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June 11th, 2012 | Mexico

More Media in Mazatlan…!!

I had originally planned to make a big ride from Mazatlan to Hermosillo, but when I explained my plan to Paulo and Ismael, they first looked at each other and then peered closely at me to see if I was kidding or not…!! “It is possible….”Paulo said at last, “but only for the very crazy…!! […]

June 10th, 2012 | Mexico

“Chico…!! Give dis man a gon…!!”

While Mexico has become synonymous with violence and drug wars between Mexican drug cartels, I had not seen or experienced any activities that made me believe I was in any danger… The many people who had given me advice about which cities and areas to stay clear of, did so as a result of either […]

June 10th, 2012 | Mexico


My exit from Guadalajara turned into a bit of a parade…!! Not only was I joined by Gonzalo and George of the Manosos, but also, a large group of “speedsters” from another local club, who had planned a breakfast run to Tepic, and were keen to ride with me as far as that town, which […]

June 10th, 2012 | Mexico

It’s Beeg…!! It’s Really Beeg…!!

Dudes…!! Mexico is a big country…!! I have covered almost 5 000 km since crossing the border from Belize… And I am still 2 000 km from the border with the USA….!! Lack of time and internet connections have prevented me from being able to update my postings…. That and Tequila…!! Suffice to say, that […]

June 9th, 2012 | Mexico

To Guadalajara and More Manosos…

Billy and I made good time to Guadalajara, covering the 400 odd km in less than five hours… We rode the country roads, passing through Quiroga and Zacapu before stopping in Zamora for breakfast… This is Mexico’s prime strawberry growing region and for miles, both before and after the town, long greenhouses had been erected […]

June 8th, 2012 | Mexico

Marvelous Morelia…!!

Mexican toll roads are an expensive alternative to taking the slower and more scenic country roads… It cost almost $35.00 (R300.00) to travel about 250 km from Teotihuacan to a point where I had finally had enough of the high costs, and slipped off the Mex15 to ride the last 75 km to Morelia on […]