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Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2014, 10:25 PM
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Posted By ratbikemike
Deep pockets or not...

Still lurking and loving the fotos of Argentina mountain roads. Still plotting my next trip and a 'plan B' if those plans go awry. About the relative cost of a big new bike to a more humble peasant...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2014, 08:52 AM
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Posted By ratbikemike
wow...

From what little I know about sailing, that 'going round the horn' south of South America can get the boat pitched end over end, brake the mast off and toss you on the rocks eventually. And it is...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By ratbikemike
cash

So, how do ya do this paypal thing? :ear ratbikemike
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2014, 10:12 PM
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Posted By ratbikemike
Out and about

WOOHOO !! Dammit Man !! Somewhat worse than a regular border crossing I'm guessing. Glad the paperwork was good enough. I always like to use 'real' paperwork when I can. It was 9 degrees here...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 06:00 PM
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Posted By ratbikemike
da crash

I'm sorry that you got banged up. Really glad you were not doing something fun and kinda stupid, like a 6 inch plank, way up a hill with your new best friend. Or a really muddy road miles and miles...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2013, 12:46 PM
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Posted By ratbikemike
Here and there

WOOHOO !! Glad you are on the trip. Prep is done ... or not, but ya got some real movement now.
I'll be in Alabama doing stuff that I missed while traveling, like rallys, drag racing, etc. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2013, 08:18 PM
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Posted By ratbikemike
ratbikemike update and well wishes.

Congrats on your soon to happen exit !! Good to hear. Quickly ... As for me I sold the old BMW for a good price and to a good home. The new owner will pour money on it all winter and then be quite...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 07:46 PM
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Posted By ratbikemike
/6 stuff

John,
Thanks much my friend. I had wanted to make the old bike nice enough so a guy could get stupid about it. It does have a 77 r100rs with delortos and all that rare stuff like 336 cam, 40mm...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 08:20 PM
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Views: 954,701
Posted By ratbikemike
paying for the ride

John,
Hey!! Don't sell all that bmw airhead stuff til I've had a chance to sort through it... Tell me where to find it. I'll be needing the painted stuff, /6, all one color and a seat that...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2013, 09:07 AM
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Posted By ratbikemike
The tale

I have some 400 fotos and such over on HU. Usually, on the first page of 'ride tales' under 'ratbikemike in mexico'. Got a few fotos of JohnD in Guatamala. Hi jack is now off.... rbm
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2013, 10:07 PM
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Posted By ratbikemike
Update from ratbikemike

John,
I'm headed home myself. I did have a container for $300 and could have done a boat myself for about $150, but I am pretty close to broke and the klr650 has serious issues. Maybe a dr350 ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2013, 03:18 PM
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Posted By ratbikemike
Repairs

Found all the parts right away and locally, WOW. Good for you. Glad the repairs are going so well. It will even look original. ratbikemike
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2013, 02:47 PM
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Views: 954,701
Posted By ratbikemike
Busted little sherpa

Sorry to hear about the mishap on the dock. Lotsa parts will fit that thing. I'm sure with your skills and resources and they help of your posse a plan will hatch. I am hanging out in Costa Rica...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2012, 08:52 PM
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Posted By ratbikemike
Antigua, Guatemala

Hey, Thanks for dropping by cruising the city with me. Learned a lot and it is appreciated. Will hang hear for a while longer. I still have a few days left on my gym membership..... ratbikemike
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2012, 07:13 PM
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Posted By ratbikemike
Antigua

John,
Get over here. We have a lot of ruins in the city here that need to be explained. I know a bunch of cheap and good places to eat and sleep or get a hair cut etc. Or, I know who to ask about...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2012, 08:51 AM
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Views: 954,701
Posted By ratbikemike
Well. Good deal. All is so much better than it...

Well. Good deal. All is so much better than it damn well might have been. Glad you made it through a day of focused 'guatemalan' style riding and a party was had. Really glad to know that the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2012, 08:05 PM
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Posted By ratbikemike
Tikal

John, I've been following along...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 09:31 PM
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Views: 271,180
Posted By ratbikemike
border crossing

Well, maybe I got it right. It was the woman in the small white building on the right that asked for my passport, visa and $300. I don't know if she had a uniform but I thought her to be an official....
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 271,180
Posted By ratbikemike
About da fees

I been following you and hey,!! I wanta go to Belize too!! And I am in Chetumal , Mexico. So, I got up this morning, found the Kawasaki dealer, such as it was, paid $190 ($14.25us ) for a fram oil...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4,248
Views: 954,701
Posted By ratbikemike
On the road again.......

WOOHOO!! Glad you are on the road. All the best. ratbikemike
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