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Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By bananaman
They like "pay on entry" because who handles the...

They like "pay on entry" because who handles the money keeps it.

Pay on entry sounds better than having to send your passport to an embassy.
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
This is exactly the kind of thing to expect at a...

This is exactly the kind of thing to expect at a LARR. How to overcome adversity. Sometimes adversity is a political change that necessitates jumping through new passport regs. With us, you hear...
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By bananaman
Usually, if there's a political change like this,...

Usually, if there's a political change like this, airlines will work with passengers to get things sorted out. Your problem is having a ticket to Colombia, while your destination is Venezuela. You...
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
Amy says spending a couple of weeks with Laura...

Amy says spending a couple of weeks with Laura and Baby Throttlemeister sounds fun. But she'd also really like to see Mexico. So... so we're supposed to drop the ladies and the baby at a beach...
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
Dear Throttlemeister, Amy wants to know when...

Dear Throttlemeister,

Amy wants to know when Laura is going to have Baby Throttlemeister. She also wants to know if all three of you will be attending. Amy has never been to Mexico and will feel...
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By bananaman
Cancun to Brownsville is a day and a half.

Cancun to Brownsville is a day and a half.
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
I'll bring Beef Jerky. Cuz no way am I hauling...

I'll bring Beef Jerky. Cuz no way am I hauling raw meat 2000 miles on my beautiful, pristine, never seen rain BMW R1100GS.
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
This reads like a very good endorsement. ...

This reads like a very good endorsement.

Dear Mr. Navaja,

Will you grace us with your attendance?

Sincerely,

Bananaman.
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
Oops. My bad. Mapquest says it's about 300...

Oops. My bad.

Mapquest says it's about 300 miles from Laredo, depending on your route, and 5-6 hours, plus the border crossing. Is that right?

I was thinking Monterey. I've ridden through...
Forum: Latin America 02-27-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By bananaman
I hope you're also getting medevac insurance. ...

I hope you're also getting medevac insurance.

Is that $177 for collision and liability, or just liability?
Forum: Latin America 02-27-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
Do any of you FFs know if there's a place nearby...

Do any of you FFs know if there's a place nearby we can camp, roast Colomtnbkr's pig, and drink?

I personally prefer the $40-$75 per night place, but I doubt they'll let us roast a pig in their...
Forum: Latin America 02-27-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
Date: September 12-13.

Date: September 12-13.
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,394
Posted By bananaman
Yes, you can easily sell your motorcycle in any...

Yes, you can easily sell your motorcycle in any Latin America country. Don't worry about the TVIP. Just show them the letters showing that you're an attorney that rides, and explain your charity. The...
Forum: Latin America 02-26-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
Ok. We'll do this.

Ok. We'll do this.
Forum: Latin America 02-26-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
Does this mean you're coming?

Does this mean you're coming?
Forum: Latin America 02-26-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
You're invited. It's about 2750 km from my...

You're invited.

It's about 2750 km from my garage to Parras de la Fuente. I'll just take interstate highways. That way I can get there in two days. And have more time in Mexico.
Forum: Latin America 02-25-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,060
Posted By bananaman
CCjon is a good guy with tons of experience. He's...

CCjon is a good guy with tons of experience. He's even been to a LARR.
Forum: Latin America 02-25-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
Parras de la Fuente is the current choice. It can...

Parras de la Fuente is the current choice. It can change.
Forum: Latin America 02-25-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
Throttlemeister talks big, but in real life he's...

Throttlemeister talks big, but in real life he's a devoted husband. And his wife is a sweetheart.
Forum: Latin America 02-24-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
I'm kinda sad that nobody is patting me on the...

I'm kinda sad that nobody is patting me on the back for putting an X in front of the Rallye title.
Forum: Latin America 02-24-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By bananaman
I've used bajabound. Tim from bajaboundmotos is...

I've used bajabound. Tim from bajaboundmotos is super cool. He's a member here and he contributes regularly. I met him in Baja in November. I think his brother owns the bajabound insurance agency....
Forum: Latin America 02-24-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
I knew that if we kept it close, you'd be...

I knew that if we kept it close, you'd be interested. Do you still have the big GS? Or do you think it'd be more fun on a street legal dirt bike?

I've lately gone through a detox. It turns out...
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
We also need topics. Usually the topics just...

We also need topics. Usually the topics just kinda come. Burning questions include world records, the need for cyanide pills, and what's better, a machete or a machete.

Other topics include...
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
+1 I'm getting too old to deal with shared...

+1

I'm getting too old to deal with shared bathrooms in cheap hostals. And I'm not interested in wasting time around cheap backpackers. What I like: secure rooms and parking. Mosquito-proof...
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
If I spelled "hostel" I apologize. A really...

If I spelled "hostel" I apologize.

A really cool little bar sounds perfect. That's where I'll be.

ps, regarding bikes: If I happen to find a nice, street-legal xr650r, I might ride it instead...
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
The "I am Charlie" thing references Charlie...

The "I am Charlie" thing references Charlie Hebdo. It's a little French rag that got shot up by lunatics for printing pictures of Allah.

I've decided to get an xr650r. I'll probably get one in...
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
The inaugural Baja Sur 500 is April 16-19. The...

The inaugural Baja Sur 500 is April 16-19. The Baja 500 is June 4-7. The Baja 1000 is Nov 18-21.

I can be fairly flexible in August and September.

After the rallye, I might (Might) ride on to...
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
A quick googlefu: Parras de la Fuente is...

A quick googlefu:

Parras de la Fuente is close and it looks nice. They make Dickies and Wine.

La Casona del Banco looks nice, and the Hostal el Farol has what looks like a nice pool.

maybe...
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
Has Ken been to every rally? Did he make it to...

Has Ken been to every rally? Did he make it to New Mexico?
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
Jon- you've been to every Rallye, right?

Jon- you've been to every Rallye, right?
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
Dear Throttlemeister: Last year you had...

Dear Throttlemeister:

Last year you had very strong opinions on a LARR location. As usual, I could not understand a word you said. Luckily, you can write in English. Can you remind us what you...
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
Are you resuming your epic ride, or settling...

Are you resuming your epic ride, or settling down? Last I heard, you were going to be having a little Throttlemeister... and you were going to name him "Baja Max."
Forum: Latin America 02-23-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By bananaman
Dude. You asked the same question over and over....

Dude. You asked the same question over and over. The answer is on the state department website.

Chiriqui Charlie's answer might or might not be accurate. Or possible. It depends on who is working...
Forum: Latin America 02-22-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By bananaman
Exactly. But since they didn't like my...

Exactly.

But since they didn't like my answer, I'll say yes, you can get a brand new passport for free just by calling them up.
Forum: Latin America 02-22-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By bananaman
No. I mean no, don't ask me. This isn't like what...

No. I mean no, don't ask me. This isn't like what kind of oil. This is for real shit and you'll get your answers from the state department.
Forum: Latin America 02-22-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By bananaman
Yes. But don't assume. Go to the State Dept...

Yes.

But don't assume. Go to the State Dept website.
Forum: Latin America 02-22-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By bananaman
He's fucked. They won't let him on the...

He's fucked.

They won't let him on the plane without his passport.

All the info he needs is on the state department website.
Forum: Latin America 02-21-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
From last year-

From last year-
Forum: Latin America 02-21-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
From last year-

From last year-
Forum: Latin America 02-21-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,585
Posted By bananaman
From last year-

From last year-
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