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Old 11-04-2015, 04:58 PM   #21
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Re: 2016 MexTrek #2, Oct 19th - 23rd 2016, Galeana, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Are you guys planning to do the route between Agua Zarca and Tilaco again in April? That section looked incredible. I don't know any of you personally, but I'd love to see some more of Mexico... I like to stop and take photos, so y'all would have to deal with that.
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....the route between Agua Zarca and Tilaco....
You can accept or reject my comment:

That is the one, singular, route in Mexico that I recommend as "The Experience"

Note: Plan to spend time in Agua Zarca. A place like no other.
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This route will change your life
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Re: 2016 MexTrek #2, Oct 19th - 23rd 2016, Galeana, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

But just know I'll move everything over to the Jalpan thread once it opens. In the mean time, start prepping for 2016. It's gonna be a fun Texas Adventure season. 3 rides already on the books:

Uncles Around the Bend #9, Terlingua Texas: Feb 25th - 28th, 2016 http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106136

The RunDown #1, Jalpon, Mexico: Apr 9th - 17th, 2016 http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106215

Mextrek #5, Galeana, Mexico: Oct 19th - 23rd, 2016: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106148
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That is the one, singular, route in Mexico that I recommend as "The Experience"
Are we calling this one Trice's Platinum Standard?
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I will testify to this: If the weather is cooperative, you will see views that will remain with you the rest of your life.

We shall have a meal in Agua Zarca that won't be memorable for the cuisine, but will be memorable for the love in which it was served.

You don't hear that often....
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You want memories?

Try to match this:



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okay, okay, we are all excited about the April trip....but can we wait for the announcement thread?

No we can't....
Okay, okay, I give. I will start the thread. I have been working on a few logistics for the ride and was going to wait till I had them worked out. It's unfinished, but here goes: The Rundown - a Mexico Adventure Rally
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I'm in...
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Re: 2016 MexTrek Galeana #5, Oct 19th - 23rd 2016

**** blasted.....seeing some ruins like shown above is getting my attention.
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Re: 2016 MexTrek Galeana #5, Oct 19th - 23rd 2016

Sounds like I'm going to have to get in on one of these Mexico RIDES!
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I'm in...
Yes, official translator!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not to mention all round nice guy.
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Re: 2016 MexTrek Galeana #5, Oct 19th - 23rd 2016

In. I made a few friends the last time I was down there and hope to make more every time I go. .... Can we advise the BMW riders to bring spare electrical parts?
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Re: 2016 MexTrek Galeana #5, Oct 19th - 23rd 2016

Just a reminder if you're wanting to parlay about the April 2016, there's a thread for that:

The Rundown - a Mexico Adventure Rally, April 9-16, 2016
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Re: 2016 MexTrek Galeana #5, Oct 19th - 23rd 2016

I don't think I know any of you guys, but this fall run in Mexico has my imagination stirring. Reading this and your other ride reports, it sounds like you all have known each other for a while.
Is this ride going to be open to the likes of me?
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Re: 2016 MexTrek Galeana #5, Oct 19th - 23rd 2016

It's open! Others will speak up too, I'm sure.

Have you perused another MX thread -- The Rundown oh April?

ALso, you could meet some of the inmates on a shakedown ride and a tech day. Sorry, can't provide links cuz I'm on my stoopid phone.

I think others will agree that your KTM is a great choice for MX.

With only 4 posts, I'll also say, Welcome to the forum.
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It's open! Others will speak up too, I'm sure.

Have you perused another MX thread -- The Rundown oh April?

ALso, you could meet some of the inmates on a shakedown ride and a tech day. Sorry, can't provide links cuz I'm on my stoopid phone.

I think others will agree that your KTM is a great choice for MX.

With only 4 posts, I'll also say, Welcome to the forum.
Thanks!

The dirt part is what really catches my eye with this particular group and ride. It seems that most of the folks that make their way down there are on the bigger bikes and gravitate towards pavement and a few groomed dirt roads. Nothing wrong with that, of course. It's just not what I'm really looking for.

