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Old 05-04-2007, 05:13 PM   #16
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Hi everyone, I'm kind of new in this forum. I live in the Monterrey area. For those of you north of Texas, Monterrey is located very near the mountains EJTV showed in his pictures. I'm glad you enjoyed our territory. I've been following a lot of threads in this forum regarding the KLR's and GS650's since I'm about to buy a thumper. I currently ride an ATV and the Eastern Sierra Madre range is were we usually ride. Once I find out how to post pictures I'll include the ones we have taken in this area. Please let me know whenever you want to ride in this area. Hopefully I'll have a thumper next time you come around and we could meet up.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #17
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Ozz, so in addition to the Laguna de Sanchez, Rayones and Galeana area, what else do you around there do you recommend? What about trails directly west of Monterrey and north of Laguna de Sanchez/Cola de Caballo? I also heard you can go to Rayones following the river. How tough is that trail? Any other small towns with small hotels?

I'll be visiting Ciudad Victoria area/El Cielo in a month or so and plan to follow terracerías from Laguna de Sanchez all the way down to El Cielo. Maybe you have a suggestion or two.

By the way, to me the easiest way to post picutures is via www.smugmug.com which is priced very reasonably and you can share pictures with forums and in private with your own family. Once they are in smugmug, all you have to do is cut and paste.
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:19 PM   #18
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EJTV, if you continue northwest from Cienega del Toro, instead of turning south, you can ride to San Antonio de las Alazanas via El Castillo and stay at Monterreal Hotel. That whole area is really nice. An alternative to that would be to go from Rayones to Las Casillas instead of Jose Maria Morelos. This is a dirt road that goes along the river for a while then it starts climbing. Nice winding road. From Las Casillas you can continue on to Potrero Abrego and Jamé. Here's a pic:

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Old 05-05-2007, 03:28 PM   #19
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From Jamé you can ride northeast to San Antonio de la Ozamenta and Pajonal. Picture of that:

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Old 05-05-2007, 03:32 PM   #20
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From Pajonal you start a very nice decent through this canyon:

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Old 05-05-2007, 03:39 PM   #21
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And finally arriving in Monterrey entering through the Huasteca canyon:

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Old 05-05-2007, 04:11 PM   #22
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If you like the dessert, a longer trip could be Real De Catorce. From Galeana you can continue southwest across the dessert to the old mining town of Real de Catorce.

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Old 05-05-2007, 04:17 PM   #23
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A lot of dry, deep, loose sand.

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Old 05-05-2007, 04:24 PM   #24
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You can find a lot of info on Real de Catorce if you google it. It is situated up on a mountain and the only way to get there is through a tunnel. Very nice experience. Here is a picture of the town:

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Old 05-05-2007, 04:38 PM   #25
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You'll find very nice hotels and restaurants. You can eat delicious gorditas, sopes and tacos for $2.00 or delight yourself with fine gourmet meals and everything in between.

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Old 05-05-2007, 04:43 PM   #26
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You won't find Macdonalds and Subway...thank God!!!

This is the hotel we stayed at this year:

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Old 05-05-2007, 04:47 PM   #27
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You can ride your bike to the mines:

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Old 05-05-2007, 04:50 PM   #28
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And you can visit the gohst town:

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Old 05-05-2007, 04:59 PM   #29
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I have the track log on mapsource from our trip to Real De Catorce. If you want it I can try and figure out a way to post it. Hope you liked the pics.
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Old 05-05-2007, 05:03 PM   #30
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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

Yea, but first you got to get to fricking Harlingen!

I am kinda sad that I didn't get to go to the Valley and beyond more when I was living in Corpus Christi.


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