Wonderful People

Name WP Datesort icon Body
Nacho 15 February 2003 Nacho told us where to go and what to eat. He loves Mexico and helped with lots of advice. Sat next to us on the plane to Guadalajara. Thanks, Nacho! We had posole tonight.
Jim and Rhoda 16 February 2003 Had us out to their beautiful home and gave us coffee and muffins and delighted us with their description of their retired life in Ajijic
Benita 17 February 2003 Benita took us down into the town and helped us get permission to camp at the soccer field. Terribly helpful and generous.
Manuel 18 February 2003 Manuel met us on entering the town of Manzanilla and was our tour guide. He helped me find a bike shop and showed us the church and took us to a hotel where we could get a shower. Wonderful 6th grader with 14 brothers and sisters.
Marcos 18 February 2003 Marcos runs a little bike shop and fixed up my broken pedal - at least temporarily.
Bardomiano Cordova Heredia 25 February 2003 Took us in for the night in village of El Transvaal. We just asked for water and ended up spending the night. Wonderful folks!
Consuelo Velasquez Cordova 25 February 2003 Bardomiano's wife. Wow, what a wonderful person. Her laugh was a delight. And she's a fantastic cook - chile and eggs for breakfast with handmade tortillas.
Curtis Dillabough and Jordan Jorgenson 27 February 2003 Young men from Alberta, Canada, driving a clunker Chevy south as far as they can go. In Panama they'll dump it and go by bus. They stopped to help put out the fire and we camped together for the night in an outbuilding at the farm where the fire happened.
Luis Vaca Jimenez, friend Juan, wife Elvira, and the whole family 3 March 2003 Helped us find the
Irma Cordoba 6 March 2003 Walking along by our rest spot, invited us to come to her home for lunch. We went and had a wonderful conversation and lunch.
"Vina" Juarez 6 March 2003 Pharmacist in Coatepec. Helped us in many ways in that cool town, then we had a beer and tacos together.
Francisco (policeman) 8 March 2003 Francisco is a state policeman and works 7 days a week, 12 hours a day guarding the caverns at Las Grutas. He directed us to where to camp (behind abandoned hotel) and then spent much time explaining police work. He make 4000 pesos a month, about $400/mon
Aliciia Yanet 10 March 2003 11-year-old Alicia is the attendant for the public bathroom and showers in Zumpango. She works in the morning and goes to school in the afternoon. She sat and talked with Nancy and told her all about her life.
Araceli and Amir 11 March 2003 Met in a little diner. They were so enthusiastic to feed us, and kept bringing their specialties, including hand-made tortillas. Afterwards we sat and talked and they told us of the beaches of Acapulco.
Village of San Martin del Jovero 11 March 2003 The entire village took us in and took care of us, and had us camp in front of the meeting hall. We talked throughout the evening and they shared with us the history of the village and any number of other things.
Eli Gomez and his son Alberto 27 March 2003 Bicyclists we rode with on the way up the Mil Cumbres road. Showed us much about how to ride with the traffic and told us of riding in Mexico.
Jan and Jim Darrington 16 August 2003 It was treat to meet Ron's longtime friends. We had the most extrodinary breakfast out on there mountain side patio. Hummingbirds danced all around as the morning sun warmed us. The eggs where the best we had ever tasted.
Qunton Webb and Marsha Gage 16 August 2003 Quinton was a knight in shining armor. He drove Ron and Nancy back to Frisco to get medical attention for Ron. He and Marsha put us up for the night and drove us back over the pass in the morning. We are glad to meet people with such big hearts.
Gene and Lois Launt 16 August 2003 In the middle of the afternoon a big quick storm came blew over in which Gene and Lois gave shelter to the 4 dusty Great Divide riders. Life is good in South Park.
Wim Van Hoorn and Tiny Van Der Werff 18 August 2003 They are also riding the great Divide - left Salida a day before us but we found them in Del Norte. They're from Delft in Holland
Troy and Mabel Templeton 19 August 2003 Put us up in a hunter's cabin (with hot shower!) and told wonderful stories about when the railroad ran by their house, and loaned us a book about Marshall Pass.
John and Deb 20 August 2003 Met at Luder's Creek Campground. They socialized and gave us water and showed us where the spring was and shared our campfire. Wonderful people from Monte Vista.
Alex Colville 21 August 2003 Runs small sporting goods shop in Del Norte which is basically there just to help people out. He tops off their fuel bottles, has a BOB trailer just for parting out to help people continue, etc. I don't think he makes any money, but has great stories and
Dennis and Brenda Buckman 29 August 2003 Offered a place to pitch tents but after it rain let us come into their homes, feed us and entertained us with 1000 Navajo stories, and let us sleep inside
John and Anzie Thomas 1 September 2003 John and Anzie maintain a water stash south of Pie Town for Divide riders and hikers and welcomed us into their yard and gave us each a wonderful Pepsi! What wonderful folks we meet!
Don Riddle 2 September 2003 Don is a bow hunter - for elk - one of the many we met. We camped next to him and he gave us probably 8 or 9 gallons of good water for our dry camp day - would have been very difficult otherwise. Also shared a beer with all of us!
Dolly and Wayne Ebaugh 5 September 2003 When we emerged from the wilderness, Dolly was there on a 4-wheel ATV. She led us down the highway (we were drafting her ATV) to her house, where she and Wayne gave us wonderful cold water, and hand-knitted beautiful chiles!
Peggy Spofford-Wallace 5 September 2003 Friend of Jeff's - Put us up and made a wonderful dinner! And she came looking for us in her car to help us get un-separated.
Charles Smith (aka Scott Rose) 5 September 2003 Country and Western singer in Silver City. We were all trying to get served at a restaurant that was closed and he loaded us into the back of his pickup and took us to another restaurant and told us the story of his life. Not so often you get dinner like
Jack Brennan - Gila Hike and Bike in Silver City 6 September 2003 Helped me get my bike fixed up. Let me use their shop for an hour for free and gave great advice. What a wonderful stop!