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Old 11-18-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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You can't drive to Yelapa?

oh yeah.
http://www.vallartaonline.com/inform...PlacetoEscape/
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:48 PM   #2
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greg (SprintST) and i did it! here's greg pointing the way.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:50 PM   #3
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:53 PM   #4
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greg is getting his dirt on.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:55 PM   #5
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here we go. gonna drop almost 2600' in a very short time straight down to Yelapa.
sick is an understatement .
banderas bay (puerto vallarta) in the background.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:58 PM   #6
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yep we're heading down there, yelepa.
a handfull of people (if that many) use this road every month.
everyone comes in via boat (that's puerto vallarta in the background, a 45min boat ride away)...but we're advers right?
we don't need no stinking boats!

ps this is the hang gliding launch site down to Y.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:34 PM   #7
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The Road to Yelapa

OK Bill, let's get one thing straight right from the start. You might call that a road, and you posted some pretty tame pictures to give people that impression. Was I on a different road?

For a place that has next to no information online about anything but water access we managed to find road signs. Local knowledge I guess. Here's Bill leading the way.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:23 AM   #8
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For a place that has next to no information online about anything but water access we managed to find road signs. Local knowledge I guess. Here's Bill leading the way.
add to that I google earthed an incredible amount prior to get a lay of the land.
I knew the road from this ( http://www.palapainyelapa.com/pages/road.html ) was there after asking anyone and everyone...the big sign was just a huge bonus I never expected

here's more info I just found:
http://vallartainfo.com/yelapa.html
http://forum.ih8mud.com/trails-event...oad-trail.html

here's a view of the drop amount from the water level. nothing can explain how steep the "road" really is.
down in is on the backseat as far as humanly possible and all the braking your body can muster. we needed to stop every 10 minutes because of the front brake hand pump. it's impossible w/ any moisture in the dirt what so ever!








note: not my pic

here's the map...or notice the lack of any road noted.



however this map says yes...i'm liking this map!

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You might call that a road, and you posted some pretty tame pictures to give people that impression. Was I on a different road?
nope. same steep as hell road. if I stopped in most places to take a pic I would have fallen all the way down to Yelapa

until that amazing overlook it really wasn't that steep and then cliff time. it was all new to me.

the real nice thing is that ride to the overlook is possible by most anyone for future ref.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:41 PM   #10
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Started getting a little bumpy somewhere around here.
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Might not look like much to many of you inmates but for me it was the most intense off-road riding I've ever done. I loved it! To be fair though neither of us knew what we were getting into that day. Now we do.

Started to look more like this in short order.
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And then some of this ... starting to test my off-road abilities
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I didn't feel like it was the right time to be taking many pictures that day since I was starting to hang on for dear life once we hit "The Road".

I did come back to Yelapa via water taxi with my girlfriend and we're still here, until tomorrow that is. Wanting some pictures we hiked back out to the road for a bit and stuff like this is what Bill didn't have in his collection of pics.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:53 PM   #14
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:59 PM   #15
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I'm currently on a snails pace ride southbound from Ottawa Ontario to Tierre del Fuego. I had the real pleasure of hooking up with Bill in Sayulita Mexico. I'd been turned on to the idea of going to Yelapa a few years ago by a dearly departed friend who used to love it there and I wanted to find out what all the fuss was about.

Having to deal with rocks and sand and washouts etc. this day gave me some good experience getting off the pavement for the rest of my ride.
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