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Old 01-29-2010, 07:57 AM   #46
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Keep an eye out for donkeys




Read that RR a while back. Sad ending. RIP.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:30 AM   #47
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Read that RR a while back. Sad ending. RIP.
Yes the story of Clayton was extremely sad. Riding in Mexico, or anyplace for that matter, is dangerous.

We will be riding in "along way from home mode" while in Mexico. We all wish to come back in one piece.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:38 AM   #48
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We will be riding in "along way from home mode" while in Mexico. We all wish to come back in one piece.
I took a trip to Copper Canyon in 10-07 with a few ADV FFs and had a great time.

Enjoy your trip, ride safe, & most importantly... "stay thirsty my friend"!

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Old 01-29-2010, 11:22 AM   #49
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I took a trip to Copper Canyon in 10-07 with a few ADV FFs and had a great time.

Enjoy your trip, ride safe, & most importantly... "stay thirsty my friend"!


No shortage of beer or tequila en Mexico, that's for sure!

The trick with animals - since the subject came up - is to ALWAYS assume that they are roaming freely. About 4 out of every 5 are tied up, but it's that 1 that will walk in front of you and ruin your day.

And unless you are familiar with the roads avoid riding at night like the plague. The joke around here is that the university in Monterrey had a program to breed reflective cattle and that didn't go very well 'cause you never see any of 'em.

Several years ago - back when I was still living in Jacksonville and when we were still doing bike club meetings at the Applebees in JAX Beach - I was on the outskirts of Nuevo Laredo, and was astonished to see this:



Some poor farmer couldn't afford land or adequate barbed wire, so he had his cattle on the right of way of the main road between NL and Monterrey. The fence was only on three sides, and the only thing keeping the cattle out of the highway was the traffic.

There actually is some barbed wire on the sides but even that doesn't extend all the way to the road.

Periodically the cows would wander into the roadway, and trucks would come along and hit their horns, and the cattle would go back.

And the weird thing is that this isn't particularly rural Mexico - it's practically within walking distance of the Nuevo Laredo shopping district.

So do keep your eyes open en Mexico.

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Old 01-29-2010, 06:31 PM   #50
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Bill will lead a ride Sunday. Meet at Orangedale on Sunday at 10:30AM. Kickstands up at 11:00AM (planned). There is a weather front on its way with heavy rain possible on Saturday so watch your email for any last second updates.

Hope to see you there!
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It looks like they're only forecasting around 1/3" of rain, hopefully it will just be a bit cool on Sunday. I'm thinking cool will actually be good if we're all geared up for a ride!
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:06 PM   #51
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:06 AM   #52
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Just got a mudsling installed on my 05 R12GS. Looks pretty good!
Which one Rob?
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:10 AM   #53
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the ABS plastic 'mudsling' that fits in front of and partially over the back tire, and snug up near the shock.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:48 AM   #54
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New CADS ride photos on smugmug

Hey CADS riders,
I uploaded some more of our ride photos on smugmug. Some photos have been sent to members via email, but in the galleries are photos that I didn't include in the emails. Feel free to post comments (be nice). More to come so keep watching. In case you missed it, the link to our galleries is: http://twthinking.smugmug.com. Hope you enjoy them.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:44 AM   #55
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CADS club and ride info

Just FYI and as a reminder,
Any official CADS club info will be posted on this thread or sent to the membership via email list or both. If you want to know the accurate and latest info about a ride or club info watch your email, this thread, or PM/email twthinking/me. Bill and I coordinate club and ride info together which is subject to last minute change. I will not be responsible for any misinformation that is posted by anyone else, CADS club member or not. Post anything you want, but if its not from twthinking then its not an official CADS posting and may or may not be accurate or complete. I hope this helps clear up some of the confusion.
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twthinking screwed with this post 01-30-2010 at 04:01 PM
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:42 PM   #56
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So is there officially a ride tomorrow?
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:54 PM   #57
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So is there officially a ride tomorrow?
Yes, the info went out via email. Are you on the email list?
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:59 PM   #58
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Yes, the info went out via email. Are you on the email list?
I should be but I have no deep thinking email... Have you offended comcast in some way and they banned yer behind?
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:12 PM   #59
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I should be but I have no deep thinking email... Have you offended comcast in some way and they banned yer behind?
Are you the same user as Next40?
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:47 PM   #60
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I should be but I have no deep thinking email... Have you offended comcast in some way and they banned yer behind?
I just confirmed that there no problems emailing to any comcast email address. Did you send me your complete info to add you to the email list? Send me the info again (real name, email address, contact phone number) and I'll confirm that you're on the list or add you to the list.
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