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ADVrider CGL 125: Northbound

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ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Mexican Ghost Towns and the Revenge of Mrs. Moneybags

High up in the hills near Matehualpa in northern Mexico lays Real de Catorce, an old silver mining ‘ghost’ town dating back to the eighteenth century. It was a short riding day, less than 80km from Matehualpa, but 22km of cobblestone at high altitude wasn’t easy. The narrow one lane tunnel into town burrowed under a huge mountain Continue reading ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Mexican Ghost Towns and the Revenge of Mrs. Moneybags

ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Central America Photo Update

Meeexicooooo! Nearing 30,000km, and although I am feeling tired at times, I’m still going strong and not ready for the adventure to end. I can’t believe I’m just a few days away from the U.S. border. I haven’t quite realized the success of my trans-continental peregrination yet and don’t think I will for a long time. Continue reading ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Central America Photo Update

ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Central America

 

Countries are flying by, whole continents and mountain ranges left behind. Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador in just 1,500kms. Nicaragua was a favorite, with old colonial towns like Granada, the oldest town in all of the Americas, and beans and rice that somehow tasted better than anywhere else. I picked up an extra motorcycle helmet, made space on my motorcycle by sending things home I no longer needed, and have now carted around six people from between one mile to across whole (tiny) countries.DSC02421_1 Continue reading ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Central America