Brian's First Ride Report: Mexico 2019

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by LogHouseBikers, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. LogHouseBikers

    LogHouseBikers Been here awhile Supporter

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    Had my SCUBA dives this morning. We went out to Los Arcos, one of the "protected marine park" areas. Water was milky, with visibility probably 25-30 feet. Not the best dive I have made, but the group was only 6 divers counting me and the dive master, so we had a chance to see more things. Lots of fish, a couple of rays (no Mantas), an octopus that only I saw, and a turtle maybe 3 feet long? Also saw several "longusta", which is a clawless lobster.

    Got my laundry done this evening, so packing up after dinner. (The worst part about mc traveling.) Leaving in the morning after breakfast, heading south again. (One of the best parts of mc travel... heading out for new adventures.)

    Oh... I forgot to post pictures yesterday! This ride reporting is tough to keep up on, and keep track of what I have and have-not posted already. Sorry folks.
    These are from the Malecon. IMG_0347.JPG IMG_0348.JPG IMG_0350.JPG IMG_0349.JPG
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    These guys hang upside down on ropes, and swing in a circle as the ropes unwind from the pole, eventually lowering them to the ground/beach. I have a video, if I can load it. IMG_0358.JPG IMG_0359.JPG IMG_0360.JPG
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    Yup, these are the “Flyers of Papantla”. It’s now a show but originally was an ancient ritual from Papantla in the state of Veracruz, on the Gulf of Mexico coast.

    Great report, I’m enjoying it thoroughly.
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    These are downtown Puerto Vallarta...
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    Thanks for that! I figured it must be more than just some crazy guys wearing costumes to earn money like a circus attraction.
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    I wouldn't want to leave out this guy I call "Too many Tamales"... IMG_0357.JPG
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    When you just watch the video
    That’s one reason we love it down there. It is just a different feel in the air.
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    Sometimes you can find great deals on Facebook. We actually just bought 5 days at the Villa Del Palmar in Puerto Vallarta for $99, less than we pay, and we’re owners.
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    The malecon in what town?
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    This is part of what I was hoping to read/hear along with the facts and photos. You’re such a good writer, this is a great forum to work on style.
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    Have a safe ride,You are going to have a great time! Wish I was going!
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    What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
    And what we pay attention to determines what we miss.

    Reads like you are having a great trip! Peterman is here with us in M for several days.

    Ride on!
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    Puerto Vallarta
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    Hello Peterman!
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    Brilliant thought. I will quote you at work with full credit!
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    I have gotten behind on posting again. Partly due to internet issues in the small coastal towns. Partly my own inexperience with keeping a ride report.

    Left Puerto Vallarta on Sunday. The road through the mountains south of there is fantastic. Did I mention the CURVES? The road is cut through the jungle, and has a lot of areas where the canopy is trying to grow over. That means shadows of course, but most of the pavement is in decent shape. The traffic is moderate to light so the ride was very enjoyable.
    Stayed Sunday night in San Patricio. but there appears to be more than one place by that name. I was pretty exhilarated from the ride. Small hotel was not much, but had was right on the beach so fell asleep listening to the waves softly pounding the shore. The sea breeze was uplifting in the morning.
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    7:30 start on Monday. As I was riding down the coast I saw an RV park sign on a little dirt road so went into check it out. Surprise! What a neat little place hidden from view. Rancho Buganvillas RV Park. On google maps look up "rancho b rv park, km 169, Puente la Placita, Mich., Mexico." Great place to camp.

    Monday night was Playa Azul, north of Lazaro Cardenas. Very poor wifi. Gave up after trying for an hour. Kept losing the connection.
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