Siglo 201 Z to Troncones

by el vagabundo @, Monday, March 08, 2021, 16:13 (65 days ago)

Back in late November we took the bikes on the 201 to close to Troncones. The question is, then the vegetation was growing over the guard rails onto the road shoulder which means as a cyclist you are pushed closer to the traffic. Can anyone tell me if they have done vegetation management on both ides of the road between Z and Troncones?

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Carretera Nacional 200 to Troncones

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 08, 2021, 19:02 (65 days ago) @ el vagabundo

Back in late November we took the bikes on the 201 to close to Troncones. The question is, then the vegetation was growing over the guard rails onto the road shoulder which means as a cyclist you are pushed closer to the traffic. Can anyone tell me if they have done vegetation management on both ides of the road between Z and Troncones?

Just an FYI.
The road to Troncones from Zihuatanejo is Carretera Nacional 200 or more precisely Carretera Zihuatanejo-Lázaro Cárdenas. Not Autopista Siglo XXI.

The vegetation should mostly be dead and gone at this time of the year until July or so. But I'm sure someone will chime in.

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Siglo 201 Z to Troncones

by mosesk, Ojai, CA, USA, Tuesday, March 09, 2021, 05:25 (65 days ago) @ el vagabundo

Back in late November we took the bikes on the 201 to close to Troncones. The question is, then the vegetation was growing over the guard rails onto the road shoulder which means as a cyclist you are pushed closer to the traffic. Can anyone tell me if they have done vegetation management on both ides of the road between Z and Troncones?

what about those old or back roads I've heard about between Z and Tronco?
Are they more bicycle friendly?

Siglo 201 Z to Troncones

by el vagabundo @, Tuesday, March 09, 2021, 08:07 (64 days ago) @ mosesk

They are asphalt up to Barrio Nuevo and from there except for passing through Barrio Viejo and Pantla they are a rough ride. An interesting ride that requires route finding but hard on the body. Last time we went we went just past the Pemex past Pantla and shortly after you can turn off the Silo and take the plantation road to Troncones although still a bumpy ride it mixes it up.

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Siglo 201 Z to Troncones

by mosesk, Ojai, CA, USA, Tuesday, March 09, 2021, 08:13 (64 days ago) @ el vagabundo

They are asphalt up to Barrio Nuevo and from there except for passing through Barrio Viejo and Pantla they are a rough ride. An interesting ride that requires route finding but hard on the body. Last time we went we went just past the Pemex past Pantla and shortly after you can turn off the Silo and take the plantation road to Troncones although still a bumpy ride it mixes it up.

I’m still awaiting the batteries for my eBike sent via Estafeta from LA- apparently they got caught up in the Texas storms, which are just now allowing normal transport across the border.
I don’t know if I will feel safe anywhere except the Ciclopista.
Perhaps you can show me some ropes...

Siglo 201 Z to Troncones

by el vagabundo @, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 19:09 (63 days ago) @ mosesk

I am not familiar with the types of usage for Bikes but I am not sure you would want to take it on the rough areas. It would be great for the Silo and road into Troncones from the Silo but the other not so sure.

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Siglo 201 Z to Troncones

by hromero ⌂ @, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 16:52 (63 days ago) @ el vagabundo

We had to drive to Lazaro today. At least on the main highway the vegetation was well cut back. Unfortunately there are many more potholes than usual so we had to do a fair amount of course corrections to avoid them. I can see how that might be a concern for cyclists as well. I don't know about the road from the main highway into Troncones.

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Siglo 201 Z to Troncones

by el vagabundo @, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 19:07 (63 days ago) @ hromero

Ok and thank you, that is good news