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Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 05:27 PM
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Posted By motobiko
Day 14- 11/14/14 On this day we were...

Day 14- 11/14/14

On this day we were both kind of tired from the previous days excursion. The hostel we stayed at had a nice lounge to sit in and catch up on emails, etc. They also provided...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By motobiko
Thanks Chris! It was good to meet you too. Enjoy...

Thanks Chris! It was good to meet you too. Enjoy the rest of your time in Panama. Give me a call if you are ever in Montana.
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 69,878
Posted By motobiko
Good to see you are back on the road, Peter. Hope...

Good to see you are back on the road, Peter. Hope your leg continues to improve. Great report. When do you plan to arrive in panama city? I'm here a few more days on my klr 705, going to take the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,216
Posted By motobiko
Great ride report so far! I'm about a week or so...

Great ride report so far! I'm about a week or so behind you on my klr. I was considering taking the ferry as well. Did you see anywhere in panama to get insurance for Columbia? I may have to look...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By motobiko
Thanks! It was a long one, that's for sure. We...

Thanks! It was a long one, that's for sure. We spent about 12 hours on the road then I stayed up another 4 or 5 hours, so the next day dragged on a bit.
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By motobiko
Yes, we have been covering some ground. I've done...

Yes, we have been covering some ground. I've done 4812 miles so far this trip. I felt safe for the majority of the trip. We rode 9 days into the night in mexico and Central America, usually 630-730...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By motobiko
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Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By motobiko
Day 13 11/13/14 This day we wanted to...

Day 13 11/13/14

This day we wanted to leave san Cristobal and get into guatemala, peferably Antigua. It also happened to be my 30th birthday. What better way to spend it, than on the road, aye?...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By motobiko
Day 12. 11/12/14 We left town...

Day 12. 11/12/14




We left town somewhat early this day. Sergio, the owner of the hotel, insisted on saying goodbye to us. He was fun to talk to, didn't know a wholel lot of English, but tried...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 32,147
Posted By motobiko
Great pictures Michelle! I'm in Panama now. Can't...

Great pictures Michelle! I'm in Panama now. Can't wait to get down there!
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By motobiko
Day 11- 11/11/14 The ruins of Monte Alban...

Day 11- 11/11/14
The ruins of Monte Alban were pretty sweet. Ive been to Angkor Wat, but nothing in the Americas like this.

...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By motobiko
We rode out of San Miguel Monday the 10th to...

We rode out of San Miguel Monday the 10th to Oaxaca. The weather was just gorgeous. Not cold or rainy like every other day so far on the trip. I really enjoyed the road from Puebla to Oaxaca. Very...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By motobiko
Hey McGee, Thanks for reading along. We certainly...

Hey McGee, Thanks for reading along. We certainly have been racking up the miles. What years were you in Colstrip?
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By motobiko
Stuie, Better hurry, I'm planning on being...

Stuie,

Better hurry, I'm planning on being there by December. Then Ushuaia by the end of February. What bike you riding?

Luke
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By motobiko
We spent several days(11/8-9) in San Miguel de...

We spent several days(11/8-9) in San Miguel de Allende. Beautiful town. My first extended stay in Mexico. The only other time ive been there is when i walked across to tecate in 2012.

Steve had...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By motobiko
I spent several days in Colorado. 11/2-3. I have...

I spent several days in Colorado. 11/2-3. I have some family and friends down there I wanted to see before i left. It was 45 on the 4th anyway, so i didnt really want to go then anyway.

I rode...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By motobiko
So originally i was planning on leaving on...

So originally i was planning on leaving on Halloween. But my bike had other plans. It just didnt want to leave home. When i went to start it the main fuse blew. I replaced it several times, hoping it...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By motobiko
The Big 3

The time is now. The moment has arrived. Adventure calls. Opportunities abound. Hazards exist. Perils are right around the corner. The future is far from certain. Experiences are unending. My destiny...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 158,125
Posted By motobiko
Well done Elisa! Home at last! Always a bit...

Well done Elisa! Home at last! Always a bit ambivalent, isn't it? Quite the experience to say the least. Thanks again for sharing everything. Its been a great report. What was your final km tally...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 158,125
Posted By motobiko
Thanks again for taking the time to meet us,...

Thanks again for taking the time to meet us, Elisa. It was a lot of fun hanging out. I hope you have as much fun on the rest of your trip home.

A few additional pictures-

Riding with Elisa...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 04:49 PM
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Views: 158,125
Posted By motobiko
Thanks! That Honda is one mean machine!

Thanks! That Honda is one mean machine!
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 12:34 PM
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Views: 158,125
Posted By motobiko
Yes, I was in the central/eastern side of the...

