View Poll Results: ¿Where would you like to go?

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  • Chiluca

    1 14.29%
  • Desierto de los Leones

    1 14.29%
  • Ajusco

    2 28.57%
  • El Chico, Hidalgo

    3 42.86%
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    2005 Mexico gathering convocation :)

    Hey guys & gals

    We've been informally talking about a gathering for early december in Mexico.

    Now, let's start to organize it before it's january and we've done nothing :P

    We can try to do it on sunday, december 3rd (which would be an awesome birthday present 4 me ).

    The way I see it, I propose 4 places to ride:

    1. Chiluca - Nice place to ride, has about any kind of trails (some are multi-access trails and we see a lot of dirtbikes, though, but I don't care about it).

    2. Desierto de los Leones - Good scenery, first we get to do the hard stuff (climbing), then we have a looong way of flats, and the return is downhill

    3. Ajusco - Nice park, we also have to mostly climb on the way out, and descend on the way back. We can try the 4X course at the end.

    4. El Chico, Hidalgo. Now, this is a BEAUTIFULL place to ride. It has a very nice singletrack downhill with several switchbacks, the town is very colorfull, and a
    single, very demanding climb back to the cars. The downside here is that we will need to arrange a transportation. We can get there by cars, but not everybody has a car. Maybe we can see how many cars we got and how many people and bikes we can take.

    So, I'm going to leave some posting, and any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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    I'd like to try "El Chico"... transportation might be tricky but I'd like to try it out.
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    Good luck and i hope many of you ride along.

    I wont be able to make it on those dates, but if you are still up to it i`ll be in cuernavaca and toluca from the 22nd up til the 28th when im planning to leave towards valle de bravo and Morelia.
    I dont know any rides over there so wether or not any of you want to ride along with me on these dates, i`ll apreciate any info you might hand me down.

    Anyway i hope that these Mexico gathering gets a big bunch of mexican mtbikers together.
    If you ever come up to Sinaloa ill show you around or if you make a2nd gar¡thering any where nearby i`ll do mi best to make it.
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    For purely selfish reasons, let's make this first one easy to get to for the D.F. crowd. How about Ajusco?

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    Where is El Chico

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdog
    For purely selfish reasons, let's make this first one easy to get to for the D.F. crowd. How about Ajusco?
    In that case I'd say Desierto would be better for you... not too bumpy. It'll be better for your leg.
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    In favor of El Chico

    But I don´t have a car... El Desierto would be the easiest one for me to go... whatever! Just count me in and I'll find my way!

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    To the NW of Mexio city...

    It's about at 1:30 hours from Mexico City by car, very close to Pachuca, the place where the english minners started the soccer thing in this country... I think El Chico is the oldest National Park in Mexico, a beautifull place indeed.

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    I've seen the responses. While I think that 'El Chico' is one of the best (or prettiest) places to ride close to Mexico City, I'm thinking that maybe the logistic to get everybody there would be a little difficult, specially since not all have a car. Maybe we could leave 'El Chico' for the second Mexico MTBR gathering (if the first one doesn't fall on our faces), and the place to ride it is still on standby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp2003
    In that case I'd say Desierto would be better for you... not too bumpy. It'll be better for your leg.
    I think that Ajusco is not too bumpy, maybe the same as Desierto, but of course on both places there could be some bumpy singletracks. But I would think that Ajusco is a little more smooth (but the climbing is steeper to La Virgen).

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    Let's make this first one Desierto then. Easy to get to.

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    So does Desierto de los Leones sounds fine to everyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzozaya1969
    So does Desierto de los Leones sounds fine to everyone?
    Desierto then.

    It might be easier for Matt's recovery too. Ajusco has harder climbing which is not easy on the calves and might strain Matt's leg alot. Bumps at Ajusco are less, but on the descent we will go faster and that will create high-frequency chatter that will be harder even.

    There might be a couple parts he might rather walk at Desierto, maybe.

    But... if you ask me... I didn't see anything wrong with his leg on our urban ride. A set of shinguards and he'll be ready to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp2003
    But... if you ask me... I didn't see anything wrong with his leg on our urban ride. A set of shinguards and he'll be ready to go.
    That's how I feel. Don't worry too much about me on where we go. I'll probably have to be a little careful no matter where it is. As long as you guys don't mind waiting a couple of minutes for me to catch up. Still need to get the all-clear from my orthopaedic consultant (otherwise known as my brother-in-law). He's a specialist in sports injuries so I'll have to go with his word. If he says not to ride, I can still come and ride the parking lot and make sure the beers stay cold!

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    Hi guys! We're only a week away, who can come?

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    I can.

    I've got the all clear to ride from my doctor, and Santa came early this year - see the Turner forum. Don't know if I'll be able to get it built in time though.

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdog
    I can.

    I've got the all clear to ride from my doctor, and Santa came early this year - see the Turner forum. Don't know if I'll be able to get it built in time though.

    Matt
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    So Desierto will be?

    At what time? Saturday? Where would we gather? Though it's somewhat close to home I've never riden at that place...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzozaya1969
    I was wondering about that, what color did you get?
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    Let's make it sunday, I think it's easier for everybody... besides, we leave time for Matt to finnish building his huffy....

    Say at 9:00 on the parking lot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzozaya1969
    Let's make it sunday, I think it's easier for everybody... besides, we leave time for Matt to finnish building his huffy....Say at 9:00 on the parking lot?
    Yeah, I'm still trying to source a banana seat and some ape-hanger bars. I can't do Saturday morning because I've got my academy.

    Also, Ken is buying a bike this weekend, so I'm hoping he can come join us (and drive).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzozaya1969
    Let's make it sunday, I think it's easier for everybody... besides, we leave time for Matt to finnish building his huffy....

    Say at 9:00 on the parking lot?
    Anyone can give me a ride (not a bike, obviously)???

    I live up north the city and I have no gas guzzler..... I can use the Metro on Sunday so I can get close to some station you guys would fit better.

    Thanks in advance.

    PLease take into account a Mexico Gathering without me would be kinda tasteless....
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    Sunday is fine, I would be thankfull also for a lift...

    I live near Observatorio/Constituyentes, if you guys are full no problem I still can find my way there! I would suppose that you are refering to the parking lot in front of the monastery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by treadheadted
    I have a great idea. Why don't we all migrate there illegally? We could take menial jobs and cram about 50 to a house. We could force the local state we decide to settle in to make all of their official government forms be printed in English. We could start up English radio, television and newspapers. Best of all though? We could piss on the sidewalk wherever we pleased as long as the policia didn't see us do it.
    Like the Nike ad says... Just Do It!!!!

    Edit... BTW... In Mexico there's already english tv, radio and papers... and some gringos pissing on the streets. Heck! Some even puke on the streets or even take dumps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by treadheadted
    Maybe they'll resurrect Cantiflas to be governor
    The only difference between Cantinflas and Arnold is the surname....
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