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Old 05-22-2014, 07:29 AM   #1
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Traveling Mexico 2014

Week Beginning April 28

Returned from Mississippi on Tuesday, finished modifications on the moto on Wednesday and headed to Mexico Thursday. I left Nuevo Laredo Friday morning arriving at Monterrey around noon.

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Old 05-22-2014, 07:33 AM   #2
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I rode around Monterrey looking for brake pads for a while. At times I was up high looking down on Monterrey. It may be the most beautiful city I have ever seen! I did not find the correct pads, so a small moto shop modified a pair to fit! A better explanation is here:

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Old 05-22-2014, 07:34 AM   #3
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From just south of Monterrey, I cut across to Saltillo on MX20. A great ride! Road is a bit challenging at places with many switchbacks. I will ride this road again in the future!













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Old 05-22-2014, 07:36 AM   #4
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MX20 connected with MX57 south of Saltillo and from there I headed to Ana’s house! I rode almost 500 miles Thursday, about 500 on Friday, over 700 on Saturday and another 250 miles on Sunday arriving at Ana’s house at 11:30AM.
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I had a very uncomfortable breakfast Sunday morning before arriving at Ana’s. I stopped at a restaurant on the small town of Polamares, which is where I had stayed the night before. I have actually stayed at the same hotel there three or four times. I walked in and there was two 30ish year old guys and 20ish girl sitting at a table facing the door. The girl was sitting very close to one of the guys, so I assume she was his girlfriend. Pretty quickly, I realize that she is also the cook, so I placed my order. I was talking with the men, they seemed friendly enough. Then I noticed one of the guys was holding a “billy” club while the other looked like he had not slept in days. They were both drinking beer and had offered one to me. While it is a bit uncomfortable, having security down here is very normal. Then the man that looked like he had not slept in days and that had identified himself as the owner of the restaurant, calmly pulled out a bag of cocaine, took a big snort and offered the same to me! This immediately violated my most sacred rules for traveling down here and anywhere for that matter. I do not use drugs, I do not hang around people that do. I also do not visit areas where drugs are sold and present. I realized very quickly, a few of those rules had just been broken! But, I had already placed my order, I could not just take off and of course there was the man with the club. So, I continued talking with the guys, answering many questions about the moto and where I was going. They cautioned me about Chiapas, which is the state that I live in down here. They said it could be dangerous, especially for a gringo. Little did they know that I felt more in danger in their restaurant than I have anywhere in Mexico in my many travels here! We talked the entire time I eat and had big handshakes when I left with them stressing to be to be careful! Looking back, the men were nothing but nice to me, but I will never stop there again. Drugs breed violence no matter how nice the people seem to be or where you are at, but especially south of the border! BTW, at 58 years of age, this is the first time I have ever witnessed a person consuming drugs, hopefully, it will be the last! There was a Federal Police car sitting on the edge of their parking lot when I left! Watching for speeders I assume!

I will be at Ana’s for a week and then we will leave for a six or seven week tour further north, plus visit my friends in Lazaro Cardenas.
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Didn't do much of anything all week., Rode the 10 mile or so round trip to Escuintla most days for one reason or another.

There was a Mother's Day event across the street at the school, I am uploading some pictures now.
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Ana's niece is second from the back.



Here, the niece is in the couple in the back and her nephew is in the front couple.

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