Welcome to my blog. On this blog I will post my travels on a motorcycle. The first trip was the start of the blog, but soon after I finished, I realized that there would more travels done on my motorcycle. I hope you enjoy the pictures and thank you for reading. Steven
Monday, September 26, 2011
How the devils spine almost broke mine, Durango to Puerto Vallarta
The road from Durango to Mazatlan is called the Devil's spine. If you google it, you will find a lot more pictures, I was to busy driving. This road started of nice like above.
I passed some towns
A lot of timber shops along the route, that also means a lot of log trucks, tricky to encounter, as they go about 10 km/h up hill.
And then it turned into a 150 km stretch of no straights, only hairpins, steep mountains, big drops and lots of trucks. At the end of the road, I really needed to stop, as my head was spinning and couldn't handle any more turns. It was a great drive, maybe the best winding road so far, but a bit too long to do in one go. There are many rest stops along the route, but why should I make use of them? Now I know.
After that the climate changed into tropical and so did the surroundings. A great drive to Puerta Vallarta, now I finally have an overnight here! What to do.
I am staying in Hotel Rosita, down town and this is the view from my balcony. Not bad for 60 dollar. O, and my bike is parked insight the building, in front of the lobby. Now that is secure! Tomorrow I drive towards Acapulco, I don't think I can make it, I can only do about 500 km a day. But that is ok, plenty of nice places along the road.