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Old 04-28-2013, 03:04 AM   #1231
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Wicked Hi Andi and Ellen

Every day I look at you eating food and living the dream , keep the Pics and tall but true stories cuming Cob . Good the Mod stepped in and banned that tosser a . Another one brain washed by the system . I loaded the latest firmware to my Sony NEX camera last week and are now using Picasa3 as editor . Im stacking 10 pics into 1 . Here is the results .



Im living in the white place with green roof $350 NZ a month and pics also include neighbours, sun rises, moon , crypt at front gate where previous owners ashes rest. Lots of people in NZ cant understand why I like here .




I took these pics within 75 meters of home this morning , Juliet is wearing her new $7 dress , I then went swimming followed by lunch of scolops, bacon , cucumber , tomatoes, red onions and washed down with chilled Coke. I dont drink beer till sunset or I would turn into a pisshead . 1 litre bottles of beer cost just over $1 .




This is going to be my next motor bike , these are every where on Biri Island . Ride safe and keep the good news cuming .
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:44 AM   #1232
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Every day I look at you eating food and living the dream , keep the Pics and tall but true stories cuming Cob . Good the Mod stepped in and banned that tosser a . Another one brain washed by the system . I loaded the latest firmware to my Sony NEX camera last week and are now using Picasa3 as editor . Im stacking 10 pics into 1 . Here is the results .

Im living in the white place with green roof $350 NZ a month and pics also include neighbours, sun rises, moon , crypt at front gate where previous owners ashes rest. Lots of people in NZ cant understand why I like here .

I took these pics within 75 meters of home this morning , Juliet is wearing her new $7 dress , I then went swimming followed by lunch of scolops, bacon , cucumber , tomatoes, red onions and washed down with chilled Coke. I dont drink beer till sunset or I would turn into a pisshead . 1 litre bottles of beer cost just over $1 .

This is going to be my next motor bike , these are every where on Biri Island . Ride safe and keep the good news cuming .
Heya mate great to hear from you, glad you and chicie are all good.

The Voodoodork musta been a major idiot elsewhere cos they wouldn't ban some for that so yeap great news they are on the case ... thanks mods

Guatemala is economical to live in too, we love the place and are really enjoying it, fresh fruit and so cheap.

Hmmm, we don't use any photo editing software so might look at that, we have some photos we would like to play with.

Variations of that bike around here mate, interesting what they load on them and with little wheels, little bearings etc
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:47 PM   #1233
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Rum seems to be a common theme in your reports.... have you tried the Zacapa Sistema Solera 23 anos? One of the best of Guatemala!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:26 PM   #1234
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Rum seems to be a common theme in your reports.... have you tried the Zacapa Sistema Solera 23 anos? One of the best of Guatemala!!
Not yet off for more tonight so will look for it
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:04 PM   #1235
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Heya mate great to hear from you, glad you and chicie are all good.

The Voodoodork musta been a major idiot elsewhere cos they wouldn't ban some for that so yeap great news they are on the case ... thanks mods

Guatemala is economical to live in too, we love the place and are really enjoying it, fresh fruit and so cheap.

Hmmm, we don't use any photo editing software so might look at that, we have some photos we would like to play with.

Variations of that bike around here mate, interesting what they load on them and with little wheels, little bearings etc
I was talking to CJ yesterday and he was at those hot springs last year . I use the photo editor all the time , its amazing what u can crop and turn an ordinary pic into a good 1 . A lot of beach shots I crop into Panaramic pics . Pays to have camera set to highest pixels or you loose out in quality. My sony NEX only has a 18x55 lens so not much zoom but pics are such good quality after cropping they come out real good . I paid $300 for it the day b4 leaving NZ . I loaded the latest firmware and it duz B&W and an amazing pop mode which makes all the colors a lot richer . Makes a dull bamboo house look like new . You can have a lot of fun with Picasa3 and its free. The guns use Lightroom and Adobe photo shop but I have heard that they are very hard to use.
Yes they put some amazing loads on axles in 3rd world countries aye . Cheers Toddy
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:04 AM   #1236
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Hey Andi,

Good read mate, Hope you sorted all the problems out on the SE mate.

I'm about to set off on my own trip to the USA & Canada on my SE too. Bike all pulled down at the moment checking & cleaning.

Ride the world, Ride Safe.

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Old 05-01-2013, 02:50 PM   #1237
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Hey Andi,

Good read mate, Hope you sorted all the problems out on the SE mate.

I'm about to set off on my own trip to the USA & Canada on my SE too. Bike all pulled down at the moment checking & cleaning.

Ride the world, Ride Safe.

Cheers Hodgo
Thanks man, x fingers most probs sorted now other than ones that grow from being used in anger.

Good man and I trust you will be doing a RR? ..... no pressure

One thing everyone talks about is subframe strengthening ... you done this?
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:23 PM   #1238
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I reckon if you need to strengthen the subframe you carrying too much shit.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:00 PM   #1239
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I reckon if you need to strengthen the subframe you carrying too much shit.
If you are not carrying a top bag or box you will be ok, we are two thus need the space, we didn't do anything to our subframe but we transfered all the weight away from it too....I think it will still break as there is a perfect fail point right where any load comes on......KTM dude was having a siesta when they built that.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #1240
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Quetzulnetango Semama Dos

Xela Week Two

Greetings people, this week has been a trial of man and machine, I thought I was a machine but nup.

