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Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 81,988
Posted By poolman
Wotnext, Nice ride report and pictures! ...

Wotnext,

Nice ride report and pictures! Sorry to hear of your crash, but it is great news you (and the bike) were not seriously hurt and you are not entangled in legal/liability controversy.
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Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By poolman
Nice pictures and videos, it looks like a great...

Nice pictures and videos, it looks like a great trip. How awesome to share this with your father!

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,730
Posted By poolman
The legend lives on... Looks like a great trip! ...

The legend lives on... Looks like a great trip!

:lurk:lurk:

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,744
Views: 506,352
Posted By poolman
Wow, what an amazing journey! Thank you for...

Wow, what an amazing journey! Thank you for continuing to take the time to share your thoughts and images.

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,162
Posted By poolman
+1 Really enjoyed your ride report and...

+1

Really enjoyed your ride report and pictures! Strange how the beach near Mollendo looks practically abandoned, I bet there is quite a story behind the old deserted hotel.


All the best,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,665
Posted By poolman
Excellent, looks like a great time! ...

Excellent, looks like a great time!

:lurk:lurk:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 63,371
Posted By poolman
Evil Clown

EC and WW,

I took my daughter to the "haunted forest" for halloween and couldn't help but think about you guys...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w68/chemauto/Ecuador/EvilClown.jpg


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Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,660
Posted By poolman
lakota, Sorry to hear about all of the...

lakota,

Sorry to hear about all of the drops; hopefully you didn't jinx the trip by starting off the RR with a crash scene pic. :muutt

On the bright side: 1) you didn't wind up in the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,785
Posted By poolman
qvasic, Great ride report, you certinly...

qvasic,

Great ride report, you certinly have an eye for photography and a wonderful outlook on life in general.

Wishing you peace and safety at home,

.
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,660
Posted By poolman
Lakota, Really looking forward to your ride...

Lakota,

Really looking forward to your ride report, I hope you guys have an awesome time :freaky

I used the services of Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental in 2013 and couldn't have been happier:
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Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,625
Posted By poolman
My condolences on the loss of your friend. :cry ...

My condolences on the loss of your friend. :cry

I can't help but notice you joined Advrider in 2009 and your second post is a ride from Colorado to Ushuaia! You are clearly a man of action. :deal...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,634
Posted By poolman
deelip, I just read your trip report on your...

deelip,

I just read your trip report on your blog, amazing stuff!:clap

I've heard there is some dispute as to which pass is actually higher, did you verify the altitude with GPS?

One of our...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,162
Posted By poolman
It's great to see a Sacred Valley ride report...

It's great to see a Sacred Valley ride report :clap:clap

The flights, time zone changes and altitude must have required some adjustment:deal

I rented from Alex Luna / Peru Moto Tours in 2012...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,752
Posted By poolman
BrianA, Great ride report, pictures and...

BrianA,

Great ride report, pictures and videos! It is awesme to see you and Mulley taking time hit the backroads and interact with the friendly locals. That is always the most memorable part of a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,536
Posted By poolman
krl, Great ride report, pictures and...

krl,

Great ride report, pictures and videos! :clap:clap

How awesome you had the opportunity to share this ride with your son. I'm sure you will both look back fondly on this trip for many...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,781
Posted By poolman
All the best for an amazing journey! ...

All the best for an amazing journey!


Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By poolman
Great looking bike. All the best for an...

Great looking bike.

All the best for an amazing journey!

.
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 29,421
Posted By poolman
Great start, I look forward to following your...

Great start, I look forward to following your ride report! I can sympathise as a fellow rider with short legs and a tall F800GS.


:lurk :lurk :lurk


Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,041
Posted By poolman
Sounds awesome, all the best for a safe and...

Sounds awesome, all the best for a safe and unforgettable journey!




Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,692
Posted By poolman
Awesome, just awesome! :lurk:lurk:lurk ...

Awesome, just awesome!

:lurk:lurk:lurk


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Forum: Americas 08-15-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By poolman
Moulin6801, Swamp's ride report inspired me...

Moulin6801,

Swamp's ride report inspired me to book a ride of my own in Peru (well, that and I'd always wanted to see Machu Picchu).

