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Old 11-11-2009, 07:29 PM   #76
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Not sure where youre at, but I'm surfingat Rio Nexpa a couple of hours northwest of Zihua. Stop in and say hello.
In Oaxaca now. Will be here until Saturday.....but I guess you will still be hitting the waves.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:34 PM   #77
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MX 200 - PV to Zihuatanejo

The ride to Zihuatanejo is fabulous along the coastal road MX 200.



MX 200 - PV to Zihuatanejo

Saw my first Tarantulas on the road today and let me tell you, these guys are big. Whipped the Beast around and grabbed my camera and rode back to look for the last one I passed, but nothing. A few cars had passed me, so maybe the tarantula got a ride on one of the tires. I started thinking if you ran over one, what would happen if you didn’t kill it, but simply lifted it someplace on the bike…..nope, I’m going to try missing them if I can.


Again, I find myself sweating profusely while I moto around downtown Zihuatanejo, or Zihau as the local xpats like to call it, looking for Angela’s Hotel, my first choice.


OK, off to the second, Villas Mercedes.



Villas Mercedes


Nice place. Almost like a private home as most of the time there's no staff around. They give you a set of keys for almost every lock in the place and say "have a nice stay"... cool!


At this point, my stomach is growling, so I abandon my “arrival” routine and head downtown for this:



Enchilada Mole


Zihuatanejo was and still is a fishing village. There is tourism, but it’s not as developed as other coastal communities.



Zihua Fishing Fleet



Zihua Fish Market



Zihua Beachfront


Zihua Fisherman


Zihua Net Fisherman

There’s also a bike presence.



Checkout the front tire


Just how many miles do they get out of the front tire?
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:01 AM   #78
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Leaving Oaxaca

Sorry for being quiet but I’ve been held up here



Monte Blan near Oaxaca.

This is an amazing city with just tons of stuff to see and do. It seems like all I have time for is going to see the sights, eating and sleeping Unfortunately, I have to leave as I start my two weeks of Spanish immersion in San Cristobal on Monday
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:12 AM   #79
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Thanks for the update....once again great photo's.
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:23 AM   #80
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Just how many miles do they get out of the front tire?
Just about as many miles as the rotors.
Nice update and photos. Did that enchilada mole taste as good as it looked?

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Old 11-14-2009, 06:27 PM   #81
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Did that enchilada mole taste as good as it looked?
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Yummmmmmmm
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:26 PM   #82
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USA Withdrawal

So, today I took off for San Cristobal; a nice 380 mile ride. I expected it would take two days but, shortly after leaving Oaxaca I entered the mountains. I’ve learned that when you cross a mountain range here in Mexico the grin factor increases. Yup, it was awesome. I was thinking I should stop and take picture, but then I’d see a great set of twisties and say, “ok, after this set”. Well. 340 miles later I’m still thinking I’ll stop and try and take some picture (actually, I did stop but it was to pee; may have taken a picture or two but will need to see if they turned out).

So, out of 380 miles, I’d say 280 were simply fantastic mountain roads. The other were 90+ mph straights. It was like the Angeles Crest highway without cars, cops, or LA. Oh, and way longer……simply non-stop twisties.

USA Withdrawal? Yeah, well about 40 miles short of San Cristobal I see this Howard Johnson hotel. A quick U-turn and I’m sitting in a air conditioned room finishing the last of my Don Agave Mezcal Reposado. I step outside to grab a bite to eat and across the street is an Applebee’s. Maybe it was the thought that the next two weeks will be spent immersed in learning Spanish or maybe it was being on the road for 4 weeks, but the hamburger was terrific.

Tomorrow it’s a short 50 mile ride to San Cristobal on what looks like another totally awesome road!!
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:22 AM   #83
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Riding to Tuxtla

Found a few pictures of the ride yesterday but they don't do the area justice.

Here is the valley I rode through.



... and just one of the nice curves



but take a look at this track! It was like this for miles upon miles.

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Old 11-18-2009, 02:38 PM   #84
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The Road to Oaxaca

I’m currently immerged in a Spanish class for the next two weeks at San Cristobal de la Casas. Hopefully when I leave I’ll be able to say more than, “una mas ceveza”.


I’ve starting to realize that roads which cross mountains in Mexico are very good roads for motos. They’re so good that I don’t stop for to take pictures because I’m having too much fun. I’d say the roads here beat the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap all to hell.


A few days back when I was leaving Escondido I decided to break out the video camera and mount it to the bike with the idea that at a minimum, I’d be able to capture something of these awesome roads. Having not done any video work I hope this one doesn’t bore you. I tried to show a bit of the road between Escondido and Oaxaca. If you want the full effect the just keep playing it for a little over an hour as the twisties didn’t change much in that time.


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Old 11-18-2009, 04:21 PM   #85
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Thats exactly what I did all day today on Mex 175 from Zipolite to Oaxaca. Good stuff, but I had to turn on my grip heaters at about 9000 feet.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:14 AM   #86
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Hi my name is Mike and I am READY to do the same trip and in Texas, if you are interested or know someone who is looking for a riding partner let me know ... Thanks Mike..
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:55 AM   #87
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Hi my name is Mike and I am READY to do the same trip and in Texas, if you are interested or know someone who is looking for a riding partner let me know ... Thanks Mike..
If you make it to SC in by the end of next week, look me up
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:59 AM   #88
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Riding through a small town in Mexico

Here is another short video of when I rode through a small town on my way to Oaxaca

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Old 11-20-2009, 12:13 PM   #89
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:56 PM   #90
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Next time anyone asks about topes I think I'll refer them to the "typical small town Mexico" video.
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