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Old 08-28-2012, 08:04 PM   #31
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Apparently an agave plant takes upwards of twenty years to grow from a seed to a harvestable size but if you remove the babies from the mature plants and plant those you get a full size pinapple (thats what the harvested bulb is called) in 6.

All the leaves are removed in the field and the pinapples shipped to the factory where they are put into ovens and steamed



after they're cooked they look like this and they're easy to break apart




the pieces are actually quite sweet and juicy if you chew on them

the pieces are then fed through a shredder



and fed into the fermentation tanks

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:14 PM   #32
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and then into the distillers, the liquid is distilled twice sometimes even three times



water is added , it's aged in the casks and viola there you go, instant headache in a bottle

everything is done at the factory including making the bottles



and hand painting them



hope you enjoyed the cooks tour
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:49 AM   #33
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:10 PM   #34
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Well, look who's climbed out of his bouncy cave. Welcome back to the real world YK!
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:48 PM   #35
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How about giving us the names of the hotels. Pretty useful info.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:36 PM   #36
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Hey, I have been busy...

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Well, look who's climbed out of his bouncy cave. Welcome back to the real world YK!


... doing price checks on fuel in Quebec - $1.64 per litre - howse that compare to your price Phil. Nice digs your at too. And NO I didn't go up to Goose.

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:19 AM   #37
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Definitley a great ride report. Hope those Oakley glasses are still working for you. And thanks for the shameless plug for an armchair adventure rider/artist in Virginia. You're trip is very inspiring. Maybe I'll do it someday. Hope all goes well.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:41 AM   #38
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Looks like you took the Cuervo Tour...good tour!...I am leaving La Paz On the Ferry to Mazatlan Tuesday the 4th will be riding through out Mainland Mexico I will be on a Black KLR......May do a RR as well.. enjoying yours at the moment..
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #39
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GUADALAJARA



WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CITY, as you walk down the streets you find one square after another
each of these columns represents an important figure in the cities history



one beautiful square after another





There's sculptures, statues and figures everywhere

this is one of my favourites




after wandering around all morning it was time to sit down and indulge myself, cervaza in the oxxo stores runs about 11 pesos, this one cost me 24, yikes


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Old 09-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #40
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it's time to save my feet and ride in style



the tour was a couple of hours and after seeing a fancy arch built to celebrate the opening of a new highway



there was the theatre of the University of Guadalajara



and the art in front

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when we arrived at the far point of the tour, Minerva, a Greek goddess who seems to have some importance to the city




something to give you perspective



and another, some kind person offered to take my picture



I remembered the advice Kiko (advrider) gave me, there's a Suzuki dealer 4 blocks south of Minerva so off the bus I go and pick up some new brake pads

back on the bus and back up town



so much to see so little time

breaking the bonds of tyranny



entrance to mariachi alley, where the style was born



street scene

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:02 PM   #42
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a few to finish off Guadalajara

courtyard of the beautiful municipal legislative building



and the mural at the entrance



for the romantic at heart




now if you want to make good time driving around the city the best way is underground in the old mine shafts the city has joined together as roads, I came part way in in one of them




and of course what's a ride report without food, all you can eat delicious chinese buffet 59 pesos



Guadalajara as a great city to visit, I stayed on the outskirts at the Hotel Estacion, a nice bland hotel with secure parking, for 250 pesos a night and took the bus in to downtown. Now it's not a normal bus, it runs between stations in it's own lane, there's no left turns across it and the busses go like crazy. about 8 minutes and 6 pesos your right downtown at the centro

kind of sadly it's time to move on, next up Cuidad Mexico
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:05 PM   #43
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Definitley a great ride report. Hope those Oakley glasses are still working for you. And thanks for the shameless plug for an armchair adventure rider/artist in Virginia. You're trip is very inspiring. Maybe I'll do it someday. Hope all goes well.
Glad your enjoying the report,was very nice meeting you. The glasses have been handy for the overcast days, thank you

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How about giving us the names of the hotels. Pretty useful info.
actually quite a few of them are in Sjoerd Bakker's Mexican and central america's hotel hand books, he's a advrider as well. I,ve used it in quite a few towns


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... doing price checks on fuel in Quebec - $1.64 per litre - howse that compare to your price Phil. Nice digs your at too. And NO I didn't go up to Goose.

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Hey YK I'm not ignoring you I just haven't paid much attention to the price and I haven't bought any in the last 4 days but just for you the next time I fill up I'll write it down.

Did any of you guys go to the wharf rat rally?
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