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Old 06-20-2013, 03:43 PM   #16336
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There are a few tidbits in this book about Sierra Madre culture that anyone could pick up in a 45 minute conversation with someone from the Sierra, but the end of the book is ridiculous and makes no sense at all...
Happy Birthday!

I won't bother to read this Middle Finger book. Just a waste of time IMO.

Hemingway - I've read all of his stuff. Can't stand his novels. I especially hate The Sun Also Rises, bunch of fucking spoiled expat brats. The only exception being Cohn who I am glad kicks the shit out of a few of the guys. Brett is a whore, she needs a Jane Fonda ass-fucking with a sharp-ended broomstick. She could be the reason why men beat their wives. Ahem, sorry. I did, however, enjoy Hemingway's non-fiction treatise on bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon.

Tennesse Williams I find boring, I'd rather read a math book.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #16337
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I enjoyed Islands in The Stream.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:22 PM   #16338
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Have you read the book PJ? Richard Grant may have spent a lot of time at Sloppy Joe's bar with Tennessee William's boyfriend, but he's no Hemingway.

No, I haven't read it. I haven't read any fiction for years.

And definitely wasn't criticizing anyone or anything, just musing that writing usually isn't as simple and idyllic as it's often portrayed. My dad wrote several legal textbooks and articles, and would get home from The Day Job and lock himself away every night and work on his manuscripts, day after day, year after year.

Funny visual of Grant, btw ;)


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Old 06-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #16339
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Well, I have to leave at least one surprise for the would be intruder!!
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:42 PM   #16340
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she needs a Jane Fonda ass-fucking with a sharp-ended broomstick.
Oh yeah...
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:12 PM   #16341
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Perhaps you are confused between what is light and what is dark?

Modelo is light.
Negro Modelo is dark.
But negro isn't negro.
No, I am not confused.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:25 PM   #16342
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No, I am not confused.
You are, and you need to send us money.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:55 PM   #16343
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You are, and you need to send us money.
This is funny!
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #16344
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:55 PM   #16345
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Meanwhile, back in el bello puerto de "Veracru" (asi como se dicen los jarochos)...

Tropical Storm Barry
(from in front of Trice's favorito lugarcito)



And back in the bar, things have been getting a little strange as we harness the power of the universe...send money, Ace...and do it quickly! The bill is coming!



Another round of these and anyone can see in the dark, walk through walls, become bulletproof, and/or enter an off road rally in Durango!
Or maybe even fly and get pics like the one of the isla!
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:33 PM   #16346
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Meanwhile, back in el bello puerto de "Veracru" (asi como se dicen los jarochos)...

Tropical Storm Barry
(from in front of Trice's favorito lugarcito)



And back in the bar, things have been getting a little strange as we harness the power of the universe...send money, Ace...and do it quickly! The bill is coming!



Another round of these and anyone can see in the dark, walk through walls, become bulletproof, and/or enter an off road rally in Durango!
Or maybe even fly and get pics like the one of the isla!
Where is the Like Button?

You guys have fun!


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Old 06-21-2013, 05:57 AM   #16347
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Anyone planning to go through Northern Sonora needs to be aware that Rt. 15 may be blocked at Vicam, which is just a bit north of C.Obregon.

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United States Consulate Hermosillo, Mexico
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Highway Protesters Enacting 24 Hour Blockade on Highway 15 at Vicam, Sonora
June 19, 2013

Local Sonora newspapers are reporting that the president of the Yaqui River
Irrigation District announced the establishment of a long-term, 24 hour
blockade of Federal Highway 15 at Vicam, Sonora beginning June 19
between 2:00-3:00 PM. The demonstrators, comprised of agricultural
workers and members of the Yaqui tribe, are protesting the operation of
an aqueduct diverting water away from the region. The blockade will shut down the highway and impact both northbound and southbound traffic.

In light of recent events, U.S. government personnel will not be permitted to travel on the highway south of Vicam until the blockade has been
lifted. The Consulate will continue to monitor the situation and will
advise when the blockade has been lifted.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and
escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and
exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests,
or demonstrations.

Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings,
including local events; and monitor local news stations for
updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps
to enhance your personal security.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mexico enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP)at http://www.Travel.State.Gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier
for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an
emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the
nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings (including the Travel
Warning for Mexico), Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Mexico. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website
Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel
restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United
States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through
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The U.S. Consulate in Hermosillo is located at Calle Monterrey #141 and is
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in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S.
Consulate is +52-1-662-256-0741.

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Old 06-21-2013, 07:29 AM   #16348
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Durango - Mazatlan Rally

Got up early to see off Trice & SR for the Durango - Mazatlan Rally. Walter said there were over 275 riders enrolled. Mostly quads and Razr types with a few enduro bikes. An entire block of 20 de Noviembre was shut down westbound between the catedral and the Plaza de Armas.

Trice getting geared up to go at oh-dark-thirty, Hotel Gobernador





The launch point in front of the Catedral







SR arrives



SR & Tricepilot





Our good friend Miguel, one of the organizers, on the left





Getting ready to go



Aaaaand they're OFF!







Some late arrivals stopping to put on their helmets



The man himself, Walter Bishop, on the right



Now off to Sanborn's for breakfast then load up the bike for Fresnillo & Zacatecas



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Old 06-21-2013, 11:07 AM   #16349
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Una pregunta para los tres amigos.....

On the big bikes, what tires are you using? And what type of protective gear are you guys wearing?

I guess thats 2 questions

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Old 06-21-2013, 01:03 PM   #16350
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Wiseguy!
You would have been riding right into the teeth of a tropical storm from Mex DF to here if you had planned on coming in on Thursday PM. LOL!
That would have been a boot filler!
We are drying our boots today after riding from DF to Xilitla yesterday!
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