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Forum: Americas 11-23-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Parcero
Looks like it will be clear sailing for 90 days. ...

Looks like it will be clear sailing for 90 days. Might have to post a customs bond but very unlikely. Check this out: ...
Forum: Latin America 11-21-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Parcero
Curious as to where your land is located. I also...

Curious as to where your land is located. I also have some land in Panamá, in Gorgona, or Nuevo Gorgona as it is now called by the real estate brokers.
Forum: Americas 11-21-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Parcero
Amen to that, too!

Amen to that, too!
Forum: Americas 11-20-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Parcero
Don't miss the Cafetera or Coffee Zone, lots to...

Don't miss the Cafetera or Coffee Zone, lots to see and do and great riding. Medellín also don't miss, and all surrounding areas are generally good riding. PM me for more detailed routes, but...
Forum: Americas 11-18-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Parcero
For Chile I would recommend Mick at Ride Chile...

For Chile I would recommend Mick at Ride Chile http://www.ride-chile.com Large selection of bikes and conveniently located in Santiago. For Peru try Peru Motors http://www.perumototours.com ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 37,399
Posted By Parcero
This year was very busy. After riding a bit in...

This year was very busy. After riding a bit in Colombia I had a busy travel year--Australia, China, and many trips to Central and South America but sadly, not a lot of riding outside of Colombia. ...
Forum: Latin America 11-15-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By Parcero
Ah, that info, posted in 2010, is a bit dated.

Ah, that info, posted in 2010, is a bit dated.
Forum: Latin America 11-15-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Parcero
Colombia is a true rider's paradise. I have...

Colombia is a true rider's paradise. I have covered a large part of the country by moto. Although I haven't been to Cartagena, Pereira and the surrounding area is beautiful.:clap
Forum: Latin America 11-14-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Parcero
Where are you located in the Chicago area?

Where are you located in the Chicago area?
Forum: Latin America 11-05-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By Parcero
I have done that trip in a single day, and it's a...

I have done that trip in a single day, and it's a long day in the saddle (which is OK by me) and could be very long if road conditions and/or traffic are bad. Be prepared to pass a ton of trucks in...
Forum: Americas 10-26-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Parcero
I use my T-Mobile iPhone for all international...

I use my T-Mobile iPhone for all international travel. Coverage is better than in the USA, international data roaming and text messaging are free and calls are 20 cents a minute. WiFi calling, too.
Forum: Americas 09-03-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By Parcero
I use T-Mobile in the USA and when traveling. It...

I use T-Mobile in the USA and when traveling. It works well, have not had a problem yet, and it sure is nice not to have to screw around with multiple SIM cards and all that. Just use your...
Forum: Latin America 09-03-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Parcero
Spend as much time as you can in Colombia. It's...

Spend as much time as you can in Colombia. It's beautiful and a rider's paradise.
Forum: Latin America 03-03-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By Parcero
Thanks! I might look him up!

Thanks! I might look him up!
Forum: Americas 03-03-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Parcero
Check with www.motolombia.com...

Check with www.motolombia.com (http://motolombia.com/for-sale-buy-back/) They sell bikes and offer guaranteed buy-back after the trip if you return to Colombia.
Forum: Latin America 01-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By Parcero
James, I guess I haven't been on ADVRider in...

James,

I guess I haven't been on ADVRider in a while, just saw this post today. Yes, I will arrive on Feb 4 in Cali and after a coffee region tour will depart from Medellin on Feb 13. If you are...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,821
Posted By Parcero
My recommendation would be Heidenau K60s. I used...

My recommendation would be Heidenau K60s. I used them for a trip through the Americas and got almost 14,000 miles on them. They're aggressive enough for all but the most technical off-road trails,...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Parcero
Didn't notice that you were so close, at lease...

Didn't notice that you were so close, at lease when you're north of the border. I get up to Wisconsin fairly often in the summer. Keep in touch!
Forum: Americas 12-06-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Parcero
It's as easy as Mike says. I did it as a US...

It's as easy as Mike says. I did it as a US citizen and everything went off without a hitch.
Forum: Americas 12-06-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Parcero
I would highly recommend riding there. As for...

