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Old 02-12-2014, 03:32 PM   #16
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Yay for you!!!!

Donnie, hi!

Looks like you are going to have a GREAT adventure!

Don't come this way, to Vermont, yet. It's -6 F here.

Have an awesome time!

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Old 02-12-2014, 04:37 PM   #17
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You're livin' the life, man. Blessed you are

I am doing the best I can!


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looks like a great trip so far!!! i am on board

Hi John! When do you head south?

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Old 02-12-2014, 04:41 PM   #18
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Hey Donnie. We are having a warm spell up here. They say it could be 60 next week. We are headed for Tijuana in 2 weeks for dental work. I can't find my passport so I may have to go to Chicago to the regional office to get it the same day. I may have left it in Montreal last September. Seems like every time I leave to escape the cold it gets warm at home. You and Ana have a great trip

That is the way it always goes. But look at it this way, it will get back cold there, here it will not!


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Glad you are living large Donnie.
Stop by the house on your way back through. You can help me check my valves.

That is truly a pain in the butt, and that is just checking them Adjusting them is a whole lot worse! In the end it is not that bad, I did it in very cold temps. I will help you! I can also send you the link I used as a guide.

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Old 02-12-2014, 04:43 PM   #19
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Donnie, hi!

Looks like you are going to have a GREAT adventure!

Don't come this way, to Vermont, yet. It's -6 F here.

Have an awesome time!

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PS: If you have any mechanical issues, always feel free to get in touch.

I was just thinking about you the other day. How are you doing? If you know as much about the KTMs as you do the BMWs I am sure you will be hearing from me

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Old 02-12-2014, 06:47 PM   #20
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OK! My computer is finally logged on. I think I got all the punctuation and spelling corrected!
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:38 PM   #21
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I walked around snapping a few pictures this morning while Ana was still asleep.



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Old 02-12-2014, 07:40 PM   #23
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We were suited and and ready to roll bright and early at 12:02PM!

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Old 02-12-2014, 07:41 PM   #24
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Stopped at an overlook for some bananas and sugar cane. Those small bananas sure are good!



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We only rode about 80 miles today, but it took quite some time. Between the constant curves and mountains along with land slides, road cave ins and the ever present pot holes and speed bumps, I doubt we averaged more than 30 MPH. But the riding was nice and cool, plus the scenery was really nice!

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Lots of corn grown here and you cannot believe some of the ridicules steep angles it is being grown on mountain sides.



A small amount of it is actually on some what flat land.

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We are in Palenque for the night and will go to the ruins tomorrow. I was there about five years ago and always regretted not hiring a guide to better explain the architect and history. Hopefully I can get a combination English and Spanish speaking guide tomorrow for Ana and myself.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:41 PM   #28
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Hi Donnie!

Just found this new RR. You two have a great trip!

We are now living in San Carlos, Mex. Been here
since Christmas and are loving it.

Safe travels my friend.

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PS Your old GS is happy and going strong!
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:57 PM   #29
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Hi Donnie!

Just found this new RR. You two have a great trip!

We are now living in San Carlos, Mex. Been here
since Christmas and are loving it.

Safe travels my friend.

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Sounds like life is treating you well!
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:30 PM   #30
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We spent about half of the day at the Palenque Ruins. I have the pictures down loading now. Here is some info from Wikipedia.

Palenque (Bàak'[pronunciation?] in Modern Maya) was a Maya city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the 7th century. The Palenque ruins date back to 226 BC to around 799 AD. After its decline, it was absorbed into the jungle, which is made up of cedar, mahogany, and sapodilla trees,[1] but has been excavated and restored and is now a famous archaeological site attracting thousands of visitors. It is located near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas, located about 130 km (81 mi) south of Ciudad del Carmen[citation needed] about 150 m (164 yd) above sea level. It stays at a humid 26°C (79°F) with roughly 2160 mm (85 in) of rain a year.[

Palenque is a medium-sized site, much smaller than such huge sites as Tikal, Chichen Itza, or Copán, but it contains some of the finest architecture, sculpture, roof comb and bas-relief carvings that the Mayas produced. Much of the history of Palenque has been reconstructed from reading the hieroglyphic inscriptions on the many monuments; historians now have a long sequence of the ruling dynasty of Palenque in the 5th century and extensive knowledge of the city-state's rivalry with other states such as Calakmul and Toniná. The most famous ruler of Palenque was Pacal the Great whose tomb has been found and excavated in the Temple of the Inscriptions.

By 2005, the discovered area covered up to 2.5 km² (1 sq mi), but it is estimated that less than 10% of the total area of the city is explored, leaving more than a thousand structures still covered by jungle.

You can find a lot more information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palenque
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