Kedgi rides Maritimes to Mexico (a trip to the dentist)

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  1. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    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.

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

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    Looking forward to followin this one Kedgi... Best wishes for a safe and memorable adventure!


    Cheers,

    .
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  3. damurph

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    I am in again. Keep on wearing down tires.
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  4. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    Thanks Poolman. Glad you're aboard!:D
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  5. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    Great to have readers on the Rock!

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  6. bESS

    bESS Been here awhile

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    Dwight:

    you have readers on the Left Coast too.

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


    ride safe

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    in again too
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  8. docwyte

    docwyte Long timer

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    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...
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  9. Crank-it

    Crank-it Back-Off

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    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
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  10. Cmnthead

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    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.:norton
    Safe travels, hopefully see you soon.
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  11. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    Awesome Bob! Welcome aboard!:D
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  12. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    Welcome along! It's great having familiar readers from previous rides.

    Kedgi
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  13. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    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!:eek1

    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:D
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  14. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    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! :lol3 Only time will tell in the end if it was! :freaky

    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!! :dunno (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!
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  15. novaboy

    novaboy Been here awhile

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    Good luck Dwight, have a safe trip. Wish I was home to ride with ya to the border again.
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  16. junkyardroad

    junkyardroad Been here awhile

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    I enjoyed your last R/R, and am looking forward to this one !
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  17. Paul J Statham

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    Have a great time I have been looking for this post since we had a few PM messages and you said you were going.
    I will live vicariously through you while i sit in the office eating my lunch as I am now. "I can take a trip with out leaving the farm" so to speak. LOL
    Have a great time
    Paul
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  18. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    I am a dentist too. Let him go down to mexico for his work. He gets what he pays for....... sometimes an infectious disease also bc we know their standards are lacking (I dont want him to get an infectious disease however!):dllama
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  19. yokesman

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    flyz06,I see you have ,what others paid for.
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  20. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    Good one..........
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