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Old 07-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #16741
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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   #16742
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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   #16743
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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   #16744
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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   #16745
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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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El Cid, not so much.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:15 AM   #16746
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Road report

Lots of monsoon activity in the past week.

Sonora 118/089 south from Cananea - Vados flowing fast and full yesterday. This morning the Rio Sonora was down some at the puente Banámichi. The crossing should be passable for most vehicles and plucky riders. Fast current could be a problem in places


Sonora 54 from Magdalena to Sinquipe on hwy 089 - El rio Curcupe is about a 1/4 of a mile wide but passable today. Lots of big rocks obscured by muddy water.

Water crossing in full sunlight will have algae and they will be slick as ice (ask me how I know)

The ground is well saturated so any additional rain will cause the the water to rise quickly. Be careful out there
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:36 PM   #16747
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Se llama "crepusculo"

En aquel entonces, twilight...en aquellos tiempos, dusk...



Mother nature begins to turn down the lighting on the high plain...
She's setting the mood...

Some doors will begin to open, and some will begin to close...



You feel the change before you see it...
The shadows appear longer in the mogotes in the sierra...



It's sundown and the night comes riding in...



You can stay for the "dreamtime" or you can point yourself in the direction called "home"...



Or you can find a door that stares you down, sizes you up, gives you a little nudge, entices you to follow the arrow, push it open just a little bit, and peek at what lies beyond...



Like they say, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder".



Come a little closer to the fire, there's gonna be a chill in the air.
En aquel entonces, en aquellos tiempos...

You never ride "through" Mexico, you ride "in" Mexico...
And if all you see is a green blur, slow down enough until it changes to black and white and comes into focus.
Crystal clear in that elusive moment when crepusculo begins...
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #16748
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:48 PM   #16749
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nice MikeMike
Thanks, it's like a strange lullaby, and if I was sitting outside your Inn with you, we'd be passing aguardiente back and forth in one of those thick antique glass bottles everyone keeps at least one of in the pantry.

We should do that some day.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:17 PM   #16750
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Crepusculo

Wow! Terrific Miichael...particularly like the hi-con one...the words are nice too!
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:03 AM   #16751
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Wow! Terrific Miichael...particularly like the hi-con one...the words are nice too!
Thanks, RMO! Glad you liked the "ADV lullaby" of sorts.
You know, it was you who inspired me to get the initial black and white shots that really got me started centering more and more on that area of photography. You have a gift of pushing people in the right direction, it's appreciated by more people than you might think!
Hope the soft tissues are healing and the tendon is "tendoning" as it should.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:54 PM   #16752
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Your pix pull hard MikeMike.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:24 AM   #16753
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Your pix pull hard MikeMike.
Thanks, hopefully they'll convince people to not fear the gigantic southern magnet.

I can tell you that the door in pic 6 was like back in the high school walking past the girls changeroom, you never knew what lay beyond...teenage paradise or Sister Mary Elephant!
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:44 AM   #16754
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Like we often joke here - it was only crossing back to Texas and I-35 that I got nervous

I am beginning to really hate I-35. Is that just me? It's always windy, truck traffic is heavy, and around Cotulla the surface is scraped and it gives my poor ol' bike a real case of the wiggles.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:30 AM   #16755
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I-35 is like I-10 where I live. Its got lots of auto traffic and trucks traveling at high speeds and talking/texting on their phones and when it rains they have no concept of going slower. These are not places for the faint of heart.
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