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Forum: Airheads 08-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,158
Posted By ricard
I started this thread almost exactly 8 years ago....

I started this thread almost exactly 8 years ago. Since then I've been to Mexico twice, both times running Avon Roadriders. Great on the street and packed dirt, absolutely suck on sand and mud. Red...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
There was some truck slaloming going on, and at...

There was some truck slaloming going on, and at one point a semi was slowly passing another taking the entire road. But I could see it comming and had room to pull to the side of the road. It wasn't...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Magdalena to Mexicalli

Thursday July 24th

A series of sprints between Oasis. The road through the Altair desert, north of the Sea of Cortez, is flanked by steep dry mountains to the north and sand to the south. At every...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
The Rifle fairing works great. It is light...

The Rifle fairing works great. It is light weight, does not adversly affect handling in any way, and greatly reduces fatigue over 60 mph. And, it deflects the really big bugs from striking you on the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Thanks for the note. I have not had an internet...

Thanks for the note. I have not had an internet connection for the last few days.
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
[QUOTE=Red Beer'd;24692229]I met this man! He and...

[QUOTE=Red Beer'd;24692229]I met this man! He and the gentleman second from the right presented us with Mexican flags when we were in Zacatecas! Members of a local club called Druidas. Seeing this...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Gomez Farias to Magdalena

Wednesday July 23rd

More twisty high desert mountain roads with sparse traffic until I reached Hwy 2. Hwy 2 runs east west, more or less along the border, and is a much more scenic and interesting...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Parral to Gomez Farias

Tuesday July 22nd

The road north from Parral passes through hills and rich farmland. The outskirts of Cuahtemoc feel like a mid west farm town. Modern farming equipment and big organized farms. At...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Parras to Parral

Monday July 21st

A day on the Autopista. The steady humm of the motor at 120kph. The cuota toll booths, watch for oil, one foot down, gloves off fishing for cash in pockets, drivers behind getting...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Thanks for the encouragement and advice. I am...

Thanks for the encouragement and advice. I am heading back north, although I've decided to skip the road to Linares and hwy 20 south of Monterey. Lingered to long in Zacatecas and Real de Catorce....
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Yes, I've been following this, it is tragic. I...

Yes, I've been following this, it is tragic. I rode Hwy 200 through Michoacan last year.
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Realde Catorce to Parras de la Fuente

Sunday July 20th

I'm laying on the bed in the Hostal El Farol, staring at the fan and the ceiling fifteen feet above me, as the rain buckets down into the courtyard outside my window.

I left...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Saturday in Real de Catorce

Saturday July 19th

An interesting german guy who interprets the I Ching.
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The low point...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Zacatecas to Real de Catorce

Friday July 18th

I left Zacatecas after a lost day spent in the hotel while the bacteria in my stomach were battling, and presumably loosing to, some new arrivals.

The road to Real de Catorce...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Tripletreat, Riding in Mexico is addictive, it...

Tripletreat,
Riding in Mexico is addictive, it gets in your blood. And makes you feel young. Road trips in the USA aren't quite the same.
I'm lucky that my wife is very understanding.
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Booger1, Your ride report from last year is...

Booger1,

Your ride report from last year is impressive, wish I'd seen it sooner. Did you notice that we both photographed the arch over the alley on the way down from the Teleferico?...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Aimless in Zacatecas 2

Wednesday July 16

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Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
SR, I wish I'd known about Hwy 23. I have...

SR,

I wish I'd known about Hwy 23. I have the Auto Club, Guia Roja and Garmin maps and none of them agree. Unfortunately I will miss Durango this trip. I enjoyed it immensely last year and my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Hey Eddywoodgo, It's almost time for me to...

Hey Eddywoodgo,
It's almost time for me to leave Zacatecas and head north. Tomorrow, Thursday, I'll ride to Real de Catorce. I considered heading to Durango and on to Mazatlan. However, there is a...
Forum: Americas 07-15-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 2,164,263
Posted By ricard
Thank you RW66 for a delicious Argentinian diner...

