US-Based Latin America Rider Rally

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by bananaman, May 22, 2008.

  1. bananaman

    bananaman transcontimental

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    Um, Greg? Are you going to be able to get your bike off the center stand? And, um, well, if you want Ms. GS Diablo entertained, are you sure she's up for our kind of entertainment?

    What happened to that really fast bike you bought?
  2. j_seguin

    j_seguin Been here awhile

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    Charles won't be there, he's just paying for me since he's a slacker and not coming.
  3. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Accidental Tourista

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    The ST1100? The damn riding position absolutely killed my back. I rode it 180 miles one day and my back and legs hurt so much I could barely get my feet off the pegs when I stopped. I tried lowering the pegs, moving the bars in and out, a new seat, highway pegs. Nothing worked so I had to sell it and keep the GS. Not a bad deal really as I like the GS and rode it 5000 miles with no back problems.

    I'm looking forward to riding the Strom out and back. I've ridden it short distances when Alex and I swap bikes for grins but no long distance. I know everyone who owns a Strom absolutely love them. Who knows, maybe there's a Strom in my future. Although I'd opt for the 650 rather than the 1000.
  4. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Accidental Tourista

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    Well, I'm glad the Seguin family will be represented by the better half of the adventuresome duo.
  5. GSdiablo

    GSdiablo cubical farmer

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  6. bananaman

    bananaman transcontimental

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    Oh, that must have been a disapointment! I used to have a R1100RS. The riding position was slightly forward. For long rides I would lean on my tank bag. I liked it, but I can also imagine how it could be extremely uncomfortable. Bummer. On the other hand, those V-bikes are pretty cool. Last summer I followed one from Yukon River back towards Fairbanks. Other than the chain guard coming off, it was awesome. The only things I don't like about them are the cast wheels and something else... oh yeah, the chain.

  7. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Accidental Tourista

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    Not being a very creative person I'm going to leave it to one of you to come up with a catch title for our group ride report.

    I'll probably get the group report started Tuesday evening so let's get some suggestions up here. :deal
  8. bananaman

    bananaman transcontimental

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    Here's my dad's favorite: "Prostitution's legal, ain't it?"

    Do any of you guys know Herb Kohl? He's the senior US Senator from Wisconsin. He owns the Milwaukee Bucks. One time when he was campaigning at the Capitol, he shook my dad's hand and he said, "Hi I'm Herb Kohl and I'm running for Senate. What can I do for you?" He's a little guy but he's a kazillionaire and has enough balls to be a senator. My dad pulled him in close and then he goes, "Legalize prostitution." That poor senator- how do you answer that? Anyway, it's legal from Mexico south, ain't it? We never have to mention prostitution but the ride report sure will get a lot of hits! Plus it'll serve the perve's right- they'll open the RR and what will they see? Pictures of Nata Harli!
  9. Muleboy

    Muleboy Been here awhile

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    The makers of Viagra would love that. Just seeing pictures of him will cause mass erectile disfunction!:csm
  10. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Accidental Tourista

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    Sounds good! I'll get it started later today unless someone can come up with something better.
  11. bananaman

    bananaman transcontimental

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    I was waiting for you to say something, Nat, because, well, you're to present a sanitized (as sanitized as possible) review of various comforts, etc. It's legal, ain't it?
  12. Muleboy

    Muleboy Been here awhile

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    I am all for letting everyone read about our stories and adventures but there are some things that happen on the road and stay on the road. Also there are things that people just need to experience for themselves!
  13. boyscout

    boyscout sittin' down

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    I think that is a great title. It will reinforce the stereotype of North American motorcycle riders as a bunch of old horny men who can't get female attention up north, so they buy it down south.:norton
  14. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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  15. bananaman

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    I wasn't at all interested in an actual presentation- not at all. (Nata Harli as a skirt chaser? YUCK!!!) I was, instead, interested in exploiting the horny old men and their desire to click on a thread with the word "prostitution" in it. The joke would be on them! Imagine- you're sitting at your desk and you're supposed to be working. Or you're at home at night and your wife isn't looking. You sneak a click on "Prostitution." What do you get? US!!! Like Muleboy said at first- erectile disfunction! Good luck getting a picture of Nata Harli out of your head! You'll need to poke your eyes out! (Sorry, Nat- I'm sure some women find you absolutely irresistable.)

    BTW, IMHO, if anyone wants to ride a motorcycle to Latin America to buy some- well, that's just plain dumb. Really dumb. And that's all the soap-boxing I'll do.

    How about, "Central and South America- More than just Legal Prostitution!"

    Maybe Albert can give us one of his pithy Scottish ones. Something with "The Turtles Head" in it. Since Albert can't make it to the rally, and Boyscout is stuck in Colombia, they could gift us a title for the RR? It's not up to me, but if it was, I'd right here and now nominate Albert and Boyscout as Official RR Title Maker-Uppers.

    Since Nata Harli is the Official Rally Disorganizer, I think he gets to decide how to confuse everyone.
  16. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    Perfect!! :poser
  17. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Accidental Tourista

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    I think I'm going with "Prostitution's Legal, Ain't It?" Then we're going to have to come up with a prize for the first person who asks "What's the title of this thread got to do with this ride report?".

    Maybe we ought to start a pool as to what number post we get to before someone wonders what the title has to do with what we're posting.

    So, I'm starting a poll concerning which post # is the first inquiry wondering what the hell our title has to do with our ride report. Participants in this thread only are eligible but you can't make the post in our "Prostitution's ..." thread to make yourself a winner.

    So, pick out your number range, first come first served.

    1-10
    11-20 Muleboy
    21-30
    31-40
    41-50 Nata Harli
    51-60 Bananaman
    61-70
    71-80
    81-90
    91-100
    101-200
    201-300
    301-400
    or
    No one on ADV is smart enough to figure out the title of our thread has absolutely nothing to do with our ride report.

    Send me your answer and I'll post your name next to it. I'm tempted to put my name next to the last answer, but that would be cheating so I'm picking 41-50.
  18. bananaman

    bananaman transcontimental

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    Hey Nat- I sent you a PM. I think they're gonna scratch their heads for at least 51 posts. And they're going to say that our RR is worthless without pics.

    The award... ?
  19. Muleboy

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    I have less faith in AdvRider members so I will take 11-20. I bet it will happen sooner but that is what I am taking.
  20. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Accidental Tourista

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    An 8x10 group portrait of the participants of FALARR so they will always know what they missed?