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Old 03-26-2013, 10:17 AM   #16
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When did you live there? My Family is from there and left in 1999 after the canal transfer. Our trip is kind of open, I will run out of cash before I run out of time. Not sure where we are stopping yet.

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That's Awesome! I'm pretty jealous. I used to live all over Panama and I've been wanting to go back there for years. How long are you planning on staying and what sites do you plan on visiting while you're there?

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:28 AM   #17
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Bummer bout the finger, man. If it was me I'd want that sharp little chunk outta there. I can only see that being a source of irritation. But I can fully understand your dilemma after being knocked off my bike in the States a few weeks ago. The three hr stay in emerg was five grand and the twenty minute follow up was 450. I had the travel ins. but still had to pay up front and do a Hell of a lot of paper work to get my money back.
On the good side, if it sets you back a week or two, you'll maybe get some spring weather.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:25 PM   #18
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Good luck with your trip

As for the finger....get that foreign object out of there....it will only cause grief sooner or later.

As for medical costs.....that's why you guys need a better health care system....and not one like you currently have....Obama is on the correct path with his thinking.

When I had surgery in Canada after breaking a leg in Baja, it didn't cost me a penny, aside from the taxes I had paid (a portion of which is allocated to health care) annually.

When you cross into Mexico and other countries, you are crossing a BORDER.....a "boarder" is the guy renting your basement
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:44 PM   #19
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When did you live there? My Family is from there and left in 1999 after the canal transfer. Our trip is kind of open, I will run out of cash before I run out of time. Not sure where we are stopping yet.
I was there from 2005-2007 and lived near Panama City (In San Miguelito & Arraijan), then Colon, Chorrera, and finally in La Conception which is between David and Costa Rica. It's also Right along the Pan-American Highway so I used to watch BMW's and KLR's pass me all the time!

So does that mean you're from Panama or just your family? If you're familiar with the sites down there even better, Otherwise I could point out some amazing places that you have to visit.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:56 PM   #20
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See you here!!

Let me know as you get closer to Panama, maybe we can arrange and meet up, was your family ex Zonian?
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:19 PM   #21
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Doctor Follow up

So The Surgen said to go back Tuesday for follow up and stitches removal.
He said if it was him he would leave the metal in unless there is irritation or infection. I am on antibiotics 4x a day for like 10 days.

If I need surgery I will try and do it in Mexico. Not inclined to empty my savings over a 2mm drill bit particle.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:55 PM   #22
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Yup...I'm subscribed. Looking forward to riding along on your journey.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:29 PM   #23
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i may see you guys down there. im also headed to panama.
ill be in progreso yucatan around april 10th.
if you guys spot me come flag me down, ill do the same .

keep a look out, ill be riding this:

Don't you work?
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:36 PM   #24
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Don't you work?
hey man!
.. only when it rains
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:53 AM   #25
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Jax to Panama

Sounds like a great ride. Most of my family all live in Jacksonville (San Marco / St. Nicholas) and I live in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Send me an email when you get to Costa Rica and save a couple of days for the country. There are some extremely great rides and places to visit. A small country but some big rides in some incredible country. I'll be glad to give you a few ideas if your interested in spending a few days in Costa Rica.

Personally, if you want to get the most out of the roads in this area the Continental TKC 80 tires work great. Check out a ride down through the Corcovado area in the south western part of Costa Rica. Some of my favorite riding, great beaches, some serious mountains, etc., etc., etc.

Remember the rainy season is between May and December here. September, October, and November are the heavy months. Some roads can be a little challenging and schedules can be impacted but truly makes the ride. Bring good, light weight, definitely water proof coverings if your going to be riding through this time of the year. The rains hit almost always in the afternoon everyday.

I ride Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 every day and garage a Triumph Tiger 955i.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:48 PM   #26
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Sounds like a great ride. Most of my family all live in Jacksonville (San Marco / St. Nicholas) and I live in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Send me an email when you get to Costa Rica and save a couple of days for the country. There are some extremely great rides and places to visit. A small country but some big rides in some incredible country. I'll be glad to give you a few ideas if your interested in spending a few days in Costa Rica.

Personally, if you want to get the most out of the roads in this area the Continental TKC 80 tires work great. Check out a ride down through the Corcovado area in the south western part of Costa Rica. Some of my favorite riding, great beaches, some serious mountains, etc., etc., etc.

Remember the rainy season is between May and December here. September, October, and November are the heavy months. Some roads can be a little challenging and schedules can be impacted but truly makes the ride. Bring good, light weight, definitely water proof coverings if your going to be riding through this time of the year. The rains hit almost always in the afternoon everyday.

I ride Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 every day and garage a Triumph Tiger 955i.

Yappei,
I wonder if we know your family. We rent at the beach for a great price, but SAN MARCO is a fun area.

We will definitely be reaching out to you in a few weeks. I am in a dilemma regarding tires. My front tire is have about 65% life left in it and the rear has about the same. I really want to hit the road with confidence but hate to waste any life left on them. I will check out the TKC 80's, maybe I can ship them to Texas and change them there.

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Old 03-27-2013, 05:49 PM   #27
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Colin's shop day


Today Colin and I worked on installing lots of crash protection to his KLR. 





He purchased Happy Trails Nerf bars, highway pegs, and skid plate. 


  

                             








This stuff is heavy duty and a real pain to install.













He is also installing a power outlet to charge cameras and mp3 player. 












The finger is feeling better. But there is a numb area at the tip,
hopefully it is not permanent.

More soon
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #28
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What is a power outlet charger?
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:03 PM   #29
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cigarett/power outlet
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:46 PM   #30
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tick tock .
ride day is coming soon . im sure you guys are getting amped.

will you be updating this from the road?

are you taking a laptop ?
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