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Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 140,624
Posted By Farkles
Guinea pig report: We have recently returned...

Guinea pig report:

We have recently returned from a Latin America adventure of just less than nine months with two DRs. We ran the Nova replacement 3rd gear for 36378 kms (22604 miles) and 34171...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,013
Posted By Farkles
This sounds like it is in reference to my earlier...

This sounds like it is in reference to my earlier comment. To clarify, my statement about shredding rain pants was in reference to Frog Toggs, specifically. This particularly product (fabric) has...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,013
Posted By Farkles
This is one of the versatilities I have found...

This is one of the versatilities I have found with Motoport mesh stuff. T-shirt and boxer type shorts for hot weather. Add some layers such as merino long underwear as it cools off. Perhaps a...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,013
Posted By Farkles
I used Frog Toggs with Motoport Kevlar mesh and...

I used Frog Toggs with Motoport Kevlar mesh and after one afternoon of riding (200km) the inside of the pants were shredded and the taped seam let go. I don't feel that Frog Toggs are compatible...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
La Paz to Poto$i (Part 2/2)

Adam continues on 2014-06-07 (Part 2/2):

During my previous trip I had missed Potosí as I had headed straight from Challapata to Uyuni which involved a fairly challenging ride of mostly gravel and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-05-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11,481
Views: 1,373,136
Posted By Farkles
Montana observerations

Hi guys,

This is my first post to this thread. I don't follow it closely but check in from time to time. I am currently on tour from Canada to South America.

I can't say that my experience...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno, Copacabana (Part 2)

Continued on 2014-05-30 (part 2 of 2):

http://gallery.t-c-mambo.ca/T-C-Mambo/Peru-Cusco/i-S6bVDmz/0/M/P1070819-M.jpg
On the way in to Cusco.

Prior to Puno, we spent a good amount of time in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno, Copacabana (Part 1)

We write on 2014-05-30 (part 1 of 2):

We are presently in Copacabana, Bolivia which is just over the border from Peru. This is the real Copacabana - the beach in Brazil, which has a famous song...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 102,238
Views: 19,999,047
Posted By Farkles
It might be apples to oranges since we are...

It might be apples to oranges since we are running the stock BST carb (stock jetting, stock exhaust, stock air filter, 14 tooth drive sprocket, premium fuel) but for what it is worth, we are...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2,747
Views: 509,166
Posted By Farkles
Hi Sheldon. I know that Jenn really appreciates...

Hi Sheldon. I know that Jenn really appreciates your words of encouragement and definitely also hanging out with Ewa. We don't run into too many females on bikes (where are you!?) and she probably...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Coastal Ecuador to Peru

Adam writes on 2014-04-24:

Máncora (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1ncora) is nice little beach town an hour or so south of the border with Ecuador. We arrived here a few days ago following a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
A Couple of Crazy Days in Quito

Trans-Continental Mambo writes on 2014-04-01:

We are writing again from Quito, Ecuador. Only having been here for a couple of days, we have already had quite an eventful time in the city.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Hello from the center of the earth.

Trans-Continental Mambo writes on 2014-03-29:

Hi from the Equator! Well, not exactly. We were staying in a lovely little town called Otavalo roughly 37km north of the Equator, and are now...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Any Palomino is a Pal of Mine (Colombia)

Adam writes on 2014-03-06:

I am writing from Hostal Finca Escondida near Palomino, Colombia. We are on the Caribbean coast, and not too far from Santa Marta.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
En route to costal Colombia

Adam writes on 2014-02-28:

I am writing from Aguachica, Colombia, a via point to northern Colombia. Over the last couple of days, having left Bogotá, we have stayed in Villa de Leyva (a small ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Happy Birthday sick Jenn, but at least we have our bikes.

Adam Writes on 2014-02-21:

http://gallery.t-c-mambo.ca/T-C-Mambo/Colombia-Bogotá/i-5KswDS2/0/M/P1010963-M.jpg

Today is Jenn’s birthday. Unfortunately it hasn’t been the greatest of days so...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Bogotá, Colombia

Adam writes on 2014-02-18:

Hello from barrio Suba in Bogotá, Colombia. We arrived here safely yesterday on our mid-day flight with Copa Airlines. There was nothing to report about the flight,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
In and around Panama City

Adam writes on 2014-02-18:

Some catch up:

About a week ago, we arrived in Panamá City, Panamá, after spending a day lazing on the beach in Santa Clara, just down the coast. Santa Clara was a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Surfs up in SJDS, Nicaragua. Last day before Costa Rica.

