Around the World in 800 Days

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  1. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    loving it! and yeah for $20/night who could say no? i dont think i'd come back...
  2. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Love your RR, and I love your Riding gear, would you mind posting the details and if you like it? (talking about the jacket and the trousers)
  3. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    I didnt want to leave
  4. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Yes, I am loving my Rev it Defender GTX riding suit
    Check out page 33 on my RR. I answered that question and describe its virtues.


    QUOTE=Loutre;20248671]Love your RR, and I love your Riding gear, would you mind posting the details and if you like it? (talking about the jacket and the trousers)[/QUOTE]
  5. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Made it thru the night

    Not all of my camp spots are glamorous
    After riding in to the night I pulled over and camped on the side of a niosy road next to a polive check point
    The big rigs kept me awake but at least I felt safe knowing the police were about one hundred meters away
    Last night on the road, people were driving fast and crazy
    I was following a line of about ten cars when a big rig past me. And he kept on passing cars around blind corners forcing oncoming cars on to the shoulder between the guardrail and a horrific head on collision with the bug rig.
    Well he made it around all the cars and I pulled over and tried to sleep
    It was freezing last night
    Not that eighty degree beach weather I was used to for the past ten days
    I am up about 6000 in elevation
    Heading up to 15,000!!!!!!
  6. Spaggy

    Spaggy Long timer

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    Just read the whole thing in one sitting. Awesome
  7. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    Really enjoying your RR, from Petrolia to way down South. Good stuff.

    Steve
  8. goulou67

    goulou67 Adventurer

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    excellent ride report, dream ride!!!!! from new brunswick canada keep it! coming:rofl
  9. Shapi

    Shapi Adventurer

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    Ok so I finally sign up to follow. Keep the RR coming. Josh
  10. gbacque

    gbacque Adventurer

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    Loving the RR. Finally found and caught up to one of these world trips before they where finished. I'll be checking in often. Ride on brother! :clap

    You might have mentioned this but do you have a plan for Darian Gap? Personally I like the sail boat idea. Hopefully with favorable winds to use the sails. Just seems like a fun time.

    Here is a ship a lot of inmates have sailed on to cross the gap. Need to plan ahead a bit though.
    http://www.stahlratte.org/
  11. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    I just finished riding thru Mexico City.
    Or should I say I survived it
    I will give a full report when I get wifi again
    Right now I have to get on the road while the sun is Ed
  12. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Very Cool
    Thanks for the complement
    It gets lonely out here on the road so it is nice to hear that someone out there is listening
    Ed

  13. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Petrolia is a cool little town
    Wouldn't want to live there though :D
    But a friend of mine that knows I like to explore mentioned that I should check it out
    Glad I did
    Thanks for saying hi
    Ed

  14. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Yep, it's my dream ride too
    I just hope my dream doesn't turn in to a nightmare
    Riding thru Mexico City was kind of a night mare. I just need to remember to stay away from the big cities
    The good stuff is yet to come
    So check back and say hi......eh
    Ed


  15. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    It's about time Josh
    And I won't disappoint you or your kids
    Just don't take off points for typos and grammar
    Ed


  16. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Good timing because I am just getting started
    Not sure yet what to do in Panama
    I heard about the sailboat thing and that would be top on my list
    But it is hard to plan anything
    I am just (almost) totally winging it.
    Somebody tells me about something and then I change course
    A friend told me to check out the Pyrimids near Mexico City so I looked at my maps and squeezed it in today.
    I am still a month away from Panama so we'll see when the time draws near
    Any other advice would be greatly appreciated
    Ed

  17. TortugaRolling

    TortugaRolling Adventurer

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    Eddie,
    Been following you... when do you cross to Guatemala? Tell us more about Mexico City.. be safe my friend..
    Greg
  18. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    I finally pulled myself away from the fancy digs in Puerto Angel.
    It was time to explore and see new things
    I heading away from the coast and took the mountain route to Oaxaca.
    It was less than 150 miles and it took about 6 hours.
    The first part the road climbed from sea level to over 8000 feet in the pine forests
    It was 90+ degrees at the bottom and 60 at the top. The cool air felt good for a change.
    I hardly got out of 3 gear most of the way. And when I got close to the big town of Oaxaca, there was lots of traffic and speed bumps to slow me down. But I got there in time to visit the Ruins of Monte Alban.

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  19. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    I was impressed by the size of the structures and the fact that almost no one was there
    I had the place pretty much to myself

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  20. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    I am driving in to Oaxaca in rush hour traffic on a Friday afternoon.
    My GPS doesn't tell me how to get there
    My map says it is west of the City and that is about all I have to go on.
    Fortunately, I made a few correct turns and got on the road that gets you there.
    It was sure luck

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