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Old 12-13-2012, 07:35 PM   #61
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As with most of this trip the crash was unplanned. Just more unplanned if that makes sense?!?!

I am trying to put an end to the stunt riding.

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Following along for awhile. Did not like the crash, but the rest was good!
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #62
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Hang in there AK..I'm pulling for you.
Bummer about Tikal. I always wanted to see it myself. Hope to see Copan through your eyes.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:41 PM   #63
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AK - Can you post an occasional map of your location?
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:07 PM   #64
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The Ruins

So my hotel is on the opposite end of town from the ruins but I decide to wog(walk/jog) over to them about 8am. I need some exercise and packed running sneaks so i am going to use them! Still pretty overcast and rain threatening.

Copan Square on the way


Some guys doing cobble stone by hand!





Map of the ruins. Way bigger and more to see than I expected. i spent about 2 hours checking it all out plus the walk to and form my place.

I don't even know what this is. Really the first wildlife I have seen in CA.



This squerriel was driving this Macaw nuts!! Get it?


They are working on bringing back the Macaw population. Pretty cool.



I have a ton of pics of the ruins. I am sure you can google them it and get the same affect, so I will try to keep it under 10.



Side note: I hate raking!! These guys were mowing this with a riding mower then hand raking it. It was about 4 football fields. Just made me think of raking as a kid and how much I disliked it.



Damn it, does that count as one of the ten?

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what it looked like back in the day







I dont know how pics that was but I know there are a lot more on smugmug.

This place is big and very impressive. I enjoyed my walk around. I snuck into the tunnels and got caught. It was 15 US to get a tour. I saw what I needed to and snapped a pic before they got me.



Now for the birds.



Ruins and bird


Tough to get this pic but I got it







as I was walking home the ruins it started to pour. Another night in Copan is fine with me. A late start to the day on rainy roads is not what I am looking for.

The owner of the hotel has been here since 95 and commented how rare rain is in the middle of the day. Oh well caught up on some stuff and finally got the bike washed.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:11 PM   #65
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My signature line at the bottom of each post has my spot tracker. Just checked it and it is working muy bueno.

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:53 PM   #66
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Laugh Nico bound?

Some incredible places in Nicaragua mak sure you hit Ometeppe, SanJuan Del Sur and volcanos in Granada. Very cool stuff, loving the ride report
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:53 AM   #67
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Thanks you for the suggestions on places to see. I am putting them in my notes.



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Some incredible places in Nicaragua mak sure you hit Ometeppe, SanJuan Del Sur and volcanos in Granada. Very cool stuff, loving the ride report
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #68
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Copan to Yojoa Lake

So after I got the bike washed I noticed white streaks down the boxes of the bike. The stuff the kid used to clean my bike must have had some bleach in it.

I asked him if he had beach in his solution but between lang barrier and him not knowing we came to no conclusion. He thought it would be be good to make the boxes all white and went back to work. I never said anything to the kid but he could tell I was little bummed. Then I thought about it and what you going to do. Its all good. I went to the hardware store to see if they had some metal polish and that was a challenge. I pulled it off and it helped with the odd white streaks a lot.


Here is the sunset from out the front door of my room last night. I think I am getting a little better at this picture stuff.

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Some hot springs on the side of the road




And this little pot hole
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Honduras has lots of big pot holes. This one was the most extreme but you do need to pay attention at all times.

Probably head toward the Nico border tomorrow and make it the next day.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #69
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Worth $15 just to see the parrots fly.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:49 PM   #70
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Yikes... now that's a pothole! I guess thats why they always say don't drive at night.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:15 PM   #71
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Ouwh mate we are still in Phoenix waiting for Maya to be delivered .... BSing truckies

Anyway, glad to be reading your thread mate it is a lifeline along with Julios to stop me going mental.

Keep up the great pics and reports ... enjoying them

Lookin like we won't be back on the road before Christmas now ... never mind will be all good soon .
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:09 PM   #72
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Great photos and ride report.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:18 PM   #73
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There are worse places to be stuck for the holidays. I think haha Some good hikes and scerery out in the Superstition Mountain area and if you can get north to Sedona.

Glad I can help with the sanity a bit and can''t wait until your RR has more pics of you both south of the border.


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Ouwh mate we are still in Phoenix waiting for Maya to be delivered .... BSing truckies

Anyway, glad to be reading your thread mate it is a lifeline along with Julios to stop me going mental.

Keep up the great pics and reports ... enjoying them

Lookin like we won't be back on the road before Christmas now ... never mind will be all good soon .
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:02 PM   #74
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Cool RR so far. Thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:57 PM   #75
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D and D to Yuscarn

So I was sitting at D and D brewery and Hotel near Lake Yojoa trying to get a signal on my spot and in rolls the 2 canadian guys on DR650s that I meet briefly the night before in Copan. They unload and we have dinner. The funny part is that in our brief conversation the previous night neither I or them had planned to end up at D and D. Over dinner we decide to ride together tomorrow and head for Yuscarn.

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We pulled into the very small town and expected just a sleepy little mountain town. It was not! It was Saturday and some festival was going on with people everywhere! We has to drive right through the center of the action to get to the hotel. Our room was huge and had 3 beds. The hotel was a really nice cool place. We took a tour of the master room upstairs too.

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It is for sale if any one is looking for a hotel in Honduras.

We dropped our gear and went off to join the party. Lots of food stands, kids running around and big fire works from a guy that should not be allowed to have matches!

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There was also a lamp post with a bad ground. It was hours of entertainment for the kids and they showed us the game too. Hold on to each other and the post and metal fence and first person to break the chain because of the shock is the loser. The entire scene was an experience! I have some video that is not great but hilarious to me since I was there. We all had a great time and tried to go to sleep at a reasonable time to ride some dirt tomorrow but the town kept the music cranked until 4am. Central America likes stuff loud!!!!

Some dirt riding tomorrow and crossing into Nica!!
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