Scenic Update News, Husqvarna Vitpilen, Sierra Gorda, Tire Pressure, Trailer Ramps and Hydration Packs.
May 10, 2019
Sierra Gorda Occidental
One of those was two weeks ago when we ventured into some known, and some lesser known territory in the Sierra Gorda Occidental. We left Guido’s place in Queretaro early on Saturday morning for a 650km (400mi) day. First stop: Pena de Bernal – Bernal is where the mountains and the curvies start. The first 130 km (80mi) are a combination of very sharp and tricky curves and breathtaking views.
Jalpan de la Serra at roughly 1/3 of the trip could be a good place to take a breather as you leave the first chain of mountains behind you. The next 90 km (55mi) see a rapid change in vegetation as the dry, desert-style slopes turn into lush, green hills. Xilitla offers yet another good opportunity to stop and grab breakfast/lunch and to visit the surrealistic gardens of Edward James: one of the most eccentric and interesting twentieth-century collectors of surrealist art.
Just before noon, we decided to ditch Xilitla and race to the super epic Tamul waterfalls. After 30 min of offroad fun, Jasper injured his wrist, Guido lost his mirror and steering stabilizer and I hit the dirt. A couple of battle-scars richer, we drove the remaining 250km (155mi) to the city of San Luis Potosi.
Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 & Svartpilen 701
Loading and offloading the bike can be an absolute hassle, so it pays to be prepared.
Durability, weight, and of course safety are three important things when looking for a trailer ramp.
4wdlife has written a good review on both single track and full scale ramps. Check it out here.
BIG SCENIC UPDATE
Highly Requested Features – part 6
Q: When is the big update ready? A: June
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