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Old 01-18-2013, 11:05 AM   #1021
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awesome, Lalo you may not realize it but i think we can all see your transformation through the pages in your thread.

Lalo it is.
LOL
I didn't realize that I was that transparent
But I am sort of an open book
But if I ever grow dreadlocks like the other hippies here, please just shoot me
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:16 PM   #1022
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Lalo

Lalo.............Hahaha LMAO
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For the past two months, my name has been Lalo.
I dont even use my real name any more
You see, in Mexico, Lalo is the nickname for Eduardo
On this trip, I don't know anyone and I can be whomever I want
So........call me Lalo........mucho gusto
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:59 PM   #1023
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southern America by boat.....plane.......Pogo stick......help!

I am having trouble finding a way to get my bike to Columbia
I might have waited too long
You guys that are checking the other riders blogs, what are my options?
There has to be another way besides the sail boats to get your bike over there
Can I take a plane
Ship?
Please, if you know some other way or if you know of a boat that is leaving, please let me know what you know.
I figured that part would be easy
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #1024
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You might have seen these threads already.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759804

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293648

The Colombia jump seems to be the most time consuming, and expensive part of the adventure that I've observed.

Always wondered about storing the bike in Panama, and flying to Colombia. Pass that savings along to renting a bike, or even public transportation just to mix it up.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:00 PM   #1025
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You might have seen these threads already.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759804

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293648


The Colombia jump seems to be the most time consuming, and expensive part of the adventure that I've observed.

Always wondered about storing the bike in Panama, and flying to Colombia. Pass that savings along to renting a bike, or even public transportation just to mix it up.
Thanks for the input
Captain jack says the 21st is the soonest I can catch a sailboat
At this point, I dont mind paying, I just want to know what my plan is and when and where I am going.
I have been on my own time schedule so far for my entire trip. There has never been a need to preplan anything
There are always accommodations. Gas stations have had gas. And restaurants have had food without a wait. I am surprised there is no ferry between the countries. There has to be more than a few people doing this
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:46 PM   #1026
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Start reading at post #157 and remember you said "At this point, I don't mind paying"

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...834008&page=11
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:02 PM   #1027
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Start reading at post #157 and remember you said "At this point, I don't mind paying"

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...834008&page=11
Ouch
That is a lot
For that kind of money, I would rather be on a sail boat eating and swimming.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:33 PM   #1028
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Ouch
That is a lot
For that kind of money, I would rather be on a sail boat eating and swimming.
Don't forget the puking part.

Hope you make it across the Great Divide.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:50 PM   #1029
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Don't forget the puking part.

Hope you make it across the Great Divide.
They have to have a lot of rum on board before I puke
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:23 AM   #1030
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Sorry if this was posted and I missed it, but John here seems to have had something work out. The last few pages outline his course of action...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...831076&page=86

Reading these various reports, its interesting to note that people's true natures seem to present themselves when things are not going right. I get really tired of people pulling the "Ugly American" routine...so far most advrider guys are doing a pretty good job of being great ambassadors for future motorcycle travelers.

Good Fortune to you on your progress!
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:02 AM   #1031
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Hola Lalo

Buenos dias Lalo! Muy bien es tu RR. Donde esta las mujeres de la calle?

Just kidding of course, I just had to figure out a way to use you new moniker! Happy to be reading that all is well. Sounds like trying to get to Columbia is turning out to be the adventure of the adventure! Buen suerte amigo!
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:43 AM   #1032
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Buenos dias Lalo! Muy bien es tu RR. Donde esta las mujeres de la calle?

Just kidding of course, I just had to figure out a way to use you new moniker! Happy to be reading that all is well. Sounds like trying to get to Columbia is turning out to be the adventure of the adventure! Buen suerte amigo!
Funny you bring that up.........I saw some of those ladies yesterday
First time I have been propositioned on the entire trip. And they were probably the ugliest ladies in town
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:45 AM   #1033
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Sorry if this was posted and I missed it, but John here seems to have had something work out. The last few pages outline his course of action...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...831076&page=86

Reading these various reports, its interesting to note that people's true natures seem to present themselves when things are not going right. I get really tired of people pulling the "Ugly American" routine...so far most advrider guys are doing a pretty good job of being great ambassadors for future motorcycle travelers.

Good Fortune to you on your progress!
Trying to make some lemonade out of lemons
Looks like I have a flight option
A bit expensive
For less money, taking the boat would be much more fun
I have some thinking to do today
Thanks for your help
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #1034
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Trying to make some lemonade out of lemons
Looks like I have a flight option
A bit expensive
For less money, taking the boat would be much more fun
I have some thinking to do today
Thanks for your help
Hey FD177, I'm heading that way myself, in Yucatan now. Flying with Girag and sailing with the schooner "Stahlratte" seem to be the only realistic options. Flying is faster but more expensive (but only by a few hundred dollars), and sailing may or may not be more fun (it depends...), will save some money but takes 4 days and there are limited departure dates. I'm booked on the Stahlrat's second sailing of the year, March 28. The first one is booked up so March 28 is the soonest you could get the boat, assuming that sailing is not already booked up. Check at http://stahlratte.org/ - you'll find plenty about it here too/

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Old 01-19-2013, 08:11 PM   #1035
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Hey FD177, I'm heading that way myself, in Yucatan now. Flying with Girag and sailing with the schooner "Stahlratte" seem to be the only realistic options. Flying is faster but more expensive (but only by a few hundred dollars), and sailing may or may not be more fun (it depends...), will save some money but takes 4 days and there are limited departure dates. I'm booked on the Stahlrat's second sailing of the year, March 28. The first one is booked up so March 28 is the soonest you could get the boat, assuming that sailing is not already booked up. Check at http://stahlratte.org/ - you'll find plenty about it here too/

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Hey Trev
Thanks for the insight
After spending 2 months of under-utilized resources (all accommodatios, restaurants have been been open and sometimes empty), I didnt think it would be so difficult to get to Colombia. I figured that someone would fulfill the supply and exceed the demand for boats heading to Colombia. But there is a dearth of boats and demand exceeds the supply.
I think I am have a place on a boat called the independence. I booked it thru Captain Jacks
I am waiting for a response from them to confirm my reservation.
The date for my crossing is the 21st of February. That means I have a month to kill in Costa Rica and Panama. Not such a bad thing. But I think it does mean that I wont be able to make it to Patagonia before winter. And that bums me out but it also doesn't put the pressure on me to make time to get down there quickly.
I just need to plan one day at a time. Because, in the end, everything changes.....nit fault to yourself. You just need to be flexible and roll with the punches.
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