ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-24-2007, 12:39 AM   #1
ejtv OP
Per ipsum
 
ejtv's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Mentally? Out west...
Oddometer: 1,257
South Texas to Mexico's Sierra Madre (Rayones-Potosí-Galeana)

complete ride report:
http://etkj.smugmug.com/gallery/2752989/1/146450867

This dual sport ride started in South Texas, from Harlingen via Los Indios International Bridge to Reynosa, then using MX Hwy 40 to intersection between Hwy 85 & Hwy 2, just north of Montemorelos. Shown on the map is the second and part of the third day's trek from Hwy 85 & 2 to Rayones, then Cienega del Toro, Cerro Potosi, Galeana & back to Rayones.

Sample pics:




































ejtv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 01:24 AM   #2
Radar Rider
Studly Adventurer
 
Radar Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Lone Star State
Oddometer: 551
Nice Pics!

I am from the valley and until recently more or less oblivious of an entire country to the south, but I'm looking forward to taking some rides into Mexico sometime soon.

How long did the entire trip take you? How did the 650's hold up?
Radar Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 04:42 AM   #3
Teeds
Don Quixote
 
Teeds's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: 427 miles ENE of Orla Texas
Oddometer: 1,569
Shhhhhh .... don't tell anyone and we can keep it to ourselves.

Of course, the drive across Texas will stop most folks.

Beautiful photos!!

__________________
Tony Eeds aka Teeds - Proud member of the Peanut Gallery and the Pajama Economy
Good roads bring bad people
Bad roads bring good people
we are NOT human beings having a spiritual experience, rather we ARE spiritual BEINGS having a human experience - johnjen
Teeds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 04:57 AM   #4
GB
Mod Squad
 
GB's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto, ON
Oddometer: 55,300
Beautiful! That looks like a great ride and you had the roads all to yourself!
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 07:22 AM   #5
Teeds
Don Quixote
 
Teeds's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: 427 miles ENE of Orla Texas
Oddometer: 1,569
Please go back and add some text here to go with the photos.

The area is beautiful, based upon a quick perusal of your photos.

__________________
Tony Eeds aka Teeds - Proud member of the Peanut Gallery and the Pajama Economy
Good roads bring bad people
Bad roads bring good people
we are NOT human beings having a spiritual experience, rather we ARE spiritual BEINGS having a human experience - johnjen
Teeds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 06:13 PM   #6
ejtv OP
Per ipsum
 
ejtv's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Mentally? Out west...
Oddometer: 1,257
The entire trip: left at 5:10 am Saturday and was back in Harlingen Sunday at 5 PM, so roughly 36 hours. Rode about 14 hours Saturday and 6 Sunday.

650 GS did very well. 85-90 MPH on MX 40. Turns on mountain roads were no problem, plenty of uphill power even fully loaded. Off road capability is competent but limited, so if I had to do it all over again, I would pick the Dakar model. I can't imagine bringing a heavier bike given the terrain and never mind having to pick a 1200 up from the inevitable fall.

For more text, just click here: http://etkj.smugmug.com/gallery/2752989/1/146450867
ejtv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 06:47 PM   #7
CMWoody
Banned
 
CMWoody's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Hooterville, NC
Oddometer: 5,248
CMWoody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 07:07 PM   #8
LaOutbackTrail
Certified Smartass
 
LaOutbackTrail's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Denton, TX
Oddometer: 5,058
Wow dude! Just took a look through all the pics. My wife is even stoked about going! It'd be a 4-5 day trip for us from Louisiana... But I think it would be worth it. I PM'd you for a couple of details....
LaOutbackTrail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 04:59 AM   #9
Trail Boss
World's fastest slowrider
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Austin
Oddometer: 688
Sweet! Thanks for sharing.
__________________
The rider formerly known as Richard_

"Nice bike. Have you taken her to Mexico? All bikes want their owners to take them there" - tricepilot


Texas Adventure
Trail Boss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 11:40 AM   #10
LostRider
Motorcycle Addict
 
LostRider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Austin, Texas
Oddometer: 234
Damn that looked like some great memories to me! I really need to meet more people that like to do rides like this one. I've done most my long multi day adv rides solo, but it would be nice to meet others with the same sickness.
LostRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 11:45 AM   #11
SkidinNC
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Oddometer: 165
nice pics!
__________________
2000 Honda CBR929RR (RIP)
2000 KTM 250MXC
2001 Suzuki GSX-R1000 (Sold, regretfully)
2001 Yamaha YZ426
2002 Yamaha Raptor 660R
2007 BMW R1200GS Adventure
SkidinNC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 04:48 PM   #12
Trail Boss
World's fastest slowrider
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Austin
Oddometer: 688
Quote:
Originally Posted by zzzzmidnightzzzz
Damn that looked like some great memories to me! I really need to meet more people that like to do rides like this one. I've done most my long multi day adv rides solo, but it would be nice to meet others with the same sickness.
We're out here. Really, we are. We post on here, plus you can check in at the dual sport forums at two wheeled texans and over at texasadventure.net
__________________
The rider formerly known as Richard_

"Nice bike. Have you taken her to Mexico? All bikes want their owners to take them there" - tricepilot


Texas Adventure
Trail Boss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2007, 08:52 PM   #13
ejtv OP
Per ipsum
 
ejtv's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Mentally? Out west...
Oddometer: 1,257
Our next ride will be in El Cielo, South West of Ciudad Victoria in Mexico. So here's to saying good bye to the Sierra Madre, por ahora:

etkj > saying good bye to the mountains. The most amazing thing about the weekend trip was the variety of environments we experienced in the Sierra Madre, in a space of a coule of miles, as you crossed from dry hot high altitude desert to cool humid tropical forests, to Alpine forests, to prairies, to medows, etc.
ejtv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2007, 10:13 AM   #14
LaOutbackTrail
Certified Smartass
 
LaOutbackTrail's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Denton, TX
Oddometer: 5,058
EJTV,

I PM'd you requesting a few extra details.... Wanting to do a 4wd expedition out there now... thanks alot!

Thanks,
Scott
LaOutbackTrail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 03:49 PM   #15
ejtv OP
Per ipsum
 
ejtv's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Mentally? Out west...
Oddometer: 1,257
PM done
ejtv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014