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Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,516
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, 07:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,688
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,

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Forum: Latin America 06-27-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
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, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
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, 05:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,701
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,

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Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,629
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,

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Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,954
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,

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-19-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 27,712
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,437
Views: 350,907
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?
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,875
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, 08:17 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 58,558
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, 04:44 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 29,619
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, 08:14 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 16,682
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, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,875
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,

...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-04-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 552,584
Posted By poolman
Tilapia in the Ecuadorian Andes

In the remote Ecuadorian Andes we happened upon a small talapia farm.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w68/chemauto/Ecuador/Day5-150.jpg


The most delicious meal of the trip!!!...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,875
Posted By poolman
Ogribike, Looking forward to this one! I...

Ogribike,

Looking forward to this one! I rented from Ecuador Freedom last June and was really impressed with their bikes, route suggestions, and overall professionalism.

Your RR will...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By poolman
All the Best...

For an amazing journey!


Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By poolman
Your bikes are looking great, have an amazing...

Your bikes are looking great, have an amazing journey!

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,953,193
Posted By poolman
Succinct, concise and true to my experience in...

Succinct, concise and true to my experience in traveling through impoverished countries. The less people have, the more they are willing and happy to share. Smiles are hard to meaure against...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By poolman
Go with Ecuador Freedom

hogsniper,

A friend and I rented from Ecuador Freedom last June and did a self-guided tour around Ecuador following many of their suggestions. Here is a link, it was a fantastic trip!
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 335,264
Posted By poolman
What an amazing journey the two of you are...

What an amazing journey the two of you are sharing! Your photos of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu are bringing back some fond memories.

Cheers,

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Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,559
Posted By poolman
All the best for a safe, memorable and righteous...

All the best for a safe, memorable and righteous journey!

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,397
Posted By poolman
Nice trip report and pictures, have an awesome...

Nice trip report and pictures, have an awesome adventure!

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Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,340
Posted By poolman
ManuelSV, All the best for an amazing...

ManuelSV,

All the best for an amazing journey, hopefully you will post your ride report and lots of pics here on Adv.

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,705
Posted By poolman
Great looking Tiger... All the best for an...

Great looking Tiger... All the best for an amazing trip!

Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,903
Posted By poolman
Flyred, What a great start to what promises...

Flyred,

What a great start to what promises to be an amazing journey! All the best for a safe and memorable adventure.


Cheers,

.
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,573
Posted By poolman
Great photography, I was hoping your Ecuador...

Great photography, I was hoping your Ecuador thread was just a preview!

Looking forward to more...

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Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,826
Posted By poolman
Amazing, looking forward to more! .

Amazing, looking forward to more!


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Forum: Latin America 04-11-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By poolman
Drumboy, Most of the folks on Adv. seem to...

Drumboy,

Most of the folks on Adv. seem to recommend Wild Rider for rentals in Costa Rica. I used them and enjoyed a nice one week solo ride around the country (see sig line). :ricky

The only...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,721
Posted By poolman
whizzerwheel, If my math is correct we...

whizzerwheel,

If my math is correct we should be expecting a 30 year anniversary ride report soon! :ricky :ricky

This great old RR was partly responsible for inspiring me to experience Costa...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By poolman
Great start, wishing you an amazing trip! ...

Great start, wishing you an amazing trip!

Cheers,

.
Forum: Latin America 03-30-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By poolman
BustinJustin, The Eco Routa from Quito to...

BustinJustin,

The Eco Routa from Quito to Mindo is a nice, easy dirt ride with some great scenery. Good luck with your new bike!

Cheers,
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,784
Posted By poolman
cristiano, Nice ride report, love the...

cristiano,

Nice ride report, love the Howler Monkeys!

Cheers,
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,400
Posted By poolman
Primate, As exotic as Costa Rica may sound,...

Primate,

As exotic as Costa Rica may sound, the airport in San Jose is more modern than many I've been to in the USA and Europe. In fact, many of the restaurants and rental car companies you see...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 17,348
Posted By poolman
Nice ride report and pictures, but more...

Nice ride report and pictures, but more importantly, congratulations on finding the resolve to move ahead and complete the trip solo!:clap This is a nice demonstration of courage and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,882
Posted By poolman
XT in the Snow

We've had a lot of snow in the DC area this winter, and the XT225 is such a blast to ride in the snow (once it starts, of course). Anyone else like to play in the snow with their XT?
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Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 265,536
Posted By poolman
James & Colleen, Congratulations on...

James & Colleen,


Congratulations on your incredible journey, it was great checking in on your ride report during the long, cold DC winter!:clap



Just one complaint... I check into...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,046
Posted By poolman
Falang, Your talent as a protographer...

Falang,

Your talent as a protographer provides a window through which to view daily life in a faraway region many readers will never have an opportunity to visit. Thank you for taking the time...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,400
Posted By poolman
Hi EdHill, I'm sure you and your wife will...

Hi EdHill,

I'm sure you and your wife will love riding in Costa Rica! I ride an XT225 at home and understand the comfort of being able to dab when needed or paddle through the really slimy stuff....
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,400
Posted By poolman
Hi mightys4, I'm glad you enjoyed the ride...

Hi mightys4,

I'm glad you enjoyed the ride report and pictures. I think Costa Rica is one place where it is hard to take a bed picture!

Thanks for the kind remarks,

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