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Discussion in 'Latin America' started by CMWoody, Aug 8, 2005.
Nice pics. Sounds like you guys saw some great stuff.
I think the new Tiggies are tubeless 'mag' wheels.
Trust me, it came up.
Last Oct, after I was left (abandoned)to flounder(die) in Mexico by other ADVriders, I road Hwy 120 from San Juan del Rio up to 85 and north. Yes, the road kicks major butt and the scenery is bewteefull. My favorite area was around Pinal de Amoles, just north of the pass/highest point. Lots of mountainsides there that never get direct sunlight. Ate lunch in Jalpan...cool town.
I betcha 85 and 105 north of Pachuca are also killer. That whole Sierra Oriental area needs to be checked out, and it's fairly close, too.
In Sep/Oct I plan to be riding in that area on those same roads including 85 and 105 north of Pachuca. Two small towns near Pachuca are supposed to be very pretty; Mineral del Chico and Mineral del Monte. Will let you know about the roads after the ride. Dan
You know, I was abandoned that same ride and ended up getting a day ahead of the guys that left me for dead with a bum battery...sounds like it worked out for you too. Truth be told, once I got back to Tejas, my flush was gone...shoulda stayed with you and won't break off next time. I spent that night in Texarcana...sucked.
Redone and I ran into a group of guys out of Monterray that highly recommended all three highways as A-OK, though the one I was chatting with said 120 was the bestest. I saw the Ducati and knew they had to be locals.
The guys were a fountain of information...bordering on Dtop knowledgable on Mexican roads and said there were 120 guys in the moto club.
All my trip pictures are here if your interested, bored, miss Mexico...
They are. I rode there in December, very nice scenery too. I liked Molango as an interesting stop too, it has one of those old monasteries typical of the Sierra Gorda:
Also might be worth checking out Metztitlan (it's about 25 kms north of 105) just as the road starts climbing what is know as la barranca de Metztitlan. It's interesting how the scenery changes at that point.
Jalpan was a very nice surprize. Did you make it to the plaza? The town doesn't look like much if you stay on 120 through town, but if you take the side streets to the plaza, it's a completely different town.
Some more pictures in my trip report - Por la Libre:
As far as "close", yes, maybe it's close for you, it's a two day ride from my usual starting point in Chihuahua, not to mention another three days on I-5 and I-10 to get to Chihuahua...
Yes, yes...its close and we need to explore it. Dates in mind yet Bob?
Sierra Gordas are an excellent place to wander around.
I could sneak away in a couple weeks maybe
Sorry you saw it that way Chris. We didn't to intend to leave you for dead. Sh*t happens.
So when you headin' back? I'm free most of the summer.
I had a dream I was in the canyon last night, prompted me to visit this thread and I'm glad I did.
Top of the canyon
Family living outside Basaseachic.
A good first stop in Mexico.
on the road to Batopilas