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Old 01-09-2012, 12:24 PM   #6001
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Its almost here!

I hit the road on the 11 from AZ and hope to cross on Fri or Sat in Tecate after getting the bike serviced in SD.

Let's talk about this ferry(La Paz to Maz). 18 hours for real? Is there booze on that thing? If I am in La Paz the night before and show up at the ferry dock in the am can I usually get out that day? Anyway for me to get a cabin in advance?
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:04 PM   #6002
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Great pix, SR!

Looking forward to April.
Well another road to add to my bucket list...that looks awesome!
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #6003
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That's what I was wondering. The rebuilt Devil's Backbone.

I have to do that one of these days ... Just as soon as I get my vertigo under control.
Not 'zactly, Amigo. Although I noticed some curves were getting reworked on the libre, the construction you see in SR's pix is of the new cuota. Maybe that's what you meant.

EdD afficionados drool at the thought of running The Spine without having to dance with big rigs.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:14 PM   #6004
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That's going to make for some epic street riding with the EdD and the Huichol route to Nayarit.
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I'm getting worked up into a lather just thinking about that
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #6005
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18 hours for real? Is there booze on that thing?


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Old 01-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #6006
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Big Rigs on the Espinazo

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....the thought of running The Spine without having to dance with big rigs....
In a way, I'm going to miss the spectre of huge trucks on the Spine. Not knowing if my number might come up.

I wouldn't exactly call it a sexual thrill, but there is an incomparable adrenaline rush, unique to the Espinazo, in not knowing if you're going to take it in the face if you misjudge the radius of a mountain curve and meet a Mexican semi head on.

SR's photos, all recent, of flattened cars and toppled semis, will soon be a memory. At least there.

And JD is right, it is (and soon will be "was") a dance with the Big Rigs. "Bailando en las montañas".

Con un amor peligroso.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:01 PM   #6007
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El Callejón del Beso

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El Callejon del Beso


Great photos, hermano Kiko.

El Callejón del Beso - The Alley of the Kiss



I tried taking Salma in there, but she wouldn't fit in the narrow part, IYKWIM
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:04 PM   #6008
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Not to cut up the thread but shizzman it was about 2-3 feet long,its tongue and tail looked like they both could do some serious damage.Some people might not agree here but IM starting to believe you dont need a crapload of money to have an enjoyable time in life.THe mexicans have squares and seem like they do things in groups and togetherness.here it seems every 1s attitude is screw them Im not helping him.Independence is nice but it seems the more we are getting divided the more our country is falling apart.Just my 2 cents.Just dont drink the water
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #6009
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Well another road to add to my bucket list...that looks awesome!
Cobly....may I humbly recommend that you consider emptying that bucket sooner than later. On my mother's side of the family, I had three cousins who all passed away in their 40s. Each one of them would talk at family reunions of big plans and great dreams. Never to be fulfilled.

You have the dreams now. Live them. Mexico is waiting for you.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:15 PM   #6010
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In a way, I'm going to miss the spectre of huge trucks on the Spine. Not knowing if my number might come up.

I wouldn't exactly call it a sexual thrill, but there is an incomparable adrenaline rush, unique to the Espinazo, in not knowing if you're going to take it in the face if you misjudge the radius of a mountain curve and meet a Mexican semi head on.

SR's photos, all recent, of flattened cars and toppled semis, will soon be a memory. At least there.

And JD is right, it is (and soon will be "was") a dance with the Big Rigs. "Bailando en las montañas".

Con un amor peligroso.
I wonder how many big rigs will actually be off the old road and on the new one? They price the toll roads so high that 90% of commercial truck traffic is on the free roads. Usually you only see special loads like chemicals on the toll roads. It will depend on what they charge for the New Road? If they can just get some of the a-hole car drivers that drive like maniacs off the old road it will be a significant improvement, there are a lot of those too!

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Old 01-09-2012, 04:26 PM   #6011
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I wonder how many big rigs will actually be off the old road and on the new one?
Interesting point. Permit me to take you to dinner at Tia Chona's (actually, permit me to take Yecenia to dinner there, you can come along) and we can have a wonderful evening discussing the blessing of riding where you live....called HEAVEN.

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Old 01-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #6012
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Now lets get the straight, do you want to take me or Yecenia out to dinner?
Hmmmm......Ok. I will say.....I want to take YOU to dinner.

But I want to sit next to Yecenia!

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Old 01-09-2012, 04:53 PM   #6013
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:54 PM   #6014
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Tricepilot I totally agree,I lost my dad at 18,he was only 57 mom died seven years later at 63,bro was 20 and I was 26 when mom went back in 01.After that I said IM gonna go where I want,buy what i want and take time to smell the roses and look around and take time to enjoy my family and friends.Ya can always find the money you cant get time back however.MY dad took kid bro on boy scout camping trip in Summer of 93,he wanted to go fishing but from helping people find office and other things he really didnt get to fish as much as he wanted w my kid bro.I;ll never forget his words ahhh they'll be next year to go fishing w son.3 months later he was dead,I hear it all the time ahhh Ill do it when I retire,people forget that tommorrow might not come for them,and thats foolish to think you have next year in my eyes. Ill do things now and if I dont make it to retirement at least I wont or dont have any regrets and got to do the things I loved.Sorry for the long rant.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:59 PM   #6015
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Tricepilot I totally agree,I lost my dad at 18,he was only 57 mom died seven years later at 63,bro was 20 and I was 26 when mom went back in 01.After that I said IM gonna go where I want,buy what i want and take time to smell the roses and look around and take time to enjoy my family and friends.Ya can always find the money you cant get time back however.MY dad took kid bro on boy scout camping trip in Summer of 93,he wanted to go fishing but from helping people find office and other things he really didnt get to fish as much as he wanted w my kid bro.I;ll never forget his words ahhh they'll be next year to go fishing w son.3 months later he was dead,I hear it all the time ahhh Ill do it when I retire,people forget that tommorrow might not come for them,and thats foolish to think you have next year in my eyes. Ill do things now and if I dont make it to retirement at least I wont or dont have any regrets and got to do the things I loved.Sorry for the long rant.

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