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Forum: Americas 01-24-2015, 07:20 AM
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Posted By SR
This is a no brainer. The free road west from...

This is a no brainer. The free road west from Mazatlán to Durango is one of the best motorcycle roads in North America. 200 km of curves across the Sierra Madre, Durango, Zacatecas, Guanajuato.
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
I was thinking more along the lines of a log...

I was thinking more along the lines of a log cabin in the Sierra! This truck should get there sometime next week!...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By SR
+1, what Sleddog said. Ay Cabron! Malaria...

+1, what Sleddog said.

Ay Cabron! Malaria everywhere in Durango:eek1
Forum: Americas 01-18-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
I rode up the Espinazo today. Beautiful weather...

I rode up the Espinazo today. Beautiful weather and very little traffic. On a Sunday afternoon I saw maybe a dozen big trucks on the whole route! I passed probably a couple dozen touring and sport...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 142,757
Posted By SR
Finally some photos!:clap Classic example of...

Finally some photos!:clap

Classic example of a colonial era silver milling "patio". Mina de Las Rayas, GTO.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patio_process
Forum: Americas 01-04-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
Good news and perfect timing. That will give the...

Good news and perfect timing. That will give the Espinazo a day or two to thaw out.

http://www.elsiglodedurango.com.mx/noticia/564617.se-cristalizo-la-autopista-a-mazatlan-.html

...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
I've been through La Balleza a few times and it...

I've been through La Balleza a few times and it is a really small rancho. I would lean towards staying in Parral. There may be somewhere more interesting near the Centro of Parral, but I like to...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
Thar route is about 500 kms of nearly solid...

Thar route is about 500 kms of nearly solid curves!

If you don't get the GPS loaded just make note of the small towns along the route. There are some long stretches with only one paved road, a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 247,624
Posted By SR
[QUOTE=AtomicGeo;25798814]Filling a request for a...

[QUOTE=AtomicGeo;25798814]Filling a request for a pic of my ride...

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc176/rodrigeo/2014%20WR450F/WP_20140920_006_zpsbf4044e6.jpg

Nice looking bike! Is that...
Forum: Americas 12-25-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26,918
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Posted By SR
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10418529_756733807728690_9189381701916269531_n.jpg?oh=9d0daebcf6c706aecb8b4520437f3140&oe=553BFBDF&__gda__=1429138691_fade8e33d413c97fc6...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 247,624
Posted By SR
Thanks, that looks nice! It made me go over to...

Thanks, that looks nice! It made me go over to the Seat Concepts website, and then my credit card fell out of my wallet and landed on my desk in front of me and then................. I hate it when...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 247,624
Posted By SR
Looking good SOG! Report back on that Seat...

Looking good SOG! Report back on that Seat Concepts seat. I keep hoping my stock seat will break in some day. So far I've felt no advance.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 247,624
Posted By SR
I never could find a Magura listed for my 2012...

I never could find a Magura listed for my 2012 WR450F, so I took a chance and ordered the one listed for the YZ450 and it fits. I cant remember if I ordered directly from Magura or from Rocky...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 247,624
Posted By SR
I have a Magura on mine and I think it is totally...

I have a Magura on mine and I think it is totally worth it. :thumb After uncorking, a bigger gas tank and hand guards, I think it's one of the best mods you can make.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 247,624
Posted By SR
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 142,757
Posted By SR
Playa Novillero is a very chill little beach town...

Playa Novillero is a very chill little beach town located about 35 km west of you on the coast. They have a couple of hotels and a few restaurants. A good place to relax. They will let you ride on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 142,757
Posted By SR
<IFRAME height=315...

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Awesome!
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 142,757
Posted By SR
Come on! Tell us about your night in the...

Come on! Tell us about your night in the Sierra!:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 142,757
Posted By SR
Did anyone notice from his SPOT page where Junya...

Did anyone notice from his SPOT page where Junya slept last night? Nice adventure Junya.:freaky I cant wait to hear about last night. I'm glad to see you on the move again this morning!
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 247,624
Posted By SR
Beautiful bike!:thumb

Beautiful bike!:thumb
Forum: Americas 11-30-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
:hmmmmm It is not that hard or expensive to...

