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Forum: The Garage 07-22-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,962
Posted By skiphunt
Part 3

Hi,

Just a quick note to let ya'll know I updated my current trip blog and published my next Part 3 trip-zine from the road http://skiphuntgowest.weebly.com/trip-blog.html
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,962
Posted By skiphunt
I usually just stick with what's printed on the...

I usually just stick with what's printed on the frame, but maybe I'll try 35/35.

Just made my last "Pre-Trip" blog post HERE...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,962
Posted By skiphunt
Launching Monday

Decided to stick with what I know... the Tourance.

Launching Mon. 6/14 & Cruiserworks is sending spanking new boots. SCORE!: http://bit.ly/a7WrZ4 :clap
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,962
Posted By skiphunt
I'm hopefully heading towards the 4 corners/Moab...

I'm hopefully heading towards the 4 corners/Moab area next, so I'm guessing the likelihood that I might go off-road a tad is slightly higher. My current set of tourances may just hold me over one...
Forum: Americas 05-24-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25,302
Views: 2,031,023
Posted By skiphunt
Rode Mexico from June through August

There were lots of warnings and reports of beheadings, shootings, etc. in many parts of Mexico when I toured a varied route last June-August 2009.

I saw some military, etc. but really didn't see...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,962
Posted By skiphunt
Dual Sport vs Street Tires

I know there are plenty of tire threads, but I have a question that doesn't really relate to tire brand. Brand suggestions are certainly welcome too, but I'm curious if I really need to be paying for...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By skiphunt
Heh! Not likely. Folks down there don't seem to...

Heh! Not likely. Folks down there don't seem to dig me much. Something about the combo of wearing a Che' t-shirt and bad-mouthing KLR's doesn't fly well down there. I don't recall, but it may be I'm...
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By skiphunt
OMG!!! I am such a freakin' IDIOT! I can't...

OMG!!! I am such a freakin' IDIOT! I can't believe I've ridden this bike for 57k miles... mostly in Mexico and I didn't realize it won't start in gear with kickstand down.

How could I be so...
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By skiphunt
It just started!!! I tried just putting it in...

It just started!!! I tried just putting it in neutral. Thanks! So that means there is for sure an issue with the clutch switch then?
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By skiphunt
2005 V-strom 650 won't start

First off, I have to say that I've been so very lucky with this bike. I've had no real problems at all and now have about 57k miles on it. MOST of those miles in Mexico no less.

Well, I took the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 489
Posted By skiphunt
Austin/Galveston/Texsana RT

Hi,

Haven't visited here in a good while, but I'm still around and riding. Just finished a short 6-day from Austin to Galveston and back the long way.

Documented it in a Whrrl story here:
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By skiphunt
Made a book of this trip report :-)

http://assets2.blurb.com/images/uploads/catalog/71/188171/977457-402166bac381575fedd5165236476db4.jpg


It took me awhile, but I finally put together a book of my Skip Hunt Vagabond :: MEXICO 2009...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By skiphunt
One long thread

Hi again,

In case you wanted to read ALL of the postings from this Skip Hunt Vagabond (http://skiphuntvagabond.tumblr.com)trip... I posted them all HERE...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By skiphunt
That is very kind of you, but all of them link...

That is very kind of you, but all of them link back to the main travel blog http://skiphuntvagabond.tumblr.com

Everything is all there in chrono order. I did it this way for several reasons, but...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By skiphunt
Wadley: Círculo Completo

For those interested... just updated my final entry into the Skip Hunt Vagabond travel blog with fresh text and photos from the desert region called Huiricuta by the Huichol Indians @ Estacion Wadley...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By skiphunt
Thanks for following along Gadget Boy. Glad...

Thanks for following along Gadget Boy. Glad you're diggin' it! :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By skiphunt
Zacatecas: Live To Fight Another Day

For those interested... just updated my Skip Hunt Vagabond travel blog with fresh text and photos from Zacatecas, Mexico

"At what point do you cut and run? I was so Hell bent & committed to making...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By skiphunt
My pleasure Gadget Boy! Thanks for reading it. :-)

My pleasure Gadget Boy! Thanks for reading it. :-)
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By skiphunt
Puerto Vallarta: Je Ne Sais Quoi

For those interested... just updated my Skip Hunt Vagabond travel blog with fresh text and photos from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

"Tenacatita bay proved to be lovely, but the heat had already risen...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By skiphunt
Yeah... I figured that. Really a pain to do that...

Yeah... I figured that. Really a pain to do that from the road though. I'd have to use my laptop and ftp up to my server so that I can link to the image. Tough to do from an iphone as I've been doing...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By skiphunt
that's all I need to read. As long as I'm at...

that's all I need to read. As long as I'm at least taking someone else along for the ride, it's time well spent. http://www.vallartascene.com/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By skiphunt
Just wondering...

