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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by OtterChaos, Sep 16, 2016.
Hey buddy how are you doing? Ruben here. I'm heading to Bahia de San Luis Gonzaga October 7th. Plan on camping by the sea for a few days. Would love to do Mexico (the Nayarit Coast) and hopefully to Panama this summer so let me know if you go, maybe we can ride together for a few days.
Hiyas Ruben, good to hear from you. I've ridden past Gonzaga Bay a couple of times but didn't stop. I'd like to do that some day as well. If looking for a ride while there you could ride about 20 miles south on Mex5 to visit Coco Corner, the road turns to dirt right at the turn off for Gonzaga Bay.
I don't know what the weather is like summertime on the Nayarit Coast but it could be interesting if not hot and raining.
I think I'll do that ride while i'm in Gonzaga Bay. . Hope all goes well with your medical appointments.
Hey Otter! Glad to hear that you are doing better and are back on the bike. I just got back from a 1 week ride from Cali to Washington, through Montana, Idaho, Nevada and back to Cali. I put about 2500 miles and was basically a long break in/test for the MG Stornello. Glad to report that the bike performed flawless. On Tuesday, I will cross over into Mexico and start my journey to Tierra Del Fuego. Honestly, these past couple days have been very hard even though it has been great to spend some time with my wife and dog, I can' help but feel the loneliness already. I know it will be tough, hoping that I can stay strong and enjoy the ride. I will start a ride report sometime next week after I cross over and start the ride and also once I get some pics.
I wonder if you know any of my friends who were also navy boys and ended up in the nuke industry. I used to work for Curtiss Wright/Enertech in Brea CA, who sells valves and pumps to power plants. That would be pretty awesome if you did eh?!
Have a great trip!! I may know some of your friends if they went to work at Diablo Canyon where I worked for many years. Just tonight I was thinking of heading down to Mexico (Baja to start) soon once I get my appointments done next week. Need to put more time into traveling to get acclimated even more.
Awesome! hope you get out there soon and meet up with me. I will be crossing over tomorrow and probably spend about a week in Baja. Come on by and have a beer! Shoot me an email, if you find yourself down there in the next week. Cheers!
It sounds like you may suffer from anxiety when your blood sugar gets too low. This is fairly common and the answer is eat more protein and healthy fat (nuts, avocados) while reducing intake of sweets. Skipping meals can also lead to low blood sugar. This commonly can lead to the nighttime waking and worrying. Hope this helps. Enjoying your ride report and hoping things flow for you. Being another Guzzi V-7 owner, I have also thought it might be a great bike for travel.
Thanks for the thoughts Paul, one thing I did struggle with was finding something to eat in the middle of the day as I never felt confident the roadside stands wouldn't give me stomach trouble but as you say by skipping them I may have opened myself up for other issues. Unfortunately the OXXO stores don't seem to stock healthy snacks but primarily sell candy and carbohydrate based items (hey I still like the Penguinos though) so while they are easy to find and stop at, they aren't always the best for travel meals. Next trip down south will include roadside stands for tacos or other stuff more often.
look in the cooler, most Oxxo have sandwhiches....road side taco stands are where I do most of my meals, do not be afraid of them
Hey Cal Long Timer, this is Ruben (Rubinski), i met Ganzo on my trip to Baja last year. Know anyone that would like to head to Panama this summer? Would like to travel with company since I have heard some scary stories traveling alone down South. I appreciate your input.
I have riden to Panama solo and had no problems also to Guatemala 4 times I do my south riding in the winter as I am from the cold north, presently ready to cross into Mexico in the next week
The thread is Mexico safe has a lot of good info, check it out.