Thursday, December 03, 2015

Mazatlan to Durango - July 30th, 2015

I left Mazatlan late after breakfast on the Malecon. On the road I met Diego riding a R1200GS home to Durango. The quota road is cool with all the tunnels and bridges. The 2 km tunnel which drops down into the heart of the mountains was impressive. There was a lot of construction, and according to Diego, El Espinazo del Diablo would have been quicker since all the trucks take the quota these days. At the top of the mountains we we hit a cloudburst and electrical storm. Chunks of ice were falling from the sky, no mere hail this. I couldn't hold the grips due to the bruising on my fingers from the huge hail and had to pull over. In Durango I followed Diego through back streets to Hotel Posada San Agustin. I got the last room, behind reception, without a window. The price is right and the R100R is enjoying the company and admiring looks in the lobby.

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