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Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Tough day turn around.

Woke up in the more stomach issues. They never really went totally away and now I am two weeks into dealing with it. I have tried several medications over the two weeks but nothing has completely...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Tough day turn around

Woke up in the more stomach issues. They never really went totally away and now I am two weeks into dealing with it. I have tried several medications over the two weeks but nothing has completely...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
In and around Chachapoyas

Chachapoyas is a cool Mountain town that feels very safe and friendly. I’d like to spend more time here and explore all the history and culture but its rainy season and trying to meet a friend keeps...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks man. How was your trip? Can you PM me...

Thanks man.

How was your trip? Can you PM me link to your RR.

Thanks
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Desserts to Amazon - Really starting see Peru

Met this cool couple in Mancora. They are headed North and have been traveling the world 2 up on a Yamaha Tenere 660 for 2 years. Their Facebook and website are on their shirt.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
The start of Peru

I got on the road a little before 9 from the hotel. My plan was to have breakfast at a McDonald’s I had passed the day before, knowing they usually have solid wifi. I pull up to McD’s and uh oh not...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Have some but didn't quite do the trick the first...

Have some but didn't quite do the trick the first time. Good to be a little careful with that stuff because it kills the good bacteria too. Although I am sure I am getting plenty of bacteria every...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Mental shift

Today was a very unique day to understate it. I have been out of the States for 2 months almost to the day. Today was the first day I did a proper pack job and donned full riding gear to actually...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Didn't think you were being a dickhead at all...

Didn't think you were being a dickhead at all spurs good conversation.

There might be a happy medium in there some where. Give to your kids and yourself. I bet if your kids were asked what was...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Miami to Guayaquil. Right around 1500 after all...

Miami to Guayaquil. Right around 1500 after all import fees and shipping costs.

Could have done cheaper to Colombia but was meeting a friend in Ecuador for Galapagos trip.
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Believe me that question has been resonating! ...

Believe me that question has been resonating!

I was in deep not that long ago and by all normal standards successful and ahead of where I should be for my age. Finally came to something very...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
The last 10 days or so has been a whirlwind of...

The last 10 days or so has been a whirlwind of surf trips, birthday parties and stomach virus. Tough combination!

Tamara let some of the guys that work at Casa and me take the old Land Cruiser on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
A month in Montana

Lets just start this one off with a sunset pic! One of my better and not easy to shoot. Was pretty happy with this pic.

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Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Montanita Life

Monanita is a crazy party town in the centro. That is not where I stay! I made that mistake my last trip and it was brutal. Stayed in a hostel right on calle de cocteles(cocktail street). The...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks for all the comments guys! Haha...

Thanks for all the comments guys!



Haha this could be true. Great chatting with you the other day. I am motivated to met up with Toby of Around the Block Moto Tours in Southern Peru. He...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Current day to day life!

Life right now is pretty damn good. The days slip by in this nice little paradise. I surf everyday and often twice a day. I was taking Spanish 5 days per week but cut it back to 3 because I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks man. Appreciate the support.

Thanks man. Appreciate the support.
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
It all pays off!!

A text I sent to a friend before bed after another draining day:

“Its like I have a really horrible job that I hate and don’t get paid for in a very hot dirty place.”

I would say optimism was...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
More paperwork and even more frustration

Fertisa is a shipping company at the port that receives a lot of the goods and they had taken in the moto. One of the Fertisa employees was nice enough to open the warehouse and I saw the moto!!! ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Guayaquil and the moto

After Ricardo hopped in a taxi I headed straight to the bank where I needed to pay receiving charges to the shipping company. Found the correct bank, met a really nice security guard and it all went...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Previous RR

I'll try to post it on page one or in signature when I have time between surfing siesta Spanish school and beers every sunset.

Full plate right now! Haha
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Plenty of lazy dogs here on the mainland to keep...

Plenty of lazy dogs here on the mainland to keep that yellow lab company too!

Do add Galapagos to the list!! And move it up the list!!!

Thanks for being a dedicated follower! I think you are...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Ok So I lied a little!!

That night I met Sol and her friends after a huge dinner diving and drinks earlier. Needless to say I was exhausted!! The team came out to meet my new local friends for a drink but Ricardo and Stuart...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Galapagos Wrap Up!

Galapagos wrap up!

Im sure followers are probably ready for something other than Galapagos so I will wrap it up. It was truly an amazing 12 days. I really considered staying longer but I had to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Galapagos overdone?

No way!

Post Office Bay. Letters were left here from boats. Other sailors would put their letters in and take letters that were going to places they would be going to. Very simple system, but...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Thx for following as far as ride reports go I'm...

Thx for following as far as ride reports go I'm heavy on the report part and extremely light on the riding.
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Big Surprise!!!! More Galapagos!!!

I promise at some point this will turn into a motorcycle ride.

<a href="http://akjts.smugmug.com/South-America/Galapagos-Islands/i-LRdLntd/A" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
More Galapagos

Few words many pics!!

In reality this could be 20 posts or more. I am trying to keep it to 5ish. Nothing much to say except more great wildlife pics. Wished I had used the cameras ability more...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Galapagos 2

After 2 days in Santa Cruz it was time to catch our 5 day cruise on the Treasure of the Galapagos I. Side not: there is no II. The boat, crew and cruise exceeded both our expectations in everyway. ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Ricardo and Josue do the Galapagos 1

Where to begin? Im in love!! What an amazing place!! So happy for digital cameras and being able to snap pictures like a lunatic. If it’s on your list go!! Don’t next year it to death make a plan...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Wish I had known you were a Salinas resident. ...

Wish I had known you were a Salinas resident. Was just a last min 2 day deal to be out of Guayaquil before Galapagos.

Seems to be trend with the blog thing. Just missing people because posting...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Salinas

1-19-15

My friend from Alaska arrived and we headed out to Salinas. Its nice to have good friend around and just in vacation mode. My friend Richard speaks lees Spanish than I do so I’m really...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Out of Guayaquil for now

Guayaquil does seem to have an edge to it in areas but there is definitely an effort being made to beautify and draw tourista. The malecon is very nice as well as several other parks. There is a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Guayaquil

The last time I saw my bike and some pics the shipper sent to me

<a href="http://akjts.smugmug.com/South-America/States-and-Ecuador/i-HGRRCdw/A" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Ironic just did another post before I read your...

Ironic just did another post before I read your comment. My post was all those doubts that creep in when you start these adventures!!

Thanks for the encouragement. You must have a great filing...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
I have no plan so that is an option!

I have no plan so that is an option!
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Family Time and off to Ecuador

I had almost 3 weeks with family in TN and VA before heading to Ecuador and it was just what I needed. I was ready for some big changes but I wanted some quality family time before I hit the road.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,231
Posted By AK Smitty
Going Living. Picking up where I left off. South America ride

Picking up where I left off! My last ride finished in Ecuador and that’s where this one will begin. Catching a plane south tonight!!
The analytical dreamer will ride again… welllll if my moto...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 3,458,278
Posted By AK Smitty
Epic RR

Thanks to everyone for the phenomenal report. I know it takes a lot of time and effort.

The information on the region and Adv equipment is unmeasurable.

Thanks again for an amazing read.
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Forum: Trip Planning 10-19-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By AK Smitty
One more try

Anyone know of a blog or website builder I can use to just copy and paste adv posts in the same format?

The commenting isnt important to me outside of ADV but I would like to just be able to copy...
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