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Old 03-09-2013, 12:47 PM   #13876
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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, 12:52 PM   #13877
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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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Old 03-09-2013, 12:57 PM   #13878
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Being a gringo "of a certain age" has its benefits.
We used to be at the age of certainty when we walked into the right bar and now we are just of a "certain age" Uncertainty can be unlocked with dinero but that is no damn fun at all.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:04 PM   #13879
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They say you lose 2 things when you get old......one is your memory. .....ah...ah.....I can't remember what the other is...
Sadly for many of us old guys, we may forget what we lost but our women know all too well ;)


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Old 03-09-2013, 01:10 PM   #13880
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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.

There is a new (at least to me) Tapatalk specifically for the iPad and it's much better than the old one for the iPhone. Has it's quirks, but it's not bad.

Your story reminds me of the time that I rode out of the Florida Keys when a hurricane was coming in. Was absolutely dripping soaking wet, and found an IHOP once I got off the Keys. Went to the back, stripped off some of my riding clothes, and tapped out my story of that episode using a Palm organizer and one of those fold up keyboards.


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Old 03-09-2013, 01:19 PM   #13881
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Baclava

Where did Trice get the baclava or was it bacalao and why was he carrying it in the pannier with his aceite de aceitunas. Did all of the Arab talk here make him nostalgic for the good 'ol days of whuppin ass from 7 miles high?
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:45 PM   #13882
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Bingo43 ... I repeat my advice as given toMcFoil a few posts back.
Bite the bullet , cross into Nvo Laredo after a fast run from San Antonio , get your paperwork arranged at your leisure , get a Mexican hotel room and be set go take off the instant the first light of dawn shows over the horizon . Now THAT would save you time on the way toReal de 14 .No need to do the detour to Colombia
That sounds like sound advice. I apreciate all the help. It will make things very smooth.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:44 PM   #13883
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Burro BBQ

Do they serve it with the eyes like these guys?

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Mojarra (Lake Perch) from Lago de Catemaco, Vercruz. Served al mojo de ajo.

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Huachinango (I love that word!), Pargo in Cuba. Red Snapper in Gringolandia. Served al mojo de ajo. My fave.

http://[img]http://dfoyster.smugmug.....jpg[/img]
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:25 PM   #13884
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thanks Sjoerd Bakker,et al

We rode down from Colorado a couple of days ago, following advice from someone on where to go from crossing at Ciudad Acuna. We didn't make Saltillo but stopped instead in Monclova.

Stayed at the Nuevo Hotel Viena near the bus station as recommended by Sjoerd's book. Very nice, new paint, good tile work, and excellent prices.





Karst riding out in the morning from our secured parking.




Thanks again............shu

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:20 PM   #13885
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Snuck into Mexico at Santa Elena Canyon. Don't tell the Border Patrol.

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:29 PM   #13886
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I have no f'ng clue why these photos did not load up. Did everything I usually do but no photos. Will investigate further.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:01 PM   #13887
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Do they serve it with the eyes like these guys?

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Mojarra (Lake Perch) from Lago de Catemaco, Vercruz. Served al mojo de ajo.

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Huachinango (I love that word!), Pargo in Cuba. Red Snapper in Gringolandia. Served al mojo de ajo. My fave.

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1 picture is worth...
Like magic.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:03 PM   #13888
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pic of new scoot please.
OK Jimmex. Here's the new scoot with the Gulf Coast humidity trying its best to intrude on the Sierra Oriental:





The guy in the striped shirt is Alberto, who rode a train into the US at age 11, and left at 18 when his brother needed a kidney transplant and was deported. We went on our own personal pub crawl. Last bar was a strange place for me, white, American, old guy. Todo Hispanicos con putas. Alberto warned me, (although he really didn't need to), to not take any women home. Oh dear!


Got a $4 haircut from Carlos. That's not me in the chair BTW. ;)
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:04 PM   #13889
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I have no f'ng clue why these photos did not load up. Did everything I usually do but no photos. Will investigate further.
When you cut and paste the SmugMug URL into the little pop up window you need to delete the "http://" in the pop up window field first.
Then all is bueno.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:13 PM   #13890
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BTW, I'm in Ciudad Valles. Note: Anyone riding between San Luis Potosi and Ciudad Valles should take the Libramiento between Rayon and Ciudad Valles. Great fun, nice curves, good pavement, and no diminishing radii in the corners.

Miguelito's fun facts for touring Mexico # 432: When staying in Ciudad Victoria, ride up Rt. 101 till it intersects the corta to SLP. You'll have to search to find it, but it's worth the effort. Beyond that intersection, it's dross, unless you're heading back to the East coast and Ciudad Valles. Then, it gets to be fun again. ;)
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