Alex Luna, former MX champion and owner of Peru Moto...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,406
Posted By poolman
Great Ride Report and Photography

It is wonderful to vicariously enjoy your experience in Iceland! Thanks for taking the time to write and post your adventure.

With regard to the cost aspect, you were able to afford the trip and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,526
Posted By poolman
Bring it on!

I rented from Wild Rider as well, and always enjoy a good Costa Rica ride report!

Looking forward to more...


:lurk:lurk:lurk

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,744
Views: 506,352
Posted By poolman
Check out the Brazilian-built Honda NX4 Falcon

... It is in my view the perfect smaller bike for South America. Parts/service are available everywhere, the low seat height makes it an easier-to-ride beginner bike (actually lower than most 250s),...
Forum: Face plant 07-25-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,461
Posted By poolman
I will keep Tracy in my prayers; he is fortunate...

I will keep Tracy in my prayers; he is fortunate to have survived.

I-270 is part of my daily commute, and can be absolutely treacherous during rush hour. Many mornings I pass multiple rear-end...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,086
Posted By poolman
Looks like an amazing trip, congratulations! ...

Looks like an amazing trip, congratulations!


:lurk :lurk :lurk

All the Best,

.
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 24,786
Posted By poolman
scoutDad, I've used the same hammock setup...

scoutDad,

I've used the same hammock setup in Central and South America and have been very happy with it.

All the best for an outstanding trip!


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Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,554
Posted By poolman
Xpat, Great trip report and pictures! ...

Xpat,

Great trip report and pictures!

This is a trip I hope to do in the future, but for now I can enjoy your ride report.

Cheers,

.
Forum: Latin America 06-27-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,843
Posted By poolman
Very good advice above from Saralou, the Sacred...

Very good advice above from Saralou, the Sacred Valley is absolutely spectacular! I really enjoyed taking the "back route" to Machu Picchu:

From Cusco, there is a nice dirt track to Laguna...
Forum: Latin America 06-26-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,669
Posted By poolman
I agree the Tornado is a great choice for Costa...

I agree the Tornado is a great choice for Costa Rica. I have also ridden the Honda NX400 Falcon extensively in Latin America and found it to be a fantastic choice as well. :ricky

The Nicoya...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,660
Posted By poolman
Very enjoyable ride report and pictures! I'm...

Very enjoyable ride report and pictures! I'm glad you had the opportunity to do this trip before Sani Pass is all tarmac.

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,873
Posted By poolman
Well said, this seems to be the beginning of a...

Well said, this seems to be the beginning of a great ride report!

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,086
Posted By poolman
All the best for an an amazing journey and...

All the best for an an amazing journey and memories that will last a lifetime!

The Peruvian Andes are spectacular, and I hope you get to explore the Sacred Valley!

Enjoy,

.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-19-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 38,164
Posted By poolman
Seacrets

Well, summer is here so let's go with Seacrets in Ocean City, MD
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w68/chemauto/Delaware/DSCN0595.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 522,250
Posted By poolman
Spectacular scenery and great photos, Paul! ...

Spectacular scenery and great photos, Paul!

Wishing you all the best on this next segment in your journey. :ricky


At what point does a set of stairs become a ladder?
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Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,069
Posted By poolman
Salina, Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental. ...

Salina, Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental.



http://ogribike.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTouring/TEMP-ECUADOR/i-TNnPF3z/0/X2/Salina-3260883794-O-X2.jpg


I had the opportunity to meet Salina as...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 63,371
Posted By poolman
EVilClown and wizzerwheel, Your ride reports...

EVilClown and wizzerwheel,

Your ride reports are the best:clap

You two seem to have a knack of smoothing the troubled waters as I follow in your wake:freaky

EC - While any rider would...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 36,101
Posted By poolman
Mighty XT 250

CloudSplitter,

Wishing you all the best for better weather and an awesome trip! :clap

I think the mighty XT is a great tool for a ride such as the TAT. I've spent time wrestling a KLR through...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 18,147
Posted By poolman
jerdog53, Thank you, just saw your post. ...

jerdog53,

Thank you, just saw your post. This is perhaps the nicest comment I've ever received on a ride report.


Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,069
Posted By poolman
+1 I'd be concerned that someone would...

+1

I'd be concerned that someone would eventually suffer a trip-ending injury with the repeated falls, perhaps far from medical assistance.

Love the pictures!

Cheers,

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