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    The first metric century of my wanna-be tourer

    It all started late last winter, one morning it just become obvious to me that i had got to get back to my beloved sport. Months later, as I dusted off my road bike, I envisioned bikepacking around, no full kit, just me, a comfty bike and a stary night.

    Today, I did my first Off/On road metric Century in more than 5 years. (Of course, I bonked on the last Kms )

    My touring steed, all 90 dollars of it, the best of my parts bin and a full weekend of frame painting at home.




    Saludos from sunny Mexico.
    For info on Mexico´s Copper Canyon check http://coppercanyongate.blogspot.com.

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

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    Awesome! and the bike looks great. Congrats on the 100k too.

    Where in Mexico are you?

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    Thanks,

    I live in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. about 550miles south of the border, or 250 miles north of Mazatlan.

    Saludos
    For info on Mexico´s Copper Canyon check http://coppercanyongate.blogspot.com.

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

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    so, not to sidetrack he thread, but, can you reccommend a route through copper canyon via basaseachic by bike? how cold is it there in the winter or spring?

    you are lucky to live in such a nice place...

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    Hello Positron,

    The Copper Canyon is a big place, it really depends on what kind of ride you want, Road, MTB, Tour?

    From Basaseachic to Creel is a very nice road that could be done in a couple of days or a really long one, maybe your best bet will be if MTBing to ride around Basaseachi for a couple of days and the move by car to the Creel area and spend 3 or 4 days there. Its beautiful country.

    Check my blog, I have several Garmin maps so you can get an idea.

    Check this guy, at http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/p..._id=74018&v=4b

    Saludos
    For info on Mexico´s Copper Canyon check http://coppercanyongate.blogspot.com.

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

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    Congrats on your 100K and your bike looks great. Alot of people spend a lot of money on a LHT that looks almost exacty like your bike. (me included)
    09' LHT
    06' Specialized Tarmac
    82' Eisentraut Custom
    76' AD Vent Noir

    I have Chuck Norris on speed dial

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