Day 121 – Boquete, PA to Panama City, PA

Day 121 – Boquete, PA to Panama City, PA      12/20/10      Mileage: 311

Today was a transit day with a little over 300 miles of mostly super-slab down the Pan American Highway to Panama City. I spent several hours in the morning updating the blog and bouncing emails, so I got a late start and arrived late in the day and had to ride the last few miles at night…something I loath doing.

Some nice section of road coming out of the mountains before the Pan American super slab…

I think I like the new bridge better…

What to do when you’re grinding down 200 miles of interstate…dick around with the camera of course!

I’m doing 60 in the picture above…looks like I’m standing on the side of the road…

 The big news for the day however is that I found a solution to my rear shock problem…or more specifically, a solution found me! Ricor Racing Shocks, maker of high performance motorcycle shocks, has offered to “sponsor” my ride! I was speechless at the offer and it took me all of about 3 seconds to think that one over! So, Don from Ricor is sending me one of their high performance shocks and a set of “Intiminator” inertia valves for my front forks…for free.

Shameless plug:  www.ricorshocks.com

Out of the ashes of a big problem comes an opportunity to make my bike better than new! The KLR is an unsophisticated motorcycle and that goes for the suspension as well. Having the opportunity to not only solve my current problem but make the suspension perform much better than new is a huge bonus! It also could not have come at a better time as the worst (best?) roads of the trip will soon be under my wheels in the mountains of Peru and the Bolivian Altiplano. So a big thanks to Ricor for helping me out of a jam!! With that, it’s on to Colombia and South America!!!

Advertisements

12 Responses to Day 121 – Boquete, PA to Panama City, PA

  1. Dori says:

    If I ever need some motorcycle shocks I am definitely going with the Ricors!

    • Lenny says:

      Ha….thanks Dori! Yeah, I got lucky that Don from Ricor was following my blog…he got in touch with me when he read I was having trouble my rear shock…pretty cool stuff. How are you?!

  2. Arlene says:

    A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO DON AND RICOR FROM A VERY GRATEFUL MOTHER. THAT IS GREAT LENNY. MAKES ME FEEL MUCH BETTER.

    WE ARE OFF TO LISA’S. HAVE A GREAT DAY AND HAVE YOU DECIDED TO SHIP THE BIKE AND FLY??
    EVERYONE LOVES THE BLOG AND WILL BE HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT RICOR AND THE SHOCKS, ETC.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL. SHALOM, MOM

  3. Lynn Hilliard says:

    Lenny, that is outrageous! Good for you – you must be totally thrilled. Great news – have fun. Lynn

  4. Jill says:

    YAY! see I told you, could have made a few phone calls from the get go, who knows what interest you could have turned up!!! great news!!! Micks tonight for the tree trimming gig……be safe ox

  5. Carla Friedman says:

    Fantastic news about the sponsor.

  6. Arlene says:

    JILL, THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT ABOUT MY COMMENTS. YOU KNOW ME, I SAY IT AS IT IS AND LOVE PEOPLE.

    YOU AND PAUL ENJOY YOUR BEAUTIFUL TWINS ON THEIR FIRST CHRISTMAS. BE WELL AND BE HAPPY TO EVERYONE ELSE WHO FOLLOWS THE BLOG..

    LENNY, SO GLAD YOU SHIPPED THE BIKE AND ARE FLYING. ONLY ANOTHER MOTHER WOULD APPRECIATE HOW HAPPY I AM. FROM ONE PROUD AND HAPPY MOM.

  7. Arlene says:

    Welcome to South America.Hope that your flight and the bikes went well. We are off to Jacquie and Hank in the morning and we hope we don’t get snowed in. Terrible, terrible rain, floods and mud slides in Calif, etc. You picked a good time to be away.

    Be well and be safe. You must feel really great knowing that you are getting the best to fix the bike.
    Love ya, Mom

  8. Tracy says:

    Awesome news Lenny. Finally, a sponsor!!!! Good Job!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: