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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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New RumBum.com article up! (Into the Darien)

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding, Panama, Press, RumBum.com Articles | 2 comments

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The easy way to cross the Gap

Posted by on Feb 14, 2010 in Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding, Panama | Comments Off on The easy way to cross the Gap

Everything said and done, I have to admit while I found the  whole Panama City experience very stressful, I had it SUPER easy. What a lucky turn of fate that I got introduced to Adolfo, and that he happened to be shipping his bike the same week I’d been corresponding with a couple other moto-travelers, and for a few weeks we’d all been trying to research– independently, and then sharing information–how to get across the Darien Gap both economically and efficiently. It was frustrating trying to juggle that with the daily travels, and quite stress-producing actually. many folks on ADVrider.com and HorizonsUnlimited.com advised that all would become clear in Panama…that basically you arrive in Panama City, do a little sightseeing, check your options, then wait for your selection to leave/embark/whatever you choose.  Now I am sure that seems easy...

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The day my bike flew to Colombia…

Posted by on Feb 10, 2010 in Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding, Panama | Comments Off on The day my bike flew to Colombia…

[UPDATE: MOM corrected me: my bike and I flew to Colombia…I corrected the heading. Thanks MOM!] January 28, 2010 Well today is an exciting day…my bike flies to Colombia! But first, many errands, which I HATE! 1. Go by Suzuki (ugh!) and pay them (ugh!) Turns out that Adolfo insisted to them when we got there that they change the gas in my moto. While Adolfo went out and bought me gas, the mechanic did an unbelievably thorough job of draining every last ounce of gas from my tank and carburetor. Yeah, it was painful to think of having to pay them for the (mis) service…and as it turned out, they gave me a bill for $26.50. Did I ask if that was just for draining the tank or for the labor of the previous day? Nope! I gaave...

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New Chain and Sprockets in Pamana

Posted by on Feb 9, 2010 in Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding, Panama | Comments Off on New Chain and Sprockets in Pamana

January 27, 2010 I follow Adolfo out of the Miraflores Locks (good-bye Panama Canal!) As we are leaving he tells me that before he retired he built one of the huge smokestacks for the powerful generators there at the Canal. He rides that heavy Goldwing like a moped! i can hardly keep up! First he brings me to the UPS shop where I collect my tires. Sadly, my Corbin seat has not arrived, so I will have to continue to suffer on the rock hard stock seat that comes with my model Suzuki. I look like a gnarly adventuress, eh? ha! I just realized that you can see the old tread of 8000+ miles on my used MEFO tires, and see how crisp the new tread is on the new MEFOs. Well, I have to tell you my afternoon...

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