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Old 01-31-2011, 01:01 PM   #1
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Cool2 Huasteca de Nuevo Leon

I do not recall if I ever shared this ride on this site. It Was done back in 2009 along with Andres and Oscar and other couple riders.

Many of the roads we rode are not even shown in google (they can be seen but are not marked as a road.

anyhow, the importance is that these roads are very hard to ride since there are parts with lots of loose gravel and big pointy rocks, steep passes and so on.

To start you need to cross all monterrey city and go to Santa Catarina town, from there is easy, just follow the Rio Santa catarina side road up to the Rompepicos Dam. This dam is the one that "protects" Monterrey from the devastating force of the river when it rains hard. What would happpend recently after the Erik hurrican if this breakig dam would not be there? dont know.

well, here they are:

pics start at Santa Catarina Monterrrey and sorroundings














the photograper itself







I like a lot this picture I did take from Oscar in front of me



entering the Cañon Huasteca Nuevoleonesa










we made a quick stop to climbup to a Mirador of the Cañon











now going to the fun roads












Arriving to Presa Rompepicos (Rompe Picos Dam)



we were on the dry season, so there is not water at all running on the bed of the river





no water is contained on the "dam" because is only to break the tremendous force of the water during the rainy season.

Check the size of the tunnel to let the water go thru














Now check the aerial view of the dam, when the Erick Hurricane got to these mountains. See the water going thru the same tunnel we ride thru? (photos courtesy of news paper)



the same river bed, now with some water



more pics later
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:06 PM   #2
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Thanks for the pictures. I lived down in Monterrey in 2004 and these pics bring back fond memories.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:12 PM   #3
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whenever you find yourself before a bifurcation..... Take it !!






just kiddin, we knew that we needed to take the road to EL PAJONAL.









the views were getting better and better








after some pretty rough riding areas, (no pics since I was so busy dodgeting rocks and trying not to fall down) we got to el pajonal and make a stop at the local "major's" house for a cold soda.

this village is only 11 inhabitants




















the peace that feels here, is somethign awesome, nothing to worry about it, just watch your make a living assets (animals or crop) and that is enough to have the right food and shelter. Freedom that can hardly be understood by most of us city guys.







now leaving El Pajonal, for more fun roads.....

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Old 01-31-2011, 05:22 PM   #4
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Oh man, another excellent ride, thanks for posting it.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for the pictures. I lived down in Monterrey in 2004 and these pics bring back fond memories.

hope you can return soon to do some riding out there!
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:02 AM   #6
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From El Pajonal, we continued to go for the last part (and most rough) to reach Laguna de Sanchez to spend the night there.

from











finally the road took his toll on Oscar














these river beds were so fully of loose gravel, that made us dance Zapateado con Mariachi....

















a short break for a snack






now getting on easy roads and closer to laguna de sanchez.






puerto Del Conejo











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Old 02-02-2011, 08:14 AM   #7
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Thanks for posting the pics, Arte. I rode some of those roads in 2009, too. Absolutely stunning scenery.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:16 PM   #8
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Thanks for posting the pics, Arte. I rode some of those roads in 2009, too. Absolutely stunning scenery.

yes it is stunning. I hope to ride there again before this summer.
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