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DAY 28 - 41, Temp 28 - 10, Nuevo Vallarta to Guadalajara with Alex and His New Family (300/6725km)
Before we arrived in busseling Guadalajara I had the pleasure of riding Hwy 70, which you wouldn't think was a pleasure from the start of it as it takes a while to get through the pot hole filled road out of Puerto Vallarta. The first section is a bit rough and full of switch backs as we began the climb from sea level to 1500m (Guadalajara). NV to Mascote C7/8R4T3V7.
A piece of road somewhere between Nuevo Vallarta to Mascote
Arrived in Mascote leaving the pavement behind for cobblestone streets. No problem with that, but...
|After 30 minutes of riding around a
town of maybe 5000 people
I found the highway out!
|How did I get this shot? Oh, that's right I took it!
|I may have had a filling or two
over the years
|The guardian at La Minerva one of the main round-a-bouts in
the city. It reminded me of the big one in Paris.
|Vero and co-owner Magda, Sweet Feast!
|A common thing on a bike to ride between cars, but it still took
50 min to get from the South to the North and Salvador's shop
|Fuel strainer, you can guess which one is new.
|Pull yourself together man!
|Me, Salvador, and Sergio enjoying Wings and 1 litre dark beer. In Mexico?
|Emmuel at "Llantera El Rigo" priced the
repair at $2.50, but after 1 hr of work including
pulling the tire off I give him $4 which is
very close to a days wage.
|Crocodile and Ostrich boots
|After the tequila samples
|Big Tequila selection
Seeing the effects of Tequila on me, Alex figured we should probably visit the town that started it all. About 30 min out of Guadalajara you will find the quaint little town of Tequila where all the main producers can be found.
|Blue Agava plants get crushed and the juice extracted. I actually didn't learn much as the tour was in spanish. But I did learn the importance of exhaling after you sip the Tequila.
|First they get the bull going
with a few pokes
|Then they add a couple ticklers
|And then the Matador does his thing
|The Matador bruised returns for more fight
|With sword in the bull the Matador stayed with the bull until the end.
|And then there was the TOP Matador, Diego.
|Moto Chavane Mechanics and friends. Thanks for the tips and the beers.
|Lined up at the church, one wedding after another
|Go team, but maybe a little young to coordinate?
|Basilica in Zapopan
|Red Cake, don't think they do this in Canada?
|These guys should be on a Wedding Cake
|Apparently Canadian banks are buying up
Why didn't I get a Scotia Card?
|Finding out why Alex's told me Mexicans are the
2nd fattest country in the world. I heard it was Australia.
|Tortas Ahogadas only found in Guadalajara. A baguette with boiled ham and tomato juice.
Tastes better than the end of my lunch looks as it was a bit messy.
|roof top at Alex's and the water heating system
|crammed buses even on a Sunday night
Crossing Help. Love how the guy speeds up.
|Nice bridge, need a car wash?
|Park your car and a guy will wash it for $3 while you are doing what ever it is you are doing.
|I think Ana is ready for the sun glass trade
|Pet turtles lasting 40 years
|Toilets for two. Love how the guys get no paper.