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Old 02-19-2013, 04:18 PM   #13171
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Its a nice ride. Right through Zapatista country.
Nothing you can't fix with a balaclava.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:18 PM   #13172
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See signature line for RR on that trip, and view the pics.
Nice stuff in there
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:18 PM   #13173
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Nothing you can't fix with a balaclava.
A very tasty treat made with honey and walnuts
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:21 PM   #13174
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Anybody got any intel on this route. Looks nice. One of my Mexican rider friends said that it takes a long time, is mountainous and twisty, there is little traffic or civilization along the way, and if you have a problem the indians won't help you... so, what is wrong with that sounds like a lot of roads in the SW. The road goes through Ocosingo and on into San Cristobal. I make it a point to seek out and listen to local knowledge. This guy is a GS rider with some ten years experience riding in Yucatan and San Cristobal area. I am not going to ignore him out of hand but I really want to ride that road and the alternative he has offered , going up to Villa Hermosa and taking the long way round back down to Tuxtla Gutierrez and on to San Cristobal is not that appealing although he says it is farther and takes less time. Thoughts y'all?
The route is nice, beautiful, and full of mi hermanos, los Zapatistas. Watch out for mud topes the locals build next to their fruit and clothing stalls. I was riding toward one, when the girl sitting by the side of the road lifted up a rope she had stretched across the road and tied to a tree on the other side. I was pretty close, and my heart definitely skipped a beat before she lowered it. I left San Cristobal around 9 AM, stopped for an hour or so at the cascada along the way, (it's a short ride off the road), and got to Palenque in the early/mid afternoon. YMMV. ;) I don't remember the name of the place I stay in Zihuat, but I'll tell you how to get there. When you get to Zihuat, take the road to Playa la Ropa, and take the first right after crossing the bridge. I think you have to turn left, then go up the steep hill, (only 1 block long), and there's a hotel right at the top. They do not have secure parking, but I've never had a problem. They are on the beach, and a room costs around 500 pesos. There are other nicer hotels just about everywhere with AC available but they are more like 700-800 p. I've also stayed further along the road to Playa la Ropa and those are nice, but a bit mor expensive. I think somebody said to check tripadvisor as well. Check out the camarones al coco at the Pulpo Feliz where the road to la Ropa runs into the main road into Zihuat. I dream about those camarones. Buen viaje.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:22 PM   #13175
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Nice stuff in there
It was an incredible trip and highly recommended to all who are curious, and most who arent. Having never been there before, it was nothing like what I expected, and definitely nothing like our "media" tells us.

You only have to watch out for MikeMike and his gang of ruffians as they tried to kidnap me, or at least separate me from my group. Leaving me in this hell-hole:







Dont trust this man if you happen to come across him




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Old 02-19-2013, 05:08 PM   #13176
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Free Hugs in San Miguel de Allende

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:37 PM   #13177
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Great video Trice, made my day.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:59 PM   #13178
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We rode from San Cris to Palenque a few weeks ago. Fun road with some great scenery. A few rocks in the road and you really need to watch for the buses. Saw one that had rounded a corner in the wrong lane and hit a car head on. Not pretty.

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Old 02-19-2013, 08:12 PM   #13179
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Enjoyable video Tricepilot. 1 minute and 30 seconds of filming before we had a taker. Thought we were heading for a shut out...
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:20 PM   #13180
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In Piedras Negras tonight, sipping the biggest bottle of Indio that I have ever seen.

Been looking at property on the US side for an informal place for riders to park their trucks and RV's when they come this way and want to explore.

Could happen. There are obstacles but there is also property available on the US side at Mexican prices.

Anyway, I don't know this area all that well although I have to say that the little entryway to Mexico when you cross Bridge #1 is about the cleanest and neatest of any Mexican town that I have seen. The motel that I am in is great at a bargain price and the bar that I was in earlier was also excellent. Kinda ruining some of the stereotypical images of border towns ;)



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Old 02-20-2013, 02:24 AM   #13181
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Great video Trice, made my day.
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Enjoyable video Tricepilot. 1 minute and 30 seconds of filming before we had a taker. Thought we were heading for a shut out...
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:30 AM   #13182
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If Salma or Mayte carried that sign, there'd be a line to Dolores Hidalgo
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:28 AM   #13183
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You only have to watch out for MikeMike and his gang of ruffians as they tried to kidnap me, or at least separate me from my group. Leaving me in this hell-hole...


Dont trust this man if you happen to come across him
We had to leave you there, nobody showed up to pay the ransom!!!!

The modus operandi has now been changed and appearances altered.

That's a nice place, the hotel in Puente Nacional, the entire complex is bike friendly, the owner's son manages it and has built a nice little motocross track next door with proper pit facilities and buildings, very inexpensive and good food and liquids. Family run operations in Mexico usually give you much more value for your peso. The owner's family speak English and are very accommodating people who take their guests seriously and treat them well.
Can't beat that!
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:55 AM   #13184
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Rockymountainoyster........ I second that Zihua hotel suggestion
made by Schizzman ��
Posada Casandoho will be good. It does not have suites but you can rent
several rooms and it will be SWEET �� and cost less in total than the fancier
digs along the waterfront.friendly owners will gladly help you .

Highway Mex 199 is highly recommended . Some fantastic scenery
and lots of curves and there are plenty of folks along the way
Fuel up before going in an start early and you will have a great ride.
Go from cool upland pine forest mountains to lush green tropical
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:18 AM   #13185
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We had to leave you there, nobody showed up to pay the ransom!!!!

The modus operandi has now been changed and appearances altered.

That's a nice place, the hotel in Puente Nacional, the entire complex is bike friendly, the owner's son manages it and has built a nice little motocross track next door with proper pit facilities and buildings, very inexpensive and good food and liquids. Family run operations in Mexico usually give you much more value for your peso. The owner's family speak English and are very accommodating people who take their guests seriously and treat them well.
Can't beat that!

A VERY nice place it was. If you are going to be held against your will, that would be the place! And, you get to it by taking some great roads.

It is places like that, run by the owner's we met, that make you want to get everyone you meet to stay there to support them.
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