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Old 09-21-2017, 07:01 PM   #61
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Re: Crashing Our Way Through Mexico - The Furious Five Draw First Blood

I so missed out on this ride. That arroyo looks fantastic!
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:08 PM   #62
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I so missed out on this ride. That arroyo looks fantastic!
I've taken some creative liberties with this part of my ride report to dramatize it a bit. But, truly, the arroyo was a lot of fun. I wouldn't ride it on a big adventure bike, but anything 350 lbs or less with a rider of average skills should be fine.

As long as it hasn't rained a lot lately...
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:44 PM   #63
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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.
That pic could have been the result of too many frijoles for breakfast

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Old 09-21-2017, 07:54 PM   #64
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You definitely should stop and hike down to the bottom under the natural bridge. Ive done it 4 times and in exchange for your strenuous physical efforts, you're rewarded with a great scenic view, calm river sounds below and some good cardio to make up for sitting in the saddle. It gets the blood pumping good. Now its all cement steps with metal rails but not even 8 yrs ago, it was a regular hiking trail with some spots with a few ropes for rails. Fang told us that there might be a hiking trail on the north side of bridge that you can follow down to a cave ?? Take JT with you down there but make sure he doesn't walk under any spiraling stair cases, ochh!
Good advice! Definitely worth some exploration
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:17 PM   #65
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I've taken some creative liberties with this part of my ride report to dramatize it a bit. But, truly, the arroyo was a lot of fun. I wouldn't ride it on a big adventure bike, but anything 350 lbs or less with a rider of average skills should be fine.

As long as it hasn't rained a lot lately...
I think you take great pictures and have an entertaining ability to tell a story. Just as you have the ability to capture the admiration of those children with magic and jokes. It is a loss that we failed to record that.
I expected more pics of us lying on the ground next to our bikes as the title describes. You have been too kind.

And JT sits by smoking, grinning, and I truly wonder what he is thinking. Makes me dread following him, but he knows the way out. Epic it was
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:21 PM   #66
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"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.


Ken does dance with his bike well. 🤙🏼

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