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Old 10-02-2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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SchizzMan Rides Mexico: Dia de los Muertos, Oaxaca, 2011

I appreciate first-hand experience and recommendations for specific roads to ride, places to eat, and hotels/hostels/etc. to stay.

Leaving Austin Oct. 22 returning Nov. 6th.

Will pass through the following cities where your input is valued:

Saltillo - Hotel Camino Real
Guanajuato - hotel?
San Miguel De Allende - Hotel Posada de las Monjas
Morelia - hotel?
Patzcuaro - Hotel Villa Patzcuaro
Uruapan - Paricutin Volcano - hotel?
Zihuatanejo - MX200/131/175 - hotel?
Puente Maldonado (or any good mid-point ZIH-OAX)
Oaxaca City (have hotel res.)
Puebla - hotel?

Will be on a R1200GS ADV and looking to stay on paved surfaces this trip. The twistier the better!

Anybody know anything about Punta Maldonado??

Thanks,

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Old 10-03-2011, 05:22 AM   #2
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Schizz, if you promise to tell me the Master of Sparks story, I will personally guide you on a paved route northeast of Puebla that will seriously have you twitching with delight. Let me know if you want pics and routing.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:34 AM   #3
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:38 AM   #4
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I can dig up the hotel I stayed at in SMA. I think its buried in my RR somewhere. Just a couple blocks from el centro. Courtyard parking.
Interior decorating was nothing fancy, but they had hot water and seats on the toilets.

And, its just a short walk to GS Rider Central:




You were up late, planning, weren't you?
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:56 AM   #5
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:09 AM   #6
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Patzcuaro and Uruapan aren't that far apart, lots to see in the former, pretty much avocados in the latter.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:07 AM   #7
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Hotel in Patzcuaro

Schizz: Most people make a hotel reservation in Patzcuaro a year in advance. This is not a town you can roll up and get a room...for a resonable price...during the Day of the Dead. I saw a $20 a night hotel ask $200 for the same room on Nov 1st and 2nd. I knew we were going to have trouble so we brought camping gear and stayed at the Hotel Villa Patcuaro. It's located just off the main highway near the traffic circle (about a mile walk to downtown). They have nice grass for a tent, a communal kitchen and hot showers. We took a nap till 11pm and rode out to several villages to view the graveyards...it's like you're back in time. Also...don't miss the Paricutin Volcano near Uruapan.

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Old 10-03-2011, 08:10 AM   #8
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I can dig up the hotel I stayed at in SMA.....

You were up late, planning, weren't you?
Couldn't find any hotels for Punta Maldonado. Hopefully some Mexico rider will toss us a recommendation.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:16 AM   #9
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Schizz: Most people make a hotel reservation in Patzcuaro a year in advance. This is not a town you can roll up and get a room...for a resonable price...during the Day of the Dead. I saw a $20 a night hotel ask $200 for the same room on Nov 1st and 2nd. I knew we were going to have trouble so we brought camping gear and stayed at the Hotel Villa Patcuaro. It's located just off the main highway near the traffic circle (about a mile walk to downtown). They have nice grass for a tent, a communal kitchen and hot showers. We took a nap till 11pm and rode out to several villages to view the graveyards...it's like you're back in time. Also...don't miss the Paricutin Volcano near Uruapan.

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Thanks John!

Will be in Oaxaca City for Dia de Los Muertos this year. Booked rooms months ago. Plan to do Patzcuaro next year. Just passing through this time. Will check out the hotel and volcano.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:36 AM   #10
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:48 PM   #11
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Schizz, if you promise to tell me the Master of Sparks story, I will personally guide you on a paved route northeast of Puebla that will seriously have you twitching with delight. Let me know if you want pics and routing.
Thanks Mike! You gotta deal.

Send me the route and we'll see about riding it on the return.

Hope you can join the fun. Will be passing through Puebla on a Th/Fr.
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Hey Schizz: If you want twisties...check out MEX HWY 131 from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca. The road is extremely fun but there are spots where water goes over the road and can be slippery...plus whole sections can be washed out due to a bad rainy season. Ask at the Pemex station for road conditions. If it's not open go a little further south and try HWY 175 from Puerto Angel. It's a little more strait forward, more traffic... but equally as fun. Never been to Punta Maldonado but that whole coastal HWY 200 is fun.

I've stayed at the Posada de las Monjas in San Miguel Allende several times. It's centrally located, reasonably priced (about $40/double), and has secured parking for your bike. Ask for a room in the back. Lots of great places to eat and drink in SMA. If you have one clean shirt left...go to the Luna Roof Top Tapas Bar in the Rosewood Hotel. The views are excellent.

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Old 10-03-2011, 04:03 PM   #13
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Hey Johnnydarock

Would your avatar be the Olmec head in the anthropological museum in Chapultapec Park?
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:17 PM   #15
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Hey JDR, 'gonna hijack Schizzman's thread slightly to share a pic from your stay at casa WB April, 2010.
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