Yes, I was in the central/eastern side of the state. It was over 100 all the way from Oroville to Lewiston, ID. Quite the contrast from 50s and 60s in Alaska just a few days before.

You going to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 158,125
Posted By motobiko
Great ride report Travelbugblues! The pictures,...

Great ride report Travelbugblues! The pictures, the stories, the people, all very well documented. I've enjoyed reading along. Thanks for taking the time to share with us. Far too few people take the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Day 37 8/12/12 14450 miles on the odometer....

Day 37 8/12/12 14450 miles on the odometer. Paradise at last.

I managed to sleep a little bit through the humidity of the tropical night. Sunday morning started sunny and bright out. I walked...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Day 36 8/11/12 13920 miles on the odometer. Key...

Day 36 8/11/12 13920 miles on the odometer. Key West here i come!



Since i was in Prudhoe Bay a mere 4 weeks ago all the way north i could go, so why not go all the way south too? Key West,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Day 35 8/10/12 13295 miles on the odometer. ...

Day 35 8/10/12 13295 miles on the odometer.

My choice of hideouts proved to be successful, hardly a car drove by the entire time i was camped out a mere 30 feet from the road. Hit the road a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2013, 01:23 PM
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Posted By motobiko
They also love apple jacks. Carry an bag of them,...

They also love apple jacks. Carry an bag of them, you can just stop, throw a handful on the ground, and watch the little guys come running!
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Day 34 8/9/12 12670 miles on the odometer. ...

Day 34 8/9/12 12670 miles on the odometer.



I took off going south down to Arkansas. Stopped in Bentonville to eat. Wasnt going to get gas until i hit the interstate, but hit reserve...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Days 30-33 8/5-8/12 Chillin in hot, dry...

Days 30-33 8/5-8/12 Chillin in hot, dry Missouri.



I spent 4 much needed days resting at my sister's house in Missouri south of Kansas City. even drove a 4 wheeled vehicle for the first time...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,078,610
Posted By motobiko
Hey, great ride report, man. Im definitely...

Hey, great ride report, man. Im definitely jealous sitting at home in cold montana now. Those muffin stealing critter is actually a Coati Mundi. I only know that because my sister's friend used to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Days 28-29 8/3-4/12 11270 miles on the odometer....

Days 28-29 8/3-4/12 11270 miles on the odometer. The Haul. You ready for this? Cuz im not....



Well, this is it. The Haul. More miles than i have ever rode in a day. And i didnt stop there. To...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Day 27 8/2/12 10647 miles on the odometer....

Day 27 8/2/12 10647 miles on the odometer. McDonalds in Mexico!


One thing about setting up camp in the dark is that you miss the little things. Like hundreds of ants crawling all over your...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Day 26 8/1/12 10155 miles on the odometer. ...

Day 26 8/1/12 10155 miles on the odometer.



The spot i camped in was in a drop-off where a culvert went under the highway. I parked my bike in the pulloff right next to it. Stopped after...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Day 25. 7/31/12 9612 miles on the odometer. ...

Day 25. 7/31/12 9612 miles on the odometer.

The day started out rainy, then turned foggy as I rode south, and became sunny before reverting back to cloudy, all in the first 15 miles. The redwoods...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Day 24 7/30/12 9264 miles on the odometer. ...

Day 24 7/30/12 9264 miles on the odometer.


I had an uneventful night camping in the trees right off highway 101. Not too many cars drove by during the night, making it somewhat easy to sleep. I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Day 23 7/29/12 8784 miles on the odometer. Hello...

Day 23 7/29/12 8784 miles on the odometer. Hello west coast.


I woke up on this sunny sunday morning not too long after sunrise. The fairgrounds werent very large in Port Townsend, it had more...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Yeah I really enjoyed riding on highway 99....

Yeah I really enjoyed riding on highway 99. Wasn't that gnarly of a road. I've rode mountain passes that are far worst. I'm not sure why that guy went down, he may have hit some rocks or he may have...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Day 22 7/28/12 8271 miles on the odometer....

Day 22 7/28/12 8271 miles on the odometer. Goodbye Canada.


The spot i camped in was just a patch of ground less than an acre that wasnt fenced in like the adjacent fields surrounding it....
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Day 21 7/27/12 7863 miles on the odometer....

Day 21 7/27/12 7863 miles on the odometer. Tire Time.


Another night camping offroad for free. My second night with complete darkness. After 2 weeks of not seeing the light completely fade...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,674
Posted By motobiko
Thanks for reading! Always good to hear from...

Thanks for reading! Always good to hear from another Montanan. Does it bring back memories of your trip up north a few years back? Looks like we both went a lot of the same places.




I...
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