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Old 11-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #61
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Today I finally got a new set of tires.
Fullbore 130/80/17 and 90/90/21 front. I will report back on tires.

Regarding Dunlop 606, I have to say 606 were the best tire for Baja California. Now on I will mostly ride to one colonial city to another, hence the choice.

They had MT 60s, but priced @ 5000 peso. I paid around 250 USD for FULLBORE. Still too high for a set of Fullbore, but thats what they have.



These guys were good.





Mission acomplished.



The rear size worries me little, but oh well..... dies anyone have any experience with the size?

A nice 400.



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Old 11-20-2012, 06:49 PM   #62
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INHO, size is fine, they just look narrower than 606's or TKC-80's. You probably could have gone with a 140 (but not sure they have them). Kenda Big Blocks are more dirt oriented (I just used the down there when we met you) but they wore way faster then the TKC's or 606's. If your on the HWY more this leg the M40/41's should be ok. Curious as to how they run in the dirt/rock (if you ventue back out).
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:44 PM   #63
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INHO, size is fine, they just look narrower than 606's or TKC-80's. You probably could have gone with a 140 (but not sure they have them). Kenda Big Blocks are more dirt oriented (I just used the down there when we met you) but they wore way faster then the TKC's or 606's. If your on the HWY more this leg the M40/41's should be ok. Curious as to how they run in the dirt/rock (if you ventue back out).
Thanks man. Thats good to know.

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:09 PM   #64
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fullbore tires work well in hard pack dirt on the DR and stick really well on the tar.

enjoying the report!
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:41 PM   #65
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fullbore tires work well in hard pack dirt on the DR and stick really well on the tar.

enjoying the report!
Thanks.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:26 PM   #66
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I am still in Guadalajara.
Here are more pictures.



The best taco in Guadalajara.





They dont evev have a sign.



Its across from this.



Museum visits are mandatory along with Mecados.









I saw grip brothers working. Grips look alike wherever you grip.





Quick visit to an art school.







So much to see. I spent a week here but I barely saw a tip of this fantastic city.









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Old 11-24-2012, 06:49 PM   #67
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Finally left the great city of Guadalajara. I took the quota to Guanajuato. It cost me total 220 peso, but it only took me 4 hours on very well maintained highway.

I found the only hostel with enough space for my bike.



Guanajuato is a very hilly city. Most of buildings do not have parking space. I was really lucky to find this hostel.

Her name is Celeste.





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Old 11-24-2012, 07:46 PM   #68
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What can I say about Guanajuato? It is the most magical city I ever been.

I walked down to a typical narrow street.



And all of sudden you see people.



You will end up to an enchanting plaza with so much going on.





This city is powered by vibrant young people.

I took a sit at the tourist spot and watched Real Madrid losing to Real Betis. Beer tasted good.



I saw this on the hall way to bathroom. He winked at me.



Guanajuato owes its history to miners. Things gotten much better, but its still a hard job, an veteran miner told me.



This is what an old mine with endless silver once looked.



And they built a church to make pope happy.



You can see the old mine, church, and current mine operation.



And this is what they would have built for the ruler. Its a hotel by the way.



A room with the view.



And rich neighbors.





I walked along the Panoramica. This is becoming more of walking report than a ride report. I apology, but this city is a heaven for a pedestrian.





Had some ice cream at the mirador.



Old machinery.





More miners.



I came back to my hostel. This is what I see when I cook rice.



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Old 11-24-2012, 10:04 PM   #69
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Great report. In.

What would you say the average cost per night for lodging is, in US dollars?
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:48 AM   #70
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In Baja, accommodations are bit more. I camped a lot for there are plenty of beautiful empty spaces.
In mainland things are a little cheaper. I usually get a bed in hostel between 12.00 USD to 15.00 USD.
You can also get a decent room for double of the hostel rate. I try to negotiate the rate whenever with my limited
Spanish. It works most of times.

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #71
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I said good bye to beautiful Guanajuato, and rode toward San Miguel Allende. On the way out I saw this.



So naturally I went down to check it out.



It was very competetive game.



After the game, I move on.



I saw these guys up in the hill.





Looked like a pair of hardcore riders.

The last view of Guanajuato.



The road to S.M. Allende is fun twisty with spectaculat view. My photos do not reflect its beauty.

I passed Hidalgo and went directly to S.M. Allende. This town played significant role in early stage of Mexican Revolution.

I found a hostal with interior parking. This is the view from my room.



The reason I insist on interior parking is, I sleep better.

Anyway, this is what I saw during the walking tour of the city.





Kinda different than most of colonial churches.



When you see an ordinary door way, be sure to enter, and you will find interesting things.

I entered this un assuming doorway.



And inside...





The other side exit.



Another big casa turned into public use. Its a museo/art school/public garden. Free to enjoy, I might add.







One of the room. Its an unfinished mural of perspectives.



I can sit here all day.



I had the best burger ever in this city.




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Old 11-27-2012, 09:56 AM   #72
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Nice road trip!
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:24 PM   #73
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More pictures around the city.
I saw parents gathering around the school gate.



Turned out its a lunch break and parents brought lunch to their kids.



There was a 100 years old, very succesful fabric manufacturing facility in S.M. de Allende up until early 90s. Its called Fabrique Aurora. The NAFTA forced its operation to end. But now its reborned as a open artists gallery/ show room/ museo.







And few notable works in display.



Recognize the sig?



More of cotemporaries.



This was unexpected





I like these.....





And the Mexican patron saint of art, unofficial.




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Old 11-28-2012, 03:05 PM   #74
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Chaining the gate to keep the kids in school. Now why didn't we think of that.
your sarcasm is not appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:44 PM   #75
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great report, man. keep it up!

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