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Old 04-14-2013, 02:20 PM   #14836
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I just posted this on my RR and wanted to share it with my friends and other interested parties on the IMS thread. Hope I am not stepping outside the boundaries of acceptability... or honesty... you guys can be a tough crowd

Thanks Nordo and to all of you who are along for the ride. I enjoy sharing this with others. One thing I have learned on this trip is that I am probably not a "motorcyclist" some of the guys I have ridden with down here would, no doubt, confirm that opinion of myself. I like riding down here, I like riding dirt roads here or at home, I am not interested in hurtling down two lane Mexican roads at speeds in excess of 70mph with animals, kids, farm equipment etc. close on the sides and Mexican drivers in all manner of vehicles including buses and a dump truck passing me. I am also not interested in "broad sliding" a heavily laden GS through the corners on gravel roads. I had plenty of that on a Bultaco Matador when I was in my twenties. The reality is that I am a nearly sixty eight year old man who is overweight and maybe not in the best physical condition riding a heavily loaded 1150GS on a solo trip in Mexico. This is certainly not my first solo trip on my GS. I have ridden a lot in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah and a bit in SoCal and Nevada. Riding solo anywhere can be a challenge. Riding solo in Mexico is a real challenge and knowing some Spanish helps. Being a tourist on a moto has its up and down sides. It is very freeing, you can go wherever you want to go. There are many places I have seen that are off the beaten track. With the heat, humidity and Mexican traffic and "driving style" a day on the bike can be very exhausting. At the end of the day you often have to find a hotel. Sometimes that means looking around in a strange town or flagging down a cab driver to take you to a hotel... tired, and dripping with perspiration in your riding gear finding a place to stay that also has secure off street parking is not always easy. Food, good water, enough sleep... these are all issues too. All in all riding a moto is a great way to see Mexico and to experience Mexico in a way that others never will. You should also not let it be just another motorcycle trip where the riding is the main or only thing. You would miss way too much of the adventure.

I post a lot, maybe too much, on the "Is Mexico Safe" thread. It is a source of lots of fun amongst the regulars there but it is also a source of a lot of good information, nice pix of bikes and babes, and a lot of wise ass knowledge and sarcasm. Most of the regulars there have traveled in and love Mexico so check it out. Even the negative stuff is part of the learning.

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Old 04-14-2013, 03:25 PM   #14837
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Here is a hairy one for the pilots out there. You only get one chance with this one. It ends in a mountain.
Outdone by an inch or two by the world's #1 most dangerous airport:

Lukia Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Nepal

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Old 04-14-2013, 03:35 PM   #14838
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All set up, Nice! That's a big tank, 4.6 gallon?
5.3

Helps with floatation:



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Old 04-14-2013, 05:36 PM   #14839
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5.3

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You should get a headlamp like KiKo's
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:13 PM   #14840
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You should get a headlamp like KiKo's
You should get a dirt bike like mine
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:46 PM   #14841
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Outdone by an inch or two by the world's #1 most dangerous airport:

This one is pretty gnarly. The planes have to corkscrew up a few times to get enough altitude to get up and out of this barranca. About 10 years ago a Twin Otter crashed here. Very tragic.

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Another very hairy one is just south here at Tayotita in the Piaxtla River Valley. It even has its own corrido!
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:29 PM   #14842
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5.3

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You were pretty smart getting that big tank. Good call!
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:32 PM   #14843
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I'd take that over a bus coming out of the fog.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:05 AM   #14844
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Imagine! The thrill of a group ride on the Mex #180!

I think I'll park by a certain bridge and post the results on YouTube.
Ask AndyC from Corpus with the Guzzi about that one.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:06 AM   #14845
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Imagine! The thrill of a group ride on the Mex #180!

I think I'll park by a certain bridge and post the results on YouTube.
Ask AndyC from Corpus with the Guzzi about that one.
Is there a Starbuck's big enough?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:22 AM   #14846
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Is there a Starbuck's big enough?
I hear they have a mobile one
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:44 AM   #14847
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:08 AM   #14848
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You should get a dirt bike like mine
Yeah! alreday order the 6" leg extensions
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:18 PM   #14849
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I'd take that over a bus coming out of the fog.
The driver would get the finger , for sure. And not in a happy way !
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:11 PM   #14850
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The driver would get the finger , for sure. And not in a happy way !
And that bus driver would be very contrite and never do that again.
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