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Old 01-05-2007, 08:22 PM   #46
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Gordy, what I want to know is, can Annie and I ride this on the GS two up?
She will definitely have to walk up the stairs at the hotel.

Most of it looks cat 1, but I'm sure I'm missing some of the more challenging stuff.

A trip south is forthcoming, maybe spring break. I'll bring the beer, you say when.

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Old 01-05-2007, 09:09 PM   #47
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Gordy, what I want to know is, can Annie and I ride this on the GS two up?
She will definitely have to walk up the stairs at the hotel.

Most of it looks cat 1, but I'm sure I'm missing some of the more challenging stuff.

A trip south is forthcoming, maybe spring break. I'll bring the beer, you say when.

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I think someone who is reasonably skilled and takes their time could do two up to Batopilas with no problem. That stretch is fine, but if you make a mistake, the penalty would probably be very ugly. As for the rest..........no, I wouldn't.
There may some guys that can ride up stairs like that on a GS, but I've never been lucky enough to ride with them.
IMO Rosen's would be the way to go if you want to do two up. They run a support vehicle for just in case.
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:16 PM   #48
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Gordy,
'Bout damn time you posted a ride report...at least it is a great one!
Raining here in Okinawa today, and I've got my three week old son sitting in my lap...not much riding to do. Spending a lot of time on the web.
Hope you took lots of notes...as you know, that ride is on my short list when I get back to the states.
Adios,
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:21 PM   #49
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Hope you took lots of notes...as you know, that ride is on my short list when I get back to the states.
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Hey Skitch,

That area has been on my list for a while, now that I have been there, it got moved back near the top.

WE HAVE TWO MORE DAYS SUPERCREEP!!!!!!
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Old 01-06-2007, 05:33 AM   #50
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Awsome report and pics
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:04 AM   #51
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Bravo, making the 3/17 trip down?
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:21 AM   #52
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You have some beautiful shots Gordy; but these are exceptional IMHO:





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Old 01-06-2007, 06:45 AM   #53
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Gordy, what I want to know is, can Annie and I ride this on the GS two up?
She will definitely have to walk up the stairs at the hotel.

Most of it looks cat 1, but I'm sure I'm missing some of the more challenging stuff.

A trip south is forthcoming, maybe spring break. I'll bring the beer, you say when.

DT
Dave:
I rode from Creel to Batopilas with a couple on a GS1150. I was on my DRZ and they were way behind, but they made it without incident. He was a good rider, but it can be done. You'll have a fantastic time on the pavement, and there's a lot of good stuff around there.
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:03 AM   #54
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After a great lunch we went down a road south of Urique. We were told it is a dead end, but wanted to explore a little. We followed the Urique river through some of the most diverse vegetation I have ever seen in one area. There is hundreds of species of cactus growing with decidious trees and also quite a few flowering desert type trees and bushes.

Not a good pic of it, but these scraggly trees were blooming with an iridescent violet color.






I could see where some trucks had crossed the river and it just too damn tempting to get to the other side.


After that, we field stripped the 640 for some routine maintenance.



Took off few things and put them back on and then we were off again.

Nice and warm down here.....................even in the river.




Blasted back up the canyon and spent the night at Ceracahui again.




Ceracahui>Divisadero .........

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Old 01-06-2007, 07:12 AM   #55
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great report

We leave Ottawa Canada on April 14 for Mexico & the Copper Canyon, this info is great for our planning while there.

Looking fwd to our "big 12,000 km ride" looks great from what you post
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:24 PM   #56
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Great report. I know, now more than ever, that I just gotta go to Mexico. Thanks for sharing the experience.
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:33 PM   #57
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Hey, Gordy!

You're giving those of us who live in states bordering Mexico (I live in Tx) a very good ride report to motivate us to make that trip to Copper Canyon.

Thank you.
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:26 PM   #58
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Thanks for the generous comments guys.


Ok, Ok, maybe there was more to the routine maintenan

I'm going to have to rob supercreeps smugmug account for some of these.

Here I am scouting my line, just to be sure. After all, we are a long ways from home and not a lot of daylight left.




Thankfully, he is slow on the shutter!




Just a little upper cylinder wash job. That's all............




Found this in SC smuggy. Hmmmmmmmmmm....nice shot. Looks like a.....



...........ROCK


Found this kinda interesting one in there too.


The cross and why they are there.

From Ceracahui, we headed to Diversidero via Baseachi. This is the high road. There is supposed to be a low road that follow the train tracks, but we couldn't find it.




It was cold, I wanted some coffee, so when we came into this little village, we stopped at a place that said "Cafe and Coffee" in huge letters on the front of the building. We go in and ask for coffee. She gives us the death stare and says she doesn't have any. Here we go again.

A nice little girl points back up the street to a house and says we can get coffee there.



Voila.......a restaurant. We go in and it is typical Mexico, which is a good thing!!!! It is not unusual to eat in someones house that they have made into a diner by adding a table in the room. We have some huevos rancheros.

It was great!!! Kids watching cartoons on TV while we were served by the owner and her family.


The dirt stopped there, (I think that is San Rafael) and back onto perfect high speed paved twisties to Diversidero.




You can see their high dollar cliff hugging hotel in the distance.




The Copper Canyon is made up of several canyons. This being one of them.




Nice vertigo shot Creep!




I was led to believe that if we went to Madera, we could go back to NM on some different roads. Maybe even some dirt north out of there.

So we rode on through some afternnoon wind and ended the day here:



Notice how nice the weather looks outside the window.

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Old 01-08-2007, 07:40 AM   #59
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:02 AM   #60
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Hey Gordy- It's good to see this little girl is still working the tourists-

your pic-



My pic this last October-

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