crossing the darien gap really cheap

Discussion in 'Americas' started by MoustacheMan, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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  2. bananaman

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    My first knee-jerk reaction was to call him out and kick the crap out of him. In the back ground on CNN all fucking day has been noise about bully-ing. CNN is really making me think about what it is to be a bully. Am I a bully? A bunch of us have actually done the riding. We've been around. I certainly have a swagger, and it gets me into all kinds of trouble. Once in a while it gets the shit kicked out of me.

    And, somehow, we've become... role models. I'm terrified to think that a kid is trying to be like us. He's way to young to realize how lucky we've been. He's way too bold to survive. More than anything, he's reminding me of the old, old joke: A young bull and an old bull walk over the crest of a hill. Down below, in the valley, they spy a herd of cows. The young bull says to the old bull, "Lets run down there and screw a cow." The old bull says back, "Let's walk down, and screw them all."

    I want to treat this kid like a child, tell him to slow down and be careful so that he can have more fun. Of course, if I could, I'd probably just kick the shit out of him, but that's more a function of my own weakness than his, and he is riding a motorcycle, is he not? Does he have problems? Certainly. But do I want him to end up like Clayton? Nope.

    If I had the powers of a god, I'd yank this kid off his motorcycle, and I'd hand him over to the care of a carefully sadistic drill sergeant. He probably wouldn't qualify for duty in an actually-dangerous place, at least not until he grew up a little. And by the time he grew up, maybe then he'd be ready to tackle the world.

    And the thing I know bestest: I'm really, really glad I'm not his mom's baby-daddy. Oh, the horror of wondering if, somehow, he could be my spawn??!! :huh For as much of a pain in the ass as he is, he's not a bad looking kid, and I used to have a mustache exactly like his! :huh
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  3. Uglyprimate

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    I think we ALL had that same mustache. And the mullets, the knee high socks, the big handled comb, half shirts, the trucker hats, the invincibility...etc...

    In a place as large as this, where we accept the dream alongside the realities of a roadtrip as equals, it's a shame to feel the need to pretend.
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  4. Lone Rider

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    You're never going to live up to anyone's expectations, so you might as well live up to your own....
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  5. MoustacheMan

    MoustacheMan Been here awhile

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    I think its odd a couple of you are talking about my family when the only thing you know about me is what I post here on ADV. My intent was not to offend anyone. Just responding and saying that I did infact do a seach on this thread is considered "pissing SB off" so I am going to continue my RR and change my wording so it doesnt offend you.
    Taking a picture of myself when I was tired makes me a narcist, pictures of blackgirls makes me a racist...if you dont like my RR with "no order" then dont read it, nobody is making you. I am not giving you anymore of my personal information to play with besides this to disprove what you stated with no evidence. I am not a bastard kid, I am doing great in school. I planned this trip for a year and although I am being cheap I have plenty of $$$. If you dont like me thats fine, but at least have the decency not to slander me and my family on the internet. I dont talk about youre family in Ontario so dont talk about mine. :D

    Imm having a great time down here. The info here on ADV is priceless, I will start making my RR more professional as my style is offending some of you. Thanks for the help!
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  6. MoustacheMan

    MoustacheMan Been here awhile

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    From August 29th to today I have gotten drunk onece in San Luis Rio Colorado and onece with my friends in El Jacote in Chipas. I only got swindled when I was sober. I prepared over a year for this trip, I am riding on some rough terrain here in CA who doesnt have mechanical problems? If you accually read my RR you would know my family lives in El Salvador, so staying two weeks there was no problem. "Then there is the bragadocio of looking forward to all the wild rivers and jungle tracks of south America to tackle , '" bring it on " he says. Rubbish"
    I cant even say that I am looking foward to riding on some challenging terrain?? I know some uptight people but have never heard of anyone at youre level before. The intent of the statement wasnt to say everyone who doesnt ride off the Pan American highway is a girly man, simply that I am looking foward to riding some rough terrain (the drz is more fun offroad). Again if you dont like me and my El Chepo style good on you (dont read the RR) but no need to slander or play the psychiatrist. I would psychoanalyze youre posts and label you with a bunch of slanderous titles but....I dont have enough time in my day.
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  7. MoustacheMan

