Riding RTW and back…for as long as it takes - on as much dirt as possible!!!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwpaul, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    Need a bit more info, I had a look for 'Cuauhtemoc' in Mexico, stopped counting after I found 150 possible locations... I'm guessing the one in Chihuahua SE of Hermosillo as its -5 tonight, drop me a PM and LMK, if I guessed right, we are 2 to 3 days away
  2. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    Well riding half way down and having to come back to cross the border for 90 minutes kinda puts you off having to ride it all again also we'd never planned on taking the ferry
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  3. Romero

    Romero Been here awhile

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    Awesome! In the 70's down here! Safe travels brother!!
  4. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    LMK if you are going to around in January, drop me a PM
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  5. raceu2

    raceu2 Adventurer

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    Glad to see you are on the move. Is hwy 5 completed to hwy 1? I know hey bypassed Coco's. Safe journeys
  6. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    from the turnoff from the 1 to Coco’s is 21km, they are doing some major work none of it is completed yet, and you are still riding sand/ dirt

    Huge earth-moving equipment is there right now but they still have a lot of work left to do. Currently, just massive rock base is being levelled, to start the Macadam process, it stops a few km short of Cocos. Some sections are ready for blacktop and you are diverted around them to save the surface.

    After Cocos there is about 8km of varied surface dirt/ sand/ rock etc. with a few go-arounds then you hit perfect pavement headed to San Felipe. Around 40 minutes south of SF the road is still rough, paved, but very rough, lots of potholes and whoops.
  7. raceu2

    raceu2 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the info. That is the way it was 2 years ago I would have thought they would have it paved past Coco. The vados south of SF are real bad
    I bottomed my 450 out on one! Lots of gouges in the pavement from people going too fast. It's still better than when it was dirt if you are driving a car or truck.
  8. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Coco said the pavement will be completed in 10 maybe 20 years....:lol3
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  9. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    Mañana ..................... mañana .................. :bandit :bubba :bandit

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  10. raceu2

    raceu2 Adventurer

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    That soon!
  11. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider MotoMojo

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    HA! don't get too wrapped in the actual meaning of mañana ... taken with however many grains of salt, it could be tomorrow, might be never. :lol3
    I think, colloquially, "mañana" simply implies, "wait for it". :thumb
    maybe I'll try that one on my GF... and see how that works out for me!
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    joenuclear Long timer

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    I thought it just means not today.
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  13. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider MotoMojo

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    Mañana means "tomorrow", in the primary sense of the word... it could refer to a time of day in another context, or also to the grand "tomorrow" of mankind, in a sort of historical (or rhetorical?) sense
    & to the more distant "future" in yet another context.

    So, yeah, tomorrow, not today, possibly never... wait & see. Some things cannot be rushed.
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    C-Dub Clean Air Hog

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    I agree, me too!
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    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    More ink & the road to Tuk!
  16. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    caught up with you guys in the basement :lol3 I'll get a few new posts up once I get good enough wifi to be able to upload photos
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  17. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    Just a quick update, lots more detail in a few days

    Also the annual how much does it cost for a year on the road riding RTW and why aren't you out here, it'll be posted after the 1st of the year so the statements in the basement will be covered.

    Our quick tour of BCN done we headed to the mainland, I took care of the chore across the border solo in AZ, it was weird to be back in the US albeit for only 90 minutes

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    Not wanting to ride too far in a day after the AZ excursion we headed to one of most northern Pueblo Magicos, Magdalena de Kino a nice little place, we were the only tourists in town which is always fun, because if the locals see you twice they wave and say hello to you, like a long lost friend

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    The center of the town is dominated by a large domed building that holds the Grave of Father Kino, who died in the year 1711 and is interred in a crypt near the mission he founded. The monument was constructed in 1966 after the discovery of Father Kino's remains, a little weird looking down thru the windows to see this

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    After the post from @Thomas B. we exchanged a few messages and headed his way, and here's a guy who most of you won't know or have even have any idea where he and his wife have ridden - an easy way to explain - EVERYWHERE! They are obviously now in MX but last year rode the BAM and the Road of Bones back to back and he has some killer video in his RR. As I see a few of you like Colebatch's recent videos I know you'll like Thomas' stuff....start at the beginning HERE, he deserves more views for sure on his RR

    To get to them it was more than a few hours of mountain roads, a stopover in a nowhere town of Yecora, then to their location, Cuauhtémoc

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    Only a few hours before we arrived he had put Sandra's bike back in one piece (read his report to understand that), so we decided to ride together for a few days...
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    dano619 Been here awhile

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    Thanks You for update......got your buddies report saved and ready to read.....look forward to more of your report!!
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    Looks like a little KTM love there, interesting they have no racks.:D
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    Merry Christmas and a Great New Year