:hmmmmm

It is not that hard or expensive to take the bike to a shipping company like Tres Gueras or Potesinos, have them strap it to a pallet and send it anywhere you want in Mexico, either to PV...
Forum: Americas 11-29-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
SD, these cold snaps usually only last a week or...

SD, these cold snaps usually only last a week or so. It could be very nice by the time you get here. I think it is fun to bundle up for a while and then feel it warm up as the altitude drops. Hand...
Forum: Americas 11-28-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
Stromdog, I see from his SPOT that he is already...

Stromdog, I see from his SPOT that he is already in Parral, so he has passed the "short cut". The route that you mention would take him through the La Rosalia, which is supposedly the coldest...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,913
Posted By SR
I was on the new road down to Batopillas about a...

I was on the new road down to Batopillas about a month ago and it was fun! :D It is about 80% paved from Samachique with maybe 10% old road and 10% construction zone.

I just finished this book. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,183
Posted By SR
Subscribed!:lurk

Subscribed!:lurk
Forum: Americas 10-21-2014, 12:40 PM
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Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
I've owned both in Mexico. Both are great, both...

I've owned both in Mexico. Both are great, both are bulletproof. The KLR is more utilitarian but IMO the VSTROM is sportier and more fun to ride. Maybe if I was in Southern Mexico with smaller...
Forum: Americas 10-19-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
Nice!:thumb

Nice!:thumb
Forum: Americas 10-19-2014, 11:24 AM
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Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
Correcto!:D RW couldn't decide between...

Correcto!:D

RW couldn't decide between taking the KLR or the Triumph. I told him you took the Ducati, but he chose the KLR. The connection between Jesus Maria and Zacatecas still has about 20 km...
Forum: Americas 10-19-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
Thanks Amigo. RW and I had a great time! The...

Thanks Amigo. RW and I had a great time! The countryside and weather were beautiful.

I think that route is probably some of the best motorcycle riding in North America. Hundreds of kilometers...
Forum: Americas 10-18-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
That looks good! Great ride today Amigo! It...

That looks good! Great ride today Amigo! It looks like we visited the states of Durango, Nayarit, Jalisco and Zacatecas. My GPS says 820 km. I estimate about 500 were curves. You gotta knock the...
Forum: Americas 10-15-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
It's epic! Should be nice weather too!:thumb

It's epic! Should be nice weather too!:thumb
Forum: Americas 10-15-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
How can you tell? Are there still empty beer...

How can you tell? Are there still empty beer cans all over the ground?:lol3
Forum: Americas 10-12-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
Let me get this straight, you rode down the...

Let me get this straight, you rode down the Espinazo and back to the US without a clutch? Wow!:freaky.

The clutch actuator on my VSTROM is right in front of the front sprocket and I have...
Forum: Americas 10-09-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/v...

https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/v/t1.0-9/1011732_10201242616605670_917486748_n.jpg?oh=1289cabc203f6e7a500fd34e90a9dbcb&oe=54B0F1CA
This one is kind of similar. What are the odds?
Forum: Americas 10-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
97% pavement. Maybe the last 5-10 km to Topia is...

97% pavement. Maybe the last 5-10 km to Topia is dirt. I have never gotten off the highway to go there but I would like to next time I am in the area.
Forum: Americas 09-27-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
Wow! I don't think I've ever been on a motorcycle...

Wow! I don't think I've ever been on a motorcycle at 4am.:eek1 You must have been halfway to the border by daylight! :lol3
Forum: Americas 09-27-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
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Forum: Americas 09-27-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Latin America 09-24-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,550
Posted By SR
Paved roads in Western Mexico: 1) The 500 km...

Paved roads in Western Mexico:

1) The 500 km very curvy, very long paved road SW from Durango city through Jesus Maria to San Blas Nayarit. I dont think it has a name but it is a lot of fun? Get...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26,918
Views: 2,259,685
Posted By SR
Thanks Amigo. I did not stay at Juanita's. I...

Thanks Amigo. I did not stay at Juanita's. I arrived in the pouring rain and stopped at the first hotel I saw with secure parking. Camino de San Pedro, or something like that? It was just ok. Newer...
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