SF to Panama... eventually

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by stickfigure, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. 00SS

    00SS Always a vicious cycle

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    Excellent ride report :clap , i've been following along since the beggining and am sorry to see it end :cry. i will be looking forward to your next adventure. :beer
  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    In honor of Stickfigure's epic report, and his friendship:

    Joe Satriani's "Always With Me, Always With You":

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    Now, Voyager....:bow

    :bow Thanks Jeff!!!

    Bob :jose
  3. stickfigure

    stickfigure Fiendish Fluoridator

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    Thanks Bob! I hope to cross paths with you in Mexico sometime!!

    If y'all haven't read Tricepilot's ride reports (linked in his sig), check them out... the man knows how to capture the local color, literally! :thumb

    Also, if you have more time to waste, I've started the story of the next adventure... <a href="http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=457038">How I Nearly Killed My Friends In Baja</a>
  4. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    25 is pretty sweet indeed, I rode em last weekend for the first time. If you have a chance, ride the rode that continues south past the 25/198 intersection...it's called Peach Tree Road/Indian Valley Road and is about 40 miles of narrow 1.5 lane tarmac with no center line....very lightly traveled.

    Excellent ride report! Reinforces my current plan of saving money, just in case!
  5. drifter dave

    drifter dave Been here awhile

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    Hey Stickfigure,

    I wanted you to know that I loved your report and you were a great inspiration/planning resource for the trip in my sig. Thank you,
  6. stickfigure

    stickfigure Fiendish Fluoridator

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    After collecting dust in the garage for a couple years, I finally took the 640A into Scuderia, had *everything* fixed up and polished, and put the bike up on Flea Market:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=631802

    Anyone want to buy a "lightly used" 640A? :augie

    Actually, despite the miles and the scratches the bike is in great shape (especially with the new engine) and it still has over a year left on the extended service contract. It's a pretty good deal.
  7. bootytree

    bootytree Adventurer

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    wow, great adventure jeff!

    for the record:
    i just bought "the orange girlfriend" a couple weeks ago from jeff in SF.:deal

    how often do you get a photo documented history of the bike you want?

    i just got back in june(010) from a two year version of the same trip (on a 99 r1100gs) that ended in the ocean off the coast from the darien.
    myself and two other bikers (on klr650's) were switching cargo boats (in about 10-15mtrs of water) when the panga flipped with all three bikes.:muutt
    we retrieved the bikes, got them into colombia and revived the klr's after a few weeks. i couldnt afford to keep up with the $bmw$ after drowning in the sea, so i returned to the USA to save up for "la Naranjada".

    i should mention that the time i spent with my GS was priceless; bmw makes a superior machine for long distance adventures. some of the best money ive ever spent!

    i look forward to connecting with my new(used) BST!

    thanks jeff

    new owner,
    Justus D.T.
  8. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    I'd heard about that story, that would totally suck, you should have used some floatation devices for your BMW, it is a little tricky sometimes passing the bikes to launches and such:deal
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    What do you do with the big BMW anyway?
    I bet you are going to like that little orange bike. Goodluck on your next crossing btw...
  9. stickfigure

    stickfigure Fiendish Fluoridator

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    I'm glad to hear she's headed back south again! :clap

    Here's your sendoff picture:

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  10. repsolrider

    repsolrider Been here awhile

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    I love ADV you can find treasures like this.

    Jeff thanks so much this report was a huge surprise. Totally awesome.:clap

    Bump for anyone who missed it as well.:wink:
  11. mikebikeboy

    mikebikeboy Adventurer

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    just lookd at this entire trip again. I was following it back when it was happening. Well now I'm about to do my own trip and this trip popped back up into my mind. Thanks Stick Figure.
  12. KiLO

    KiLO Adventure Cafe

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    Such a great RR. I don't know how I missed it before.