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Old 11-15-2013, 07:14 PM   #18286
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am seriously thinking about a Christmas ride down to Baja, the Wee-Strom needs a good road trip.......
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:23 PM   #18287
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Listo! I just got new shoes on the STROM.

We are in a cold snap now. Ice on the windshield this morning, but nice by mid-morning. Doesn't matter though. It's fun to ride down the cold mountains and feel it warm up through the day as you get down to the tropics. A Pacifico or 2 and a dip in Ocean!
Just started warming up here today. Heavy rains in the south again and two highways out. My daughter and I were listening to the national weather report and it called for minus 10c in the Sierra Durangense.

That puts it squarely in the "un puto frio" range on the Mexican vernacular thermometer. I'm hoping for 28c and a buen fin ride to Tehuacan with a little lane changing cha cha cha up through the Cumbres de Acultzingo.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #18288
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am seriously thinking about a Christmas ride down to Baja, the Wee-Strom needs a good road trip.......
Da le duro Amigo, Fierro!

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Old 11-15-2013, 07:30 PM   #18289
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Orale! Puto Frio here couple nights ago. I guess its making its way down. Its time to ride cabrones.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:01 PM   #18290
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Just started warming up here today. Heavy rains in the south again and two highways out. My daughter and I were listening to the national weather report and it called for minus 10c in the Sierra Durangense.

That puts it squarely in the "un puto frio" range on the Mexican vernacular thermometer. I'm hoping for 28c and a buen fin ride to Tehuacan with a little lane changing cha cha cha up through the Cumbres de Acultzingo.
Esta cabron el frio! There must be colder places in Mexico like the top of some of the strato-volcanoes on Central Mexico, but they say a small town in the Sierra of Durango is the coldest inhabited place in Mexico?

In terms of riding, the temperatures in the winter here are very front driven and can fluctuate from nice riding weather for a couple of weeks to minus freezing temps and icy roads where it would be hard to make it on a bike 200km to the west where it starts to warm up.

There are several cabins in the Sierra of Durango for rent. They are great in the summer, but they are also booked in the middle of winter. People come from all over Mexico to stay in the cabins and play in the snow in the dead of winter.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:29 PM   #18291
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The last time I saw snow, apart from a couple of times up on the Cerro Negro, el Pico, and el Cofre, was 20 years ago.
Being able to choose when you see snow is a far more civilized way of living!
Time for two fingers of Cazadores and a recital of Service's famous poem, "The Cremation of Sam McGee".
Dim the lights, clear the throat...
Bet Bob Loblaw knows that one!
You'll like it, SR. Goldrush poetry.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:42 PM   #18292
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Just started warming up here today. Heavy rains in the south again and two highways out. My daughter and I were listening to the national weather report and it called for minus 10c in the Sierra Durangense.

That puts it squarely in the "un puto frio" range on the Mexican vernacular thermometer. I'm hoping for 28c and a buen fin ride to Tehuacan with a little lane changing cha cha cha up through the Cumbres de Acultzingo.
love that dance. I might even get the steps correct this time


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Old 11-15-2013, 09:50 PM   #18293
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The last time I saw snow, apart from a couple of times up on the Cerro Negro, el Pico, and el Cofre, was 20 years ago.
Being able to choose when you see snow is a far more civilized way of living!
Time for two fingers of Cazadores and a recital of Service's famous poem, "The Cremation of Sam McGee".
Dim the lights, clear the throat...
Bet Bob Loblaw knows that one!
You'll like it, SR. Goldrush poetry.
speaking of Robert Service I would like to extend an open invitiaiton to our Texas and Mexico friends ( and anyone else) to visit BC and the Yukon. There is some great riding in the north
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:00 PM   #18294
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14-15 pesos to the $. where did you come up with that? The current spot price is 12.92 to 12.94
One of the other inmates came up with that as a prediction but he deleted it. I never got over 12 earlier this year and that only once at Palomas crossing from money changer.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:10 PM   #18295
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The last time I saw snow, apart from a couple of times up on the Cerro Negro, el Pico, and el Cofre, was 20 years ago.
Being able to choose when you see snow is a far more civilized way of living!
Time for two fingers of Cazadores and a recital of Service's famous poem, "The Cremation of Sam McGee".
Dim the lights, clear the throat...
Bet Bob Loblaw knows that one!
You'll like it, SR. Goldrush poetry.
That is why I left here on 12.12.12, about a month too late and did not come back until 5.5.13 about three weeks too early. Snowing right now.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:42 AM   #18296
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:28 AM   #18297
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:46 AM   #18298
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"Tragic news just broke from the Baja 1000. It is being reported that off-road racing legend Kurt Caselli crashed after hitting a booby trap and later died after being medevaced to the nearest hospital. At this point, details are scarce, but numerous credible sources are all reporting the same thing. While any death in the dirt bike world hits us all hard, the death of Kurt Caselli will be felt worldwide. Kurt was nothing short of a legend on two wheels and a friend to anyone that he came in contact with. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Kurt’s friends and family tonight. RIP Kurt Caselli. You will be remembered and sorely missed."
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:41 AM   #18299
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What a huge and terrible loss for the motorcycling world.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:18 PM   #18300
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It is now being reported that the booby trap claims are not accurate.
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