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Old 11-08-2012, 06:15 AM   #1141
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I do believe that there is something else, it's not so much about what you see, but how you see it .
What is it ? Maybe your level of energy at the moment???
How can I find it ? Don't look for it, let it find you

My sentiments about Chapala

None of your references like it but me, there was a certain magic, even in the rain...
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:16 AM   #1142
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Great RR and pics!

Thank you very much!

Best greatings from Germany
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Schönen Gruß zurück nach Deutschland !
Good to have you along and glad that you are enjoying it .
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #1143
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My sentiments about Chapala

None of your references like it but me, there was a certain magic, even in the rain...


I hear you, Don Richard
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:26 PM   #1144
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Creel to Hidalgo del Parral

The road from Creel to Guachochi and Parral is one of the most impressive ones that I have ridden in Mexico. The views are amazing and so is the road itself, thousands of turns

Last photo before leaving the hotel in Creel






And then, off we went to have fun






















A very rare and unusual company for my bike










Photosession in the restaurant in Guachochi were we had lunch


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Old 11-08-2012, 08:01 PM   #1145
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Parral

In Parral we went to the Hotel Acosta, half a block from the Zocalo and with safe parking






We went right away to the old silver mine, hoping to get there before they close, and we got there just on time to get a guided tour










Still a few photo lessons ….






…and we were ready to go down , 85 meters underground






Nobody was worried, everybody was relaxed






After seeing this, Luisa finally agrees that the outhouses in some of the primitive campgrounds up north, are not so bad after all





By the time we got out of the mine, it was time for dinner and beer


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Old 11-08-2012, 10:33 PM   #1146
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If you decide that our outhouses are so nice that you want to turn around and head back north, way north, you two are welcome to use our outhouse anytime!

I'm still very much enjoying your trip!
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:44 AM   #1147
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If you decide that our outhouses are so nice that you want to turn around and head back north, way north, you two are welcome to use our outhouse anytime!

I'm still very much enjoying your trip!
Tom
Hi Tom, good to have you still along ! Be careful with these offers, we might pick you up on it ...especially now that the snow machine season starts
Greetings to the family
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:49 AM   #1148
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Durango

From Parral we went to Durango where I had a urgently needed back tire waiting for me,
Thanks Stephen for your help.

We left Parral early, nice cool weather






After getting my tire changed , we went to dinner with Stephen , SR, and his lovely family





Great company and great food






The following day we just walked around Durango, we took a ride on the cablecar









Downtown place










This cop was giving this kid a hard time for not having a head light on his bike, but at the end he let him go


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Old 11-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #1149
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Hi GuatRider, great to meet you and Louisa. We had a nice night out and it was fun to hear about your adventures. Good that you got to see the town a bit.

Stay safe on the home stretch.

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Old 11-11-2012, 04:53 AM   #1150
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Hi GuatRider, great to meet you and Louisa. We had a nice night out and it was fun to hear about your adventures. Good that you got to see the town a bit.

Stay safe on the home stretch.

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Thanks SR !
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:00 AM   #1151
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It's our third day in Zacatecas, even if yesterday does not really count...at least for me . I must have eaten something wrong the day before so I spent yesterday staying pretty close to the bathroom, in my room

We are staying at the Posada de Los Condes, a well located hotel with indoor (lobby) parking.
The local inmate ficoszac found us this place

Gracias Federico !!!
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:40 AM   #1152
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Durango

Here still a few pics from Durango, seems like I just can't get enough from the historical downtowns of all this great Mexican cities


This was our parking in the hotel where we met a german rider ,Mekongfrank, on his RTW for I don't remeber how many years. So the parking lot was pretty packed






The cathedral






This is the view of the zocalo that we had from the balcony of our room







And this was the view from our room, early in the morning before we headed out for Zacatecas






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Old 11-11-2012, 04:39 PM   #1153
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Julio/Luisa, what's your timeline?

Ok, ok, I know, you are retired and having fun so what's a "timeline".
I'll rephrase the question, what's you destination line looking like?
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:14 PM   #1154
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Julio/Luisa, what's your timeline?

Ok, ok, I know, you are retired and having fun so what's a "timeline".
I'll rephrase the question, what's you destination line looking like?
Like you said, still no idea... and pretty happy this way
We just arrived in Morelia an hour ago.
Would you prefer meeting in Puebla or in Oaxaca ? Both places are on our "no route"
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:17 PM   #1155
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Not sure on either destino.
I've got contractors, fumigators, painters, and relatives coming.
Not sure in which order either!
Puebla sounds intriguing and mole, pozole, and other oles sound inviting.
We could meet for breakfast, it's light at near 6am these days.
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