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Old 09-14-2017, 05:48 PM   #21
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:00 PM   #22
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After completing the usual paperwork shuffle (start here, go there, then get copies, then go over there, then back to here for final approval), we finally were on our way to Galeana via the supremely twisty road tp Rayones followed by some fun class 2 dirt.

As Mexico vets know, the ride from Reynosa to the mountains isn't anything to brag about. 150 miles or so of riding highway across the desert. It was mostly flat, hot, and boring. We did, however, stop for a bite to eat.




Finally, we arrived at the turn off to Rayones. Yes! I love this road! It's paved but oh so twisty and fun. And the views are inspiring.


A long time ago my friend Milton Otto, the World's Foremost Adventure Dentist, told me about another road to Rayones. He said the road was dirt and followed a canyon through the mountains to the outskirts of Rayones. He spoke of a river and all the times you had to cross that river in order to reach Rayones. He didn't make it sound particularly fun. No one I know of, beside Milton, has ridden that road.

See the canyon in the pic below? That road is down there. Waiting. For you.


Once we reached the bridge over the river just outside of Rayones, we decided to take a short detour to see the western end of the fabled dirt road to Rayones.


We followed the dirt road from the bridge to the first water crossing. The river was wide and running quickly, but didn't appear to be too deep for us to cross on our bikes. JT asked me if I wanted to continue, but I politely declined. I wanted to go to Rayones, not back to Montemorelos and sure didn't need to do a bunch of river crossings to try and prove something. So we made a U-turn and headed to the Pemex in Rayones for much needed fuel.

Uh oh! The Pemex is closed. And I don't mean closed for today. I mean closed as in it doesn't appear to be re-opening tomorrow or anytime soon. Don't plan on getting gas there.

We ended up buying gas from a 55 gallon drum from a vendor on the side of the road. For $7 a gallon! If you are coming this way to Galeana I suggest buying your gas in Montemorelos before entering the mountains.
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:10 PM   #23
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After gassing up, we headed south on dirt toward Galeana. One thing I've never done on this section of road is visit Puente de Dios (God's Bridge). I've driven by it many times but never taken the time to stop. Today, I rectified that, taking a few pics as I walked the 22,342 steps (give or take a few thousand) to the bottom. In all my gear. Palm to head, Why, oh why, didn't I take my jacket off before making this trek?




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Awesome pix. Next time, I'm stopping and trekking down to see this for myself!
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Good stuff! Looking forward to the rest of the ride report !


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Trailboss "Today, I rectified that, taking a few pics as I walked the 22,342 steps (give or take a few thousand) to the bottom. In all my gear. Palm to head, Why, oh why, didn't I take my jacket off before making this trek?"

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Old 09-15-2017, 07:34 AM   #28
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Cardio.....it's for what ails you......
The heck of it is that I regularly do cardio (hiking with a 25 lb backpack) but I rarely do stairs. Walking stairs is not the same as hiking on hilly terrain, a fact my calves will attest to. There were quite sore and painful for the next 2 days. Reminding me that I need to re-introduce the Planet Fitness stair climber into my workout plan...
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:57 AM   #29
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Once in Galeana, we did what we always do. Find something to eat and then root through JT's stuff till we find his hidden stash of tequila.

Galeana has a new sign.


Having located JT's tequila, we proceeded to have a small sample. Please note that I really don't drink tequila or any hard liquor. I drink a little beer sometimes but the truth is I'm a lightweight.









I gotta stop drinkin' that stuff.
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Once in Galeana, we did what we always do. Find something to eat and then root through JT's stuff till we find his hidden stash of tequila.

Galeana has a new sign.


Having located JT's tequila, we proceeded to have a small sample. Please note that I really don't drink tequila or any hard liquor. I drink a little beer sometimes but the truth is I'm a lightweight.









I gotta stop drinkin' that stuff.
Ur not supposed to drink the whole bottle at one sitting

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Galeana has a new sign.
Makes me think of a missing rider formation... I'm so used to seeing Chuck in these reports
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I miss Chuck.
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After being corrupted by JT the evening before, we decided to pay a visit to Galeana AA early Saturday morning. Unfortunately (or, depending on your point of view, fortunately) they were closed.



So we went in search of breakfast instead. Which can be challenging, since most places don't open earlier than 8:30 or so and it wasn't quite 8 am yet.

We spotted this mural as we walked the streets.


The next time you are in Galeana and need a car wash, this is your place.


The front door to the Plaza Restaurant was open, so we walked inside to see if they would feed us. At first, the man said no, they weren't open yet, but then the cook came out of the kitchen and said she would cook for us. Sweet!




Breakfast done, it was time to hit the road. We had big plans for the day and they wouldn't wait...
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I wanted to ride from Linares to Mainero and then west over the mountains to Camerones. JT wanted to find a track/trail/road that would allow us to go from Milton's Secret Route to La Florida. So we decided to do both...if possible.


Riding east on Hwy 58 to Linares never disappoints. Wonderfully twisty and oh so scenic.

Once out of the mountains, we headed south to Mainero on some fun dirt roads.


Sometimes you see some funny things in Mexico. Like a no-passing sign on a one car wide dirt road. Is passing such a big issue that this stretch of dirt really needed a no passing sign? Really?


Those are the mountains we will be crossing later today. Yes!!!



"So then Ken say, 'You've got to lean right, turn the handlebars to the left, feather the brake with one finger, kick your leg out, and go for it.'" And, sure enough, an hour later as I was attempting to cross the washed out creek without crashing, turns out he was right.



As we took a short break at Abarrotes Don Beto, this older gentleman asked me if I would buy him a Coke. So I did.



Left or right?


JT says right. And don't fail to notice that this road is two way traffic.



A short time later we reached the edge of the mountains. Time to start climbing.
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Thanks for posting. Great adventure for you guys. That timepiece forever stopped at 3 pm is an interesting mural. Can someone translate words painted under the cross. Just curios that's all.
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Thanks for posting. Great adventure for you guys. That timepiece forever stopped at 3 pm is an interesting mural. Can someone translate words painted under the cross. Just curios that's all.
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Once I get my DRZ outfitted, and get some shorter test trips under my belt, I want to do Mexico. Love these reports.
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Wow! Truly spectacular!
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