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Old 02-03-2008, 07:28 PM   #1
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S.TEXAS-Huasteca Canyon-Potosí-Galeana-Rayones-S.TEXAS

Quick 3 days of riding from Los Indios International Bridge in South Texas over to La Sierra Madre.

Day 1:

To Monterrey/Santa Catarina to enter La Huasteca Canyon. Here's the Presa Rompe Pico built to protect Monterrey from hurricane floods:


etkj > Huasteca-Potosí-Galeana-Rayones Feb 2008 photo

Somewhere up the canyon:

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The parting of the cows:

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Puerto Conejo:


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First night at Posada El Angel in San Antonio de las Alazanas:

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Old 02-03-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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Day 2

Day 2:

From San Antonio de las Alazanas to Cerro Potosí. First we tried going up Las Alazanas Canyon to connect to Monterreal, but this writer was over his head...Horrible picture, but here we are in the canyon after the 650 GS crashed and before heading back to San Antonio.

etkj > Huasteca-Potosí-Galeana-Rayones Feb 2008 photo




Meeting some enduro riders from Monterrey on their way to Real de Catorce:

etkj > Huasteca-Potosí-Galeana-Rayones Feb 2008 photo


From San Antonio to Ciénega del Toro, using one of the shortcuts, perfect silky sand in some spots.

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Cerro Potosí in the distance:

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This writer's last picture in the Sierra for a while...moving away from S. Texas in a few days...

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A rest before the ride up Potosí:

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Mike and Bernard on the way up. Note ADV sticker on Mike's bike...

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Old 02-03-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
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Day 2 (continued)

Day 2 (Continued)

On top of Potosí:

etkj > Huasteca-Potosí-Galeana-Rayones Feb 2008 photo

Pozo del Gavilán between Potosí and Galeana. This is a deep water sinkhole, about 150 feet in diameter and 75 feet to the waterline which is supposed to connect to the Laguna Labrador near by.

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The view of Potosí from el Pozod del Gavilán:

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Shining the riding boots in Galeana. Hotel Magdalena in the background, where we spent the night. Can't beat clean rooms, hot shower, good food nearby, all on the plaza...$18 a room! Shoeshine? $2 with 25% tip included.

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Old 02-03-2008, 08:08 PM   #4
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Parking at Hotel Magdalena. At least the bikes were smelling good in the morning.

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From Galeana to Rayones via dirt roads...too much fun to stop to take pictures...

The high of twisties from Rayones, up and down the pass down to Allende...

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The lows of the long line to get through US customs, in case we were smuggling illegals in the panniers. Reality just around the corner.

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Old 02-04-2008, 02:17 AM   #5
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Great pics! Looks like a place I want to see. Gotta get away from Houston!!
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:38 PM   #6
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Looks like a fantastic adventure riding route you took. Great
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:54 PM   #7
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Nice!! Thanks for the report and pics! Must be nice to be able to have such great riding near by!
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:47 PM   #8
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I'm confused. Were you mostly in Mexico ... or S. Texas?

Nice pics.
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:07 PM   #9
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Great photos.

Looks like fun.
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:39 PM   #10
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mostly texas or mexico?

I was in S. Texas for as little as possible; border is más o menos 20 miles from home.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:13 PM   #11
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nice to see a report from a area of mexico rarely profiled here, beautiful...
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:22 AM   #12
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Your casual 3 day trips to Mex are adventures of a lifetime for others.

Fantastic photos!
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:30 AM   #13
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:12 AM   #14
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I've gone back and forth from Harlingen to Brownsville then in and out of Matamoros many times, and I had no idea there was such a beautiful area so near Harlingen. Thanks for posting it.

Stupid question: where is the Los Indios International Bridge? Is that the bridge in Brownsville just down the road from UT Brownsville?
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:53 PM   #15
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Just got back from there about three months ago..........Let me just say," Pack you bags and just GO"......One of the best places to explore so close to our border. Yes we've got some great places to ride state side, but with so many "Don't ride there, don't camp there, slow down there, private property there.............Down there it's pretty much be careful, and enjoy yourself, not too many rules and or can't do's........
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Back up to Last pic of this groups post,.....Question:....(Red KLR rider) Did you run out of clean clothes and had your Sunday dress shoes and pants on.......Did you ride down there with all those rocks bouncing off your toes with your go to the mall shoes? You need to get some serious foot protection when riding down there.
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