RTW on a thumper... Round the World ADVenturization

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwpaul, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Patrol

    Patrol VALE 46!

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    Awesome RR. Blows about your tire.
  2. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Good to hear you beat the toll via Salmoral.
    Did you do Catemaco via Roca Partida, Monte Pio, and Sontecomapan?
    Rain was intense in Xalapa, very, very intense, you were lucky you booked on for the coast!!
    Hope to see you on the way back through.:freaky
  3. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    no cause of the heavy rain i just got there!!! on the way out the mission was a new tire, i had to go all the way to Tabasco to get one, so i was looking for smooth roads...not easy in this part of the world, the tire was getting worse by the hour
  4. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    i'll wait until Guatemala as i'll be there for a month or so and the import duties are lower so i also have time to wait
  5. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    It was a morning and night for firsts come to think of it…

    The rain that started at 3 pm carried on with its torrential downpour until about 2 am. Heavy enough and loud enough to keep me awake, then at about 4.30 – 5 am I get to find out there is a small farm behind the hotel, there wasn’t a smell to let me know, maybe the rain stopped that but it sure as well didn’t stock the dam rooster screaming its lungs out every five minutes, which then woke not only me up but what sounded like lambs and goats as well

    So the first first!!! I was packed and ready to go by 6 am but I was stalling for the sun to come up, 7 am came around and still no sun…I took off in the dark – yes, yes I know the first rule of adventure riding don’t ride in the dark – got it, send the adv police out for me

    Next, first…Army check point, I’m in southern Mexico I had expected quite few of these but this was pretty simple, open that bag, undo that zip, what’s inside that…off you go. No photos of that obviously

    After that I stopped to look at the rear tire, it was getting a lot worse so I definitely needed a new one, I headed into Tabasco and surprise there was a Yamaha dealer.

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    Now another rule of adventure riding, in a foreign country if you need something and its right there in front of you, and you need it, buy it, don’t think it maybe available again down the road.

    They had a 17 inch street tire, not what I wanted but it will have to do…I started to remove the wheel and help out the guys at the dealership with the included price of a tire change with my new tire 1100 pesos BTW

    While this was happening up front in the dealership (unknown by me) the Metzeler tire rep had shown up, the manager told him about my problem and he called literally every shop in Tabasco that stock tires and only found one other for 3000 pesos’…see…buy now is the rule, and it was confirmed

    So if you find yourself in Tabasco and need something, the manager speaks perfect English and is more than willing to help overlanders

    Now it was time to ride along the coast headed for Campeche and another first for this trip, a Tuktuk in the way as usual as I was trying to go over a tope he swings a hard left for no reason and nearly takes me out!

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    so here's the little ride around the gulf so far...

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    Here’s a rainbow and guess what’s at the end of it…frigging rain that’s what – lucky charms my ass!!!

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    Into Campeche and the Hotel Campeche right on the main square and the bike goes in the atrium outside the room, sweet. So just as the sun was setting I went out and took a few night shots, tomorrow morning I will do the rounds with the camera

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    ...on another note; interesting looking around while you are sitting at traffic lights in Mexico, never know what migh be standing there :evil

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  6. Merlin III

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    Nice way to end today's post Paul!:clap:clap:clap
  7. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Ay! Caramba! :raabia

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  8. kcumjc

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    Gee, I wonder how many peso's that would cost? :rofl
  9. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    thought that would generate response or three
  10. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    you're from Ohio, you couldn't afford it :lol3
  11. Lee C

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    Looks like her A$$ hate her Panties so you might get a deal:wink:
  12. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    next time i'll stop and get a "quote" just for reference and informational purposes for the international traveling community...
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    Thanks :D:clap
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    I didn't know they had Greyhound Racing Skirts in Mexico....
  15. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    i know you're from NS but i'm sure you don't mean this...

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    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Interesting stuff :freaky
  17. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    C'mon Paul...

    I borrowed that from rtwdoug.

    Greyhound Racing Skirt...so short you can almost see the hare....
  18. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    think mine is funnier, you know guys on here are visual animals!!!
  19. MikeMike

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    Remember the rule, Paul.
    When you see something in a foreign land that you need, buy it! :deal
  20. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    so i read this and thought mike is bringing this back to a civilized level but then maybe you are not talking about the tire...:evil