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Old 03-26-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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Yo Sobrevivi el Camino a Batopilas

Translation; I survived the road to Batopilas at least that's what the T-shirt says. We not only survived the road to Bato but also the new short cut from Batopilas to Urique! Nine Mid-westerners and a Mexican head into Copper Canyon to see what’s new and exciting in this ever changing region of Mexico.

As always spectacular scenery.


Challenging roads.


New this year, Technicolor toes!


And the fast paced intense canyon lifestyle.


Inmates on the trip are cwc, fugarwe, Sleddog, Powerhouse and yours truly. A couple of non-ADVers Bob and Ian then in Chihuahua City we hookup with Tury. A MN scouting party is on the road a week ahead of us Daggy and OwwMyEye who we’ll meet somewhere yet to be determined.

It all starts back in Minnesota loading bikes and gear in the trailer and RV in single digit temperatures with visions of above freezing warmth less than 24 hours away. The drive down got off to late start and a slight change of route to some avoid potential ice problems in Kansas but otherwise uneventful. That is until we’re near Marfa TX and the RV chugs to a halt. You may remember this same scenario form last year and even previous years. Some would say that we’re out of gas but fugarwe, the owner of the 36 foot behemoth is quick to point out “We’re not out of gas! There’s 5 gallons in the trailer!”


A wrong turn or rather lack of turn yields a photo op at the El Cheapo liquor store. cwc is know for his frugal ways and fugarwe wants to capture this father and son moment for posterity.

Fugarwe thinks this is a great idea, cwc not so much.


We arrive at the Three Plams in Presidio TX about 30 hours after leaving the frozen tundra of Minneeeesota.


We quickly make ourselves at home, note Grain Belt beer, at the Three Palms


and at the restaurant.


In the morning we head for the border! The weather reports hints at some very un-Minnesotan temperatures a good thing but predict 50mph cross winds a bad thing on a KLX250.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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Nice toes!

Great pics, looking forward to the rest

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Old 03-26-2011, 07:36 PM   #3
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Challenging roads.
Doesn't look like they had any more rain since our trip.

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Nice to see you splurged for the premium refreshment.

I'll be checking in on you.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:58 PM   #4
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Subscribing - I'll be following this report.

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Old 03-27-2011, 05:12 AM   #5
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:34 AM   #6
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Looking forward to seeing pics of that new route
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:40 AM   #7
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:40 AM   #8
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Excelente Ricardo, mucho Excelente!

Subscribed y Papa Chuy will be enjoying your report; Muchas Gracias Rick!
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:50 AM   #9
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:00 AM   #10
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:21 AM   #11
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I'm the new guy on the Adventure this year, and about to have the "Best Time" because I haven't been to Mexico before, & everything is new!

Being from South Dakota, I drove south a little to meet the others in Des Moines.

cwc has been to the Copper Canyon several times & has saved tracks & created maps of the area.

Here he is, on the way down, getting everyones GPS loaded with the latest up to date data.



The guys told me to be sure to get a picture of my bike all clean & ready, 'cause it wasn't going to stay that way!



Tomorrow, we get to cross the Border & ride in the WIND........
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:16 AM   #12
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:38 AM   #13
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Trip Data

On this trip Sleddog took 784 pictures, Bob took 771, Rick took 541 Ian took 453, Powershouse took 150+, Fugarwe took 50 and I took ZERO.

I have made some pictures since returning so will present them. Here is a map of the first day in Mexico. The track goes from the Three Palms in Presidio to the Maria Dolores in Chihuahua. Please note that if you follow this track exactly you will go one block on the sidewalk just before you get to the Maria Dolores.

Note also that the yellow track follows Hwy 16. The red line is where Garmin thinks Hwy 16 goes.

The tracks presented here will eventually be cleaned up and incorporated into my Garmin map.



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Old 03-27-2011, 11:59 AM   #14
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Pulvo o lodo?

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Doesn't look like they had any more rain since our trip.
Believe me, you'd much rather ride in the pulvo (dust) than the lodo (mud) that it becomes in the rain!
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:40 PM   #15
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Believe me, you'd much rather ride in the pulvo (dust) than the lodo (mud) that it becomes in the rain!
That and we slept in a hotel every night
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