Adv Riders in Guatemala

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by richsuz, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    Reading a fellow Guatemalan ADV rider's RR, I came to realize that we should start organizing ourselves to know each other and to help fellow riders while in our country. I myself feel privileged to be part of this group, although my traveling experience is limited to Mex and CA. I have been trying to do my best to make riders from the world over feel at home while in Guatemala, which has given me the opportunity to meet some of the most wonderful people while in their high of living their dreams! Maybe as an organized group we can improve on the experience that people leave Guatemala with, whilst making friends in the process...

    So far, it's me, Richsuz,:clap Guaterider:clap and CHAPIN:clap.

    Anyone else? Maybe, as suggested by Julio (Guaterider) we could organize a meet/ride maybe sometime in January?
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  2. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    If you do it in January, count me in !!!! We should also get some good friends like marior97 from El Salvador to join us!
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  3. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    Gentlemen,

    Although I don't know any of you, I wish you the best in this endeavor. Please drop a line to elsalvadorklr (Christian). He is a fine man, and would make a great addition to the group.

    PD
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  4. Catours

    Catours Guatemala Tourer

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    Don't forget us: Catours

    Always happy to help from Antigua.
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  5. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    Great to hear from you Chris and Julio, lets add more of us to the list.
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  6. ADV Fool

    ADV Fool Been here awhile

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    Local ADV Folks,

    Many thanks for starting this post. My riding partner and I leave for Panama from California in early February. Nice feeling to have local ADV folks to search knowledge from.

    ADV Fool. :clap :clap :clap
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  7. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    Hey there ADV Fool. We shall be o the look out for you two! :ricky:ricky
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  8. marior97

    marior97 marior97

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    Count me in, always fun to ride to Guate !:clap:freaky:clap
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  9. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    That is what I think about riding to El Salvador!!:1drink

    Where are you at exactly?
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  10. mcgiggle

    mcgiggle Been here awhile

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    We're heading your way :) cross Nicaragua into Honduras in a couple of day time so you guys aren't far away.

    Cheers
    Pete & Caf
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  11. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    Pete,
    I wrote you about your Hypershock shipping problem on the HUBB...
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  12. marior97

    marior97 marior97

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    In San Salvador, cel (503)77298843

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  13. Chiriqui Charlie

    Chiriqui Charlie Been here awhile

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    Interesting timing on this topic! In a few days I am leaving Panama for a short trip north, I want to make a good tour of Nicaragua, but hope to have enough time to see some of Guatemala and El Salvador. I will be following this to gleen any insights as to things I shouldn't miss!
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  14. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    Thanks for going to the dealer and getting back to me so quickly. We ordered the parts from Nevada BMW and they will ship them overnight Thurs to Miami, I hope the courier is able to get them to me by Saturday. Great help....
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  15. marior97

    marior97 marior97

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    Hola Charlie, give me a call or email
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  16. marior97

    marior97 marior97

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    Hola Richard, tried to help but bmw dealer here has only really basic maintenance spare parts. Hope you get the parts fast !
    Saludos
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  17. rjzinc

    rjzinc The World is My Home

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    Thanks for starting this thread. Beginning Jan 2013 I will be travelling through Mexico and on to Central America (first Belize then Guatemala, etc) Let me know for sure if you guys have a get together in January/February. I will also subscribe to this thread for email updates.

    Regards,
    rjzinc (Richard)
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  18. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    January would work perfectly for me, I will be in Guatemala the whole month .
    Would be a pleasure to be able to ride with all you guys :freaky
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  19. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Maybe some of us from the southern half of Mexico might get in on it too?
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  20. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    Hey you all...ADVrider Guatemala, but really ONE PEOPLE ONE WORLD!

    The more the better...Soon as I get together with Guaterider we'll let you know on a PLAN...I know he likes PLANS...NOT...well get something going for sure.

    And for all of those coming down to and through, welcome to GUATEMALA. I will be running around with a few travelers heading south during the next month. If I can be of assistance, write here or shoot me a message. :ear
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