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Forum: Americas Today, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
That first day would be really tiring if you mean...

That first day would be really tiring if you mean to reach Cd Valles , might be better to stop a lot earlier before you run out of daylight. Mex 85 south of Cd Valles gets into the prime scenic...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,569
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Not if you stay limber and flex those speaking...

Not if you stay limber and flex those speaking muscles and keep an ear open to the nuances of the language striking your ear.
How about doing like Victor Borga in his routine of supplying oral...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,569
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Mex 70 is an excellent way to get to PV ..... But...

Mex 70 is an excellent way to get to PV ..... But so are the others , and you are still a couple of days fr
Gettin g to that hi way anyway
Just " roll yer arse " down the highway:lol3

As for...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
If you insist on following the lakeshore as...

If you insist on following the lakeshore as closely as possible you will mostly follow Highway 2 west along the north shore of Lake Ontario but there are pieces where there are paved county roads...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,569
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Did you have to wait a few days to receive 'yer...

Did you have to wait a few days to receive 'yer pesos if you asked about getting them at a bank in the USA ? :rofl
But really Geaux , after all the discussions here about the ease and...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,569
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Ride- arounds are for fraidy-cats :lol3 Page...

Ride- arounds are for fraidy-cats :lol3 Page 120:deal Nvo Laredo is tranquillo.,
Cross Bridge I or II visit the migracion facility if you need documentation and then head...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Heather, if you are looking for a calmer route...

Heather, if you are looking for a calmer route friendly to your smaller bike , from Celaya to Oaxaca while avoiding most of Michoacán and the DF consider this .
Celaya east on Mex...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Missing out on 1000 EUROS in one transaction...

Missing out on 1000 EUROS in one transaction at an ATM sounds like a misscommunicaton, Schmoo
Sure it wasn't 1000 Pesos ?
At any ATM I have used since they became common it ...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Tom , just remember that you are free to cancel...

Tom , just remember that you are free to cancel your TVIP at any of the Mexican border crossings back to the US, don't feel you are obliged to cancel at the same crossing where you bought it....
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 957
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
There are free tours of two dams( Le Grand 1 and...

There are free tours of two dams( Le Grand 1 and Legrand 2 if I remember) in the vicinity of Radisson. You can make appointments to join a tour by telephone or Internet but you can also do so in...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
:rofl:lol3:linzi good one. I unintentionally...

:rofl:lol3:linzi good one. I unintentionally proved my own point by not carefully reading and copying the signature exactly . If you are upset I offer my apologies.( Imagine how the...
Forum: Latin America 03-13-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 14,920
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Hey Ewen are you still out there ? All is well...

Hey Ewen are you still out there ? All is well I hope .
ANYBODY-- have you heard any thing from Ewen since this last post from December ?
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Mike S --- it is too early to be back in Grand...

Mike S --- it is too early to be back in Grand Marais !:rofl

Is it for some reason required that you cross back into TX at Reynosa ? I have nothing personally against Reynosa nor against the Mex...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 957
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/awryders/IMG...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/awryders/IMG_3065.jpg

What was that white stuff I see at the roadside everywhere ?:deal:lol3

B R R R R R R ! I don't need to go all the way...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,410
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
One nice development lately is that many of...

One nice development lately is that many of the small towns with a gas pump have one rigged with the self serve card slot and computer so that you can get feul at any crazy hour of the...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
100 MILES ONE-way ? Consider taking Mex 179...

100 MILES ONE-way ?
Consider taking Mex 179 north into the mountains , visit Hierve el Agua park and carry onward into the Sierra Mixe and maybe a far as Totontepec for the night in hotel...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 957
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
http://www.jamesbayroad.com/ttr/caniapiscau/index....

http://www.jamesbayroad.com/ttr/caniapiscau/index.html
http://www.sdbj.gouv.qc.ca/en/territoire_baie_james/conditions_routieres

Try the above siteS for some details.
The TransTaiga verges on...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,410
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
BINGO ! +2 ! This is the surest and simplest...

BINGO ! +2 ! This is the surest and simplest way to remind yourself of when it nears time to begin looking for a gas station. There is no need to "plan " your gas stops now before your...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Aint gonna happen anytime soon :deal:lol3 ...

Aint gonna happen anytime soon :deal:lol3
I'll let you in on a little secret if you promise not to tell anybody:ear:poser. I actually went and bought an Acer laptop last November...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Casandohoh, it was good to know ya

Thanks for that boost Barkbuster, I bet you have earned back the cost of the book by now😊
I would like to take this opportunity to alert you and other users of a serious change relating to one...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
:eek1 Whooo! I would really not advise riding...

