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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwpaul, Jul 18, 2012.
Awesome RR. Blows about your tire.
Good to hear you beat the toll via Salmoral.
Did you do Catemaco via Roca Partida, Monte Pio, and Sontecomapan?
Rain was intense in Xalapa, very, very intense, you were lucky you booked on for the coast!!
Hope to see you on the way back through.
no cause of the heavy rain i just got there!!! on the way out the mission was a new tire, i had to go all the way to Tabasco to get one, so i was looking for smooth roads...not easy in this part of the world, the tire was getting worse by the hour
i'll wait until Guatemala as i'll be there for a month or so and the import duties are lower so i also have time to wait
It was a morning and night for firsts come to think of it
The rain that started at 3 pm carried on with its torrential downpour until about 2 am. Heavy enough and loud enough to keep me awake, then at about 4.30 5 am I get to find out there is a small farm behind the hotel, there wasnt a smell to let me know, maybe the rain stopped that but it sure as well didnt stock the dam rooster screaming its lungs out every five minutes, which then woke not only me up but what sounded like lambs and goats as well
So the first first!!! I was packed and ready to go by 6 am but I was stalling for the sun to come up, 7 am came around and still no sun
I took off in the dark yes, yes I know the first rule of adventure riding dont ride in the dark got it, send the adv police out for me
Army check point, Im in southern Mexico I had expected quite few of these but this was pretty simple, open that bag, undo that zip, whats inside that
off you go. No photos of that obviously
After that I stopped to look at the rear tire, it was getting a lot worse so I definitely needed a new one, I headed into Tabasco and surprise there was a Yamaha dealer.
Now another rule of adventure riding, in a foreign country if you need something and its right there in front of you, and you need it, buy it, dont think it maybe available again down the road.
They had a 17 inch street tire, not what I wanted but it will have to do
I started to remove the wheel and help out the guys at the dealership with the included price of a tire change with my new tire 1100 pesos BTW
While this was happening up front in the dealership (unknown by me) the Metzeler tire rep had shown up, the manager told him about my problem and he called literally every shop in Tabasco that stock tires and only found one other for 3000 pesos
buy now is the rule, and it was confirmed
So if you find yourself in Tabasco and need something, the manager speaks perfect English and is more than willing to help overlanders
Now it was time to ride along the coast headed for Campeche and another first for this trip, a Tuktuk in the way as usual as I was trying to go over a tope he swings a hard left for no reason and nearly takes me out!
so here's the little ride around the gulf so far...
Heres a rainbow and guess whats at the end of it
frigging rain thats what lucky charms my ass!!!
Into Campeche and the Hotel Campeche right on the main square and the bike goes in the atrium outside the room, sweet. So just as the sun was setting I went out and took a few night shots, tomorrow morning I will do the rounds with the camera
...on another note; interesting looking around while you are sitting at traffic lights in Mexico, never know what migh be standing there
Nice way to end today's post Paul!
Gee, I wonder how many peso's that would cost?
thought that would generate response or three
you're from Ohio, you couldn't afford it
Looks like her A$$ hate her Panties so you might get a deal
next time i'll stop and get a "quote" just for reference and informational purposes for the international traveling community...
I didn't know they had Greyhound Racing Skirts in Mexico....
i know you're from NS but i'm sure you don't mean this...
I borrowed that from rtwdoug.
Greyhound Racing Skirt...so short you can almost see the hare....
think mine is funnier, you know guys on here are visual animals!!!
Remember the rule, Paul.
When you see something in a foreign land that you need, buy it!
so i read this and thought mike is bringing this back to a civilized level but then maybe you are not talking about the tire...