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Old 04-25-2012, 08:44 AM   #316
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Well, about 50,000 miles through every country in the Americas, returned last July. More recently, another 3000 in mainland Mex, then another 1000 in Baja last month.

Keep up the great report Julio, you have a great eye with the camera!

Salud, Vin
SO CLEARLY YOU KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT....

WHAT WE SAY, WRITE OR SEE BECOMES OTHER PEOPLES REALITY...SO WE MUST BE CAREFUL AND RESPONSIBLE.

I WILL LOOK FOR YOUR RIDE REPORT!

TRAVEL THE WORLD...IT`S THE BEST OPTION TO PUT AN END TO IGNORANCE!...
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:13 AM   #317
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SO CLEARLY YOU KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT....

WHAT WE SAY, WRITE OR SEE BECOMES OTHER PEOPLES REALITY...SO WE MUST BE CAREFUL AND RESPONSIBLE.

I WILL LOOK FOR YOUR RIDE REPORT!

TRAVEL THE WORLD...IT`S THE BEST OPTION TO PUT AN END TO IGNORANCE!...
My 2 cents. Far too much was read into the original comments by the author of this thread. Thicker skin is required by all. I just took the observation of the author as a general comment, nothing more or less. That is the interest of ride reports in that we see the trip through their eyes, you or I may describe something differently but that is the way they saw it. Nothing wrong with having a difference of opinion, that is healthy, but if one wants to carry on taking exception to something that was said, do it in another thread.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:16 AM   #318
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Thicker skin is required by all.
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However, thicker skin on the trout is not required.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:33 AM   #319
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CLEARLY WORLD NEWS REPORTING TODAY IS MORE ABOUT RATINGS AND SELLING ADVERTISING THEN ABOUT ACCURATE REPORTING AND IN ORDER TO DO THAT, HYPE, WAR, BLOOD, CRIME, DRUGS, ETC., ETC. SEEM TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN THE NORMAL THINGS HAPPENING EVERYDAY (JULIO ….JUST AS YOU STATED IN YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT SAN LUIS POTOSI “WHY DON’T WE EVER SEE PICS LIKE THIS IN THE MEDIA WHEN THEY WRITE ABOUT MEXICO?????????”
Along these lines, I've been editing some text for a friend who's putting on writing seminar in San Miguel, and came across this from a 2010 article in Foreign Policy Magazine regarding a perspective on violence in Mexico:

Rates of violent crime are on the rise in Mexico, but they remain lower than in the not-so-distant past -- and lower than today's violence in other Latin American countries of comparable size and wealth. drug-related murders are focused almost entirely in the northern and western states where cartel activity is concentrated. Murder rates among citizens not involved in the drug trade continue to decline. Here's a bit of regional perspective. Mexico's 2008 murder rate of 12 per 100,000 is less than half the most recent (2006) reported rates for Brazil (25). Colombia's murder rate has fallen dramatically thanks to President Alvaro Uribe's investment in security, but in 2009 the rate was still at 35. In Venezuela in 2008, the murder rate reached 58, a number that appears to be rising. Only Argentina, with 5.3 murders per 100,000 people in 2007, ENJOYS less deadly violence among the wealthier Latin American countries THAN MEXICO. FOR AN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE, The FBI puts the US murder rate at 5.4. *
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:31 PM   #320
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A few impressions from our first hike yesterday in the surrounding hills of Real de Catorce, a really impressive place .






































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Old 04-26-2012, 07:28 AM   #321
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I've been following along for a while, great pics and RR!
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:08 PM   #322
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I've been following along for a while, great pics and RR!
Good to have you along and glad you like it !!
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #323
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Yestarday morning we took a hike out to la Mina Socavona , an abandoned silver mine. To get there we had to take the road that goes from Real de Catorce down to Estacion Catorce . There was no way I could convince my wife to do it on the bike, therefore we walked . The road is pretty steep and narrow and with big cliffs going down on one side , but it is doable






The only vehicles doing normally this roaqd are some really old Willis










Or these guys





The old mine is pretty cool and great way to get out of the hot sun







A lot of ruins around , old houses, chimeneas, pools,…










And after all this , we had to take the walk back up to Real , and it was hot as hell by than





But the great views kept on coming up

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:17 AM   #324
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That road would be fun in the rain...and with some thick fog. LOL!
It would need more tennis balls in my Airhawk. LOL!
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:00 AM   #325
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That road would be fun in the rain...and with some thick fog. LOL!
It would need more tennis balls in my Airhawk. LOL!
Right, would be a short fun and a long fall
Not even your tennis balls would save you
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:04 AM   #326
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You're right, I am getting too old for that. LOL!

Good news! Gluten free beer is going to be debuted in Canada this summer. Enjoy!
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:10 AM   #327
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Off road around Catorce

Yesterday morning my wife wanted a break from hiking and just relax ; the perfect opportunity for me to do some solo riding in the mountains around Real de Catorce. Great dirt roads and the scenery is just unbelievable























And than I found the dumpster with the greatest view you can imagine …unbelievable that people would carry garbage all the way out in the middle of nowhere





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Old 04-28-2012, 11:49 AM   #328
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Luisa it will be great to finally meet you when you get up north. After reading the last several pages here on ADV I think Julio and I will be in trouble if you and Nikki get together and talk.

And happy birthday...better late then never

Keep the updates coming!!!
Shawn , thank you very much. I'm looking forward to meet you both.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:11 PM   #329
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Real de Catorce

It seems to be hard to leave Real de Catorce….one of the many reasons might also be that we are really enjoying the hotel we are staying at http://www.elangelyelcorazon.com/ Being off season, means we have the place for ourself including the big terrace with great view of the town as well as all the attention of the really friendly staff.

One of the other reasons are the incredible sunsets here , they are just amazing !!!!

























This follwing photo was taken by Luisa




And it doesn’t stop at sunset….




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Old 04-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #330
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We were pretty lucky here in Real de Catorce, because a couple of hours after our arrival in town we met the famous Mexican photographer Hector Moreno and his wife , the painter Bibi Guerra .



Hector did an almost 20 year long RTW trip back in the sixties-seventies, part of it on a motorcycle . Both are longtime Real de Catorce residents and not only helped us out with valuable inside information, but they also invited us several times to their lovely home for dinner and BBQ.
Yesterday I was in charge of the BBQ , and it was hot as hell between sun and fire



A short pitstop in the shade and a fast refill with cerveza helped a lot.




Hector is serving the wine to a couple of fellow riders that we met here ; Christian from Germany and Emi from Japan have been on a trip from Germany to far east Asia , from where they shipped their bike to LA from where they went down to Honduras and now they are on their way up to Canada.




One day I got permission to use the kitchen that the employees of the hotel use , so I got the chance to prepare a lunch for our friends








Besides hanging out with our new friends , we also went to check out some cliffs that would be great for rock climbing and rappel









The local Palenque(cock fighting arena) is different from all the other palenques I have seen so far : It looks more like a Roman arena




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