:eek1 Whooo! I would really not advise riding "over the top " of the big round metal dome style of tope. Yes the fastening nails or lag bolts do work free on many and may appear threatening but the...
Forum: Americas 03-04-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
:norton:rofl:rofl :rofl:rofl:rofl And...

:norton:rofl:rofl
:rofl:rofl:rofl

And what is snow?? Simply a version of ice in fluffier powdery or sloppy format.
If you are riding IN SNOW you are riding on ice .
Perhaps you really meant...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Hola Pista, you are on a good path for ...

Hola Pista, you are on a good path for starters , but is this your first trip alone driving or riding in Mexico ?
Donnie has good advice but he has been doing his recommended ...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
rodrut If it is just a single day before the...

rodrut If it is just a single day before the TVIP kicks in I would not hesitate about going into Mexico. After all you DID already pay the price AND the security deposit .You are not trying ...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
For the heck of it I went back to cba191 ...

For the heck of it I went back to cba191 's map outline and zoomed in on it in maximum detail. I would suggest that you not to use this map source with total reliance ...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
You are definitely NOT on the right track when ...

You are definitely NOT on the right track when it comes to the corner of Chiapas where you cross into Guatemala .
You will not find an easy or LEGAL point to cross the ...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Pulling together some different posts may ...

Pulling together some different posts may I add my 15 centavos.
The ride from Durango to Estacion Ruiz or from Fresnillo to Est.Ruiz is in my opinion a two day affair . ...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
http://jonz.smugmug.com/Other/Montana-2014/i-3jk2M...

http://jonz.smugmug.com/Other/Montana-2014/i-3jk2MPR/0/XL/20150125_155103-XL.jpg
You have to be pulling our legs a bit on this picture , right ? It does not really seem to represent the end of...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Jick , you wont find "Playa Escondida " in my...

Jick , you wont find "Playa Escondida " in my book, never visited it .... because I bet it is PUERTO ESCONDIDO you really meant , and that is definitely in there . :D
Forum: Americas 02-12-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Hoooray :lol3 for Costco Mexico:clap Now if...

Hoooray :lol3 for Costco Mexico:clap Now if they could just get everybody to understand why and the DO it
Forum: Americas 02-03-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Kayaker , what do you mean by taking 17 " until ...

Kayaker , what do you mean by taking 17 " until reaching Rt11" ?
That could mean you are going to turn North on 11 in North Bay and travel the North Clay Belt route.
Or do you mean staying on 17...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
[QUOTE=SR;26071395]Don't forget to keep an eye on...

[QUOTE=SR;26071395]Don't forget to keep an eye on you weather forecasts folks.
...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Kind of a shame to plan to ride the entire route...

Kind of a shame to plan to ride the entire route completely the same in reverse just because the Cuota is available.
If you could afford the time to let yourselves enjoy a bit more scenery ...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
No cheating at all involved with going to ...

No cheating at all involved with going to Hyder, it is just the left behind US slum of Stewart BC =)
But , seriously , you are missing out some great scenery by not taking 37A west off the...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,826
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Re: reservations for the Haines to Skagway ferry ...

Re: reservations for the Haines to Skagway ferry
I detest and avoid making reservations for anything .IfI can avoid it I do.But I also do not like running on tight schedule.
I have only one...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 154,929
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
TC , have the time limit rules for the border...

TC , have the time limit rules for the border zone been tightened up recently with the other changes?
My information has it that one was allowed to be in the BORDER ZONE for 72 hours without needing...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,388
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Hill Climber, I Yecora the hotel Las Brisas has...

Hill Climber, I Yecora the hotel Las Brisas has secure parking in courtyard area
.( shoulda' got my book :D)
El Dorado is much more basic and also has secure parking
-5 C !!! :huh -------- a...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,388
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Further to the posts by Maxvert and...

Further to the posts by Maxvert and Hillclimber.....

I would strongly recommend that if at Basaeachic and it is " late " ( like after 4 pm) in the day that one simply spend the night at the...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Trice your three options never crossed my mind ,...

Trice your three options never crossed my mind , :rofl
Unless they're a bunch of midnight cowboys or Village People I don't think your # 3 would
even apply :lol3
Given my earlier comments I...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 28,098
Views: 2,403,378
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Sad to hear when another friend dies of cancer of...

Sad to hear when another friend dies of cancer of course , or of any cause . Folks either trust in the best intentions of their doctors or start grasping at straws in hopes of miracle cures. When...
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