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Old 10-28-2011, 03:25 PM   #181
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Assuming you mean San Blas ... the Surf spot ... south of Mazatlan, state of Nyarit? Great spot!

Hopefully weather will begin cooling now ... but who knows? Normally November/December are the coolest months of the year. But San Blas is in the Sub Tropical zone and you guys just rode down from 8000 ft..
San Blas is always humid and warm.

And wait until you meet the Jeje'nes (Nociums) Worst in Mexico. Cover up at Sunrise/Sunset. Ya all will soon learn why the Mexicans burn garbage!

Touch of Montezuma's and he went to the Cipro? Keep in mind Cipro is your biggest GUN. There is nothing stronger ... and once your body fails to respond to Cipro ... you're done. There may be other, less powerful, more conservative interventions for simple "Tourista".

Lots of fresh fruit and veg. and Gatorade like substances are good ... or Pedialite (sold at Farmacia I believe?) Your systems will soon adapt to local bugs ... or not!

Good luck, stay healthy! Ride safe!
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:30 PM   #182
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And wait until you meet the Jeje'nes (Nociums) Worst in Mexico.!

Take cover...........
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:07 PM   #183
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:50 PM   #184
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Sorry man already past that area it is unfortunate that I am trying to get to Cancun to catch a flight so I am blowing by many things I wanted to do. Remember I lost 4 weeks from my start time and I did not realize how big Mx is. It is had to get in 200 miles a day


Currently in Barra Navidad another hot sweaty day on the road; I sure wish I could have spent some time in Puerto Vallarto really cool city.

I am really sorry about the lack of uploads (pictures) but I am spent from the heat and distance traveled, but I will get them up when I have a rest day.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:19 PM   #185
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UpDates when you can ...

Don't sweat the updates. 100% understand heat exhaustion & stress riding long days. Honestly, I would struggle to maintain a Ride Report in such conditions.
After riding in HOT - HUMID weather ... I am spent.

Barra de Navidad! Great beach and diving there! ... I was first there in 1973 ... surfing and MC riding. One of my favorite beaches on our way to El Salvador. I hear quite a bit of development has taken place since. Back then it was a few Cliff top Palapa restaurant /bar set ups ... and not much of a town at all.

The Sea Life around the big rocks in the coves were spectacular ... like an Aquarium. We had only snorkels & fins/masks ... fantastic. I wish I had an underwater camera.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:22 PM   #186
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I do not know if you have the time but if you take a water taxi from Barra to the Marina lsla de Navidad Very cool place to check out and say hello to Secundino the Harbormaster there.. He is way into Motos and a great guy...John.... M/V Kemo Sabe...
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:30 PM   #187
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I did notice these indigenous peoples walking along normally the men solo and the women together little white skirt the men wore with red tops and handmade sandals, the women had very colorful long dresses reaching to the ground; I'll research this more unless someone knows something about them.
When you get back home, read "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall. You'll appreciate it because of where you were. Ultra runners, some of them running 100 miles in those sandals.

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Old 10-30-2011, 12:17 AM   #188
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I am really sorry about the lack of uploads (pictures) but I am spent from the heat and distance traveled, but I will get them up when I have a rest day.
Not having that problem over here!!!

That's a heck of an adventure you got going there Sam, I'm still bikeless so I've been riding along with you. Robert
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:29 AM   #189
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Not having that problem over here!!!

That's a heck of an adventure you got going there Sam, I'm still bikeless so I've been riding along with you. Robert

Aloha Robert, real good to hear from you man. Yea after dropping in off the Devils back bone from Durango everything started turning tropical as we ride along I have a "de javu" feels like I'm back in Hawaii. We've had no rain yet (I'm sure that'll change) We are now where the Hurricane came through a couple weeks back, people were talking about a meter of water flooding the town.

Sorry you are still biikeless you have some fantastic riding were you are.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:07 PM   #190
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When you get back home, read "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall. You'll appreciate it because of where you were. Ultra runners, some of them running 100 miles in those sandals.

Thanks for the RR.
Done, Mark bought it and downloaded to his IPod. Thanks.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:31 AM   #191
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Hola all, going to try and catch up on some of my ride. As you all know I have been riding along with Radioman,so most of the story is over there. I apologize for not keeping up but putting in 200+ mile days coupled with the tropical heat index I just wasn't into it.

Anyway, Mark has made a good recovery to his stomach issue... thank goodness for CiPro.

Hopefully I don't have things too much out of order.

Some shots from Durango (my favorite city so far)




Typical Breakfast






From our balcony in Durango.




I have more I'll dig up later, but moving as you know we holed up in a crap hole for the night so Mark could sleep and recover so no pictures


WE headed on down and spent the night at a place called San Blas didn't do much for me except we had a very nice room.

San Blas


















The next day Mark was feeling pretty much normal again and we made good time all things considered. We ended up in a place famous for Marlin fishing called Barra De Navadad. This is one of those places you could feel the pulse when entering. I liked this town and would recommend it as a stop over.






Top of the Hotel Delpin




The View of a now closed up bankrupt hotel as I was told by a local (no tourists) really too bad.















Some recent hurricane damage to the town









You know mark has been losing weight down... he sure is thinning down






Hustle bustle of life down here...












We are now in Manazillo Where we received an offer to visit a fellow ADV "Airhead Wrangler and his lovely wife





They offered us secure parking





Walked across the street and got a room at the "La Posada" Hotel very reasonable rate on the ocean











I think Mark was jumping with joy at this place




We pretty much have the place to ourselves. We talked to Juan the owner and speaks very good English . Great Guy He could use the business. Also the room charge comes with breakfast




The Lobby





More later. We are riding the section in question tomorrow of the 200 to Larcas
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:48 PM   #192
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Some recent hurricane damage to the town




Aww, man. That sucks.

We were there in Feb. last year:


Did you happen to visit "El Horno Frances" (The French Bakery)?
Seriously yummy pastries and pies. Especially for Mexico.
(I love Mex, and the pastries are beautiful. But every time I fall for one, it tastes like a hot dog bun dipped in granulated sugar )

Looks like you guys are having a great time, so far!

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Old 10-31-2011, 05:53 PM   #193
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Hey Sam...Happy Halloween

Nice pics with million dollar views. Too bad about the tourism draught in Mexico. Hopefully it will come back strong soon.

Are you finding premium gas (Rojo) often, and how is the Katoom doing in the heat? I recently acquired a 950, so inquiring minds want to know.

Thanks for the updates, and looking forward to more.....
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:54 AM   #194
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FYI Hotel is not Bankrupt... you should have made a visit via water taxi..10 pesos round trip... It is a amazing property the Hotel, Marina and golf courses are some of the most beautiful in all of Mexico.. I go there every year or at least stop for a overnite and diesel fuel....on my yearly transit of the coast....Really enjoying you RR...John
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:00 AM   #195
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FYI Hotel is not Bankrupt... you should have made a visit via water taxi..10 pesos round trip... It is a amazing property the Hotel, Marina and golf courses are some of the most beautiful in all of Mexico.. I go there every year or at least stop for a overnite and diesel fuel....on my yearly transit of the coast....Really enjoying you RR...John

OK, I believe you, I was only going on what I was told by the local folks here, including a couple of local ExPat's. WE were told they shut less than a month ago operating cost over shadowed the lack of guest/tourists. Would like to of headed over for a look but we only had the overnight stay.


Barra is a nice little town, I really liked the pulse of the place and would come back.
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