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Stomach Issues come to a Head

Posted by on Jan 9, 2010 in Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on Stomach Issues come to a Head

I woke up about an hour later and had to run to the bathroom. Oofa, I was finally feeling the effects of the troubled tummy I’d had for the past week plus. I passed a horrible night’s sleep, up and down, and in the morning I was soooooooo exhausted. When I finally crawled upstairs to say good morning to Aurora and Ruben, I was practically in tears. They had been trying to get me to go to the doctor the whole time I’d been there, but never insisted. I finally confessed I needed to go. Aurora was great–took me to Ruben’s brother, who gave me a thorough checkup, told me I had a very mild case of Monteczuma’s revenge. A MILD CASE??? Now I really wanted to cry. I was SUCH a sissy! Anyway, Doctor’s orders: – No food...

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Michael (Bouldergeek)

Posted by on Jan 9, 2010 in Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on Michael (Bouldergeek)

December 11, 2009 [Sorry my blog is so far behind–I am trying to keep my story in order] So after my nice siesta, I made plans to meet up with Michael (on ADVrider.com he is known as “Bouldergeek”) We’d somehow found out about each others’ trips, and were finally in the same place and decided to met. Michael was on his way UP to the US–he’d already ridden through Central America and back and was on his way home to Colorado. We met at his hotel because there was safe off-street parking, and decided to explore Oaxaca on foot. Meet Bouldergeek It was the night before the festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and the Zocalo (main square) was packed. We sat for a bit in one of the cafes, had a soda, and got to know each other...

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Aurora

Posted by on Dec 31, 2009 in Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on Aurora

December 11, 2009 Oaxaca I haven’t talked about Aurora yet. The easiest way to describe her is that she sparkles. From the inside, she just emanates this light that draws you in and lets you know you are in the presence of someone really awesome. I want to be her when I grow up. Seriously, Aurora is the type of lady I have always wanted to be — always happy, always pleasant, upbeat, with a wonderful sense of humor and old-school grace that comes from a combination of good manners and just plain grace. Plus she’s just flat-out gorgeous. Today Aurora has decided to leave work in the morning and give me a little tour, and I am delighted. I enjoy her company immensely, her Spanish is easy for me to understand, and she’s just uplifting to be around....

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Examiner.com Article: MotoAdventureGal update: Reaction to a woman riding solo

Posted by on Dec 31, 2009 in Examiner.com Articles, Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding, Press | Comments Off on Examiner.com Article: MotoAdventureGal update: Reaction to a woman riding solo

Ken’s Third article on my ride is up. http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-378-Motorcycle-Examiner~y2009m12d22-MotoAdventureGal-update-Reaction-to-a-woman-riding-solo Please follow and like...

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Way to go Mefo

Posted by on Dec 30, 2009 in Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | 2 comments

MEFO Tires Remember I said the road changed when I entered the state of Oaxaca? Gone was the smooth pavement of the northern provinces. The asphault in Oaxaca contains a mixture of rough gravel and is really rough on tires I chose the Mefo Explorers (sold exclusively by Twisted Throttle) because they have a reputation as being really durable, long lasting tires. On a 30,000 mile trip (or any trip!!!) I would rather change my tires every 8,000-10,000 miles instead of every 3-5,000 miles, because I do it myself. And I was really happy to have them on the road to Batopilas–their grip on the gravel and mixed road curfaces was excellent, and I never worried about anything. They are still going really strongly–I already have almost 4,000 on these tires, and they are in great shape despite the...

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Oaxaca by Night

Posted by on Dec 30, 2009 in Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on Oaxaca by Night

December 9, 2009 After some nice chicken soup and a siesta, Rubén and Aurora had to go back to work. They run a blood bank in Oaxaca, and work long hours. They offered to give me a ride into town, and I could walk around a few hours, and they would pick me up again later. Done! I was feeling a little better. It’s a lot easier to be a tourist on foot than always having to care for the moto. A walking tour of Oaxaca: Dancing in the Zocalo Pizza Delivery Central Please follow and like...

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