Rally " Coffee Route" Veracruz MX - La Esperanza

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Arte, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Arte

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    as the time passed, it was getting crowded, all the twon was converging already!

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    Andres received a surprising visit, a former friend from 1st grade elementary school ! They haven't meet in the past 20 years!

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    River still playing with the kids

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    now it was dinner time!

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    the next day was the last one and the race day.
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  2. Arte

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    The race day started with a superb breakfast and of course with a pleasant visit from our good friend ADV riders: MIKE MIKE and CRANEGUY.



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    the start point was ready and everyone was eager to start

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    our TV reporter presenting the race for the local TV RTV (Radio Television de Veracruz)

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    ON YOUR MARKS... SET.... GOOOOO!!!!!!

    No pictures here, since I started chasing JC.....:lol3
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  3. acejones

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    Excellent !
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  4. MikeMike

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    Great day!
    When are you guys coming down, again?
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  5. Arte

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    Hey MikeMike!

    the appointment is for Oct 2013, and this time considering to do a toruing route instead a race, and including many paved roads to make it more interesting and atract more riders and cover more areas with sights worth to see.
    Hopefully as you mentioned, you can engage all the riders and people you know on this next touring ride.

    Andres is working on the plan already

    Arte
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  6. MikeMike

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    Ok, count me in, let me know what you need, hecho!
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  7. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Me too! Although thanks to MikeMike "fixing" my bike suspension and a new set of tires I might consider leaving the slab next time.

    On my ride home yesterday, my shortcut around Puebla was closed so I rode dirt and gravel for about 10k. Absolutely no problem at all. Happy days!
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  8. Arte

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    as always on any sport...me wearing the # 11.


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    so soon enough the riders started to showing back on the finish line, and all the town was chearing on the streets !

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    And when most of the riders returned, we got prepared for the picture. We were already in a hurry, since after the ceremony for the trofeys, we would start riding back to our home, and it was a long long ride of 700 miles yet, and it was noon time already....:eek1


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    and right after the winners annoucement started, with the official Master of Ceremonies: Andy

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    the local authorities and most representative citizens of La Esperanza where delivering the trofeys and the awards to the winners.

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    everybody was really happy and enjoying the ceremony...!



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    in the name of pata de perro!!

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    COATZA TEAM!

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    WINNERS!
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    Despedidas ..

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    then the afternoon came in, and the border riders departed heading north.... the urge to devour distance was big...
    the sadness to leave the party was big... the joy on our faces still was big... we soon should return for the next Rally edition..

    and then... after couple hundred miles...in the darkness of the wild Z land.... a broken bike....:huh

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  12. RandyG

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    Awesome pictures and ride report!
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  13. Wolverine1305

    Wolverine1305 The english is hard

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    Hey Arte I have not read all your ride report, just I saw the pictures :D It looks it was a great ride, but I have a question, will be Rally Coffe next year? whether it will be next year (2013), perhaps I can ride to there.


    Arte no he leido todo tu informe de viaje solo vi las fotos, se ve que fue una buena rodada, pero tengo una duda, ¿habra Rally Coffe el siguiente año? Si hay el siguiente año (2013) a la mejor puedo ir.
    Saludos.
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  14. Arte

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    Thankyou!

    Seguro que hay, Andres esta ya trabajando en ello, saludos!
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    final pictures...

    JC bike got broken at Tuxpan, midnight and we were not able to repair it (the gas pump was bad due bad gas)
    w spent the night there. I were very tired already... ask Efrain!:lol3
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    next day we got up at 7 and stared riding as hell.

    we stoped just after 20 miles after Tampico to have breakfast

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    Andres bought some Chicharrones for a snak at Soto La Marina and he got this special one

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    my front tire after the trip....

    mmm.. I need to replace it asap...

    wait.... I said that in october 2012. today is Jan 2013 and stills on with additional 1000 miles... maybe some 500 more..

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  16. Arte

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    This pics should be posted at the very beginning of the thread, but it happens that I just found them today :eek1

    We are just after passing Reynosa customs check point waiting for a biker that was late!! :lol3

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    We could not miss the great breakfast food at Las Norias

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    three bikers ran out of gas about 10 miles before get to Soto La Marina.
    this happened due there are gas stations closed because of the bad guys and we did not take that into account, assuming that they were on service (since we know the area already and we rode according the distances between each gas stations)
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    finally go to Soto La Marina.... gas!

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    stoped after crosing the river at Tampico, to have lunch at this famous place:

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    do not miss it if you pass thru here, the food is delicious

    shrimps prepared at Ido not have the f*&^&%g idea style... but sure they were good!!! :lol3
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    almost there!!

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    We kept riding and riding and we finally got at la Esperanza at MIDNIGHT! , riding thru dirt roads and on one of the last 90 degree uphill turns, this happened!! thre bikers down :lol3

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    UFF !!! WE MADE IT SAFE!!!

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    THANKS FOR READING!

    Wait for more adventures soon!
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