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Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
Next Installment: Day 2 San Salvador by day,...

Next Installment: Day 2 San Salvador by day, Volcano by Evening, then "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion" en Espanol.
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Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
Freddy fed us a fabulous meal. Fernando and his...

Freddy fed us a fabulous meal. Fernando and his cute as can be college aged girlfriend made for some good laughs. Dinner, at $50, was 75% of US prices. But man, o man, the food was tasty. Everett...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10417592_10204733948403105_2621105433925461792_n.jpg?oh=90a7df4df4658923065495f5e422c0a2&oe=5534177F&__gda__=1429789074_069fc3323c1311fd...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
As much as I like to write about the trip, I'm...

As much as I like to write about the trip, I'm busy busy...

Day 1 Continued: Bike time.

I looked online and found that the cheapest 110 - 125cc major brand bike was the Yamaha Crux 110 at...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
Whether you take the coastal highway, Cerretera...

Whether you take the coastal highway, Cerretera Litoral, or go thru San Salvador, the roads south through the little towns of Talnique and Tamanique are phenomenal going north to south are...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 24,957
Posted By shadman
Your thread added to the fuel to fire my El...

Your thread added to the fuel to fire my El Salvador trip on a 100cc 4 speed piddler last month. Just wanted to say thanks for the write-up, it helped me decide to go for it.

And as a result, me...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
Day 1 Continued: Bike shopping and San Salvador...

Day 1 Continued: Bike shopping and San Salvador will have to wait a bit...back to work Monday after basically 4 weeks off with only 7 days worked.
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
Just so all can sleep easy, I have an offer on...

Just so all can sleep easy, I have an offer on the property, no significant profit, but I am happy.

I have no current plans to return to the small village by the sea other than to visit there with...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
Day 1 continued: And I think it is important...

Day 1 continued:

And I think it is important to say, that at the moment we board the Bongo Bus, a realization occurs to me about the people of El Salvador. They are homogeneous. They are cut...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
Day 1 continued: Everett and I are fairly...

Day 1 continued:

Everett and I are fairly simple guys. Everett loves big trucks, playing video games, girls, home improvement, wrenching. I like time with family, travel, action sports, being...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
Day 1 continued: Waking up, late, 10 AM, we...

Day 1 continued:

Waking up, late, 10 AM, we had one mission for the day...buy 2 bikes in the capital city of San Salvador, 60KM north. How to get there, where to buy, what to buy, how to budget,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
Day 1, Thursday: I'll skip over the US part...

Day 1, Thursday:

I'll skip over the US part of taking an Uber ride to the beach in Ft. Lauderdale and back on our layover. Spirit Airlines arrived around 1:30 AM. We had a dated picture of my...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
My travelling buddy is Everett. He rides a...

My travelling buddy is Everett. He rides a SV1000 for commuting, a DR650 motard on the track, and when shoed up with dirt tires, the same DR on the dirt. He also races minis on his Honda RS50. He...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
So looked into flights. A 2 am arrival into,...

So looked into flights. A 2 am arrival into, then a 2:30 departure, from San Salvador were about all we could afford. Spirit Airlines, through Ft. Lauderdale, for $350 a person. Se we packed up a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
A big part of planning is also, well, planning. ...

A big part of planning is also, well, planning. Talked to friends from there, read all about it on Lonely Planet, scoured the net. Not a lot to discover, but a good baseline. Most bikers just...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
So three months or so ago I settled on a Yamaha...

So three months or so ago I settled on a Yamaha Crux 110cc four speed as the bike of choice. After reading a fellow ADV rider's stories about his 125 in Costa Rica, I was pretty well convinced.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
You gotta read the report, which I still have to...

You gotta read the report, which I still have to write, to see how it shakes out.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 28,402
Posted By shadman
Hello from Houston. I'm enjoying your report. I...

Hello from Houston. I'm enjoying your report. I grew up in Houston, about 1 mile south of where your intro first thread pic was taken on the bridge over Buffalo Bayou. Congratulations on taking...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
Spent a night in Juayua. More later!!

Spent a night in Juayua. More later!!
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By shadman
2014 El Salvador Fly to Ride Vacation

After reading multiple accounts of folks flying to far off destinations to rent ADV motorcycles, I decided it was time to give it a try. A few years ago I bought a piece of real estate in El...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26,812
Views: 2,246,465
Posted By shadman
Tricepilot

Tricepilot, call me about the 06'. I'll be heading to San Marcos on Sunday to Harris Hill Raceway and could be convinced to make a side trip. Voicemail left at your *** *** **25 number
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20,433
Views: 1,107,389
Posted By shadman
is this a good place to post this? Attention...

is this a good place to post this?

