Michnus & Elsebie Piki-Piki Around the World.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by michnus, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    So here is where stuff gets interesting. Honduras like Guatemala still has truck loads of dirt roads. Most of them in the mountain parts. They wind and snake between coffee and banana plantations with incredible views over beautiful landscapes. Locals are not used to overlanders or tourist riding on these back roads and stare at us as we pass by. Most wave at us and kids run next to us to high five us.

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    There are plenty of roadside stops with good coffee and food. We found the locals incredibly friendly even the ones carrying Machetes :lol3

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  2. Grynch

    Grynch Long timer

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  3. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    What de hell are you doing to me @Grynch !! :lol3 I saw your photos having a blast of an evening with him. Would give my front teeth to enjoy his food again :super
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  4. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Honduras is still properly rural, the riding takes one back generations seeng the old houses and dust roads. It is like a lost world

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    Hot springs makes everything better :D

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  5. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Nicaragua

    We did not spend much time in Nicaragua. Two Greek overlanders in a van asked us if we wanted to ship with them to Colombia. The cost implications was huge. The Stahlratte would have costed us 2600us for both us and the bikes and shipping with the Greeks in a container would cost us 1000us for both.

    As with Honduras and El Salvador, Nicaragua also has a bit of a dubious reputation for not being safe. Which again as we found out was pure BS. Yeah, yeah, it's not all sunshine and roses but it's not a no-go zone.

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    We hugged the coast and one small tourist city all the way down to the Costa Rica border. The coast is one big party! Warm water with beautiful beaches and super cool hangouts.

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    Even the dogs are hippies :lol3

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  6. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    Life is tough I see....:photog
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  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We met up in San Salvador the next day to meet the other adventure bikers from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, some from Mexico and some from Costa Rica. The event was organised by Nelson Marroquin the owner of RevĂ­t El Salvador which sells all sort of adventure gear to local Central America adventure riders. He has helped many bike overlander out of shit in the past with parts and equipments. He is currently in South America giving his Ducati a proper work out.

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    Hey small world we also know Nelson well!
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  8. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    @Saralou he is a super cool dude! Wish more people riding there wants to support him. He has helped so many folk in the past :D
  9. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Bitchin' beach!
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  10. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Man, the beaches there are dope AF!:super
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  11. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    One of the coolest things was to go volcano boarding down an active volcano. Boarding down an active volcano at close to 30 mph on a skinny piece of wood is slightly insane. We hiked up the 700m black volcanic mountain for about an hour. The winds was crazy and blew fine dust in your face and eyes.
    Everyone is given a one-piece suit to wear as the volcanic rocks are not kind on clothing. You also get protective goggles and leather work gloves.
    While the volcanic stones are very lightweight they are also very sharp and abrasive.

    The slope you board down is much steeper and longer than you think and is down right scary when you stand at the top looking down the volcano.

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    Dear lord, looked like an African coal miner :lol3:jack

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    Don't know if that look is from fear or fun :lol3

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  12. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    F'kn Eh Guys!
    PS I have beer (Canadian!), come to visit...on your way back up North...Keep on PikiPikiing
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  13. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Thanks so much we will for sure! Canada was just too expensive for us last time round but it is a GIVEN we will be in Canada at some stage :thumb:beer
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  14. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Have a square, have musical instrument and the Nicaraguans will start dancing.

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    And offcourse Cock fighting is a big thing. Even bigger than Mayweather and that other cock fights for prize money :lol3
  15. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Masaya volcano was formed around 2500years ago. It is still active and at night the glow from the lava is visible. We were only allowed to stay 15min due to the Sulphur and poisonous toxic gasses.

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    Life in the smaller towns are laid back and easy going. People park-off in the square after work with dancing, drinking, cavorting and chatting the evening away.

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    jaakmh Adventurer

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    Awesome stuff once again!!
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  17. Tan101

    Tan101 Been here awhile

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    BEST photos on AdvRider! Hands down
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  18. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Thanks so much Tanya that's a huge compliment :thumb
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  19. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    Agreed. It's between Michnus and String in a Maze IMO
    Both are my inspirations for my own trip South next year
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  20. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Some more beach life photos. If you just wanna hangout at normal places where beer is still cheap and it's not a tourist hell then Nicaragua is one of them. It the kind of places that is as cool AF before the mainstream hipsters and Millennials and Yoga crazies get to know about it. It is the kind of beach hangout places where people still talk to each other.:lol3

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    The first South African we ever came across while travelling the Americas.

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    I tried this, but all I got was an entire bar lifting the roof roaring in laughter. Might have been able to do better if I had a few more beers :photog

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