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Old 07-10-2013, 11:33 PM   #16741
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Y'all want some nutter butter?

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Old 07-11-2013, 05:18 AM   #16742
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How does Pedro make himself attractive?
He puts a peanut behind his ear!

You're heading for a threesome once the neighborhood chipmunk finds out.
Be friendly to small creatures I always say. Especially if they are furry
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:27 AM   #16743
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Article on everyone's favorite Mexican highway. 12 hours from San Antonio to Mazatlan? Will be nice if and when it happens.

http://www.banderasnews.com/1307/nr-...an-highway.htm
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:27 AM   #16744
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Reminds me of that gopher in Caddyshack!
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:38 AM   #16745
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Be friendly to small creatures I always say. Especially if they are furry
So says Richard Gere.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:48 AM   #16746
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Be friendly to small creatures I always say. Especially if they are furry
I always have room for a wet beaver. Sorry no fotos.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:49 AM   #16747
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Article on everyone's favorite Mexican highway. 12 hours from San Antonio to Mazatlan? Will be nice if and when it happens.

http://www.banderasnews.com/1307/nr-...an-highway.htm
Was just on major portions of that new highway - big chunks of it are already open

And having just been back and forth from San Antonio to Mazatlán, and run it pretty fast, I think 12 hours is right within range

And with cuotas at half price (but still not cheap), the cost would make taking the cuota over the libre worth it any day. I'd still take the cuota if moto tolls were at the old level.

Have to remember, you still would have to have a reason to want to blitz through Mexico at that speed anyway - you'd be passing up stuff you really should stop and see (well, except for Torreón )

But yes, was just on that Puente Baluarte - pics this weekend in the ride report - and the new section of 40D just West of that is one of the few sections of the "new highway" left to be completed.

They are working at surprising speed, and the engineering on this project rivals that of any highway project in the world.

The Puente Baluarte is spactacular - and you can't get the full effect from photos - to ride up to it from below, at almost canyon floor level, is an experience of a lifetime I hope that I hope the ride report will inspire riders to do.

Still, it will be awesome if you experience it when the new route opens.

Riding through freshly opened tunnels and on bridges on gentle sweepers, one tunnel after another in rapid succession, and then to be able to see the famous "Espinazo" vistas on the many other bridges - wow - just have to do it to believe it. I was thrilled.

Yes - you can go there now, ride the big sections of the new Ruta 40D, and you can believe that the last major hurdle to a high speed run to the Sea of Cortes is about to be finished.

Disclaimer: Yes, I love the new highway, but I'll still be taking my old friend Señor Espinazo del Diablo more often than not
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:02 AM   #16748
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I took this pic June 17 in Torreón waiting for cross traffic to clear

Nothing againt Torreón () but this town is the only town on the mentioned route that will slow you down on a fast run to Maz from Texas. And it's still not that bad. Well.......

But consider just 1 stop anywhere on this route - for the sake of example.

Saltillo?
Parras?
Torreón? (well, maybe not)
Durango?

When the new 40D opens - just 1 stop would make a VERY comfortable 2 day ride to the Playa Mazatlán (the hotel, not the beach, hey, I get kickbacks here )
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:06 AM   #16749
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And I think this stretch of highway is as safe as that of any stretch of long highway anywhere

Like we often joke here - it was only crossing back to Texas and I-35 that I got nervous
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:38 PM   #16750
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #16751
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It's been very quiet in here. Did something happen to Texas?
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #16752
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Hotel Playa Mazatlan

Totally agree with Trice on this one. Though it was the most expensive place I stayed during my trip it was well worth it. I don' t get a mordida, even from Trice. Bike friendly, well located, huge ocean view rooms, good restaurant, safe neighborhood...I was only there one night so don't really know if it is a good base for further exploration of Maz. It is certainly easy to get to the LaPaz ferry from there.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:10 PM   #16753
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It's been very quiet in here. Did something happen to Texas?
Yes.
All the squirrels left for New Mexico.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:00 PM   #16754
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Yes.
All the squirrels left for New Mexico.
Hey... I resemble that remark!
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:36 PM   #16755
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Totally agree with Trice on this one. Though it was the most expensive place I stayed during my trip it was well worth it. I don' t get a mordida, even from Trice. Bike friendly, well located, huge ocean view rooms, good restaurant, safe neighborhood...I was only there one night so don't really know if it is a good base for further exploration of Maz. It is certainly easy to get to the LaPaz ferry from there.
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