SkizzMan Rides Latin America

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by SkizzMan, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    The purpose of this thread is to have a place to post my own ongoing travel experiences and enjoy conversation about riding Latin America. I’m retired, live in Austin, Tx., and ride Mexico 6+ times/year.

    Feel free to participate. All I ask is you keep it relevant (see thread title) and civil.

    For now this thread will focus on Mexico with a view to future CA and SA travel.
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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    RW66 Been here awhile

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    Retired???? When did that happen. Now you can spend more time in Mexico.....how long until you start ridding 2 up:)


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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Ha!! What woman in her right mind would sit back there??!!

    Well, we’ll see I guess.
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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread Feb 22, 2018

    Took @rtwpaul and me 6 hours to ride 158kms from @garrydymond’s place CDMX to @Taxco Guru’s place in Taxco. Dinner and drinks in Taxco tonight. Tomorrow, the bones of Cuauhtémoc.

    Putting the bikes away at @Taxco Guru’s place
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    Rooftop terrace view
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    Walking down the hill to the zocalo
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    This statue of The Virgin is made from 150 kilos of silver
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    Filet Mignon
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    From the balcony of Taxco’s oldest bar
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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread Feb 23, 2018

    Yesterday Paul and I left Taxco to join Gustavo and wife and a few friends for the short trip to Ixcateopan de Cuauhtémoc to see the tomb of the last Emperor of the Aztec empire and observe the annual event honoring him and celebrating Aztec culture.
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    We enter town and park just off this glorieta adorned by this impressive depiction of Cuauhtémoc
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    We walk through a small tianguis (street market) to enter the church grounds
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    We enter the former Catholic church where Cuauhtémoc’s remains were found under the alter in 1949. The church building was then given to the people as a monument and tomb

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    The first statue I ever saw of Cuauhtémoc stands in a glorieta on El Paseo de la Reforma in CDMX. Every one I’ve seen since all depict the emperor as a majestic warrior of imposing stature. When I looked upon his remains I saw the bones of a very diminutive person
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    Beneath the tomb we see the excavation preserved under glass
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    In the room just off the alter we view a modest display of artifacts including this obsidian axe
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    Google Translate is your Amigo
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    Although “Indio” can serve as a powerful insult it is used on this banner. No love lost for the Spaniards
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    We got the day wrong and missed the Voladeros of Papantla. They performed this morning
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    There was a great deal of formal ceremony and dance celebration with costumed dancers
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    @Taxco Guru shared a Voladores vid since we missed the performance

    I duck out for some pollo empanizado (best of the trip so far)
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    We eat other things later in the day


    Paul and I end the day at Taxco’s best taqueria followed by a session at a Mezcal bar then nighty-night. Woke up at 2:30 still dressed and staring at the night sky through open doors.
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    Good times
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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread Feb 23, 2018

    Ha!! Vid is a bit shorter now that @rtwpaul is teaching me iMovie.

    And, yes, it did all go down :ilmostro
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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread Feb 23, 2018

    My last night in Taxco...





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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread Feb 23, 2018

    Yes, can be done. And we’ve been riding in/out Taxco since I arrived. It would be nice to swap bikes with Paul (DR650) for the hillside sections. The GSA is one big girl for these streets.
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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread Feb 23, 2018

    She’s in Lithuania for a brief time on a book signing tour, radio/TV/newspaper interviews and getting new book contracts.
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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread Feb 23, 2018

    Ha!! Vid is a bit shorter now that @rtwpaul is teaching me iMovie.

    And, yes, it did all go down :ilmostro
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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread Feb 24, 2018

    A few random shots walking around Taxco yesterday.
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    Paul saw this one coming and I got in on it
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    In Matehuala tonight, home tomorrow
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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread Feb 25, 2018

    Just stopped at the 7-11 by the airport north of Monterrey to recharge my toll pass. Handed Sandra $2000 pesos as that is the maximum recharge amount. Except that I handed her $3000 pesos by mistake. She completes the transaction and hands me $1000 pesos back. Thank you, Sandra!!
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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread Feb 26, 2018

    Home tonight. Missed all the rain.
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    RW66 Been here awhile

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    Some day someone will tell you they have a nice lady friend in Iguala they want you to meet. Then it will be all over for you.....2 up from then on.
    Enjoy my friend.


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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread on May 1, 2018

    Clutching out for México with @Halen
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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread on May 1, 2018

    @Halen on the cusp of answering the age-old question: Is Mexico Safe?

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    Chicken, sometimes IT’S what’s for dinner.

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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread on May 2, 2018

    Another good day on the bikes. All autopista but we did catch a short dirt section........on the Anillo Periférico in CDMX. Ha!

    Arrived at the Airbnb in Polanco around 5:30pm. Nice place. Walked down to the bar on the corner for some eats and Mexican craft brew. Watching UNAM get schooled by America as I post this.
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    Mexican craft beer being sold in a 7-11 in Polanco. Maybe there’s still some hope for Mexico
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    A couple of “Only In Mexico” pix taken at a Pemex restroom on the ride down today
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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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