Around the World in 800 Days

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  1. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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

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    Finding a spot to have breakfast in the little towns you pass thru is always fun

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    Basaseachi Waterfall

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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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    Me at the overlook

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

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    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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    copper canyon, that's on my destination list too. looking forward to the story!
  9. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    Ed, have a great trip be safe and keep the pictures and story coming.:lurk
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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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    That's some proper spirit!!!
    Awesome tripping you're doing...Just started reading your RR.
    Be well...
    Cheers!
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    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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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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    Ed Ed Ed. Why am I not surprised. :clap I think the checkpoint guards in Sonora may be a little more stressed out than in Baja...
  14. flyingdutchman177

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    here's another shot of Basasechi Falls

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    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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    Some times the self timer just won't work for some shots and you have to ask someone to take your picture. And most of the time they just don't get it. And they don't see what I see. I asked this guy to take my picture. I set the zoom for him. I told him how I wanted the picture to be positioned and then they just don't get it. In these shots, I wanted to stand on the edge of the canyon. It was 2000+ feet straight down. But you really can't tell. The first shot is how I wanted the picture to look . the next shots are what the guy did. Maybe I am being just a pain in the ass.

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    This one is a little blurry because the guy zoomed in too much. Maybe it isn't his fault and I just need a better camera

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