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Old 03-08-2013, 09:30 PM   #13861
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Way to go Dragoon! R14 and SMA on your first Mexico ride. Very nice.

Looking forward to some pix and anecdotes.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:55 PM   #13862
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Any of the routes you posted are excellent
calling to Sayulita hotels today, I just found out that next week is the annual sayulita surfing competition... 99% is booked... WTF! lets go anyway.....
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:10 PM   #13863
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Crossed at Laredo today. Long lines getting the TVIP. 3 hours later I left for points south. Rode through the center of Monterrey around 1 PM, and was struck by how smoothly traffic flowed. These were not limited access roads for the most part. Many had roadside businesses and almost no traffic lights. I'm not much of a fan of Mexican highway engineers, but whatever they did here, it works, or did today at least. I think I was struck by the contrast after a week in Austin, where traffic ground to a halt 7 days in a row on I-35. South of Monterrey, the roads became more sinuous, and I took a side trip to the mountain mining town of Galeana, Nuevo Leon. Great motorcycling road, but a little bumpy. Now I'm in Linares for the first time. People are friendly. Asked a cop where to stay with estacionmiento para la moto: Hacienda Real de Linares, just past the plaza on the road in from Galeana. Not totally cheap, (550p), but secure parking. In another hotspot for narco-violence according to the reports. Heading back to SMA via the scenic route. Wish me luck! ;)


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Old 03-08-2013, 10:20 PM   #13864
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pic of new scoot please.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:31 PM   #13865
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Crossed at Laredo today. Long lines getting the TVIP. 3 hours later I left for points south. Rode through the center of Monterrey around 1 PM, and was struck by how smoothly traffic flowed. These were not limited access roads for the most part. Many had roadside businesses and almost no traffic lights. I'm not much of a fan of Mexican highway engineers, but whatever they did here, it works, or did today at least. I think I was struck by the contrast after a week in Austin, where traffic ground to a halt 7 days in a row on I-35. South of Monterrey, the roads became more sinuous, and I took a side trip to the mountain mining town of Galeana, Nuevo Leon. Great motorcycling road, but a little bumpy. Now I'm in Linares for the first time. People are friendly. Asked a cop where to stay with estacionmiento para la moto: Hacienda Real de Linares, just past the plaza on the road in from Galeana. Not totally cheap, (550p), but secure parking. In another hotspot for narco-violence according to the reports. Heading back to SMA via the scenic route. Wish me luck! ;)
We have an inmate who is one, Rguerra. I was giving him shit about the crappy roads in Mexico when some of us met up for breakfast last year. LINK
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:33 PM   #13866
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Crossed at Laredo today. Long lines getting the TVIP. 3 hours later I left for points south. Rode through the center of Monterrey around 1 PM, and was struck by how smoothly traffic flowed. These were not limited access roads for the most part. Many had roadside businesses and almost no traffic lights. I'm not much of a fan of Mexican highway engineers, but whatever they did here, it works, or did today at least. I think I was struck by the contrast after a week in Austin, where traffic ground to a halt 7 days in a row on I-35. South of Monterrey, the roads became more sinuous, and I took a side trip to the mountain mining town of Galeana, Nuevo Leon. Great motorcycling road, but a little bumpy. Now I'm in Linares for the first time. People are friendly. Asked a cop where to stay with estacionmiento para la moto: Hacienda Real de Linares, just past the plaza on the road in from Galeana. Not totally cheap, (550p), but secure parking. In another hotspot for narco-violence according to the reports. Heading back to SMA via the scenic route. Wish me luck! ;)




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check my ANCON RIDE, there is a nice place to camp near the waterfall
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:48 PM   #13867
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pic of new scoot please.
I will try to remember to take one manana in a suitably photogenic locale. ;)
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:54 PM   #13868
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We have an inmate who is one, Rguerra. I was giving him shit about the crappy roads in Mexico when some of us met up for breakfast last year. LINK
Oh goodie! Now I have a face and name to focus on when I'm cursing the unknown generic Mexican highway designer. Hah!
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:57 AM   #13869
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I am in San Jose, Costa Rica and will head toward the Panama border today. I will probably stop short of the border and cross Sunday.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:54 AM   #13870
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Catemaco

On the road again! Thanks Mike Mike for everything. It was a rough week to, in, and from LA. Numerous of you know about the trials of divorce American style. I felt welcomed home when I got back to Veracruz. Mike Mike is faster than I am on the bike (everyone is ) and at getting pix up here. Took a boat ride on the lake yesterday and got some good shots. Will put some up later. Catemaco is cool and I highly recommend it as a destination.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:11 PM   #13871
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SMA to Laredo

560 miles in Mexico is about six hours for Miguelito. The guy is a demon and rarely needs to stop to piss. I bought an Arai with a peak a couple of years back because it really helps with the early morning and late afternoon sun. Where it does not help is when you exceed about 60 mph it causes your head to buffet in the wind which in turn causes your (my) eyes to blur. Riding in excess of 70mph with blurred vision is not a lot of fun and doesn't feel real safe. Guess I will just continue to poke along at comfortable speeds for the conditions and my abilities as a rider. Always nice to see one of you guys go flying by with a grin on his face.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:18 PM   #13872
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Algebra

If we can blame the Arabs for alegebra can we blame the colonists, the Colombians, the Cubans or the Ceylonese for calculus? I know it was not created here in Catemaco, too many brujos.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:43 PM   #13873
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Tapatalk

There are many irritating shortcomings to the iPad as my principal internet tool while I am traveling. It's weight and size are the principal advantages. I use a Logitech keyboard with it and it is a mostly satisfactory addition. The arrow keys do not work with many, if not most iPad apps. The designers did not seem to have a keyboard in mind. I am a writer and like to use a keyboard. I have not "upgraded" to Tapatalk because I am allergic to apps designed by nerds to extract money from my pocket when the machine seems to work just fine without them. Kind of like Touratech farkles, no? The search engine, for what it is worth, even the site says the search engine is "sucky", works just fine for the purpose of searching key words on threads. You just have to patiently figure it out. That of course takes away from time spent reading, writing and posting pictures to ride reports not to mention riding. This said as I sit in a lakeside cafe in Catemuco sipping an adult beverage and thinking about smoking a righteous puro. Sucky this.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:47 PM   #13874
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Bike cover.

Bike cover is probably a good thing, just to hide stuff. I did not cover mine last night and someone nicked one of my PIAA stone guards last night. Unfortunately it was the remaining good one. The broken one was in my room for repair. I would not give a shit if the damn things were not the same price as one night at my hotel ($24 and change). Bastids.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:52 PM   #13875
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Hookers and Beer

Funny, I know a few moto babes who would be entirely excited at the idea of hookers and beer. Different web site.
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