Wondering... out of curiosity... does anyone even read these travelblog postings? Or, is it a complete waste of time on my part? I rarely get any replies these days and wondering if my time would be...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By skiphunt
Barra de Navidad: Tiempo Tranquilo

Just added fresh photos and text from Barra de Navidad. :-)

"Everything all the way up to checking out and saying “adios” was pleasant at the Hotel del Centro! Didn’t really matter to me what else...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By skiphunt
Guadalajara: Un Cuarto Limpio

Just added fresh photos, text, and video from Guadalajara!

"Getting out of Toluca was a little bit of a challenge. I just can’t seem to get the logic of the Mexican highway signs. That’s assuming...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By skiphunt
Gracias! Quiero regressar a Tehuantepec por mas...

Gracias! Quiero regressar a Tehuantepec por mas informacion de la cultura de las mujeres fuertes! Lo siento, mi espanol is muy malo. Solemente bastante para viajar. ;-)

Chido!
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By skiphunt
San Jose del Pacifico thru Mexico City to Toluca!

Just updated my travelblog with fresh text and photos!

"The last time I flew around the last of these glorious curves, winding my way up and over these mountains toward Oaxaca City, I was taken...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By skiphunt
Oaxaca ~ San Jose del Pacifico: Oscuro

Just updated my Skip Hunt Vagabond Blog with fresh images and text!

"San Jose del Pacifico: Oscuro

Lugged all my gear back down three flights of stairs and repacked the bike in already...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By skiphunt
Malinalco to Puerto Escondido

Hi,

I'm in Zacatecas now, but moving on soon. Will drop a note when I get to wherever I'm going! ;-)

Since I have free wifi in this Hostal (Hostal Don David in Zacatecas, Mexico ~ GREAT place...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By skiphunt
PV to Zacatecas

Rode through hours of torrential downpour from PV to Guadalara and beyond. Now snacking on a cup-o-pomegranate in Zacatecas, Mexico. :-) http://whrrl.com/e/fV49w
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By skiphunt
Moving on from Puerto Vallarta

It was a short visit, but gotta keep moving! A huge thanks to JR of http://www.vallartainfo.com for putting me up for a few days and all of the entertainment as well! :-) Kept a Whrrl story here:...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By skiphunt
Road from Guadalajara to Barra de Navidad & got another flat

Road from Guadalajara to the coast. Decided to spend the night in Barra de Navidad. Good thing I did, because my rear tire was flat again by eveving.

Brought a littlme Slime compressor & took it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By skiphunt
Thanks! Some of it´s inspiring to make images of....

Thanks! Some of it´s inspiring to make images of. Some of it ain´t. I try to show the good parts. ;-)
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By skiphunt
Did Toluca to Guadalajara with a detour recommended by a user here!

Hi,

Enjoyed a few nights in Toluca, then rode to Ciudad Hidalgo to do the road through the mountains to Morelia. The ride was nice, but not as dramatic as many others I´ve been on in Mexico this...
Forum: Americas 07-26-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By skiphunt
Mexican Route Recommendations?

Left Tehuantepec and in San Jose del Pacifico now where its nice and cool! Tripped on derrumbes last night and had a horrible trip, but I am not discouraged and will eat my second trip today!
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By skiphunt
Just got over being flu sick. In Tehuantepec now!

Hi,

Just updated my currently live Mexican travelblog called http://skiphuntvagabond.tumblr.com
with fresh d300 & LX3 images, text, and video!

Same wee-strom still going strong over 50k miles....
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By skiphunt
Updated My Skip Hunt Vagabond Travel Blog!

Hi,

Just updated my currently live Mexican travelblog called http://skiphuntvagabond.tumblr.com with fresh images, text, and video!

Pushing on to Mexico City today from San Juan del Rio. A...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By skiphunt
Thanks! if you scroll to the bottom and load the...

Thanks! if you scroll to the bottom and load the next page you can see the first postings too.
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By skiphunt
Made it to Xilitla, Mexico!

Hey Peeps!

In Xilitla, Mexico now on the vstrom. Over 50k on it now and still no problems! Knock on wood. ;-)
Updated my travelblog this morning with fresh photos, text, and sound!
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By skiphunt
3 more days!

3 more days before leaving on a brand new Mexican Moto Trip! Ride along with me @ http://skiphuntvagabond.tumblr.com (http://skiphuntvagabond.tumblr.com/). You can subscribe via feedburner on the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By skiphunt
Started a New Travel Blog for my Upcoming Mexican Motorcyle Odyssey!

Getting ready to take off for Mexico again. New places... and some old. Am going to do things a bit different this time, ie. maybe work on a little POD book while I'm actually on the trip, etc.
...
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