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Old 12-10-2012, 09:19 AM   #11341
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Fear is one of the greatest sources of energy known to man.
The other being cleavage
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:48 AM   #11342
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I think one of the reasons people like to ride Mexico is when you push things a little. For example, if you are going to cover over 500kms and be back by 1pm, you've got to get up a little early and do a little riding in the dark. Just a taste before the sun comes up. When you're alone, this can really put you in the right frame of mind. That little edge that you'll use all day. It can help you deal with things like cows playing soccer.
It an udder shame I couldn't stay to watch.



The new Xalapa bypass has some nice views, beats the heck out of looking at the back end of a Sabritas truck, potholes, shopping malls, and more potholes.

Di trece! Trece? Si, trece, porque tu rabo se crece! Old joke.



Later, to get to the real magic, after having ridden through a 16th century city or two, you are on the trail of the Calavera.



Some more teasing for Schizz and the Tejas gueros!



How good is it? Well, I went back again this weekend and I'll be heading back next weekend, too.
You finish up way past the last ridge in the photo. Yeehaw!
Like most riding in Mexico, it gets real addictive, real quick.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:51 AM   #11343
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The other being cleavage

Now that's funny.

Greatest sources of energy. Alas, also one of the greatest sources of expense known to man.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:56 AM   #11344
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I'll attest to that. Being an acrophobic pilot, that is. Also means that no rider in the group is getting as much thrill-factor in the mountains than I am. Fear is one of the greatest sources of energy known to man. You just gotta learn to manage it.


I know what you mean. And you know better than anyone here about my recent bout of vertigo.

I was looking at those photos of the new bridge and roadway across the Devil's Backbone and looking at my maps this morning. Christ, that scares the piss out of me, but I want to get back to Mazatlan some day and just hate the thought of riding via Nogales when I could do the same trip in a quick two days by going through Durango. I also, frankly, hate the thought of changing my routing because of something silly like dizziness.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:01 AM   #11345
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Durango state is home to three different species of Native American trout including the southernmost species of native trout in North America (Acoponeta Trout?). Hardly anyone here fishes for them or eats them. They are located in some very isolated areas. There are some hatcheries here. I dont know where they send the trout?

http://www.americanfishes.com/mexico/acaponeta.htm





There used to be an enclave of gringos, many from Florida, that had settled east of Victoria to do some fishing. Friends of friends, and it always kinda surprised me that they would do fresh water fishing when La Pesca and the Gulf was so close.

I have lost track of everyone following my exodus from Florida and wonder if those guys are still there, or if The Troubles caused them to leave.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:06 AM   #11346
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I took all of 20 hrs flying lessons, even soloed out of CMH in a Cessna 152 (The KLR of airplanes, I think).

I decided it didn't fit my risk profile.

I guess I figured its a lot safer to wreck a motorcycle than wreck an airplane.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:09 AM   #11347
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I have lost track of everyone following my extradition from Florida.......
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Don't worry, I'm sure the boys in Block C are still there
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:16 AM   #11348
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I guess I figured its a lot safer to wreck a motorcycle than wreck an airplane.
True, but the recovery time is longer.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:18 AM   #11349
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Don't worry, I'm sure the boys in Block C are still there
It amazes me that someone in WitPro is so active online.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:55 AM   #11350
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I guess I figured its a lot safer to wreck a motorcycle than wreck an airplane.
It's a lot harder to lay 'er down, thats for sure!
And clearly, loud pipes don't do much for aircraft safety.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:12 AM   #11351
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:13 AM   #11352
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Don't worry, I'm sure the boys in Block C are still there

Funny! Still there, and in hiding, no doubt.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:15 AM   #11353
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It amazes me that someone in WitPro is so active online.
You know the old joke. "What does 'Florida' mean in Seminole? 'Witness Protection Program' "
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:14 PM   #11354
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Local radio in Banamichi is playing only Jenni Rivera today. She had a great voice and apparently great business acumen. She left lots of fans.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #11355
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Durango state is home to five different species of Native American trout including the southernmost species of native trout in North America (Acoponeta Trout?). Hardly anyone here fishes for them or eats them. They are located in some very isolated areas. There are some hatcheries here. I dont know where they send the trout?

http://www.americanfishes.com/mexico/acaponeta.htm



I had a very nice bit of trout in a restaurant in Coatepec (nr Xalapa) that's known for it. I didn't ask where it was caught.
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