day, another adventure. Today we are heading east again. Went
through Concordia and Copala to climb the mountains to visit Devil's Backbone,
which is approximately 100 miles east of Mazatlan, in the state of Durango,
Mexico. The altitude is over 8,000 feet. It turned out to be cold
and wet. It was 85 degrees in Mazatlan. We were not expecting cold
weather, therefore we were not dressed appropriately. We froze!
trip started out with a slow leaking tire. I had
"Plugged" it the day before, but it continued to
The problem is
that I had plugged a tire which had a tube. This gentleman fixed
the hole in the tube for $3.00.
on the BMW it requires that only 4 bolts be removed in order to
disassemble the back wheel. This takes less than two
minutes. Due to the fact that my normal highway tire repairman,
Tom Greninger, was not along for the ride, I had to service the bike
was a dirty job. I had installed green slime in the tire the
But, we were
finally up and running and ready to attack the mountains of Mexico.
mountain toward the state of Durango, Mexico.
finally out of the rain.
the background you can see a small village, which was also a coffee
Yes, Sandy is
great bike for this type of riding.
The rear wheel
knobby does great on twisty asphalt roads.
had another gas miscalculation day. We bought gas on the way down from the
mountains from the same guy which fixed the tire on the way up the
mountain. I am sure that he thinks certain "Gringos"
are pretty stupid.
the "next" button to proceed to the next days adventures.