A Day in El Campo, Zacatecas, Mexico

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by SR, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. SR

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    This was my best RR but the pics were hosted in Facebook and all the links are lost. I asked the mods to erase it but say they cant. I've deleted most of the text and it is not worth reading.
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  2. GB

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    Nice :thumb

    Moved to Day Trippin'
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  3. Arte

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    YES!
    Bring on Zacatecas pics!

    "Entre un Cielo Cruel y una Tierra Colorada"
    Ramón López Velarde (1888-1921) Poeta Zacatecano
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  4. Kiko

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    Photos of Zacatecas!! The best kept secret of Mexico, not yet discovered by the tourists.
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  6. Suqsuda

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    Thanks for your report, I'm enjoying it. Many years ago -- in the 70s -- I traveled to Zacatecas and then spent some time in a small town called Jerez and in the mountains around Jerez, which I think was west of Zacatecas. Curious, did you pass through there?
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  7. Arte

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    The Best cheese I have tasted is made at LA HONDA colony.
    The best Cheese in Mexico is MENONITA CHEESE. Well, that says my brain.
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  8. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    :clap Sweet ride and pics
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  9. Arte

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    I have seen young mennonite guys selling cheese on the traffic intersections here in Reynosa, talking over their cel phone, discretely, and quick.
    Is not supposed that their culture is against the banal tech not strictly necessary to live?
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  11. mark883

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    Great report! Don't worry about being put in day rides- look at it this way- how many folks on advrider can post their day rides into Mexico. I wish I could ride in Mexico every weekend!



    BTW, Mexican Mennonite history-

    A group of Mennonites originally immigrated to Canada (and also the Midwest US) in the late 1800s from the Ukraine, being promised freedom of religious practice, including exemption from military service (which was why they originally went to the Ukraine from Holland). In the 1920s, the Canadian govt started to require education by the state, including learning English. This was an unwelcome assimilation into 'the world' for the Mennos, and they began to look for land elsewhere.

    During their prospecting for territory in Mexico, they were offered freedom of religious practices, freedom in education, and exemption from military service, by none other than presidente Obregon. I don't know that cheese making was required, but Mexico's end of the deal was that they received a bunch of hard-working farmers that took some fairly arid land and made it productive, along with, of course, dairies and QUESO.

    This explains the connections and movement between Mexico, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatechawan- there are still family ties between them. Some families left, and some families stayed behind. Interestingly, there is currently outreach from the Canadians to provide education to the Mexican colonies, as this has fallen behind, and lack of education does cause problems.

    The differences in colonies can likely be explained by their self-governance. Each would have elders or bishops who decide what is or isn't permitted. Tractors and cars may be fine in one, or tractors with steel wheels or only horses in another. Also, there are no Amish in Mexico, even though that is what we in the states would call Mexico's more conservative, horse using Mennonites. And yes, some colonies may be more prosperous than others.

    The original Mennonite colonies are located around Cuautehmoc Chihuahua. Other colonies likely formed due to needing more land to accommodate growing population or due to disagreements in governance, technology, relating to the outside world, religious interpretation, plain-old-politics, etc.
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  12. mark883

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    Messy facts? I can make some up if you want, and invent a story or two :lol3

    Its a neat report. I think the pics you provided on the colonias are great. Thanks for the photo tour to a place I haven't been - I'd love to get there sometime. Gotta put that on my itinerary for next time.
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    I enjoyed two of your rr, keep up the good work.

    I have the same 05 klr and starter problems. My first plan has been to park on hills. Then I discovered that I could shift into gear and pull back to move the starter just a hair, like there was a bad spot on the starter. Then I would shift back to neutral and the starter would catch.

    Let us inmates know what you do to solve the starter glitch. Maybe the starter safety relay, there is a bypass some have done. Check maitenance threads. Captain Tom
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  14. SkizzMan

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    Thanks, SR. That's some good stuff there.
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    Cool report! very informative. Gracias! :thumb :thumb
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    thread seems ok, sometimes when you copy and paste from word or other docs, it introduces code that corrupts the thread.. so you should be fine now.
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  17. mark883

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    Interesting views and info on the migrant workers. Something you won't hear/see in the normal US media. Someone give that guy a star for flipping burgers at Wendy's for four years, in a foreign land, in a foreign language. In the snow of Colorado!

    Regarding youtube, somewhere, youtube gives you the raw embeddable HTML link, (I don't remember where, but it was a bit hard to find), you just cut & paste it into your post (no clicking image icon, etc) and it just works. I think I found the tips in ask baldy. The hardest part is finding the link generator on your youtube video. I did it- once :lol3
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  18. pilot815

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    Also if you notice those vehicles dont have the temporary import papers. Very few cars in zacatecas are legally licensed. Usually the cars illegaly imported are the ones that dont have them but sometimes you see some that are mexican cars with illegal plates. My favorite is when the cars have "trailer" license plates.
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  19. el tortuga

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    Great report, thanks for sharing. Very informative.:clap
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  20. achesley

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    Thanks for a great and informative ride report. Just love these kind of reports that are more about the culture and people than the I DID THIS ones'
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