“Enjoy,” said Tio Beto, “not everyone gets to see this!”

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  1. cwc

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    It was a fairly fast trip this day, but a very long lunch at Temoris and the time spent watching Nick work on Lazarus made it a long day.

    John and I took the low road near the mine so we could go through the tunnels. There was lots of truck traffic with the associated polvo. It was fun but vigilance was required on the mostly one lane road so you could pick a spot to pull over to let the trucks pass. They stirred up so much polvo that visibility was zero when they were near.

    Trip time = 6 hours
    Distance = ~70 miles
    The trend was downhill.

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    Our new friends in Batopilas told us there was a new motel in Chinipas. Previously we had chosen between the Centenario with giant cucarachas and no hot water, but right on the plaza with lots of character and the place up the hill with hot water, lots of dirt, no parking and questionable patrons (including us).

    The new place is nicer and even has air conditioners. The water heaters needed to be adjusted so the light JUST dimmed. Mine made hot water, others made "not cold" water. Fortunately John found the breaker box so we could reset the circuits when they blew, which they did frequently. Once all the showers were done the lights stayed on.

    Unfortunately the managers dog barked most of the night.

    So in Chinipas you can choose between dodgy, cucarachas or barking dogs.:D
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  3. Ensey

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  4. Powershouse

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    <o:smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" name="stockticker"></o:smarttagtype><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:ApplyBreakingRules/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></object> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} </style> <![endif]--> Chinipas to Uruachi was a monster ride. Or maybe I just feel that way cause it beat me up so. Rolling out of Chinipas had me singing “Many Rivers to Cross” as we traveled a series of water crossings and low bridges. Along the way, Arturo got the latest report on road conditions from a local on a four-wheeler – apparently our planned route was no longer the best way to go, so we took a different path.
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    Eventually, we began to climb out of the valley. Long, steep, twisty climbs. Climbs that left Marty on the 200 wishing he had a few more cc’s. Along this stretch I stalled the KLR on a steep hairpin and dropped it. I managed to wrestle it around and with a grunt and a heave and a ho was able to lift it upright. I jumped on and took off, only to stall again, put my foot down in a hole, and drop the bike again. This time with my foot stuck under it. Ouch. About this time Chuck and Rachel came by and they helped me get the bike upright and over to a flat area (actually, Chuck wrestled the bike, Rachel provided moral support, and I hobbled hopped and muttered curses). Rachel grabbed this pic afterward – that there is my “rueful” smile. Coons came by a bit later and was quite impressed by the size of the divots in the polvo.
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    It was along this stretch that we passed some Wee-Stroms going the other direction. These guys were headed for Alomos that day. Did anyone catch their names? I believe they were <st1:stockticker>ADV</st1:stockticker> folks. Alomos is across a mountain on the other side of Chinipas, which prompted a bit of dinner discussion as to whether they would have enough daylight to make it to Alomos or whether it would be smarter for those guys to stay in Chinipas.
    At this break stop you can tell that folks are weary – was it due to the road we were traveling, or the fun we had in Chinipas? This stop provided another example of the results of random canine cross-breeding. Any guesses as to the lineage of this mutt?
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    Days end found us in Uruachi. Spent, but happy. We settled into our rustic hotel, found the beer-lady a couple of doors down, had another wonderful dinner, and slept like babies.
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    He was a nice enough dog in the morning!
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    On day seven I ate breakfast at home (my room), so while the others were eating with Gaby Schultz I scouted the many places to cross the Rio Chinipas. There is a "river" route to Agua Caliente, the next town. I met a local who had just come from there and he told me there were 8 river crossings on the way.

    Since I'm not a fan of wet boots I kept looking. Eventually I selected the crossing at the south end of town. It was the lowest that I had ever seen it, maybe 10-20 cm of water.

    My plan was to go to Agua Caliente and then north of there stay on the road the locals use instead of going over to Guadalupe Victoria. The last time we went through GV and the road turned into an arroyo. To call it a maintained road would be a gross exaggeration.

    Before we got to Agua Caliente we met a mosquito control guy. These guys travel all over in remote regions and have given us reliable road info in the past. We discovered that the road at GV had been cut in next to the arroyo and would be much better, so we changed plans and went that way.

    It was still challenging enough to be interesting, but more like fun than the hard work it was last time.

    I was riding with Tury and we stopped at Santa Ana so he could make a phone call. There is just a sign at the side of the road advertising calls for 5 pesos/min. While he was on the phone I wandered around the place. It looked like they served food there so I went in, but it turned out to just be their dining room. I was a bit embarrassed, but they were quite gracious (as I have come to expect in Mexico) and offered me something to drink.

    Trip time = 9.5 hours
    Distance = ~95 miles
    The trend was up and down like.....

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    Tury and I stopped at the north end of town to buy gas before we went to the hotel. Why doesn't everybody fill up in the evening??

