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Old 02-22-2012, 07:20 AM   #16
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Hello Chapinazo:
I hope the trip is going well. Im near Indianapolis, Indiana, if you need a place to stop by, let me know. Lots of cool places to ride here.
The current temperatures are in the 30 to 50s Farengheit at this time, in the 20s at night. Watch "for black ice" if you are taking secondary roads/older blacktops/in the upper midwest. It can get icy on those roads or just about anywhere in the late winter, early spring (ie now). This is true especially in the late evenings and early mornings, (black ice: its slippery, it takes you by surprise, especially on curves and over bridges). Another concern is deer, they are in abundance in the midwest... usually come out at dusk and dawn.
Its great to see a compatriota riding north. Try to cover as many national parks as possible, they are all awesome. Each state has wonderful ride worthy places, take the time to explore. The same holds true for Canada.
Take care and ride safe!
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:07 AM   #17
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:15 AM   #18
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Howdy...where will you enter US, California or AZ ? There are some great rides in AZ (my home) and if you're interested in a riding partner, I can make time....be safe
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:56 PM   #19
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Thx cycleman, I will check it out and get back to you, on e I'm further up north.

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With the coming into Alberta. I would suggest that you come up through Kalispell Montana, across the Road to the Sun Pass and take the Chief Mountain Border Crossing into Canada. Then up through PIncher Creek, taking the Cowboy Trail up the east side of the Rockies and it comes out west of Calgary on # 1 Hwy. Then west to Banff & up through the Columbia Icefield to Jasper. If you look at a map it will give you an idea of what I'm talking about. A very scenic route and keeps you off the 4 lanes.

The Road to the Sun is only open 2 or 3 months of the year and in 2011 it didn't open until July 17. I know because my wife and I made a trip into Montana & Idaho from Lethbridge Alberta, where we live. There is an alternate route that goes around this pass. If you are in this part of the world the pass is definitely worth riding once.

I'm following your trip so if I can help let me know.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:01 PM   #20
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Hola ,
Thx for your offer and advise. I'll let you know if I come your way.

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Hello Chapinazo:
I hope the trip is going well. Im near Indianapolis, Indiana, if you need a place to stop by, let me know. Lots of cool places to ride here.
The current temperatures are in the 30 to 50s Farengheit at this time, in the 20s at night. Watch "for black ice" if you are taking secondary roads/older blacktops/in the upper midwest. It can get icy on those roads or just about anywhere in the late winter, early spring (ie now). This is true especially in the late evenings and early mornings, (black ice: its slippery, it takes you by surprise, especially on curves and over bridges). Another concern is deer, they are in abundance in the midwest... usually come out at dusk and dawn.
Its great to see a compatriota riding north. Try to cover as many national parks as possible, they are all awesome. Each state has wonderful ride worthy places, take the time to explore. The same holds true for Canada.
Take care and ride safe!
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #21
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Probably AZ , second half of April . It's always good to ride with the locals!

QUOTE=Cyclenaut;18047332]Howdy...where will you enter US, California or AZ ? There are some great rides in AZ (my home) and if you're interested in a riding partner, I can make time....be safe[/QUOTE]
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:06 PM   #22
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Have a great ride....you lucky Chapin
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:28 AM   #23
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:35 AM   #24
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:59 PM   #25
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Thx Radioman!
Arrived yesterday in San Cristobal ; Hotel Fray Bartolome on Av. Insurgents with Niños Heroes.
Great deal : 2 blocks from the Zocalo, indoor parking , free WiFi, clean rooms and big garden . 180 pesos for a single room.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:31 PM   #26
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We want pictures Julio !!!
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:17 PM   #27
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We want pictures Julio !!!
I will see if I can do that from my Iphone
Wet and cold ride today from Tuxtepec to Oaxaca
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:24 PM   #28
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I should be back in AZ by the end of April. I'm currently homeless but can meet you out for a ride or to get a bite to eat.

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Old 02-25-2012, 08:46 PM   #29
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Well, if all worked out, you are on your way North. There are plenty of recommendations once you cross the border into the US. I'd say hit the far west coast on your way up (Hwy 1, etc.) and then drop back down the Rockies on your way home - will be much less trouble from the weather then.

Ping me when you get to San Francisco.

Happy riding and looking forward to your report!
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:07 AM   #30
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Misery goat, I'll get in touch when I get to AZ
Backoutonthehighway , I'll sure ping you when I get to San Francisco

Two days now in Oaxaca , enjoying the food and riding and planing to keep on doing the same for a few more days
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