Hwy 175 into Oaxaca from Veracruz was twisty and scenic.
However, there is a LOT of storm damage from the recent rains. This is not a road to take at night (night is not a good time to travel in Mexico for many reasons).
The road is clear but there are sections where the earth has dropped away, leaving one lane.
There are dramatic views on this road. It is sparsly populated but worth every mile.
From several vantage points, you can look off into the distance and see major slides.
Weather today was clear and dry, blue skies all around.
Split up from the guys I rode here with, they're taking off in the morning for San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque for the BMW rally, I'm staying behind in Oaxaca for 5 days to explore the valleys around the city, and the city itself.
We'll hook up this weekend for the trip north.
Kiko was on his way here, made it to Cuernavaca but his bike started giving him fits, so he's turning around for Ajijic.
I don't have a capture program on this netbook, so if someone could capture the Spot pings from today and add them, that would be nice.
I received a message about you from Manuel in Guadalajara, about your bike.As I sit here with a bag of ice on my right ankle, I have only one comment after reading this ride report.................
You're killing me with those photos!
http://tinyurl.com/36gaxa9Don't worry Don, you'll have another shot at Oaxaca. Next on the radar is Pto Escondido, Pto Angel, & Huatulco. Those places deserve at least a week by themselves.
Here in Oaxaca, I've got 3 more days of exploration and 2 nights of Day of the Dead stuff to plow through.
The "different city every night" way of traveling Mexico is just NOT the way to do it. Especially Oaxaca.
Lots of gringo bus travelers but so far, the only moto travelers here besides me went to San Cristobal for the BMW rally.
PS I feel safer at night in Oaxaca than I do in San Antonio.
Two of Oaxaca's famous moles (mo-lay), this also at Mercado de Abastos this morning
Tricepilot is in Santa Maria Del Rio, a pueblo in San Luis Potosi that is famous for its hand made silk rebozos, silk shawls. Looks like he's been there for at least an hour or so, probably just getting breakfast.
]http://remtz.smugmug.com/Other/solo/Screenshot4/1077515095_Uwnnj-L.pngTricepilot is in Santa Maria Del Rio, a pueblo in San Luis Potosi that is famous for its hand made silk rebozos, silk shawls. Looks like he's been there for at least an hour or so, probably just getting breakfast.
We say in Mexico, "el es mas cabron que bonito",
That is Tricepilot, the real thing, "el es chingon".
Is that a machete... your friend is carrying, or une baguette... kidding
Looks like he´s hold up in the La Posada in Laredo Tx.
Great report !!!! Looking forward to more pics.