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The sky is falling! Mextrek 5, 2016

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Sugar Land, TX
All 27 of us who made it are having a great, fun, safe trip. High winds and rain hit just as the last 4 riders made it in last night from the Mcallen ride in. Today, Friday, trail conditions were excellent. Almost no dust. Few puddles here and there. JT, Gina, and Ken (jt, spiritatbay, tgtumbleweed) were here holding down the fort since the weekend here in Galeana and the rode again today. The Hotel Magdelena has every room just at capacity as 12 rooms are under renovation and no one ever, ever, actually writes down a reservation. Its just a goodwill gesture to make a reservation, obviously. I'm having a blast riding Mexico with my son, good friends from twtex, a group of first timers, and a big handful of friends (Justine, Everett, Mark, Joey) I convinced to come out of the blue. Mexico does not disappoint. They are all smiles.
 
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Wills Point, Texas
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David
Last Name
Bell
One time in Creel at the hotel they couldn't find our reservations in their book. I looked at the page and pointed to "4 gringos". They nodded and checked us in. It was good because they were full and it was literally freezing outside.
 

JcatDRZ

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Santa Fe, TX
Bob and I made it in about 2am this morning. Had an amazing time with some fantastic folks!
 
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Joined
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Location
Asheville, NC
It was an awesome time! We are still in Galeana. Leaving in the morning for Real De Catorce. We will definitely be back next year.

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Joined
Apr 29, 2004
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Location
Dickinson,Tx
First Name
Bob
Last Name
Krogman
The Mextrek5 trip was everything I hoped for and more. Thanks Randy for leading our ride Saturday. And thanks Jcat for getting me home. Had a great time!
 
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May 10, 2014
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Location
Spring Branch, TX
First Name
Randy
Thank you Peter for organizing this MexTrek. I wasn't quite sure what to expect with so many great routes to choose from. I was lucky to meet and ride with some awesome people in a beautiful remote area. Among them, Eric and Greg whom I met and rode with early on, then Justin, Bob, Alan, Chad, and Rick. Thanks to all for the friendships and memories on cobblestone, rock, mud, dirt, more mud, and mystery paths. Best of all were the opportunities to meet and spend some time with remarkable friendly locals on the road. Maybe for MexTrek 6 we can return to them for a new visit.

Cheers everyone.

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Vinny

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Austin, Tx
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Vinny
It was an awesome time! We are still in Galeana. Leaving in the morning for Real De Catorce. We will definitely be back next year.

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Great idea. Have fun with the tunnel:doh:
Be safe and put some updates of the trip here please.
 

SpiritAtBay

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Kerrville
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We met these "bad hombres" down there in dangerous Mexico.

After escaping their clutches, we Enjoyed some great riding. And great weather and views and food and camaraderie and...


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Joined
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Katy, TX
I can say without question that I will be on this trip again in the future. Thank you Peter for organizing this great trip. Thank you so much to the great new friends that I met along the way. Randy, I thoroughly appreciated the conversation we shared in English and I think we all really appreciated the many conversations you conducted in espanol! Greg, such a pleasure to spend time with you and thank you for the ride back to Houston! Justin, Bob, Alan, Rick and Chad, I couldn't have asked for a more positive group to get stuck in the mud with! And to everyone else that I had the pleasure of sharing stories, great food and cervezas with, thank you all so much.

More than anything I was amazed that such a magical place existed so close to the boring flat paved roads of Houston. The interaction with the locals was an experience I won't soon forget. Count me in for next year!
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Asheville, NC
Thank NC boys are back in Galeana! We'll try to post some pictures later. We'll be here until Sat.

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Sugar Land - TX
Man, it seems you guys had a blast! I really wanted to go but was impossible for me to get in touch with Peter.


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May 10, 2014
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Location
Spring Branch, TX
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Randy
Does anyone from our Saturday ride (Rick, Chad, Eric, Greg, Bob, Justin, Alan) have pictures from the mud miles west of La Purísima toward Pablillo? Those were tough and dummy here didn't take a single picture in that stretch.
 
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JcatDRZ

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Santa Fe, TX
Does anyone from our Saturday ride (Rick, Chad, Eric, Greg, Bob, Justin, Alan) have pictures from the mud miles west of La Purísima toward Pablillo? Those were tough and dummy here didn't take a single picture in that stretch.
I didn't grab any Randy.. I was too focused on riding! I think most of us were!
 
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Spring Branch, TX
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Randy
Or fearless leader Shadman imparting instructions at a stop inside Mexico
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My steed...
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... which Eric noticed got a broken plate on the way up to Cerro El Potosí late Friday:
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GPS track from Friday with Greg and Eric. Color spectrum indicates elevation:
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San Antonio
Good meet. Here are a few of my pics. I rode most of the trip solo, so not much other than scenery type pictures

Nuevo Laredo Port of Entry

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The first couple of days I rode solo. The following are pictures from Potrero Redondo & General Zaragoza dirt loops:

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Allende from Potrero Redondo

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More Potrero Redondo
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Somewhere on General Zaragoza loop:

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Taking JT's back door up to the top of Cerro Potosi

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"On Top"

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Galena City Workers taking care of "the tree"

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Andre and I south of Galeana:

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