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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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Twitter Updates for 2009-12-30

Posted by on Dec 30, 2009 in Mexico & Central America | 1 comment

I'm "stuck" in Antigua Guatemala…in a good way. I found a super comfy hotel, made a new friend, a type of soul mate if such things exist # I've been invited to attend a Mayan celebration tomorrow morning…it is SUCH a privilege. Must be why I've felt compelled to stay here. # Please follow and like...

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Chicken Soup for the Gringa

Posted by on Dec 29, 2009 in Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | 3 comments

December 9, 2009 Acatlán – Oaxaca, Mexico no stats recorded I awoke to an ant infestation. Ants *everywhere*. And I had no food in my room. Yet I had ants in my helmet, jacket, Trax bag liner (that I use as my luggage carrying it in and out of the hotels every night). Little tiny ants, not fire ants, but little tiny ones that were red and scarcely larger than a poppy seed. I’d thrown my gear down on the other bed (which I often do when I move into a hotel room), and for some reason the ants really really liked that bed, and my stuff in particular. What particularly horrified me was the fact that my helmet was c-r-a-w-l-i-n-g with them. I was so upset, I walked down to the front desk in my underwear, carrying my...

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I Brake for Iguana

Posted by on Dec 28, 2009 in Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | 1 comment

December 8, 2009 Ixtapan – Acatlán (Mexico) Moving Time= 7:16 Stopped Time=2:38 200 miles I wanted to try to get all the way to Oaxaca today…I had some friends-of-friends there, and they were expecting me to arrive today. It would be a big push, and unfortunately I got a late start because my stomach was really upset last night…I was up a lot of the night. Gas? Not sure. Felt like gas. Rode for an hour, then in a small town I stopped for breakfast. I’d had a “liquado” a couple of days before, and was craving another one–fresh fruit juices, granola, some protein shake, yum and easy to digest. When I saw the telltale blender roadside, I did a U-turn. No liquados, but they had jugos–just juice–and what would I like? Um, I don’t know–make it up. Then...

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Examiner.com Article: MotoAdventureGal update: Canyons, mummies, and butterflies

Posted by on Dec 27, 2009 in Examiner.com Articles, Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding, Press | Comments Off on Examiner.com Article: MotoAdventureGal update: Canyons, mummies, and butterflies

Ken’s posted his second article about my trip on Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/x-378-Motorcycle-Examiner~y2009m12d20-MotoAdventureGal-update-canyons-mummies-and-butterflies Please follow and like...

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