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Old 11-14-2013, 03:31 PM   #18256
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eight pack.
Ah, that one took me a minute
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:47 PM   #18257
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Man, this really has become the wizened ole gringo thread for good living!

Having been in South America for the last seven weeks, you're killing me with stories of savory Mexican roadside breakfasts! Basic pan with marmalade and gritty french press coffee from my Jetboil are my morning staples. I long for a Oaxaqueno mole or rico heuvos rancheros. Of course, i guess I could mention that I am on the beach in a cabana in Pichilemu, Chile, after days of wine touring. Carmenere in my glass and 70% dark chocolate to accompany, after a palta, tomate, y aji churrasco for dinner. The roaring surf rolling in eight foot curls is deafening. Could suck worse.

Some day I am going to start a ride report. Hard to do with an iPod.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:34 PM   #18258
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A good move for Milton but an "end of an era" for his famous 3/4 helmet, so to speak. That helmet and the Green Hornet are icons.

A pic I took of Milton Otto while we were out and about (read:lost) looking for routing in the Sierra Gorda:



But no fear, lost is a relative term

We got even more lost:



That's Milton's DRZ on The Trail From Hell To Nowhere.

The lesson learned from that ride was that the only bad lost is lost opportunities. By the time we made it back to Galeana in the rain and darkness, and were subsequently warmed by the cooking at La Casona del General, we realized it was the ride of a lifetime.
I got lost, well and truly lost, with Milton up in the Sierra above Aramberri and it occurred to me during the ordeal that Milton enjoys getting lost and would have been happy to sleep under a lean to. He has been riding up in the mountains around Galeana long enough to show pictures of children he took years ago to those same people who were grown up. It was one of those days that you'll never forget.
We got caught in a violent thunderstorm on the way back to Galeana and Milton had to take cover under his bike. i was ahead and took cover at a bus stop. Interesting day with a very interesting guy.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:24 PM   #18259
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I prefer an enduro style helmet. In lieu of a full face when approaching a tope or tumulo, tap the front break, compress the forks, then hit the throttle and wheelie over it.
Have to see them first.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:13 PM   #18260
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Man, this really has become the wizened ole gringo thread for good living!

Having been in South America for the last seven weeks, you're killing me with stories of savory Mexican roadside breakfasts! Basic pan with marmalade and gritty french press coffee from my Jetboil are my morning staples. I long for a Oaxaqueno mole or rico heuvos rancheros. Of course, i guess I could mention that I am on the beach in a cabana in Pichilemu, Chile, after days of wine touring. Carmenere in my glass and 70% dark chocolate to accompany, after a palta, tomate, y aji churrasco for dinner. The roaring surf rolling in eight foot curls is deafening. Could suck worse.

Some day I am going to start a ride report. Hard to do with an iPod.
Our hearts bleed for you, brother. Good on ya for living it fully.
And do please find some way to share with the rest of us. You seem
to know what you're doing down there.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:55 AM   #18261
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....it occurred to me during the ordeal that Milton enjoys getting lost and would have been happy to sleep under a lean to. He has been riding up in the mountains around Galeana long enough to show pictures of children he took years ago to those same people who were grown up. It was one of those days that you'll never forget.
Milton isn't the only one who has done that.

Intrepid explorer Martin, friend of Frank (Pancho here on ADV), Subcomm (Mark) and I were riding the hinterland around Cerro Potosi when Martin announced a mission to find the burg where he took a photo of a girl some years back. He had a gift, that framed photo of her, and he wanted to find her and give to her family, and take a new photo of her with the framed photo.



(Martin, left, and Subcomm in the back)



He also brought a bunch of pencils and coloring paper and other gifts.

Needless to say, the whole deal was a huge gesture of goodwill, and no doubt the inhabitants of the ejido were touched by Martin's gesture and remembrance.

One of the best examples of good things to accomplish with your dirt bike in Mexico.

