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Still Hanging Around

Posted by on May 7, 2011

Greetings from southern Mexico!

I’ve been down here a while now and couldn’t be having a better time. I have no specific timeline for getting to Ushuia, I am in route and just enjoying life as it comes. I’ve been on the road since September and have nothing but time.

The bike is doing better. It’s in the process of being completely overhauled – motor, chassis, accessories, etc. I had about 40 different items shipped to WB-PDX who is going to condense them into one box and mail down to me. (Including an Acerbis 6 gallon tank that I was able to finally find!).

A small local scooter repair shop helped me get that stripped bolt out. I went back the other day with the piston and cylinder hoping they could measure them. The guys were practically rolling on the floor when I showed them the piston, they aren’t used to anything over 150cc’s around here. Of course no one has any decent tools, so I wasn’t able to get any help, but I eyeballed things as best as I can and ordered the required parts.

Not too shabby!

I’ve got a sweet workbench/kitchen in the little beach pad I’m squatting in.

The XR waits patiently…….

Carnival was tons of fun. They set up a fair in the streets with all sorts of carnival type games. And there are lots of dancing shows and parades as well.

The Kiteboarding World Cup Tour was just on the beach here. It was a blast to watch.

Otherwise I’m just taking in the sights, the food, and the bars. Back to pounding pavement shortly!

** Credit to Raechel for some of these photos (the good ones, mine suck). Visit again any time! **

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