Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Ride Tales, Trip Reports and Stories > Ride Tales

Ride Tales An easy way to post your ride reports, whether it's a weekend ride or around the world. Please make the first words of the title WHERE the ride is. See the announcement in the forum for details on posting. Please do NOT just post a link to your site. For a link, see Get a Link.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Like Tree1Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #106  
Old 6 Oct 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Emerald Queensland Australia
Posts: 243
Mike very much enjoying following your travels

Reading your report you make me more at ease with what to expect when travelling in that part of the world.Travel safe.Noel
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old 7 Oct 2012
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 220
support..

I am glad somebody enjoys the post and I am pleased to be helpful. Who was it that said , 'If you can go on a holiday'...you can do this. Well, it is kinda true. Some holidays have a few more details..... Bruce, please spread da news at jafi, to all that might be intrested. Keep me updated when you can. mike PS: I must add I had good help and nothing would have worked well for me if I were younger
Attached Thumbnails
ratbikemike in mexico.-114.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 9 Oct 2012
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: RTW, From Vancouver BC 2012
Posts: 640
Hi
we are across the border and are now in Zacatecas for a few days. I am enjoying your blog. We will be in Oaxaca Oct 25 or 26 i think. Safe travels. Sara
__________________
Sara

Those who say something is impossible should not hinder those who are achieving it!






www.worldwideride.ca

HU RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old 9 Oct 2012
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 220
saralou

I'm sure you will enjoy Oaxaca. They have shopping and great dining and jazz. It is a charming town. The 180 churches take turns setting off large fireworks to promote themselves. Sounds like July 4 in the USA! Enjoy. mike
Attached Thumbnails
ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-033.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #110  
Old 9 Oct 2012
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 220
Across the vally to SanCristobal

Right after breakfast, I spotted this place. I just bet it is better to pay $10 or $ 20us more for a tire early than it is to not have any options later. I was not a lot early. It was a cheap brand I have never heard off and was marked at $1200 ($90us) I wrote $1000 on a piece of paper and smiled. The owner wrote $1100 and I said ok. ($82.50us) The other two tires I have been hauling around ... well, I had them from the trades I had made before I left and I could leave them behind or maybe use them up in Costa Rica. Or I can leave them behind any time I want. Did I say it was windy? These guys are taking wind power seriously. Scott Haskins and I rode together briefly but it looked like rain and it was already a long day for me, so I got a room and he tried to miss the rain. Before leaving I took a quick trip to the 'banos' (an important word that means toilet) and I found a baby in a bucket on the way. Bath day for the child.
Attached Thumbnails
ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-322.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-325.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-339.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-343.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-345.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #111  
Old 9 Oct 2012
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 220
Over the mountain

It was really a great ride from San Christobal to Palenque. The road was 95% good, but did have a few surprises. On some tight right handers, with my tire 6" or a foot from that painted line, I would sometimes get my head over that wall far enough to suddenly get a view off a 1000 foot cliff! Bulged my eyes right out.
Attached Thumbnails
ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-361.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-353.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-356.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #112  
Old 9 Oct 2012
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 220
Chiacas

I found these two bad boys in traffic, at a red light, traveling to their next stop on the truck. I stopped here thinking that maybe they had time to tell me where the local Kawasaki dealer is. They were not interested ... had never heard of Kawasaki etc. I left.
Attached Thumbnails
ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-362.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-363.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-364.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-372.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-375.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #113  
Old 9 Oct 2012
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 220
On the mountain

I stopped here for a cold drink. A view from directly behind the store and also, off into the distance
Attached Thumbnails
ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-385.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-382.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-386.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-392.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #114  
Old 9 Oct 2012
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 220
More mountain

That is a tree, on top off a rock, on the side of the road. Did not look like much soil on the rock. It was all day at altitude. Those sticks, with the wires on them, are used to support vines. Some tough guy raises a crop there and hikes up and down that hill tending it. A lot of crops are raised on these hill sides.
Attached Thumbnails
ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-399.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-405.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-408.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-396.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-oaxaca-and-south-412.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #115  
Old 9 Oct 2012
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 220
Strange mix

I can not read this and need not. One is a stencil of a police/army beating a couple. I left soon.
Attached Thumbnails
ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-003.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-005.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-011.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-012.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-024.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #116  
Old 9 Oct 2012
Gold Member
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1
Mike it great meeting you in Mexico. I am glad you are still riding safe. Right now I am in Antigua, Guatemala until 13OCT12. Keep Riding, Raymond.
Reply With Quote
  #117  
Old 10 Oct 2012
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 220
Eclectic male

It was good to chat. Too bad that two guys, that have got all the time in the world, only get a half hour! I will be in somewhere in ca in a bout a week. Thanks for being around. mike
Attached Thumbnails
ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-072.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #118  
Old 10 Oct 2012
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 220
jkk

Some of the girls shook their booty a little to draw a crowd and then there was a morality play complete with large white labels for the characters and wise old birds to make sure the dance went well. I almost do not see any motos of this style at all. Note that, other than lenth and angle, the forks work as stock. All that 'springer' looking stuff is decorative and has no function at all. The springs are for show. 150cc......WOW....
Attached Thumbnails
ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-032.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-034.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-027.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-021.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-017.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-019.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #119  
Old 10 Oct 2012
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 220
Coming to the flat land

Just about the cutest 250cc single I have ever seen. The vegetation began to change as I came down the hill.
Attached Thumbnails
ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-052.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-053.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-075.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-079.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-087.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #120  
Old 10 Oct 2012
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 220
After Palenque

Somehow I knew that the main road turned right. And I should turn right at the Mayan woman with the hair. And then I got into some big sky riding. When I stopped for a foto, this guy and several others stopped to check on me. He carries that knife in the scabbard on the side of his bike. He probably cuts vegetation along the high way with it. Nice kid.
Attached Thumbnails
ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-096.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-097.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-106.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-108.jpg  

ratbikemike in mexico.-porto-angel-2-merida-111.jpg  

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 6 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 6 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mexico Feb 17 to Panama round trip Mexico March 15 Scorpio33 Travellers Seeking Travellers 2 16 Nov 2012 02:24
Ao2W - USA and Mexico banditderek Ride Tales 1 25 Mar 2012 15:09
Heading to Mexico - looking for company davidam Travellers Seeking Travellers 12 21 Feb 2012 07:58
Inspirations? Mexico 5 months 2011 manfredschweda Central America and Mexico 8 23 Dec 2011 18:20
Inspirations? Mexico 5 months 2011 manfredschweda Ride Tales 0 17 Dec 2011 13:26

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

Next HU Eventscalendar

See all events

 

HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.



Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:39.