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Old 01-27-2013, 09:09 PM   #12601
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The Super Tenere has no beak.

It is beakless. It is beaklacking. Sin el beako.

Behold, even the lowly KLR, it has a beak. Even the new KLR, though it may be a bent beak, it has a beak.

I would hate not to have a beak.

I once broke my beak, in New York, ramming it against a wayward pickup. That pickup suffered the wrath of my GS's beak. My beak, it was worth more than that pickup.

My insurance company, they bought me a new beak, from Germany. But it was beakback ordered. It was not even a touratekbeak.
The beak boat was slow, and it was not from China.

So I bought a new beak. The beak from ebay. I performed my own beak transplant.

Now my GS sports a Big Black Beak.

And I have a backup beak. Don't lack the beak.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:49 PM   #12602
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Highway 97 is a famous road here in Mexico....I couple of years ago a missionary couple ran a road block in that area and they filled the pick up full of bullets and killed the wife but the husband got to the border with his life....they were driving a 4 door pick up that these people like.
I have worked in Mexico for over 32 years and have lived in centeral Mexico for over 6 years....I have had several professional trainings on this kind of activity.....the bottom line is always the same.
The first thing is stop!
They dont want you they only want your money......or mostly SUV....and large pickup trucks...( I have never heard of them taking a motorcycle) I feel safer on my bikes than driving my pickup.....
The training says to always have a little cash In case we get stopped....the question the professionals ask.....is your bike or car and what you have on you worth more than your life? If they want our cash give them a little cash, but don't give them a reason to take yor life...
They do not kidnap Americans in Mexico.......kidnapping a US citizen is a US federal crime anywhere in the world....it also takes several days of servaliance to plan a kidnapping, this will probably never happen...
Dress down and don't draw attention to yourself.....don't wear expensive watches etc....wear the watch that you would not mind giving away....
I have been stoped by check points throughout centeral and northern Mexico......a couple could have been the bad guys, but I always tell them what they ask.......
I am just another inmate in centeral Mexico hoping others can enjoy all I have in my back yard and be safe doing it...
Follow the rules to stack the card in your favor.....good luck and enjoy!!!
HW97 also gets to "San Fernando"...

I'd rather avoid the whole area. Last time I went to Reynosa/McAllen I took HW40 from Monterrey to Reynosa.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:29 AM   #12603
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I don't really know but I think they had been watching us for many miles and thought we were rival drug dealers and just needed to find out who we were.
Wrong, wrong, wrong, double wrong!
They were, in fact, only paleontologists and they simply wanted to examine your bikes!
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:40 AM   #12604
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For those who love and are interested in Mexico, I watch an inspiring movie, "For Greater Glory" a movie about the Cristeros War in the late 1920's. Somewhat melodramatic, but the subject matter was very inspiring. It's on Netflix and other sources.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:44 AM   #12605
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About this time last year, a couple of guys from this BB were riding through a city that was used in that flick.
Go back a couple hundred pages.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:57 AM   #12606
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Cold yesterday, only 5c in Perote, the witch's bosom and the monkey's brass gonads suffered.

Light wasn't really what I wanted and El Pico was in a haze (as was I).

Here's a look. And can anyone identify the little bird in the final photo (yes, a real pajarito and not the other kind although that one was pretty small too with the temperature)?



Through the zoom, a route for future reference.




Close to the lighting I was looking for but not quite, gee, that means another trip.



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Hektoglider, when you see this type of thing, you are on the right road.







Wind devil popped up on the high plain just as i was about to put away the camera. This was a tiny little one, they get bigger, especially around Perote.



Can anyone ID this little guy on the pipe?
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:38 AM   #12607
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Them thar are some fantabulous pics
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:48 AM   #12608
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For those who love and are interested in Mexico, I watch an inspiring movie, "For Greater Glory" a movie about the Cristeros War in the late 1920's. Somewhat melodramatic, but the subject matter was very inspiring. It's on Netflix and other sources.
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About this time last year, a couple of guys from this BB were riding through a city that was used in that flick.
Go back a couple hundred pages.
That would be Cuetzalan, where I and JD rode up to last year after visiting MikeMike. Stayed overnight there. That was the ride where the bus came out of the fog like an apparition, and put the clutch on JD.




tricepilot screwed with this post 01-28-2013 at 06:56 AM
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:59 AM   #12609
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Cold yesterday, only 5c in Perote, the witch's bosom and the monkey's brass gonads suffered.

Light wasn't really what I wanted and El Pico was in a haze (as was I).

Here's a look. And can anyone identify the little bird in the final photo (yes, a real pajarito and not the other kind although that one was pretty small too with the temperature)?
Can anyone ID this little guy on the pipe?

Excellent pics m2.

Bird questions? Do we have an ornithologist in the house?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:05 AM   #12610
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Do we have an ornithologist in the house?
Milton Otto. No, wait....he's a dentist, not an ornithologist. I don't think he does braces.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:00 AM   #12611
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**SNIP** And can anyone identify the little bird in the final photo (yes, a real pajarito and not the other kind although that one was pretty small too with the temperature)?

**SNIP**
Looks like a Great Kiskadee. We have them here in the RGV.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:08 AM   #12612
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Cool, thanks WB!

It also says, "large tyrant flycatcher" in the link.
That sounds like the Mystery Rider' s BMW HP! LOL!
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:08 AM   #12613
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El Juanito two weeks ago!

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:30 AM   #12614
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Wrong, wrong, wrong, double wrong!
They were, in fact, only paleontologists and they simply wanted to examine your bikes!

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Old 01-28-2013, 09:09 AM   #12615
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Milton Otto. No, wait....he's a dentist, not an ornithologist. I don't think he does braces.
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