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Old 08-13-2013, 10:27 PM   #17236
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San Cristobal de Las Casas

I stayed at the first place I came to riding into town, right next to the bus station, clean, quiet, new, secure parking250p/ night for room without cable . I had injured my knee earlier in the day, I was tired, in pain, it was cold and cloudy, I didn't want to fuck around trying to find cheaper, better, more well located. At that point, once I got off the bike I could not get back on. My left leg would not bear weight and I was in no mood to learn to mount from the right. I ended up staying there for a week. I looked around at other places...there were hostals that were cheaper but no parking, then there were places at 1,750 and 2,100 plus tax. I think Sjoerd's book would have been useful because at the end of a day, hot, tired, hungry and thirsty with dark coming on, the last thing I want to do is tour hotels. It is always nice to have a destination that someone else has tried and recommended. There are more and more "euro style" hotels/motels in Mexico...they are modern, soulless and often in boring suburban neighborhoods with little street life and few restaurants.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:12 AM   #17237
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Don't forget the Hotel Hacienda Flamingos in San Blas. A great spot on the West Coast of Mexico to relax after a long day of riding.

http://sanblas.com.mx/flamingos/ingles_ing.html



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Old 08-14-2013, 09:27 AM   #17238
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That was a great hotel. Parking the bikes at poolside and transitioning directly into the pool (and being handed a cold beer) was a great end to
a great ride. Gotta do that one again when Trice can join the party.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:32 AM   #17239
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Cool photo from the first guy to ride around the world in 1932. He wrote a book about his adventure. I just ordered it on Amazon.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:34 AM   #17240
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #17241
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Cool photo from the first guy to ride around the world in 1932. He wrote a book about his adventure. I just ordered it on Amazon.
I've only seen Craneguy carry more daily gadgets.

SR, how about a status update on your sourcing the brakepads for that brakeless wee rider in Chiapas? Don't go holding out on us! LOL!
By the way, that was a good one about all the gaskets being replaced on a used bike with a bead of silicone sealer.
Silicone is the new Mexican duct tape.
It can fill gaps, spaces, and blouses.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:44 AM   #17242
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One of our favorite hotels in Saltillo, Rancho El Morillo, is ranked #1 by Trip Advisor

I don't think Sjoerd has another of our multiple Saltillo stops, the Camino Real, in his book, either

But, both of these are at least in the same town with a bus station
This is overwhelming. I am really trying to keep up with this information you guys are sharing. I check these locations on google map and look them up in my "101 small towns" book. Has anyone compiled these hotels, towns and rides where the lazy guys like me can put together a ride without too much research? Keep it coming. This is great info. Some of these hotels look like "just the ticket". Hopefully this winter i get a chance to try a few of them out.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:48 AM   #17243
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I'm confused. Was Fulton first in 1932 or was yancey first in 1913 ? They both can't be first.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #17244
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They both can't be first.
Well, technically they can if there was a sidecar involved and they were together
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:43 AM   #17245
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SR, how about a status update on your sourcing the brakepads for that brakeless wee rider in Chiapas? Don't go holding out on us! LOL!
Actually, I'm not the greatest at sourcing parts in Mexico. Between myself and the guys I ride with, someone usually goes to the US at least every month or two. I do know that any decent shop can order almost any part in about a week, but it's always cheaper to buy parts in the US. It is not out of the question that a good shop could have brake pads for a Wee in stock. The trick is to find a shop that deals in big bikes and not little pizza delivery bikes.

I've used these guys in Monterrey 3 times in the past for Suzuki parts and they got the parts to me in about 5 days.

http://www.proshop.com.mx/


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By the way, that was a good one about all the gaskets being replaced on a used bike with a bead of silicone sealer.
Silicone is the new Mexican duct tape.
It can fill gaps, spaces, and blouses.
If it moves put WD-40 on it. If it stays in place put duct tape on it.

SR screwed with this post 08-17-2013 at 02:06 PM
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:47 AM   #17246
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Hopefully this winter i get a chance to try a few of them out.
You have any buds in Bellingham, Everett, Seattle, etc. that will take a package for you?

Your Casa Madero Chenin Blanc is here but shipping alcohol to Canada requires solving a mystery on exactly how to do it.

I could always drink it for you and tell you how it was
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:57 AM   #17247
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Your Casa Madero Chenin Blanc is here but shipping alcohol to Canada requires solving a mystery on exactly how to do it.
Hire a Canadian with the capability to overpower snoopy bureaucrats with the Jedi mind trick, "This is not the case of wobblypop that you are looking for".

I will cheerfully offer my services.
I clearly recall the stressed out security individual who kept claiming I must be carrying a large knife in my carry on luggage because of the amount of metal detected.
She kept muttering about this as she removed a few books, my shaving kit, and the small sized replica of a US Navy Mark V old style diving helmet.
She never clued in.
Tunnel vision defined.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #17248
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I'm confused. Was Fulton first in 1932 or was yancey first in 1913 ? They both can't be first.
Did you know Charles Lindberg was not the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic?

However, he did win the Orteig Prize for being the first person to fly between the cities of New York and Paris (either direction counted to win the prize). Even though technically, again, he took off from Long Island. And he didn't wait the required 60 days after registering before attempting the flight per Orteig Prize rules. But hey!

Look it up. You can win a lot of free beers with this one. Interesting reading on how he got spun up into history as the man to do it.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #17249
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You have any buds in Bellingham, Everett, Seattle, etc. that will take a package for you?

Your Casa Madero Chenin Blanc is here but shipping alcohol to Canada requires solving a mystery on exactly how to do it.

I could always drink it for you and tell you how it was
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:21 AM   #17250
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