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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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