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Old 06-01-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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Midnight Escape from MEXICO to AUSTIN

Andres: Hey Arte, do not forget that tomorrow we leave to Austin
Arte: Sure, I'm ready. Lets start riding at 6 pm, ok?
Andres: Better at 8:00 pm to get to Austin around 2 am.
Arte: Good, lets doit. but do not forget that we are 6 riders, so things may go crazy....


We actually started at 10 PM. Right after get us a cheese burger.






the temperature was Excellent !! "...cool wind in our hair.... our head grew heavy and our sight grew dimmer
we had to stop for the night..."


so guess what happend next after some couple or three hours......


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Old 06-02-2011, 06:20 AM   #2
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...you try to stab it with your steely knives but you just can't kill the beast?
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:01 AM   #3
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:47 PM   #4
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Did you guys have another butt kickin barbeque?
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:49 PM   #5
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:31 PM   #6
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JC was riding with his improved Gas tank on his XR650 (we have been giving him lot of hell on our last rides because his tiny tank make us to stop several times to refill it).

so what would happen, did happend. the tank failed, or what is more appropiated, make the bike to fail



we had barely passed the customs check point at falfurrias.

Andres helping out







the improved tank connected to the bike tank





so after some 40 minutes, we were ready to keep rolling...




my GPS was tanking us by country roads, since we decided to avoid the 281 and all other highways.

here at Benavides Town, refilling at 12:37 am



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Old 06-03-2011, 12:29 AM   #7
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Hey Arte ... just came back from McAllen Monday on Hwy 16 there is some construction going on and LOSE GRAVEL signs but is ok for how long are you in Austin let me know if you guys want to come to Kerrville




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Old 06-03-2011, 09:40 AM   #8
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...you try to stab it with your steely knives but you just can't kill the beast?
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:42 AM   #9
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Hey Arte ... just came back from McAllen Monday on Hwy 16 there is some construction going on and LOSE GRAVEL signs but is ok for how long are you in Austin let me know if you guys want to come to Kerrville










thanks Bato,

Since it was a Relampago Ride, we rode back to Reynosa on Sunday.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:47 AM   #10
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Did you guys have another butt kickin barbeque?

that was the plan, as always on our rides. But was real hard to find a place where you be allowed to set a fire. No steak grilling this time
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:12 AM   #11
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I was on the front, following the GPS, Andres was on the back of the line, when he call me over the cardo radio and says that we need to stop asap cause Jorge is making several zig zag and looks like falling asleep.

we are somewhere before Tilden town. we stop, is 2:00 am, the sky is incredible clear that the milky way is on its all splendor.







A big pickup truck rushes by and at the distance we see that is makin a U turn,

I think for my self that if the same situation would be but on the route 101 near San Fernando, I would probably already shited on my pants...

the man stops and offers help in case we need it. That was nice.


we continue and stop at Tilden, so JC can refill his tank.





we are already looking for the first place to camp, Jorge is having trouble keeping awake, but there is no place where we can stop to place the tents, so we decided to ride the 72 and get by Three Rivers to the 281, there is near a rest area and we can stop there.


is 3:00 am already

Oscar gets asleep as soon as he lays on the concrete table



so everyone takes a spot an take a "little" nap to keep keep going "in a while"






I do the same



before we notice, the new day arrives, 7:30 am and every one but Jorge still sleeping












JC tires are really Jodidas!


I start shouting all to get up and keep going before gets hot.




So this was no good progress, the intention was to make it to SA at least
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:19 AM   #12
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:28 AM   #13
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARTE

GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND!!!
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:19 PM   #14
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARTE

GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND!!!

many many thanks Compadre! I'm already blessed with such a great friend. lets keepin rollin !!
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:49 PM   #15
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first things first COFEE!! and breakfast

despite it has been the most most expensive single taco I have eat (2.80 plus tax one little taco), the thing is to keep it optimistic and roll






getting to SA, Oscar wanted to test a bike he had an eye on, so we stoped at mens toystore






after this, JC was insisting on get purchase a tent, since he lost his. So he stoped at a store. We waited for him on the road side. was a good break since the heat was rising exponentially














meet my new friend "GREEN MOSCA" he got up on my bike at SA and got off until the day we returned to Mexico. He can hold speeds up to 85 MPH, he can hold on Twisty Roads, he can Hold on deep breaking, he can even hold sudden acceleration, he is a super bug, he is "GREEN MOSCA"








We rode fast to get ASAP to Austin, get set the camp and relax. How wrong would we be assuming to be able to do this fast.

here at Mansfield dam












we heard of a camping place and went over there to find out that was full, then we realized that was because of a National Holiday.



Discussing PLAN B



so from here we got one more direction to go to find a camping place, but we already needed some fuel, so went to this place on Lake Austin, called Ski Shores Cafe. very nice.





don't Jump now!!

















we were just freaking thirsty












One Margarita for Oscar




allowed to smoke !











time to leave for LAKE TRAVIS !




but now everybody feels too lazy!!






do not worry!.. GREEN MOSCA will guide us safe !!







more later...
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