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Old 04-02-2018, 02:43 PM   #21
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Re: The Whole is Greater than the Sum: Chihuahua Time!

Not sure why, but this video will not display within the post, but its pretty cool.

COMING OUT OF CUSARARE

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Old 04-11-2018, 09:53 AM   #22
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Re: The Whole is Greater than the Sum: Chihuahua Time!

COMO SE DICE EPIC

Day 4, Later Afternoon

After good times at Divisadero and Cusarare it was time to get to the main event for the day. Before us twisted, turned, pivoted, and strained an immaculate surface for 35 miles and beyond that another EPIC 40 miles of road awaited.

On this tour, there are many abrupt changes in scenery and riding conditions. The transition from Creel to Samachique is one of the best. Many will say that Mexico 23 is the finest motorcycling road in Mexico. I feel that is accurate, because the road is AMAZING and completely devoid of traffic. We passed 1! car between Cusarare and the turnoff to Batopilas. Simply sublime.

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Things have changed a lot over the years...there was a time when you could blink and miss the turnoff for Batopilas.



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Doug...checking out the scenery.



Nothing to see here, move along.



Ok, I'll detour to the other lane.



Baby Slide...



More slide remnants kept everyone on their toes.





Bridge at the Bottom is gcceous.



Gathering at the bridge.



Finding coins to fling off the bridge. I fed everyone the line, "if you throw a coin into the river, it brings good luck and assures that you will return!"...same line I was fed on my first trip. So far, 100% success rate with me!

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Happy Grant, Stoke Shawn, Relieved Dan.



More fun ahead!



As I pass the construction equipment just before the bridge, I notice the Mexican Army garrison is hanging out, showing off their weaponry. I pull to the bridge to wait on the other guys, but start going over the history of this place since the last time I was in town. Basically, the lead cartel has changed over a couple of times, with some blood in the interim. It was very interesting that the Army Garrison was actually outside the town, across the bridge. I wondered why...well, I knew why, but I wondered where the situation would lead us...



Arrival at Juanita's...an Oasis in this small town. The eponymous Juanita is there to greet us in true Mexican fashion. She expressed that we were late, but her concerns were covered in laughing at carrying on at how happy she was to see us. To reach the courtyard and hotel, one must ride through her home, which has been set-up for the task. A unique experience.

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View of the Rio Batopilas at the back of the property.



Courtyard at Juanita's.





We freshened up with a couple margaritas and departed for dinner across the way at Dona Mica. Great comida!




Yes, yes your are!



Serious aguachile de camaron!



We laughed, we drank, we ate, we laughed, we were spotted and approached by our first S-Cartel members. Then we ate some more, drank with the S-Cartel members, bought them beer, they bought us beer, and we generally had a wonderful night. Notice the lack of pictures after a certain point...coincidence?

Good Night, Batopilas!

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Old 04-11-2018, 11:13 PM   #23
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Re: The Whole is Greater than the Sum: Chihuahua Time!

Oh dear...postimage.org forgot to pay their bill or something...will try to get pics back up
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:59 AM   #24
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Re: The Whole is Greater than the Sum: Chihuahua Time!

Chasing Monks, Mangoes, and Rain Showers

Day 5: Morning


We arose to a nice humid morning. It was honestly a bit difficult to get up, but the day was calling us to greater things than the comfortable confines of Juanitas.




The Rio Batopilas was gently rolling along, hardly noticeable within its course.




Hummingbirds were present and we lazily readied for breakfast around the corner.







As we entered and ordered, the proprietors went and bought the provisions for our meal. This is a normal occurrence south of the border; folks are close to the Mercado and they utilize it for storage as much as for substance. No spoilage or returns...seems reasonable, but a bit tough on the distributor.



Have a Coke and smile!



Keith is figuring out Mexican Armcuffs.



To say it was a lazy morning, would be a vast underestimation of laziness
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:02 PM   #25
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Re: The Whole is Greater than the Sum: Chihuahua Time!

Mostly fixed the postimg issue and added in the best part of the ride between Cusarare and Batopilas....oops!
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:05 PM   #26
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Re: The Whole is Greater than the Sum: Chihuahua Time!

MISSION MISION

Day 5, Morning Ride

After luxuriating the early morning away, it was time to depart while we still had good weather and morning light.




On the road to Satevo.





Keith having a Jack Handy moment with the Big Katoom.



Rio Batopilas Valley, view towards Mision Satevo.



Hippy Mike? Rest Stop Mike? The world will never know!



All along the roads and dirt tracks of Mexico, one finds these small roadside shrines. Some of the shrines are to particular saints, some are nice remembers of departed family members, and some have trinkets in them from along the road.



I believe this is a shrine to St. Jude due to the presence of the prominent club in his hand. I could be wrong, it may be a shrine to Miguel Cabrera and his hard drinking ways, presumptively including Cerveza Sol.



Deeper view of the Batopilas River towards Satevo.



Folks taking pictures of folks taking pictures.





Rolling up on the Mision Satevo, built in the mid-late 1700s.







This young woman is an enduring feature of the Mision Satevo visit. She suffers from a form of epilepsy and receives contributions for her medicine and the upkeep of the church. She is quite friendly, perhaps a bit odd, showing off some interesting and family-friendly "tricks".

Satevo is primarily a Tarahumara village.





Inside the Mision. Lenten/Easter decorations were present.













Good luck getting to the ladder, good luck if you get on it.





Local Kids.



I need better photography software.



Danny does not need better software:



Shawn, keeping it...real.












On the way out.






Beer Break above the Rio Batopilas.

Ben, enjoying the rock.



Hallmark Moment with Ben and Jeff.







It started raining in the Satevo area while we were enjoying our beers. The wind freshened and the temperature dropped 6-10 degrees. There had been a 20% chance of rain forecast, so we thought it would blow in and out. We stowed the empties and rolled on back to Batopilas.



We arrive back in town to no sign of rain!



Conversations were had and it was decided that Ben and Shawn were going to try out the town's zipline.



Interesting times to come...
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:32 AM   #27
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Re: The Whole is Greater than the Sum: Chihuahua Time!

SIESTA SIN DORMIR

Day 5: Midday, around town in Batopilas

River from the pedestrian bridge.




Animals of Batopilas.



A beautiful bird.














Benches are EVERYWHERE!



Zona Centro

Shawn and Ben wanted to try out the town zip line. Apparently, the guy who runs it had to be rounded up somewhere up in the hills, so it was a 2 hour delay. We wandered around and contemplated a late lunch.






























ALTO!!!!!





























Locals and Dorks.











"Security"




Juanita is the best host you could have in Batopilas!



Daily Lineup.



Bear and Wolf were Juanita's long-loyal pets. She has started a volunteer organization in their honor.



Danny wasn't taught that it is rude to block the garage entrance.



Typical Batopilas Tienda.







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2012 KTM 250XCW...street legal

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Old 04-19-2018, 11:13 PM   #28
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Re: The Whole is Greater than the Sum: Chihuahua Time!

Fantastic pics.
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:42 AM   #29
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Fantastic pics.
You are very kind. Also, I had some great photogs along with me on the trip. About 20 percent are my snaps.
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