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Old 03-04-2014, 11:39 AM   #21661
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For the RMO

Here's one for the RMO...
If Charles Harbutt lived in Boca del Rio, he might like this one.

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Old 03-04-2014, 06:22 PM   #21662
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Took a nice ride up to Christo Rey @ 2700 metres in Guanajauto today. The cobble stones got a bit gnarly on the way down. Nice views though.



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Old 03-04-2014, 07:47 PM   #21663
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What happened to your side case?

Did you had lunch or breakfast on the food stands aside the road just before get to the top?

There is dirt road that runs straight from the cristo to guanajuato city, is fun, is thru the crest of the hills
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:58 PM   #21664
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What happened to your side case?
Do you mean the straps ? The latch broke off on the Trans labrador Hwy so I had to strap them on. Got a new latch now but I leave the straps on to stop them vibrating (ooo errr).

Most of the food stalls were closed. I do eat a lot of street food. It's cheap, quick and usually really good. And you can see how it's being cooked.

Wish I knew about the dirt road, sounds fun.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:00 PM   #21665
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por nada, he certainly was an interesting character,
Wish I had spent some more time with him than I did,
Yo tambien.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:02 AM   #21666
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Great pics. Thanks for posting.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:29 AM   #21667
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Choice between 101/180 and 57

... Sussertod , simply because the computer mapping thing spits out those two routes as a choice , and you appear to have opinions from experience on both
both of them , why do you talk as if you must obligingly follow that computer generated recommendation?
There are a good number of alternate routings available which just beg to be ridden if you have not already done them.
For instance 101- 85- 105-85 -45-51- 110-57- 80-101 -85 would be an entertaining number to dial . There are a few connector links I did not mention but they are obvious enough , no need to be spoonfed every little bit , but a small Hint "Jaumave 101 parrots" . If you are "bored " on any road it is not the fault of the road.
Point is, get a map and let your fingers do the walking , take into mind the time limit you have given yourself , route accordingly and then hit the road.
The business about hitting the coastal route to save miles is kind of missing the point, isn't the whole trip just " extra" miles anyway? Enjoy!
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:33 PM   #21668
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Those are some solid route recommendations. The dirt road south from Juamave is worth doing. We saw flocks of macaw-sized parrots flying there just 13 months ago.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:34 AM   #21669
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RMO Radio today, Thursday, March 6, 2014. 1-3 PM (13:00-15:00) MST (20:00-22:00 Zulu) koto.org on the web.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:52 AM   #21670
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So I'll be crossing into Mexico here by myself in about 2 to 2.5 weeks, coming out of Arizona.

I'm trying to plan a rough route out here and was hoping someone could throw a list of the "just don't go here" states at me. I know everywhere in Mexico has the potential to be 'interesting' much like all the other countries I've visited, but would still like to exercise caution where it's most prudent.

Any suggestions on a fun route on my VStrom 650 crossing at Nogales to Hermosilo, headed towards the Yucatan, and then south from there would be most welcome. I've got Sjoerds guides and will begin digging into those as well (which look fantastic by the way). I've got Michelin Ankee 3 tires on the bike, so nothing too 'offroad'' by default.

I'm excited to get this adventure to the bottom of South America started!
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:28 PM   #21671
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Nice ride up to McAllen from Fresnillo today.
Only check was about 20 miles before i got to Reynosa.
34F when i left Fresnillo and 64F when i got to McAllen. For some reason my electrics did not work and i froze my bottom off. However the worst day on the bike traveling is much better than the best day in the office!
Gota love it!!
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:09 PM   #21672
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Big Military/Federal check point getting into Michoacan today. 'Sturgis Chick' really had to flash her.....eyelids to get some smiles out of the guards.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:22 PM   #21673
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I rode from Barra De Navidad to meet up with Rexbuck in Guanajuato. Hit the road to Jalpa on the first day, and from there we headed to Huejuquilla where we are currently holed up in a very new looking hotel where we are the only guests. Pretty good accommodations for 300 pesos. The riding through the mountains and countryside has been fantastic to say the least. Everyone and everything has been tranquillo. A couple of the usual Federal checkpoints asking "where have you been"(I can never remember). "Where are you going"? Nothing to be concerned about. We will cover more ground tomorrow as our ride continues over the mountains and south. Then we turn north for Durango where we look forward to a dinner with SR. It is apparently all paved roads.

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Old 03-06-2014, 09:28 PM   #21674
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Take that map and paint it black, Jick.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:42 AM   #21675
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History lesson for the day.

Jick, if you walked out on the pier at Barra de Navidad you will find a historical plaque. The Spanish sailed out of Barra on Christmas day one year into the Pacific and subsequently discovered the Philippine Islands, hence today we have Pesos in both countries.
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