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Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By peekay
Catavina, an oasis in the desert

I rode back to Ensenada and was feeling sorry for myself. I really considered just going home.

The bike's left control quadrant (turn signal, ABS switch, horn, etc.) was damaged in the crash,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Will do satchmo! I will visit Baja again, if for...

Will do satchmo! I will visit Baja again, if for nothing else to again thank the guys who bailed me out. :nod



Good note about carrying electrolytes bilborides. Any thoughts about using normal...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Hi donnh, I use a Canon S95, which is fantastic. ...

Hi donnh, I use a Canon S95, which is fantastic. There's a newer version now (the S100). Sometimes I wish I have a waterproof camera but I know the picture quality wont be as good. It's a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
The Baja Incident Part V: Post Mortem

Post Mortem

Sunday Rider, I didn't take many more pictures for the rest of Baja (ok, a few here and there) until some good conversations over beer which Len...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
The Baja Incident Part IV: The Rescue

Thanks friends for the concern.

After activating the SPOT's SOS function, I turn on my satellite phone.

I have a subscription to Global Rescue (http://www.globalrescue.com/)'s medical &...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Shortly after Puertecitos the paved road abruptly...

Shortly after Puertecitos the paved road abruptly ends. Thankfully the dirt section is very nicely graded due to ongoing construction activities. My TKC80s grip well and it's easy to go fast.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
The Baja Incident Part II: Puertecitos and Beyond

Another beautiful Baja morning and I'm packing up my bags. The plan today is to ride the east coast of Baja from San Felipe to Coco's Corner, a distance of around 175 km as the crow flies. The roads...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
The Baja Incident Part I: Prelude

(Prelude)

It was August, and the Baja desert in August is very, very (very!) hot.

My original "plan" (dream) was to solo ride around the world. First stage, Canada to Argentina (just like...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
After a good night's rest in La Misíon, I rode to...

After a good night's rest in La Misíon, I rode to Ensenada.

I didn't get my "tourist card" at the border, and read conflicting info about getting one in Ensenada. The internet is full of stories...
Forum: Latin America 03-18-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,105
Posted By peekay
Ecuador Aduana info at Huaquillas border to Peru

A rider on HUBB asked me for current Ecuador aduana + migracion location, I thought I'd post the info here as well.

Ecuador and Peru are building new facilities right at the Huaquillas border,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Enter Mexico

The next morning, I crossed into Mexico.

Well, I planned to take lots of pictures, etc., but it didn't work out that way. Honestly, I was pretty nervous crossing into Mexico. I didn't know what...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
At this point of the trip, I was still staying...

At this point of the trip, I was still staying with my friend Dani in Aptos, near Santa Cruz.

Highway 1 by the Pacific coast is a "must ride" and I've been looking forward to the trip to Big Sur...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Hmm, good point Sunday Rider, I think the...

Hmm, good point Sunday Rider, I think the SpotWalla dates are simply meta-data for display but I will go ahead and update the end date again just in case! Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Apologies everyone! I got waaayy behind in...

Apologies everyone! I got waaayy behind in posting. I meant to resume this RR after I finished the ride (originally planned for Dec/Jan), yet here we are in mid-March and I'm still on the road!! ...
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,484
Posted By peekay
Coordinates programmed in the GPS... hope to be...

Coordinates programmed in the GPS... hope to be there in a day or two!! :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6,662
Views: 1,954,653
Posted By peekay
God bless, Mark. Hope to see you again soon. ...

God bless, Mark. Hope to see you again soon.

-Ade
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6,662
Views: 1,954,653
Posted By peekay
Hey buddy, just heard about the crash, glad...

Hey buddy, just heard about the crash, glad you're ok!! I'm still in Medellin, been out with the flu, all good but anxious to get back on the road again soon. Take care and see you on the road!!
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
When I first seriously considered embarking on...

When I first seriously considered embarking on this trip, my plan was to quickly head "south of the border", speeding through Mexico and into Central America. Many opinions on ADV and HUBB deemed...
Forum: Americas 12-13-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By peekay
The pass is good for two motorcycles plus all of...

The pass is good for two motorcycles plus all of the riders/passengers on those motorcycles, provided they all arrive at the same time.

E.g., two motorcycles both two-up (four riders in total) may...
Forum: Americas 12-13-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,292
Posted By peekay
It's much easier for Americans to enter Canada...

