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    Hey-0

    My mah + her hubby just bought a place in Queretaro, Mexico. I'll be there for a week or so during the holiday and I'm sure a bunch more in the future.

    Does anyone have any connections in that area?

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    Lived there for 7 mo. Loads of gravel roads. It's high mountains and thin air.I did a long ride w/ a club that met in a bike shop ion Juriquilla. I like riding by myself so that was a one time experience. There is a ride leaving Superama in Juriquilla every sunday morning... MOst of the guys were into mountain bikes but if you ask around the shops it's easy to find roadies.
    Queretaro is right next to San Miguel Allende, a beautifull colonial little town w/ many american expats. It even has an american consulate.
    I love Mexico countryside.
    I had flats all the time.. it's cactus country. Tubeless could sort it out.
    The best rides are on gravel roads: no cars. HIghways are a bit crazy though i saw cycling all the time while driving from Queretaro to Mexico DF.
    Can't wait to get back. I miss it.
    Btw: food is wonderfull. Good beer everywhere.
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    Thanks for the reply on this.

    Cheers!
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    Default Re: Riding in central Mexico

    Bici-Burro is a very friendly bike shop in San Miguel de Allende. They lead mountain bike tours of the countryside, and are a great resource:
    Bici Burro Cycling Tours of San Miguel de Allende : Tours of San Miguel and surrounding areas

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    THanks!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    THanks!!!
    Queretaro borders teh state of Guanajuato where San Miguel is located. It's a dry semi desertic landscape w/ intense colors, a big sky, mountains and fire roads going everywhere. You wil ride through corn crops, horse ranches and old colonial buildings. I suggest you take an all road, monster cross bike w/ tubeless tires. It's rugged, dry, open sky high country.
    Downtown Queretaro is crowded, busy w/ cars and shopping malls but once you get to San Miguel and all the small cities around, it's cycling bliss.
    slow.

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    So I need a new bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    So I need a new bike!
    I lived there w/ a Fat Chance Wicked and had a lot of fun. Rigid 26in and cantilever brakes. The constant flats were a bummer: you won't believe the amount of thorns ready to attack your tires. I did one mountain bike group ride and oneof the guy had three flats. If i go back i will definitely bring a set of tubeless wheels...
    The altitude is awesome. When i got back to sea level my fitness was supercharged.
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    Hey All,

    Back from Q. 5 days was definitely not enough time.
    Awesome food. Awesome people. I'm really excited to return with a bike and explore.
    Seems like an awesome place for some training in the dead of winter.

    Q-Pano.jpg


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    I know that place..that fraccionamento.. i stayed there for a couple mo.. You look at the highway that goes to Mexico DF. what's the name... i will remember..
    I miss Mexico so much. I miss Queretaro...
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    45 I believe. The house is in Milenio III.
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    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    45 I believe. The house is in Milenio III.
    Milenio!! Exactly. The first place i had in Queretaro.. then i moved to Juriquilla.
    I knew the name had some Star Wars quality.
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    More pictures please :)
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