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Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 43,413
Posted By Tom Blum
Loving your ride report. I'm spending next...

Loving your ride report.
I'm spending next February in Puerto Escondido. I have a place rented at the south end of Brisas de Zicatela, near la Punta. It's on Calle Puebla, near Justo Salvador. It...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 43,413
Posted By Tom Blum
Here's the story on the katrinas. ...

Here's the story on the katrinas.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Calavera_Catrina

a sculptor named Posado made an etching of the skeleton dressed in european top fashion clothing. He felt many...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 43,413
Posted By Tom Blum
pictures NEVER show the severity of a roadway,...

pictures NEVER show the severity of a roadway, nor the steepness. I applaud your abilities.
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,284
Posted By Tom Blum
didn't know he had a face!! Harder than Howard...

didn't know he had a face!!
Harder than Howard Hughes to see in the flesh.
If fact, that may not be Gator Jane. No one has ever seen him.
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,284
Posted By Tom Blum
I was there when the ABCM was developed...

I was there when the ABCM was developed (Alternate Battery Charging Method)
in Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, MX.

Glad to see it's still working.
Forum: Americas 02-22-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By Tom Blum
My stay in Oaxaca is almost over. At the border,...

My stay in Oaxaca is almost over. At the border, when I nodded after the agent said something about "mountains/Montaign" I was able to get the two vehicles in on one sticker on the Van windshield.
...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By Tom Blum
Thanks guys. I'm feeling better about this. ...

Thanks guys. I'm feeling better about this.

Regards "can you buy insurance for two vehicles" The answer is Yes. I purchased insurance for the Van and the bike from an online agent. Copperstate is...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By Tom Blum
mexico vehicle importation

I am planning to spend the month of February in Oaxaca. I planned to take my Van with my Kawa 250 on a rear rack. I have insurance on both.
I just caught a phrase "only one vehicle per person is...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,203,781
Posted By Tom Blum
[QUOTE=DR. Rock;19790730]Thanks, Tom (I think...

[QUOTE=DR. Rock;19790730]Thanks, Tom (I think :shog) I fully admit that I run all our shots through Lightroom and tweak them.

Doc,
No criticism implied . I love your reports.

I take...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,203,781
Posted By Tom Blum
these wide vista shots are the most beautiful...

these wide vista shots are the most beautiful sights I've ever seen. Must be the autumn sun light or something.

I've been there ( Colorado) and it didn't look that good.
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,203,781
Posted By Tom Blum
Doc, Why didn't you run for president?? Then...

Doc,
Why didn't you run for president??
Then I'd have someone to vote for other than ABO.

Tom

ABO: anyone but Obama
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,050
Posted By Tom Blum
My friends in Maine call Massachusetts people...

My friends in Maine call Massachusetts people "Mass-Holes"

Sounds like they got it right.
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,780
Posted By Tom Blum
Great trip report, Pete. I'm glad you alerted me...

Great trip report, Pete. I'm glad you alerted me to it. I've been only following a few reports in my subscriptions and not trolling the new reports. I would have missed it.
It's a small world, isn't...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,203,781
Posted By Tom Blum
This stage in a mobius trip is like xmas eve. ...

This stage in a mobius trip is like xmas eve.

You have seen the box and heard the rattle and know you're going to love it.

It's sooooo hard to wait for morning.

Nite all
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 152,794
Posted By Tom Blum
Just as with Emiliano and my friends in Lazaro...

Just as with Emiliano and my friends in Lazaro Cardenas, often the best part of the trip does not include the motorcycle.

A BIG "AMEN" from the third row!!!
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 152,794
Posted By Tom Blum
Great photos!! I feel healthy just looking at...

Great photos!!
I feel healthy just looking at all that fresh food . Imagine eating it freshly prepared tonight!!

Thanks

Tom
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,401
Posted By Tom Blum
subscribed. I am soooo in!! wish I was sooo...

subscribed.
I am soooo in!!
wish I was sooo there.
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,711,526
Posted By Tom Blum
Doug, I just spent over an hour searching for a...

Doug,
I just spent over an hour searching for a socket wrench kit like you have in your tool kit picture, with the sockets stored in the wrench itself.

Can you tell me who sells this, or who...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 335,559
Posted By Tom Blum
Greetz Maggie Thanks for a great trip...

Greetz Maggie

Thanks for a great trip report. Your style is top notch and your photography outstanding. I can never remember to ride and photograph myself

You have a future here on ADV if you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,711,526
Posted By Tom Blum
Doug Great report! Once again you nailed it....

Doug

Great report! Once again you nailed it.

