Spanking in Haiti

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by mehigh, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. mehigh

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    I wasn’t going to post anything really, or maybe just in Day Tripping, as it’s not really a ride report yet, but some odd w-e rides, but since there isn’t any RR on Haiti, might as well share it with you in Ride Reports as most of you (by that I mean all of you) probably don’t think of Haiti as a ride destination and will never get a chance to go there. I would have never in my life come here if it wasn’t for work. We do plan to take a two week trip through out the country at the end of the project.

    So, I will be calling Jérémie, Haiti, home for the next year or so. So the first thing that goes through my mind I learn that I will go to work in Haiti is that I have to get a bike there. So after a month here it is: a Phifa Kayak Spanker 200cc. I’m a big boy here as most everybody has a 125cc. I saw a KLR 650 and a TT600, but nothing else more than 250cc.

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    3 other people from the project got the same bike in blue, red and black, so I guess we are a bike club or something. Maybe start an ADVrider chapter in Haïti. :lol3

    There, I feel the RR is started, so now I have to go ride. The first real installment will start next w-e when I go to Dame-Marie.


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  2. SpeedoJosh

    SpeedoJosh Been here awhile

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  3. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    Caribbean Islands are fun riding:clap Looking forward to seeing more of Haiti:lurk
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  4. davidbrundage

    davidbrundage Been here awhile

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    awesome, really looking forward to this one
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  5. davidbrundage

    davidbrundage Been here awhile

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    how much does a kayak spanker cost in haiti?
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  6. mehigh

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    A new spanker will set you off 1400$, including plates and insurances and all the paper work. You can probably save a few bucks if you take care of the paper work your self, but it wasn't worth it for me.
    for that price you also get ATG: gloves, knee & shin protection, elbow pads and an over-sized helmet. One size fits all in Haiti. Now i have to find a tuque to snug that helmet a bit.
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  7. Flying dutch

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    Great to see a report from Haiti. Looking forward to your next report, driving Route the nationale in Port au Prince. Your off road machine fits fine:D
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  8. Motorfiets

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    blanc! blanc! blanc! blanc! blanc!

    just finished a week riding around there!!!! :freaky
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  9. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Ah! Haiti.....:clap Feels like a long time ago when I sailed from Montreal to the Carribeans. Papa Doc was still in power.

    Not that I drink Rum anymore but......a little shot of Barbancourt to you.:1drink

    More pics please.:clap
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  10. mehigh

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    don't forget bon bagay! and gud! gud!
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  11. mehigh

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    thanks, I might just have the whole bottle. :freaky
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  12. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Pis....as-tu fini cette(ces) bouteille(s)?:freaky

    Bump....we want pics!:wink:
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  13. mehigh

    mehigh bum

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    So, a month and a 1/2 later, I finally post the pics for Dame-Marie. Well actually I don't have many pics. I was really eager to go riding, so I didn't stop much for pics,I also had my GoPro, but it fogged up! also for your information their are no paved roads in the departement de la grande-anse. We are building the first one... so it's all off-road or gravel apart from some small stretches inside city limits.

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    prepping the bikes

    the road to Dame-Marie was uneventful apart form the fact that we almost got run over buy a taptap coming in our lane in a blind curve!

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    This is Jeremy, I'll try to do a video trough it some day. It's a town of about 31000 according to wiki, but i believe it to be more due to slums and all.

    when we got there we chilled for with a couple of beers and decided to go north afterwords.

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    The videos are on the way north, we will try to find a road that goes from Dame-Marie to Abricot, their appears to be no continues segment on any map, but i'm shur it can be done. I haven't had time, and won't take it, to edit the videos and add music, internet is really slow here and i won't go looking for music.

    Getting out of Dame-Marie

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    Some beach town

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    And finally a really nice beach to ride on

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    On the way back I bent my shifter, so it was interesting riding back, especially on single track.

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  14. mehigh

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    how do you embed videos in the thread? or is my internet so slow that i can't see them?
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  15. mehigh

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    the rum is downed...
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  16. mehigh

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    I did an other trip last w-e to Pestel,

    gona post that when the pictures are done loading.
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  17. KHVol

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    This is going to be very interesting..tks for posting up..
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  18. H96669

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    You are back...!:clap

    Eh....show us the people a little and of course, the Tap-taps.:1drink
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  19. mehigh

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    Ah, tap taps... good for one thing only, road hazard

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  20. mehigh

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    on the w-e of the fev 26 I went to Pestel...

    It's a small town by the sea with a 2h drive on a dirt road!

    road to get there,

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    Pestel and its people

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    Post office

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    hotel for sale

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    People don't really like to have their picture taken, if they let, they won't face you

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    Kids on the other hand love it

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