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Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.
How was the road from Guachochi to Batopilas?
Police on Batopilas plaza: more or less normal.
Police in front of restaurant: normal.
Police in small village: normal.
Bullet hole in driver's windshield of government vehicle with somebody in driver's seat: not normal.
OK, well, there is THAT!
Rough... I was a bit tentative at first but was fun after I got to know what to expect. Would be the worst road I've been on for 20 years, last time being North Queensland, and even that wasn't as bad. That was on an R80/GS, which is a full 165ib lighter than the Super Tenere - really makes the Tenere sound like a fat pig eh! But she carries the weight well, as long as you can keep moving. No problem at all really, except coming round a blind hairpin on the way back up, I got a faceful of blue when I met a truck in the middle of the corner. Luckily for me there was enough runoff for me to go straight on and let him get around. I ended up I guess 3 ft from the edge. My problem then was I was in the loose stuff and got bogged trying to get out, I had to do a bit of digging,
I'll have some video up soon,
Very nice photo and report. Keep the info coming .
Singer Jenni Rivera dead in a plane crash. It took off from Monterrey and vanished from radar in the Parque Natural Sierra de Arteaga a bit to the west of Linares.
Flying by private jet is not good for celebrities apparently. Poor woman was at the height of her career. A touch of Selina syndrome...
Just remove the term jet cause it goes back a long way. Glenn Miller, Buddy Holley and The Big bopper, Patsy Cline, Jim Croce. Glad I'm not a celebrity.
Stevie Ray comes to mind. General aviation is risky.
Yeah. I forgot to include the golfer; Payne Stewart.
Taking note of these risk assessments
Have lost more friends to GA than motorcycling but I see no practical application to how anyone chooses to live their life.
This is a pretty representative sample of what the road is like currently, top to bottom
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Thanks for posting up the vid, DC. Looks pretty much the same as March 2010.
Your cam mount was great for showing the road conditions, BTW.
Staying up to date
Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper on the same plane, Rick Nelson, Myrna Loy, Patsy Cline, John Denver the others mentioned and more... it seems like it is frequently rushed... gotta get there... and booked last minute. I lost 32 colleagues in a charter plane crash near Bishop, CA in 1974, not celebrities but the company chartered the plane to save some overtime $$. A couple if years later I heard a couple of chicks in a bar at Marina Del Rey talking about a plane crash, my ears perked up, it was the accident my friends were in... one gal was telling the other that the pilot was having marital and financial difficulties... who knows but it is damn hard to overload a Convair 880 to the point that it can't clear known terrain. Of course plenty of people auger in who are not celebs... you just don't hear about them because... they're not celebs, just unfortunate victims.
Given that flying can be risky, makes me wonder why I went to Arizona in 2004 to add a glider rating to my license.
Really? Flying with no engine?
Oh that's right I remember now.
Flying is nothing more than throwing yourself at the ground and missing.
I love flying.I hope I can get my credentials reinstated, and updated, in the next couple years so I can go back to flying.