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Forum: Latin America 03-03-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Parcero
Thanks! I might look him up!

Thanks! I might look him up!
Forum: Americas 03-03-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By Parcero
Check with www.motolombia.com...

Check with www.motolombia.com (http://motolombia.com/for-sale-buy-back/) They sell bikes and offer guaranteed buy-back after the trip if you return to Colombia.
Forum: Latin America 01-08-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Parcero
James, I guess I haven't been on ADVRider in...

James,

I guess I haven't been on ADVRider in a while, just saw this post today. Yes, I will arrive on Feb 4 in Cali and after a coffee region tour will depart from Medellin on Feb 13. If you are...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,613
Posted By Parcero
My recommendation would be Heidenau K60s. I used...

My recommendation would be Heidenau K60s. I used them for a trip through the Americas and got almost 14,000 miles on them. They're aggressive enough for all but the most technical off-road trails,...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Parcero
Didn't notice that you were so close, at lease...

Didn't notice that you were so close, at lease when you're north of the border. I get up to Wisconsin fairly often in the summer. Keep in touch!
Forum: Americas 12-06-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By Parcero
It's as easy as Mike says. I did it as a US...

It's as easy as Mike says. I did it as a US citizen and everything went off without a hitch.
Forum: Americas 12-06-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Parcero
I would highly recommend riding there. As for...

I would highly recommend riding there. As for the cruise ship return, I can't see why they would not do it. Seems like only a question of cost, and possibly getting your bike checked out of the...
Forum: Americas 12-04-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By Parcero
The Dakar is VERY spectator friendly, with the...

The Dakar is VERY spectator friendly, with the exception of the podium awards ending ceremony which is essentially VIP only. The race is run in stages, and there are usually very good vantage points...
Forum: Americas 11-29-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Parcero
Agreed. Colombia is a rider's paradise. It's...

Agreed. Colombia is a rider's paradise. It's diverse geography offers everything from mountains to jungles to deserts to pastoral countryside, and beaches, too. People are great, from the small...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Parcero
Bike Stuck in Chile?

Anyone have any experience with a bike left in Chile way past the expiration of the temporary import permit? I am about 10 months past the expiration date. I am trying to get a read on the fine...
Forum: Latin America 11-24-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Parcero
That you, James? :thumb

That you, James? :thumb
Forum: Americas 11-24-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By Parcero
That is EXACTLY what they said I did--passed over...

That is EXACTLY what they said I did--passed over double yellows.
Forum: Americas 11-20-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,240
Posted By Parcero
Cool idea and site. Just signed up.

Cool idea and site. Just signed up.
Forum: Americas 11-20-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By Parcero
I left San Cristobal de Las Casas on December 10,...

I left San Cristobal de Las Casas on December 10, 2011 and was in Liberia, Costa Rica in time for an early dinner two and a half days later on December 12. I pretty much followed the PanAm Highway...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,028,064
Posted By Parcero
Safe travels home, Mark!

Safe travels home, Mark!
Forum: Latin America 11-10-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By Parcero
Never did meet Jeff although I did stop into his...

Never did meet Jeff although I did stop into his Norton Rats Tavern during my visits to Cuzco. Great place! R.I.P.
Forum: Americas 11-06-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Parcero
Contact Albert at theturtleshead. He's on...

Contact Albert at theturtleshead. He's on ADVRider and operates a biker friendly bar (The Shamrock) in El Poblado and might be of assistance. Spanish language schools are plentiful around El...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Parcero
Thanks for the additional info. I have relied on...

Thanks for the additional info. I have relied on the fast free WiFi at gas stations in Chile as well.
Forum: Americas 11-06-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By Parcero
You might also check out Global Rescue. They...

You might also check out Global Rescue. They offer plans of 45, 90, 180 days and one year.
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,028,064
Posted By Parcero
Posted in Facebook already, but now in the real...

Posted in Facebook already, but now in the real chronicle of record for the ADV community:

Wow, this is bigger news than anything in today's paper! Your trip was an amazing experience for you and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By Parcero
However much time you are planning to spend in...

However much time you are planning to spend in Colombia--double it. You will love the country, the roads, and the people. Don't miss the coffee zone and all of its twisty roads and picturesque...
Forum: Latin America 11-01-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Parcero
Although I started a bit northeast of D.F. in...

