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Forum: Latin America 03-04-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,891
Posted By 2 Wheels
A google search for cruce fronterizo playa el...

A google search for cruce fronterizo playa el naranjo turns up a few stories about a new port of entry, but it doesn't sound like anyone's in a hurry to get started.

If you go to that area in...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,891
Posted By 2 Wheels
http://www.nacion.com/2011-11-28/ElPais/nicaragua-...

http://www.nacion.com/2011-11-28/ElPais/nicaragua-construye-puente-sobre-el-san-juan.aspx

According to this article, it's supposed to be finished in 2014. "La obra, cuyo costo se estima en $20...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By 2 Wheels
I like "El Meson" two blocks south of the border...

I like "El Meson" two blocks south of the border and on the street that goes by the east side of the plaza. Ordering at El Meson is like ordering at a fast food place in the States. You order at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By 2 Wheels
There's a bunch of places on the plaza. After you...

There's a bunch of places on the plaza. After you cross into Mexico, go straight about 3 or 4 blocks and the plaza is on your left. You can't miss it.

To me, the restaurants at the plaza are...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By 2 Wheels
U.S. Customs accepts the ATA Carnet. Not sure...

U.S. Customs accepts the ATA Carnet. Not sure whether they accept the FIA Carnet de Passage.

You might be better off not using a carnet for Latin America. See this thread:...
Forum: Latin America 02-27-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,976
Posted By 2 Wheels
Carnet de Passage en Douane

In his ride report, Jammin gives a detailed account about using a Carnet de Passage to enter Egypt with his DR650. Link to single post:...
Forum: Latin America 02-25-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,976
Posted By 2 Wheels
I wouldn't use a carnet for an overland trip to...

I wouldn't use a carnet for an overland trip to South America, but it got my curiosity up so I've done some more research on the internet. This is what I've been able to find out.

There are at...
Forum: Latin America 02-24-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,976
Posted By 2 Wheels
Carnet de Passages en Douane

I'd never heard of a "Carnet de Passages en Douane" until I read this thread.

According to the Canadian Automobile Association website "The Carnet can be thought of as a passport for your car....
Forum: Latin America 02-24-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By 2 Wheels
Very decent of them. I'd much rather have...

Very decent of them. I'd much rather have someone have someone tell me to stay away than just start firing warning shots.

In 2011, I got a chance to ask a local in northern BCS whether there...
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By 2 Wheels
In 2008, I was asking for directions at a town...

In 2008, I was asking for directions at a town north of Ensenada. I speak good Spanish, but I was having a hard time making sense of the directions. To me they sounded something like "go to the big...
Forum: Latin America 02-16-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By 2 Wheels
I still can't remember the name of the place we...

I still can't remember the name of the place we stayed at in town, but it was the first hotel we saw on the left as we came from the north. We rode to the south end of town and decided to go back to...
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By 2 Wheels
I've stayed at a hotel in town where they let us...

I've stayed at a hotel in town where they let us bring the bikes into the room and at the Motel 206 south of town. The 206 is at kilometer 206 on the west side of Hwy 1 and it's run by an English...
Forum: Latin America 02-13-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By 2 Wheels
Thanks. Good info for someone thinking about...

Thanks. Good info for someone thinking about making the trip.

(I wish these forums had a "thank post" button so we wouldn't have to clutter threads with thank-you posts.)
Forum: Latin America 02-06-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,254
Posted By 2 Wheels
A tour is definitely the way to go if you're...

A tour is definitely the way to go if you're coming all the way from Australia. The tour company will handle hotel reservations, route planning, bike maintenance. All you have to do is ride.
...
Forum: Latin America 01-30-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,041
Posted By 2 Wheels
If you get a Telcel amigos phone, you have to...

If you get a Telcel amigos phone, you have to register it before it'll work. If your name is on the Mexican national database, it's easy to do -- just send your name, birthdate, place of birth, and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-14-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By 2 Wheels
I've always gone to South Bay Motorsports in...

I've always gone to South Bay Motorsports in Chula Vista - an google search will turn up their website. They're a big dealer and I realize a lot of people don't like taking their bikes to dealers,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,225
Posted By 2 Wheels
On my DRZ, I find that 25 MPH is all I need to...

On my DRZ, I find that 25 MPH is all I need to get the bike on top of the sand. When my son had a Honda 80, he used to be able to ride at 15 MPH. It was a lighter bike with a lighter rider and didn't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,026
Posted By 2 Wheels
I don't know anything about that particular road,...

I don't know anything about that particular road, but I know of a few roads in San Diego County where property owners will put a locked gate and a no trespassing sign where they have no right to put...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By 2 Wheels
I guess so. Glad you made it back OK and thanks...

I guess so. Glad you made it back OK and thanks for sharing.

