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Discussion in 'Photos' started by Clansters, Jul 13, 2009.
This is great! I'm addicted to motorcycles, I'm addicted to pics and I'm addicted to my wife -->
Trip to Samana Bay, the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, 1995'
Samana Dominican Republic 2010'. This is a beautiful port city where sailboats spend extended periods of time because of the protection from the trade winds and hurricanes.
Las Galeras is a stunningly gorgeous beach.
The road is steep. I have to scream the engine in third gear to make it up the hills and to slow the bike on the down hills. It is raining but the bike keeps running. I am thinking I fixed the problem we had with the bike killing in the rain. Then it starts raining harder and the sky looks darker the higher we ride. Suddenly the motorcycle engine dies. We are in the middle of nowhere, but luckily, we happen to coast up to the walkway to a small home. We get off the motorcycle and are standing in the pouring rain. There are two young men and a small child inside the home. They motion for us to come inside their protected patio.
We ride for a while with no rain. All is good. But, of course it starts raining again. We pull over to this cockfight ring for shelter. It looks super dark ahead and we do not want to take the chance of getting caught out in the open in heavy rain. We have pressed our luck too much to take another chance. I mention to Heidi that if we need to, we can spend the night right here. I say it with a little humor but she knows I am serious and she also knows that it is a good thing. We are safe and completely protected. We are feeling better. I know we are just miles from getting away from the peninsula’s mountain ridge. I mention to Heidi that it seems the weather front is coming from the north and as soon as the front hits the mountains, it dumps rain. I hop that if we can make it to the north coast, maybe it won’t be raining there. She knows what I am saying and agrees. We hang tight, we talk, we laugh, and we strategize. This is the life and adventure I dream of. This is my dream come true sharing my adventures with Heidi. I need to get her out of this. I need to get her back home to Cabarete. We will make it, we both know it, maybe not today, but we will make it and it will be good.
Heidi sets up our tarp and beach towel in the shade while I walk off in search of a couple ice-cold beers.
Cavegirl & cavebiker do Punta Rucia
Off to the extreme southwestern side of the country, the Barahona region.
Jarabaco Dominican Republic
The bike - Yamaha DT125 Enduro 1987'
I love this thread. Anyone lucky enough to have a partner who is into adventure travel is lucky indeed
Great pictures, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for all the likes everyone, this is fun!
We need to do a long cruise, or should I say, I need to do a long cruise and I want Heidi along….. What? Am I nuts? Two-Up on a Sportster@ to Sturgis@? This should be a good test. If we can do this on a Sportster with full camping gear we should be able to go just about anywhere on a real ‘two-up’ motorcycle. Ha, ha, my reasoning to ride doesn’t even have to make much sense anymore….
Heidi learns how to use the Harley seat as her vanity. This is going well.
Camping with twenty thousand other bikers. ANOTHER GOOD TEST
Nothing but fun
We really learned a lot about two-up motorcycle travel on this trip. The hope is this will be the start of a beautiful life of travel together. We will see
does this mean you've retired the sportser?
opps, never mind
I see your next post but I have to respond with a pic anyway, just for fun.
Here is the same Sportster in 2019' with the latest makeover
fishing poles missing
Ha! for sure old friend, pic with the fishing pole
Near the Guatemala border:
They really don't look to friendly...of course I would not convey that to them since they all had guns lol.
did ya trade
Spent my honeymoon in the Palm Springs/Salton Sea/Borrego Springs/Julian/San Diego areas. Salvation Mountain and Slab City were on the tour.
Wow, Hayward WI down to central America, and still together? Amazing. Good for you two!
But look close I think I see grins. We always ask permission to take a photo '?permiso takar photo? por mi sito de web' And on this shot you can imagine I had to jump back in a rush trying to get what I thought was the perfect shot all the time Heidi yelling for me to quite it. The whole trip we were always treated vary polite. Thanks Man
You were good, they didn't have their fingers on the triggers.
One of her happy... and another of her... well.. not happy
oh oh, "the look"
A married man who has not seen that Look is either blind, a saint, or not paying attention.
I'm betting on the last in 99% of the cases.