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Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By SeanPNW
Next time I'm out there I'll hit you up...

Next time I'm out there I'll hit you up hockeyteeth, Florida had a lot more to offer than just beaches and babes, wouldn't mind riding it again some time.



Glad to be employed as well :nod. It...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2014, 05:47 PM
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Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Hey Kenny glad you are digging the SA section....

Hey Kenny glad you are digging the SA section. Building a smoker like yours is what's on my short list, need to get more of that smoked mac n' cheese:deal.



In 'real time' I'm back in Seattle...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
130. Kicking it with Eickey and catching up with The Don

Not having the bike disassembled and crated up made unpackaging pretty simple. Cut away the plastic wrap and sheís ready to roll. I only havenít seen her for 3 days, but I feel like a kid on...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
I keep being impressed with how much the bike has...

I keep being impressed with how much the bike has casually put up with. She's no Ferrari, but I never second guess when I go to hit that ignition button, nor question the trust I put in her to get me...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
129. Catch you later Colombia, Hellooooooo USA

After finishing all the paperwork at the airport, for the first time in years, I was without my matarista. If you love motorcycling, backpacking seems like quite the cumbersome way of travelling. I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
128. Photo Intro - North American Leg

As we are now going to be leaving South America and entering the North American leg, I wanted to throw up some photos of whatís to come. This is just a photo intro, Iím looking forward to getting...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Hey man, that's funny that you guys met him along...

Hey man, that's funny that you guys met him along the way. Not surprised you named him Mustache Tom, as he had a pretty killer stache.

I shall be hollering when I'm up in America #2 (Alaska is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 10:46 PM
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Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
I believe the cost came out to be $956 when it...

I believe the cost came out to be $956 when it was all said and done. This was more expensive than I was originally quoted back in May, but that was some 3.5 months earlier and the shipping cost /...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
127. Wrapping Up in Bogota

The next morning I walked up to the other hostel to see if anyone was leaving as the lady thought might be the case. Sure enough, a couple were, so I secured a bed and booked it out for 4 nights.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
126. Saying Bye To Family

After hanging out with Alex in La Cumbre, it was time to head back to Cali and say bye to my surrogate family. I was excited to get back, but not excited about what it meant. I was rounding out the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Hey folks, just got back into Seattle last week,...

Hey folks, just got back into Seattle last week, sorry again for the lack of posts. Seattle, what a lovely place to be for fall. I'm getting some computer time now and will be picking back up where...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Yeah Couhsurfing isn't for everyone, and there...

Yeah Couhsurfing isn't for everyone, and there are defintely times when the simplicity of hosteling is welcomed. It took me a bit to figure out how best to use it and really enjoy it, but after that,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
I do believe that was me, were you by Ny chance...

I do believe that was me, were you by Ny chance in a silver mid sized SUV? Sorry I missed ya, totally would have stopped to kick it. You guys had some pretty wild riding weather there for a few days...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Hey Lance tanks for letting the big piggy play...

Hey Lance tanks for letting the big piggy play with all the thoroughbreds, I had a blast ridong with you guys . Impressed with the riding you guys have out in Tennessee.

Good times with good folks...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Hey folks sorry for the lack of posts, not much...

Hey folks sorry for the lack of posts, not much interwebs where I am. TAT has been good, several days of thunderstorms through Oklahoma and Arkansas, but I'm into New Mexico/Colorado now and man...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
So I've been back in the US now riding from...

So I've been back in the US now riding from Florida up to New Hampshire and then back down to NY. I thought I would have gotten caught up more as the posts are about a month behind, alas though I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Hey Charlie thanks for the kind words. Having the...

Hey Charlie thanks for the kind words. Having the RR publicly available on the interwebs is enough for me, I'm just glad that it can be easily shared with anyone who cares to click through the pages....
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Hey Ratman glad you are enjoying the RR. I'd say...

Hey Ratman glad you are enjoying the RR. I'd say James' Spanish 'functional', as it's better than a beginner but not necessarily advanced. So he's totally capable of doing all the basics that he...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Yeah I didnt do a good job explaining that. I was...

Yeah I didnt do a good job explaining that. I was pussy-footing around the topic but basically I just didnt really like the experience because it felt blown out (touristically), and the locals didnt...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Interesting responses from differing backgrounds...

