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Old 03-18-2013, 06:58 PM   #14191
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Thanks guys, that's all for this episode!

One last shot of a Vaquero with John Wayne's ranch again in the background.

BTW: This photo illustrates a nice example of a volcano-tectonic depression, or graben caldera. As the magma evacuated a chamber below the valley floor in the form of volcanic ash flying up into the air, the floor of the valley had less to support it and dropped down and the mountains of ash outside of the caldera accumulated.

The rounded hills located at the edge of the depression (including the one we are standing on) are resurgent domes. These popped up toward the end of the process as viscous liquid lava (not ash) came up the faults located at the edge of the depression.

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:56 PM   #14192
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Real de 14???

Anyone out there going to be in Real de 14 Easter weekend???
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #14193
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Thanks guys, that's all for this episode!

One last shot of a Vaquero with John Wayne's ranch again in the background.

BTW: This photo illustrates a nice example of a volcano-tectonic depression, or graben caldera. As the magma evacuated a chamber below the valley floor in the form of volcanic ash flying up into the air, the floor of the valley had less to support it and dropped down and the mountais of ash on the sides got built up.

The rounded hills located at the edge of the depression (including the one we are standing on) are resurgent domes. These popped up toward the end of the process as viscous liquid lava (not ash) came up the faults located at the edge of the depression.


¿Geologo?
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:10 AM   #14194
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¿Geologo?
Correcto! Guilty as charged!
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:38 AM   #14195
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¡Incorrecto! ¡Yo dormía en un Holiday Inn Express de vez en cuando!
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:22 AM   #14196
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¿Geologo?
Aren't we lucky to have SR? Love the way this guy looks at the world...
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:07 PM   #14197
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Trice, I dont get the Holiday Express Line. Is that about traveling a lot?
You've been in Mexico too long, amigo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dOH...e_gdata_player

Sorry, not able to embed.

Edit: there are a whole bunch more like that but with different scenarios. It was an ad campaign they made.

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Old 03-19-2013, 02:08 PM   #14198
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We get Holiday Inn Express commercials and some reality show variant of "America's biggest jerks", SR gets weather chicas and Mexican telenovelas.

Hmmmmmmm. Maybe he's been gone 6 years for a reason.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:14 PM   #14199
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I stayed at Paloma del mar on Honduras. $42 Beautiful view on top of the hotel. Stayed last 2 nights at Cuatro Vientos in old town, $70. Really like PV. Small town next to Mazatlan
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:42 PM   #14200
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I stayed at Paloma del mar on Honduras. $42 Beautiful view on top of the hotel. Stayed last 2 nights at Cuatro Vientos in old town, $70. Really like PV. Small town next to Mazatlan
How did you like Cuatro Vientos ? Did you eat at Chez Elena ?
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:14 PM   #14201
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cuatro vientos

It was good. Beautiful view of the sunset from top of the building. We did eat at the Chez Elena and it was good. We also ate at the Hacienda with a great symphony playing. I did not like paying $350 pesos for a meal though. A little fancy for my tastes.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:09 PM   #14202
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I did not like paying $350 pesos for a meal though. A little fancy for my tastes.
That's 5 steak breakfasts in Cerro Gordo. With a healthy tip.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:17 PM   #14203
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San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas to Tangolunda, Oaxaca

I banged out 358 miles today with my bum knee. You cynics and skeptics can say what you will but the curandero and massage therapist I saw last night put me well on the way to full recovery, way more efficaciously that the best allopathic practices. Each has its values. The big difference is that traditional practitioners recognize the value of allopathic modalities and feel no threat. The allopaths are terrified of the holistic practitioners. But I digress.

The ride down from San Cristobal is a lot of fun. There are a couple of boring stretches but you can make really good time through them on the two lane autopistas. This is where a big GS really shines, even loaded down like my poor pig. I get a real kick out of how the toll takers and gasolineros are very curious about where I am from, where I am going and where I have been. For some strange reason they seem to like us down here and are curious about us. The young soldiers are a bit more standoffish but you can see them ogling the bike when their NCO or OIC are not looking.

Warning: There is not one damn hotel between where the 185D Cuota meets the Mex 200 west of Salina Cruz. Get to that intersection and enjoy the hell out of that road before darkness falls. The first hotel you will see is a series of really expensive ones up off the road until you get to two reasonable ones... 600 pesos/night. I picked the Hotel Plaza Tangolunda and am very happy with the choice. A spacious room with king bed that I would not mind sharing with Salma or some other needful lady! Snake and all!

Tomorrow I head up to Zipolite and Thursday to Oaxaca and then on to Jimmex' suggested route through the Sierra to Zihuatanejo. It is great to be back on the bike!

Mexican TV ain't all that bad. especially when you mute the volume and make up your own dialogue in esperanto or Klingon.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:58 PM   #14204
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:40 PM   #14205
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Mexican TV ain't all that bad. especially when you mute the volume and make up your own dialogue in esperanto or Klingon.


You're gonna enjoy Jimmy's route. Good to see you're back on the bike. Wish I was down there with you.

For those who say curanderos make you feel better only because you expected to feel better I ask: does sex feel good only because you expected it to?

There, that should get something going.
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