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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by 95Monster, Sep 2, 2018.
Today's tracks and elevation.
Great gorditas at the train station in Divisaderos
I'm headed out to look for some Gorditas.
Wow that looks epic! Off to a great start man!
great report amigo!! have fun!!
I dont think I've known anyone who has stayed at the hotel Divisidero I guess you did not get the memo from Sjoerd
If that's the view from the hotel I'm off to book my air ticket ...
That was the view from the balcony of my room. $145 US for room, dinner, breakfast and three shots of tequila : )
Lots of dogs milling around. I like dogs. These dogs look at you and their eyes say "Take me with you, please."
Creel's pretty cool. My second night here. First night, I spent too much for lodging for a gringo hotel, restaurant, bar with no internet : ( I could have gone back to the cliffside hotel in Divisidero for the same money. Learned my lesson and consulted Sjoerd's book for the second night.
They said there would be rocks on the road to Batopilas. They didn't say how big. I can't imagine this road before it was paved. Must have been epic. Well, it's still epic but you know...
Getting close to Batopilas
And the infamous sign at the foot of the bridge.
I didn't really see anything that resembled lodging. The town was quiet and nobody seemed to be around. So I headed back to Creel. On the climb up I ran into Lighttraveling! We swapped info and will stay in touch with each other!
Day 7's tracks.
Today I'm 1620 miles in. Dunlop Trailsmarts look new and work great on the wet, dirty, busted up roads. Tomorrow I head East toward Guachochi and Parral, then South to Durango. If anyone has advise on great roads, hotels whatever you like, chime in because I really don't have much of a plan for the mid section of Mexico.
In Guachochi I have stayed at La Roca( Parking right outside your room) and Hotel Cumbres( parking in the back ) In Durango I stay at Hotel Hacienda Bugambillas( about 10 block walk to the main Plaza, great parking and a good price) used to stay at the Cathedral Hotel and park in the lobby but your bike is to big, they are renovating it right now. Your hotel budget is much larger than mine
Love me some @Cal , so follow what he says.
I can only add this minor tip to Guachochi advice:
That's the only time that a "watch for falling rock" sign has been warranted. Great pic G.
I wanted to stop on the road and eat a sandwich but was a little worried a volkswagon sized rock might come tumbling down.
I wizened up, if only briefly, and booked a room out of Sjoerd's guide. Hotel Korachi, $18, blankets, decent WiFi in the lobby and restaurant next door.
The Tiny Church movement has really taken off down here.
Then I made haste to Guachochi as it looked like it was going to rain all day, and it did.
Guachochi was the first town of any Substance since crossing the border. I would have liked to stay but it was too early so I pressed on.
In Balleza, I stopped for a quick bite and fuel then headed on to Hildago Del Parral. When you've spent days riding backroads with zero traffic, getting into an actual city is overwhelming. But I'm here near the Center. Tracks follow...
I'm 8 days into this ride. With the exception of the drone on I8/10, it's been 7 magnificent days of riding. Sonora and Copper Canyon are not just an Adventure Bike dream but Sport Touring bikes too. It was like riding Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon mixed together with zero traffic.
I'm sure the pavement changes everything! Thanks for taking the time / effort to post this report.