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Zip tying a tire lever to a riding partner's Husky 610 once worked as an improvised footrest. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-06-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By 2 Wheels
I had a hard time reading any of it but they...

I had a hard time reading any of it but they included some nice pics.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-04-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,791
Posted By 2 Wheels
The locked gates and new fences are between La...

The locked gates and new fences are between La Huerta at the south end of the Compadre Trail and Ejido Jamau close to the turnoff for Mike's Sky Ranch (east side of Highway 3 between Ojos Negros and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By 2 Wheels
I took the Moto Ventures class a few years ago...

I took the Moto Ventures class a few years ago and thought it was great. It looks like everyone hasn't had the same experience I had.

It's the internet. People post about what they experience...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,821
Posted By 2 Wheels
What a cool adventure you're having! Thanks for...

What a cool adventure you're having! Thanks for the update.
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,821
Posted By 2 Wheels
It's been a while since you've posted here. Hope...

It's been a while since you've posted here. Hope all is going well.

Remember this? I'm about to go home on the Baja Bound chase van. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-24-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,617
Posted By 2 Wheels
After reading this thread, I got a quote from...

After reading this thread, I got a quote from Progressive. $1171/year for $500,000 liability only - car, truck, and 2 motorcycles.

I paid $764 last year with AAA for the same coverage. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By 2 Wheels
See this thread for areas to avoid around Valle...

See this thread for areas to avoid around Valle de la Trinidad:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=708840
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-22-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By 2 Wheels
South Bay Motorsports could do the Kawasaki. If...

South Bay Motorsports could do the Kawasaki. If they won't work on the BMW, an internet search would turn up a dealer here in San Diego. I always ask to have Andy work on my bikes. Never had a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By 2 Wheels
There's a place in La Jolla that rents BMWs. Do...

There's a place in La Jolla that rents BMWs. Do a search for bmw motorcycle rental San Diego.

Not sure the difficulty level you're looking for in your rides. Julian is a popular destination...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,802
Posted By 2 Wheels
I've had a CRF80 for about 6 months now. I think...

I've had a CRF80 for about 6 months now. I think it was meant to teach kids how to operate a clutch since it's about the smallest bike with a clutch. I think it tops out at about 5 MPH in first gear....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By 2 Wheels
As far as I know, Little Antelope Valley Rd &...

As far as I know, Little Antelope Valley Rd & Owens River Rd aren't part of any of the Sneakers MC (Counts) loops.

I've ridden parts of the Sneakers loops - Coyote, Casa Diablo, Mono Lake. The...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By 2 Wheels
First make sure you stop at the Mammoth visitor's...

First make sure you stop at the Mammoth visitor's center. You can get maps and some ideas there.

Try taking Little Antelope Valley Road to the T intersection at Owens River Road. To the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,290
Posted By 2 Wheels
It would be a shame to lose the Eastern Sierra. ...

It would be a shame to lose the Eastern Sierra.

I've written letters to Boxer and Feinstein - probably useless, but I still gotta let them know I'm opposed.

Is there anything else to do?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By 2 Wheels
Nice video. I've driven by that road a few times...

Nice video. I've driven by that road a few times and wondered what was up there. Now I know.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,137
Posted By 2 Wheels
As much as I would like to, I'm not going to be...

As much as I would like to, I'm not going to be able to make this ride, but as far as accomodations, I thought I'd throw out Brown's Millpond Campground. It's about 5 miles outside of Bishop. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,137
Posted By 2 Wheels
I had something come up that weekend. Wife made...

I had something come up that weekend. Wife made plans I didn't know about so I won't be able to make this ride.

Nice country up there. Enjoy the scenery and the ride.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,137
Posted By 2 Wheels
I'd like to try and make this ride. Don't have a...

I'd like to try and make this ride. Don't have a riding partner as of yet.

Is anyone who's thinking of going on this ride looking for a riding partner? Or are there any groups who wouldn't mind...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By 2 Wheels
The road from La Rumorosa. ...

The road from La Rumorosa.

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TudorSD, did you ever go on this ride?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By 2 Wheels
Can't go this weekend since I'm working. ...

Can't go this weekend since I'm working.

The last time I was on that road, (last February maybe?) there was a sign that said private property and a toll booth. Didn't see anyone in the booth. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-30-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By 2 Wheels
I feel the same way about them, the sidecar...

I feel the same way about them, the sidecar bikes. Come to think of it, I feel the same way about every cool toy I see.

Just so you won't feel so bad about not being able to have one, I asked...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By 2 Wheels
I took these pics in northern Baja near Tecate. ...

I took these pics in northern Baja near Tecate.
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l241/ProfessorWipeout/Rides/20080326%20Sta%20Veronica/20080328StaVeronicaFlyingtheSide-2.jpg
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