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Old 03-01-2012, 06:07 PM   #61
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This morning I left early from Perote to go up to the Cofre de Perote at 4200 m ; the last 9 KM are pretty rough riding , lots of stones and sand . Pretty cold up there in the morning, several little puddles were all frozen .
But the view from up there is something else ....
I just don't get it why so few people come to the mountains of Veracruz, it is really impressive!
Thx Mike for introducing me last year to some of these amazing backroads here around

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:11 PM   #62
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Fun with Mario in San Salvador.

Julio....good to see the ride report. Take your time getting to Alberta, it is still winter there.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:01 PM   #63
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No te conozco en persona, pero me agrada seguir el reporte de un paisano.

Suerte y buen viaje.

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:45 PM   #64
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Great start!!!

So far great stuff!!!

This is going to be a awesome adventure to follow!!

I'd also like to throw out that Julio has helped me on two seperate trips in Central America and is truly an amazing person with a heart of gold. If you get a chance to meet him along his adventure do it!!!

Ride safe and keep the pictures coming
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:58 AM   #65
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Brian, I'm sure it's more fun being in Salavador with Mario right now , then back home I will go slowly, and by the time i make it to Alberta , winter should be long gone

Mario, gusto en saludarte y gracias por tus deseos !

Shawn, thx fr your kind words ! But it was guys like you who kept me dreaming about my own trip, and now , here I am doing it
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:10 AM   #66
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Hola Adventurero!

Hola Julio,

Buen viaje!

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Old 03-02-2012, 05:25 AM   #67
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Felicitacions y buen viaje Julio!
Love the photos, even the iPhone ones are great. Take more por favor

Good advice here, the mountains are EPIC.

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With the coming into Alberta. I would suggest that you come up through Kalispell Montana, across the Road to the Sun Pass and take the Chief Mountain Border Crossing into Canada. Then up through PIncher Creek, taking the Cowboy Trail up the east side of the Rockies and it comes out west of Calgary on # 1 Hwy. Then west to Banff & up through the Columbia Icefield to Jasper.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:28 AM   #68
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So many routes North

You have plenty of choices on how to cross the USA, south to north. CA is seductive, so many parks and the PCH. But crowded and expensive. AZ, UT and north offers some of the best scenery in the world, empty and easy going. NM, CO, WY are perfect, dry, high altitude. I've done all your choices several times and I can't say which is the best. Get a National Parks annual pass, you'll need it.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:03 AM   #69
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Hola Don Richard , does this cualify as exotic ??

Sure it does!

Last weekend Suzanne and I went to El Salvador. Tried our hand at reaching the highest point in the country, El Pital. We were 2 kms short as my rear tire wouldn't catch on the loose dirt and rocks and Suz was scared as the road got REALLY steep and scary.

That place where you didn't take your REAL CAMERA? Iphone did a great job, anyway.

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:13 AM   #70
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Julio, thanks for the pictures (los chiflados LOL!).
Nice day yesterday, see you on the way back. We'll do a few other routes through those mountains.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:43 AM   #71
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If you find yourself in Colorado and would like a room and a beverage, please PM me. Or, you can send mail to mike-at-{my_ADV_username}.com

Assuming, of course, that you don't mind parking that fine GS in a garage with three KLRs.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #72
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Nice photos, looking forward to seeing more.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #73
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Richard , El Pital is a great place , lots of good memories

esSes1300 : Thanks for your input !

motojournalism : More pics will follow

LDCMEX :PM chequeado, thx

mike : Thank you so much for taking me out to your backyard once again ! The places you have taken me too and the way you show them and all the background stories are always a highlight on my Mexico trips
The stories that you were telling us before we split up...that's a different story
And getting to meet BobLoblaw that same day made the day even more interesting

bouldergeek : Thanks for the offer , I will get back to you once that i'm further up north . My bike shared a garage with two cars for a long time , so sharing it with any bike must be an improvement :

Los tres Chiflados Julio, Bob, Mike

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Old 03-03-2012, 12:17 PM   #74
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A few more pics from Mikes back yard

And then we went to La Cantona , a great , big and tourist free arquelogical site some 35 KM outside of Perote

After 2 hours walking around in boots and riding pants under the sun with over 30 ° C , every little bit of shade is wellcome

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Old 03-03-2012, 03:46 PM   #75
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have a great time...and go with the flow...take whatever route that gets your attention...we were up north last summer...hope you have a drier time! great pics and stay safe!
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