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Old 30 Nov 2010
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Belize, Guatemala from the USA after New Years

Hello everyone,

Planning to head south from Wisconsin for Guatemala after New Years. I am open as far as the route is concerned. I will ride my KTM 640 Adventure so I won't be a speed demon. I will truck the bike until it's warm enough to ride it.

I am an experienced motorcycle traveler(done a RTW trip a couple of years ago). I am an experienced mechanic and a Registered Nurse.

Anyone headed south in that time frame?
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Hi Bill,
I will be heading south from LA to Argentina at the end of January, while this may be a bit late to catch up at the start of the trip I may see you on the road further south. Stay safe, happy travels!!!
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Hi Bill-I'm interested. PM sent.
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Wish I was going with you. Work SUCKS and the layoffs have started. Just in time for the holidays.

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I'm in Central Mexico at the moment and might be in southern Mexico just after new years, could hook up for some days riding
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Curious about the length of your trip. Gonna have to ask for a certain amount of time off.
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Guys,
Had a moment of wavering but I am back and solid. I was thinking about switching to the Baja but I want to see the Tikal ruins in the jungle and kayak in Belize on the Caribbean. It's a must.

I plan on 2-3 months on the round trip.

The bad part for me is that the big single KTM likes to run around 60-65 mph so I am a little slow.

Just looking at maps I think I'd follow the coast from Brownsville to Vera Cruz and then head inland for Chipas and south but I am open.

I was around Cozumel and Cancun before they became major tourist stops so I will avoid them. Mexico has some big inland lakes I'd like to see and the Tikal ruins(Flores) and the Belize Islands and coastal area.

It's all gonna be good.

My cell phone number is 715 966 2001.

DZ guy I will call or call me.

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Bump,

Looks like a leaving Wisconsin date of January 20.

One day after the full moon.
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Hello everyone,

Planning to head south from Wisconsin for Guatemala after New Years. I am open as far as the route is concerned. I will ride my KTM 640 Adventure so I won't be a speed demon. I will truck the bike until it's warm enough to ride it.

I am an experienced motorcycle traveler(done a RTW trip a couple of years ago). I am an experienced mechanic and a Registered Nurse.

Anyone headed south in that time frame?
bill
Hi Bill

My riding partner and I will be crossing into Mex at Tecate Jan 16 going down thru the Baja first then crossing on the ferry to the mainland. Planning on the Copper Canyon then Belize and Guat. plus whatever else looks interesting. Timeline is about 8-10 weeks

Kevin
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Nice plans

Hi Kevin,
With a little luck there will e several of us traveling south together from the upper midwest. I bet we will all meet up on the road.

Looking forward to it!!
bill
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Mexico, Belize, Guat..

Hi Bill, I am actually in Victoria TX, heading to the Veterans International in Brownsville for Sat. 8 Jan., will be riding along the coast and up into Belize, I may see you on the road further south. Riding a Dakar, 60-65 mph average... Stay safe
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Bump for this thread, leaving Wisconsin Jan19-20 heading for the border at Brownsville, bike in tow until the weather improves.

Still planning to head south to Tampico, then to Vera Cruz and San Christobal.

More as it happens.
DZ guy and another Canadian rider and I are planning to hook up in route and cross together.
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San Cristobal

I am in San Cristobal now, heading to Xela, Guatemala tomorrow on my Wee Strom.
Anyone around what to join up?
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Hello Digiamo,

We are in Antigua and heading south towards El Salvador tomorrow. Are you still in Guatemala?
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Hello Digiamo,

We are in Antigua and heading south towards El Salvador tomorrow. Are you still in Guatemala?
Hey Fred, I am with a Ukrainian, Valarii Kryshen, (on a RTW trip) and a German Ulli and we are in San Jose, Costa Rica and we are heading to Cangreja only 30 KM southeast tomorrow. Eventually, we'll get to Panama.

Are you in the area?
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