Although I started a bit northeast of D.F. in Pachuca, I got to Panama City in five days. Stops were as follows:

Day 1 - Pachuca, Mexico to San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico
-Mex-57 to 57D to...
Forum: Americas 10-26-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Parcero
International Cell Roaming Just Got Free

Great news for international moto travelers, and other international travelers, too. Staying in touch on the road has been challenging, at least if I wanted to avoid sky-high international data...
Forum: Americas 10-19-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By Parcero
I did Chicago to Santiago, Chile (so far) and...

I did Chicago to Santiago, Chile (so far) and have not encountered any problems. I stayed in small towns, and some larger cities. I rode at night more often than I care to admit and never felt...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By Parcero
I met nothing but the nicest people in all of the...

I met nothing but the nicest people in all of the countries that I have ridden through in Mexico and Central and South America. Never felt unsafe or threatened at any time. Now here in certain...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Parcero
If you will pass through Cali stay at the Casa...

If you will pass through Cali stay at the Casa Blanca (http://casablancahostel.wordpress.com) hostel. Super biker friendly, clean, and reasonably priced.
Forum: Latin America 10-05-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By Parcero
Casi imposible. Colombia permite la importación...

Casi imposible. Colombia permite la importación y el registro permanentes solamente de las motos nuevas, del año actual, y tiene que ser un ciudadano de Colombia o residente permanente para hacerlo....
Forum: Latin America 09-27-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,273
Posted By Parcero
Plan to spend lots of time in Colombia. It's a...

Plan to spend lots of time in Colombia. It's a beautiful country to get lost in on a moto. The roads, the people, the diverse geography and scenery are all spectacular. If you're short on time,...
Forum: Latin America 09-27-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Parcero
My bike's been in Chile since January, way past...

My bike's been in Chile since January, way past the TVIP exertion. My question is, how will I get it out?:1drink
Forum: Americas 09-27-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Parcero
One thing you might consider is looking into the...

One thing you might consider is looking into the cheap domestic flights offered by VivaColombia airlines. Don't know what Mike charges for drop off service, but if you buy your ticket a ways out, it...
Forum: Latin America 09-13-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Parcero
I didn't know Motolombia had cheerleaders!

I didn't know Motolombia had cheerleaders!
Forum: Americas 08-06-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Parcero
Enjoy! I did Chicago to Panama in December 2011...

Enjoy! I did Chicago to Panama in December 2011 and loved every mile of it. One of these days I might actually ride back.
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,028,064
Posted By Parcero
I'll second that!

I'll second that!
Forum: Latin America 07-25-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,279
Posted By Parcero
No trip to Medellin is complete without a stop at...

No trip to Medellin is complete without a stop at The Shamrock.
Forum: Americas 07-25-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,432
Posted By Parcero
That will be a great trip. Mine turned into a...

That will be a great trip. Mine turned into a much longer staged trip through South America that is still ongoing. Not sure when, if ever, I'll take the bike home to the U.S.A.
Forum: Latin America 07-16-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By Parcero
I know a very good mechanic in Cuenca and he...

I know a very good mechanic in Cuenca and he might be able to offer storage or offer advice as to a place to store your bike. PM me for more info.
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 35,609
Posted By Parcero
Thumb It's been a truly great experience and is...

It's been a truly great experience and is ongoing--just haven't updated the ride report much. The bike is now in Santiago, Chile, where I left it after following a few stages of the 2013 Dakar. ...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By Parcero
You can go to Panama and back a couple of times...

You can go to Panama and back a couple of times in three months. I did Chicago to Panama in eight days. I plan to take it a bit slower on the return, whenever that might be. Have fun!
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,701
Posted By Parcero
I did Chicago to Panama in December 2011. Never...

I did Chicago to Panama in December 2011. Never felt unsafe or threatened at any point on the trip. Met nothing but the friendliest people in all countries that I traveled through. The biggest...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By Parcero
Thumb There are many epic rides. From your starting...

There are many epic rides. From your starting point I would recommend Mexico and Central America, and if you have the time, Colombia which is a moto paradise. I recommend this because if you have...
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