Monday, February 20, 2012

Back in Mexico City

Didn't take too many pictures today (Sunday). Route was Taxco - Malinalco - Tres Marias - Mexico. Ready to do this again. I'd rent again from Oscar at Mexico Motorcycle Adventures - he delivered and picked up the bike, and it ran flawlessly.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Felix CumpleaƱos MotoBum

Ride Something (tm)

Side bags? No thanks, just a top case. How will I squeeze between Volkswagens if I'm three feet wide? GPS? No thanks. Too easy. I'm not in a hurry anyway so I'm not worried about being lost. Note to self. When meeting someone early on a weekend, change your alarm setting from weekdays only. Oops. Mexico City traffic... It's there even at 8 a.m. Saturdays. Luckily there are not any traffic rules so it was easy to get through traffic and out of town. I wish I could have taken a thousand more pictures today. It took a while to get through Cuernavaca but the rest of the trip was on good roads through mountainous countryside. Made it to Taxco early this afternoon and got a room and secure parking at the Hotel Agua Escondida. Perfect weather, nice town, but it's on the side of a mountain so my feet are sore from walking all afternoon. Going out for dinner and a cerveza, then I'll plan tomorrow's route and hit the sack. Happy birthday MotoBum. I'll try to remember to raise a glass for you.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


7:40 am flight to Houston. Exit row seat, yay. Didn't have enough time to prepare so no movie to watch. Listening to Gameface. Good.
Above the clouds where it is sunny. Won't get to Mexico D.F. until after 8. Hoping for good BBQ in Houston.
Now Band of Horses. Infinite Arms. Now Kevn Kinney and the Golden Palominos. A Good Country Mile.
From Houston I will contact Oscar and tell him yes, thanks, I'll take the V-Strom for two days. The only thing that may hold me up is the fact that I need to configure a VPN and zone based firewall at the office tomorrow. Never done a zone based firewall on a Cisco router before, so let's hope I get it going tomorrow. I guess I could ride Saturday and then Sunday morning and still have a good chunk of Sunday to work if I need to.
For those who are worried about me riding in Mexico solo, I've decided to take the route with the most little towns and paved roads. I won't get stuck out in the wilderness with a broken bike or leg. No Internet on this plane so this will get posted from planet Houston.

Harlon's BBQ was terrible.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Vids for Content

Graham Jarvis A Training Day In Winter

Snake Eyes French Fries by Jason Lee Parry and Gandja Monteiro

Joy Ride: a short film by Sandro (NikonUSA)