From Long roads to small cobblestones.
G-Money Entry. Sorry for the spelling errors in the last blog, had no time to revise.
Possibly a Long Entry Warning.
And I think its Nov 26th.
I´m seating at an internet cafe(without coffe)/general store in Sayulita. I´m about as relaxed as I can be so this entry could be more mellow then it should. Since last entry had to end prematurely, this one will have to go back and finish it off. Here goes!!
Going back to Nov 19th. Mexicali to Colorca (Initially planned to make it all the way to Hermosillo).
After arriving at the customs office at around 4pm, we began the long wait, which included the heart stopping moments where we thought we´d have to head back since I didn´t have my Bike´s Registration (only Temporary papers). The ladies behind the counter were nice enough to go an extra little bit so as to speak to the next guy higher up. Who was also nice enough to speak to the next guy higher up, who we ended up waiting for for an hour to get back from break.
Anyways, long story short.... we were royally in a bind, my smile and teary blue eyes brought forth pity, and then miraculously we were allowed to go through (and yes Smokey D´s spanish and attempted bribery were added in for good measure).
By this time it was 7pm and we weren´t going to make it to Hermosillo so we stopped in Colorca at some Motel called ¨La Casa Blanca¨ that´s The White House for you gringos.
Anyways, the place was very decent (ie we had MTV on the tube) and we finally got a little sleep. Though not much since we were right by the highway and some train tracks of some sort, probably for trains and stuff.
Nov. 20th - Colorca to Nojohoa
Great day riding. No major surprises. Except for stopping off in Hermosillo and finding ourselves just in time for the Mexican revolution parade.
The biggest pain of the day was riding like mad to a toilet so that I could seperate myself from the Subway sandwich we had for lunch. Smokey-D seperated himself at a gas stop.
Takeaway Lesson: No more Branded food, only local food from now on.
That night I had some of the best tacos in my life. One was even made with cow brains. Very good sh$t and I didn´t need to sh$t. And I also got aquainted with the equivalent of Ontario´s Beer Store, but in Mexico. These things are everywhere and they´re great. They even fill your bag up with ice if you want, how nice is that?
So overall, this was a good day and we were dead tired. I think we went to bed at 9pm.
Nov. 21st - Nojohoa to Mazatlan
Another great day of riding and at this time I should say something about the roads in Mexico.
The roads are pretty good. The toll roads are even better than the ones back home. They call them Autopista´s, which even sounds fast, and on some we´d be going 75-85 mph. Which on KLR´s is fast. As for the tolls, they were actually very expènsive. One 75 mile stretch was 10USD$ (note everything will always be quoted in US dollar at the approximate exchange rate when the payment took place) per bike. Sh$t, I could get my ass from Montreal into Manhattan using the toll roads and the Goerge Washington bridge (6$ toll) for that much. Luckily others were cheaper (1$, 4$, 6$...) and we weren´t thinking of the cash, all we were thinking off was what´s the fastest way to get to Sayulita.
Anyways, we ended up in Mazatlan, which is a beach town about 400 kms north of Peurta Vallarta. We settled in and had a great night in town. Had tacos and beer, played some basketball with local kids/hoodlums (we took the best of 3, 2 to 1, although nothing to be proud off since we played 14 year olds), got reconnected with shtin, and ended it off with a great smoothie (banana and something I forget).
Nov 22nd. Mazatlan and SAYULITA.
Well, we got off early and headed to Tepic. From Tepic we took the 200 MEX south to Sayulita. And after 5 days off HARD driving we made it to our destination and only one day late. Our friends had arrived the previous day.
We parked the bikes in front of the guesthouse and headed straight to the beach.
Met up with Nan and got settled in.
It was great seeing Nan and the others (Nile, Doris, Dimitri, Sandra, Allison.....).
And the guesthouse is Phenominal, I can´t even explain it, its that good.
Anyways, that´s it for this entry. I have to head back, we´re going over to some San Franciscans we met for cocktails and then get some falafel.
Posted by Gaby Berelovich at November 27, 2005 12:56 AM GMT
But next Entry. G-Money and SmokeyD go surfing is a don´t miss entry. Not that they´re not all don´t miss ones. You know what I mean.