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Week 11: Oaxaca and the road to Chiapas

Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | Views [12933] | Comments [2]

What can I say, Oaxaca was all it was rumored to be. The city had an entrancing combination of lovely people, thriving markets, lively bars, delicious food, and a chilled out feel. I caught it at an unusual time, when droves of teachers on strike held ... Read more >

Photos: Weeks 11: Oaxaca and the road to Chiapas

Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Oaxaca and the road to Chiapas
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Excessive crankcase pressure

Monday, 30 May 2011 | Views [2290] | Comments [1]

Since this is a blog about motorcycle travel, I'll go ahead and post this little blurb on fixing a small (getting worse) problem my bike was having. Back story on the bike: bought it from a guy in Colorado who only ever used it for commuting, changed ... Read more >

Photos: Week 10: Over the Mountains and Through the Woods

Thursday, 26 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Mazamitla, Uruapan, and Morelia
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Week 10: Over the Mountains and Thru the Woods

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | Views [2532] | Comments [8]

I write this from the chemical-choked courtyard of the local hostel here in Morelia, but my mind and heart are still 100 km west of here, where I got the chance to explore the mountains and pine forests of the Western Central Highlands for the past ... Read more >

Weeks 9 and 10: R&R in Guadalajara

Saturday, 21 May 2011 | Views [1195] | Comments [3]

When I last wrote, I was newly arrived in Sayulita after both Chalie and I had back-to-back crashes the preceding days. After a couple of days in Sayulita, the pain in my shoulder had intensified. That is to say, the broad, aching pain eased and was ... Read more >

Photos: Week 9: Healing in Guadalajara

Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

R&R for a busted shoulder, plus sight seeing and lucha libre!
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Photos: Week eight: the Sierra Madre

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Excursions in the mountains
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Week eight: Durango

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | Views [1852] | Comments [4]

The first time I heard the Spanish word "narcofosa", I was reading a Mexican newspaper in a cafe in La Paz, Baja Sur. Without knowing that key term, the rest of the article didn't make much sense, but I understood that it involved bodies and ... Read more >

Photos: Week seven: Mazatlan to Durango

Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Moto expo, Devil's Backbone
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Two months in the saddle

Monday, 2 May 2011 | Views [905] | Comments [2]

As I write this, the moon is rising over the end of day fifty-two. Fifty-two days I’ve been doing this? It doesn’t seem like that long, when I think about it. But then I look at the map, and that long red line leading from Albuquerque, New Mexico, ... Read more >

Weeks five and six: Southern Baja

Sunday, 24 Apr 2011 | Views [1543] | Comments [7]

In terms of events, the past two weeks have been unremarkable. Life on the road has been [pleasantly] tame and peaceful. Charlie got a flat in Loreto, Tom had to repair a broken clutch cable on the road, and Charlie had to buy a new helmet after losing ... Read more >

Photos: Weeks five and six: Southern Baja

Saturday, 23 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

San Ignacio thru La Ventana
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Weeks three and four: Too much adventure in Northern Baja

Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | Views [1630] | Comments [4]

Week four: Adventures in Northern Baja I did not expect the last week to be what it was. After all, I spent it traveling with other people, male people! Things were supposed to coast, at least for a few days. There is no coasting with these guys. Throttle ... Read more >

Photos: Week four: Too much adventure in Northern Baja

Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Ensenada, Rasoario, and two crashes
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Weeks two and three: Travel Guide to San Felipe

Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | Views [1126] | Comments [2]

Location and orientation: The main street into town, Chemaul, intersects with another main street just before the malecon [definition: the street that runs along the shore; where to go to get pestered by hawkers of silver, sombreros, sunglasses and ... Read more >

Photos: Weeks 2 and 3: San Felipe, Baja California Norte

Sunday, 3 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Weeks 2 and 3: San Felipe, Baja California Norte
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