Texas to Tolantongo.

Discussion in 'Americas' started by slowoldguy, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Wouldn't that be nice? I haven't had 14 days off in a row since I was 16 years old.
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  2. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    INEGI maps. Sweet. Used these last time for dirt roads.
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  3. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    The E32 cartographia GPS download has been recommended by a fella who rides dirt down there. Looks like something to check out.
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  4. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Got this in today. :clap:

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  5. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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  6. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Spent the weekend getting the bike ready for The Huasteca.

    Looking good so far.
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  7. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Gosh. Where are my manners?

    Here's a pic of the nephews.

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    And one of me.

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    In other news, I apparently can't work the passport system and nephew 2 is snakebit on his DL. In other words, perfect!!


    16 days and they have no idea.
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  8. thelawnguy81

    thelawnguy81 Been here awhile

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    Lmao with all that shit hanging off your bike I think I'll be good with just a tank bag. I dunno what to say about the other pictures....but wtf slow day in the office?
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  9. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Looks like you've got Trice beat in the luggage department...by about 3 lbs. or so.:eek1
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  10. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Dang. Maybe I'll lose the horns.
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  11. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Never lose the horns!
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  12. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Well, waddya know? While staying in Parras de la Fuente the other night I befriended José Luis Manzano who works in the Biosfera de la Cielo as a wildlife preservationist. Mostly protecting the native parrot species. Knows the Biosfera like the back of his hand. A venture through this area could well begin with a map and Jose Luis to mark it up for us.

    And I agree with Sjoerd in that there's no reason to avoid Cd. Vic.
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  13. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Cool. Looking forward to discussing it.
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  14. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Tolatongo report

    There are 2 access routes down into the canyon. Gloria's and Grutas , we choose the right hand( straight) route into Grutas de Tolatongo and it was great.
    When you go swim in the caves, there is a small opening that leads to a larger cave in further. The current is strong but there is a rope to help you along.Once inside its like " Indiana Jones "!
    Very nice place to spend 24 hours, camping, swimming, relaxing.
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  15. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Dang, Hektoglider! Dat's some good local knowledge, right there!!
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  16. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    You can walk from the Grutas to the Gloria's side by footpath. You will need to pay for the other entrance fee of $70peso.
    Today we took a backroad route from Actipan to Pachuca via Fray Francisco. It was some great twisty pavement, with a bit of dirt riding from San Jeronimo on down.[​IMG]
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  17. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Son of a bitch. Finally got my state department envelope in and they have sent me the wrong passport card. There is some giant headed old guy's picture on there. Fuckin' have to start over. Shit. Of all the luck.

    In other news.....

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  18. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Ah, that's where my card went :lol3
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  19. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Sooooo, answer me a little question, if you don't mind, and I'll explain later.
    Does the passport card number match your passport number or is it different??
    Inquiring minds and all that shtuff.
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  20. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    My passport runs out in a week. So I just got the passport card to replace it. I am unlikely to be flying anywhere.
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