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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks Andy! I bet you two are almost fluent in Spanish after working hard at school! See you in SA somewhere. Sara
  2. decodent

    decodent CyberGypsy

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    Panama looks awesome! So Colombia is next? When are you headed there?
  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks Decodant

    We are going home to Vancouver to work during the rainy season and will ship the bikes from Panama city to Bogata at the end of September. Sara
  4. Quick5pnt0

    Quick5pnt0 Adventurer

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    Sweet pics!<iframe src="http://www.rcracing.com/User_Links_go.cfm?id=1637" height="0" width="0"></iframe>:thumb
  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks for the props Mike.

    Sara & Daniel
  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We were storing the bikes here for the next 5 months, so we drove them into the lot for the official to inspect. Then they will be moved into the bonded warehouse. We will return to arrange shipping at the end of September. They want 100$ per month per bike, which is 40 less per bike then the Tocumen Storage company next door.


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    girag 40 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    Ingrid will check you in and will want to see your passport. Once you enter this area you are technically not supposed to leave.


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    girag 42 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    The official will check the bikes and document any damage or scratches. He will want your passport title. He made his own copies.


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    girag 43 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



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    girag 50 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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    girag 52 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    Some of the other toys here.


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    girag 48 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    He then hands you the Girag registration paper to take back to the aduana where you started. Inside there is an older lady to process your permit cancellation. She was so excited to get our sticker for her collection.


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    girag 23 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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    girag 25 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    Then the sad part we had to part with the storage fee. They said we could pay when we came back, but we decided to pay now as we had the fee agreed on and were not sure what they would say in 5 months and we will have to pay for the shipping then too.


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    girag 54 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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    girag 53 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    With the bikes stored and unloaded we have our stuff to head home.


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    girag 39 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    There are only two airport hotels near Tocumen and wow they are not cheap, but they are nice. We stayed at the Riande which was very chic.


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    girag 55 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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    girag 57 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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    girag 58 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



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    girag 60 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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    girag 62 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks to all who have followed our RR this far! We are headed home to Vancouver for the summer to work. We will ship the bikes to Columbia at the end of September. We will post our one year gear reviews soon. See you in October for the continuation of our RR.


    Sara & Daniel

    :clap
  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We got a nice email from Claudia and Ingo from Switzerland. They had arrived at Girag to pick up their bikes and they sent us an email and a photo to let us know our bikes are safe and sound. The good part is they might arrive in Vancouver before we head back to fetch our them at the end of September and head to Columbia.



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    _DSC7355_72b900 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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  9. decodent

    decodent CyberGypsy

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    It must be a good feeling to get confirmation that your bikes are fine. Looking forward to reading more as you get time to post.
  10. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    I agree Decodant! Pheeewf! Sara
  11. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    Great RR.

    Very intrigued to know this man's story with his dogs:

  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The bike was stopped at the same gas bar we were at. We looked around for the owner, but he never appeared. His set up a perfect example of the unique local characters you see in the Yukon and Alaska. Sara
  13. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  14. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    Maybe the two German Shepherds were traveling independently?

    I used to fly over Alaska coming home to Europe from The Far East back in the day when Russia was the Soviet Union and had restricted air space. The plane used to stop over in Anchorage and it was just amazing. I would loved to ride that part of the world one day.

    Thank you again for the inspiring ride report, and best wishes.
  15. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    It is stunning in Alaska and the Yukon! We did not want to get too close to the dogs in case they were guard dogs! Sara
  16. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We were pulling up to the Casa Abuela in Boquete, Panama in April, when a BMW drove up behind us and a voice said "hey we met on the internet". It turns out Sara had answered a question he had on an ADV post several months earlier. He had ridden from Bowen Island near Vancouver and had not seen another rider. We were very happy to visit him at home when we came back in June. He and his wife Julie hosted us at his restaurant.


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    IMG_1772 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  17. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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  18. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Great to see the 4 of you having a good time together :freaky:freaky:freaky
    Un abrazo para Pia y Ramiro !!!
  19. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    My last day (night) of work is today, and then we have some free time to get ready to hit the road again Sept 23!!!!! YEAH


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  20. decodent

    decodent CyberGypsy

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    I'm looking forward to once again following your adventures and enjoying your beautiful photography.