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Forum: Americas 06-23-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By Tlaloc
Used Bobby J's on my trip last year for a tire...

Used Bobby J's on my trip last year for a tire change. They worked me in quickly and were very nice.
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 54,419
Posted By Tlaloc
I've really enjoyed your ride report,...

I've really enjoyed your ride report, particularly the insights you expressed in your last post. I will continue to follow.

Gorgeous song, by the way.

Be safe and have fun,
Carlos
Forum: Americas 02-04-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Tlaloc
Thanks, Stormdog. Yes, those are the roads I'm...

Thanks, Stormdog. Yes, those are the roads I'm thinking about. I'll go in late April or early May. So rain should be less likely.

Maybe I should take a flare gun. :D
Forum: Americas 02-04-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Tlaloc
Northwestern Nevada

I'm thinking about riding from Portland down into Nevada on 140. I'd like to get off the pavement onto roads like 8A and 34A. What's the surface quality of those roads? I'm not very experienced at...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,251
Posted By Tlaloc
John: Good meeting you in ABQ. I'm on my last...

John:
Good meeting you in ABQ. I'm on my last night of the trip, in John Day, OR.

To your question: in San Antonio and Austin, Jim's. It's a chain, though not exactly cheap, a great value....
Forum: Americas 01-24-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,720
Posted By Tlaloc
Caveat: Ill be on pavement. No dirt for the...

Caveat: Ill be on pavement. No dirt for the 1150RS. That said, I'm entering Mexico at Presidio/Ojinaga on or about April 9. I plan to stop in Parral, Durango, Zacatecas, San Miguel, Xilitla, Real...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 127,349
Posted By Tlaloc
Patzcuaro to Xalapa

I've mapped this on Google which directs one over the north side of DF. I would like to hear any helpful route suggestions and/or places to see along the way. The plan is to do this in two days. ...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,611
Posted By Tlaloc
Dear Elspeth

I have seen many beautiful women on ADVRider, but Elspeth on her toaster tank airhead tops the list.

-Sigh-
Forum: Americas 01-10-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By Tlaloc
Thanks, everyone. Here in Oregon it's okay for...

Thanks, everyone. Here in Oregon it's okay for motorcyclists to pump their own gas. However, they do want you to wait until the attendant comes out to take your credit card.

I didn't ask...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By Tlaloc
Gasolineras

Will Pemex attendants let one pump their own gasoline? (I know this is somewhere in this forum. Im just too huevon to look it up.)
Forum: Americas 01-10-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,790
Posted By Tlaloc
According to my cousin, who has lived in Merida...

According to my cousin, who has lived in Merida for 35 years, the state of Yucatan has a lower crime rate than Switzerland. She told me this a couple of years ago; things may have changed a bit.
...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 127,349
Posted By Tlaloc
A very basic question. Well, two really.

I know this is in a thread somewhere; I'm just too huevon to look for it. When fueling up in Mexico, will the station attendants let you pump your own gas?

Also, what is the accepted tip amount...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,685
Posted By Tlaloc
Your photographs, particularly those from New...

Your photographs, particularly those from New Mexico, are spectacular. I'm hoping to get down there this spring.

Azle rhymes with hazel, I have relatives there. Yeah.
Forum: Americas 01-05-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,845,285
Posted By Tlaloc
I've read that a significant number of homicides...

I've read that a significant number of homicides are committed by someone the victim knows, often a family member. Yet another reason not to stay home.
Forum: Americas 01-05-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,845,285
Posted By Tlaloc
Different denominators

Regarding the comparison of Mexico's and the US's 2010 homicide stats: one has to look at the rate rather than the actual number. 14K murders in a country of 110M is a higher rate than 14K in a...
Forum: Americas 01-04-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By Tlaloc
I rode to Joshua Tree last March. The weather...

I rode to Joshua Tree last March. The weather was perfect and the scenery beautiful.
Forum: Americas 01-02-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Tlaloc
Better? Point taken... Very good advice from...

Better?

Point taken... Very good advice from all. Now, to get my employer to go along with me being gone for two months.
Forum: Americas 01-01-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Tlaloc
Thank you all... Your responses confirm my...

Thank you all... Your responses confirm my thinking. I hadn't thought about dual sport tires. I'll look into that.
Forum: Americas 01-01-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Tlaloc
Bike best suited for Mexico travel?

