A compilation of our last days in Mexico:
In Monclova Steve’s bike got some maintenance.
The route to Arteaga was great
After a long day we enjoyed the last minutes of mexican winter sun in Arteaga
Next day we headed for Parras. This is how the Mexican truckdrivers do it…
The route to Parras was beautiful and warm.
Every hour we had to stop to cool down Steve’s bike…
We spent two days in Parras, a nice little town. Steve’s bike needed another Mexican look at his front brake. Next day we wanted to take the yellow route towards Torreon….not knowing that the yellow route was rocks, sand and pot-holes. Proper Off-road for 80 km, but with some Black Elephant training a few months ago…we had a blast.
Not only Steve’s bike needed to cool down….
In the middle of the Sierra de Parras
All we are is dust in the wind….
That day we only covered 140 km, but dusty and tired we found a hotel in Matamoros. Only 18 euros for two rooms, including hot water…!
Today (sunday) we hit the road early to go to Durango. But Steve’s bike really needs a mechanic now. The carburettor might be the problem. Today we suffered from severe head winds. That in combination with the height of 2000m resulted in a bike that really didn’t want to ride….well.
We stopped to help a fellow biker with a flat tire. He had been waiting for over 2 hours and no Mexican stopped for help. And all of a sudden three Dutch Dangleberries came around the corner and had all the tools he needed. He was really grateful and thanked us as if we were a god’s gift! It was the least we could do after being helped by others the last few weeks. (Dave!)
The severe head wind made us stop in Guadalupe Victoria.
Tomorrow we’re heading for Durango, to stay some days and hopefully find someone who knows about carburettors, hot engines, front brakes, and tachometers…. Good news is: all bikes are still running, maybe not as wanted, but that’s all part the trip….we guess.
Thanks for all the comments! Adios amigos…