The Stahlratte (Steel Rat) Experience - Or how to enjoy crossing the Darien Gap

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by Misery Goat, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    It ought be about time for you to take a little sailboat trip Bruce, you'd appreaciate the ole Rat too. I'm betting you would just about love Colombia btw:deal
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  2. dunters

    dunters Dunters

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    I just had an amazing experience on the Stahlratte and am going back on board tomorrow to help with some maintenance. Lulu (Captain Ludwig) and his crew run an incredible operation and it was definitely one of the highlights of Central America (and there are lots). I still can't figure out how to upload pics to ADVrider so for pics refer to my blog http://motorcyclemenus.com
    Also I'm hoping to come back in April and sail up to Cuba. Anyone else interested? There are very few options to ship/ride motorcycles in Cuba (especially for Americans) and talking to some of the people that sailed the Stahratte to Cuba in November it seems like an opportunity of a lifetime. http://www.stahlratte.org/27.0.html
    I'd be up for either options, the carribean tour or the alternative to the Yucatan. (good option for riders going home who want to by-pass CA and all it's borders)

    cheers to the Stahlratte and her crew...
    -duncan
    http://motorcyclemenus.com
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  3. Red 5

    Red 5 Been here awhile

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  4. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    This is the greatest thread for the Darrien crossing.
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  5. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    What a blast; and then to ride Colombia. :lol3
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  6. ApexJeff

    ApexJeff Been here awhile

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    I booked passage for 2 moto's on the RAT for Columbia on Jan 13th 2013,, can't wait.. thanks for all the great info on shooting the GAP from all the ADV riders.:clap
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  7. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    thanks for the great info..
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  8. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Sea Gypsy

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    I like that thread, too! :clap
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  9. robincx

    robincx Wherever u go, there u r

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    Bump to a Great thread - killer info!
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