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Old 03-26-2013, 11:59 PM   #61
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Google the tail number of the Lear 35 you flew in .Crazy pilots.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:40 AM   #62
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Google the tail number of the Lear 35 you flew in .Crazy pilots.
CFS for sure!!!! DAMN.

Only in Old Mexico lol

Hope the link works not so good working from my touch.

Edit, fixed the linky
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:55 AM   #63
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Twins I'd already broken it once before


I got all my work done down in Venezuela since I lacked Medical Evacuation Insuarance, seemed to me it doesn't do a whole lot of good if you don't have good insurance back in the States, I had none so I opted to stay in country and save some money.

I would love to see what you actually got for that $286 I'm betting something well past $40K Good deal and glad you got screwed back together

btw what boots where you wearing

All I can say now is Sidi Crossfire
TMiester-give us a ballpark idea of how much you spent by going the SA route for leg thing???
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:08 AM   #64
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TMiester-give us a ballpark idea of how much you spent by going the SA route for leg thing???
Become a Canadian and it would be freeeeeeee!

Good ride report though, and I'm glad you're ok.

I'm not even the least bit religious, but sometimes its eerie how thing "work out". Those soldiers coming by were definitely as big a blessing as you'll find in a situation like that. Who knows what would have happened without them!
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:32 PM   #65
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Become a Canadian and it would be freeeeeeee!
Its not really free you do pay taxes...
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:08 PM   #66
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Its not really free you do pay taxes...
Income taxes, yes, but not much more than the U.S.

Anyway, enough about this! I don't wanna hijack an amazing thread.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:02 PM   #67
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Pete,
That's an amazing tale.
Thanks for posting it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:42 AM   #68
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Wow looks like we really do have a broken leg club here!

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btw what boots where you wearing

All I can say now is Sidi Crossfire
i was wearing crossfires. without those and other gear this whole thing would've been a real mess.

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Excellent report. I have a sister that lives in guaimaca Honduras and I asked her about moskitia and she compared it to the wild west. Land is still free fence it and it's yours but stay out of the way of anything drug related. Hope the leg heals and you get to finish the ride
That was my take too: wild west. the drug trade is everywhere and unlike the rest of central America it is not hidden. but it doesn't seem to interfere either. still I can't say the area is not dangerous. I personally never felt in danger and I cant wait to go back and explore the area more. but objectively, there definitely is some danger. Still I don't think anyone should think twice about taking this route for danger reasons.

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Google the tail number of the Lear 35 you flew in .Crazy pilots.
Holy shit!!

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Pete,
That's an amazing tale.
Thanks for posting it.
Thanks man! fun to write it up. Thanks to adv for helping me pass the week on the couch with my leg up.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:51 AM   #69
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Enjoying your story and pics! When are you planning to return and pick up the bike?
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:08 AM   #70
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Looking back over this RR I realize how little actual "riding" is in it. ha! I promise there was 9,000 miles of continuous riding leading up to all this... really there was!!! haha.

In conclusion: the bike is still on the base as of today. I am working with the missionary I met over breakfast in Puerto Lempira (tracked him down on the internet) to get the bike back to his house for storage. I have been in touch with the comandante of the base several times since I got home, but as with a lot of stuff down there it is taking a while.

As soon as I'm off crutches I'll return to honduras for a week to get the bike fixed up, bring some gifts for the soldiers on the base, and hopefully help the missionary somehow with his orphanage and school as a way of saying thanks. I'll store the bike with him over the summer and then return to Honduras next Fall to finish the ride to Panama. I'll update this post with some pics for the rest of the trip through Puerto Lempira to Puerto Cabezas in Nicaragua, and then down to Managua.

It would be great if some other advriders saw this post and decided to experiment with routes through La Moskitia (aka "la mosquitia" or "mosquito coast", including those spellings so this thread pops up in searches if someone else is doing research). Seems like a lot of travelers fly right through Honduras without stopping, I almost did the same thing.

Here are a few other ideas for trips: a) there are a few bicyclists who have attempted to connect large portions of la moskitia on singletrack foot trails (check online) and b) I have heard you can cross by riding on ocean beaches literally the entire way to PL if you can find a way to cross the river mouths. I was told that if you wait long enough at a river mouth a boat will eventually come and you can generally flag them down with a few bucks and get a ride across. If anyone is thinking about trying either of these routes, or taking the same route I did via boat, send me a note if I can help.

Thx for the comments!
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:08 AM   #71
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Thumb well done

Hey man thanks for all the entertainment information and inspiration. Glad to see that there are still some people with sack around here. May you go far and deep.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:26 PM   #72
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que buen reporte !!!!!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:19 PM   #73
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Take your time to heal well before you dump the crutches....and do some good physio for that leg.

Good health to you.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:58 PM   #74
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Great story!

I was headed for the north coast a few years ago, part of the Degree Confluence Project. There is one located just off the coast near Trujillo.

I became sidetracked when a Degree Confluence I attempted to locate farther south within the country proved more difficult to locate, so I never did make it to the coast.

Amazing journey so far.

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Old 11-14-2013, 01:30 PM   #75
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Thought I'd update this post with some news. For the last 8 months my KTM has been sitting on the Honduran army base where I left it after the crash. The American missionary I met in Puerto Lempira (Alex) has been working to get it off the base and back to his house where we can assess the damage and hopefully get it ready to ride.

We finally got the bike back to his house a few weeks ago. He charged up the battery and it's holding the charge, but the bike still won't start. I'm thinking it's a carb issue? Plus there is still a radiator leak to deal with. But for now I'm just happy to have the bike back in Puerto Lempira. Worst case I can fly in and try to get it running myself.

Here's a pic Alex sent me:



Looks like a return trip to Central America is ahead.
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