San blas, nayarit. Mexico

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  1. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    Once again our annual ride to San Blas Nayarit Mexico, crossing the Sierra Madre.
    Every year the paved road is eating our so beloved dirt road. It is so sad for us, but so good for the villages along the route.

    Any way, we will need to ride the alternate route next year.

    In the mean time, here is a teaser pic of the destination.

    Bahia Matanchen, San Blas Nayarit, México.

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  2. _KONG_

    _KONG_ n00b

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    I remember going to San Blas as a kid to a natural water hole they have there. I just remember being taken there by a small boat through a small river. There was a rope you could swing off of and fish swimming under you. I remember it being really cool as long as you could put up with the the mosquitoes. Maybe its worth checking out if you haven't. Either way im looking forward to seeing your trip
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  3. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    Yes! is named LA TOVARA. We went there and had a good swiming, jumping, etc. just like kids!!

    still are lots of alligators all over the place :D
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    Yeah! thats it. I cant believe I didn't remember the name. That and the mosquitoes are my only memories of San Blas
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  5. Arte

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    Ok, first things first. Breakfast!

    Monterrey tacos, under the cordillera of Huasteca Neoleonesa.

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    So from here I rode 5 hours straigth, only stoping at Concha del Oro to refill gas....

    get to Zacatecas, have a good rest and some beers (so weird !:huh) and get ready for next day,

    here we are getting ready.

    check on the background, the curiousity of our sudden visitors to check on our bikes :eek1
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    So from here we started riding right ahead on the Sierra Huicholes.
    I was so confident on my new invention to overcome on the cold winter riding gloves, that it did hurt my pride and made me to stand still stoic for as long as some 50 miles holding on about 20 F temperature on mi hands. Shizz! I learned that need real winter gloves.
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    I believe the LEON SIMBA movie was filmed here..!:lol3
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    a small rest break on the firs canyon of the area
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    oops! they got me giving a bite to my Torta!

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    Ham Torta with Jalapeño and Green Tea. Soooo healthfull for a biker!! :lol3

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    everyone was having its own choice breakfast. It was part of the rules, everyone should bring along the first two meals of the day in order to save as much time as possible, since we were 12 riders.

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    For me was so simple. Two ham Tortas would do. What the heck! I'm a adventure biker! I eat bugs, dirt and drink ponds water!!! my stomach is iron made :lol3:lol3
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  6. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    San Blas is a great little hide A way... I love it there.....

    Arte: I wish I could see your pic's they're always good, the spam filter, sonic blocker here wont allow it....

    and one little correction for you, there are no alligators in San Blas... they are crocodiles.... BIG nursery up that little river for repopulating all the rivers in Mexico that had been fished out.... it is pretty neat to see....
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  7. Arte

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    Getting near Canoas Village, very close to Huicholes Sierra

    This spot is named after Eagles Nest

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    Pata de Perro Himself

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    on my last ride, this part was all dirt, with powder dirt too deep up to the breaking pads!!! :eek1
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    Pata de Perro was "Hasta Atras" hahaha! :lol3(in spanish slang means that was too drunk!) but literally means that I was the last rider!!
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  8. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    yes You are right. Crocodiles are there!. Sorry you can not see the pics.

    I can send you a link to my Photobucket album if you can not manage to see them here.

    Arte
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  9. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    Nice intro pic!
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  10. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    :huh

    Lo e dicho antes y lo vuelvo a decir Arte, estan bien jodidos. :lol3 :clap

    (I've said before and I'll say it again, Arte, you guys are crazy!)
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  11. Arte

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    perhaps because I did notice this little sign until after finish swimming !!! :lol3

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  12. eakins

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    way cool.
    i hope to get up to san blas at some point but haven't yet.
    wow those pics are making mex. look cold, but that's what elevation does.
    toasty and warm here.
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  13. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Sorry about the old scanned pics but....that's there somewhere south of San Blas. Yes we saw crocs there!:eek1

    Hum San Blas....how can I forget the sound of a bolt being drawn when we got too close frome the Navy Base/old custom house one night. Click Clack!:eek1 But then we had fun with the young guard.:D

    Please refresh my memory,swimming hole/restaurant at the end of the swamp ??? Thanks !!!:thumb

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  14. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    Hey Arte: we got the spam filter fixed, those are some great pic's...:clap

    H96669: that's the swimming hole, and those palpa's on stilts were built for a grade "B" vietnam movie....
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  15. Arte

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    we were really sad when the dirt road finished.. is really short now.

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    powder all over my face!
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    getting to JESUS MARIA, and stopping for a break and snack

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    keep rollin

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    here we took a break and tryed to measure the deep of this little canyon doing this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vROcvZXZU70&feature=youtu.be

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    later at the peak of the sierra, almost crash with this Huichole Women and her cow herd.

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    time for another group pic

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    arriving at San Blas, and hitting the restarurant, we were sooo hungry!!

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    and Thirsty!!!

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  16. Wolverine1305

    Wolverine1305 The english is hard

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    Good picture¡. It would be good idea that It would be in the principal page of this forum
    You are right about pavement, villages and dirt road. Luckily for me the streets near from my house there is not pavement

    Buena foto¡ seria buen idea que estuviera en la pagina principal de este foro.
    Tienes razon sobre el pavimento, los pueblos y la terraceria. Afortunadamente para mi cerca de mi casa las calles no tienen pavimento.
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  17. el tortuga

    el tortuga Been here awhile

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    thanks for reminding me what I'm missing.:D
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  18. Assfault

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    Arte,
    Thanks for sharing your adventure. I just bumped SR's report of this very route today, wanting to do a simular loop tis upcoming year. I just don't know what bike to bring, the Dual Sport or road bike. How much dirt is left from Durango down to the coast? Sending PM.
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    mudmullet Been here awhile

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  20. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    Yeah! Vote for a front page pic! thanks wolverine
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