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Old 11-30-2012, 07:39 AM   #421
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Mexico

Here is where I spend the first night - up in the mountains at about 8000 feet

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:40 AM   #422
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Finding a spot to have breakfast in the little towns you pass thru is always fun

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:43 AM   #423
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Basaseachi Waterfall

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:51 AM   #424
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Here is coll shot of the falls. There is this little natural rock arch that the water passes thru before it goes over the falls



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Old 11-30-2012, 07:52 AM   #425
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Basaseachi Falls

Me at the overlook

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:53 AM   #426
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Falls

Here is a cool swingbridge you need to cross to get to the falls

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:57 AM   #427
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Lots more pictures to come

I am actually a week in to my trip and this the first opportunity that I have had to upload some pictures. Currently I am in Tequila Jalisco. Or after last night, I should say - tequila is in me!
It takes a long time to upload pictures here. Right now I need to go taste some more tequila. I have some great stories and pics to post from Copper Canyon and of course Tequila!
Much more later
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:33 AM   #428
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copper canyon, that's on my destination list too. looking forward to the story!
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:47 AM   #429
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Bon voyage

Ed, have a great trip be safe and keep the pictures and story coming.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:21 AM   #430
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Ed, if you're not already doing so, redo your images and convert them to 72dpi before uploading. Lo res means really fast uploads and 72dpi works just fine on internet pics. Good luck on your travel, looking forward to reading about your adventures. Your pal Larry
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:49 AM   #431
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I would rather have nice steak, some good wine and sleep in my tent with a full stomach and a smile on my face
That's some proper spirit!!!
Awesome tripping you're doing...Just started reading your RR.
Be well...
Cheers!
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:11 PM   #432
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Ed,

Congrats on the trip. I will follow your journey with envy. LL gave me the link to your blog. We rode together in the early 2000's with the OC Dualies. I'm also riding a GSA now - great bike. Good luck Mark
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:00 AM   #433
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I have been thru hundreds of military check point in Baja but not in Mainland Mexico. When I got to my first one in Sonora, there was a long line of cars heading north and no line heading south. So I stopped and no one seemed to be checking the southbound lane so I just took off. Well, about 20 miles down the road, a military truck pulled up along side me and pulled me over. Out jumped one guy who looked like he was 17 years old holding a M16, standing at the ready, and standing guard while the other guy asked me why I left the check point. To make a long story short, I had to head back to the checkpoint, where I just a very thorough inspection of my motorcycle. The moral to the story is........never leave a checkpoint until you are told to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BTW, I heard the head guy ask why it took so long to bring me back and their reply was because I was going really fast!!!
Ha!
Ed Ed Ed. Why am I not surprised. I think the checkpoint guards in Sonora may be a little more stressed out than in Baja...
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:28 AM   #434
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Copper Canyon

here's another shot of Basasechi Falls

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:39 AM   #435
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Copper Canyon

Here are some of my quick thoughts about Copper Canyon
Definitely NOT over-rated
It was everything I thought it would be and more
I traveled over the Thanksgiving weekend and I didn't see one other adventure rider doing the trip. Unlike Alaska, I saw motorcycles travelers everywhere. In fact, I am almost to Guatemala now and I have only seen 3 other guys over the past 2500 miles
I crossed the border at Piedra Agua and headed south. I was impressed at the quality of the pavement the whole way.....especially thru CopperCanyon. Sometimes the routes are tough to follow but using my GPS (which is not really accuate down here and doesn't have all the roads and towns loaded on it), my AAA road map and just instinct, I haven't been all that lost for too long so far.
I was very excited to get to Creel. I heard people talk about it and thought it would be this cool little town on the edge of the canyon......I was wrong! It was kind of a dump like most of the other towns that I went thry and it was no where near the canyon. To see the canyon, I had to ride another 25+ miles to Divisadero. And then you get a great view of the canyon. Here are some of those pictures

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