The first weekend in November (this year) a motley crew from the upper Midwest agreed to accompany me on a trip to Xilitla. This would be my third attempt to make it.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o> <o></o> This first time we were having too much fun on the dirt roads around Galeana and Real de Catorce and the second time we took a wrong turn and ended up in Patzcuaro.<o></o> <o></o> This time the plan was to enter Mexico and go to Galeana then work our way down to Xilitla and then decide what was next. That plan lasted until a few days before we left when we decided to just shoot straight south.<o></o> <o></o> Six of us traveled from Minnesota and Illinois to meet in Pharr, TX where we left the cars, trailers and the new Luxovan. Kevin [Powershouse] on a X-Challenge Paul[Streeter] on a Versys Bob on a K75 and Susan on a F800ST Dean on a DR650 Me on a DR650, getting some advice on which missions to visit. Four more traveled together in a giant SUV pulling a trailer to Brownsville. <o></o> <o></o> Craig [Olekaw] on a KLR and Linda[wanderc2c] on a DR650 Betty on a DR650 Peter on a R100GS. <o></o> Here is our SPOT track. My intent is to provide a framework for the report that others can contribute to as they see fit.<o></o> We'll have more detailed tracks and elevations as usual. We also have thousands of pictures to share. Maybe we won't use all of them. There will be pre-trip drama as well as on-trip drama, creative roadside repairs and a visit with an ADV legend. Unless ocurre un milagro the next post from me will be Monday.