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Forum: Americas 07-04-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 611
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
On that same theme Soybean , I was puzzled by...

On that same theme Soybean , I was puzzled by your saying " earth school " and " woofing" , I thought you were talking about some agriculture school and having fun with your dogs . Thought I'd...
Forum: Americas 07-02-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 611
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Are you saying you quit school and plan on...

Are you saying you quit school and plan on surviving from your toil along the way ? Or is that only a figure of speech ?
Whatever , get your schooling done sometime so you have something you can...
Forum: Americas 06-29-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
8 days one way ? Could be done 8 days round...

8 days one way ? Could be done
8 days round trip? Fugeddaboudit , no fun .
Forum: Americas 06-29-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Riding a 2007 bike you really have no big need to...

Riding a 2007 bike you really have no big need to " insure the bike" , that is you do not need to worry about insurance for collision damage fire and theft .
A bike that old is written off the...
Forum: Americas 06-29-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,077
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
You won't have any insect problems for sure , the...

You won't have any insect problems for sure , the little fellers will be wearing their parkas and muffs and their little beaks won't reach far enough to bite ya :D:rofl

Seriously though , I...
Forum: Americas 06-26-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Most regular Baja off-road riders appear to...

Most regular Baja off-road riders appear to concentratie the riding to cooler winter months to miss the heat , but that has risks of getting actually cold weather in the central mountain spine of...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
It's your job , make the best of it. Having been...

It's your job , make the best of it. Having been through the region in various summers as a TOURING RIDER, I never minded the heat and humidity, no worse than a hot muggy 90% RELATIVE humidity...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Yer in the wide open spaces of the Wild West ....

Yer in the wide open spaces of the Wild West . Live accordingly😎.
Stop for an evening meal somewhere, feul up the bike and fill your water container and head off into the wilds and find a nice...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Skizzman , whaddayamean " malintent" ... The...

Skizzman , whaddayamean " malintent" ... The intent is clear enough no matter how it is embroidered with complicated rituals. True it isn't quite as blatant as if they were to cruise around in...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
And in some places the passeo has been replaced...

And in some places the passeo has been replaced by driving the car or pickup around and around the main street and a few blocks for several hours on a Friday or Saturday night . CHINIPAS comes to...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Feul on the higway 20 from Williams Lake to...

Feul on the higway 20 from Williams Lake to Bella Coola is not really a concern . There are several gas pumps along the way in the Indian reserve town of Redstone, at Tatla Lake at the...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Agree with FLARIDER . You ought to be planning...

Agree with FLARIDER . You ought to be planning on having your butts OUT of ALASKA and the Yukon and NWT by the date you intend to start . Sure folks do ride later up there but it gets iffy and...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Wicked Some really good food jokes there.:lol3 I too...

Some really good food jokes there.:lol3
I too am not a food adventurer , lost the taste for some items long ago after I found out exactly what they were. Used to eat head cheese as a kid until I...
Forum: Americas 06-16-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Menudo soup ...? What is in it ..?. 🙀that ain't...

Menudo soup ...? What is in it ..?. 🙀that ain't no fish you see swimming in there.
It is made with strips of cow 's rumen , cow stomach lining in other words
. It is definitely an aquired...
Forum: Americas 06-06-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
I think you may be talking about the document ...

I think you may be talking about the document Carnet Du Pasage .
Many European travellers speak about that for Asian crossings . Google search that, I have no experience .
The other might be...
Forum: Americas 06-05-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,592
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
It is not that I am being critical...

It is not that I am being critical intentionally , it is that I am , and I suspect others too , are repeatedly shaking my (our ) head when reading your questions .do not think we are mean...
Forum: Americas 06-04-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,592
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Amurp, taking massive amounts of mashed potatoes...

Amurp, taking massive amounts of mashed potatoes and crackers ?????? Now I know you are kidding us:rofl
I think you found a story about a BMW rider called Philip Funnel who years ago got onto an...
Forum: Americas 06-03-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
The service you mention are good from what I read...

The service you mention are good from what I read here on ADV , I never used either though.
If you signed up with AAA you can buy either trip medical insurance , or buy their annual policy...
Forum: Americas 06-03-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Make that rural AND pretty :D and slow...

Make that rural AND pretty :D
and slow down to admire it , take a Side trop up to NENTON, totally different landscape.
You will be passing through the highest elevation on the PanAm highway...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,592
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
+1 and more to all the naysayers. The plan to ...

