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Old 11-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #46
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Great ride report! Have fun and safe travels!
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #47
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So, three of us left La Paz. On the way out, we stop by at the ferry terminal and got all the info we needed.

Mark needed his TVIP, and a lady at the Banajito was most helpful.

Now we ride to La Ventara the meca of wind surfing/boarding.

We found a spot for camping.





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Old 11-12-2012, 09:56 AM   #48
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Next day, wr rode to La Truinfo.







And now heading to Cabo Pulmo









We found an awesome deal.







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Old 11-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #49
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Next morning we head out to Santiago for breakfast. There, Mark heads back to La Paz for his Spanish class.

Neil and I ride the Cabo. I have not much to say about Cabo area. We drove in and drove out.

On the way to Todos Santo, we hit some beach near La Palma.



And soon after....



Luckly there were local angels.



We arrive at Todos Santos. No we didnt stay at Hotel California. A local biket name Fernando offered us a camp spot at his backyard.

Thanks Fernando!

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:21 PM   #50
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Did Mark get a fine for not having his TVIP? We did in Pa Paz. Up and down the Main street to pay the fine, pay the bank, get the permit....the clerks thought it was quite funny....I was pretty annoyed at the stupid process.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #51
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Did Mark get a fine for not having his TVIP? We did in Pa Paz. Up and down the Main street to pay the fine, pay the bank, get the permit....the clerks thought it was quite funny....I was pretty annoyed at the stupid process.
I got my TVIP a few days ago while we were all there at the ferry terminal. I was fine doing it there versus trying to find the office for it in Tijuana as it isn't right at the border crossing.

Wait, are you saying you got fined for not having it in La Paz itself? That's BS if so.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:19 PM   #52
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:24 PM   #53
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I got my TVIP a few days ago while we were all there at the ferry terminal. I was fine doing it there versus trying to find the office for it in Tijuana as it isn't right at the border crossing.

Wait, are you saying you got fined for not having it in La Paz itself? That's BS if so.

Yep! Rode in from TJ down to La Paz a couple years ago. Wanted to get on the ferry, had to get the TVIP from the office on the Malacon by the hotel with all the World flags on it. Had to go a mile away first to pay $30 each fine me and Colleen. Then run again to the bank, then back to the office and for permit. It was total bullshit. Turns out I hadn't turned in my last TVIP so wasn't allowed on the ferry after all the payments! Seems I still had a motorcycle in Mexico from 2004! (I didn;t of course) It may be all sorted now, perhaps not I left a motorcycle without a TVIP in Punta Prieta after I hit the cow on Sept 12th! Well at least it's an adventure when I go!
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Looks like things are going well. Those dry lakes aren't really that dry sometimes. Safe travels.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:11 PM   #55
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Finally crossed over to main land Mexico.

Neil and I decided to go seperate way. I got a room at Los Mochis and rode out first thing in the morning.

I stop by at local Yamaha dealer to scop out a deal for tites. They didnt have 606, but offered me a Pirelli MT. Anyway, the owner showed up and immediately advised me about the security issue of the Barranca de Cobre, also known as the Copper Canyon.

He strongly advised against doing it solo. It seems the road after Choix is very dangerous. The mechanic guy also suggested to take train to pass Choix and ride from there.

The best way might be doing it from Chihuhaha.

So instead of going east toward the Sierra Madre Oriental, I head out to south.

I passed by Culiacan, and stayed at Mazatlan over night



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Right know I am sitting in a bar at San Blas, Nayalit.

Los Mochis, Culiacan, and Mazatlan didnt have much for me. I flew pass by there quickly.

The Mex 15 is a beautiful route. Some section are whatever but most are great 2 lane.

This section of Mexico is much more green than what I experienced in Baja.



The road coming into San Blas is fantastic.

San Blas is my favorite town in main land so far.







Had dinner with a dude named Max who I ve been riding together.



and this is where I am staying.








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Old 11-15-2012, 09:10 AM   #57
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Woke up early, went out to Mecado Municipal. Had breakfast and Jack fruit juice.





This is Jack fruit, locals call them Jaka. I first tasted in LA, California. A Vietnamese lady introduced me to it. She mentioned its originally from SE Asia, but tropical Mexico adapted it.



After breakfast, I go back to San Blas Social Club for a beer, and its not even 10 AM yet. I love San Blas.





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Max and I left San Blas yesterday and head toward Sayulito, Nayarit.

Max has a place in Sayulito and offered me place to sleep.



Sayulito is saturated with American and Canadian tourists.

Local kids practicing surfing technic.



This morning I thanked Max and rode to Guadalajara.

I took libre instead of toll road. Cuota is fast highway, but I see alot mote using roads locals use.



About 15 km out of Tepic, I stop by for food here.



It was an amazing feast. I had Lechon de Cerdo.



Met bikers from Guadalajara.



Ride to Guadalajara was great. I arrived around 3 pm and found cool hostel near Chapultec.



After checking in, I went for walk, and bought some stuffs.





This is a huge market at the end of Chapultec.



My impression of this city is as follows.....

1 havent seen an unhappy face yet.
2 all women are pretty
3 its thriving city with vibrant young people.
4 i see great future in this city.

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Walked around the city.



Women here seemed to enjoy making their own clothes. I saw string of stores selling fabrics and trims.





View from the upstairs.



They sell many things there.







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More walking today. On Sundays, they block couple of Major Streets for bicycle and prdestrian traffic.





Guadalajara very bicycle friendly.



Saw this.



And pride of Mexico.





And this.





They have the best coffee in Guadalajara. You can find them in the biggest mecado in entire Jalisco. Its called Mecado de Abastos.





My fellow paisanos. Glad they are doing well.



And soul of my land.



Tomorrow I search for a set of tires.

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