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SkizzMan Rides The Americas

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

  1. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan Long timer

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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread on May 3, 2018

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  2. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan Long timer

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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread on May 3, 2018

    First full day in CDMX has us getting @Halen a toll tag, enjoying some street tacos, meeting with @garrydymond for lunch, then rejoining Halen at a couple of bistros in the Roma district. Tonight we’ll hit one of the the popular speakeasies.

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    In front of Banorte
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    Riding to meet Garry at Sanborns across from the hospital
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    After breakfast Garry shows me around the hospital grounds. Just inside the main entrance are the steps to the metro station.
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    The facility was largely redone after the 1985 earthquake and this stunning mural commemorates those who rescued the many victims and those who rebuilt the city.
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    Aaahh.....México
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    Poorer folks who cannot afford hotels are provided for with facilities for camping on the hospital grounds. They break camp each morning and store their things under a covered walkway. Toilets and showers on the left.
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    It was really good to spend time with Garry and hear how well Bonnie is doing. Then on to rejoin Halen at a couple of bistros.
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    Maximo Bistrot is a top-rated bistro by one of our favorite tire manufacturers :-)
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    That right there is some great mineral water. The Mariachis? Meh
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    Similar to ravioli and stuffed with foie gras
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    Chocolate and vanilla dessert in memory of Hernan Cortez who introduced the two to Western Civilization
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  3. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan Long timer

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    Originally posted on “Is Mexico Safe?” thread on May 4, 2018

    So after last night’s session at Hanky Panky Cocktail Bar @Halen tells me I’ve just enjoyed one of the best bars in the world. I don’t doubt it. These folks take making cocktails to an art form. Entertaining just watching the show. Will be back.

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    We arrived at 8:30. Things picked up later.
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    Enjoyed every Bacanora they had and most Mezcals
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    Pretty good shtuff
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    And then it was time to Uber home
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  4. Grynch

    Grynch Long timer

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    We read about
    Thanks for the photo of the menu. Always looking for new places.
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  5. Secret Agent Man

    Secret Agent Man Globe Trotter

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    I really enjoyed the photos, thanks for taking us along!
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  6. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan Long timer

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    More to come.....
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  7. halobum

    halobum Been here awhile

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    Wow! Retired? Congrats and safe adventures!
    I'm so jealous.
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  8. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan Long timer

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    Thanks Phil!
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  9. RW66

    RW66 Been here awhile

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    Retired......never thought that would happen. When we finish our mission you will need to come down and visit. I have a friend in Fresnillo you need to meet. However I could never get her to go on a ride with me. Maybe you will have better luck.


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  10. RW66

    RW66 Been here awhile

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    Here is a picture. You guess which one.


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  11. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan Long timer

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    El Gringo Sin Miedo is too skeered to guess
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  12. Grynch

    Grynch Long timer

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    Let's see some pics of Salinas Cruz! From what I hear, you guys are in town and creating havoc!
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  13. Mainecoons

    Mainecoons Been here awhile

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    Great thread and photos Skizzman.

    I have a visiting rider from Bristol UK, trying to get in touch with Taxco Guru Gustavo so I can send him that way and considering going with. He hasn't visited here since March 18, another way to contact?
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  14. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan Long timer

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    Try reaching Gustavo through Airbnb. If you can’t then I’ll PM more info.
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    I’m near SMA and heading south, BTW.
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  15. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    Yikes I know Roy has your best interests at heart but.......they all look scary
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  16. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan Long timer

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    That’s what rheostats are for.
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  17. Joe Mc

    Joe Mc Adventurer

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    Nice pics!:clap
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  18. kevinsinvegas

    kevinsinvegas Been here awhile

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    Great to hear you have retired. Work is way overrated. I will be in South America at least another year. How long till you get here? Ceviche in Peru is calling you!
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  19. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan Long timer

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    Thanks!

    I’ve got some family responsibilities before I can travel much beyond México.

    Hope to meet up with you down there.

    Saludos!
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  20. jfman

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    Holy shit JD! How did you hide this from me! I will be following your thread for sure.

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