Guatemala to Alaska and Back

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by GuateRider, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    This morning I left early from Perote to go up to the Cofre de Perote at 4200 m ; the last 9 KM are pretty rough riding , lots of stones and sand . Pretty cold up there in the morning, several little puddles were all frozen .
    But the view from up there is something else ....
    I just don't get it why so few people come to the mountains of Veracruz, it is really impressive!
    Thx Mike for introducing me last year to some of these amazing backroads here around :clap

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  2. BriKielyGSman

    BriKielyGSman BigBadBri

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    Julio....good to see the ride report. Take your time getting to Alberta, it is still winter there.
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  3. Mane

    Mane Been here awhile

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    Julio,

    No te conozco en persona, pero me agrada seguir el reporte de un paisano.

    Suerte y buen viaje.

    Saludos,
    Mario
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  4. nailit2em

    nailit2em Been here awhile

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    So far great stuff!!!

    This is going to be a awesome adventure to follow!!:clap:clap

    I'd also like to throw out that Julio has helped me on two seperate trips in Central America and is truly an amazing person with a heart of gold. If you get a chance to meet him along his adventure do it!!!


    Ride safe and keep the pictures coming
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  5. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Brian, I'm sure it's more fun being in Salavador with Mario right now , then back home :D I will go slowly, and by the time i make it to Alberta , winter should be long gone

    Mario, gusto en saludarte y gracias por tus deseos !

    Shawn, thx fr your kind words ! But it was guys like you who kept me dreaming about my own trip, and now , here I am doing it
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  6. El Stigo

    El Stigo Hey Ese its EL STIGO

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    Hola Julio,

    Buen viaje!

    Checa tus PM`s

    El Stigo!

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  7. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    Felicitacions y buen viaje Julio! :thumb
    Love the photos, even the iPhone ones are great. Take more por favor :D


    Good advice here, the mountains are EPIC. :ricky

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  8. eSTes1300

    eSTes1300 Adventurer

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    You have plenty of choices on how to cross the USA, south to north. CA is seductive, so many parks and the PCH. But crowded and expensive. AZ, UT and north offers some of the best scenery in the world, empty and easy going. NM, CO, WY are perfect, dry, high altitude. I've done all your choices several times and I can't say which is the best. Get a National Parks annual pass, you'll need it.
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  9. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    Sure it does!

    Last weekend Suzanne and I went to El Salvador. Tried our hand at reaching the highest point in the country, El Pital. We were 2 kms short as my rear tire wouldn't catch on the loose dirt and rocks and Suz was scared as the road got REALLY steep and scary.

    That place where you didn't take your REAL CAMERA? Iphone did a great job, anyway. :clap
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  10. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Julio, thanks for the pictures (los chiflados LOL!).
    Nice day yesterday, see you on the way back. We'll do a few other routes through those mountains.
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  11. bouldergeek

    bouldergeek Filthy, poor KLR dweeb

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    If you find yourself in Colorado and would like a room and a beverage, please PM me. Or, you can send mail to mike-at-<my_adv_username>{my_ADV_username}.com

    Assuming, of course, that you don't mind parking that fine GS in a garage with three KLRs. :rofl:huh</my_adv_username>
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  12. ClayR

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    Nice photos, looking forward to seeing more.
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  13. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Richard , El Pital is a great place , lots of good memories :D

    esSes1300 : Thanks for your input !

    motojournalism : More pics will follow

    LDCMEX :pM chequeado, thx

    mike : Thank you so much for taking me out to your backyard once again ! The places you have taken me too and the way you show them and all the background stories are always a highlight on my Mexico trips :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
    The stories that you were telling us before we split up...that's a different story:eek1:eek1
    And getting to meet BobLoblaw that same day made the day even more interesting

    bouldergeek : Thanks for the offer , I will get back to you once that i'm further up north . My bike shared a garage with two cars for a long time , so sharing it with any bike must be an improvement :D:


    Los tres Chiflados Julio, Bob, Mike

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  14. GuateRider

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    A few more pics from Mikes back yard

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    And then we went to La Cantona , a great , big and tourist free arquelogical site some 35 KM outside of Perote


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    After 2 hours walking around in boots and riding pants under the sun with over 30 ° C , every little bit of shade is wellcome

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  15. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    have a great time...and go with the flow...take whatever route that gets your attention...we were up north last summer...hope you have a drier time!:wink: great pics and stay safe!
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  16. GuateRider

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    Second day in Cuetzalan , one of the many Pueblos Magicos de Mexico. It is a special small town in the mountains of Puebla , with great food , nice waterfalls and interesting ruins Toltecas (Yohualichan) .
    I'm staying at the Hotel Taselotzin , owned and run by a group of Nahuatl women . The rooms(320 pesos) are nice , they also have a dorm(140 pesos), beautifull gardens and save parking for the bike . http://taselotzin.blogspot.com/

    Here a few pics about food from the sunday market

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  17. GuateRider

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    There are two waterfalls close by Cuetzalan , both really nice and cold

    Las Brisas

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  18. GuateRider

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    And the second waterfall is called El Salto


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  19. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    beautiful pictures!
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  20. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    And a few more pics from my sunday walk in Cuetzalan

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