SkizzMan Rides Latin America

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

  1. RW66

    RW66 Been here awhile

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    Had a nice ride with you.
    Hope to ride again together next spring. Thanks for everything and enjoy the ride.
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  2. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Enjoyed it as well. Appreciate your generosity.
    Hoping we can do the spring trip. Give your lovely
    wife a hug for me.
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  3. GR8ADV

    GR8ADV Safety Second!

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    I have sat in that very seat. Thanks fir the memory. Even if it is a few years ago.
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  4. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Now if only Las Quince Letras will open while I’m in Zacatecas. I found it shut down in September
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  5. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Today’s route Matehuala - Zacatecas
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  6. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Met up with @Oddfellow and crew last night. @shadman had lined up a very cool AirBnB downtown. We all sat around pretending to speak Spanish while talking up our adopted home country. No one bothered the bikes parked in the street. Good times.
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  7. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    “Hey! Anybody In Uruapan want to meet for some beers? ”

    Made it to Uruapan and got a room on my first try just off the central plaza. The receptionist drew me a nice detailed map to the parking lot with a big loop to negotiate the one-way streets only to see me ride the one block against traffic because.........motorcycle. I’m just a burger and beer from walking the plaza and turning in. Another fine day on the bike in Mexico. A30D267B-0C77-467F-A8B8-F0B35E099EC4.jpeg
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  8. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    So @shadman put on a Two Wheeled Texans MexTrek-like riding event in Mexico with around 14 riders, 5 of which ended up in Zacatecas while I was there. @Oddfellow reached out and I joined in the Friday amusement. Thursday pm as well.

    Did the tourist bus tour of El Centro then took taxis to ride the teleférico up to La Bufa and back then walked back to the AirBnB.

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    Series of pix from the bus tour
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    Captain & Commander
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  9. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    The Teleférico and La Bufa
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    Museo Rafael Coronel
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  10. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    On the walk down the hill from the Teleférico we caught an irresistible smell which led to tacos “para llevar”. Which we ended up eating on the steps in front of the stand. Very good tacos

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    Then we encountered these two Huichol artisans and their bead work
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    And some street performers
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  11. phlazm

    phlazm ad maiora nati sumus

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    You've got a great eye for really appealing photographs! I really enjoyed the thread.
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  12. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Thanks Amigo!
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  13. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    For some years now I’ve been told that a Mexican girlfriend is the best way to get fluent in Spanish and I’m not arguing that. But three Mexican guys in a swimming pool with a cooler full of beer works fairly well by my experience. And not one of those guys will be hurt if he never sees me or hears from me again. That’s kind of a win right there. Just sayin’.......

    Tomorrow Pto. Escondido
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  14. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Pulled up to a closed metal gate at Capitol o Verdemar just after sunset (yeh, I know, I know) and while wondering if I was done riding for the day the gate opened and I was guided to a parking spot then to a room where a perty young thang brought me two beers. Just moments later I was in the pool. Aaaaahhhhh....... 1A43C6A0-04FB-4F51-8098-9CB3CD8D5602.png
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  15. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Left the Acapulco area hotel Monday am with another OYO hotel in my sights. This time on Zicatela beach. Fermin was on duty to greet me and had some great bacon cheeseburgers and beers ready when my ATX friend Tyler showed up. Tyler has just completed his first day in language school after flying in Saturday. Turns out Fermin is the real deal in their little kitchen which is great as I was wanting a little down time to recharge. His arrachera tonight was as good as I’ve ever had and the accompanying chorizo creation with local cheese is a new favorite.
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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    I’m camping in a hammock on the beach in Bahia de San Agustin, Oaxaca, for a few days. Just my hammock and mosquito net and 50+ restaurants up and down the beach. A Dutch couple run the place and are charging me 150 pesos/night which includes showers, toilet, wash station and covered parking for the bike. I’m the only camper at the moment. Nice swimming beach. No cell signal but decent WiFi 99C93149-CB58-4B25-A921-CC5670A4D54A.png D6DB48D2-4F47-4F1C-8B57-DFC7319AB952.jpeg ACADCFF1-0D47-464D-8ED7-10A1991A2B45.jpeg 84A4511E-DAB4-488D-9364-E2FF15930F8C.jpeg
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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    “Sailing” a hammock on a remote Oaxaca beach
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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    This morning’s walk
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    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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