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Old 08-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #16
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Oh how I miss those wonderful Mexican meals, savoy it well, some of the best eats on the trail South. Have a good trip man
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:57 PM   #17
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leaving San Blas I figured I might head out to Guadalajara but ended up in a small market town Magdelana, nice little town and it was cool

view from my room, second floor balcony



not fancy but clean



and it comes with secure parking



mind you the wiring beside the shower is nothing to write home about




the centro was plain but nicely kept



they had a couple of busts but I couldn't quite figure out who they were





The church was plain on the outside





Had lunch sitting beside this lady, she had no English and I have no Spanish but we both got some laughs out of it


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Old 08-26-2012, 08:03 PM   #18
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Oh how I miss those wonderful Mexican meals, savoy it well, some of the best eats on the trail South. Have a good trip man
Hi Throttlemeister, I take it your not on the road now, I followed you on some of your trips, liked your reports. Glad to have you along for the ride

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:27 PM   #19
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Hi Throttlemeister, I take it your not on the road now, I followed you on some of your trips, liked your reports. Glad to have you along for the ride

Cheers Slowphil
Thanks Slowphil for the kind words.

Yeah I'm down for a little while and back home but not totally out after a little stupid get off in VZ left me with a broken leg. My ride report is way out of date and maybe I can get it caught back up before I get to head back down South again

Have a great time, some wonderful riding ahead, Colombia is pure heaven on a moto

Take care, I'll be following along from back North. Let me know if I can help you out with any info.

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:30 PM   #20
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Before continuing the ride I have a secret I have to get off my chest, back when I came off the Tail of the Dragon I innocently stopped at the Hardley Ableson store there and was so totally captivated by a piece of HD gear that I had to have it

so here you have a genuine Harley Davidson cargo net




left Magdelana and headed down the road, I found a huge number of good looking restaurants along the road, there were hardly any in the town itself,
stopped for breakfast and managed to get these two to pose alongside the bike but they wouldn't smile very much!



while I was eating breakfast there was a young senorita mopping the back hall so I figured I'd quietly take a picture of her, I don't know what she heard but just as I was getting the camera up she gave a little scream and took off down the hall like a scared rabbit. Afterwards I realized she must have been in a witness protection program to move that fast



and got as far as Tequila, since I was in the area why not stop and see the world renowned place

you can tell by the vegetation when your approaching Tequila, agave and lots of it



but the weather was excellent and the riding was fabulous



All the motorcycle clubs from Guadalajara must have been out riding today because a gazillion bikes went past the other way and none of them were wasting time.

Next: TEQUILA

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Old 08-27-2012, 01:10 AM   #21
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I gotta say C, your little incident falling over in that tiny puddle is eating at you isn't it!


Touché, touché

I'll stop pickin' for a day or two....

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:04 AM   #22
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Go Phillip

What a great ride report so far. Fantastic pictures. And so glad you could stay with us at the beginning of your trip.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:18 AM   #23
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:40 PM   #24
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Looking forward to the rest of the ride. Great job so fat.

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Old 08-28-2012, 06:43 AM   #25
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A fan from Upper Cornwall

Hey Philip, I've been following your trip, and I finally joined the site as a user. Could not think of a clever handle though. Trip sounds great. Sue and I want to join you somethere this winter but I know it is too early to ask about your itinerary in January. ....... K
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:40 PM   #26
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Ok, this is going to be chopped into really small segments this is the fifth time I've written this, something, either advrider or my computer seem to have become very unstable

obligatory hotel room shot, some one suggested I show the price once in a while so this was 300 pesos in a renovated tourist area


view from my room of the distillary advertising painted all around the town





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Old 08-28-2012, 06:56 PM   #27
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there has to be hundreds of shops selling tequila in the town, all the same product and it seems all at the same price




the courtyard of the municipal buildings



and the mural itself

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went on a little museum tour

one of the original copper stills



apparently it was a toss up between using horses or human labour to turn this to grind the agave



the barrels are all burned with the makers symbol, the casks came from and still do come from Kentucky. The prized ones were used before to store liquor, it didn't matter what kind as long as they had been used

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Old 08-28-2012, 07:21 PM   #29
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some more of the life of the town

this guy was proud as punch, you could see it



I had to put this one in because I've never heard a garbage truck play classical music before



these guys were having the time of their lives aggravating all the other dogs


This was one of the back gates to the distillaries



agave plant in captivity

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Old 08-28-2012, 07:33 PM   #30
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All the distillaries use a symbol, the oldest one uses the crow and they have it everywhere, in the front gate



inside the back gates





a few more distillers signs


Next: we see how this stuff is made

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