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Old 08-31-2013, 11:40 PM   #391
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Good to be back in Hotel El Real with my friend Tyler. Had him take lead on the cobblestone to Ogarrio tunnel just to watch him figure it out. I then led to the hotel. He was quite impressed with riding through town. We got the last two rooms. Had the Conejo Cazuela (sp?) in the restaurant. Enjoyed Spanish, food and drinks with a Mexican family on the roof. The now-anticipated "unexpected blessing" that Mexico faithfully delivers each and every trip.













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Old 09-01-2013, 11:56 AM   #392
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Glad to see you are enjoying so much!
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:54 PM   #393
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Wish y'all could of hung around a bit longer.

Next time!
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:36 PM   #394
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Foto wrap-up from last weekend in Mexico

View from my bathroom window at Hotel El Real, Real de Catorce


The next morning we walked 1-2 miles of the road exiting R14 to the west.
Had heard it was a bit rough and steep with slickrock. The following pix are
from that walk.










About the moment we realized we weren't up for taking the big bikes
down this road two locals came by on a little bike.






The Jeep gives some idea just how steep this section is.




Don't ask. I really have no idea.












This well is in the courtyard of the museum adjacent to the church. Was once
the town's coin mint. Still water in the well. Museum featured some modern art
and the story of the Huichol people. Worth much more than the 10 pesos charged.


Leaving R14 to the north after exiting the Ogarrio Tunel.


We returned to the Sierra Leon via Hwy 57, exiting Los Lirios onto
Hwy 20. Stopped at a nice little gordita stand doing a lot of business.
Good food and very nice people.


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Old 09-08-2013, 04:05 PM   #395
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That steep road you speak of was the original entrance to Catorce. It is a fun ride up and down to the train station in the valley below. Sometime later came the tunnel. The more modern coble stone road was made in the early 1960's. someone correct me if they know different. Thanks for some great pics. I had hoped to join your group, but another time. I have been many time since 1987. My parents explored the city in the 60's. It is a great adventure. Can you imagine experiencing a New Years beginning in such a place?
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:27 PM   #396
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Hey pancho!

Did anybody take you up for the ride to Barber?

I have not been riding much at all but managed to venture out for a measly 80 miles today. It was nice with the cooler weather.

Noticed the wind turbines can now be seen from just East of 88 on 490. The last time I was out that way you had to go past Raymondville before seeing any.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:58 PM   #397
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Hey Cory, look who dropped by Casa WB today. Long Lost Lucio.

For those curious about the t-shirt, it say "dads against daughters dating"

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Old 10-09-2013, 02:10 PM   #398
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Hey Cory, look who dropped by Casa WB today. Long Lost Lucio.

For those curious about the t-shirt, it say "dads against daughters dating"

What the latest with him?

I got in from Utah last night. Loooooong drive. We stopped a lot, and it took about 37 hours.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #399
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Our man Lucio has apparently been gallivanting all over the U.S. albeit it is job related. He has found himself a sweet gig, fourteen days on, fourteen off doing tech stuff for oil rigs. Rigging up sensors and checking them all over the country, driving around remote scenic areas. He's doing Pennsylvania now. We'll have to catch up with him one of these days. The KLR had been neglected so it was running crappy. Probably needs a good carb cleaning.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:42 AM   #400
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Moving to Tejas

Hey y'all. Going to be moving to El Paso in the next month or two. Any dual sport riders in that area? Look forward to getting some riding and eating in with y'all! Catch ya later.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:00 AM   #401
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Don't know, MrSandman. You might want to start a thread in the main Tejas forum. This thread is centered around the Rio Grande Valley, in the Southern tip of Texas. We are quite a distance from El Paso.

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Old 10-27-2013, 02:00 PM   #402
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Thanks wheezy. I sometimes forget how big Tejas is. Last time I lived there it was on ft hood in 06'. Thanks again. Keep the rubber side down.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:06 PM   #403
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Hey y'all. Going to be moving to El Paso in the next month or two. Any dual sport riders in that area? Look forward to getting some riding and eating in with y'all! Catch ya later.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:38 PM   #404
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Moving to McAllen in a few months. I'm in town tomorrow before I head back west to TJ to visit my fam.

What areas are good/bad. I'm a white boy and I speaky.

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Old 10-28-2013, 07:06 AM   #405
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good or bad for what purpose?

Housing? Schools? Riding?

Riding is not good in the immediate area, you gotta go to Mexico or up to the HillCountry.
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