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Old 01-05-2007, 10:24 AM   #31
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Awesome report, ¡

Gracias por compartir sus travesias en Chihuahua ¡¡
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:36 AM   #32
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Great pics, great report, Gordy!!

Some beautiful architecture and scenery down there...I had no idea. Although I'm not sure about riding up the steps at Margaritas...do they have a handicap access ramp??
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:36 AM   #33
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woow, I wish we had also extended nature in europe

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Old 01-05-2007, 10:55 AM   #34
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Great report on some of the finest riding in the world. How was the route from Batopilas to Cerocahui? Did you cross the Urique river? How long did it take and how difficult was it? How was the river crossing?
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:00 PM   #35
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Wow.... I think I know what I'm doing next winter
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:10 PM   #36
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I have a KTM 525 EXC and a 650 V strom, which should I take to Copper Canyon? I did not see any technical trails in your pictures other than the steps.

What would you recommend?

Bajaholic

If you are trailering to Creel, a 525 would be great. I wouldn't take a 525 on any of this extended pavement. Besides........I enjoyed my electrics. You will need a tank for about a 100 mile range though. I have a EXC with the MXC tank on it and it would have been nice to have had it in some spots. However, I like the idea of riding to these areas and then riding the same bike I rode in on. It's all good though. I don't know enough about the V, but it was all I could do to push the 640 out of one of the predicaments I got in. (we are coming to that).

For most of what we did, the thumpers were great, but SC and I agreed that we would like to try a 950 on this same ride because of the pavement stuff.
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:14 PM   #37
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I like your pictures. We got down there just after the blizzard. We were snowed in for two days in Creel. I rode down the highway to the 160 km marker but there was just too much snow to get off road. We had a blast anyway.
There was a blizzard?????????
We had the whole place to ourselves. Didn't even see one other dual sport bike. I think we saw about a total of 3 bikes moving, and these were while we were stopped at gas stations.
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:17 PM   #38
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How was the route from Batopilas to Cerocahui? Did you cross the Urique river? How long did it take and how difficult was it? How was the river crossing?
Thanks.
You must cross the river to go from Batopilas to Cerocahui, unless you make a big loop to the north on pavement. YRMV
The first crossing of the Urique went swell. The second optional..........not so swell.
Time from Bat>Cer was about 5 hours. IIRC that was about 90 miles. Is that right Creep??
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:41 PM   #39
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OK, while I am here.

This is typical scenery riding down into Urique.



:yawn


You never know what is going to be around the next corner.




There was a huge eagle that kept soaring back and forth here, but my damn shutter lag coldn't catch him, so it's just a pic of a rock.





Urique is a great little village. Probably one of the nicest that we visited. I could see kicking back and spending the night there.







You would think that everyone here that needs a stovepipe would already have one.



With some of the stuff we saw, you can't believe how many questions we have now.


Justin recommended this spot right across from the plaza for lunch.




Good call Justin!!

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Old 01-05-2007, 02:02 PM   #40
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i'd jump in and help but you seem to be doing a fine job by yourself.



ok, i'll post some pictures later tonight.
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Old 01-05-2007, 04:51 PM   #41
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Great stuff Gordy & Supercreep. I've been going into the Copper Canyon system for several years, and every year is something new and amazing. The place is huge, and you could ride a lifetime there and not see it all.

I need to give Justin a call.
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:25 PM   #42
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I was just reading the “should BMW put a reverse gear on the GS?” thread and thought that I better get this going.


Good stuff, Gordy.
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:28 PM   #43
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Good report and pics, Gordy.
Creel is a staging and distribution area. I understand what your feelings were.
I think the Creel area got hit with a pretty hard winter blow just a few days ago.
Done high class or low class, it's a blast.
Again, kudos on your pics. Very nice.
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:34 PM   #44
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Awesome report, ¡

Gracias por compartir sus travesias en Chihuahua ¡¡
Thanks for the chingon amigo. You should have been there when my spanish failed me. Jose, (at the shrimp place) asked if we wanted some galletas or anything? I said, "si, bueno, gracias" SC asked what that was all about. I said, " I think we are getting chicken strips or something".

For you gringos:

Gallena=barnyard chicken
Galletas=crackers


You had to be there!
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:54 PM   #45
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May I say, makes me want to leave Texas and go south...

Great story and photos.

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