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Forum: Latin America 05-02-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By JackL
San Juan

Well I had a great time. Met some cool locals and also went up to Estelli. I'll probably be back in San Juan for christmas or NYE.
Forum: Latin America 04-12-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By JackL
ADV Rider hanging out in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua for a week.

Hey all, I'll be hanging out at my friends new bar in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua from Apr 19 to 26. It's the Dive Bar. Located right on the main street along the beach and located between Hotels La...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Yeah I've been busy

So I'll just throw up some photos of central and western Guatemala.
Antigua
El Gato Negro Hostel...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
The end of El Salvador

Between the cafe I liked and my room I came across an Irish bar. It was a Fri night and getting lively and I started talking to a local gent. He introduced me to his English
friends of his and we...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
El Salvador

Crossed from Nicaragua through the flat west side of Honduras and then into El Salvador. It was the longest and most complicated border crossing of the trip but don't let that stop you from going...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Nica Pt 7: Leon and On

I took a Collectivo from Grenada to Managua and then a taxi to Salvador's. Grabbed the bike and then headed west-ish to Leon....
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Nica Pt 6: Grenada

Got into town after a crazy ride with a driver blasting Disco the whole way. Got a bed at the Bearded Monkey hostel. I immediately met
a gang of Swiss and Aussies and headed out to pool and drinks...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Thanks

Thanks. More soon. I had some internet problems last night and power outages the day before.
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Nica Pt 5

4th attempt to get this section posted. The browser has crshed 3 times. The last time I was able to post just a little, Pt 4. let's try 2 different browsers.

The sister to this boat....
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Nica Pt 4

We flew out over Grenada and the nearby islands.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j292/JackLowry/2011%20MX%20and%20Central%20America/Nicaragua/P1050755.jpg

We got a good view of Ometepe island...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Nica pt 3

We hopped the ferry back to Rivas.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j292/JackLowry/2011%20MX%20and%20Central%20America/Nicaragua/P1050722.jpg
then up to Managua and caught a flight to Big Corn...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Nic part 2

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j292/JackLowry/2011%20MX%20and%20Central%20America/Nicaragua/P1050656.jpg

The ferry to Ometepe island....
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Nicaragua!

I'm just going to post a lot of pics and come back and fill in the detail later.
Reminds me of where I grew up....
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Honduras 2

I met an odd American couple, Spencer and Amy and we drove up to Palhapanzak water fall. It's 140 ft (42m) tall. Only 30 ft shorter than Niagara. You can get a guide and go in along the side and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Honduras, Pt 1

As I mentioned Honduras was a bit of a bitch to get into but with a bit of help from the locals it worked out. Since evening was closing in and I had an offer of a place to stay I only drove about...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Eastern Guatemala

The border crossing from Belize to Guatemala was one of the easiest of the trip. No Helper needed. There was a gas station with an ATM just inside the border so no need to exchange much at the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
End of Belize

The next morning I was up and out through the fog. Got a good breakfast at Benny's Kitchen.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j292/JackLowry/2011%20MX%20and%20Central%20America/Belize/P1050232.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Still in Belize

I decided to head back to Belize City to see my new friend Bea. I took a different route back along the Coastal Hwy which turned out to be a lot of fun....
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,803
Posted By JackL
Yeah, and it's a translucent white. Not clear...

Yeah, and it's a translucent white. Not clear (yet). I can still think of some good applications. All those bits where you get chain lube (other than the chain). The engine. What else?
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,803
Posted By JackL
Ultra Ever Dry This looks bloody cool

Ok, I've never used this stuff so can't endorse it but it looks bloody amazing. Check out this vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IfUaKXasdD4

I'm thinking helmets,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Panty Rippers

I'll leave you with this today. Panty Rippers are a drink that the people in Belize like. And my FB post of Mar 10, this day of the ride.

"Started reading a new book yesterday. The beginning...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
I'd been talking to an ADV Rider RodRut. He...

I'd been talking to an ADV Rider RodRut. He lived down in Placencia which is known as the Caye you can drive to. I'd had the panier lid I needed sent on to him so headed down that way. He thought...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Belize!

I crossed into Belize on what turned out to be Election Day. In MX I was warned not to but I thought being able to experience this little part of history would be interesting. I was.
This was my...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-05-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 824
Posted By JackL
Long term trip plans. Looking for other riders

Some of you may have read/be reading my ride reports. I'm holed up in CO making money and hopefully getting better at riding.
I'm starting to plan my next few big rides and where I'm going to go...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 830,011
Posted By JackL
:clap If this ever happens again I'd like to...

:clap

If this ever happens again I'd like to go. Seriously. I have the time and the money.
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Additional bits.

I'm going to insert some more notes from Facebook since they help me remember this trip. I'm only partially writing this ride report for the ADV Rider crowd. it will also go out to my family and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Tulum and on

I spent about 10 days in Tulum while waiting for my father to arrive in Cancun. I thought about heading out on a bike trip and tried to book a trip to Cuba but that didn't work out. Basically I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 45,509
Views: 8,920,090
Posted By JackL
Getting a WR!

Alright, I've made a down payment on an 08 WR250R with only 650 miles on it. Will pay it off this week and then wait for delivery from PA. Soon, very soon. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Ha

Well in my fight with this web page not to get logged out and lose my posts it looks like I got a double post. Ce la vie.

This may, or may not be my last post for tonight. Just 2 things. First...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
More and more MX

From Palenque it was a short ride up to Campeche. A typical Mexican town with a very nice old area that's been restored. Had a nice fort there they built to combat English pirates....
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Here's my post from this day. A bit of...

Here's my post from this day. A bit of repetition but it's good
Man, it's been a few long, hard days so I'm relaxing this afternoon and posting some pics and having a couple Dos Equis'. I left...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
More MX, with Police

After stopping my gear and grabbing a shower I needed a beer. I had spent about 6 hours and ridden almost 200 miles of twistys to go about 35 miles east in MX. :1drink
My room in the 1 hotel...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
South then east or Where the heck am I.

I headed out of Guanajuato west and then south. Had to stop at this place along the road....
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
7 weeks on the road

Here's my Facebook post from January 31, 2012. My last night in Guanajuato.

More thoughts on MX.
First, I've been wanting to comment on the most dangerous things here. Not the (non-existent)...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Guanajuato and on

I went to Guanajuato at the recommendation of a couple I met on the ferry and I'm glad I did. There are many Colonial cities in Mexico but I don't know if any rival Guanajuato. My best description...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Mainland MX, part 1

As always, if my pictures are too big for your screen just press and hold CTRL and scroll your Mouse wheel

It's a nice overnight ferry ride from La Paz to Mazatlan. The sun came up, I packed my...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,376
Posted By JackL
Hey man! I just logged into to work on my RR and...

Hey man! I just logged into to work on my RR and yours is right above mine.

:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Well I haven't had the time or even the desire to...

Well I haven't had the time or even the desire to update this RR in quite a while. After I finished the ride I left my bike in CO, flew to Seattle to grab my last few possessions and my car and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 45,509
Views: 8,920,090
Posted By JackL
Differences in model year

Hi,

Does anyone know of any differences between the 2008 model year WR250R and the 2012 or 2013? I've found an 08 with very low mileage for a good price I'm thinking about buying.

Thanks
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,142
Posted By JackL
Jan 2012, Loreto on

After finding a room at Hotel El Dorado we drove up the main street to grab some lunch. As we were sitting there a scruffy looking backpacker walked by. We looked at each other and I knew I...
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