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Old 04-08-2012, 11:49 AM   #7471
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Electric dual boom jumbos took all the fun out of mining. LOL!

Nice job on the stitch panorama.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:46 PM   #7472
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That fellow on the left looks like he ain't pulling much bonus, either that or the cook shack is wanting. LOL!
31 years ago next month I qualified on the jack leg...where does the time go!
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:05 PM   #7473
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Cool pics, SR....
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #7474
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Well, right now I'm in McAllen, heading home tomorrow morning.

Haven't decided yet if I'll be riding highway 57 all the way to Mexico City... The altiplane is mind numbing! But I know it's the "safest" road. The route would be McAllen, Reynosa, Monterrey, Matehuala, SLP, etc. Check the map, its just straight roads.

The second option... Highway 97 and then 101 and then get to 57 in SLP. BUT, that goes through Tamaulipas and... San Fernando, that isht is scary! The Government says San Fernando is heavily guarded, but I don't know if truly is and if the roads near/around are safe. Bit more interesting, but still quite straight.

Third option is to ride the coast, Highway 97, followed by 105. Don't really know anything about this road, but it goes through San Fernando too.

Anyone knows?
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:11 PM   #7475
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I know, too late to be asking that. I had made up my mind to ride the 57 all the way, but it is... too boring. Seriously, my mind goes numb just thinking about it.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:33 PM   #7476
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:22 AM   #7477
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In the US and Canada, the Jack Leg Miner is kind of going the way of the DoDo.
The end of an era.
I met a few drift miners that qualified for DoDo status 30 years ago! LOL!
It's interesting to watch the competitions still happening. Watching a guy with 40 years experience and missing half of his right leg go up against guys in their prime and beating them is a humbling experience. It's the old bull and the young bull joke with a different twist. Thanks for the memories, glad I became good on the stoper and made my bonus as a rock bolter back then. I never attained the coordination my father had on the jack leg, he was good. Trackless mining and ear protection, deserve a toast. LOL!
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:47 AM   #7478
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Mid last week I spent a night in one of the nice little hotels in Palmitas on Mex 40 and found that a crew of the tunnel building engineers were staged at the same hotel when I shared the table with them at suppertime and breakfast.I got to talking with them and discovered that they had been working the all night shift and that they had been stationed there three years already. What was surprising was that they were from Slovakia working for a European company, the name escapes me now, but coveralls just like what your pictures show. . SR do you have any more details on that company ? Are there other global companies involved in construction of the bridge?
The tourist access was not permitted in the middle of the week, but these engineers offered that I could hitch a truck ride down to the bridge with some of the crew and ride back with others, but I did not take them up on it. I got to see thge bridge anyway from a distance it can be seen from Mex 40. All the more reason to come back for a ride across when it is opened to traffic.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:22 PM   #7479
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Kurt, did you happen to wave to an extremely sweaty guy on a 2002 Dakar yesterday? If so, that was me. I crossed paths with a black and silver 1200 between catemaco and coatzocoalcos.
Yep, that was me. I rode to Piste and spent a couple of days there to see Chichen Itza. Amazing! I am now near Mexico City. Higher altitudes, cooler temps!
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:27 PM   #7480
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:34 PM   #7481
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Must be nice, TP. Enjoy!

Whatcha doing over there? I think we can assume you did not ride down. Don't forget the pics.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #7482
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What's the deal with toilet seats being optional down here?!?
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:05 PM   #7483
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Toilet seats ?!

We don't need no steenkin toilet seets !!!!
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:10 PM   #7484
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She talks too much.

Nice pit patch, though.
i'm kinda diggin'...but i like hippie chicks.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:36 PM   #7485
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Toilet seats ?!

We don't need no steenkin toilet seets !!!!


I hear Touratech is coming out with a folding toilet seat later this year. Fits snugly in the GS tail box.

Only $299.00.
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