Essence of Mexico

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by CMWoody, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. topes

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    Well, I walked the first mile or so south of the river and it was hard packed gravel. The 9 miles between San Rosendo and Hot Springs should be the toughest part.
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    And a lot of this, the big empty.........

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  3. Lone Rider

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    Mr Pipe,

    I'll be there with the pig.
    I can not take that pig to many of the places I want to explore. Great bike...love her dearly, will never part with her...but I hate not being able to do the nitty gritty. Way too damn heavy....and it hurts to pick her up...etc.

    I'm gonna grab a DR650 when I'm able. Won't run 100 all day (or at all), will get blown around, might suck for long trips...but won't bother me too much when I dump it. Therefor, I will go to more places.

    Nice pic. I've got a closeup pic of a Corona w/limon in the neck, with a fishing trawler in the background...on Gonzaga Bay. I'll post it another time.
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  4. Lone Rider

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    It's not uncommon to have ledges/waterfalls in that type of country.
    Might not hurt to carry 50' of rope that could be used to double line a bike up and down an 6' obstacle. Just an idear....
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  5. topes

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    The ranch used to pump water from the spring back 9 miles south to the ranch house. The plastic pipe follows the road. Rope is always a good idea, but I don't think we'll need it on that section of road. I would also assume there are several pumps to be maintained. You never know what's going to be there now, but I'd be willing to bet that road is fairly well maintained. Also, the road in question actually appears on the topo maps.
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  6. Lone Rider

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    Sounds good. One less rope to carry... :D ...dammit.
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  7. chuckklr04

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    Wanna buy a KLR cheap?
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    I´d hit it!
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  9. Hayduke

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    About 30 miles west of Parral, Chihuahua-

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    k7 Almost retired....tick..tick..tick..

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    On the trip to Creel, I was fortunate to spend a couple of days with some world class travelers - Ibarra, Gaspipe, Mike from LV, etc.

    Late in the afternoon, we reached Huachinero and Ibarra was welcomed by the "mayor" who guided us to a home where the lady of the home fixed us lunch. Seems she was the unoffical restaurant of Huachinero and lunch was served at a table just off the kitchen and beside the kitchen. The food was excellent.

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    I'm not sure where I stole this picture from... but it was from one of the guys noted above I believe. It illustrates the essence of Mexico - friendly people willing to feed stranges and great food.
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  11. chuckklr04

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    This is how you get to see the real Mexico. At a rodeo.
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    Go on a date with three close friends.
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    Eat exotic foods!
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    Converse using Spanish to engish dictionary. She is writing my goodbye note.

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    [​IMG]Her Her parents were too traditional. Would not let her go out with a gringo.
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  13. KLRdog

    KLRdog Konichiwa, bitches!

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    Atta boy! :evil
    She looks like a real sweetheart! :thumb

    I followed your adventure/ordeal over at klr650.net. Glad you made it home OK! Looks like you made the most of the situation, though!

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  14. Virtual Rider

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    Essence of Mexico? That can't be easily wrapped up....but here are a couple.

    Uh....somewhere in Sanora​
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    Botapilas​
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    Alamos​
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  17. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

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    thanks.
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    Mars,

    Great pics. Being that yesterday was the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, you got me rekindled on MX pics.....some recent faves from my last ride.

    Five hungry adventurers knocked on a door, got fed :nod

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    Rural highlands of las Sierras de Chihuahua...

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    A lonely bridge over a river in a forgotten valley....

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    Hola senor Eduardo, el burro magnifico.

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    Every little pueblo has a beautiful plaza.

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    Viva Mexico!
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    love the burro and the bridge shot. i would not want to come back as a burro in mexico. that looks like a bad life.
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  20. mars

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    i picked up the neatest books when i was in San Miguel De Allende called the gringos guide to mexican history. self published by some one in San Miguel. they have quite an interesting history. i read that the birthplace of the mexican revolution was Deloris Hildalgo. if you ever get a chance visit this area do it, san miguel, deloris hildalgo and guanajuato. nice place to chill out and start to understand how the country works. there are great museums in san miguel and i would still like to spend a couple of weeks in guanajuato to just stroll the streets and hang out. thats where the pictures i posted are from.
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