ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-22-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Talking Kedgi rides Maritimes to Mexico (a trip to the dentist)

Hi guys and gals

Tomorrow is departure day on a ride from the Maritimes to Mexico and possibly beyond. It is a trip to the dentist, or at least may well be. Turns out extensive dental work for old guys, long in the tooth is also expensive dental work and I understand there are substantial savings to be had by getting the work done in Mexico......and I don't want to buy my Canadian dentist a new Harley.

Some of you no doubt read my ride report last year, Lobsters to Llamas of my trip from the Canadian Maritimes to Argentina on my Trusty KLR 650.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832336

I want to thank all my readers for taking the time to add to my ride with their comments and input. I really appreciate it and I love to get input while I am out travelling alone.

My plan for this trip is to head south, enjoy the trip along the way, hopefully meet some of you inmates along the way and have fun. Last year I missed my wife's birthday, Christmas, New Year's Valentines Day (I missed a lot) so this year I plan to get down south, find a dentist, get some work done, leave my bike in Texas or Arizona, fly home for my wife, Angele's, Birthday on Dec 8 stay in Canada for Christmas and New Years then fly back south, pickup the bike and resume the adventure. We'll see where it takes me.

Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride. Here is my new KTM 990, in the garage today, mostly packed and ready to go.






I just bought her this Summer and I have 22000 kms on it.


So like I say, welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride, feel free to chime in or drop me a line. My route should take me down the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Gulf Coast beyond that I haven't done any route planning except to drop in on a friend, Jody in Port Aransas, TX and another friend, Bud near Houston or if I get there in time at the Terlingua Chili cookoff at the Terlingua Ghost town in Texas.


Kedgi

Kedgi screwed with this post 10-22-2013 at 04:45 PM
Kedgi is offline  
Old 10-22-2013, 01:13 PM   #2
poolman
Gnarly Poolside Adv.
 
poolman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Darnestown, MD
Oddometer: 708
Looking forward to followin this one Kedgi... Best wishes for a safe and memorable adventure!


Cheers,

.
__________________
~~~~~~
poolman

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Costa Rica Solo
poolman is offline  
Old 10-22-2013, 01:15 PM   #3
damurph
Cold Adventurer
 
damurph's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: The far east of the far east of North America
Oddometer: 1,261
I am in again. Keep on wearing down tires.
__________________
R1150 GSA, KLR650, K75s(x3), RD350, PS250 (Big Ruckus), R65, 990 Spyder
If I still had every dollar I spent on motorbikes I would be a richer man but a poorer person.
damurph is offline  
Old 10-22-2013, 01:33 PM   #4
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Thanks Poolman!

Quote:
Originally Posted by poolman View Post
Looking forward to followin this one Kedgi... Best wishes for a safe and memorable adventure!


Cheers,

.
Thanks Poolman. Glad you're aboard!
Kedgi is offline  
Old 10-22-2013, 01:35 PM   #5
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Hi Murph

Quote:
Originally Posted by damurph View Post
I am in again. Keep on wearing down tires.
Great to have readers on the Rock!

Kedgi
Kedgi is offline  
Old 10-22-2013, 01:38 PM   #6
bESS
Gnarly Adventurer
 
bESS's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: wet coast, bc
Oddometer: 304
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kedgi View Post
Great to have readers on the Rock!

Kedgi

Dwight:

you have readers on the Left Coast too.

Happy travels, can't wait to read about your adventures . . .


ride safe

bob
__________________
http://wetcoastscootin.blogspot.com/
R1200R + DL650Ak9
click for current spot location

current RR --> click here
bESS is offline  
Old 10-22-2013, 01:41 PM   #7
lakota
Geeser
 
lakota's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Annapolis MD
Oddometer: 2,867
in again too
__________________
IBA #42016

my ride reports

follow my ride

lakota is offline  
Old 10-22-2013, 02:13 PM   #8
docwyte
Studly Adventurer
 
docwyte's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Denver, CO
Oddometer: 873
Beautiful bike, safe journeys!

As a dentist I can't say that I think it's a good idea getting the work done there tho...
__________________
'06 KTM 640 Adventure
docwyte is offline  
Old 10-22-2013, 04:31 PM   #9
Crank-it
Back-Off
 
Crank-it's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: New Brunswick
Oddometer: 15
Rubber side down please

Subscribed. Good luck, stay safe and have some Mexican beers for me.
Oh yeah. If you need a coffee break tomorrow, you know where to find me.
Cheers,
Tom
Crank-it is offline  
Old 10-22-2013, 04:32 PM   #10
Cmnthead
Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Teeswater Ontario Canada/ Playa Uverito Panama
Oddometer: 43
See ya down the road

Hey Kedji
Maybe this year I can buy you dinner along the way in person rather than thru pay pal like last year.
My oldest, Cam, and I leave November 7th to our shack on the beach in Panama.
I will keep tabs on your whereabouts on here and maybe we can hook up a little further south.
Safe travels, hopefully see you soon.
__________________
Phil Thompson
GS1200R

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.. H Thompson
Cmnthead is offline  
Old 10-22-2013, 04:42 PM   #11
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Welcome Bob

Quote:
Originally Posted by bESS View Post
Dwight:

you have readers on the Left Coast too.

Happy travels, can't wait to read about your adventures . . .


ride safe

bob
Awesome Bob! Welcome aboard!
Kedgi is offline  
Old 10-22-2013, 04:52 PM   #12
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Thumb Welcome along!

Quote:
Originally Posted by lakota View Post
in again too
Welcome along! It's great having familiar readers from previous rides.

Kedgi

Kedgi screwed with this post 10-22-2013 at 05:10 PM
Kedgi is offline  
Old 10-22-2013, 05:01 PM   #13
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Welcome!

Quote:
Originally Posted by docwyte View Post
Beautiful bike, safe journeys!

As a dentist I can't say that I think it's a good idea getting the work done there tho...
Welcome aboard. I am not sure of the wisdom, I do know however that Algodones Mexico has more dentists per capita than anywhere else in the world and reports here have been encouraging

I'm betting prices in Canada are higher than the USA but 4 implants here are about 20 grand....Yikes!

Like I say, if I'm buying anyone a new motorcycle, it will be for me and not my dentist.

I'm glad you're along for the ride!

Kedgi
Kedgi is offline  
Old 10-22-2013, 08:57 PM   #14
WhicheverAnyWayCan
Deaf Biker
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Seven Springs NC
Oddometer: 714
I guess it is a fair trade-off to spent money toward a little adventure and a trip to dentist in Central America that is equivalent to the cost of buying your local dentist a new harley-davidson! Only time will tell in the end if it was!

I went to dentist in 1997 for a clean-up and was told I had two cavities. I hate getting drilled and fill-up so I pushed it off, and beside it was cost prohibitive for me as a college student. When I got a desk job and had dentist coverage insurance, I went back in 2002- anticipating a worst case of two cavities and then who know how much more because of lengthy absence from the dentist.. guess what? Yes, I had ZERO cavity!! (yes it is the same dentist I have been going to all my life! I literally traveled from DC to NC to get my teeth cleaned)

Good luck with your trip! Subscribed!
WhicheverAnyWayCan is offline  
Old 10-23-2013, 03:51 AM   #15
novaboy
Studly Adventurer
 
novaboy's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada, eh
Oddometer: 500
Good luck Dwight, have a safe trip. Wish I was home to ride with ya to the border again.
__________________
Big land Adventure Blog
2006 VStrom 1000, 2007 APRILLA SR50
Guinness for Strength
https://www.youtube.com/user/fundypaddlesurf/videos
novaboy is offline  
Closed Thread

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014