Surfing is a way of life Dude!
No not really. Actually its pretty cool and it just gets cooler.
Dec 1 - Sayulita (still)
I think last entry ended with our arrival to Sayulita. That was like a century ago or something.
Anyways, I guess I´ll have to recap.
We arrived on a Tuesday, a day after our friends did.
The guesthouse we stayed at will probably be in the Top 3 guesthouses we´ll be staying during our trip. It was really nice.
I´m waaay too lazy to discribe it so here is a link if you´re interested;
As for Sayulita itself, its definitely charming and hip. Although, there is zero or close to zero nightlife. My averaged bedtime to date here has been 9pm. Anything over 11pm is considered VERY STRONG. You´re almost like a Pimp if you´re out later than midnight. Just a couple of nights ago, Smokey and I ventured out past our bed time and ended up walking all the way to the ¨other¨ side of town. It was a little spooky but then we heard some Reggaeton (Gasolina) blasting from some place at the dead end of the street. We ventured in and Smokey quickly deduced that it was a whore house. Smokey definitely has whore house deduction credibility, so we quickly made a dash out, since we would never be caught dead in such an establishement.
No really, Smokey was feeling kinda sick for a few days (his own words:¨I went from a man who couldn´t sh$t, to a sh$tting machine¨) and we played it cool and headed right to bed.
Whatever, none of the nightlife stuff matters since the most fun is had during the day.
The surfing here is definitely good for beginners. Although, a couple of days ago the waves were soo strong I wouldn´t even consider surfing.
So on our first day here Smokey and I got on some boards. Thanks to some tutelage from our friends and the usage of their boards we were up and surfing in no time. One time out I even caught 5 out of 6 waves and on the last one figured out how to walk on the board so the damn thing would go farther.
But all in all we´re just starting.
Just a few days ago I was put down by some lady just cause I don´t know how to turn. I told her to just get out of my way next time. No I didn´t but I should have, cohnyoooo!
Anyways, we´re having fun and surfing gets more and more fun the more you do it.
Take away lesson regarding surfing:
Always wear a shirt, even if its warm like a jacuzzi. Unless you have metal nipples, they will get hurt, and nobody wants hurt nipples. Mine are just recently (this morning) getting healed.
And also note that you are NOT a surfer just cause you surf. You´ll only a surfer once you enter a pipe and leave a pipe. Until then you´re just surfing.
Our friends left a few days ago. So we moved out into a camp site. Which is really a good setup. We´re meters from the beach, have two tables and chairs and the toilets and showers (I take my showers in the moonlight from now on) are great. Just yesterday we cooked our first meal (David, thanks for the burner and pot, they work great, I had my doubts but Smokey pulled it off), and we had the best spagetti ever (thanks Prego) in a candlelight setting by the beach. Fabulous.
Anyways, I won´t keep this one much longer since there is presently a Sports Experts (Montreal retailer) photo shoot with all the models being from Montreal, and the shoot is right outside our capm grounds. SMokey and I are hoping to be cast as extras or be like oil latherers or something, damn it, anything.
But before I end it off here are some bike events. Let´s not forget this blog is hosted by a Motorcycle Travel site (HorizonsUnlimited.com). But all those not interested in bike stuff just go back to your daily grind and wait for the next entry.
Smokey´s bike: During the stay in Sayulita. CLeaned and oiled airfilter and total cleaning. During cleaning noticed that a bolt was loose. Bolt was used to further support the exhaust. Can´t place it back. Need to bring to mecanic.
Also noticed that the pink see-through pipe (not sure what its for) under the seat that leads towards the ground has been melted. Also needs a mecanic.
G-Money´s bike: Also air filter cleaning. Also complete cleaning. During cleaning noticed that my engine is still leaking some oil and noticed that something wasn´t right around a round black rubber piece on the bottom section of the left side of my engine. Some sort of wiring (thin like cleaning wire) was coming out around the rubber peice. Again not sure what that is. Need to read the Clymer manual.
Anyways, we´ll probably head to a mecanic either in Puerto Vallarta or Tepic.
Both bikes also need some general maintenance for the 3000 miles check-up. We´ve done some and need a mecanic for the rest.
Hopefully finding someone who knows our bikes.
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