Essence of Mexico

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

  1. rous44

    rous44 Long timer

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  2. RedRyder

    RedRyder Jose Adventurista

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    And of course new found friends:freaky

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  3. ShaftEd

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    Sunrise at San Francisquito, Baja
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    Children on the road to Batopilas, Mex
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    Entering Batopilas, Mex
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  4. pilot

    pilot ...

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    How in the world did I miss this thread?

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    Cascadas Azul, Chiapas

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    The palace, Pelenque, Chiapas

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    Almost home.
  5. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    The most greasy 90 degree corner in Baja is 100yds south of there. :D
  6. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Nice shot, Ed!
    Hadn't been there very long, huh? :D
  7. ezekiel

    ezekiel Lost again

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    Getting lost alone in mexico and stumbling upon a road like this.......
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    I think I need to bring the KLR next year......or find a nice used GS!
  8. ontheborder

    ontheborder Been here awhile

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    Color, everywhere you turn ...................
  9. Two Dot

    Two Dot Been here awhile

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    Ok, must add a few...

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    Bury me in BAJA

    Two Dot
  10. CMWoody

    CMWoody Banned

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    I can do the raddishes, even the jalapenos but that Tripa, yuk. No friggin way:puke1



    Good KTM ad pics btw.
  11. Quetzal

    Quetzal Guatemalan Import

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    Here's my 2 cents...

    Near Tampico
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    Alamo
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    Hennepinboy admiring the gulf coast...
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    Monte Alban, Oaxaca
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    Oaxaca market
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    Agua Azul cascades
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    Palenque
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    Veracruz
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  12. drex

    drex So Cal

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    Ramiro, me puedes guardar la moto?

    Another great day in Mexico.
  13. CMWoody

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    As this unnamed ADVRider found out, The roads are great.

    Wide road shoulders really come in handy at times.:evil

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    Friendly roadside helpers do too
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    And they're everywhere...
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    30 pesos buys at least two patches and 50 miles...or less:D
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    :lol3 One thing about Mexico I've learned of late...Don't, under any circumstances travel with no less than 5 rear tubes and Never, Ever travel with cheapo Chinese ones either. :lol3
  14. CMWoody

    CMWoody Banned

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    Always full service at the Pemix. Say goodbye to pumping your own gas, airing up your own tires, or even picking up your bike.:lol3


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  15. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Sounds as if redone had quite an adventure.
  16. CMWoody

    CMWoody Banned

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    I have this picture of 5 of us in my friends single cab truck but I'm sworn not to post it.:D

    Yes, he did, to put it lightly.

    Can't understand exactly why he hasn't seen this yet. Certainly, he'd have at least pm'ed me the birdy smiley:lol3
  17. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    'Splain it to us. redone is a good guy....but had a bad break or 7?
  18. CMWoody

    CMWoody Banned

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    The worst bad luck I've ever seen, I think his ex put a curse on his back tire..:D

    5 tire changes, 3 on the roadside, 1 at the Vulka after hailing a pickup truck to taxi us and 1 at a dealer. 2 tires, 4 tubes, a box of patches, 1 adventure.

    Enough stuff to fill a cart.

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  19. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Did he patch the tubes or just toss em?
    Why on the tire replacement?

    I like the blue cart. Good pic, btw. :D
  20. CMWoody

    CMWoody Banned

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    Well, this is Ross' story so I'll let him tell it....

    First we had a flat while cruising at 100-110...held those speeds for entire tankfulls. We had been to Real de Catorce the day before and lowered pressure for those steep rock roads there and pumped up at the Pemix. Maybe not enough in the Tiger. :cry Real was nice but biting cold at night...saw some snow even.

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    The locals were busy tearing up the 'roads' there for underground utilities. Progress is coming.
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    Anyway, it shreadded the tube melting it into little rubber balls inside the tire and unfortunantly split the tire. We put in a new China tube but it only lasted 30-40 miles till the inside of the tire pinched it. We got someone to ferry the bike to the Vulka for repair #2. Highly recommend the guy at the really nice Pemix at the toll gate on the north end of highway 57. Really nice guy, said he'd repaired a couple tires for crazy gringos on motos. Here, we decided to line the inside of the tire with duct tape Nascar style and insert the Vulka patched tube. Made it 60-70 miles...20 short of our destination. It was getting dark so we opted to stay at a notell motel across the street that turned out to be really nice.

    Left the next am for my friends house in SMdeA with Redone in the bitch position.:evil We left the bike locked up in the hotel pool's kitchen...20 pesos a day storage. Got there and went to No Bullshit Moto shop, no bullshit, thats their name. :lol3 They got him a new Anakee, went and fetched the bike, even washed the damn thing and delivered it to us at my pal's casa.

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    Found a GSA downtown but not its owner.
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    Sure, the town is a little westernized, but if you look around a bit, its really a jewel.
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    A little mentally exhausted and worn out, we stayed there a couple days exploring the area. Once we felt up to it we slid over to Irapuerto to visit another buddy. Left the next am for Xilita...that was a hell of a ride. Hwy 120 through the Sierra Gordas is a must do. Shoulders aches at the end of the day from 200 miles of twisties.

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    Parked two days there, hated to leave Xilita, and started the trek to Matamoros. About 20-30 miles south of Victoria it happened again. Helmets were thrown, profanities uttered...all to the entertainment of a group of very friendly farmers who gathered around. Apparantly, the inside of the Anakee has a pock marked pattern that kinda conflicted with the days heat, our very high cruise speed, and the cheapo lightweight China tube No Bullshit had installed. So then, we put in the spare front tube. We found out the hard way had a slow leak from the factory. No biggie because I had been patching the failed one. Well, that one made it about 40-50. We sucked it up and put in the now patched front tube that made it to Dallas.