It's much easier for Americans to enter Canada than the other way around. For U.S. citizens, if the crime was committed a long time ago (10+ years since the completion of your sentence) Canada has a...
Forum: Latin America 12-12-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 25,912
Posted By peekay
Thumbs down Update on the sailboat MetaComet...

Update on the sailboat MetaComet (http://www.sailawaypanama.com/) from nishgriff (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=124020):
...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,591
Posted By peekay
Pissed WARNING on the sailboat MetaComet (PANAMA - COLOMBIA)

If you are planning to take the sailboat MetaComet (http://www.sailawaypanama.com/) between Panama and Colombia, PLEASE STRONGLY consider the following two experiences from the ADV community:

By...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
To write my updates I just use a simple text...

To write my updates I just use a simple text editor called TextEdit on the Mac -- similar to WordPad on the PC. I process the pictures using Aperture 3 (plus Photoshop sometimes). After processing,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
A slight diversion into photography

Great eye, BeemerChef! I'm using two DSLRs: a Nikon D700 and a D7000. I also have a point & shoot, a Canon S95 that is quite lovely for its size. Lastly I have a helmet cam, a POV.HD (which I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,429
Posted By peekay
Happened to me too, also at altitude. Pics on my...

Happened to me too, also at altitude. Pics on my RR here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17416805&postcount=36
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Coolant spraying to your face is a well known...

Coolant spraying to your face is a well known F800GS / F650GS issue apparently:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=611531
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Leaving Las Vegas

Thanks everyone!!!

Expedia listed Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas for $50/night -- about the same as the Motel 6 down the road -- so there I went for two nights. During check-in I was "reminded"...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
I'm probably the wrong person to consult re: to...

I'm probably the wrong person to consult re: to carry a DSLR or not... :D I have like four cameras with me (+ various audio/video gear) -- easily the majority of my luggage!! The other big...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Hi Ken, good question! I planned about 7-8...

Hi Ken, good question! I planned about 7-8 months for the trip and am about half-way through in time now. I'd like to ride until February or March, and hopefully reach Argentina & TdF. For...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Detour

Hi everyone! One more quick post today to try to catch up to real time…

It was quite late in the afternoon when my Antelope tour ended. I didn't feel like staying another night in Page, so onward...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Antelope Canyon

My original reason to ride through Page, AZ was to see the picturesque Antelope Canyon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_Canyon), a mecca for "landscape" photographers popularized by Australian...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Hi Damasovi, I ended up stopping by Ensenada...

Hi Damasovi, I ended up stopping by Ensenada twice, for a few days each, so it was probably me!! Too bad we didn't meet up, it would have been nice to meet a local rider. I really enjoyed my time...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Four Corners and Page, AZ

Hi everyone!! I'm still on my ride to Argentina. Sorry I haven't updated this ride report in a long while. A lot has happened since my last post! I'm in Central America presently. But let's pick...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
From Silverton I continued on Hwy 550 to Durango...

From Silverton I continued on Hwy 550 to Durango then rode on to Cortez for the awe-inspiring Mesa Verde National Park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesa_Verde_National_Park), home of the mysterious...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Hi Sunday Rider yes it's me from CMG!!! I kinda...

Hi Sunday Rider yes it's me from CMG!!! I kinda stopped riding for a few years then moved out to China for awhile. I should have stopped by a Pub Night to say hi before I left!! Maybe I'll see...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 376,290
Posted By peekay
My bike overheated by the Mojave desert... boiled...

My bike overheated by the Mojave desert... boiled over & the overflow coolant sprayed right to my face!! :eek1 Bad engineering & design, BMW!!!!!

Thank God for the full-face helmet. Needless...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 376,290
Posted By peekay
Was the bike overheating? (If it was low oil...

Was the bike overheating? (If it was low oil pressure seems the bike would overheat?)

Also the F800GS has a "low oil pressure warning light" (left-side of the instrument panel). Did this light...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
I've wanted to go to Ouray for years, but...

I've wanted to go to Ouray for years, but ironically, only after I've moved away from Colorado. They say Ouray is America's little Switzerland, a picturesque sleepy town nestled in the heart of the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Leaving Salida, the weather gods were merciful --...

Leaving Salida, the weather gods were merciful -- the rains from the day before were replaced by the beautiful blue skies Colorado is known for. The plan today is to ride west through Gunnison to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 54,917
Posted By peekay
Hi everyone, sorry for the sparse updates! The...

Hi everyone, sorry for the sparse updates! The trip so far has been very different from how I imagined it would be.

After Texas, I headed to Colorado instead of crossing into Mexico right away. ...
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