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Old 03-28-2012, 09:21 PM   #166
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Still impressed fromSir Edwards garden and is genius , the next morning I took off for tha Cascada de Tamul, the biggest of the many waterfalls in Queretaro and San Luis Potosi : 105 m high and (after the rainy season) up to 300 m wide

I rode all the way to La Morena where I had to take a small boat to go 4 KM upriver to get to the falls . In the moment I saw the river , I was it by his beauty and I realized in a second , that no matter how extraordinary human genius can be , compared to nature it will always be insignificant . If the human kind would understand that , we would treasure, honor and preserve nature in a proper way .
These are the boats that take you upriver to the falls





After the first corner the look of the river changed dramatically










Strange rock formation along the river







Twice the river got so strong and shallow that I had to get out of the boat and walk while the guys were pulling the boat with a rope







Several small waterfalls at one side of the river







And then finally after one hourof rowing the waterfall was in sight, impressive







On the way back we stopped at some point and walked a few minutes up in the mountain ; there was a big cave filled with water, perfect for a swimm and to get away from the burning sun


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Old 03-29-2012, 05:18 AM   #167
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An other beautifull sunset in Queretaro and in a few hours I'm off to Mexico City to pick up my wife from the airport


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Old 03-29-2012, 05:31 AM   #168
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Sunset at sunrise, have a safe trip on the way to get the passenger and give her my regards.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:38 AM   #169
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Sunset at sunrise, have a safe trip on the way to get the passenger and give her my regards.
Thanks Mike. and yes,it actually was sunset
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:02 AM   #170
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I am very happy that you are enjoyning Mexico,

Remember: Mexico es tuyo, disfrutalo.

Regards and please keep posting pictures and comments.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:28 AM   #171
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Very impressive!!

Yes....Nikki will be impressed!!
Very nice
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:36 AM   #172
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The Sierra Gorda is one of my favorite places to ride in Mexico, and Xilitla is a strange town, and yes kinda ugly at first glance, but oddly compelling nonetheless. Are you heading through San Miguel de Allende?
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:02 AM   #173
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I am very happy that you are enjoyning Mexico,

Remember: Mexico es tuyo, disfrutalo.

Regards and please keep posting pictures and comments.
Mexico has been nothing but good to me so far and so have the Mexicans , like on all my previous trips over the last 30 years.

Saludos y Viva Mexico !!
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:05 AM   #174
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The Sierra Gorda is one of my favorite places to ride in Mexico, and Xilitla is a strange town, and yes kinda ugly at first glance, but oddly compelling nonetheless. Are you heading through San Miguel de Allende?
I'm not heading through San Miguel , but maybe I will go there just for the day this Sunday or Monday . It will be my wifes call
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:59 PM   #175
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She arrived

Finally last night , my wife Luisa Fernanda, flew in from Guatemala to join me on our journey .
She got off the plane in her riding gear , helmet in her hand . She had some funny stories to tell about security checks in the airport





She is a trooper , she just doesn't know it yet !
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:10 AM   #176
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Last solo ride

There was something special about my ride back from Xilitla to Queretaro : It would be my last solo ride , from Queretaro on it would be 2 up .

I left Xilitla about 7 am with blue sky and the road soon started to climb up the mountains , the air got cooler and then close to cold , just the way I love it !

Soon I reached Pinal de Amoles , one of the highest villages in the Sierra Gorda , great pine forests all around






On this road there are several old monasteries , all of them very impressive with a lot of architechtural details . The first one I came by , was Mision Landa






From there I went on to Jalpan de Serra , small town with a nice plaza and an other mision, Mision Jalpan






By then the altitude and the cool temperature was gone , but the road,view and riding was still great










I had never had so many cars and even trucks passing me , the view just had me riding really slow and enjoying it.
Pretty soon I came in the are of Penia Miller , the Semidesierto Queretano . Really desert like sceneries with desert like temperatures , 37 C


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Old 03-31-2012, 07:25 AM   #177
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Que buena aventura, y buenisimas fotos
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:58 AM   #178
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Julio, where exactly was the penultimate photo taken? Looks like my kind of taste in riding, along with the 3rd from last photo.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:23 AM   #179
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Que buena aventura, y buenisimas fotos
Bueno saber que las fotos le gustan a alguien !
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:30 AM   #180
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Julio, where exactly was the penultimate photo taken? Looks like my kind of taste in riding, along with the 3rd from last photo.

Hey Mike , you must have planed a long ride for today if you are up that early

Those pictures were taken between Jalpan de Serra and Pinal de Amoles (Queretaro)


http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

I know you would love this aerea, but even for an "ironbutt" guy like yourself undoable in one day out of Veracruz
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