I get a starring role in the first 10 seconds of this video compiled by Mike Kurtz. I am the guy dressed like Johnny Cash - all black. My thanks to Mike for the extra hours he has put into creating and editing video on this trip!
I don't have pictures from the first half of today's journey but they couldn't do it justice anyway. Tabasco state is a better motorcycle ride than the mountains of Tennessee. There, I said it!
To say it is mountainous is like saying saying the Sahara Desert is sandy. Think mountains on steroids. Mini peaks everywhere ranging from 6,000-9,000 feet. It is an agricultural area with animals and crops hanging onto a 45 degree slope. It was unusual to see big old cows grazing in terrain that would startle Bighorn Sheep.
Just an aside for those that know me. Throughout the last few days we have seen goat herders tending their flocks right along the roadside. As a matter of fact, it must be totally legal to graze all kinds of animals roadside. We've seen goats, sheep, cows and horses there.
We have landed in Comitan De Dominguez for the night before crossing over into Guatamala tomorrow. I can't wait to describe the day's ride a little later but I must first give props to the planning committee of Jeffrey and Sharrell White Atkins. Grand slams day after day.
I am told this hotel was the second choice. It has a flaw or two but they lose their punch amidst semi-rustic charm of the place. I will revel in the gift!
These pictures were taken in the second half of today's journey in Chiappas state. I am still shocked that we have spent 95% of the time in the mountains at high altitude after the first 100 miles in Mexico. I am considering starting a new business doing motorcycle tours through Tabasco and Chiappas states in Mexico. Absolutely stunning vistas.
These pictures were taken at a stop along the way. The little shops and people both left me with a smile.
Took a little stroll around Comitan De Dominguez with Gary Wilson and Gary Miller. Barely touched the surface of interesting things to see.