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Old 11-24-2012, 06:08 PM   #91
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I know how he feels about the frustration, I found I could read it and understand it better than speak it but managed to get buy.

Not hijacking the guy's RR but I tried RS and it wasn't working for me. the program I bought and liked is "Visual Spanish" here's a link to a free demo: http://www.spanishprograms.com/


and it's a lot cheaper than Rosetta Stone

http://www.amazon.com/Visual-Link-Sp.../dp/B0000C08KK


Just saying........... Booger, glad your home, I am ready to head back down there is really so much more good than negatives down there Thanks for taking us along.
Thanks for adding that link, I will be looking at it soon.
And thanks for following along the whole time Idaho.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:36 PM   #92
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Really enjoyed your trip Booger------you tell a good story and I felt everything you felt.

Thanks so much !!!!

I wish I was a younger stronger guy like you---------I'm getting to where I can't pick up my 950 anymore so it has gone for sale. You had yourself in a real fix for a bit-------and I imagined that it was me----------I'd still be there----or at least my bones

So much of Baja all tore up and deserted I keep hearing and seeing. I'm thinkin' it's time to go back.

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Old 11-24-2012, 06:55 PM   #93
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Great report. Nothing like riding Mexico.

And you really need to talk with your bank- they screwed you but good.

To find the value of the old pesos, you basically lop three zeros off.

So, those pesos are worth about 1 peso each. If that.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #94
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Really enjoyed your trip Booger------you tell a good story and I felt everything you felt.

Thanks so much !!!!

I wish I was a younger stronger guy like you---------I'm getting to where I can't pick up my 950 anymore so it has gone for sale. You had yourself in a real fix for a bit-------and I imagined that it was me----------I'd still be there----or at least my bones

So much of Baja all tore up and deserted I keep hearing and seeing. I'm thinkin' it's time to go back.

BigDog
Thanks, your comments mean alot coming from you.
If you find yourself down in Mexico agian, let me know, I'll help pick your bike up.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:42 PM   #95
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Great report. Nothing like riding Mexico.

And you really need to talk with your bank- they screwed you but good.

To find the value of the old pesos, you basically lop three zeros off.

So, those pesos are worth about 1 peso each. If that.
Well it took a week and half to get it straightened out, but they finally caved and gave me back full value. But they did let something slip. They had just fired a guy who may have been responsible for the bad money.
Fortunately I still had the receipt and that's how they tracked down who was responsible.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:01 PM   #96
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Booger,
My travels have taught me more Spanish than a beginners class....but having a bilingual person help is invaluable.

The Latinos who are patient with me when I am south generally smile when I explain: "Si, hablo Espanol....pero sin verbos".................................. "Yes, I speak Spanish....but without verbs."


I have never really studied my verb tables (lazy), but try to increase my vocabulary when I can.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:33 AM   #97
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Great pics and great story..
I got nervous for you several times i really enjoyed it
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:13 AM   #98
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Great RR Booger and thanks for sharing. Been there and 'felt' that and always had that feeling of was it me or the air but that is the sense of all travels off our "beaten path". In a few quick days you have a life time of memories. That is irreplacable. Would love to join if you venture south again for a multi day trip. Cheers mate. Michael
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:36 AM   #99
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Great report Been down to Batopilas twice and that road sure is torn up since the last time I was there.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:37 PM   #100
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I enjoyed your RR very much! I guess the Cartel's are another reason not to ride at night. Glad you made it out in one piece. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Later
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:22 PM   #101
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Loved the RR and can appreciate the excitement with your brush with the cartel. Glad you are safe and have a lifelong memory.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:54 PM   #102
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Great report thanks!!!!
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:26 PM   #103
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Good stuff

Nice ride report. Looks like a great trip. Wish I had the drive to take the photo's and document rides I do but I just don't seem to. Enjoyed reading your trip though. Cheers
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #104
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Nice ride report. Looks like a great trip. Wish I had the drive to take the photo's and document rides I do but I just don't seem to. Enjoyed reading your trip though. Cheers
Thanks for reading it.
I do enjoy sharing my adventures with everyone, almost as much as taking them.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:25 PM   #105
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The steps of Zacatecas

Not being of RR quality, meaning not a whole lot of riding pics, but mostly of one city and our experience with the people of Mexico.
I didn't want to start a whole new thread, but I still wanted to share our experience with everyone, I just tagged it on to my last trip.
Hope that doesn't confuse anyone.


Still needing to learn Spanish we set off for a school in Zacatecas (Fenix Institute) in hopes to improve our Spanish.
Why did we pick Zacatecas? Simply, do a google search of the city and we knew this was a place to immures ourselves in the culture.

We leave a day earlier than planned because the excitement level is to high and we want to get there.
Our first pic is with the Boss of the Aduana in Auga Preita, A great guy who is excited to see us entering the country he loves.



He insisted on a photo with us.

Our second stop was of Paquimé in Nuevo Casas Grandes. I went here last October, but Cheryl hadn't been, so this stop was for her to see.







If you want to see more pics, read back a few pages to see more, however this time the rain has made everything blum and has a different look to it now.

Maybe this was the right turn, but not taking us where we wanted, we find this place.



The thunder is starting to clap and the sky opens up. The traffic on the Cuota is down to 35 mph which makes us feel more comfortable, we can barely make out the road 2 car lengths ahead, but the people kind of box us in so that we don't get rear ended, very nice.



We make it into Torreon unharmed but wet to the bone.
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