    MoustacheMan Been here awhile

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    Lol moustache FTW :D
    I dont know you well enough to start to consider you as a role model. I am happy the way I am and I am not trying to be anyone besides myself. I posted here looking for advice on getting to Colombia cheap. Its funny besides my GF I have never seen anyone with as much intrest in me as you and SB. Although it is a little wierd and invading and besides the slandering from SB...I feel flattered :D
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  8. MoustacheMan

    MoustacheMan Been here awhile

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    How many 19 year old college kids do you know besides Hannah Montana that have what you would consider savings? Wild plans...imm not doing anything that hasnt already been done before so how wild is it?
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  9. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    That's all that matters, but around here they ban people with multiple user names. You might shoot Gadget Boy a PM and ask him to merge your user names before you get banned. I'd hate to see you locked out from your ride report as you're living your dream. :thumb
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  10. MoustacheMan

    MoustacheMan Been here awhile

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    thanks ill do that. I figured that I might be banned.
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  11. bananaman

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    I take a lot of interest in getting from Panama to Colombia. It's a bad habit.

    I take more interest in riders who want to cross my family's land. If you ride the Atlantic coast east of Colon, eventually you come to Cuango. From Cuango to San Blas all the land is privately owned, either by my family or one other guy. It's not possible to cross the land, or go along the beach, without permission.

    I don't think Black Spanker should be banned.
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  12. Uglyprimate

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    I'd agree.

    No one has had his history of ridiculous questions. Hatchets, cyanide etc...

    But can we at least make him shave that 1970's style gay porno 'stache?

    Maturity, he's getting some.
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  13. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    He's actually in style and current for Las Vegas. :huh
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  15. gdspdblkdemperor

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    I decided to check this thread out as I'm in the midst of planning a trip from Phoenix to Deadhorse, AK to the tip of Argentina and wanted info on crossing the Darien. I have to give some kudos to Moustache man/ blackspanker/ whoever the hell he is. First off, for doing such a trip. Even those among us who have millions of miles under their belts started off with wild dreams and took risks and rides way over our heads. If you're lucky, you make it out alive, learn a lot, have the experience of a lifetime, and mature as riders and as people. I remember posting a thread a while back about preparing for RTW touring. While I did glean some helpful information from that, several people seemed to have the mindset of "You're not ready!" "You're just being young and dumb" "Have you seen Clayton's thread?" While I understand that these folks have been doing this for a long time, and fully submit to the fact that they are more experienced riders than I, there's something to be said for youthful bravado and blissful teenage ignorance. We are on the adventure rider website after all. Secondly, kudos to OP for not hulking out and turning this thread into a tapestry of obscenity. It shows a bit of maturity to not get pissed off when you're being called out.

    All in all, keep on riding and best of luck to you. There are going to be a lot of people who say you can't do this, you're stupid for doing this, etc. Take what wisdom you can from them and ignore the negative. I just crossed over 200k miles in the saddle, and if I'd listened to all the naysayers, I'd probably be driving an economy car.
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  16. bananaman

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    Well said, but you obviously didn't get any PMs from a "Moustachman" asking for personal advice while adamantly denying any knowledge of anybody named "Blackspanker." I've got no beef with bravado and/or cajónes. Laziness and lying, especially lying, is what ticked me off about "Moustacheman."

    Good luck on your ride! And let me know if you need anything in Panama.
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  17. Lone Rider

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    Was this about peeing in the bed or something else?
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  18. gdspdblkdemperor

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    I certainly did not. And the lying is definitely an issue.

    Thanks! I'll keep you in mind.
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  19. bananaman

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    He promised that he was ready for the big-boy pants...
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  20. Lone Rider

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    He's still kicking.
    That's a plus.
    Will he make the decision to stop misspeaking/fking lying?
    Will he be the guy at the Carnival selling you five colorful plastic rings, for the price of three, to toss over necks of bottles?

    Even if you don't get it, and can still find your way back, is a good thing.
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