+1 and more to all the naysayers.
The plan to go for extended periods ( do you mean for hours or days or weeks?) of doing without food is downright silly. Starving yourself just to not use up...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
:rofl:evil Yes BUTT after those newscasts the...

:rofl:evil
Yes BUTT after those newscasts the programming often consists of such Entertainment Updates and " reality shows" featuring the very same boobs , druggies and enhancements in...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Wicked Right you are Donnie , and there needs to be a...

Right you are Donnie , and there needs to be a distiction made Between news and entertainment gossip and trivia . All outlets and networks have adopted the same " stupiditeit " , moronic idiotic...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Guys, don't have too much expectation of finding...

Guys, don't have too much expectation of finding " cold " weather off Mex 15 , it is all still pretty low country, unlike the altiplano around Creel. Sure , it may be a few degrees lower , but is...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Donnie and Ana just rode the 200 through to PV...

Donnie and Ana just rode the 200 through to PV recently with a good experience . The Harley can handle it :clap
Forum: Americas 05-27-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Wink And wipe the blood and guts off it before they...

And wipe the blood and guts off it before they stink up your clothes=)
Forum: Americas 05-27-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,179
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
A surprising (????!);) factoid came out of the tv...

A surprising (????!);) factoid came out of the tv news up here this week . And it was that more people die as a result of cold weather than as a result of hot weather, pre- monsoonal heat waves in...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Are you in some sort of rush that you NEED to...

Are you in some sort of rush that you NEED to take a toll road beeline home? Sort of a waste of a vacation i'nnit :D
Very well , put the blinders on hit the bank machine for a wad and head for...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
The 23 from Zac Zac to GDL is yet another of the...

The 23 from Zac Zac to GDL is yet another of the enjoyable motorcycle roads of Mexico . it has lighter traffic than the 54 or the 80 .. (psst .... en mi Guia ) =) .You will need an early start if...
Forum: Americas 05-17-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Donnie , if you want something different after...

Donnie , if you want something different after leaving Colima then take the exit north out of town to COMALA , a nice artsy crafty old town and from there find the road , all paved , North over the...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,820
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Camp anywhere you like if you can find a good...

Camp anywhere you like if you can find a good spot. Trouble is that in re -building the road they have made most of the exits inaccessible , either blocked with huge chunks of rock or steep drop...
Forum: Americas 05-15-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,820
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
It's all to do with the overactive right...

It's all to do with the overactive right wrist cranking that handgrip:rofl (and some overdone computer tuning probably)
You wont be wanting to race along if you really do want to see, ...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Hey Tucker's , I wasn't knocking anybody else's...

Hey Tucker's , I wasn't knocking anybody else's preferences , simply offering another way of approaching the problem with a feeble bit of humour .I was certainly not saying that this method ...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Aren' t you glad you chose hotels in Mexico,...

Aren' t you glad you chose hotels in Mexico, considering the $26 fee for a typical fancy US campground? Bet you found that was a typical HOTEL price there , if you took the time ...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XVxZSs3/0/L/i-X...

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XVxZSs3/0/L/i-XVxZSs3-L.jpg

Trice, Where exactly did that picture come from ? It looks suspicious , something about it all makes me get the feeling that it is...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Pedro , you have a decent tire repair kit...

Pedro , you have a decent tire repair kit ...except that foot powered air pump.
IT looks exactly like the one i chucked in the scrap steel bucket a few weeks ago. It works okay for a while but...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
And what exactly is considered " the beaten path"...

And what exactly is considered " the beaten path" ? Somewhere few or no gringos have been , or someplace nobody at all has been ?
If there is a path it has been beaten there by sombody else...
Forum: Americas 04-27-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Laugh There are lots and lots and lots and .... lots...

There are lots and lots and lots and .... lots of roads down through Mexico and CA beside the Pan-Am Highway so don't get fixated on only that one route . Sounds like you know some Spanish so you...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Think of the worst weather in which the...

Think of the worst weather in which the Elfstedentocht has been been run ( 1963 was pretty bad I recall ) and think how you would enjoy riding a motorcycle several thousand km in that kind of ...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
Laugh Will that be cash or credit?

Jonz , I find that little table of your bank account for border expenditures confusing and not explaining much . What are those little dollar charges for ? - credit card company interest and...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29,249
Views: 2,629,116
Posted By Sjoerd Bakker
I have had three occasions when upon trying to...

I have had three occasions when upon trying to pay for the TVIP and it security deposits the computer would not accept my valid credit card plus several other events. . I then paid the exact...
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