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Old 12-08-2012, 05:07 PM   #11296
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I had moved the GoPro to the back of the bike just before Bob's biff.

What you don't see is his almost perfect flip.

We discussed for quite a long time the physics of how his speed/tragectory/road surface etc. could have made that happen.
In all fairness to Bob C. we'd been running through wash-out in a number of turns without incident. That particular turn just had some nasty marbley gravel. Any one of us could have gone down in that. But few could have done it with the grace that Bob did.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:33 PM   #11297
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Here is a much better shot of what Bob's bike looked like in mid-air:




I still don't know how he pulled it off and got back on like nothing happened.


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Old 12-08-2012, 08:07 PM   #11298
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I went down to Batapilas from Guachochi yesterday, back today... awesome ride. Stayed at Juanita's.



I'd been in Guachochi a couple of days before going down there, and had got talking to a couple of guys from the electricity company that were staying in the hotel. They travel around towns and villages in the region, and spoke pretty good english. They told me there are some problems in the area, with narcos mainly but also drunks on the road... Their advice was, it's OK in town, just don't travel at night. Thanks, I wasn't planning on it!

I don't know whether this is new for this area? But anyway, with this in mind, I took off on my little side trip to Batopilas. Nothing of note yesterday, but today I noticed 3 heavily armed police near the plaza in Batopilas. Seems like overkill for a sleepy village in the middle of nowhere?

On the way back up I passed a government vehicle with a bullet hole through the windscreen, right where the driver would be sitting. The current occupant was alive and well, but I have to assume one of his predecessors "got it"...

Just after that I spotted a car load of soldiers in one of the small communities, and tonight there were 3 armed soldiers that appeared to be standing guard outside the restaurant where I had dinner. I talked to them a bit and they had a laugh at my attempted spanish, I didn't get the sense that there was any immediate problem.

I'm new to Mexico so have no idea if this kind of thing is "normal" or not, but thought I'd mention it here to see what you guys think?

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:53 PM   #11299
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Normal.

How was the road from Guachochi to Batopilas?
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:59 PM   #11300
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Police on Batopilas plaza: more or less normal.
Police in front of restaurant: normal.
Police in small village: normal.
Bullet hole in driver's windshield of government vehicle with somebody in driver's seat: not normal.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:03 PM   #11301
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OK, well, there is THAT!
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:32 PM   #11302
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How was the road from Guachochi to Batopilas?
Rough... I was a bit tentative at first but was fun after I got to know what to expect. Would be the worst road I've been on for 20 years, last time being North Queensland, and even that wasn't as bad. That was on an R80/GS, which is a full 165ib lighter than the Super Tenere - really makes the Tenere sound like a fat pig eh! But she carries the weight well, as long as you can keep moving. No problem at all really, except coming round a blind hairpin on the way back up, I got a faceful of blue when I met a truck in the middle of the corner. Luckily for me there was enough runoff for me to go straight on and let him get around. I ended up I guess 3 ft from the edge. My problem then was I was in the loose stuff and got bogged trying to get out, I had to do a bit of digging,

I'll have some video up soon,

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:12 AM   #11303
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:29 AM   #11304
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Trevor,
Very nice photo and report. Keep the info coming .
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:44 PM   #11305
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Singer Jenni Rivera dead in a plane crash. It took off from Monterrey and vanished from radar in the Parque Natural Sierra de Arteaga a bit to the west of Linares.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.1216494
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #11306
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Singer Jenni Rivera dead in a plane crash. It took off from Monterrey and vanished from radar in the Parque Natural Sierra de Arteaga a bit to the west of Linares.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.1216494
Flying by private jet is not good for celebrities apparently. Poor woman was at the height of her career. A touch of Selina syndrome...
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #11307
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Just remove the term jet cause it goes back a long way. Glenn Miller, Buddy Holley and The Big bopper, Patsy Cline, Jim Croce. Glad I'm not a celebrity.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:39 PM   #11308
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Stevie Ray comes to mind. General aviation is risky.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #11309
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Yeah. I forgot to include the golfer; Payne Stewart.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:40 PM   #11310
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Taking note of these risk assessments
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