Im planning a trip into Mexico, a rough approximation of the route:

Cross at Presidio, then Parral, Durango, Zacatecas, Tequila, Guanajuato, Ptzcuaro, Iguala, Coastal Oaxaca, Ciudad de Oaxaca,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-01-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Tlaloc
Good Tip

Thanks very much for the info on OCD (great name). I'll compare costs between him and the dealer in ABQ. I suppose I may just have to drag myself into Santa Fe. :evil
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-31-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Tlaloc
Independent NM BMW Mechanics

I'm planing a trip for spring 2012 through New Mexico, during which I will need a new set of tires for my 2003 R1150RS. Other than the dealership in Albuquerque, is there a reputable shop that could...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-17-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 378,357
Posted By Tlaloc
March 18, almost "spring." Riding north on I-5,...

March 18, almost "spring." Riding north on I-5, almost to the Oregon line. My Death Valley sticker is still attached to the windscreen.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-17-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 156,151
Posted By Tlaloc
The Thruxton I no longer own :(: at the Evergreen...

The Thruxton I no longer own :(: at the Evergreen Air Museum, 2010.
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 82,514
Posted By Tlaloc
This is a wonderful report. So well-written and...

This is a wonderful report. So well-written and the photographs are amazing. I was on 36 about a month ago. I rode west on 3 out of Redding and caught 36 riding to where it met 101. Being March,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,211
Posted By Tlaloc
I'm glad to see your report as I'll ride a...

I'm glad to see your report as I'll ride a similar route starting Friday, March 11. Thanks for the info on Highway 128. I plan to stick to the coast from Crescent City to Sausalito, which makes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-04-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By Tlaloc
Sausalito Parking

I'm stopping off in Sausalito to see a friend on March 12. He doesn't have off-street parking and his street is pretty steep, wouldn't feel comfortable having the bike on center or side stand. Any...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,356
Posted By Tlaloc
If you can, include the Torrey, UT area,...

If you can, include the Torrey, UT area, including Capital Reef National Park. Simply wonderful. Austin's Chuckwagon Lodge in Torrey is a great place to stay, but there are also camping options in...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By Tlaloc
Check with your local public health department...

Check with your local public health department (Broward?). You'll likely find the prices to be lower than a commercial travel clinic's.

In addition to YF, be sure you have immunity (from vaccine...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By Tlaloc
You can take the ferry to Bainbridge Island and...

You can take the ferry to Bainbridge Island and make your way to the Peninsula from there. That's about a 45 minute ferry ride, but allow time for getting on and off. Good news, motorcycles go after...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By Tlaloc
Thanks for your helpful suggestions. I'd already...

Thanks for your helpful suggestions. I'd already decided on the Curly Redwood, good to know other ADVers like it. And I'd forgotten about Firestone. I was going to the J. Lohr winery. I'll have...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By Tlaloc
Western Oregon to Joshua Tree

Im planning a solo trip from Portland to Joshua Tree. Ill set out on March 10. Other than a slog down I-5 through Oregon (I rode the OR coast twice last summer), Ill be on mostly secondary...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24,056
Views: 1,845,285
Posted By Tlaloc
Thank you, Tricepilot and everyone else. I'm...

Thank you, Tricepilot and everyone else. I'm glad that I asked about this. Very good advice and valuable observations. I think one of the best tips was to make the border crossing first thing in...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 63,024
Posted By Tlaloc
Trice: If you've covered this elsewhere in your...

Trice:
If you've covered this elsewhere in your report, my apologies.

What have been your observations of the security situation in the Mexican borderlands? You mention the soldier with the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 63,024
Posted By Tlaloc
Going back to the Veracruz drumming group, it...

Going back to the Veracruz drumming group, it sounded like Brazilian batucada. I wonder if this is a current or historical adaptation, or perhaps something indigenous.

Great report. I was in...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-29-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,347
Posted By Tlaloc
Agreed that your local public health department...

Agreed that your local public health department is the way to go. They tend to have a lower profit margin than private providers, especially "travel clinics." For what it's worth, I work for a state...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-03-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 393,250
Posted By Tlaloc
Thanks for your help. Carlos

Thanks for your help.

Carlos
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-02-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 393,250
Posted By Tlaloc
Lost

I'm a road rider, so finding tracks is not important. I don't want to spend $600+ for a Zumo. I don't need to play music, Bluetooth, etc. What's my best bet?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-11-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By Tlaloc
Ride Advice?

I'm looking in to renting an RT in Phoenix and riding three-four days points south. I'm considering Bisbee, Silver City, NM, Tucson. I'm hoping to get local perspectives on great pavement-only...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,486
Posted By Tlaloc
From another former McAllenite... What a great...

From another former McAllenite... What a great ride and report! If I still lived down there I would definitely ride the Sierra Madre Oriental. Although that ride out of Real de Catorce looked pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,469
Posted By Tlaloc
Friends and I rode in and around Capitol Reef and...

Friends and I rode in and around Capitol Reef and Bryce last summer. It is amazing how different the weather was the first week of July 07 from the first week of June 08. It was over 100 every day....
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