In Hot Water, Aguascalientes, Mex

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  1. SgtNapalm

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    Heading east from Aguascalientes just before entering Betulia, Jalisco. I had this brilliant idea to ride standing-up and cool off with the nice
    breeze pressing through my mesh jacket. I felt this little pain in the shoulder, I guess this bee bounced off the bottom of my helmet
    just missing the windscreen and found his way into my shirt. So I pull over into some guys front driveway, to get that thing out of my
    shirt. My leatherman needlenose pliers pulled the stinger out pretty good, thanks Guero. I could swear it felt like he pulled a quarter of an inch of
    skin with the stinger when he snatched it out. Put some Vicks Vapo Rub on it and good to go. Well we headed out to the Rancho to eat,
    drink, and relax. A really nice ranch, a place to just kick back.



    One stop shopping at Abarrotes Karen...if they don't got it, you don't need it.
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    Heading to the Rancho.

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    At the ranch, very peacful.

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    OK who wants a ribeye and a Modelo?

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    Can you almost taste this great Tostada?

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    Weedy cooking, always.

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    Making some great tacos y tostadas.

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    Small Iglesia just outside the Ranch at the end of the day.
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    Sunset at the Church, nice end to a great day.
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    Mr "Peligroso" on the GS, headed back to the city, see the crosses lit up on the church in the background? Oh, I almost got trampled by a few
    cows in the trail that got blinded by the headlights on the way back to the town.

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    Church in Betulia.
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    The moon shining on the church, Betulia.
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    More later.
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    Lookin' good in Mexico :thumb

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  3. SgtNapalm

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    The next day I got up kind of early (yeah right) and took the road west of the city towards Calvillo. It was cloudy and overcasty, not the best day
    for pictures but what the heck, I am out riding, it can't be all that bad?. Not the best weather for a mesh jacket either, pretty cool morning.
    I should have worn the "Dead Cow" jacket, it would have kept me warmer. I thought it would warm up a bit but the city of AGS is up in
    altitude a little.




    These are the Boca del Coyote mtns in the background looking south, "coyotes mouth" one peak looks like a coyote howling straight up
    in the air.

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    Heading to Colomos just outside Calvillo, Ags.

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    Watch out for Vacas, that is the Sierra Fria mnt range in the distance.

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    I rode north toward La Labor I met these two men Jose and Jose, ranchers. Very nice and colorful charachters who gave much
    needed direction. I ask about the road to Sierra Fria cold mtns, they said I missed the road already. They asked me if I was from
    the "north" I said I was from Aguascalientes, they knew better and laughed.
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    They were talking under a tree watching the workers rebuild an old church.



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    Just north of La Labor, heading to the Sierra Fria.

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    You can still see the Boca de Coyote mtns in the distance. Still cold.

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    This nice man was gathering some grass for his animals, on his burro.



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    I'll Post more when I get a chance. -SGT
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    After Temazcal the dirt started


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    Nice small church at the edge of the town.

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    I was waiting for it to warm up a little, more altitude more cool, the view gets better, Coyote mtns still way back there. I can see the towns I just
    rode through in the distance. You can see some blue sky too.

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    Beautiful!! Keep it comin' :thumb

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    The view to the north east, I will ride the mesa montoro in the distance in a couple days.

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    Some cliffs in the Sierra Fria mtn range, just on the Zacatecas border


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    Pretty good view to the east
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    Back to see my amigos at the church rebuilding project, I told them I would see them next year on my ride through town, but
    I think they were suprised to see me again so soon.

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    They did seem to move under a different shade tree by the time I made it back. Workers way up top on the right with non osha approved scaffold harnesses.
    We don't need no stinking.........................
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    The kids were just getting out of a small school walking by asking me if I was the "Policia"? ... I used Gustavo's line,
    they shrugged, but men laughed their butts off though.

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    The cool dudes at the Gasolineria, I told them they would be "Instant Internet Celebrities all over the Mundo", they just smiled.
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    More pics real soon.............not done yet...........
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  8. the venturer

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    Nice trip,cool pics Sarge...
    Looking forward to more....
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    AHH, Fort Myers to Mexico>>>>>>>>>> How long to get there from Ft Myers? Might plan something similar next year. I'm in Sarasota!
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    This guy happened by when I was talking to Jose and Jose, hecho trato?, wanna trade? I told him my legs were too long, but I liked
    the gas mileage of it.

