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How to handle a big motorcycle accident in Guatemala

I spent a couple of days hanging out in Antigua, trying to avoid riding in the rain before I hit the border with El Salvador. But, the rain never stopped, and I got itchy feet to get moving, so I … Continue reading

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Living on Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala

I contacted the manufacturer of my rear suspension (Cogent Dynamics) to let them know what had happened to my suspension and what options I had to get it fixed or replaced. Luckily, Cogent is a kick-ass company and offered to … Continue reading

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Crossing into Guatemala – accidents, police problems, and beautiful scenery

Leaving San Cristobal de las Casas early in the morning, in the freezing cold and draped in fog, I made it to the La Mesilla border crossing at the frontier of Guatemala. I hadn’t done much research on the border … Continue reading

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Moto-exploring in Oaxaca, Mexico

With only a few days left on my 6-month Mexico visa, I don’t have a lot of time to spend in Oaxaca. But, I spent almost 2 months in this state before and know some places that I want to … Continue reading

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A little Spring Break action in Cancun, and getting back on the saddle (finally!)

February 20th – March 25th, 2011 With only a month left on my tourist Visa for Mexico, and still without the parts I need for my motorcycle, I had to make some decisions on how to get the parts in … Continue reading

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Interview – 5 Months of Motorcycling in Mexico with Stephen Sper

My good friend and film-maker, Ben Slavin, over at www.MotorcycleMexico.com, asked me to do an interview with him last week and I happily obliged. We talked about traveling in Mexico, speaking Spanish, safety, and lots of other topics. Ben has … Continue reading

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Staying in Guadalajara for the next month

I’m in Guadalajara now and may stay here for a month to study Spanish and relax. It’s nice being in a modern big city, and reminds me a lot of being in a major city in the States – the … Continue reading

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I’ll be in Zacatecas, Mexico for the next week or 2

I’ve signed up for Spanish classes at the Fenix Language Institute in Zacatecas, Mexico, for the next week or two. The school was highly recommended by some people I met at the Villa Colonial Hostel, where I will be staying … Continue reading

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Video – getting stuck in the desert sand of Baja, Mexico

Here’s another sweet video that Ben put together of us getting stuck in some deep sand in the desert near Puertecitos, Baja, Mexico. I was able to make it out on my fresh Mefo Explorer rear tire, but Ben needed … Continue reading

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Video – crashing on a trail near the US/Mexico border

Here’s a great video that Ben took when we were trail riding at the US/Mexico border near Tecate. I take a spill at 2:25 after taking a sandy turn a little to fast. Click through to Vimeo if the video … Continue reading

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