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Old 03-22-2009, 09:41 PM   #31
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:33 AM   #32
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Milton is my hero!
Mine too.

Really enjoying the ride report, Milton.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:18 PM   #33
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Hey Milton,
Great ride report!!! Wish I could have made the ride - Well maybe not the first couple of days. Did you have time to visit the democrat?
Thanks for taking me along through your pics and pen.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:58 PM   #34
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Great pictures and words Milton. You are showing us some of he best of Mexico. I know what you mean about the Mexico addiction/curse. There are so many places in the US that I haven't seen but Mexico keeps drawing me back. When I get some time, I always want to head south. I can't wait to get back down.



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Old 03-24-2009, 03:35 AM   #35
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Great RR on an older Harley no less. Had not seen a Harley that dirty since my last one 35 somewhat years ago.
Keep it coming. Thanks for the time and effort to share your fine report with us.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:01 AM   #36
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Enjoying the RR and the pictures. Great job!!!
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:41 AM   #37
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Mucho thanks

Anja!, Outback Scott, Mike, TricePilot, Trail Boss Rich, Chuck, Kenny,
and all those I've yet to meet, Thanks soooo much!

We are back, safe and sound. Well safe anyway. Will be posting in asap.

In the meantime.......
Here's the photo of Clayton and his vaquero friend in Molango. Cute, huh? Love the homemade tatoo on his hand. Hey, what happens in Molango... stays in Molango.

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Old 03-24-2009, 06:59 AM   #38
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Well, its good to see you didnt get kidnapped, your heads chopped off, shot at, hacked up with a machete, date raped (that we know of), etc.

You know... since that is happening to "all" the tourist down there....


I can't wait to go back!!!!
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:00 AM   #39
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Where do you get this stuff, Bob.
Muchas gracias for the complimentos.
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Where do you get this stuff, Bob.
Muchas gracias for the complimentos.
Milton, I think that's a sketch of Cortez!
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:19 PM   #41
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:21 PM   #42
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:27 PM   #43
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Milton/Clayton,

Yeah I was getting worried about all that mud on your air-cooled engines. I generally look for a hose just to rinse off the cylinders when the dirt piles up.
I learned something that day. Such a problem never occured to me before.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:54 AM   #44
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Hwy 105, the scenic route

Sunday, March 15, 2009
Huejutla to Molango, 72 miles

Guia Roji maps suggests it's 55 miles between Huejutla & Molango, via the reknown Hwy 105. We made it 72 miles 'cause we took the scenic route (naturally) thru Atlapexco and Calnali, the Sierra Huasteca Route. Only 18 extra miles?, but these are Mexican miles, remember.

It was past noon by the time we worked our way out of the Huejutla market, back to the plaza, packed up the bikes and headed out, chatting briefly with a local Harley owner we met along the way. A few miles out of town, on Hwy 105, is a road signed Atlapexco, a more intimate, less traveled, slower road, that eventually hooks back into the "main" 105, 65 miles later. The only number I found for this road was... 105, so maybe there are two 105's? Doesn't matter. Mexico is not big on marking their roads with Hwy numbers. Just look for Altapexco.

So, it's the scenic route, the Sierra Huasteca Route, thru Atlapexco and Calnali. The weather is warm. Sky burning bright. Overjoyed to be finally finished with the cold and wet. Hills green & fantastic. Clayton noticed the engine temperature on the Ultra unusually high, so we quickly pick Calnali to clean the bikes and lunch.

Looking down on Calnali


Washing up in Canali


The lady who served us lunch kept piling more hot tortillas in the llittle basket, brought out extra avacados, extra chili rellenos. We felt blessed. Strangely I feel that a photo of her will somehow spoil our bond. Finish by 4:30. We have frittered away most of the day on this side trip.

The lady's home where we ate in Calnali. I failed to get a photo of her.


Clayton, however, sneaked a shot


Calnali, after lunch


Cerro Aguja, which overlooks Calnali


Cerro Aguja & Calnali


Thankful to reach the "main" 105. The road is well built, fast blacktop, twisties galore! Having a fine time, fantastic scenery, sun sinking. At 7pm we were overlooking Molango, indecisive. Stay, or push on to the next town, Zacualtipan? Obviously we aren't making Pachuca or Huasca tonight. Clayton votes to keep moving. We gear up with warmer clothes, then decide to stay afterall. I don't want to miss any of this 105 road at night.

Molango, and another medieval church. Population 4000.


Lago Azteca, from the Molango overlook


Clayton and his new buddy. What happens in Molango, stays in Molango.

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Old 03-26-2009, 10:15 AM   #45
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Great RR! I love reading about these types of trips on Harleys, especially on one that is over 20 years old.
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