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    A little Titi 100cc, Centro Ags.
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    Rincon de Romos, nice small town to the north, see the sign "No Bicycles"?
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    Stopping for some tacos, Hector notice a Gringo with limited espanish (me) and wanted to practice his english, he is a
    teacher and travels all over the world, no need to practice on english, he is good to go.
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    Stay tuned, more real soon.
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    Then it was off to the Sombrero store, this dude had a great assortment, so I snagged one *Huge* for a cowboy buddy of mine
    in FL that does survey, he laughed his fanny off when he saw the size of it and said "can't wait to wear it to work".
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    bongodave Join my cult!

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    Motorcycle rider, what'cha gonna do?
    Gonna ride my motorcycle down the road
    Motrcycle rider, where ya gonna go?
    Gonna ride my cycle down to Mexico

    -A song my sister and I made up when we were kids.

    Catchy! Hum it as you ride! :lurk
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  13. SgtNapalm

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    Hey Capo, it's about 1950 miles on the route I took to Ags, three days on the road to get there (put my cycle in the, gasp, truck).
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    After a nice sight seeing day in Rincon de Ramos, on the next day I took a ride to El Ocote, a small town west of Ags. This pic is looking north.

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    A shot to the west overlooking the town of Los Canos. A small vw blew by me as I was coming into some tight curves, I am
    glad I slowed down to let him pass, I saw a lot of little rocks in the curve after he went by ughhh.
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    I think this is an old hacienda in this field, what a pretty place it must have been back in the day
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    Looking to the east approching El Ocote
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    Erasto taking a cool morning ride on his "adventure model"
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    Stay Tuned,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Ciudad de los Ninos, a little orphanage that took a few whole families in to do work and cook at the facility, after the
    Revolution (when they had no where to turn to), on the way to Los Canos, now there is an elderly facility on the same grounds.
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    I stopped to get some shots of the nice cliffs and scenery, very nice windy roads too
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    A neato entrance to a ranch
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    Querno Quebrado ranch; I liked the color of the sky in this one, right after this shot I saw some dudes in a truck and had some KTM's loaded
    on the trailer going riding somewhere, they honked the horn when the eased by
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    Horses in the grass, I know saw some burros way to the right in this picture, guess I missed 'em
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    If you look hard you can see the pueblo in the distance, it is a dirt road to Calvillo, the super highway of dirt roads
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    ........Not done yet................
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    Next day I headed out to the small pueblo of La Tomatina, just across the highway from El Picacho the Sierra de la
    Muerte. It is a line of hills that looks just like a dead guy on his back, the mountain of dead, I think. You can
    hike and crag your way up to the hill, that is his feet, if you have the energy, the locals jog up, great shape
    they are in. There is also a small church up by that hill. Good dirt roads there, this is one of the cool
    stores. I Had to stop for a Coke and a Ganzito . The man standing there was sorting and handing out the electric bills using the front steps as a desk, see the bills on the concrete?? Just west of city of Ags
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    This man was fixing up the cow pens, with his tiny lil son, I ask him if it was ok to take a foto, he said no problem, then
    told me to get going cause he had a bunch of shoveling to do, asta luego approximo ano
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    This is his lil son, what cute kid, he was actually chasing the small calves with a lariat in his hand earlier
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    More still to come...use side scrolling....................................------>
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    BISHOP Roadracer goes Dual

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    Great Pics. Man you travel VERY light! Thanks for the report.
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    Thanks Bishop glad you like 'em,
    I don't need nuthin, all I need is a knife and a poncho liner.
    This was my first time taking my motorcycle south of the border, hauled it with the truck
    with Mrs. Sgt and son, guess I need a big side hack. That's the reason for the "light stealthy
    travel look", plus I left my top case at the casita (base camp). I usually just took my
    Jeep or truck down there to do some caving, canoeing, sight seeing, camping and such. I always
    wanted to do some riding there, what pretty country do go riding around in don't you think.
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    OK, now my computer decides cash in the old chips, I guess the hard drive failed.
    I will load up some new Mex pictures in a couple of days, so hang in there, I'm not done yet.
    More Mexico to come.
    -SGT
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    New Computer now, new pics.......Gettin a Ganzito and a Coke....,
    I got a little thirsty
    on the road, had to wash down the dust. I talked to these guys and was telling them about the
    bicycle ride I took last year when I was in town (if you look past the cows in the next pic you can
    see the hills that me and my budds rode the bicycles on, they asked me if I wanted a 6 hour,
    4 hour or 2 hour bicycle ride, I said I would take the 1/2 hour ride, they said no such thing, 2 hours
    was the lower limit, I told them my usual "bike" has a throttle on it and I can't pedal that long) .


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    Brick Factory
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    Side Scroll, large pics.....
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