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Old 12-31-2007, 12:24 PM   #31
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I had illusions that she'd have been better off with me.



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I'm thinking you were right. Should have snatched her.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:37 AM   #32
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I'd bit it. s/b/h/ ;z


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Old 01-01-2008, 02:12 AM   #33
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:05 AM   #34
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Once again, thanks for all the comments. As anyone who has posted a ride report can tell you, it's the response which makes a difference.

I left Mazatlan after two nights and headed south down the coast.









The road along the coast got smaller and smaller.







It eventually dead-ended in a tiny fishing village, where I met this guy.





There was no choice but to turn back sixty miles, where I ran into a bread truck driver who was having some difficulties. Barbed wire had wrapped around his drive shaft and he worked with a machete to clear it. I helped him out a bit and he gave me some bread from the back of his truck. Nice guy. I felt sorry for him.



Back up the soft road, and then camp in a dry riverbed.





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Old 01-02-2008, 03:08 AM   #35
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Thanks Jamie Z!

Great report.

Excellent photos; each one says something and says it with great composition.

Send more.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:14 AM   #36
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your doing a fine job on the report and pictures. neato helping out the guy in the truck. Keep up the good work.
Now waiting for the next installment.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:36 AM   #37
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I thought about kidnapping her. I had illusions that she'd have been better off with me.



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Yeah you should have at least asked! Check out that attitude she's showing right in the pic!

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Old 01-02-2008, 07:41 AM   #38
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I left Mazatlan after two nights and headed south down the coast.



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I just got to ask you, why is the USA flag flying up side down? Doesn't that mean distress or something like that?
Great report please keep it up.
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:50 AM   #39
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looks awesome - where exactly is it?

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Old 01-03-2008, 03:01 AM   #40
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I just got to ask you, why is the USA flag flying up side down? Doesn't that mean distress or something like that?
Great report please keep it up.
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I think that's the international sign of disrespect for America. That, or burning the flag. Fuck them! I bet they would still want a job roofing houses in Ca.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:33 AM   #41
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I just got to ask you, why is the USA flag flying up side down? Doesn't that mean distress or something like that?
Yeah... Upside down flag is international sign of distress. Why it was hanging upside down here, I don't know. Nobody was around that I could see.

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looks awesome - where exactly is it?
Um. I can't tell you exactly where it is, but it's on Hwy 40 between Durango and Mazatlan. The pic you quoted is one of the straighter sections in which I could photograph. Most of the road is tight cliff-hugging curves where pictures don't show much.

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Fuck them!
I've never met any more respectful people than all the people of Mexico and Central America, unlike what I can say from some of my fellow US citizens. PM sent.

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Old 01-03-2008, 04:27 AM   #42
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Yeah... Upside down flag is international sign of distress. Why it was hanging upside down here, I don't know. Nobody was around that I could see.


Um. I can't tell you exactly where it is, but it's on Hwy 40 between Durango and Mazatlan. The pic you quoted is one of the straighter sections in which I could photograph. Most of the road is tight cliff-hugging curves where pictures don't show much.


I've never met any more respectful people than all the people of Mexico and Central America, unlike what I can say from some of my fellow US citizens. PM sent.

Jamie
PM received, and PM back at ya.

Ride safe, and keep the good story coming
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:08 AM   #43
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Great report

Well done, waiting for more...
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:44 AM   #44
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Good report, I’m really enjoying it! Getting down to Mexico for a ride is a must! Way to go helping the guy out wit the barbed wire… gives us motorcycle folk a good name!

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Old 01-06-2008, 10:57 AM   #45
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neato helping out the guy in the truck.
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Way to go helping the guy out wit the barbed wire… gives us motorcycle folk a good name!
I don't want to overstate what I did... I stopped to see what the problem was. Apparently he'd driven over a tangle of barbed wire and it wrapped itself around his drive shaft. It was a real mess. He had a machete which he was using to cut through the wire, one strand at a time. He had a long way to go.

We discussed removing the drive shaft, but it uses SAE bolts, and I was only carrying metric tools.

I didn't have any better tools along with me to help him, but I asked if he had enough water. His son(?) was with him, and I gave the boy an apple. It was hot out there. He returned the favor by giving me so much bread that I could barely fit it all in my top case.

So... when I say I stopped to help, I only mean I stopped to see if I could help. And there really wasn't much I could do. I wished them luck and continued on my way.

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