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Old 03-20-2013, 09:56 PM   #14236
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I am in Zipolite in a nice house on a cliff that overlooks the ocean with a 270 or better degree view. I rode all of 52 miles today. I had planned to head up to Oaxaca and then on to Zihua. Forces much smaller and numerous than I have forced me to change my plans. As I write this the minions of Montezuma are locked in intense combat with my natural fauna. The raging battle will keep me horizontal for much of tomorrow and close to the big white telephone for urgent communiques from the battle front.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:59 PM   #14237
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'm only missing two screws so far
two screws was the price of riding from Concha del Oro to Mazapil...
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:04 AM   #14238
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Machete not RR's first film. El Mariachi, released in 1993 when he was 25, has that honor. It was an extraordinary film, and was made for $7k. One of the studios pot up some money to make quality improvements for wide release. I think commercial success took his edge...but I guess he can buy better stuff.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:06 AM   #14239
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I am in Zipolite in a nice house on a cliff that overlooks the ocean with a 270 or better degree view. I rode all of 52 miles today. I had planned to head up to Oaxaca and then on to Zihua. Forces much smaller and numerous than I have forced me to change my plans. As I write this the minions of Montezuma are locked in intense combat with my natural fauna. The raging battle will keep me horizontal for much of tomorrow and close to the big white telephone for urgent communiques from the battle front.
Best wishes.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:45 AM   #14240
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Excellent flick, first movie I ever watched and understood in Spanish only.
Quiero una cerveza...en la botella, buey! Very good running gag throughout the movie.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:26 PM   #14241
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+1 on El Mariachi.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:18 PM   #14242
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+1 on El Mariachi.
Look familiar guys? Was there 3 years (?) back on ride. I think to Saltillo.

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Old 03-21-2013, 07:14 PM   #14243
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I am in Zipolite in a nice house on a cliff that overlooks the ocean with a 270 or better degree view. I rode all of 52 miles today. I had planned to head up to Oaxaca and then on to Zihua. Forces much smaller and numerous than I have forced me to change my plans. As I write this the minions of Montezuma are locked in intense combat with my natural fauna. The raging battle will keep me horizontal for much of tomorrow and close to the big white telephone for urgent communiques from the battle front.

Stay away from fans.

Just sayin.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #14244
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two screws was the price of riding from Concha del Oro to Mazapil...
Fix it at SurtiMoto , Arte no biggie heading to European Michoacan mañana
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:55 PM   #14245
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Stay away from fans.

Just sayin.
Someone had a little incident at work the other day. Saw this posted today:



Apparently some folks don't need no steenkeen' fans.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:02 PM   #14246
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Look familiar guys? Was there 3 years (?) back on ride. I think to Saltillo.

¿Acuña?
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:22 AM   #14247
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Camino a Mazapil notice the road bihind the buildings Minera Peñasquito Arte's Ol man who was an honor to meet works as a security advisor for Gold Corp bigest gold operation in Latin America including many of the united states
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:40 AM   #14248
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:19 AM   #14249
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Re: Robert Rodriguez; his niece is an accountant at the university I work at. Iz all I got.

RMO; good thoughts flowing that way for a quick recovery. Took me a month to feel completely better from the flu or flu-like I illness I picked up. It might have been the same bug Schizz had as we came down with at about the same time when he was down at my place.

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:28 AM   #14250
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Having the opportunity and privilege of riding with some of the posters on this thread is one thing I really enjoy! It makes a ride more interesting and gives another person's perspective to things I see so often and are easy to take for granted.
"da Bum" was passing through and we were able to meet up last Sunday in the early AM for a little Jimmy Ride with Dave's Leg and the debut of "da Bum's rush" which is a section of road that I have been waiting a long time to name.
"da Bum's rush connects Guadalupe Victoria, Puebla to the aptly named little village of "Maravillas" and then on to Gonzalez Ortega. Good road with some pleasant little surprises.
Though I often ride solo, having someone else along can be great, not only for the company, but for the learning experience. Case in point. While passing through Laguna de Patlanalan, I bottomed out over a king hell sized tope that had no business being wear it was. That town has more topes than people...almost. The crunch was not to worrisome at the moment, I figured it was the center stand. But I figured wrong! While parked up at the Pemex above 10,000ft just over the crest from Acocomotla, da Bum graciously inquired as to the oil tightness of my bike. Drip, drip, drip, from a nice little ding in the oil pan.
He reaches in his panniers and rummages around and presents a true marvel of modern technology. A 3M tape product that should save the day. So we cleaned the surface with alcohol gel and he slapped on two pieces. No leak. Rode down the mountain, still no leak. Rode to Perote, dry as a bone. Back to Veracruz, high speed on the cuotas, no leaks. 5 days later and no leaks. I really like this product. Sticks like a rare earth magnet to the metal and at high temps is soft but doesn't move. It will definitely get you home.
Apart from that, here is what the ride looked like. And thanks again to, da Bum!

This is near the start of the "Jimmy Ride", some nice drops. They had fun carving this road.



As usual I couldn't resist trying to get my Ansel aux go gogh mojo working!



As I've mentioned before, Ansel Adams always maintained that you should look behind you when composing a shot because the best picture might be there. As usual, he was right! Here is the back shot. Worked pretty well in color, too.





Waited a few minutes to get this one with the vapor trail bisecting the clouds.



It was windy at the higher elevations. Looks like gale force winds at 18,000ft up on el Pico.



"da Bum's Rush" section starts here, nice setting.



Not a bad place in the old days, someone was living large during the Porfiriato era.



One little "Nube Poblano" as I call them. The clouds in this part of Puebla are always fun. The locals call the sky "aborregado" or something like that.
Meaning "like a sheep", the wooly part.



And that's that.
I'll pass along the 3M part number for the tape when da Bum sends it along.
Don't miss a chance to ride with him. His filtering skills are now legendary through Veracruz traffic! He is very fluent in F800/650 and a few others.
Watch for his ride report and check out his tent and cot set up.
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