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Old 12-28-2012, 05:45 PM   #11881
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Thanks, Jimmex. It is on the list. Gonna ride any dirt when you are down there? I think paved twisties are gonna be easy for us to find. Sheesh. lol
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:56 PM   #11882
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Thanks, Jimmex. It is on the list. Gonna ride any dirt when you are down there? I think paved twisties are gonna be easy for us to find. Sheesh. lol
Once you get into La Huasteca, the paved routes are incredible. I'm on pavement this trip. You could spend a very long time exploring all the Sierra roads down here. One option would be to do satellite trips out of this place; that would not suck.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #11883
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The nephews have suggested the same thing. We won't cover much territory this trip but we will be doing some dirt exploring. They understand the "rule". "Don't ride any road on your KTM that you don't want to ride on my Big Ugly BMW ADV, 'cuz you just might be doing both."
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:25 PM   #11884
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The nephews have suggested the same thing. We won't cover much territory this trip but we will be doing some dirt exploring. They understand the "rule". "Don't ride any road on your KTM that you don't want to ride on my Big Ugly BMW ADV, 'cuz you just might be doing both."
Big Ugly GSA is bike of choice down here IMO because you have to get here first.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:30 PM   #11885
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Mine will be doing tanker duty for the boys' 950 Adventures.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:34 PM   #11886
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Jick, way to get south!

There is a new microbrewery-brew pub in PV. We could use a report from a respected expert in the field!

http://losmuertosbrewing.com/
I will be there Jan 21st.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:13 PM   #11887
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There is a new microbrewery-brew pub in PV. We could use a report from a respected expert in the field!

http://losmuertosbrewing.com/

I'll be there on Feb 14 Not sure I'm an expert but I'll try one of everything
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:19 PM   #11888
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lol. I was hoping one of y'all pros would be down around Xilitla the first week of February for some off pavement exploring. Sounds like I should have started my planning just a wee bit earlier.

Somebody posted something a while back about having topo maps of the Huasteca area. Anybody have a source? Downloadable or paper?

Will probably have the Garmin NT on one GPS and Bicimapas on the other but I am a map guy. I make route sheets for the tank bag for that days ride for everybody which I always change on the fly.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:22 AM   #11889
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Jick, way to get south!

There is a new microbrewery-brew pub in PV. We could use a report from a respected expert in the field!

http://losmuertosbrewing.com/
Hey SR

Feliz Ano Nuevo. I see you went North for a visit. Thanks for the suggestion. If i get into PV I will make a trip to the brewery. Just looking for a change from the Pacifico and Corona served in Sayulita. I had some Indio and Barrilito to break up the routine but got thinking that I really hadn't tried too many darker beers in Mexico. The quest will continue. All the Best
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:47 AM   #11890
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Enrique Peña Nieto
En esta temporada vacacional, más de 11 millones de turistas recorren los destinos de México. La Secretaría de Turismo, a través de los Ángeles Verdes, brindará apoyo y orientación a los turistas que viajan por carretera. Comuníquense al 078.

In this holiday season, more than 11 million tourists travel destinations in Mexico. The Secretariat of tourism, through the Green angels, will support and guidance to the tourists who travel by road. Contact the 078.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:22 PM   #11891
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Big Ugly GSA is bike of choice down here IMO because you have to get here first.
Roger that! ten four
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:29 PM   #11892
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Enrique Peña Nieto
En esta temporada vacacional, más de 11 millones de turistas recorren los destinos de México. La Secretaría de Turismo, a través de los Ángeles Verdes, brindará apoyo y orientación a los turistas que viajan por carretera. Comuníquense al 078.

In this holiday season, more than 11 million tourists travel destinations in Mexico. The Secretariat of tourism, through the Green angels, will support and guidance to the tourists who travel by road. Contact the 078.
Los Ángeles Verdes: has anyone been on the receiving end of their help? I'd be interested in hearing stories.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:01 PM   #11893
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On a lot of highways the Green Angels will pass at least once a day where they have a presence.
They are not really bike oriented.
You wont find them very often on non- cuota roads!
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:57 AM   #11894
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On a lot of highways the Green Angels will pass at least once a day where they have a presence.
They are not really bike oriented.
You wont find them very often on non- cuota roads!
That has been what I have seen in my days of fairly intensive cuota riding to get to SMA. Never actually seen them having to help someone because most of the traffic I have seen has been big rigs and late model cars and SUV's loaded to the gunnels and screaming down the highway at 130 or better... many with US plates.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:50 AM   #11895
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Safe?

Mexico is not safe. If you come here with an open mind, a spirit of adventure and a curious nature you will lose your heart ten times a day to a person, a sight, a sound, an act of random kindness.

On another note: It is freakin cold here in SMA. The sun has just broken through the overcast as I enjoy the best breakfast so far on this trip at La Cocina on the corner of Hernandez Macias and Quadrante... a great place where on this cold day people are eating in the kitchen!
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