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Forum: Ride reports Today, 01:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Coban to Antigua via CA-5

Lots of corners, more topes, more dirt, more gravel, more corners, a chicken, chicken busses, a bus almost on two wheels, a woman holding a small child on a moped, more corners, small towns, big...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Lanquin to Coban on our way to Antigua

Here it is. The video that has caused me great grief putting together! At around 4:10 is the GS nap. This video gets us through Coban. I'm now starting the next video. I hope it doesn't take as long ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
More pics

http://nailit2em.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Mexico-Guatemala/i-Tt8BxQK/0/L/DSCF0486-L.jpg (http://nailit2em.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Mexico-Guatemala/45412114_QwrgSC#!i=3698183424&k=Tt8BxQK)...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Leaving Semuc Champey going back to Antigua

We were up very early for many reasons to go back to Antigua from Lanquin. I think we were even up before the roosters at El Retiro! If you have ever stayed there you know just how early that is!
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Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
I would agree

YES Semuc Champey is an amazing place!!

We were very happy to have avoided your scenario! My wife said she would have walked up those hills if we had spent the night closer to Semuc Champey.
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Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Semuc Champey

This video picks up in the cave then rope swing into the river, tubing, bridge jumping, overview of Semuc Champey, and swimming in Semuc Champey

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Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
El Retiro Lodge Semuc Champey video 1

This video starts at El Retiro and ends half way through our cave tour

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Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
EL Retiro Lodge Semuc Champey

Today started out very well. Good breakfast, relaxing sounds from the river as we ate and a view that could have been enjoyed all day long!

We were up early so that we could eat and then...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
thanks

We heard the same stories about the buses being robbed from people at El Retiro Lodge. None of them had been robbed but like your story one bus ahead of them got hit. Much safer on a moto :lol3

I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Just keep a map handy and give yourself extra...

Just keep a map handy and give yourself extra time and all will be good. Or at least that was my plan after this last road block.

These minor "road blocks" are just the price to pay to see...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Part 2 from Monterrico

This video starts on CA-3 heading towards Coban

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Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Part 1 of Monterrico to Lanquin Semuc Champey

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Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Monterrico to San Agustin Lanquin (Semuc Champey)

If my wife had her way we would have never left Montericco! But we both had wanted to see Semuc Champey for years. From what I had researched prior to this point it should take us 5-6 hours to get...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Cal I'll pass it along but I'm sure Julio has...

Cal I'll pass it along but I'm sure Julio has seen it already :D

Julio and Luisa have spoken a lot about all of the nice people they met on their trip! I was able to catch up with them on their...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Monterrico video

This is the video of or stay in Monterrico. The hotel, beach, sunsets, locals, etc. It was a great couple of days:clap:clap

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Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
I almost didn't put it in

THANKS:clap

I almost didn't put it in but thought I'd see if anyone noticed the spelling on the boat...its different than anywhere else...only one r in Monterrico...not sure the reason:scratch
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Antigua to Monterrico via goat trail

We slept in the morning after our hike to Pacaya. Our original plans were to go to Semuc Champey today. We decided to go an "easier" route today and enjoy some time at the beach. I had researched...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Afternoon trip to Pacaya

Our plans for this trip have changed several times over the last several months! As the title and my opening indicates my wife is traveling with limited mobility. She has one so so knee and one that...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Antigua

My first night in Antigua was very relaxing. I no longer had to stress about not getting to the airport or GC on time to pick up my wife. Guaterider had the beer chilled for me, even though he was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Quetzeltenango to Antigua

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Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Victor's video from Guate MX border to Quetzeltenango

The great thing about riding with other people is that you get to be in the video and not just behind it!

Vitor used this battery on his Gopro that allows him to record ALL DAY!!
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Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Yeah he was a pain to deal with! The last time I...

Yeah he was a pain to deal with! The last time I got the figure I wanted right off! I saved some Q's for my next trip to avoid this issue!! There is a cajero (ATM) just up the street I'll use next...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Protest pics and San Cristobal to Quetzaltenango

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Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Part 2 Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las casas

This video starts out with a ride on MX190 through the mountains from the coast. Very fun road! Then huge protest in Tuxtla, the dooms day scene!! Busses stranded, people walking down the highway...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las casas part 1

Well I had intentions of doing more on this RR tonight but....yeah..Panamerikaner I did a little more than I joked about tonight:D

As I mentioned earlier I'm now back in Puebla Mexico. I left...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
I would have enjoyed grabbing a beer in either of...

I would have enjoyed grabbing a beer in either of those places!! Unfortunately I'll be back in the states probably by Wednesday. I'm in Puebla now. I went from slow internet to no internet for...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
leaving Hierve El Agua going back to Oaxaca

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I didn't realize I had taken an alternate route into Hierve El Agua until I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
THANK YOU!! We had a great time in...

THANK YOU!!
We had a great time in Monterrico. Nikki loved Pez De Oro!!:clap:clap:clap She didn't want to leave:D
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Thanks!!!!

Thanks!!!!
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Video Puebla to Oaxaca

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This is a little out of order for my trip but oh well. Earlier I mentioned I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
My wife summed it up well...

Two days ago I was very frustrated that I did not make my destination and that I had a very long day! I was relaying my frustrations to my wife that night but told her that I had met three great guys...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Finally a video!!

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Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Pics from riding from Puebla to Oaxaca

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Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
more Pics with Panamerikaner

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Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Not the best of days

All started well but the border crossing was much more of a hassle than the other times. 3 full busses there didn't help. I was unable to find the road for the place I had planned on going today....
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
I'm getting my Missouri clothes out

Yes he is!!

I unpacked my Missouri November riding gear for today! It's not suppose to be cold this far south! :rofl

Enjoy your getaway!
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Pissed Interesting day!

I knew today was going to be a mix of many miles and great roads. What I wasn't expecting were the very large protests! I was warned about these highway stopping events but I had been lucky up until...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Well...

The Wifi here in Oaxaca has not been kind to me! I've attempted to upload two videos with no success. I was able to get some pictures uploaded but ran out of time to do anything with them.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
Video

The video will have to wait. Cerveza is calling and possible some Mole...Yes that is on the list from Stan!
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,910
Posted By nailit2em
MAS pics...2

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