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Old 02-19-2013, 06:40 AM   #13156
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Carpet and drapes and all that, eh?
These days, there's not a lot of carpet.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:10 AM   #13157
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I'd take whatever danger the chivacitas were handing out.

Thank you senorita, may I have another?
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:24 AM   #13158
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These days, there's not a lot of carpet.
There are two jokes there. One about body lice and another about a better class of working girl.


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Old 02-19-2013, 07:51 AM   #13159
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It also appears that affirmative action in Mexico is finding a few token blondes to throw into the picture (Booooooooo!). But are they real blondes?
Chivas USA is a Los Angeles CA team. Not that they are any more likely to be real blondes.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:16 AM   #13160
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I just came from the shop, my moto is now getting attention. I met several people while I was there, including Guateadventure from ADV. He is a staff member of the local BMW club that read about the problem I was having. He also received a few telephone calls from other members. He was at the shop to provide support and express concern for my problem. A very nice fellow with dual citizenship of Guatemala as well as the US. I also met a couple of Californians that were having moto problems. They were ADV Fool and GoinPostal from ADV. They are basically on the same path as me to Panama. And then there was Guatarider who just finish the Epic ride and Ride Report from Guatemala to Alaska Bay and back.

I also spoke with the top Service Manager, they still think it is a bad wire some where. So, my moto is not ready, but it is getting attention.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:38 AM   #13161
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Good news Donnie. You sound like you've stirred the pot a bit.

Hope that find that stray wire- those can be a royal PITA.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:08 PM   #13162
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These days, there's not a lot of carpet.
You've been waxing eloquently again??
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:15 PM   #13163
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Papantla/Tajin

Back in the road in Mexico. Papantla and Tajin ruins a must see. The ride from Tulancingo to Papantla is curvy, scenic and fun. All kinds of great looking restaurants along the way, many offering fresh trout. Mi Ranchito in Xicotepec not to be missed. Eat there and stay there if you get the chance. You can even take a mud bath.

Anybody know any good places to stay in Zihuatenejo and yes I checked the hotels thread and was told that "the sucky search engine" could not find anything that fit that search term. I am going to be there during semana santa, Holy Week and need a place for my daughter, her novia and me. Casita, Cabaña, bungalow... small hotel suite. Something nice but affordable.

Thanks.

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:33 PM   #13164
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Hey David,

Here's a fairly recent Zihuatenejo hotel recommendation from Sjoerd Bakker: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...47&postcount=5

CeeBee recently posted: "Stayed at the Zihuat Hotel a block off the water in El Centro and after a little conversation they cut the price almost in half."

Try Hostels.com and Tripadvisor as well.

Will do a little more poking around,

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:55 PM   #13165
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Mexico 199 Palenque to San Cristobal de Las Casas

Anybody got any intel on this route. Looks nice. One of my Mexican rider friends said that it takes a long time, is mountainous and twisty, there is little traffic or civilization along the way, and if you have a problem the indians won't help you... so, what is wrong with that sounds like a lot of roads in the SW. The road goes through Ocosingo and on into San Cristobal. I make it a point to seek out and listen to local knowledge. This guy is a GS rider with some ten years experience riding in Yucatan and San Cristobal area. I am not going to ignore him out of hand but I really want to ride that road and the alternative he has offered , going up to Villa Hermosa and taking the long way round back down to Tuxtla Gutierrez and on to San Cristobal is not that appealing although he says it is farther and takes less time. Thoughts y'all?
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:21 PM   #13166
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Anybody got any intel on this route. Looks nice. One of my Mexican rider friends said that it takes a long time, is mountainous and twisty, there is little traffic or civilization along the way, and if you have a problem the indians won't help you... so, what is wrong with that sounds like a lot of roads in the SW. The road goes through Ocosingo and on into San Cristobal. I make it a point to seek out and listen to local knowledge. This guy is a GS rider with some ten years experience riding in Yucatan and San Cristobal area. I am not going to ignore him out of hand but I really want to ride that road and the alternative he has offered , going up to Villa Hermosa and taking the long way round back down to Tuxtla Gutierrez and on to San Cristobal is not that appealing although he says it is farther and takes less time. Thoughts y'all?
dwj-Donnie ran that route 2-up with Sheryl in March of 2010. Nothing in the RR to red flag it. Maybe PM him. He's in Guate City nursing a sick bike at the moment.

PP 44-45: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...550086&page=44

They didn't seem to care for San Cristobal de Las Casas but I really liked it last year. Would go back.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:33 PM   #13167
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Anybody got any intel on this route. Looks nice. One of my Mexican rider friends said that it takes a long time, is mountainous and twisty, there is little traffic or civilization along the way, and if you have a problem the indians won't help you... so, what is wrong with that sounds like a lot of roads in the SW. The road goes through Ocosingo and on into San Cristobal. I make it a point to seek out and listen to local knowledge. This guy is a GS rider with some ten years experience riding in Yucatan and San Cristobal area. I am not going to ignore him out of hand but I really want to ride that road and the alternative he has offered , going up to Villa Hermosa and taking the long way round back down to Tuxtla Gutierrez and on to San Cristobal is not that appealing although he says it is farther and takes less time. Thoughts y'all?
Its a nice ride. Right through Zapatista country.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #13168
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Zihuatanejo has lots of nice hotels near Ropa beach that I've never stayed at..... always stay at Casandoho near the Elektra store on Ave morelos. It was recomended to me by Sjoerd.
If I was taking my family I'd stay at Casandoho for a night when I arrived and then search the better hotels on the hills above Playa Ropa. During Semana Santa the place will be packed so better get on it right away.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:06 PM   #13169
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Anybody got any intel on this route. Looks nice. One of my Mexican rider friends said that it takes a long time, is mountainous and twisty, there is little traffic or civilization along the way, and if you have a problem the indians won't help you... so, what is wrong with that sounds like a lot of roads in the SW. The road goes through Ocosingo and on into San Cristobal. I make it a point to seek out and listen to local knowledge. This guy is a GS rider with some ten years experience riding in Yucatan and San Cristobal area. I am not going to ignore him out of hand but I really want to ride that road and the alternative he has offered , going up to Villa Hermosa and taking the long way round back down to Tuxtla Gutierrez and on to San Cristobal is not that appealing although he says it is farther and takes less time. Thoughts y'all?
That road was one of the highlights of our two weeks down in Mexico. See signature line for RR on that trip, and view the pics. One hell of a fun road!


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But, we didnt.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:18 PM   #13170
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Its a nice ride. Right through Zapatista country.
Nothing you can't fix with a balaclava.
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