I am impressed by your equanimity with the second set of electrical problems. I can only imagine the feeling when you see the first low voltage...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,852
Posted By Tom Blum
I also forgot to add that your photography skills...

I also forgot to add that your photography skills are grown by leaps and bounds!! Damn near professional caliber.

And the panorama shots are National Geographic quality!!

I don't know if folks...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
Posted By Tom Blum
2007 KLX250S electrical problems

I have had one for nearly two years, stock except an Acerbis 4.0 gal tank. I love it.
But, now it has electrical problems. Not charging, I believe I have a defective rectifier/regulator.

Early...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,852
Posted By Tom Blum
Real nice report, Pete. I'm glad the stoves...

Real nice report, Pete.

I'm glad the stoves are working out well. I've never fried a steak on mine.

Are you buying a New England bike again this year??

If so, I'll see you there. I hiking in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 215,939
Posted By Tom Blum
Having posted a few ride reports while on the...

Having posted a few ride reports while on the trip, I want to offer my heartfelt thanks for the work it takes to do this. True dedication on your part!!!

Having a professional, full time,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,936
Posted By Tom Blum
How did you ever keep this below the radar for...

How did you ever keep this below the radar for this long!!

I kept waiting for the breakdown when one of your "jack leg kludges" went tits up.

AND THEN BANG!!!

Glad it wasn't worse. I'm glad...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,936
Posted By Tom Blum
looking good Pete. Brings back memories of...

looking good Pete.

Brings back memories of my trip to the same area with you 6 (?) years ago

Thanks for the write up
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,575
Posted By Tom Blum
Ratman says"It a story of rider's that cross the...

Ratman says"It a story of rider's that cross the generation gap,"

Hey!! who you calling old???

I'm subscribed!!
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,203,781
Posted By Tom Blum
I have learned, the hard way (I might add) that...

I have learned, the hard way (I might add) that with chains and tires, if you have to wonder whether they will make it or not, It would be better than not to replace them before the trip.

While my...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,203,781
Posted By Tom Blum
doc, I've been looking for a clear picture of...

doc,
I've been looking for a clear picture of your bar setup and can't find one.

Since you told me you stand for 25% of the time, it's been worrying me. I need details of your bar riser and bar...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,984
Posted By Tom Blum
incidentally, I am making one change to your...

incidentally, I am making one change to your approach. I am only running a siphon tube to one side.

I'm not smart enough to do without a reserve.So, when the inevitable happens, I will tip the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,984
Posted By Tom Blum
Thanks a million Red Pillar.I had the wrong place...

Thanks a million Red Pillar.I had the wrong place in mind.

I see it now."I can see clearly now"!!!

Tom
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,984
Posted By Tom Blum
hi folks! I bought a 2006 KLX250S last fall....

hi folks!

I bought a 2006 KLX250S last fall.

I'm late to the party, but I have recently installed an acerbis tank and am installing the arctic cat fuel pump.

things are going great, but...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,203,781
Posted By Tom Blum
Hey Doc, In your videos, you always seem to be...

Hey Doc,
In your videos, you always seem to be standing ( actually LDF is the one in the pictures) What % of your 10 to 12 hours days on the bike is actually spent standing?

tom
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,257
Posted By Tom Blum
Wink Merry Xmas, GatorBiter. I hope santa brought you...

Merry Xmas, GatorBiter. I hope santa brought you several basket cases to add to the yard decorations
:freaky

Tom
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2009, 05:50 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,257
Posted By Tom Blum
These types of people seem to have one thing in...

These types of people seem to have one thing in common. They sure aren't "Upwardly Mobile" or material oriented. The big house and the well manicured yard means nothing to them. Here's two in my...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,257
Posted By Tom Blum
I was nosing around and saw your handle and...

I was nosing around and saw your handle and remembered you harassing me and vermin in Mexico.

Thought I'd stop by and read.

You write a pretty good line Gatorboy.

I'm subscribed!!!
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 649,277
Posted By Tom Blum
glad I could help, Dr. Rock. I just finished...

glad I could help, Dr. Rock.
I just finished up Mobius !V. Hell of a job. I've tried a few trip reports with mixed results. They are a lot of work when they turn out decent, let alone superb like...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 649,277
Posted By Tom Blum
Erica, You're probably in Taos by now, but ...

Erica,
You're probably in Taos by now, but

from NYC you could drop down to Front Royal, pick up Skyline Drive to Blue Ridge Parkway to the end ( an night at Willville Motorcycle Camp...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 225,904
Posted By Tom Blum
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Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,557
Posted By Tom Blum
Lets finish this report up, shall we? <style...

Lets finish this report up, shall we?

<style type="text/css"> <!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> </style> Maine 2009


The return trip....
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