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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:42 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
I learned about the stem pullers the hard way. ...

I learned about the stem pullers the hard way. Well not really, practice in the garage taught me I needed one for the field. I have both types.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
I've had this foot pump for several years now. ...

I've had this foot pump for several years now. The earlier model of the same make was crap and did just what you said. This one works well and I test it regularly. The hand pumps don't do it for...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
Good tires/tubes help prevent flats. Believe it...

Good tires/tubes help prevent flats. Believe it or not, the more tread you have, the less likely you are to get a flat. On the battery issue, the same. New battery always lowers your probability...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
I also inventory all my shit before leaving on a...

I also inventory all my shit before leaving on a long ride. Again, this is an Army lesson. In the Army we had something called Basic Issue Items (BII) and Prescribed Load List (PLL). I have...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
Here we go again. I have used Ride-On with...

Here we go again. I have used Ride-On with tubes. It works well, IMO. Got me home from the border with a slow leak. If I recall from somewhere back in this thread (or perhaps another thread),...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
I prefer a git-ar rather than a banjer :D

I prefer a git-ar rather than a banjer :D
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
manito is short for hermanito.

manito is short for hermanito.
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
Lockdown? Fuck that shit! (but don't get...

Lockdown? Fuck that shit! (but don't get yourself fired by violating company policy)
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
This is good. My point is that transient...

This is good. My point is that transient interactions provide little. Stay for a few days. Make some friends. There is a general challenge in making new friends as an adult, and more so when...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
...continued from post #27464 This is one of...

...continued from post #27464

This is one of the reasons why I don't do posse rides (I don't do pussy rides either :D). Posse rides have you focus inwardly on the group instead of outwardly to...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
cba191. Here's my opinion, which is worthless by...

cba191. Here's my opinion, which is worthless by most standards. Don't make your trip about the ride, make it about the destination(s). Riding for 30 days at 250 miles per day may get you a ride...
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,175
Posted By Pedro Navaja
Thanks for the invite, but prolly not. ...

Thanks for the invite, but prolly not.



Thanks. As you know, it only takes one pendejo to spoil it for the whole group.
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,175
Posted By Pedro Navaja
Now you are talking. Take the quota out of MR,...

Now you are talking. Take the quota out of MR, the libre is a bitch because of the remolques and the climb. Overall, I hate the ride from MR to Saltillo, so I generally take the high plains desert...
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2015, 06:09 AM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
BTW, I know bananaman knows his shit, but Parras...

BTW, I know bananaman knows his shit, but Parras is not just a "couple of hours" from Laredo. Plan on a day's ride with an arrival of mid-afternoon. Yes, I have made the ride from Laredo.
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,175
Posted By Pedro Navaja
I've got a ride report in here from several years...

I've got a ride report in here from several years back about Parras. It's one of my more frequent destinations. The pictures are down, but the report is still there. Not sure, but I think I...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2015, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
Lol! That and the...

Lol! That and the "several-stashes-on-the-person/bike" argument. Generally I will have the day's cash needs at the ready.
Forum: Americas 02-16-2015, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
These are a worthwhile investment. I had stayed...

These are a worthwhile investment. I had stayed at several before I bought the book, and can confirm his descriptions are accurate. My strategy is usually the cheaper hotels for one-night...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2015, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
I have yet to visit a resort in Mexico. In fact,...

I have yet to visit a resort in Mexico. In fact, the only beach type resort I have ever visited in Latin America is Punta del Este in Uruguay. However, that doesn't rule out visiting locations in...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2015, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
Cash user here. Always.

Cash user here. Always.
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
You are correct. The issue for me is the ride...

You are correct. The issue for me is the ride itself. Eagle Pass to Saltillo is an easy straight shot and less traffic hassles. Plus Los Corrales in Monclova is a good way-point to grab a bite. ...
Forum: Americas 01-01-2015, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
Did somebody drop the soap? :D

Did somebody drop the soap? :D
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28,519
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
:thumb This is pretty much my setup except...

:thumb

This is pretty much my setup except for the hiking pants, I take chinos/khakis. The Magellans (or Columbia) I pick are dark colors and I pick the ones that are not so "fishy." No sandals,...
Forum: Americas 09-04-2014, 04:10 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Americas 09-01-2014, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
Great vid!

Great vid!
Forum: Americas 08-16-2014, 05:02 AM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
Have stayed there several times, but not aware it...

Have stayed there several times, but not aware it was popular with moto travelers. The restaurant across the street is quite good and a regular for me in NOLA, Bayona, owned by Susan Spicer, local...
Forum: Americas 08-12-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28,519
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
No skid plate. I just go over the topes slow. ...

No skid plate. I just go over the topes slow. My bike does good on dirt roads, but it is limited to what Trail Boss would call a Class 1 road. For the type of riding I do, that's generally about...
Forum: Americas 08-11-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28,519
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
There's something to be said for the small bikes....

There's something to be said for the small bikes. I use a Honda CB250. I've done some minor mods and have farkled it with a center stand and windshield. I also have dual-purpose tires on it. I can...
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28,519
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
"Montar" is what is commonly used for "to ride,"...

"Montar" is what is commonly used for "to ride," as in ride a motorcycle. It is also what's used to "ride a horse" or any quadruped for that matter.
Forum: Americas 07-29-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28,519
Views: 2,485,423
Posted By Pedro Navaja
Shu, Re this thread, that may also depend on...

Shu,

Re this thread, that may also depend on your timing and communications logistics.

What I can say with confidence, is that just asking a nearby local often gets you the assistance you need...
Forum: Americas 07-27-2014, 07:33 PM
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Views: 2,485,423
Posted By Pedro Navaja
+1 :thumb

+1 :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
Nice RR.

Nice RR.
Forum: Americas 07-26-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28,519
Views: 2,485,423
Posted By Pedro Navaja
+1

+1
Forum: Americas 07-26-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28,519
Views: 2,485,423
Posted By Pedro Navaja
I think I agree with you except his experience...

I think I agree with you except his experience seems to be that of a neophyte. In other words, he woke up one day and decided he was an adventurer and hence started as such breaking away from his...
Forum: Latin America 07-25-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,476
Posted By Pedro Navaja
Okay. Well PM when you get settled down there.

Okay. Well PM when you get settled down there.
Forum: Americas 07-25-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28,519
Views: 2,485,423
Posted By Pedro Navaja
Yes, you probably believed he was faking for the...

Yes, you probably believed he was faking for the same reasons I came to that conclusion. Who in their right fucking mind would be posting shit like that and doing the other stuff unless it was a...
Forum: Americas 07-24-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28,519
Views: 2,485,423
Posted By Pedro Navaja
Already answered before I saw your note Schizz. ...

Already answered before I saw your note Schizz.



Mike. Not so sure you were wrong. And my apology isn't really to anyone here, since none of you even knew this poor soul. Some of Harry's...
Forum: Americas 07-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28,519
Views: 2,485,423
Posted By Pedro Navaja
Okay, I apologize. He'd dead. I said RIP in the...

Okay, I apologize. He'd dead. I said RIP in the other thread. You know what? I wish Harry had indeed been faking it. It was hard to believe otherwise with all the bad judgment he was using. If...
Forum: Latin America 07-18-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,476
Posted By Pedro Navaja
Gringo stay home.

Gringo stay home.
Forum: Latin America 07-18-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Pedro Navaja
Rest in peace.

Rest in peace.
Forum: Americas 05-09-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28,519
Views: 2,485,423
Posted By Pedro Navaja
She brings her own matress? Yippeeee! :D

She brings her own matress? Yippeeee! :D
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