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Nov 7, 2010 - interesting ride to the canyon floor!
After a big breakfast at the hotel, we gathered into 2 vans for our day long trip to the bottom of the canyon. Cesar will be our guide for the next 3 or 4 days. He sat in the front of one van and explained some things to us while talking into a CB for the other van. On the way back, he will sit in the other van and talk via CB to the first one. I sat in the back row of the van and couldn’t hear or understand some of what he was saying, so I cannot relate too much. I understand the 2nd van couldn't hear him through the CB radio either! The...Jump to full entry
Nov 19, 2009 - Creel to Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
Today the real adventure began. From Creel we headed out of town on pavement along another wonderfully twisty road. It wasn’t long, however, until my first test was to take place. The boys wanted to show us a waterfall they had visited in the past. We turned off the road, headed down a rugged little road and then up a dry river bed full of boulders and loose river rocks! These guys are hard core adventure riders and ride these big heavy bikes like they were ultra light dirt bikes. I tried not to let on that I was nervous as hell but I am...Jump to full entry
Feb 15, 2007 - Batopilas - a trip back in time - on a very windy road
We woke Thursday morning to frost outside with a temperature of 20 degrees F. The fire in the stove had gone out overnight, but we got it started again and got the room warm enough for a shower before breakfast. Again, the cooks made a fabulous breakfast to send us on our way. The road down to Batopilas was an experience. It winds around and drops down 6000 feet in 140 km. The first 85 km are paved, the last 65 km are gravel, one lane in most places with hairpin turns and drop offs over the side which seem endless. We were in a 10...Jump to full entry