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post #581 of 602 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 11:45 AM
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Great to hear from you Gary and very happy to hear you guys are still having a good time down there. I scrolled up to last year's Dakar photos you and Kurt posted (and they were really good), so I am looking forward to seeing your shots from this year.

Hopefully this new year will bring us all some great riding adventures (and good pics to share with our friends ).

Happy New Year!

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post #582 of 602 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 11:54 AM
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Gary,
VERY glad to see that you're still "with" us, as opposed to 'pushing up daisies'.

Have a GREAT 2013!!!


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My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
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Was just wondering about you and this thread the other day. Glad to see you are still living the dream.

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Thanks for the update... Great to see you and Charito still together.



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post #585 of 602 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 07:19 PM
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Gary....Thanks for bringing us up to date. Glad you are getting along on your KLR and Kurt on his Tri 800XC. Both should do well there. Looking forward to your pix of the Dakar. .........Frog
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Thanks for sharing and glad you are ok.
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Gary, it's great to hear from you. KLR seems like a great choice for the riding you've been doing. Always enjoy reading about your exploits. As the snow falls in New England it's nice to ride vicariously through you. Prospero Aņo Nuevo, amigo.



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Gustavo, Eddie, kimel, Zatx, Frog, jcctx & Bones, it is great to hear from you guys and it is impressive that your all riding your Versi. I've been hesitant to post because I'm no longer on a Versys, that said, I have amigos here so guess it is OK. Bones, yes, it is hard to beat the weather, summer's here, it's very warm and sunny, it will be hot in the southern deserts as we chase the Dakar next week. All is well.

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Gary,
I am headed your way next week. Flying myself and my Versys into Quito then heading south to the tip, north to Columbia. I have 2 months to kill and a continent to cover.

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I was in Quito earlier this month and have to be back there next month, we could try and meet on the road (if you want) in Ecuador or Northern Peru. Cuenca, Ecuador would be a great place if our schedules workout. As an alternative, Cajamarca, Peru, or if your more adventuress Chachapoyas which is near the Kuelap ruins http://www.inkanatura.com/kuelap_chachapoyas.asp We are planning on visiting Kuelap in January.
I always cross the Ecuador/Peru frontier at Macara, it's an easy and friendly crossing, additionally, I stay of clear of Guayaquil. I love Ecuador!

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wishing you a very Happy New year 2013 and looking forward to the posting on Dakar.

Take care and safe ride.

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Gary,
I will keep in touch. Arriving in Quito on the 8th, staying with friends for a few days then heading south. I look forward to meeting up.

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Still in Quito. Bike is now supposed to be here on the 19th. I will believe it when I see it.


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Keith,
You flew your Versys down and it's 10 days late? It can be frustrating, years ago I shipped a moto to Australia, it showed up six weeks late. Touch base when you are on the road, I'm sure we will meet somewhere, I'm heading your direction but am running a few days late also.

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Kieth, pm sent, amigos, posting some of my Dakar photos tonight.
















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for the post on Dakar. Look like we have our own reporter for Dakar.

Take care buddy and be well.

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We are so screwed over when it comes to gas in this country especially in northern california. i just fille up for $2.93 at the shelland that is 87 octane
I filled up the other day. $28.00 NZ. = aprox $24.00 us. We pay $2.10 per liter 3.89 liters = 1 us gallon
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You lucky bugger. If you see any GHR Honda guys from Australia give them a wave for me. Top photo's mate..
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I filled up the other day. $28.00 NZ. = aprox $24.00 us. We pay $2.10 per liter 3.89 liters = 1 us gallon
3.78L = 1 US gallon....

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My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://the GREEN Energizer bunny, ke...h to D2D 2015!

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=83034
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Gary, Good to get the updates on your riding. I too traded out of my Versys last June, and don't post here often, although as you said, we have enough friends here, and miles on a Versys, (mine also had 60k on it when it moved out), to justify the occasional comment. I just sent you an Email about a friend coming your way. He's a great guy, and I hope you two can hook up. Cheers! - Miguel

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