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Old 12-08-2012, 09:32 PM   #11718
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Originally Posted by SchizzMan View Post

How was the road from Guachochi to Batopilas?
Rough... I was a bit tentative at first but was fun after I got to know what to expect. Would be the worst road I've been on for 20 years, last time being North Queensland, and even that wasn't as bad. That was on an R80/GS, which is a full 165ib lighter than the Super Tenere - really makes the Tenere sound like a fat pig eh! But she carries the weight well, as long as you can keep moving. No problem at all really, except coming round a blind hairpin on the way back up, I got a faceful of blue when I met a truck in the middle of the corner. Luckily for me there was enough runoff for me to go straight on and let him get around. I ended up I guess 3 ft from the edge. My problem then was I was in the loose stuff and got bogged trying to get out, I had to do a bit of digging,

I'll have some video up soon,

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