no more school, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks - Mexico!

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by missadventure, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley On my way

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    Is it a coincidence that you are headed to the only place in Pakistan where they brew beer Molly?
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  2. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Will do....He did a trip down a few month ago and also mentioned that he didn't see anyone else on moto's either.

    Normally ride the libre, but heard the toll roads are 50% off for moto's?
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  3. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Dear Miss Molly,

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    You ride "between" them ... :eek1 :D. I wrecked a rim on a rental car in Oaxaca hitting those things. They make the topes a welcome intrusion.


    But I am sure you knew that...as you have survived so far :clap and seem to be having a good ride.

    My teacher-friend says there are two things he likes about teaching.....: "July and August !"

    It seems that you have added to the list of such endeavours.
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  4. missadventure

    missadventure n00bie d00bie d00

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    wow. thanks for all the replies. it's hard to believe such gnarley adventurers are reading my little rr.:clap

    tiffany: I decided against the ferry. something about being on a motorbike and enjoying setting my own schedule made me want to skip having to be in a particular place at a particular time. but darn! I didn't know about the dancing :norton
    by the way, do you know my secret santa, she must be British too?

    mark: sadly, the only beer I had that whole trip was in Beijing, and it was terrible!:freaky

    bgunn: the toll roads are indeed half price. only one dude tried to charge the full fare, but I just handed him the correct fare and smiled :)

    motoged: I try to ride between but often hit it a little off and a tiny tank slapper - yikes!

    I crossed into Arizona today. I was dying to camp, sol I popped into the Organ Pipe National Monument to camp. I'll pop back over tomorrow and ride across, probably to mexicali - you see I got so focused on the road I forgot to get tacos :0
    manana!
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  5. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    Hey molly! It me, it me, it's Billy P! (My impression of Ernest T Bass.) I was just heading to SFMC and was thinking about you. You have a fan base there! :) When you get back I am determined to buy you a drink at the San Gregorio Store! It looks like you are having fun! See you soon!
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  6. 2eddies

    2eddies playing in Telluride

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    Nice to see you are giving the new to you German alpine moto some Spanish lessons and working on your Winter tan...I know you are a very accomplished world travelling bicyclist. I'm always super impressed when I see a bicycle tourer out in the middle of nowhere in the immense West. What a committment! However, when I can, if I get a chance to speak with these long distance foot powered atheletes, I remind them of the major difference between bicycling and motorcycling....It's deeply philosophical really...

    "On a motorcycle, you don't have to pedal uphill."

    Be safe, Enjoy! :clap
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  7. missadventure

    missadventure n00bie d00bie d00

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    thanks ed :)
    but then I enjoy pedaling uphill :norton

    billy: of course - as long as that drink is a nice cup of tea :)

    so I rode out to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument so I could finally go camping!
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    then I had to go back for tacos and to finally buy stamps. couldn't find stamps :(
    does no one send mail from mexico? ?
    I took the 2 from sonoya to san luis. omg -
    I had planned to eventually off road the Road Sofa, just not yet - but hey. so we got to do mile after mile of gravel. that was fun (once it was over)

    finally, tacos found me. I'm usually vegetarian, but feel I must try the local fare once in a while. I did pass on the head and tounge tacos.
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  8. missadventure

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    then I ride, slowly, through checkpoints, and slowly through the border. I should have turned off the bike and pushed it.

    anyhoo. I stopped in Brawley tonight, and the Road Sofa stopped. dead.
    as in dead battery. oops.

    so right now she's got a charger on the starter. wish me luck, I'm hoping to make it to san diego tomorrow to buy a new battery.
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    and yes, I tied toilet paper to the cord in the hopes no one trips on it tonight!
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  9. missadventure

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    she had a hard time starting this morning but we made it to san diego, on fumes!

    getting a new battery! I'm gonna make it home!
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    I wish I had gotten more of these. they had turtle, lizard, snake, goat , and pig crossing signs
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  10. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley On my way

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    If you liked this one Molly just wait until you get to Africa.

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  11. missadventure

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    love it! i can hardly wait :norton

    i made it home this afternoon. finally got rained on today, it started running into my boots at mile 70. :eek1 my brain is still frozen. will write up the rest tomorrow.
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  12. naveenroy

    naveenroy Adventurer

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    Sounds like a fun ride....waiting
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  13. missadventure

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    I got home yesterday. i spent most of Saturday hanging out at the San Diego BMW Motorcycle Shop while they put a new battery in. They were super nice. They actually apologized that it would be a half hour before they could get started on it! They even fixed extra stuff! I thought the fault on my abs just hadn't cleared itself, but the sensor on the front didn't have enough clearance to pick up the information it needed. Thanks again, y'all!!

    It was a huge relief to be able to get back on the road the same day.

    After a long ride through HELL A I was pretty wrecked and only made it as far as Ventura. I was hoping to make it further since the forecast for Sunday was cold and rain all day. Oops.

    It wasn't so bad. Well, some of it was. Like the second hour of riding, when I had turned off the heated vest without knowing it and water started to run down my leg and into my boots. Then my hands turned blue! The rain slowed down and I made it home no problem.

    So I rode a total of 3,947 miles, and was gone 18 days. (11 days of riding and 7 days of just lazing around the beach).

    I never managed a self portrait. Oops. Next time, really! Here are a few pix, enjoy! Thanks for coming along for the ride :norton

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  14. missadventure

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    highway 2 between sonoyta and san luis turned out to be pretty exciting! lots of off road, with trucks coming the other way! you could see the big fence on the border:
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  15. missadventure

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  19. SFMCjohn

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    Hi Miss A,
    Just found this ... loving the RR & super pics! :wave
    Glad the Road Sofa was treated well in SD ...
    see you round the campfire,
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  20. missadventure

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    Thanks, John! See you around :clap
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