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Old 04-12-2008, 02:58 PM   #157
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Malinalco To Morelia

I've been in Zacatecas for a week now but the road to get here was quite an adventure. Between two maps and the Zumo, I was able to plot a route that cut diagonally northwest, skipping all of the cuotas. In fact, the route ended up being half dirt (by time, not distance) and took two days - including an overnight in Morelia. It was awesome.

At times the "road" became little more than a goat trail with a thick canopy of foliage. I passed several fully-loaded burros. I was never too far from pavement, though. Early on I had a long run on dirt, so I stopped to drop the pressure in my front tire. Right around the next corner the pavement started again. After a fair amount of road I stopped at a Pemex to fill up and return the tire to street pressure... and less than a mile later I was back on dirt. Sigh.

The path to Morelia passed by a nice lake with a lot of Mexican tourists:

Some of the architecture reminds me of Lake Tahoe:

The dam spillway:

More flood-control fun:

I really like these dirt roads through farmland:

Once more I found myself on MEX 15 east of Morelia. It's a windy well-paved road with little traffic. This time I made the entire way without a flat tire!

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