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Enduro360.com Interview

Posted by on Oct 31, 2010 in Adventure for the CURE, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding, Nicaragua, Other Press, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Press, South America, USA | 2 comments

This week Chilly White of Enduro360.com interviewed me about my Mexico-Central-South America Ride. Click here for the full interview and see the pictures below. [Oops, he still has not published the article, yet I do not want to remove from my posts and have a non-working link} Many of them are new and never published. Please follow and like...

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New RumBum.com article Up! (The Kindness of Strangers)

Posted by on Jul 12, 2010 in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Press, RumBum.com Articles, South America | 1 comment

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Copan Ruinas (Honduras)

Posted by on Jan 22, 2010 in Honduras, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on Copan Ruinas (Honduras)

Saturday George picked me up, we met up with Eduardo, and headed out of San Pedro. On the way out of town we caught up with 3 Guatemalan riders who, curiously enough, had heard about me & my trip through the flurry of emails throughout Central America. We all rode together to Copan Ruinas, which was quite fun for me. <> Eduardo had to head back early, the three Guate riders invited me to go to the big rally / Bike Blessing in Escuintlas (Guatemala) with them, but I decided against it after my 7 hour border ordeal getting INTO Honduras…I didn’t want to have to go through THAT again. George and I had lunch together then he took off for his Saturday night date… and I toured the Copan Ruins. Copan was the southernmost of the Mayan Cities,...

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Honduran Recycling Note

Posted by on Jan 22, 2010 in Honduras, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | 1 comment

I updated my original post, as George corrected me. The bales that get spat out from the metal machine (wasn’t that cool???) are 300 lbs. The copper bales weigh 4000 lbs [edited: ]and are worth $12,000. My mistake. But while riding today I remembered another thing George told me: ever wonder why so many storm drains and such are missing in Central America…um, unethical recyclers (NOT INVEMA!!!). People will steal storm drains covers, metal anything, and turn them in for a few cents. George told me a not-so-funny story about a power tower that fell over because people had stolen the bolts (presumably for recycling) that held it together. Over the years INVEMA has had to institute several rules about stuff they will NOT take… But people will try anything, even putting nails in the plastic bottles so they’ll...

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The Honduras Gringos don’t usually get to see

Posted by on Jan 21, 2010 in Honduras, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on The Honduras Gringos don’t usually get to see

Anyone that has visited Central America knows that trash is a REAL problem…indigenous peoples have not been taught the difference between throwing a banana peel in the forest from throwing a coke bottle…many countries lack the find / resources / facilities for organized trash collection…many people are starving or just barely surviving…why should they care about trash? It’s shocking to Westerners to see beautiful mountain vistas littered with trash…and a shame. It often bothers me, too. George, my host in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, decided to do something about it. Told me how he started his business, INVEMA….he was attending school in the US, and his friends gave him some crap about his not recycling…he didn’t think much of it at the time, but when he returned to his home country, Honduras, and thought of opening a business, he...

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Honduras

Posted by on Jan 20, 2010 in Honduras, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | 2 comments

Thursday January 7, 2010 I spent the night in the COLD! mountain town of La Palma…just shy of the El Salvador / Honduran Border. The plan was to spend the night close to the border, cross over super early, and go see the Copan ruins on the way to San Pedro Sula. The nice fellow at the KTM shop in San Salvador, where I got my new chain, had contacted a motorcyclist friend of his, George, who told me that they have a motorcycle gathering every Thursday…and I wanted to be there for that. Well, the border officials had a different idea for my day. They thought I would be MUCH happier spending 7 1/2 hours there with them, and missing the ruins, and riding after dark to San Pedro Sula. !!! By the time I got to San...

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