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Old 05-05-2013, 04:37 AM   #16
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loving your report! more...more...more
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:00 AM   #17
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Small World

Hey, your mechanic in Chicago/Riverside,IL is my neighbor, Kenny!
(Part1 video 1:20-1:40)

I really enjoy your editing of the still pix with video and music. The still "paprazzi" shots do such a fine job communicating the local "day-in-the-life" culture.

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Kenny did a fine job going over the bike and getting it ready. I only had one issue. That was a burned out headlight. Unfortunately I only realized this too late while having to ride 2 hours in the dark outside Panama City.

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Old 05-06-2013, 12:10 AM   #18
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A week in Veracruz

Spent one week taking a Spanish immersion course. We did learn a bit but 1 week is really not enough. Our vocabulary with locals on any given topic was therefore unfortunately always quickly exhausted. Fluency in Spanish would have been a big plus. Here's part 10:

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Old 05-09-2013, 11:02 AM   #19
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San Cristobal & Palenque, Mexico

The ruins of Palenque were my 1st of the ancient Maya sites;
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:48 AM   #20
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Mexico's Yucatan; 30,000 Flamingo's & Merida

Having left the ruins of Palenque behind, I rode north to Merida where I spent 2 days. Just outside the town of Celestun, 50 miles east of Merida, is a bird sanctuary , which houses 30,000 noisy flamingo's from Nov. to Feb. One of the highlights of the trip;

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Old 05-15-2013, 08:12 PM   #21
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Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Chetumal & Belize

Riding down from Yucatan to Belize I got a break from the Spanish struggles in Belize (Ya Man!) Amazingly different in culture as you are thrown into the Caribbean way off life the minute you cross the border. Super friendly locals but I was itching to get to Guatamala and only had a 2 day visa

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Old 05-23-2013, 04:27 AM   #22
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Tikal (Guatemala) Part A

Tikal was by far the most interesting Mayan site. I stayed for 3 nights in the Jaguar Lodge in the park trying to find out a little more about this historic place.

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Old 05-26-2013, 07:15 AM   #23
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Tikal (Guatemala) Part B

I always wonder what makes people really believe in the religions the choose to believe in. Interviewed the Grand Poobah of a New Age group in Tikal who had hired a shaman. I'm not sure if I am any wiser

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Old 05-26-2013, 08:55 AM   #24
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Really enjoying your reports. Love the editing and the mix of still, video, and audio.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:57 PM   #25
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Fantastic ride report...thanks for the excellent editing and for posting your trip.

It's good to give my modem a workout with quality content!
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:51 PM   #26
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Re: South America travels

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Fantastic ride report...thanks for the excellent editing and for posting your trip.

It's good to give my modem a workout with quality content!
Thanks guys; It's a hell of a lot of work going through all the footage but worthwhile. It is fun and I will have something to look back on 10 years down the road.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:27 PM   #27
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Great Trip; well done

Wow; yes you are putting a lot time. Vey well done and edited. Love the music.
Are you planning any more trips after this one?
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #28
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Honduras

After leaving Tikal I rode to Flores, Peten. Worthwhile town to hang your hat for a few days.Got through the Honduras border much quicker than anticipated. Stayed in the northern dirty harbor town of Puerto Cortes for a night before heading south. Honduras is armed to the teeth (even kids) and one better be careful about where to ride and where to stop. I heard many horror stories from people I met along the way but thankfully I did not get stopped by fake cops and taken to fake police stations to be shaken down. The country side is actually quite beautiful but the whole place felt on edge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzv-r...ature=youtu.be
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:01 PM   #29
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Christmas in San Juan Del Sur Pt 17

After Granada I spent 4 days and a white Christmas on the beach in Nicaragua, met some new friends Honeymooning on a Triumph Scrambler and reconnected with Peter in a bar.

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Old 06-11-2013, 10:05 PM   #30
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Great seeing you!

It was a pleasure seeing you on AdvRider. You and I met in Granada, Nicaragua at the square and then joined you at your hotel for a drink by the pool and then we had dinner. Remember the young couple who also joined us? How was the remainder of your trip? All my best...Donnie MacKenzie
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