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Old 03-24-2013, 10:35 PM   #14296
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Thats about 300 km on google maps. How long was the ride?
Dayum Jick! I'm not an anal retentive traveler, so bear with me here. I peeled out of my casita around 10:50 A m. After checking into the hotel, changing clothes, I walked down to the restaurant, ate a meal, and drank 5 beers, and watched the sun set over the lake. I'm thinking that took about 2-1/2 hours. My best guess is that I spent 5+ hours on the road,with a half hour or more wandering around Zinapacuaro. There are a lot of twisty roads in the latter half of the ride, so that guesstimate seems about right to me.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:50 AM   #14297
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Yea the WRR would be better for this: Escapeing from MORELIA just in time before SEMANA SANTA found refuge at Distrito Federal is very quiter here this days.
Quieter than Uruapan, I expect.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:31 AM   #14298
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I had to, I couldn't miss my favorite soap opera!
The episode where the Harley guy crosses the yellow line in time to a Bob Seger tune blasting on the stereo.

That ought to wake someone up at their desk in Africa.

Whazzat? You don't like Bob Seger?
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:01 AM   #14299
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Whazzat? You don't like Bob Seger?
Did I "cross a line" with my comment?
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:09 AM   #14300
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Did I "cross a line" with my comment?
Let's just say you're going against the wind with that one. Maybe it's time to turn the page.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:05 AM   #14301
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Let's just say you're going against the wind with that one. Maybe it's time to turn the page.
You're still the same.

Craneguy's shrine has that "Mr. Chuckles" look from Seinfeld.
Bet he was awake all night thinking he heard that doll scurrying around the abode.

Steve, did you notice the position of the fingers? Like what Sheene did to Roberts when he passed him one time.


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Old 03-25-2013, 09:04 AM   #14302
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:31 AM   #14303
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You're still the same.

Craneguy's shrine has that "Mr. Chuckles" look from Seinfeld.
Bet he was awake all night thinking he heard that doll scurrying around the abode.

Steve, did you notice the position of the fingers? Like what Sheene did to Roberts when he passed him one time.

That's the British "middle finger". The story about English archers taunting the French with it are, to my eternal disappointment, not true.

There were some scurrying noises in the night, but that was my own 3 year old "bride of Chuckie". Probably catching rats for a midnight snack or something
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:08 AM   #14304
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Huevos Machacado, puro Norteno!

We are here in Oaxaca eating Tlayudas and drinking Tejate!
Had not hear of Tlayudas but google it and they look good vs the Morelian omelet need to go Oaxaca and try them glad you enjoying with the family there Saludamelos !

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Quieter than Uruapan, I expect.
Lots of chilangos must be in the other Mexico (San Antonio) shopping or in the beaches
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:59 AM   #14305
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Lots of chilangos must be in the other Mexico (San Antonio) shopping or in the beaches
Oye, tenemos un monton aqui, tambien! Estan dormiendos en el hotel mas grande y mas barato se llama "Gran Hotel Camarena"!

Biggest and cheapest hotel in Veracruz, not sure why it isnt in Sjoerd's book.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:33 PM   #14306
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Puke Pinotepa Nacional a Zihuatanejo

Rolled into Zihua just after dark. Pretty easy to find La Ropa beach. Not so easy to find my digs, landlady to the rescue! I was within 100 feet of the turn by dead reckoning. 330 miles on the odo. When I left Pinotepa I felt like shit and my knee was throbbing. Didn't think I would get so far... felt better as day wore on so I kept pushing for the goal. Met a couple of other riders Karst and ??. They were headed north towards Morelia. Cramps: due to electrolite loss from my stomach bug and from perspiring I have been having really bad cramps in my hands and at night in my legs. Something called Saera Electrolite has been recommended to me. Will be trying it today and tomorrow and will report on it. I lose a huge amount of fluids in this heat and beer is simply not a replacement, in fact caffeine and alcohol dehydrate you more. Zihua is reaaly nice. Lots of Mexican families here for the Holiday. Nice to see them enjoying themselves!

Watching Bato's video I hope he has some suspension parts staged somewhere!

Odo just turned over 40K miles. That means in my modern era of motorcycling I have ridden only about 31K miles on motos since August of....still got a a lot to learn. This Mexico ride has been an education. +1 on Schizz' suggestion about taking riding skills classes. I have learned a lot from a brief couple of days with "Coach" Ramey Stroud back in '06 and with RawHyde last spring and again in the fall... you watch other riders fuck up and then you go fuck up and there is always someone there to pick you up. Cone drills may seem silly but they are really good for your bike handling and confidence. Watching Jim Hyde's boys throw a big GS around on the track like a dirt bike is awesome to behold and then to go and try. It is humbling. Do any of you know how to turn a big bike around on a hill without dropping it on yourself? Great! Where did you learn it? These skills are not intuitional. Pass it on. Admitting that you don't know what you are doing and asking someone who does is far less painful and expensive than screwing up on your own. That said, I practiced Uturns in tight spaces many times, and figure 8's... and trailing the rear break.... you gotta do it all the time. My little biff, that has cost me sorely was only a result of momentary inattention. Happens all of the time. One of the big challenges of Mexico is being present all the time when so much else is going on in my life and cabeza.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:43 PM   #14307
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On the subject of safety, I was leaning hard into one of the numerous curves on the ride today, when my tires hit something, (iI did not see whether it was a road surface irregularity, or whatever), and my bike literally skipped about 3 ft. to the outside of the curve where I found myself walking a line about 3 inches from one of those ingenuities of Mexican road-building: the sharp demarcation of the end of the road surface. I held my line, but my heart was in my mouth.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:46 PM   #14308
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Oye, tenemos un monton aqui, tambien! Estan dormiendos en el hotel mas grande y mas barato se llama "Gran Hotel Camarena"!

Biggest and cheapest hotel in Veracruz, not sure why it isnt in Sjoerd's book.
Lol Hey Mike please keep them there for a while at least for the rest of the week
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:55 PM   #14309
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M'ito,
How do you like V.de B.?
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:03 PM   #14310
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M'ito,
How do you like V.de B.?

I really like it. Very cool vibe, and real Mexicans there, not just Chilangos. The riding in the general area is outstanding too.
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