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Old 10-15-2012, 12:49 PM   #10336
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What is the name of the mountain range in the area of Ciudad Victoria and Soto la Marina and south toward Tampico?
differing opinion here.
Consulting my notes and my trusty 1987 PEMEX ROAD ATLAS there are a number of mountain ranges you might be referring to. It all depend on what direction you mean when you say "in the area of Cd Victoria ...."
Cd Victoria of course sit s at the front of the Sierra Madre and component mountai rages have their own names ( Gorda may well be one of the range names ,just means BIG mts. ,, but I thought that Sra Gorda was really a range farther south and west, more in Queretaro) .
I do know that farther north of Cd Victoria it becomes Sierra El Tesoro range and Cumbres de Monterrey,to south are different ranges.
But straight north of Cd Victoria and east on the plain is the smaller Sierra Chiquita ( east of Linares , neat roads to San Carlos,El Gavillan,Burgos)
From Victoria directly east you will find Mex 70 and alternate highway to Soto La Marina passing through the north hills of the Sierra de Tamaulipas which stretches far south and covers most of the area bracketed by Mex 70 Mex 180 Mex 81 and Mex 85
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:55 PM   #10337
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Actually I would agree with SB on this. I believe the Sierra Gorda is in the vicinity of Jalpan and Tequisquiapan. I guess it depends on whether you are in a micro or macro mood.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:45 PM   #10338
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differing opinion here.
From Victoria directly east you will find Mex 70 and alternate highway to Soto La Marina passing through the north hills of the Sierra de Tamaulipas which stretches far south and covers most of the area bracketed by Mex 70 Mex 180 Mex 81 and Mex 85
This is the range, Siera de Tamaulipas...........thanks Sjoerd.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:52 PM   #10339
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Actually I would agree with SB on this. I believe the Sierra Gorda is in the vicinity of Jalpan and Tequisquiapan. I guess it depends on whether you are in a micro or macro mood.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Gorda not that wp is necessarily a complete authourity on everything
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:54 PM   #10340
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Fantastic photos of a beautiful area. Well done on all counts.

+1 is that area big bike friendly
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:05 PM   #10341
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Awsome photos SR, looking forward to seeing some of that country.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:15 PM   #10342
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When I die (probably on one of MikeMike's easy rides ) I want to be reincarnated as her bicycle saddle.

Then again, knowing my luck she'll probably sell it to La Gorda!
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #10343
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:47 AM   #10344
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Together, we had to lift the bikes over one zone where a landslide had brought down a bunch of rocks and trees across the road.
SR, what's your secret? I couldn't convince CraneGuy to do that.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:48 AM   #10345
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Did you try offering him beer?
No, come to think of it, it was back at the auditorium chilling big time.
One of the Mystery Rider's cigars from the Tuxtlas would likely have done the trick. These Brits are complicated, you know, but they can really teach you a lot about camels!
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:30 PM   #10346
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Hurricane Paul.

Hurricane Paul is trying to make landfall in southern Baja and packing some big winds!
The swell hitting the beach here in Mazatlan is HUGE & loud...
If your headed south through Baja, plan ahead & hunker down...I would not want to be in the middle of it!!!
and afterwards watch for washed out roads...
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:44 PM   #10347
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You couldn't get him to help you lift the bike or to go to where you would have to? Que Amigo! Did you try offering him beer?
If he had taken me up there you'd find his skeleton still pinned under the bike

I don't do slow and I don't do dirt. MM tried to make me do both in front of 40 people and several cameras.

I'm ugly, but I'm not stupid. I try to keep my embarrassing situations to myself, like in front of the bathroom mirror. ;)

I just received my low profile front indicators. Maybe I'll try offroading now that I have one less thing to snap off!
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:33 PM   #10348
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Hurricane Paul is trying to make landfall in southern Baja and packing some big winds!
The swell hitting the beach here in Mazatlan is HUGE & loud...
If your headed south through Baja, plan ahead & hunker down...I would not want to be in the middle of it!!!
and afterwards watch for washed out roads...
Thanks for the info, I've been watching this as I'll be crossing the boarder on Thursday.
Can you keep us updated as to the extent of the storm as it hits?
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #10349
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The way it's looking: just south of Guerrero Negro to just north of La Paz has storm force winds from Pacific side to sea of Cortez, as of 4:pm today.. and strongest along the west coast, I'll post more as it comes up...

Ride safe...
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:40 PM   #10350
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aw man that's ........ just bad really bad. Fortunately I'm dreaming of next years La Esperanza IRON BUTT rally
I bet it took you a few miles to pass that rider.
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