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Old 08-18-2009, 04:58 AM   #16
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I'll raise you.



Sweet chick fight at a gas station

This restaurant was near El Salto (I think just out of the town before El Salto) on the left side heading out of Durango and really good

No clue why there was a large carcass with empty beer cans hanging on it.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:23 AM   #17
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Just be careful, the trucks LOVE to cut the corners on that road, and in some cases they must cut the corners to even make the turn. Be prepared to come to a complete stop and/or ride off the edge of the road if necessary- we certainly had to do both of those.
Yeah, you're right with this instructions. Also, I need to say when you stop to let truck drive in the corners, be aware back to you because cars upcoming...

Sorry my poor english, I'm from Durango Mex.


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Old 09-11-2009, 10:00 PM   #18
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espina de diabalo

we did the road from Mazatlan to Durango about 6 months ago on a Harley,it was awesome!
Beware the trucks barrelling down the hills, taking corners on the wrong side of the road, El Salto is an interesting overnight stop if you fancy one.
Durango was a bot odf a dissappointment, bvut getting there was fab. The road is sweet!!
Enjoy!
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:01 PM   #19
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Durango was a bot odf a dissappointment, bvut getting there was fab. The road is sweet!!
Huh. We loved Durango..
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:49 AM   #20
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In the last few months the City of Durango converted a major street in the centro into a pedestrian mall and they have been restoring a lot of colonial buildings in the centro. These improvements have made Dgo a noticebly better place to spend time.

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Old 09-12-2009, 07:22 PM   #21
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We loved Durango..
Yeah, what's not to like?









All I need to do is figure out how come sredak has a job there and I don't?

Probably because I'd spend my days riding instead of going to work...


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Old 09-12-2009, 08:16 PM   #22
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Did this run

last year. What an awesome run of twisties. Got a little dizzy toward the end.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:41 AM   #23
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Gustavo, in fact the cross street in this photo (Constitution) is the street that they recently closed to vehicle traffic. This has made the Centro much nicer!

Woops it's sunday morning gotta go riding!


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Old 09-14-2009, 09:57 AM   #24
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Gustavo, in fact the cross street in this photo (Constitution) is the street that they recently closed to vehicle traffic. This has made the Centro much nicer!

Woops it's sunday morning gotta go riding!


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I have many fond memories of this quaint little city. We met the most delightful people there who helped us with a waterlogged BMW then accompanied us to the Beemer Rally. Hola Norma y Eduardo! Desde Jimmy in Texas!
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:06 PM   #25
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Admittedly that is a beautiful stretch of road but throw in pea soup fog, a little rain, and non-stop semis coming opposite direction, and it has to be one of the most dangerous roads I have ever been on.

Cool pics of the geology.
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:45 PM   #26
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If you can do the road on a Sunday the semi traffic is noticeably less.

The road southwest from Durango to Mezquital to Estacion Ruiz Nayarit is really getting to be a nice alternative to the Dgo-Mazatlan highway. It is about 80% paved now. It is about twice as long and has the same scenery as the Dgo-Mazatlan highway. It is full of curves with beautiful new pavement. It is extremely isolated but there is essentially no traffic. The road spits you out of the Sierra near San Blas Nayarit which is arguably a nicer beach town than Mazatlan depending on what you like.

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Old 01-23-2010, 05:37 PM   #27
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I did the esinoza a few days ago-WOW. How did you guys get those pics, I was nervous about stopping and I don't recall that many pullouts. i stayed at the Hotel Gallo downtown Durango for 130 pesos, kinda rough but they let me park in the lobby.....
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:16 PM   #28
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Also what are the pros and cons of the starting from Mazatlan or from Durango. Which direction has the better advantage; I was wondering if going towards Mazatlan would be better for longer passing times against the slow trucks coming up..? Also, safety, scenery, pullouts, etc.....

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The road southwest from Durango to Mezquital to Estacion Ruiz Nayarit is really getting to be a nice alternative to the Dgo-Mazatlan highway. It is about 80% paved now. It is about twice as long and has the same scenery as the Dgo-Mazatlan highway. It is full of curves with beautiful new pavement. It is extremely isolated but there is essentially no traffic. The road spits you out of the Sierra near San Blas Nayarit which is arguably a nicer beach town than Mazatlan depending on what you like.
Please tell more! I have the Guia Roji so i guess I can connect the dots, but noting other towns would help and a nice town for the night along the way. I'd be interested in this route from Durango to Puerto Vallarta. Thanks
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Also what are the pros and cons of the starting from Mazatlan or from Durango. Which direction has the better advantage; I was wondering if going towards Mazatlan would be better for longer passing times against the slow trucks coming up..? Also, safety, scenery, pullouts, etc.....
What direction is best? What oil is best? Do dynabeads work? Are KLR owners cheap?

Three of these questions are "YMMV" type. Just go do it. If you're worried about which direction is better, run it twice.

The only decent argument is going from Mazatlan means you'll have the sun at your back in the afternoon and more uphill than downhill. But.. whatever. It's your (theoretical) trip. Plan however you like.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:40 PM   #30
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sredak...Thanks for the info...the loop looks great!
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