Chris and Jerry had planned to do a New Zealand FUZ-moto. Last year it didn't happen. This year, Chris was recovering from back surgery so we did a little Mexico ride instead. And Nena was scheduled for a cruise late May/early June so we were definitely going to do something then. But then Covid-19 hit and we all got isolated for a few months. I was fortunate to have our whole family plus significant others visiting Vancouver for a long spring break.

After Nicky and Olivier flew back to Montreal on May 18 and experienced emtpy airports I thought now was a great time to travel. Super cheap and very low risk with the depopulated planes and airports and mask-wearing protocols, etc. It seemed a nonstop from PDX to GDL might well be less risky than a trip to the grocery store.

After consulting with Jerry and Gabriel, I booked a flight. The flight got cancelled, then rescheduled a couple of weeks later, so I didn't end up flying until June 20. By that time, travel was getting more routine again. My plane was about 75% full.

I rented a BMW R1200 R from Ride The Sierra for the week (MX$12,000 (US$520)) for 7 days from Terry Vidal at Ride the Sierra. Also on the tour were

Daily Details and Naration

0) Jun 20 Sat Chris flew Volaris PDX→GDL arriving at 7:35pm
1) Jun 21 Sun Hanging out with family and picked up the bike
2) Jun 22 Mon Ajijic → Ajijic loop through Jalisco southwest of Lake Chapala
3) Jun 23 Tue Ajijic → Huetamo, Michoacán
4) Jun 24 Wed Huetamo → Tacambaro, Michoacán
5) Jun 25 Thu Tacambaro → Salvatierra, Guanajuato
6) Jun 26 Fri Salvatierra → Ajijic, Jalisco
7) Jun 27 Sat Hanging out with family and returning the bike
8) Jun 28 Sun Chris flew Volaris GDL→PDX departing 8:26am

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