Thank you RW66 for a delicious Argentinian diner in Zacatecas.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
I went back to Zacatecas and watched the clouds...

I went back to Zacatecas and watched the clouds pass so low it seemed like I could touch them.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Santa Nino de Atocha, Plateros

Tuesday July 15

Rode an hour north of Zacatecas to the pilgramidge church of Plateros. Site of a 16th century silver mine and a miracle working statue of Santo Nino de Atocha. Here the colonnade...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Hi garthg I bought insurance online through...

Hi garthg

I bought insurance online through the "baja bound" website. The policy is through " Ace Seguros". I also bought "Med Jet" medical insurance. The temporary vehicle permit is also easy to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Thanks. He was sitting next to the door of the...

Thanks. He was sitting next to the door of the bar in the previous photos. He spoke to me at length when I looked in. I think he was explaining that it is a very old bar. The sign in front says 1895....
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Aimless in Zacatecas

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Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Gomez Palacio to Zacatecas

Sunday July 13

Autopista and lots of straight road, all paved, between Gomez Palacio and Zacatecas. Arrived before the rain started and in time to clean yesterdays mud off my boots.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
There was a band playing in the plaza on Friday...

There was a band playing in the plaza on Friday night and a lot of bikers hanging out. The ones I spoke to were real friendly. A few harley riders, but mostly big yamaha v-twins and a few gold wings.
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Parral to Gomez Palacio

Saturday July 12th

The road to Durango

I left Parral early and rode south towards Durango on the broad read line I saw on my map. The sky threatened rain and the highway turned to a dirt...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Creel to Parral

Friday, July 11

What were your dreams? Memo asks, explaining that it is the traditional Tarahumara greeting.

The road from Creel climbs up into the canyons. Occasional log houses, small fields...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Creel

Thursday July 10th

Woke up at the hostal La Troje de Adobe as the sun was breaking through the mist. Angelico and Memo made a delicious breakfast. Awake and fortified I headed out into the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
The scenery was spectacular and I didn't crash...

The scenery was spectacular and I didn't crash crossing the river near Yecora, that road was a fortuitous mistake. The wheel still seems true, so I'm not worrying about the spoke.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Basaseachic to Creel

Wednesday, July 9th

In the morning the pine forests of Basaseachic were shrouded in mist as the silver miners raced to work, creating new pot holes. I climbed higher on the twisty road dodging...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Sahuaripa to Basaseachic

Tuesday July 8th - The road to Yecora and one bent spoke.

Maybe the ranchers I asked directed me along the shortcut to Yecora through the mountains. The California Auto Club Map, I've trusted as a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Banamichi to Sahuaripa

Monday, July 7th.

After a delicious breakfast at Los Arcos, Tom drove me out to see his friend Stevan De La Rosa. Stevan has a small farm just outside of Banamichi, on which he has hand built an...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Hey Federico, Roy "RW66" and I were just talking...

Hey Federico, Roy "RW66" and I were just talking about you and Jose. I'll probably be in Zacatecas on Sunday. Sorry I'll miss you. Hope to see you again. - Watch out for the brown bears.
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 2,164,263
Posted By ricard
Turkey Creek, Thanks for the hospitality, the...

Turkey Creek, Thanks for the hospitality, the route suggestions and the tour of the surrounding countryside. You and Lynn have a wonderful spot there. A few pictures over on my "Towards Zacatecas on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Sierra Vista to Banamichi

I crossed the border in Naco Arizona. An extremely laid-back experience. I was the only vehicle, chatted with the customs guy and was able to watch part of a Power Rangers episode while sitting in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Los Angeles to Sierra Vista Arizona

582 miles through the desert north of the border wall. 105 degree heat. Gas stations in Arizona offer cool-down areas.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,014
Posted By ricard
Towards Zacatecas on an Airhead

Leaving Los Angeles in the morning for a three week ride in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains of Mexico.
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Forum: Americas 06-19-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 2,164,263
Posted By ricard
Schizz, thanks for the suggestions. Is...

Schizz, thanks for the suggestions.



Is this north east of Fresnillo?
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