Attention Big Bend Riders: Mark the dates of March 19 - 22nd, 2015 on your calendars for the 8th annual Uncle's Around the Bend Rally in Terlingua Texas.

Our...
Forum: Latin America 10-22-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,463
Posted By shadman
El Salvador surf camp.com list Guillermo as the...

El Salvador surf camp.com list Guillermo as the tour operator for dual sport and four wheeler tours. His house should still be sitting there overlooking El Tunca.
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,463
Posted By shadman
It is a small world. Chango just keeps turning...

It is a small world. Chango just keeps turning up... in the Texas hill country, on a BMW rig with sidecar, just like mine...giving me tips on the lesser known roads and springs in the desert of Big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 31,800
Posted By shadman
Haha, Toooooons of support. I've always thought...

Haha, Toooooons of support. I've always thought this was one of America's dumbest farm movements.
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,234,085
Posted By shadman
John, If you need a fifth, or ever want to...

John,

If you need a fifth, or ever want to escape the winter cold and come down to Texas, I have a small 1920's bungalo on a couple acres that needs some "buffing out". I've got it level,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By shadman
I've always loved the looks on this minimalist...

I've always loved the looks on this minimalist bike...

http://db78fpdv50x5a.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/SRX_9-600x450.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,234,085
Posted By shadman
And how is it that while you are "back in the...

And how is it that while you are "back in the USA" to "save up for the next adventure" you are riding even more than me? :D:D:D:D:D I think we all need to make a Paypal donation to get you back in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,234,085
Posted By shadman
Good stuff J Downs. I see Richard's...

Good stuff J Downs. I see Richard's texasadventure.net sticker left and down from ADV at the OARK window.

http://johndowns.smugmug.com/Other/SLAP-rally/i-4kxWtLq/0/XL/DSCN3348-XL.jpg

Richard...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 18,339
Posted By shadman
I really like your Iphone screen prints of...

I really like your Iphone screen prints of roadmaps / towns / cities. That makes it easy for me to pull up where you are on Google Earth and look at the countryside and topography. Good stuff!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 18,339
Posted By shadman
Sorry, I was the unintentional ass*^&% that...

Sorry, I was the unintentional ass*^&% that requested a new thread, but I did have a :D face in my post, and I'm sorry you took my comment as a criticism. I was enjoying your posts.

I am glad...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,234,085
Posted By shadman
As much as I like the idea of Sherpa 250's in SA,...

As much as I like the idea of Sherpa 250's in SA, I prefer to hear mainly about John's adventures in John's thread. Other adventures deserve their own thread and maybe could be linked into this...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,234,085
Posted By shadman
Thanks for taking me along for the ride. I've...

Thanks for taking me along for the ride. I've been fascinated since day 1. When you disclosed your total budget I was in awe that anyone could do this on such a shoestring. Your Sherpa 250 is a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 24,957
Posted By shadman
Excellent adventure! My cousin just bought 52...

Excellent adventure! My cousin just bought 52 acres in CR with a house and pool and waterfall. So now my wife is even more interested in visiting and riding around 2 up to see what CR is all about....
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,071
Posted By shadman
I've been trying to do something like this with...

I've been trying to do something like this with Tricepilot who goes to Mexico more often than Walmart. He keeps not inviting me....
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,234,085
Posted By shadman
http://johndowns.smugmug.com/Other/Coloombia/i-kkT...

http://johndowns.smugmug.com/Other/Coloombia/i-kkTJ59Q/0/L/DSCN2961-L.jpg

I used the same technique on my old Nissan Titan, but used stainless steel safety wire. I pieced back together after a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,234,085
Posted By shadman
I'll have to relay that to my wife. She could...

I'll have to relay that to my wife. She could have waited for the perfect husband, but she snatched me up at age 15, so all I can try to do is not wobble too much...and make sure we take the roads...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,234,085
Posted By shadman
I have done a few fork swaps over the years. I...

I have done a few fork swaps over the years. I have a XR600 with CR250 forks, and an XR80 with RM80 long travel forks. My cost, in both cases, was around $150 in USD. In Medellin, I'd place fair...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,234,085
Posted By shadman
I have an embroidered General's shirt from our...

I have an embroidered General's shirt from our waiter in my closet. He has my only "Affliction" shirt in his. Fair trade for some great memories in Galeana.

Heading south from Galeana the...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-18-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,195
Posted By shadman
R S F R is a cool idea. I have long...

R S F R is a cool idea.

I have long considered a variant of this idea. Mine is more fly, buy, ride, store, fly. All from a home base in Mexico is the plan. The home base could change every...
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