I would highly recommend riding there. As for the cruise ship return, I can't see why they would not do it. Seems like only a question of cost, and possibly getting your bike checked out of the...
Forum: Americas 12-04-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By Parcero
The Dakar is VERY spectator friendly, with the...

The Dakar is VERY spectator friendly, with the exception of the podium awards ending ceremony which is essentially VIP only. The race is run in stages, and there are usually very good vantage points...
Forum: Americas 11-29-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Parcero
Agreed. Colombia is a rider's paradise. It's...

Agreed. Colombia is a rider's paradise. It's diverse geography offers everything from mountains to jungles to deserts to pastoral countryside, and beaches, too. People are great, from the small...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Parcero
Bike Stuck in Chile?

Anyone have any experience with a bike left in Chile way past the expiration of the temporary import permit? I am about 10 months past the expiration date. I am trying to get a read on the fine...
Forum: Latin America 11-24-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By Parcero
That you, James? :thumb

That you, James? :thumb
Forum: Americas 11-24-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Parcero
That is EXACTLY what they said I did--passed over...

That is EXACTLY what they said I did--passed over double yellows.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-20-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,659
Posted By Parcero
Cool idea and site. Just signed up.

Cool idea and site. Just signed up.
Forum: Americas 11-20-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Parcero
I left San Cristobal de Las Casas on December 10,...

I left San Cristobal de Las Casas on December 10, 2011 and was in Liberia, Costa Rica in time for an early dinner two and a half days later on December 12. I pretty much followed the PanAm Highway...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6,741
Views: 2,113,973
Posted By Parcero
Safe travels home, Mark!

Safe travels home, Mark!
Forum: Latin America 11-10-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,723
Posted By Parcero
Never did meet Jeff although I did stop into his...

Never did meet Jeff although I did stop into his Norton Rats Tavern during my visits to Cuzco. Great place! R.I.P.
Forum: Americas 11-06-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Parcero
Contact Albert at theturtleshead. He's on...

Contact Albert at theturtleshead. He's on ADVRider and operates a biker friendly bar (The Shamrock) in El Poblado and might be of assistance. Spanish language schools are plentiful around El...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Parcero
Thanks for the additional info. I have relied on...

Thanks for the additional info. I have relied on the fast free WiFi at gas stations in Chile as well.
Forum: Americas 11-06-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Parcero
You might also check out Global Rescue. They...

You might also check out Global Rescue. They offer plans of 45, 90, 180 days and one year.
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6,741
Views: 2,113,973
Posted By Parcero
Posted in Facebook already, but now in the real...

Posted in Facebook already, but now in the real chronicle of record for the ADV community:

Wow, this is bigger news than anything in today's paper! Your trip was an amazing experience for you and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Parcero
However much time you are planning to spend in...

However much time you are planning to spend in Colombia--double it. You will love the country, the roads, and the people. Don't miss the coffee zone and all of its twisty roads and picturesque...
Forum: Latin America 11-01-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Parcero
Although I started a bit northeast of D.F. in...

Although I started a bit northeast of D.F. in Pachuca, I got to Panama City in five days. Stops were as follows:

Day 1 - Pachuca, Mexico to San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico
-Mex-57 to 57D to...
Forum: Americas 10-26-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Parcero
International Cell Roaming Just Got Free

Great news for international moto travelers, and other international travelers, too. Staying in touch on the road has been challenging, at least if I wanted to avoid sky-high international data...
Forum: Americas 10-19-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By Parcero
I did Chicago to Santiago, Chile (so far) and...

I did Chicago to Santiago, Chile (so far) and have not encountered any problems. I stayed in small towns, and some larger cities. I rode at night more often than I care to admit and never felt...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Parcero
I met nothing but the nicest people in all of the...

I met nothing but the nicest people in all of the countries that I have ridden through in Mexico and Central and South America. Never felt unsafe or threatened at any time. Now here in certain...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Parcero
If you will pass through Cali stay at the Casa...

If you will pass through Cali stay at the Casa Blanca (http://casablancahostel.wordpress.com) hostel. Super biker friendly, clean, and reasonably priced.
Forum: Latin America 10-05-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By Parcero
Casi imposible. Colombia permite la importación...

Casi imposible. Colombia permite la importación y el registro permanentes solamente de las motos nuevas, del año actual, y tiene que ser un ciudadano de Colombia o residente permanente para hacerlo....
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