We finally make it to Xilitla OR Scars are tattoos with better stories
The first weekend in November (this year) a motley crew from the upper Midwest agreed to accompany me on a trip to Xilitla. This would be my third attempt to make it.
This first time we were having too much fun on the dirt roads around Galeana and Real de Catorce and the second time we took a wrong turn and ended up in Patzcuaro.
This time the plan was to enter Mexico and go to Galeana then work our way down to Xilitla and then decide what was next. That plan lasted until a few days before we left when we decided to just shoot straight south.
Six of us traveled from Minnesota and Illinois to meet in Pharr, TX where we left the cars, trailers and the new Luxovan.
Kevin [Powershouse] on a X-Challenge
Paul[Streeter] on a Versys
Bob on a K75 and Susan on a F800ST
Dean on a DR650
Me on a DR650, getting some advice on which missions to visit.
Four more traveled together in a giant SUV pulling a trailer to Brownsville.
Craig [Olekaw] on a KLR and Linda[wanderc2c] on a DR650
Betty on a DR650
Peter on a R100GS.
Here is our SPOT track.
My intent is to provide a framework for the report that others can contribute to as they see fit.
We'll have more detailed tracks and elevations as usual. We also have thousands of pictures to share. Maybe we won't use all of them.
There will be pre-trip drama as well as on-trip drama, creative roadside repairs and a visit with an ADV legend.
Unless ocurre un milagro the next post from me will be Monday.