    Most everybody was unpacked when we got to Don Lalo's hotel so we didn't get to see this incident in the locked parking area.

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    Maybe Chuck will jump in here and explain his relationship with the goat.
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    This is fun. At coffee in Hudson this morning, Craig said the RR was even better than the trip itself.:rofl
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  9. cwc

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    Craig should add to it. I'm sure he remembers stuff that Kevin and I forget.

    As a former editor of the West Bank newsletter once said "Narc on your friends, they would do it to you."

    As an example, after hanging with us for a while I actually heard Tury pronounce Creel with two syllables. It was a small step in the process of getting him to speak Spanish with a gringo accent.:rofl
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    <o:p> </o:p> Here we go….gassing up and hitting the road. Just seems more civilized to gas up in the morning doesn’t it? A little warm up ride to get some gas settles breakfast and eases the bike into the day. Of course, by this point Charlie has scouted four different exits from town and Marty is a half-hour down the road. :D

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    The morning part of this ride was one of the most scenic of the trip. Very steep canyons here. Many areas had terraces created for growing. The roads were generally wide and smooth. They have done a lot of road construction here and were hard at it even on Sunday. The major hazards on this stretch were gravel trucks and coming around a corner to find a gravel pile dumped in the road.
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    <o:p> </o:p>
    At the break stop there were threatening clouds up ahead so folks got buttoned up snug. Wasn’t there some some language mix ups or something while shopping at this break?
    I really like this pic – I believe Rachel took it – some one ought to send it to Andy G.
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    Fantastic ride!

    I can't wait to see Doc Arturo again. He's a great fella.
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    Tury had info that there was a new vado on this route. It was actually a lot like a bridge. As I came around the last bend before the river and saw the bridge I couldn't help laughing out loud and wishing Dean were here to see the new crossing. Last time he got extremely wet. Details here

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=317343

    Note the 2007 route in blue. On the trip linked above we were without the guidance of Tury so took another route which was a bit rougher than this years route.

    Trip time = 6 hours
    Distance = ~70 miles
    The trend was mostly up.

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    The ride to Divisdero was a hoot, folks were all grinning when we got there. There are now overlooks with see through grating that project over the edge of the canyon and a swing bridge that crosses a chasm between two viewing areas. I had hoped to pick up some coconut geodes from a vendor I met at the train station on my last trip down, but there were hardly any vendors at all – most of the vendor stalls were empty. Another sign that tourism is way down. The taco stand was still open though!
    <o:p> </o:p>
    The run from there to <st1:state><st1:place>Chihuahua</st1:place></st1:state> was a bit of a grind; larger street bikes would have been very welcome on this stretch! Another taco stand stop helped break up the ride. There was an odd site along the way. As we went through the apple orchards, truckloads of workers were being ferried about in large stake trucks. It was disconcerting to ride up behind one of these trucks and see human faces and hands through the slats.
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    Cool report dude! Great commentary and the tracks and elevation charts are very nice!
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    Especially me. After waiting to be sure everybody made a turn and also by being generally slow I was the last to go through the snow. Thanks to Chuck for hanging back to be sure I made it.

    It got so bad I couldn't keep the ice off my face shield so I flipped that up. Then my glasses iced up so I pulled them down and peered through the small opening between the bottom of the sheild and the glasses. Fortunately this only lasted for about 50 miles (or so it seemed).

    Once I got down out of the snow there were some water crossings. The last one was deeper than I thought so when I hit it at speed there was a little ingress into my riding suit. When I got to Creel it looked like I had an incontinence problem. :rofl

    Earlier in the day we stopped at the turn off from the Maguarichi to San Juanito road to re-group. As usual Marty went ahead followed in less than 5 minutes by Al. A little bit up the road Marty had a flat front tire. By the time Al arrived on the scene Marty was just putting the wheel back on with a new tube in. Now it 's true that Marty has certainly changed more tires that the other nine guys on this trip put together, but that's still pretty impressive.
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    Nick and I made it over to the Zeppelin, where Lilli looked at our riding clothes and asked if we knew Jud. She served us anyway. :lol3 Several of the patrons made comments about the Mexico v. USA futbol match to be played the next day. Nick and I managed a graceful exit.

    <o:p> </o:p>
    The next morning it was off to the border, load up the bikes and drive, drive, drive.
    Nick had a little surprise when he went to load up his bike – any one know where he can find a new fender?
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    <o:p> </o:p>
    The drive back to MN was pretty uneventful. Which is good, we didn’t need any drama on the way home. For a change it was nice not to drive through a blizzard. <o:p></o:p>
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  19. cwc

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    Trip time = 6.75 hours
    Distance = ~180 miles
    The trend was mostly down.

    Total DR350 miles in Mexico = ~1095




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  20. judjonzz

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    Lili lacks some of the attributes of those young gals at the Tierra Blanca, but she's still a fun bartender. :raabia I hope you drank some Cabrito with her.
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