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Old 01-10-2014, 03:02 PM   #19651
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Mark,
You should move!
No snow in Guatemala...

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I came home for this:



I-57 across SE Illinois & I-70 to Indy looked like an apocalyptic semi truck parking lot, in the median and ditches. The grua guys are going to have a field day.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:16 PM   #19652
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Puke Tricepilot

I may have to bike up that road, we have safety meetings after coffee at Cafeceti, Zicitella Beach. Tom
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:23 PM   #19653
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after coffee at Cafeceti, Zicitella Beach
I hope you mean El Cafecito, the usual haunt

I'd hate to have to get used to a new place
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:37 PM   #19654
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Got some PM's to get around to...but first...I have to say that, hands down, one of the coolest things about this thread is the advice you can get.

RMO, man, this AM was really fun, you got me in the "zone" and I owe you one! Actually a couple. But first, another "eye yay yay" shot for Trice.
This guy was checking me out, if Edgar Allen Poe was Mexican he would have written about ravens and eyes after this one...



And now into the "zone", first steps, and a dose of "tension" or at least a shot at it.

This is the shot I was thinking of, RMO...



Then I stepped behind a fence...



Then I took the Ansel advice to turn around and see what is behind you...



Moved on to the next locale...and did the same thing...





Then experimented a little...

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Old 01-10-2014, 05:10 PM   #19655
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Mike:
It looks like lots of construction going on in your town, I count 4 big cranes in that one shot?
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:37 PM   #19656
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I like the raven shot... the one with the cranes is good too, contrast with the arches.
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:40 PM   #19657
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Mark,
You should move!
No snow in Guatemala...
eh. I dunno. This crap makes me appreciate the sun and such that you can get down south.

i'm bout ready for another dose though, already. Except I gotta recover from all the driving I did.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:28 PM   #19658
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snip from the 3:24 mark of Ke$ha's Die Young video

You have to be quick to see the Policia Federal
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:30 PM   #19659
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A Visit to Coco's

The pavement is inching further south now only several km north of Gonzaga Bay. Coco is now 78. The world is changing

So it was time to head to Baja to visit the legend.

But first an overnight stop in San Felipe. In preparation for a proposed upcoming visit to the seal club I thought it would be appropriate to drink a few of these



Those not drinking the above will see this when visiting the mens room. You know who you are



After spending an extra day in San Felipe nursing hangovers it was off to Coco's. There was a stop in Gonzaga Bay for fish Tacos at Alfonsina's

Then off to Coco's Corner.



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The road seemed to go on forever and I started to think Coco's Corner was only a fairy tale. Then, there it was.




We were warmly welcomed by the legend himself




Coco assigned me the bachelor suite





After several cold beers we wandered over to the Coco theater for the premier desert showing of MadMax





Then it was off to bed. Just as Coco promised the coyotes wandered into the compound at 2:00 am and serenaded us with barks and howls.

It was a magical night under the stars.

If you haven't done it go to Coco's Corner before there's nothing left but fond memories in the minds of those fortunate enough to have been there
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:42 PM   #19660
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It was a magical night under the stars.

If you haven't done it go to Coco's Corners before there's nothing left but fond memories in the minds of those fortunate enough to have been there
Damn, man

I'm just less than 2 weeks behind you
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:03 PM   #19661
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The brand new highway between Oaxaca (city) and Puerto Escondido is slated to be open late next year.

Time to buy that palapa beach bar you've had your eye on near Playa Mazunte

Or Zipolite.
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:08 PM   #19662
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..... Coco is now 78....

If you haven't done it go to Coco's Corner before there's nothing left but fond memories in the minds of those fortunate enough to have been there
It is hard to believe Coco is 78! I have been there a couple of times and hope ot make it back in a few weeks. We plan to be heading north thru Baja sometime during March. It will be good to see him again.
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:40 PM   #19663
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I'm heartbroken to report that there is now a road that is a bit more safe after today. We were a few km south of Juxtlahuaca when we inadvertently missed our turn that would have taken us to Putla. We were now heading east on an asphalt road that is kind of a shortcut over to Ruta 125. The road ain't perfectly safe because of a handful of unmarked dislaves, some are huge. But sadly there is one less killer dog.

It happened really quick. El Brento was on point when this poor dog decided to take him out. The good looking orange colored cur of maybe 20-25kg couldn't catch up to El Brento and peeled off a bit but then made a run at me. I was hard on my 800XC's ABS brakes but impact was immanent. The last conscious decision I made was to T-bone him instead of absorbing a glancing blow. Brent never saw the poor bastard but looked in his mirror when he heard the death yowl. Brent describes a dog doing flip flops in the road while I'm trying to ride out the wobble through a repaired dislave filled with some pretty coarse ripa.

I got a foot down during the ordeal and will be nursing a very sore knee for who knows how long. What really hurts me is that I have been feeding dogs here everywhere I have encountered them. Yesterday I had been passing out left over filet mignon.

I feel real bad that the dog didn't understand that I was one of the good ones. But I imagine he had seen very few, if any, big bikes in his short life.

Zoom in your Google Maps to find this road and you'll be rewarded with awesome views.

And here's to a bad ass dog that, except for shithouse luck,almost killed me today.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:49 AM   #19664
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Orange colored cur.

One day the strays eat filet
The next the scavengers eat they.
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:59 AM   #19665
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Hmmm.......
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