I'll start keeping my eyes open for tech days and shake down runs. I did see the April ride, but it's off the table for me due to other commitments. Too bad, because it looks like it'll be fun.
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I'm truly looking forward to this trip. The more I explore on the internet and various maps, the better this seems to get.
I know that there are already established routes that some of you have already proofed and rode and proofed, and maybe this is one of them. Maybe it isn't. In any case, perhaps one of you experienced Mexico riders could take a look at this loop I put together and give me an idea as to this being what I can expect?

It's hard to tell sometimes on Google Earth, but with the exception of the Southwestern portion of the loop, it looks like it would be a relatively non-technical route for smaller and mid-size bikes. I avoided as much pavement as was practical and it looks like there are a couple of stream crossings that could be problematic depending on weather.

It's 130 miles, but I'm thinking that this would end up being a very long days ride. If not, there are literally hundreds of more miles of side roads, trails, and paths that could easily fill a day.

I welcome any comments, critiques, or criticism of this path.

You should be able to open the file in Google Earth. Once you see it on the map, you can right click and select "Show Elevation Profile" to see how it goes.
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I'm truly looking forward to this trip. The more I explore on the internet and various maps, the better this seems to get.
I know that there are already established routes that some of you have already proofed and rode and proofed, and maybe this is one of them. Maybe it isn't. In any case, perhaps one of you experienced Mexico riders could take a look at this loop I put together and give me an idea as to this being what I can expect?

It's hard to tell sometimes on Google Earth, but with the exception of the Southwestern portion of the loop, it looks like it would be a relatively non-technical route for smaller and mid-size bikes. I avoided as much pavement as was practical and it looks like there are a couple of stream crossings that could be problematic depending on weather.

It's 130 miles, but I'm thinking that this would end up being a very long days ride. If not, there are literally hundreds of more miles of side roads, trails, and paths that could easily fill a day.

I welcome any comments, critiques, or criticism of this path.

You should be able to open the file in Google Earth. Once you see it on the map, you can right click and select "Show Elevation Profile" to see how it goes.
I can't open a .kmz a the moment so I can't view your track.... but if you purchase Richard's wonderful guidebook it has all of the regular routes. There is plenty to ride for 10 days straight and not hit it all. When you sign up for the ride you'll also get the GPS tracks matching Richard's guidebook.

Everywhere you turn down there you will find mile after mile of gravel winding roads. It is spectacular. If you find yourself asking if you'll enjoy it....don't....I've never heard anyone say it wasn't the best, or close to the best riding, they have done, ever, ever, ever, lol. One fellow had done Copper Canyon recently and liked Galeana more due to the easy access to rides in all directions and said he was amazed more folks don't ride there.

Also, no gang activity in the area so safety is not much of an issue.

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I'm truly looking forward to this trip. The more I explore on the internet and various maps, the better this seems to get.
I know that there are already established routes that some of you have already proofed and rode and proofed, and maybe this is one of them. Maybe it isn't. In any case, perhaps one of you experienced Mexico riders could take a look at this loop I put together and give me an idea as to this being what I can expect?

It's hard to tell sometimes on Google Earth, but with the exception of the Southwestern portion of the loop, it looks like it would be a relatively non-technical route for smaller and mid-size bikes. I avoided as much pavement as was practical and it looks like there are a couple of stream crossings that could be problematic depending on weather.

It's 130 miles, but I'm thinking that this would end up being a very long days ride. If not, there are literally hundreds of more miles of side roads, trails, and paths that could easily fill a day.

I welcome any comments, critiques, or criticism of this path.

You should be able to open the file in Google Earth. Once you see it on the map, you can right click and select "Show Elevation Profile" to see how it goes.
Looks like a pack a lunch for The road route. I would choose a spot in the valley between Cienega del Toro & the Pinion river. Looks like a fun run
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