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Old 01-29-2014, 07:23 AM   #20461
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Maybe she needs a demonstration of technique from Jim Santori:



that will calm things down.
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:47 AM   #20462
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Ooh, ooh!!


That orange color sure looks nice!
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:03 AM   #20463
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Let's go to La Paz
Be there in about 5 weeks. Hang around, the beer is on me.

We are leaving SMdA tomorrow and heading a little further south to spend a few weeks in Zipolite first.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:03 AM   #20464
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That's the first time that has ever happened to me in 8 years here.

Happened once in Texas in Gillespie County (Fredericksburg).
County Rd 113 is not clearly marked and it runs thru several private ranches. At that time, the ranch owners were not required to post 'no trespassing' signs when you passed thru their gates. I don't know the laws there now. One of them locked me in and then called the game warden. The dirt road finally ended up being a goat trail so I backtracked and found the game warden at the last gate. He said he was going to write me a ticket for trespassing and so I smarted off to him that I rode with the Gillespie County Judge so "Gimme the ticket." He laughed and said that my buddy lost the last election. Anyway, since that did not go so well, I told him I was going to move to Mexico next week and he would never see me again, so no ticket, and I left never to return to CR113.
Some time ago we rode from McAllen to Austin TX, a night time ride, and we could not find a single spot to camp for the night, everything was gated, even that we rode thru secondary roads. How hard is to find a dirt road/path/spot and camp without been asked to leave.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:45 AM   #20465
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A few years back I was riding with a Mexican friend on Willow City Loop just outside of Fredericksburg when he lost it in some loose rock and went down in the ditch. Broke his leg so I got the bike off of him, and then rode to town to get a truck and trailer. When I returned there was a rancher standing over him with a rifle. My friend was in the ditch about 3 feet off the road. Those Texans are real friendly folk until you step on their property and then all bets are off. It all worked out, the rancher helped us load up the bike and we moved on.

Same thing with water rights, you can float down the river but once you step on land on someone's property don't be surprised if it does not go well. We will save that story for the 'Is Texas Safe' thread.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:18 AM   #20466
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I can vouch for PJ's friendliness and the coldness of his beer.
And you are welcome back anytime.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:01 AM   #20467
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Wow, I'm glad I found this thread. Such great info. I'll be going to a mountain bike ride in Big Bend in a couple of weeks, and before/after that event, I want to do some exploring of northern Mexico over a few days.

I don't like planning a specific intinerary, it gets confining. I'm hoping to identify several interesting places to ride and/or visit and then just see how each day goes.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:05 AM   #20468
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We have found the odd tyre here and there but they always seem to be about Ninety Twelve Thousand Dollars.
Your new tires are waiting for you at Surtimotos on Patria, ck your pm for details.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:04 AM   #20469
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What the Roji will never show you

It's no secret I am no fan of the infamous Guia Roji. At times it is overly ambitious and at times it is severely pessimistic. I have found many, many roads that don't exist, or are perfectly paved, tope free but supposedly are brechas that will bust your pelotas. Year after year, it has errors that have not been addressed.

So, take your Roji, go buy one of those Duraflame logs, and sit back, take the Roji page by page and light up that log in your fireplace.

Having done that, take a little trip on a road that supposedly part of doesn't even exist, and the other half is supposedly carved dirt.

Here's a little something for Schizz, dreaming of pointing that H2O in a Box south...

Turn right at the cactus



Start climbing a little



Follow the road that shouldn't be there...



Keep climbing

Higher, and higher...



Then park and take another picture



Easy as that.

Just something for anyone new here or contemplating doing Mexico by the Roji. Use it for getting from major point to major point, along the way you'll start to notice things the book tells you are not there. Those are places you will want to ride to and experience.

Off the grid and off the map.

Think outside the box. Think a half hour south of Oaxaca City instead of Oaxaca City. Think Tlacotepec instead of Tehuacan or at least Tehuacan instead of Puebla City. Think La Cantona instead of Zempoala, and think Quiahuixtlan instead of Tres Zapotes. Stay in a brand spanking new competitively priced hotel in Palma Sola instead of downtown Veracruz.
Think Catemaco via Montepio instead of San Andres Tuxtla. Think Perote via Teocelo and think Alchichica via Acocomotla. Think East instead of West and think South instead of North.

Put yourself outside the confines of the Roji. Put yourself into the pics above.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:26 PM   #20470
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The spiral bound Guia Roji and some duct tape will make a nice splint.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:06 PM   #20471
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Also doubles as reading material and, ahem, a replacement for the Sears catalog, if you need to 'make a trip behind a nearby cactus'
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:20 PM   #20472
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Chale, Mark. We are manly men here and just leave our underwear behind on the trail like Bob Loblaw does.
Then we go commando.
It's the ADV version of Hansel and Gretel's breadcrumbs.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:24 PM   #20473
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Leads to nalgas de mono.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:25 PM   #20474
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Dar las...........
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:56 PM   #20475
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Also doubles as reading material and, ahem, a replacement for the Sears catalog, if you need to 'make a trip behind a nearby cactus'
Not really. The paper is too slick.
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