Freedom51; a journey of life

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by goodcat, May 27, 2016.

  1. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    super cool
    1996 eh?
    He definitely has a romantic way of writing and I'll be reading his books when Im home and compare his experience's and writing to mine. See if we see things the same way. I doubt it haha
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  2. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    visited the acropolis /Parthenon yesterday and today the Mueseum of anthropology you would have enjoyed them especially the museum.
    Whats different here in Greece compared to Mexico is the amount of tourist visits!!!! The Acropolis gets 10,000 visiters a day! Certainly an impressive site but the amount of people ruin it. A lots of history here in the birth place of Democracy.
    Best meal so far in Greece Indian curry at the royal curry house! 50 meters from the hotel as I am cheap and staying in the India/Bangladishi area.

    Loved the fish catch you posted, talk in Canada when home
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  3. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    Greece, Italy and Egypt are my top 3 places to visit. I really should have done those before my trip. Oh well, it's done now.
    Glad you got to see it and ya the amount of tourists is troublesome and would probably bother me immensely

    enjoy and see ya at home
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    ONandOFF more off than on

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    I went on a group ride and one guy was riding a 990. That guy on that bike totally rocked these rough fire type forest roads we were riding. Now he was a younger stronger guy; my issue would be trying to get the beast turned around in a tight spot, get it unstuck, etc. But I could ride it in most places I go dirt riding. All things considered, that's probably the kind of bike I'd like for traveling. Shawn, how much you want for your 950? :lol2
  5. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    Now add 100lbs of luggage and see how you do :jack

    And this has been one of my main points. Being a weekend warrior in NO WAY compares to a long distance traveler... no way no how nuh uh :turkish

    why do you think I sold my hard luggage and dumped a bunch of weight in Antigua Guatemala to go with soft bags and only a 40L top bag? I didn't do it to be cool haha
  6. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny

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    while I love my Africa Twin, especially the DCT gearbox, I'm leaning to using this only on tarmac and gravel roads and as a two up bike.

    For long adventures tours my 600 cc Transalp is so much easier to man handle when it is just me and my gear.
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  7. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    You gotter bud. And the 600 Translap is one of the bikes Im going to look into.

    I luv u man :feelgood :imaposer
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  8. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny

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    :yikes :photog
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  9. SlowernOlder

    SlowernOlder Been here awhile

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    "Glad you got to see it and ya the amount of tourists is troublesome and would probably bother me immensely"

    If I recall correctly at the start of this report didn't you have an attitude about Mexico???

    :lol3

    Appreciate the report and your honesty, always good to hear from you.:clap
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  10. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    Anyway.... It seems we all understand what the point is.

    Each of us is just saying it in different ways.

    As long as we can make the time to be on 2 wheels, that's what counts.

    The fantasy way to do it is to literally have 2 bikes, but we all know this isn't possible and as docwyte stated, there is no perfect bike made yet.
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    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    Thanks mate and good to hear from you

    Traveling by motorcycle has completely changed my view on traveling. It's much more of an intimate feel and really gives a more in depth meaning to a place.

    I've done plane, train, automobile, bus, hitch-hike, walk, bicycle, horseback...... and motorcycle is the best. Knowing I can stop n go wherever and whenever I wish is such an enlightening feeling.

    Even today I was asked about packing. I said I can be packed and ready to ride in 20 minutes. This person was shocked !!!!
  12. Grynch

    Grynch Long timer

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    Michnus and Elsbie do not ride more than 4 hours a day. They also are on the road for a long time, hence the small bike. For others who have three months off, and need to reach their destination on time, have no choice but to be in the saddle for 8 hours at a time. For example; guys like LoneStar,a DR 650 would not cut it.

    Some other guys would like to drive the camper van around, then maybe unlode the plated Husqvarna 350, tour that thing around Mexico for 800 kilometer loop. Come back, kickback at some secluded beach.




    Then there are guys like me that are just as happy flying in and riding around on my Chinese /Mexican scooter.

    There is not a right way or a wrong way. It is what ever makes you happy.
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  13. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    correcto el gryncho

    and if I lived in MX, I too would be happy on a lil scooter in some areas.

    4-5 hrs ride max in a day is plenty. Unfortunately what you just said will hold true for me soon enough. I'll need the twins in full force to haul my butt back to Canada while doing long hour days PRONTO !!!
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  14. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Pronto, as in before the snow flies?
    ;)
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    Anyway, I flew back in to Acapulco after one month on a job in Silicon Valley. I brought back a starter off my 03" 640 and installed it on my 02'. Sounds like the sprag clutch is bad. F#%%ing KTM!!! Oh well, I will put it in mothballs. We are trying to pack the cage and get out of here by Sunday.

    In the meantime Acapulco is having an event called Acamoto. We get descended upon n by 10,000 crazy bikers mostly from Mexico City.This year they will set up a 1/4 mile strip in front of the hotel for racing , also there wilk be a bikini show , bands, trials bike exhibition ,you know the deal ....This should be interesting.
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    ONandOFF more off than on

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    ooooh, That sounds like total fun! Shawn, there might be bigger, tastier fish to catch there. I don't know what it's like, but I'm imagining a wild gathering with similarly partially dressed folks like some here, plus the Latinas looking more amazing and exercising their more prominent men-pleasing genes! That's gotta be worth popping in for, and maybe checking out some bikes too!
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  17. Grynch

    Grynch Long timer

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    download.jpg The local news puts the event in a bad light.... That means it must be good!

    Sorry for the hi-jack.
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  18. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    Hey Grynch....I love the way Mexicans do their moto events...alll in! I like tolook but am a bit to old to participate. I was made a member of the El Trece moto club de Chihuahua a few years ago have the patch but have yet to sew it on my aerostitch some how it may not look all thatgood jajaja
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  19. Gone_Ridin

    Gone_Ridin Been here awhile

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    Saw it the same way, love my 990 but bought an older, low mileage, 640 Supermoto and built it for exploring. Had so much fun with it I'm now building an older 450 EXC for exploring SA IMG_0623.JPG
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  20. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Wow. I think one could get a good workout at an event like that. What's the local news'problem?

    I would do it. Would make a great story when folks ask. And respect to the club people who gave it to you.

    What does participation entail?