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Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 511
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Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Beeg thankyou to all of you.

To all my friends, thankyou for all the well wishes and positiveness. :D Without you all, solo riding can be lonely at times.

The very good news is thar the MRI showed no ligament damage...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Onwards to San Ignacio - Belize

Day 174
Despite my knee being wrapped in ice the whole night I sleep well. My alarm wakes me at 06:00 and I struggle to get my gear ready. No way I am going to be able to load Suzi by myself or even...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
So back to Chetumal

Day 173
Garry and I have no need to hurry back to Chetumal so we enjoy the last couple of hrs at the Cabanas Cocos before heading back just before 11:00. The return trip is uneventful and we head to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Aaahh Xcalak! - not cheap though

Day 172
I wake reasonably early but have only a short ride so no need to hurry. Garry pops over and I persuade him he can afford a day or two out of his trip South. He is anyway taking it slowly...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Long time no hear just jeff, glad you still following along

More about Garry in my next post.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Thanks BruceT

Hope you, the family and Finnagan ( cant spell his name correctly:D) are all well.
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Thanks Bob

Nothing is set in stone, so maybe I see you in Texas! Yeehaa :lol3 !
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Chetumal

Day 171
The howler monkeys welcome the sunrise and I ride back over the slippery foot bridge and park Suzi in the outside bar while I load her up.

Head off for Chetumal and the roads are flat...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Cool2 Palenque here I am

Day 170
I wake to my 06:00 alarm, pack Suzi and am ready to go before the kitchen opens for breakfast, goodbye yougurt :lol3 I drive off at 07:15 and am soon on a twisty, mist covered, potholed...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Onwards into Mexico

Day 167
The hostel is large and airy and the beds are comfy. Suzi is safely parked in a side storeroom and I am off to see the town and try to have my rainsuit zipper replaced or repaired. But...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Talking Hey BruceT!

You're absolutely right but a lot of the stone carvings had pictures of guys with similar profiles to mine.:rofl

I set GPS to fastest route so it only took me on the highways...... there was no...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Bluhduh San Christbal de la Casas ...... its a long and tiring route today

Day 166
I am on the road to San Cristobal de la Casas The GPS says 954 kms? I talk to some back packers in the hostel that are bussing around Mexico who confirm their bus took 12 hours to do the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Fozen Waterfalls

Day 165
Off to see the ''petrified'' water falls today. Its actually calcium deposits that have formed as the mineral rich water trickles over the edge of the mountainside.

I battle to get up...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Hiya Bob

They come from everywhere, ..... France , Australia, Germany, Finland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Canada, USA, Mexico, Russia, Ukrain ...... literally everywhere. All usually...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Oaxaca experience

Day 164
Two things planned today - stroll through the old town and take a short bus ride to see the pre hispanic ruins just outside the city called Monte Alban. The centro was buzy and the Zocalo...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Hey DWJ

How right you are. Nice to have a tube experts opinion. In my previous post you will see what I think caused the slow leak.:lol3. Slow breakdown of the old patch!
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Question Oops missed day 161 in Veracruz!

Day 161
Still in Veracruz toaday and spend it walking around town and a couple of hours in the aquarium where I also get a dolphin show thrown in for the price of the entrance ticket. My tablet is...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Oaxaca here I come

Day 162
Traffic noise wakes me just before my 06:00 alarm. Get Suzi loaded and head out of town after a quick ''cool down'' shower. Its only 07:15 and I have about 460 kms to get to Oaxaca. The...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Roflmao

Of course not:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Onwards to the Gulf Coast

Day 160
Off to Veracruz on the Gulf Coast today. Checked tyre pressure and re-inflated it. This slow leak is a pain in the butt the alternative is to take off the tyre and check the tube myself....
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
One more day in Puebla

Day 159
The hostel fills up quickly and my 12 bed dorm was at capacity. Today is Independecia and everyone is in the Centro historica where they have set up a stage and the streets swarm with...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Inhousebob, BruceT and KapItUitPiet

No breaking problems now Bob, must have been very little oil. Thanks for the remedies on the flu which is now past. Some Mezcal chased it away :rofl. Will be off the grid a while in a small village...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
One day and another

Day 157
Get gear out of downsatirs storage and clean it up. Pack panniers and get ready to leave. Say cheers to Alberto. Some skyping and emails but not feeling too good. Do some shopping
socks &...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Last day in S M de Allende

Day 156
Lazy day, change Suzi's oil and oil filter. Check on map for route to Puebla, cold getting worse. Damn! If you are needing work done on your bike in Mexico and you are near San Miguel de...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Question Where to next?

Day 155
Decide that I will be heading for the city of Puebla next then on to Veracruz on the Gulf coast after that. Check in with Alberto and Suzi is looking fine in her new tyres. But Alberto...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Back to San Miguel de Allende

Day 154
After breakfast at the hostel I catch the metro back to the ''Del Norte'' bus terminus for the return trip to San Miguel de Allende. I am early so i catch up with some writing and emails...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Walking my butt off

Day 153
Today I want to visit the Cathedral, Presidential Palace , the Bosque de Chapultepec that includes the Botanical gardens, Zoo and the Anthropological museum. The first two are right near the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Mexico City - Where to start?

Day 152
I decide at the last minute to take a tour to the Teotihaucan ruins about 50 kms NE of Mexico City. First stop is the ''Area of 3 cultures'' smack in the centre of Mexico City. Ruins found...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Off to Mexico City...by BUS

Day 151
Up early today and re-check the daypack to make sure I have the essentials for the 3 days I'll be away in Mexico City. :evil Catch a taxi to the bus depot and sign in at the desk, the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
The next day

Day 150
Today my spares and parts should be here. :clap At Alberto's workshop the main things are here, new tyres (Metzler Tourance), front and rear sprockets (15 & 43) and a DID chain. The chain...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Wicked Not true

Someone put the sign up AFTER I parked:rofl Anyway my front wheel is legal :lol3:deal
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Some days to catch up

Days 142 to 148
Time passes quickly as I spend the days walking in the "centro", talking eating and drinking with very good company. I meet new people like Alberto, Maryanna and Barry, Mark and many...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Question Thanks Noone

Yes I have been using OEM rear sprocket, Sunstar front sprocket and DID o-ring chain. Second rear sprocket was maybe questionable as I bought it as part of a set off internet
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Thumb Donnie and Dragracer

Thanks for both of your suggestions. Indeed google is your friend :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Question Mexico City

Thinking of taking the bus to Mexico City for a few days then heading back to San Miguel de Allende for Suzi and then ONWARDS, thus bypassing the road nightmare that I hear Mexico City is for the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Cool2 Ha a ha ha

No danger of that:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Light like a feather

Waaaay easier that lugging the bags with :clap:D
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Mountain ride

Day 141
Today a local KLR rider named Mark and I will be riding in the mountains to the East of San Miguel de Allende. We leave the town at about 09:30 and head to the old silver mining town of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Inhousebob

Theres my wingman! :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 61,745
Posted By Wotnext
Cool2 BruceT and BraveFromAfar

Sheez, you guys are just envious of my slim/trim self :rofl, so far I've lost about 13 kg on the trip.
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