Interesting responses from differing backgrounds and unique experiences.

Sounds like implementing the following is handy for finding good times:

1. Be willing to immerse yourself in another's...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Most of the Colombians I spoke to really like US...

Most of the Colombians I spoke to really like US tourists and travelers (although I'm pretty sure we give out our fair share of bad impressions). I've found everyone in Colombia to be extremely...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
125. Farming La Cumbre

Back in Bolivia just outside of La Paz I had met another rider on a World Cup run from Colombia. If you remember, he was the guy on the loaded up BMW 1200 named Alex. Well before we parted he said I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
124. Home in Cali

Early afternoon I found myself rolling into the Escobarís place in Cali. When I left here with James about 4 months ago I knew that I would be wanting to come through Cali again to visit. After being...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Hey thanks Kieth, I'm looking forward to...

Hey thanks Kieth, I'm looking forward to understanding the culture too :D. It feels comfortable right off the start, but man, we whine a lot.

Damnit, was that whining :scratch?

See what I mean...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
123. Going going, Back back, to Cali cali

The next morning I woke up, packed up, and headed out. In a couple hours Iíll be back in Colombia. These are the last photocopies for borders Iíll be making on this ride.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Eloquent and factual. Yep in 'Merica,...

Eloquent and factual.



Yep in 'Merica, I'm about a month behind on posts, trying to get caught up right now. More coming.
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Hey TwoWheelExplorer glad you're enjoying it,...

Hey TwoWheelExplorer glad you're enjoying it, more coming.
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
122. Hey Ecuador, Bye Ecuador

Although I had been up late the night before, Iím a morning person and if the suns up, Iím up. I donít know how far Iíll get today, but the closer I am to Colombia, the more excited Iím getting.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
121. Rolling da Coast (Part 2)

After rolling into the small surf town and finding a place to crash, I went over to a pizza joint to kick the boots up and replenish the body tank. Tomorrow Iíll be doing the same thing, rolling...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
She's put on a few beauty miles. I washed her for...

She's put on a few beauty miles. I washed her for the second time on this trip when I loaded her on the plane from Bogota to Florida, don't like her looking clean anymore. :puke1



I rode back...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Hey Sikday1 thanks for the shout-outs, here's a...

Hey Sikday1 thanks for the shout-outs, here's a shout-out to you for sticking with it this hole time :bueller.

Ride on. :webers
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
120. Rolling da Coast (Part 1)

I rolled the bike into Edgardoís pad and kicked up the olí boots. I surfed with Edgardo 4 months ago on my way down south through Nazca.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Bike is running like a top now, not sure what...

Bike is running like a top now, not sure what caused that thing? Might drop the dynojet back in a bit and see what happens. Put fresh Motul in today so she'll like that.

Stoked for Nottarally.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Not sure :hmmmmm, literally though....I guess the...

Not sure :hmmmmm, literally though....I guess the next stop is Rhode Island.
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Set and setting are important, and although the...

Set and setting are important, and although the location of Machu Picchu is geographically unique, the experience that I had in Tonina was much more enjoyable and impactful. Less people (5 or 6...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
119. Lining Up for Nazca Again

Back at Elyssaís in Cuzco I spent another two nights lounging around and trying to learn soups. Apparently I donít make enough soups.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Hey Steve, I'll send your kids some earplugs,...

Hey Steve, I'll send your kids some earplugs, because I have a couple more months of writing to do. Working on getting caught up now. Should start the TAT in early Oct, so I'll throw that in here too...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
Hey Charlie, yeah I had heard really great things...

Hey Charlie, yeah I had heard really great things from reading other peoples experiences while in Machu Picchu as well, but I also knew that it was probably going to be a bit of a struggle for me...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
First off, you're going to have a blast, not...

First off, you're going to have a blast, not matter what you end up doing:deal. That being said, the one thing I can recommend is to avoid the beach side of Peru as much as possible. Other people may...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 173,385
Posted By SeanPNW
118. Trying to find a balance on Da Picch'

The road from Santa Maria up to Santa Teresa first crosses the main river which flows through the valley floor, the road then heads up into the mountain via dirt.
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