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Old 11-26-2009, 11:13 AM   #61
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México, ¡qué preciosidad!. El primer reino del nuevo mundo, Nueva España.

The Mexico´s Cathredral was the greatest building for a long time ago from America before the Empire State Building.

I like very much your fotos.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:36 AM   #62
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:09 PM   #63
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Wow , very nice ride report!!!
Parras is realy a nice and very, very clean town. How much did you pay a night for the hostal ?
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:55 PM   #64
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Wow , very nice ride report!!!
Parras is realy a nice and very, very clean town. How much did you pay a night for the hostal ?
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It was USD ~$50 per night. BTW, if you have a wife or girlfriend who likes romantic type places, this is the hotel to go to, and this the town to go to. There is a wine festival there in mid-August. Book early!
However, I think it came out cheaper. I had three meals there and some alcohol. The total that hit the credit card after exchange was less than $150.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:20 PM   #65
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Great report !!!!!!!!!! Waiting for Part two.

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Old 11-26-2009, 08:35 PM   #66
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Great eye for the architecture and detail

This is just what I needed to see, especially tonight...
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:36 PM   #67
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We should keep Parras a secret.

Too late.

She Who Must Be Obey'd is a wine fanatic. Any warnings against riding there on the K1200LT, a/k/a BMW's Light Truck?
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:44 AM   #68
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Keep politics out of this thread.. and take it to the political forum in the basement.. pruned and punted...

Let the OP tell his story as he sees it.. and read the posted rules for what goes and what doesn't in Ride Reports..

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Old 11-27-2009, 06:45 AM   #69
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Too late.

She Who Must Be Obey'd is a wine fanatic. Any warnings against riding there on the K1200LT, a/k/a BMW's Light Truck?
My SWMBO is also a wine fanatic. She also likes McCallan's 18-yr old, served neat.

The route I took was great, both Libre and Cuota. The Libre portion I took inbound had some construction going on, but it was all very manageable. No issues with police, bandidos, narco-trafficantes, or any of the other hyped-up horrors. The only advice I can give is (1) have your paperwork in order, (2), don't speed, and (3) enjoy the ride and visit. You know all this already. On the turn off to Parras just past the Casa Madero winery but before the entrance to the town there is a Coahuila State Police station. I stopped in to confirm directions. The cops were very polite and professional and gave me some good information about the town, hanging out there, etc.
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Great report !!!!!!!!!! Waiting for Part two.
Part Two - will be done on some future visit back to the area. The elusive "Mapache's Hideout". I've located it on a 1:50,000 topographic map and have it marked. I'm still studying some issue on why the place was abandoned and would like to get a better fix on the geological reasons for it's abandonment and visit those areas as well. The place can be reached by dirtbike or d/p, but I am on a street bike. I had called El Farol in advance and asked about renting a yegua, mule, or donkey. They were of no help on the phone. However, when I got to El Farol and had my first dinner there, one of the waiters asked if I was the guy who called about a horse. He told me this was easily arranged. I had also asked the Coahuila State Police about this when I stopped there as described above. They said no problem, they could give me names and locations of locals who would let me have an animal overnight, etc. I would probably do this as an overnight camping side trip.

This of course is one of the advantages of speaking the language.

P.S. If you meant part two of the song, I haven't learned it yet. I have the tabs and the sheet music but have not practiced it yet.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:55 AM   #71
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:02 AM   #72
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In my case, I perceive that there is more aggression directed against the rider here in the US, than what there is south of the border, both on and off the road.

I think this is very, very true.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:10 AM   #73
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My SWMBO is also a wine fanatic. She also likes McCallan's 18-yr old, served neat.

The route I took was great, both Libre and Cuota. The Libre portion I took inbound had some construction going on, but it was all very manageable. No issues with police, bandidos, narco-trafficantes, or any of the other hyped-up horrors. The only advice I can give is (1) have your paperwork in order, (2), don't speed, and (3) enjoy the ride and visit. You know all this already. On the turn off to Parras just past the Casa Madero winery but before the entrance to the town there is a Coahuila State Police station. I stopped in to confirm directions. The cops were very polite and professional and gave me some good information about the town, hanging out there, etc.

Thanks Amigo! I mentioned this thread to Deb today and we my have a road trip coming up in a month or two.

There are also some places back in Monterrey that we need to revisit.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:16 AM   #74
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Lol! Pirate John might beat us to it. I can't deny the information to him if it means he's taking his wife down to Parras. Just a few more tidbits of info I am seeking. I am looking for the site of the lake that got swallowed up due to an earthquake. Trying to track down heirs as well.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:28 AM   #75
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I assure you they think we are crazy

But en Mexico they love us for it ... especially if you are on a motorcycle and have a grin on your face and a decent attitude.
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