The week started like every school weeks starts when you are having your mid life crisis and learning a second language ..... for fun.

Although I managed to drop a few bombs in the Latin American section of ADV http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=880398 in my Merino T Shirts thread (go have a look at my expense) progress has been good.

Everyday I felt bombed in the head means I am going forward, Ellen on the other hand is flying through with honours and doing extremely well.

We are surrounded by mostly younger folk (hate saying that) ((approx 15 - 20 years younger than us)) and wanted to feel a little more sporting although most of them take their hats off to us for our trip and they too feel totally spent after each day so we don’t feel so bad knowing that.

Ellen decided to ditch her grey hair and sportingly go slightly rojo (red), I decided it was time to honour my long time want of a getting a chain tattoo ... so I did just a symbol of my passion for motorcycles and mountain bikes ..... hope I never wonna buy a BMW 1200 GS !!!!



Finished pic will be posted when complete

So all in all really enjoying Xela and the Spanish lessons as they will make such a difference south of here.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:02 PM   #1241
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Quetzulnetango Fin De Semama

Xela, The Weekend No Two

Sabado (Saturday) a leisurely start, breaky and the usuals.

Game plan was to catch up with Dan and Elaine in San Pedro at Lake Atitlan.

Setting off from Xela we fueled up and looked down the road, the entire main road out of town for (as it turned out) 10 km was closed for a cycle race coming into town.

Hmmmm, needed a game plan to get out cos we had no other way of getting out of town, seeing another big bike with lights on and camera gear ...hmmm ...saweeet.

We rode across the road, passed the Police and some organiser looking types with day glo jackets and proceeded to head out of town at around 40 km per hour staying close to the crowd who seemed to assume we were crowd control.

I switched on the LED lights, Ellen had her camera out so we carried on with thousands of people lining the streets and us looking like official crowd controllers staying in the right lane!!!



So we carried on looking as official as we could pushing the crowd back who respected our authority and we carried on all the way out of town, 3/4 the way out we had a Police vehicle come up behind us then beside us .... they waved at us and acknowledged the great crowd control job we were doing and carried on....too easy, these guys even have a welcome sign



It was really surreal seeing thousands of people lining the streets and we having the entire road to ourselves, the racing bikes had already headed passed us in the opposite direction so we knew we were not causing trouble and turns out unwittingly helping out, Ellen waved to the crowd and they waved back so we just ran with it.

So back down to earth from ten minutes of respect and royalty we carried on our merry way .... Mrs.Garmin was having a siesta and sent us AWOL, we found ourselves taking an incredible little shortcut which turned into a very steep and rutted dirt road, down to first gear and making our way up I was hoping it was not going to get much steeper as I was running out of skill very quickly.



We popped up and out onto the main road and literally had the bike length to stop in on the shoulder and given I was still up it she was all hands on deck to stop with big suspension compression and full anchors.

I headed straight across the road only to find we where heading the wrong way, Mrs.Garmin then got her shit together recognising we were on a main drag and told us to turn around .... in 6 km!!!!

We stopped, looked around, with no-one watching I lined up a plastic bottle on the curb using it as a ramped and we jumped the center island and back on track.

The rest of the trip was normal so that was easier and with the day being stunning we had epic views 3000 metres above stress level seeing for mile each side.

I missed our turnoff, was gonna do another stuntman maneuver but we had Feds watching us and given our earlier game we decided to play it safe and take the next turn off in which we rode through villages etc so quite a cool wee side tour.

Carrying on the road to San Pedro we crested the hill which overlooked Lake Atitlan, coupled with the clear day and our elevation we were wowed.



With potholes, shingle, fine powder etc we finally made it to San Pedro, fluffing around we tried to find a cafe with Wifi so we could contact Dan and Elaine so we rode up the street ..... well their she was on her way back from a tramp so we pulled up beside her and said “where do you think you are going?”



Being a non petrolhead and tired she didn’t even recognize us until we stopped so it was funny.

San Pedro is a cool wee place, very gringo but nice, this is the alleyway leading to our hotel which was 50 Q so about $6.45.



For some reason which are to find out yet some old waterfront building are in the water and half submerged.







Wifi .... yeap



This place the basement is totally under!!



The "ex" waterfront still makes for great photos.



There is some really groovy painted shops there too with incredible colours.



The cab drivers seem to be having some sort of hotrod competition dressing their taxis with all sorts



On Sunday morning we walked up the hill behind the town and watched soccer game, these guys were good with some real expert footwork.

See the ball, 1/4 of a second after I took that pic the ball slammed the fence straight in front of our noses .... that is 300mm away ... I shit myself



Leaving San Pedro the streets wee busy with markets and we found a sign, no need to say anything more





On our return home at 3200 meters the fog came in so thick we were down to first gear in places and the temperature dropped to 8 deg C

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #1242
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Getting a nod from the local constabulary for your 'official' crowd control duties.... Love it!!
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The "ex" waterfront still makes for great photos.




Global warming, rising sea level. You have the photos to prove it MUST be true!
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:26 PM   #1244
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Yes officer

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Global warming, rising sea level. You have the photos to prove it MUST be true!
That would be "Lake" level officer
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:52 PM   #1245
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Yes officer



That would be "Lake" level officer
Lake Atitlan goes through cycles of filling up and draining. Decades in between, but we Guatemalans have short memory....and build down there in the low swing. We are in the up cycle since Hurricane Stan. If I am not wrong, the lake has gained 8 mts since.
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