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Old 07-10-2013, 04:51 PM   #241
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Most of us down here in Mazatlan agree with your wife, Canadians are not Gringos...
Most of us Latinos consider Canadians to be Gringos. In fact almost any traditional Anglophone is considered a Gringo. There are varying degrees of this. However, in countries like Costa Rica where there is an overwhelmingly large number of Canadians, when the Ticos say "Gringo go home!" they are talking mostly about the Canadians. Canadians secretly hate Americans, which is why they like to think that "Gringo" only applies to the US, but this is not the case, it applies to Canadians as well.

Apologies, but that is the reality of the situation.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:56 PM   #242
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Most of us Latinos consider Canadians to be Gringos. In fact almost any traditional Anglophone is considered a Gringo. There are varying degrees of this. However, in countries like Costa Rica where there is an overwhelmingly large number of Canadians, when the Ticos say "Gringo go home!" they are talking mostly about the Canadians. Canadians secretly hate Americans, which is why they like to think that "Gringo" only applies to the US, but this is not the case, it applies to Canadians as well.

Apologies, but that is the reality of the situation.
Pedro..easy now
While I agree we are all considered gringos I disagree that "Canadians secretly hate Americans". I am not alone among Canadians who generally like Americans and have great experiences in the US. Sure we hate the stereotypical Ugly American tourist but who doesn't? He's in the minority. No question there is much anti American sentiment in Canada. It usually results from their idea of America being a dog eat dog society rather than our kinder European system where the government redistributes peoples earnings as they see fit. Often they don't like Us foreign policy. These are some real life common complaints i hear in Canada but by and large IMHO as a Canadian I would have to say Americans are deservedly well liked in general. Then again I am John Galt
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:17 PM   #243
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Let's get back to the ride, please and far away from this jingoistic nonsense.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:23 AM   #244
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Let's get back to the ride, please and far away from this jingoistic nonsense.
Yep! The 411 I am giving is more for the IMS thread, which is where I thought we were for a second.

Let's get on with the ride trice!
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:38 AM   #245
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Let's get on with the ride trice!
Indeed!

Today and heading into the weekend we will take this report on the rocky trail to the Puente Baluarte and on the the beaches at the Sea of Cortes

Also included - the toughest part of the entire route that made grown men cry, machines fall to pieces, and knock down the two best moto riders on the trip

The best photos and video coming right up!
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:17 AM   #246
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In this shot - the moto boys of Ruta 2013 are waving at you, bidding you to come along on the 2014 ride

This is "downtown" Mexiquillo - across from the Pemex, where they, and we, had to go to top off fuel supplies for today's run to and through the Baluarte

What a bright, sunny, cool morning - perfect for riding a dirt bike in the Sierra!
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:19 AM   #247
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Even the pilots of the rolling comfort wagons were overjoyed to hit the rocks this day would bring
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:23 AM   #248
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Back to the camp area to do some final prep - and we find this guy giving a demo on trick ATV riding (he was quite good)

That's how you relieve stress when you own one of these machines that give you a 50/50 chance of breaking down in the back country
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:24 AM   #249
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Hector Jr - one of the best riders out there - says "let get to it!"

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Old 07-11-2013, 10:56 AM   #250
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Yep! The 411 I am giving is more for the IMS thread, which is where I thought we were for a second.

Let's get on with the ride trice!
Ooop's I did the same thing...

Lets got on with the RR...
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:43 PM   #251
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Mileage

Nice R/R!!! What's the mileage for the ride each day? Thx
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:30 AM   #252
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Nice R/R!!! What's the mileage for the ride each day? Thx
Hey Creeker - when SR gets back from his US vacation he will have a really good idea, because he has the actual track.

The point to point was almost useless due to all the switchbacking so we often guestimated mileage ahead.

12+ hours in the saddle both days is how I tracked the mileage
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:35 AM   #253
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Why Not Take A GSA?




Fast forward to the 4:40 mark in the video of GS Giant

I would have loved stuff like that instead of what was on the canyon decent.

If the route was all like in the video I would say sure, bring a GSA

In fact any reader of the RR who takes a GSA on the 2014 Ruta** and completes it gets an engraved award and top billing in post #1 of this report.

**Of course they might tone down the 2014 route, but you never know





Jimmex???
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:34 AM   #254
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Hey Creeker - when SR gets back from his US vacation he will have a really good idea, because he has the actual track.
Still on vacation in the US. I took 2 weeks this year. But I do have my laptop with the data.

The route is 260 Km the first day and 240 Km the second day.

Sorry beemer guys, but I didn't see any terrain in the video above that I couldn't do on my moped!

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Old 07-12-2013, 06:50 AM   #255
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Sorry beemer guys, but I didn't see any terrain in the video above that I couldn't do on my moped!
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