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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

http://rumbum.com/1138-the-kindness-of-strangers Please follow and like...

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My love affair with Tope

Posted by on Jan 18, 2010 in Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on My love affair with Tope

December 18, 2009 I am a lucky woman. How many women do not recognize they are in love, before they throw away their affair? This was the day before I was to leave Mexico, and  I had come to realize I was in  love with Tope.  I still had a day to cherish, worship, and capture some of his personalities with pictures. Who is Tope? Tope is your average Mexican Speed Bump. Oh, he’s a wily one, too. Often unpainted, he can sneak up on you and give you quite a surprise.  He can be rather stern and severe, and yet at times very gentle.  Sometimes he is easy to get around, and sometimes he is in the only place you want to be. Tope can be smooth and gentle, and tope can go to an extreme. Here are...

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The Seldom Seen by Gringos…San Cristobal area

Posted by on Jan 17, 2010 in Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on The Seldom Seen by Gringos…San Cristobal area

One of the truly fortunate things about meeting up with so many “local” motorcyclists is that not only do I get insights into daily family life and the cultures of the places I am staying, but also locals want to show me their best roads / views / etc. One of my favorite things on this trip is taking off the laden Trax boxes – 42 pounds on the right: 37 Liter Trax box: all things mechanical: tools and spare parts, Hennesey hammock, sleeping pad, sleeping bag – 38 pounds on the left: 45 Liter Trax box: Daily use items: clothes, computer, shoes, second camera, toiletries, sleep sack, books, princess pillow, tarp and U bolt lock for bike – 22 pounds on the top: 38 Liter Trax top box: bike paperwork, candies for kids, bug repellent, bike cover, maps,...

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San X Market with Doris

Posted by on Jan 16, 2010 in Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | 3 comments

Even though Doris has a lady that helps in the kitchen, Doris loves the market and chooses to go herself. And I was lucky enough to be invited along. Doris was on a mission. She had to find just the right plates for her cookies. While she was busy wheeling and dealing, I walked around looking at all the strange fruits and vegetables. This pic is for my sweetie: Missing you 🙂 Please follow and like...

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Doris

Posted by on Jan 16, 2010 in Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on Doris

My friends Ruben and Aurora introduced me to their friends Carlos and Doris in San Cristobal. By another chance of fate, just as I arrived in San Cristobal I met up with Carlos–and he brought me back to their house for la comida, the afternoon meal. Doris, bless her, fed me some more chicken soup, and my three days without food (as prescribed by the doctor) were up. Yeah! First real food. Doris and I hit it off, yakked for hours in her kitchen, and I helped her bake Christmas cookies. She had to make 10 KILOS (which is 22 POUNDS!!!) She bakes artisanal cookies and sells huge decorated plates of them at Christmastime. Carlos suggested that they ride with me to the Guatemalan border…only this was, their daughter was coming home from college the next day, and so...

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