A forgotten and tragic war where Hitler got to test out all his military might and strategies while the west stood by and watched.Alejandro's father was a Spainard, I forget what part, who came to Mexico after the Spanish Civil war.
And I say just go. You don't need those stinkin' tracks. Just go and be open to the experience.If you the casual reader are going to try a route from this report, I highly, highly recommend you get a hold of the .gpx file on the route between Agua Zarca and Tilaco. It will as good a ride as you will ever do in Mexico.
When Alejandro told me the story of his dad's immigration, I mentioned Hemingway, and Alejandro replied Orwell.I would imagine Alejandro's father was a Republican sadly forced to flee his homeland. More good reading would be George Orwell's "Homage to Catalonia."
All sugar coated. Hee hee. Even among the best of friends there can be differences of opinion. And this was one of those times. I can remember being so upset with Richard I snapped. Yup. That's what I done.There was considerable debate amongst the group about what to do next. JT, Chuck, and Milton wanted to take the next two days and ride a circuitous route north to Galeana and then slab it to Texas from there. In contrast, I was done and advocated that we take a more direct route to the border. Eventually, we decided the best solution was to split the group. Milton headed off to explore the area around Bustamante. JT and Chuck peeled off once we arrived in Ciudad Victoria so they could ride the road from Santa Engracia to General Zaragoza. Bob, Scott, and I made a beeline for the border.
What a great find Milton!!! Wish things worked out different, I enjoy your company - that didn't sound right! enjoy your conversation!!!
I totally missed this detour sign. Do you see it?
Sure, I saw it. And we took the detour. But maybe because I had a gps with a map of Tilaco, I could see the detour just took a different road into town. Even if you don't use routes or tracks, the gps will show you exactly where you are on the local road grid and allow on the fly changes like that.
Sorry Bro. Milton, but I think you'd like it if you tried it.
Oh, I know I would. I wouldn't be worrying that I'd missed the Aquismon cut-off for one thing. And on and on.Sorry Bro. Milton, but I think you'd like it if you tried it.
One of these days.
I use my cell phone gps all the time. Just hesitant about the learning curve, maybe.