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Old 04-14-2013, 08:03 AM   #136
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:15 AM   #137
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #138
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Thank you for taking us along. I will check out the mentioned thread on safety in Mexico for sure.
My wife and I have been to Cozumel a dozen times and Cancun once. We knew that was not the real flavor of Mexico, and I wanted to see the real Mexico. But my wife was not too excited about getting off the beaten path, and I get that.
With a total hip replacement, and 7 knee operations she worries about me getting f$&@ed up down there and stranded. I am in good shape and ride a lot, but at age 62 I have a short window to do the dream rides I have worked for the past 35 years.
At 67 you give me hope! I will be planning and convincing my wife it is doable with the help of ADV riders like yourself and others living in Mexico.
Thanks for taking a fellow rider albeit geezer along. I look forward to your posts.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:43 PM   #139
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Nordo... there are a lot of us... and getting even a minor injury as I have changes your whole trip and the experience of it. Because of my messed up knee I have met a lot of caring and talented healers down here. People I never would have met had I not been injured. I have also had to go more slowly and stay in some places longer. The experience is all the richer for it in many ways. I probably not have spent a week in San Cristobal de las Casas had I not been newly injured. I did not see the place the way I normally see a town, covering great distances on foot and finding many out of the way places. I had a pretty set pattern of where I would go, how slowly I would get there and what I would do...curiously I learned that there were other people who moved slowly and had set patterns and our paths were wonderfully congruent. The best parts of life can be that way!
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:52 PM   #140
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:15 PM   #141
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:49 PM   #142
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:08 AM   #143
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:25 AM   #144
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Thanks guys! Hey Steve! Right place, right time! I was on the deck next to the pool stretching my bum knee and there it was...timing!
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:00 AM   #145
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4/16/13 - Mexico 15 - Acaponeta to Mazatlan Playas

This was a good easy ride of a little over 100 miles. The cuota and libre pretty much parallel each other and the traffic is light on the libre so you can make pretty good time. As in so many places in Mexico they are doing road improvements so the libre will be as good as the quota in the parts that they are working on. I chose to take the cuota for the last part of the route so I wouldn't have to go through Esquinapa... just wanted to save time and get to the hotel I had reserved. The hotel, Playa Mazatlan, was recommended by Skip Mascorro of MotoDiscovery and is really first rate. I chose an Ocean Front room at $107/night, the most I have spent in Mexico, and it is worth every penny. The room is huge, the bed is comfortable, there is filtered water from a tap (I used the SteriPen anyway, better safe than sorry), the restaurant is good and if you book the room on line you get a credit voucher for $14/US which brings the room cost down to $93. While it is good and possible to be frugal here in Mexico (my dinner of birria and a beer in Acaponeta was delicious and cost $45 pesos around $3.75US) It is nice to splurge once in awhile on food and lodging. There are some great restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and the prices reflect the quality.

Today on to the ferry around 1PM for a 4PM departure and 10AM arrival in La Paz. It will be great to see the sun setting over the Sea of Cortez... at some point during the voyage we will cross the Tropic of Cancer. Mazatlan is just South of it La Paz is North. The ferry is not cheap. For me, the bike and a standard room (recommended by many folks) it is $2733. MP or around $226. US. I am really doing it for the experience of an overnight sea voyage at the mouth of the Sea of Cortez. I am looking forward to it... the expected delays and hassles and all!
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:51 AM   #146
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My timing is not very good, I would have gone out to Villa Union and rode in with you, give you the 25 peso tour as it were.
But duty calls and I am back at work...

Next time...
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:44 AM   #147
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That would have been great! Next time! My knee is better but I have not been enjoying a lot of "recreational" moto riding. Just trying to get home at this point. One day at a time!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:15 AM   #148
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Rocky, when the knee heals up, you can use it to strike, abruptly and with great force, the small pair the Tourist Cop is trying to swagger with.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:10 PM   #149
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Mike Mike if they had a pair they would be matadors or narcotraficantes... they don't pay them enough to have a set of anything.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:19 PM   #150
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