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Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
War over the price of a head gasket in El Salvador

I'm at war in El Salvador. But I'm thankful that my mechanic is on my side. The boss man of the BMW moto shop in San Salvador is the enemy. He's been on the job for three months, and he's neither...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
An update...live from Guatemala City!

GUATEMALA, Guatemala ó The landscape change in Guatemala was dramatic. From low-lying inland tropics, much of which has been cleared for farmland in the Mexican state of Chiapas, to a gentle...
Forum: Latin America 08-28-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Barone52
I will see Gameli today at 16:30!! Thanks again!

I will see Gameli today at 16:30!! Thanks again!
Forum: Latin America 08-27-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Barone52
Thanks Emiliano...I'll give him a ring tomorrow...

Thanks Emiliano...I'll give him a ring tomorrow to see if he can...
Forum: Latin America 08-26-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Barone52
The hub and front disc both need replaced. Not...

The hub and front disc both need replaced. Not just spokes. Giant dump truck with a full load of dirt!
Forum: Latin America 08-26-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Barone52
Hey El Stigo, You just might be the savior...

Hey El Stigo,

You just might be the savior I'm looking for. I sent you a PM with my details. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

Best,
Adam
Forum: Latin America 08-26-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Barone52
It is the standard GS. The hubs actually took the...

It is the standard GS. The hubs actually took the brunt of the trauma...three or four of them were split in half and now they like to run up and down the spokes like those old plastic ball thingies...
Forum: Latin America 08-25-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Barone52
Need a new front rim in Oaxaca, Oaxaca!!

Hello there fellow ADV riders,

I'm riding around the world on an F650GS. Today, I was in Oaxaca, Mexico and my bike had an encounter with a giant rear tire of a dump truck. The front tire got ran...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
Boston (and I SHOULD mention Cambridge if we're...

Boston (and I SHOULD mention Cambridge if we're being fair) is absolutely a rich city to live in. If you're going to get worldly living anywhere in our country, it's there. So multicultural and so...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
Ted and such

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/403522_10151204129331729_1159036151_n.jpg

Ted is definitely still going strong. Here we are at the Overland Expo this past May in Flagstaff, AZ,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
A bandito land siege while waiting in paradise for a part!

http://www.thumperjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/IMG_0633_low.jpg (http://www.thumperjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/IMG_0633_low.jpg)
BUENA VENTURA, Baja California Sur, Mexico ó...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
Ace...that whole bit about the girl started in...

Ace...that whole bit about the girl started in the first post. The other poster just had a question about it. It was a post on my blog thumperjournal.com that I took down, not here. It's irrelevant...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
That last post was in response to this one....

That last post was in response to this one. Sorry...still figuring out the controls around the forum.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
Post I had to take down...

I've been friends with this girl for a couple years now...best friends sorta. She actually used to be my roommate in Boston. She lives in Minneapolis now, and I visited her for a week at the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
Alone and mending melted parts

MULEGE, Baja California Sur, Mexico Ė Iím alone out here and at the mercy of my environment and the people in it. Seems obvious, and of course, understanding that little tidbit is part of the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
Howling at Coyote's

ERENDIRA, Baja California, Mexico Ė Big surprise: Iím having the time of my life. On a motorcycle trip around the world, youíll get that I suppose.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
"Gas Station Bliss"

Mommy, there are shells hereĖ
Itís because things that lived died
Itís what they left behind
Field mice chatter as they run
Behind another shell
With a different kind of death



The desert...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
A Love Letter To My Motorcycle

Dear 2001 BMW F650GS,


I call you Rumble Bee. I know itís kitschy, baby. Iím sorry. We donít all get to have awesome names like mine. Hey, at least you have a clutch. Do you know how many...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
Rolling on through seas of prairie grass

THEDFORD, Nebraska ó May 8, 2012 ó Thereís no Craigslist for the area of Nebraska Iím in, and for the folks who live here, seas of grassy prairie dunes are the Jesus statue that stared at my former...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
Leaving My World Behind

<header class="entry-header"> MINNEAPOLIS ó Fewer things in life are more traumatic than upheaval. It comes in many forms: births, deaths, and milestones reached. ChangingÖjobs, significant...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
Follow me on Twitter @thumperjournal

Follow me on Twitter @thumperjournal
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By Barone52
Freelance Journalist goes around the world on an F650GS--The Ted Simon Foundation

Hello fellow ADV riders,

My name is Adam Barone, and I am a freelance journalist, working with the Ted Simon Foundation (http://www.jupiterstravellers.org). I'm on a motorcycle trip around the...
Forum: Americas 08-10-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By Barone52
Carnets?

I believe there's a carnet in Mexico you can take care of with a VISA card. Any other countries in the Western hemisphere? Costs?
Forum: Americas 08-10-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,489
Posted By Barone52
yum!

Enjoy the food in the Amish countryside!
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