Traveling Mexico 2014

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by dwj - Donnie, May 22, 2014.

  1. acejones

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    There are franchising opportunities available. You could have the first store in Mexico.
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    That's a great idea! I should see about that!! Or maybe Tim Hortons if they got outside of New England! People in Mexico LOVE their coffee, in Mex City there' s a Starbucks on every corner and almost always full!


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    Just wanted to chime in here and say I have been following you the whole time and enjoy the report very much. You have presented a lot of good ideas for destinations I had not considered.
  4. dwj - Donnie

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    Glad to have you along! :clap Wait till you see today's ride! :D
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    ok, D....i wanna see today's ride...:clap

    yep, enjoying your rr. bring more good stuff.
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    We were on the road by 9:30. I knew we would have a nice adventure today because I had used this route or most of it about five years ago. :deal I remembered great views and gigantic pot holes, we will see what has changed. :D

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    Ana is doing the picture taking today.:evil

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    It is always nice to see things through someone else's view.

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    I can already tell that none of the pot holes have been filled. :lol3

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    BTW, we are on MX125 that runs north of Oaxaca west to intersect MX200 south of Acapulco and north of Puerto Escondido. We are headed to Puerto Escondido.
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    The main road runs on the outskirts of many small pueblos. Many of the pueblos have an entrance like this to their community.

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    This is the type restaurant we like to stop for lunch. Usually good food, great service and friendly folks! :deal

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    BTW, today as I type this, we start week number eight on this ride! :D:clap
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    Brunch! :clap

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    It was great! :clap

    Check out the stove!

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    Ana and I were talking with some other customers, in Spanish of course. They told me one of the cooks was sad because she could not understand my Spanish, nothing new to me. :lol3 People will often have difficulty with my Spanish for a few minutes, till they get their ears in tune for my Spanish. :D Anyway, I went into the kitchen for a special conversation.

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    The other cook.

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    Plenty of these. :D

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    I strongly recommend this route, but not if you are in a hurry. We left at 9:30 and arrived at the next hotel at 4:00. We stopped for a max of one hour and fifteen minutes and we only traveled 160 miles! Lots of land slides, road cave ins and pot holes. But plenty of hotels along the way, plus fuel and cafes. You will also go from 8,000 feet to below 400! :eek1
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    You will have constant views of where you are going and where you have been.:deal

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    I saw a number of these houses. The ceiling is at road level and could be used as a parking place, with most of the house partly underground and embedded back into the side of the embankment.

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    There is also re-barb sticking out of the floor to allow upward expansion of the house.