It would be cool to go back again, and get a photo of her holding the above pic
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:45 AM   #18262
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Glad I didn't go to the beach, yesterday...they found this little guy a few blocks away.

APARECE UN MOSTRO!

14 November, 2013 01:33:00

Boca del Río.- Una serpiente de aproximadamente 2 metros de largo, identificada como mazacuata, fue capturada por elementos de Bomberos, luego de ser divisada en las escolleras del bulevar “Ávila Camacho” y “Ruiz Cortinez”, donde deambulaba.
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El reptil fue trasladado a un refugio temporal.

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Old 11-15-2013, 05:09 AM   #18263
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Milton enjoys getting lost and would have been happy to sleep under a lean to.
Milton did a couple of ride reports that are probably the ultimate proof of that statement.

LINK

The epic story of Milton, solo, attempting to blaze a path through Mexico to join up on Richard's (Trail Boss) Around the Bend ride in Terlingua.

If you want a tale of huge cojones, fearless Mexico exploration, and an insight into one of, well, let's say "legends" of Mexico riding, this is it.

Although this one ended in an abort, Milton would return with JT and with JT's nav skills, eventually find the way from Ciudad Acuña to Ojinaga (Del Rio to Presidio) on another attempt.

Here's the LINK to the successful follow up attempt.

The point being, there are dirt riders in Mexico, then there are dirt riders who get caught out overnight due to breakdowns (but they're really not interested in camping - only as a last resort).

Then there is the "Milton Class", the Mexico rider who is drawn to the unknown, doesn't care if he gets lost, considers getting lost part of the price to pay for making discoveries, and places the risk of doing so at the bottom of the list of things to worry about.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:55 AM   #18264
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Orange Marmalade

Uh-oh, KTM and Touratech have schemed to make an interesting adventure bike out of the 1190.



If orange is your flavor, this video adds several shots of Touratech liqueur



Or, I'll just hang on to my trusty 2006 Tricemobile. A lot cheaper
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:19 AM   #18265
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Touratech Schmouratech. Great bike though w/o all the fluff.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:24 AM   #18266
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Touratech Schmouratech.
The Touratech rep heard that



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Old 11-15-2013, 08:10 AM   #18267
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All that extra stuff just gets in the way
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #18268
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Well, the Touratech Side Scanning Topes Detector ($1,295) might be handy
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:28 AM   #18269
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You posted the photo of the Los Arcos branded Tope Detector
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #18270
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Broke down and camping in Mexico





Tricepilot: So yeah the "breakdown" happened the next day..... It was getting on in the day and we were 45 minutes outside of Durango when we stopped for gas. Filled up the Safari tank and pulled over to the Oxxo to get a drink....as I was pulling in to park I went to put my foot down and my pant leg caught on my peg....only had it buttoned up to the second button instead of the third, that won't happen again. Anyway over I went....Kevin was close by so the two of us flipped the bike up pretty quick but it was flooded. So a long story short it wasn't starting...started checking things and the oil res had filled with Gas and the socket wrench for the plugs wasn't fitting (just got this bike the week before) didn't realize normal sockets won't cut it for the plugs on this bike. We had it tore down in the Oxxo parking lot at this point and I saw the sun slipping down the horizon so I jumped on Kevins bike to find a place to stash the bike or whatever......as it turned out this all happened about a mile from a Socialist Agricultural College. All the students are rural kids attending for free and get this.....El Che Guevara is their role model.....his image was painted on the water tower of the campus. Motorcycle Diaries!!! So I pushed the bike the mile to the campus and got set up at the groundskeepers house and went to work pulling the plugs, drying out the airfilter, changing the oil, draining the radiator and all the other crap you have to do to this bike to get things done. Oh yeah and making a spark plug wrench by welding on an extension to an old one that the school bus driver had in his tool bag.



By the time we did all this it was dark but Kevin had the tent set up and sleeping bags rolled out. Next morning we put her back together fired her up and we were off again Oaxaca bound!



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