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Old 07-24-2012, 07:59 AM   #45
MikeMike
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The "Jimmy Ride" is a slight variation of the Perote to Xalapa route. Usually, the Jimmy is done from Veracruz with an open fire cooked Mexican steak breakfast or egg and sausage or both (yes!) with extra jalapenos and raw onions for added zing, and then half way along the back road from Teocelo to Perote you take the little left marked "Quimixtlan" and cross into Puebla (where the roads are good and the salsas are better) and then you head over the mountain and down the other side into Guadalupe Victoria, Puebla and then do the 5 haciendas route to Ciudad Serdan, Puebla. The first of four variations of the Jimmy Ride is when you opt for Saltillo Lafragua half way down the mountain to Guadalupe Victoria and then go to the very aptly named "Maravillas" and then to Gonzalez Ortega and then on to La Gloria, Veracruz where the H1N1 flu virus supposedly originated with a little boy there that was named "patient zero" by the medical fraternity.
It's called the Jimmy because Jimmex did it with myself, the Mystery Rider, and a buddy of mine, Jorge in a thick fog and rain that got even thicker on the return after we left Jimmy in Guadalupe Victoria. Hopefully, your visit will coincide with the presence of the Mystery Rider. Guaranteed fun. LOL!
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