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Old 09-25-2012, 07:13 PM   #46
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The next day we parted ways. Chris continued to Tucson. I went over the border at Columbus/Paloma.

It went reasonably smoothly with the exception of the customs guy trying to get a $45 bribe for not having an exit stamp. It is a longer story than I want to type now but he was nice enough when he believed me that I only had three bucks until I found a bank. He just put a stamp in.

I was done with that and the TVIP for the bike in 30 minutes. That is why I like that crossing.

But I rode down to Buenaventura. Stayed again at the Hotel Valle Grande.


300 pesos. It is a nice enough little town.

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #47
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Where are you crossing? Columbus/Palomas or farther west?
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:17 PM   #48
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Which gets me back to today.

Not much exciting but about a 500km ride from Buenaventura to Hidalgo Del Parral.

Hotel Acosta was hard to find. Turned out I spoke to a guy who had lived in Steamboat springs for 10 years. He told me how to get there.

Nice parking a private room with bath and a fan for 275 pesos. Next to the zocalo and with Internet.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:17 PM   #49
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Ooops, As soon as I hit submit, I saw you post. Timing is everything
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:19 PM   #50
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And origami Yoda

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:23 PM   #51
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Sorry, by "how do you find" I meant "how do you like"?

The reason I ask is the Safari tank is quite wide just forward of that point, and where he has them mounted is where I normally have my knees.
It works fine for me. It is at my knees but it doesn't interfere with my normal riding position. It is actually better than the cheap ones I had there before.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:28 PM   #52
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Yeap. I guess so.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:55 AM   #53
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Made it to Durango.

Had my first rain of the trip yesterday. And saw my first tarantula. Unfortunately it was right before I ran over it.

The WiFi is not working well enough to upload photos yet.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:51 PM   #54
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Going back to HDP I wanted to show the view from the roof. A pretty square.





And of the city.
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Now I made it to Zacatecas. Pretty city. Found a cool hostel.



Great view from the top.

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Old 09-27-2012, 04:50 PM   #56
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Great so far!

I'm in, especially since I like the "traveling light" approach too and am looking forward to learning how it works out for you. My plan is similar.

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #57
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A few more pics of the day.

Here is the cathedral.



The roads. Just after a nice rain.



And listened to a great street orchestra.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:09 PM   #58
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I'm in, especially since I like the "traveling light" approach too and am looking forward to learning how it works out for you. My plan is similar.

Viaje seguro
I am glad. And so far traveling light has been just right. Especially with parking. Getting into tight places or even weaving through city traffic is a ton easier. No regrets at all so far.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:04 AM   #59
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A few more pics.

Here is my bike's parking spot in Zacatecas.



And my pretty face on the road here.

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My bike on the road here.

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