Topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes

T – Oh god. If I have to ride over another speed bump I am going to lose my mind!

Today we were headed for the town of Ixmiquilpan. I don’t even know how to pronounce that! The distance was approximately 250km’s and would get us a little under halfway to the coast. We set the GPS for a hotel we had picked out and off we went.

As we were leaving the gas station in San Miguel a nice chap came over to chat to us. Turns out he was the president of the BMW Motorrad club here in San Miguel. He kindly invited us to stay the night with him and if we hadn’t of already booked and paid for our hotel in Ixmiquilpan then we would have said yes!

C – We headed back to Bogar’s shop for a quick chat and he kindly provided us some guidance on our route, and his favourite places in Mexico! We were disappointed that we had already paid for the accommodation. We normally don’t do that, but we had found a hotel with a great discount so had decided to book it. We promised Bogar we would stay if we came back via this way again though. It would of been lovely to meet his wife and family!

T – We headed out of town via some back alleys and cobbled steep streets before bouncing over a few topes and then we were on our way!


Now for some reason our GPS has gotten it into its little electronic brain that we like to drive over topes. Well thats what we think. Every road we took, no matter whether we were in a town or on a highway, we were presented with endless speed bumps. 12 going into town, 12 in the middle of town, 12 going out of town and then a few camouflaged ones along the highway for good measure.

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C – We ventured in and out of small villages all day and became intimately familiar with all of their topes.



T – It would have been a pretty uneventful ride otherwise. We cruised along all day and eventually found our way via another 600000000000000000000000000000000000000 speed bumps to our hotel for the night.

My ass took a pounding today. I think I might have to dunk it into an ice cold bath.


We had a wander down the street for some dinner but it seemed we were in an industrial area so we had to settle for a cheapo bag of crisps and a bottle of soda. Neither of us could face a ride into town with more topes!


Tomorrow we head over some mountains on a very windy road!

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4 thoughts on “Topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes, topes

  1. I hate to say it but topes are everywhere but you will get a reprieve from them in Nicaragua.

    • tncpowell

      Roll on Nicaragua! 🙂

  2. Jax

    And yet not one photo of a tope.
    No photo = didn’t happen.

    • tncpowell

      We are looking for the best tope/bike picture we can take! Tomorrow I will take heaps of pictures of topes!

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