We write on 2014-02-04 from Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica:

Hi folks. We just arrived in Costa Rica having spent seven days in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua and are overdue for our regular update.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Santa Ana, El Salvador

Adam writes on 2014-01-20:

We are currently in Santa Ana, El Salvador. I am going to backtrack for a moment and then catch up.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Pupusas in Cobán

Adam writes on 2014-01-08:

So here we are Cobán kicking back for the day. Having made guacamole in our room, we spent the remainder of the evening hanging out with a couple guys from Germany,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Cobán, Guatemala

Adam writes on 2014.01.07:

I am writing from Cobán, Guatemala which is a via point for a visit to the Tikal ruins in northern Guatemala. We are staying at a very simple and affordable place...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
From New Years in Panajachel to Antigua

Adam writes on 2014.01.03:

I am writing from Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala sitting in the courtyard of a hotel called Posadita Casa Maria Jose. It is basically an old colonial homestead where the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Mexico today, Guatemala tomorrow.

Adam writes on 2013.12.28:

We are sitting in the lounge of our hotel in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico closing up our visit through Mexico and preparing to move on to Guatemala. This includes...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Exit Puerto Escondido, onwards to Chiapas.

Adam writes on 2013-12-26:

So here we are out side of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca (roughly pronounced Oh-a-ha-ca) in another love motel. This one is almost charming and seems quite small. Larger and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Ferrying from La Paz to the mainland, eventually, and beyond

Adam writes on 2013-12-17:

I am writing from La Manzanilla, Jalisco. Internet access has been sketchy for the last couple of days. We are camping under a palapa on the sand amongst coconut...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Baja California

Adam writes on 2013-12-05:

We are presently in Ensenada, Baja California. We are in the middle of a cold spell. Sounds like deja vu, doesn’t it? The last days at John’s in Vail, it started to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Vail, Arizona

Adam writes on 2013-12-03:

We are currently enjoying the warm, sunny weather in Vail, Arizona.

We arrived here three days ago, having stayed one night in Fort Stockton, Texas and two nights in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
A Kempner Kristmas

Adam writes on 2013-11-27:

http://gallery.t-c-mambo.ca/T-C-Mambo/USA-Kempner-Texas/i-K9ZnDCZ/0/M/P1030804-M.jpg

Sorry for the misleading post title but it did grab your attention, didn’t it?
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Kamped Out In Kempner

AT writes on 2013-11-12:

With San Angelo behind us, we are currently safe and sound and staying with Erik and Kaye in Kempner, Texas. Our hosts generously offered up the comfort of their...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Smack dab in the middle of Tejas.

Adam writes on 2013-11-02:

Greetings. We are currently held up in San Angelo, Texas. This is fairly small town just over 200 miles from the Fort Worth/Dallas region, about 200 miles from Austin,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Arkansas to Texas

Adam writes on 2013-10-28:

Today is Tuesday, October 28th. I am writing from Mount Pleasant, Texas. We apologize for not having written sooner, but we are sure you will understand.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
Greetings from Nashville, Tennessee

Trans-Continental Mambo writes on 2013-10-25:

Greetings from Nashville, Tennessee - or thereabouts. Writing on October 25, 2013, we are fours days into the Trans-Continental Mambo tour. We...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,334
Posted By Farkles
We have been on the road six months now. I am...

We have been on the road six months now. I am going to revive this thread by back-posting a whack of ride reports in the coming days.
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,409
Posted By Farkles
We have been using these helmets on our current...

We have been using these helmets on our current trip from Ontario, Canada to South America. We have around 15,000km on the helmets including a little time back home. I have from wearing a Shoei...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,013
Posted By Farkles
Female partner reported to me today that pants #2...

Female partner reported to me today that pants #2 of the order have a "hole" in them. I briefly examined them to find that a small section of Kevlar mesh, now slightly frayed, has pulled away from...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,013
Posted By Farkles
I am pretty sure that Wayne has stated within...

I am pretty sure that Wayne has stated within ADVrider that his gloves are made in China now, but the rest of the gear is made in the USA.

With regards to the reported longevity of the gear - yes...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,013
Posted By Farkles
Having sent Wayne an email about the situation, I...

Having sent Wayne an email about the situation, I waited until I heard back before getting them repaired.

It was explained to me that the seam failure is a result of improper stitching which is a...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,013
Posted By Farkles
Dammit! Only days after posting the above, I...

Dammit!

Only days after posting the above, I was setting my Motoport pants out to dry, and alas, I found a blown seam.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,013
Posted By Farkles
Hi, Just adding my "general impressions"...

Hi,

Just adding my "general impressions" here.

My (female) partner and I purchased Kevlar mesh Marathon jackets and pants in October 2012 for use on our Ontario, Canada to South America trip. ...
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