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Aspen to Central America
5:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

On The Road: Chasing The Aztecs

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Puerto Vallarta – Teotihuacan

Early Friday morning in the blackness of night, I set out from Puerto Vallarta, last night’s cheap wine and sweet goodbyes still banging around in my head as I tear down back roads and highways. I will cover over 900 kilometers today, in the process leaving behind the deserts, cities and small towns of northern Mexico in search of the ancient Aztec Empire.

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Aspen to Central America
5:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

On The Road: My Ignorance

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Durango – Puerto Vallarta

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Aspen to Central America
10:13 am
Mon May 5, 2014

On the Road: Trial by Trial

Under the Mexican Sky
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Batopolis – Durango

I barrel down the highway at 110. The music in my ear buds is screaming, the bass heavy, and my eyes laser-focused on the horizon. To my right, the sun sets over the mountains. Wispy cotton candy skies of orange, pink and purple beam out from the layered blue-green mountains and permeate the heavens. But I don’t have time for that.

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Aspen to Central America
9:01 am
Sat May 3, 2014

On the Road: Man and Machine

Watching the edge
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Madera – Batopolis by way of Urique 

Copper Canyon Mexico, you know it as, the epicenter of the Mexican Cartel’s grow operations.  What you don’t know is that it is home to one of the most exhilarating stretches of tarmac and gravel, in the world.

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Aspen to Central America
12:39 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

On the Road: The Traveler's Dilemma

The road ahead...
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Douglas, AZ. – Madera, Mexico

Having traversed the great American expanse and gone through customs I find myself in Agua Prieta, a small boarder town. What lies ahead? I know the stories. War torn border towns, blood soaked streets, headless bodies dumped at the police station, crime, theft, disease. Northern Mexico and Copper Canyon, a dystopian Thunderdome of carjacking, mass murder and disappearances.  Despite my previous travels to say I feel no fear would be straight faced lie.  

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