The Sierras

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  1. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    8 motorcycles

    day 1 "mil cumbres" Michoacan state, amazing twisty road between Morelia and Cd. Valles

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  2. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    Day 2
    Sierra Gorda
    Queretaro state
    goes between the towns of Bernal and Xilitla
    Natural reserve
    Great views distract from the twisties

    Stopped for this photo

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  3. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    Day 3
    Spent the day at Xilitla
    The town is getting ready for day of the death celebrations

    And some images of the group at a geothermal power station

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  4. Armando Morales

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    Even with GPS, mobiles and following our guide, we got lost and added about 2 hrs on our way to Bernal

    The town is famous for having a large monolith rock

    A cold front has lowered the temperature and high up in the Sierra brought light rain and FOG

    Riding 150 kms at night
    in those conditions took about 5 hrs instead of 2, thankfully everyone arrived fine, just tired

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  5. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    still day 2
    stop to suitup for the wet conditions

    and stop to stretch after riding along time in foggy twisty road at night

    I'm the bright yellow michelin man, wearing multiple layers that make me fat, but I was dry and warm

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  6. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    Today we'll ride from Xilitla to San Luis Potosi

    to be continued
     
  7. Traveler

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    How many of the 8 are Triumphs? just curious.
     
  8. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    2 Triumph Tiger
    3 bmw 850 and 1200
    1 suzuki vstrom 650
    1 ducati multistrada v4
    1 honda cb650
     
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  10. stinger

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    Enjoy the trip. Keep the photos coming
     
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  11. Armando Morales

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    Arrived at San Luis Potosi
    last 50k with fog , rain , and heavy trucks ... but wider and better road than Monday

    Stopped at a natural park "Tamasopo" lots of water falls, even here there is decoration for the day of the death

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    With warm weather this place will be very busy, with temps around 10°c it was not.

    Tonight we had 6°c while riding, certainly not what I'm used to, near my home if sunny temps will be above 20°c , so again today I looked like the michelin man
     
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  12. Armando Morales

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    In San Luis Potosi
    early walk in downtown
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    more decoration for the season
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    some service was goin gon inside the cathedral
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    A view from the main plaza
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  13. Armando Morales

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    at the last town - San Miguel de Allende
    also decorated for the season and a lot of people dressed up
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    makeup stands in the middle of the street
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    at a restaurant entrance waiting for a table
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    a nice porter while waiting for the food to arrive
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    girl on a harley
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    the main plaza
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  14. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    at the end
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    the maps
    Day 1 , Guadalajara to Los Azufres
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    Day 2: Los Azufres to Xilitla
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    Day 3 : relax

    Day 4: Xilitla to SLP, again we got caught by some light rain and fog on top of the sierra a few kms before SLP, but this was a much better road
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    Day 5: SLP to SMA 188KMs
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    Day 6 SMA to Gdl
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  15. Armando Morales

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    Leaving Xilitla
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    0.25 liter, too bad it was closed
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    apothecary
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  16. Markus

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    Hi Armando!
    Thanks for the great pictures and interesting stories of your tour. I really enjoyed it!!!!;)
    I hope you could end up with your "Michelin-Mode" due to better weather?!
     
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  17. Armando Morales

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    Thanks Markus, weather was great the last 2 days, sunny and warm
     
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  18. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    @Armando Morales

    Armando, thank you so much for sharing your trip adventures and many amazing photos! I thoroughly enjoyed your thread. I particularly liked all of the Dia de las Muertos photos, especially (as you might imagine) the one of the woman on the Harley. ;):) And your photos made me want to explore many more places in Mexico. One photo that really caught my eye is the black & white photo of the Pemex station. :heart_eyes:

    It looks like you and your group had a terrific trip! Thanks for taking the time to snap and share images with us and to write about your adventures.
     
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  19. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    Thank you @Sandi T

    If you ever plan a trip south of the border I'll be happy to give recomendations and/or meet you somewhere along the route
     
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  20. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Thank you, Armando. And the same goes for you if you come north across the border into Arizona! :)
     
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