CT/RI Small Bike Crash-o-Rama rides!

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by alcontrast, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Rhode trip

    Rhode trip guided by voices

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,231
    Location:
    Coventry, RI
    [​IMG]

    We're taking a day off from riding to chill here in Alamos, Sonora. This is our hotel. Beautiful here, it's one of Mexico's Pueblos Magicos. A preserved gold mining town with fabulous mansions from the 18th and 19th centuries. We've spent 5 days riding south from Douglas, Az through the Rio Sonora valley and the foothills of the Sierra Madre. We'll head further south to El Fuerte tommorrow.
  2. jgormley

    jgormley Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Oddometer:
    940
    Location:
    Lincoln, RI
    Looks like fun!
    Pics?
  3. alcontrast

    alcontrast at least I'm trying

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,651
    Location:
    central CT, USA
    Figures someone here would know exactly what it was. That's awesome!! Looks like that guy can ride too.. I thought he was dead at 3:47 but it was just a tail whip I guess? Looks crazy from the helmet cam POV.. I may have to take a closer look at the house that's for sale less than a mile from there and under $100K. I'm not seriously looking to buy a house but I really should be...
    http://www.realtor.com/realestatean...lumbia_CT_06237_M35049-88439?row=4&source=web


    Mr and Mrs RhodeTrip! Goddamn those TW's get around! I realize you didn't ride them to Mexico but even on a trailer those are two of the more well travelled 200cc bikes out there! Get some more photos for us here in cold and wet New England!! "I'm Jealous" would be an understatement! Although I should have a work trip to Maui in a few weeks with a few extra days to bum around the island.. I'm already looking at bike rental options out there...
  4. Bikenstitches

    Bikenstitches Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Oddometer:
    606
    Location:
    Northeast CT
    They rebuilt my 5-valve WRF head- awesome work.
  5. Rhode trip

    Rhode trip guided by voices

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,231
    Location:
    Coventry, RI
    Yeah, we trailered down to the Arizona border, and then rode into Agua Prieta, Mx from there. I guess we're about 600 or so miles south of the border now. I have had a hard time uploading photos because I've only got an android tablet with me, but here's a few.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    This is what they call a "vado" instead of a bridge, the water flows over the road. Water levels are low now...they would be wild when the rivers are high
    [​IMG]

    We spent 2 nights in Banamichi at the Los Arcos hotel
    [​IMG]
    Owned by an inmate, it's not to shabby. Coolest of all, he owns a TW...and a Triumph Tiger.
    [​IMG]
  6. Rhode trip

    Rhode trip guided by voices

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,231
    Location:
    Coventry, RI
    One of the towns we passed through is Arizpe, where there is this great old church ...one of many we've visited
    [​IMG]

    Beautiful inside
    [​IMG]

    Buried in the floor is Juan Batista de Anza, local hero and the founder of the city of San Francisco
    [​IMG]
  7. alcontrast

    alcontrast at least I'm trying

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,651
    Location:
    central CT, USA
    Awesome!!! Looking forward to more!
  8. jgormley

    jgormley Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Oddometer:
    940
    Location:
    Lincoln, RI
    Nice Pics...Thanks!
  9. lilolita

    lilolita fahr mit mir

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,362
    Location:
    Probbydense, RI
    Mrs trip is BADASS. Love love love this pic!

    Oh so warm Rhode trip. Thank you for sharing, and reminding me that winter doesn't suck everywhere.
  10. Turtledub

    Turtledub Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2011
    Oddometer:
    326
    Location:
    Exeter, RI.
    Ola Tripps, and it looks like some new gear as well? and new country. :D I was headed your way today but I only got a bit past Westerly. Maybe tomorrow. Thanks for giving us something to dream about. Carry on.
  11. Rhode trip

    Rhode trip guided by voices

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,231
    Location:
    Coventry, RI
  12. sledstorm1

    sledstorm1 CT RAMBLER'S MC CLUB

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Oddometer:
    913
    Location:
    Northern Ct
    wow, great trip
  13. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    8,393
    Location:
    Skuncasville, CT
    Yea, pictures from Mexico are awesome.
  14. jxg

    jxg Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Oddometer:
    616
    Location:
    Southern RI
    the picture of the guy buried in the floor is really interesting. do you suppose he was put there right after he died, and everyone could watch him slowly decompose?
  15. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,558
    Location:
    CT.
    if so, you woulda seen his schlong cause he got no clothes.:eek1
  16. Rhode trip

    Rhode trip guided by voices

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,231
    Location:
    Coventry, RI
    [​IMG]

    Landed in La Paz, Baja today on the ferry from Topolobampo, Sinaloa.

    As far as the guy in the floor, I think they reburied him there well after he died. I did hear, though, that they plan to remove him and reseal the vault because everytime the water level rises, he gets kind of "musty"

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk 2
  17. jgormley

    jgormley Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Oddometer:
    940
    Location:
    Lincoln, RI
    What helmet did you get? ... How's it working?
  18. p_funk

    p_funk Patfunk

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Oddometer:
    453
    Location:
    McMurdo, Antarctica
    Figured I'd throw in some fodder for the wanderlust/warmerlust. My trusty steed for the next couple days:
    [​IMG]
    A Chinese-born Dominican 'Galaxy X4000 Moto taxi edition' 150cc of fury. Got it with 1200km on it and both mirrors cracked (just Google Dominican drivers) the little thing purrs along at 80kph. Very rarely do you see one person on a Moto here. Usually along the lines of 3-5.
  19. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    8,393
    Location:
    Skuncasville, CT
    So where are you?
  20. p_funk

    p_funk Patfunk

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Oddometer:
    453
    Location:
    McMurdo, Antarctica
    Dominican Republic. In the past week, this is the only >200cc bike I've seen:
    [​IMG]
    And what a bike it is...