep 4: Northen Mexico’s Desert Desserts and a Delayed Delivery

We finally got some "real" riding in as we head into Copper Canyon. Lots of people go to Copper Canyon for the dirt but the roads were actually excellent.

In episode 4, we cross our first...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Wicked Hungry Riders Ep 3: Arizona’s Vortexes, Cowboy Grub and The Fastest Bike Ever

Episode third is up highlighting some of the great times we had in Arizona. We try to “feel” a vortex, eat some cowboy food, taste some Arizona wine, experience a rodeo, and top it all off with...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Episode 2: Bumps, Basque and Bakersfield

Our second episode documents our trip from the SF Bay Area down to Bakersfield along some awesome back roads. Then we say farewell to friends and explore some Basque cuisine. Next, we’re off to...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By xago
Thanks for the advice everyone. We are now on our...

Thanks for the advice everyone. We are now on our trip.

I started a ride report thread at:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=802379
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,868
Posted By xago
Hungry Riders Headed South

Greetings ADV riders!

My wife and I have had our honeymoon delayed long enough so we decided to turn it into a 6 month motorcycle trip riding south through Mexico, Central and South America. My...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,791
Posted By xago
Yes, or some equivalent. I like to fill mine up...

Yes, or some equivalent. I like to fill mine up with ice when I stop for gas, they usually let you fill it for free. Keeps it cold all day. Riding for 100 miles / 1.5 hours in very hot weather is a...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,327
Posted By xago
Sorry, are you referring to skyline in the SF Bay...

Sorry, are you referring to skyline in the SF Bay Area down the peninsula? I know it has a 35 mph limit also.

If that is the one you are interested in, don't be put off to much. Many people ride...
Forum: Americas 06-14-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By xago
I am still not sure what to do to secure the...

I am still not sure what to do to secure the bikes when visiting a place like that. Park at the hotel and unload the gear, then ride to the site and park? Pay someone to watch it? The bikes are...
Forum: Americas 06-14-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By xago
Wow thanks Eakins! Sumidero Canyon looks awesome,...

Wow thanks Eakins! Sumidero Canyon looks awesome, any tips on visiting with motorcycles? Or should we just park them and get a boat tour?

Is that Highway 24 from Parral to Caliacan to remote?...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,624
Posted By xago
We are going to be doing something similar around...

We are going to be doing something similar around that same time. I am sure you know the weather down there much better than us, but isn't Oct stil a bit cold to be headed that far south and in the...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By xago
Ooh, thanks Charapa for the Agua Azule tip....

Ooh, thanks Charapa for the Agua Azule tip. Wasn't on our radar but now we will go for sure.

Anyone have a suggested route through Copper Canyon? (We will be on KLRs) We were thinking of heading...
Forum: Americas 06-06-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By xago
The mountain routes look good, but you will be...

The mountain routes look good, but you will be missing the coast? Perhaps on the way up? Also much of the really good roads are the mountain passes, more east / west than your trip allows, but if you...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By xago
I highly recommend highway 50. Depending on your...

I highly recommend highway 50. Depending on your time, I would also recommend going through southern Utah. This is a
route I took.

http://goo.gl/maps/PtE9

It takes you through some...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By xago
Awesome suggestions, thanks everyone. ...

Awesome suggestions, thanks everyone.

Colomtnbiker I will definitely be sure to include some of those roads you suggested. And thanks for the link to your trip pictures, looks like a lot of fun!
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Forum: Americas 05-09-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By xago
If you are going to do mainly a northern route, I...

If you are going to do mainly a northern route, I would recommend a large loop of northern CA. If you want excellent twisty rural roads, heading north on highway 1 from SF (I highly recommend the...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By xago
Since it sounds like you are planning mini trips...

Since it sounds like you are planning mini trips A, B and C.

I would recommend the basic North, South, and East for each of yours trips. One of the the things I love about the Bay Area is there...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By xago
I realize it may be slightly out of your way on...

I realize it may be slightly out of your way on your described route, but I highly recommend going down highway 1 a bit through Big Sur. This is just south of Montery / Carmel and one of the most...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By xago
Can't miss sights through Mexico and Central America

My wife and I am are planning a trip down through Mexico and Central America this mid June. We have been doing our research but I just wanted to make sure we aren't missing something along the way.
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