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Old 07-03-2013, 05:53 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by bigdave-gs View Post
Trice, I'm about 200 miles north of you in the hill country, mostly limestone hills and cactus. Rocks are the best things grown in the fields up here . I'll get my camera out and take a picture of the land I ride my BMW 1150 GSA on.
Post up those photos, Dave

Like I said a few posts back - this Sierra Madre ride all but killed any fear I might have had about any terrain.


I explained it to Jimmex in a phone call about 1/2 hour ago:

You are so beat up, so tired, and so wanting to get to the cabin at Mexiguillo or the hotel in Mazatlán, that your survival brain takes over and you just push through stuff that in an academic environment when you have time to think about it would stop you in your track.

Deep sand washouts next to a 2,000m drop? Gun it.

Down hill reverse switchback with no discernable line? Oh well.

Remember: Plenty of guys on ADV grew up with their dads on dirt bikes and have great ride reports of dancing all over all kinds of terrain.

Guys like me, up until very recently, puckered at the idea of deep sand and riding dirt in the rain.

Well, you can go to Rawhyde or take a few years and dabble in it.

Or come on the Ruta ATV from Durango and get it over in 2 days!
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