This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


The I-80 Gestapo Challenge

I don't know if many saw this as I did just one time. I find it dramatic as an example of what can be done by these people who carry the guns at a nation wide level at any time if it's decided to do so. Take a look at some of the numbers.

15,985 citations
-12,389 warnings
-162 impaired drivers arrested
-92 drug charges
-Nearly $2.5 million in drugs confiscated

These cops and you can bet a variety of other players and tactics as well swooped down and literally used the "show me your papers" tactic that works so well for those who want to see  my/our papers. If you do not there will be a price to pay for that.

Here is a bit of rhetoric from the ones who have dictatorial control over you and me -

The I-80 Challenge was designed to target traffic safety in an effort to save lives.  Through their efforts however, officers were also able to apprehend numerous subjects utilizing I-80 for criminal activities.

Don't shit yourself because it's about the drugs and also a test run for other crap coming down the tube. I wonder of the thousands who were detained used tactics shown on You Tube and refused to answer and were allowed to go.  

For one I'm tired of being perceived as a criminal and someone to fear from these fucking bully's with with badges and guns including a license to kill. 


  1. I certainly understand where yer comin' from but so far, Fly, I don't feel I'm being perceived as a criminal by LOCAL law enforcement. I still feel like a "citizen" of my community. Most of the cops around here wave, nod, or at least lift a finger off the steering wheel in salute when we pass each other(not THAT finger!). That said .... traveling between here and my Dad's home two states away, is another matter altogether, and because of the vehicle I drive I get "the hairy eyeball" from every blacked out white SUV werking for ICE on the interstate between here and there. Seen a lotta folks of color stopped and everything inside their vehicles being picked through on the side of the road too. So far I haven't been stopped ... but with my attitude, when I DO get stopped, I'm sure a shootin' (or at least a pistol whuppin') will take place. The Badge and the Gun too often seems to elicit Fife syndrome ... especially here lately .....
    Another simply LOVELY header photo, there, Fly! How DO you do it?

    1. A give them agree on the LOCAL cops. I just stay so far away from them as not to give them a chance. Like you say it's the interstate stuff that I worry about. All one of these badges has to say is that he "thinks" he smells the ganga. Thinking is plenty to really mess a persons life up because after one of them says that you have lost your rights to say no to a search.

      Before I moved recently quite a lot of my bike riding was around the interstate. I'm stopped on an overpass having a bit of water when a highway Peetrol guy pulls up and asks me if I'm okay. I wanted to say - no I'm dead and waiting for someone to jump on. What the fuck does it look like I'm doing. He didn't give a shit about my well being but just had to make contact. It used to be much worse because this interstate (25) is a corridor for da drugs. A straight shot up from Mexico.

      The Peetrol spots their Hazardous Waste Inspection Truck at least that's what I think it is somewhere on the interstate I suppose from Pueblo south to the state line or something like that. It's spotted at a central location because it's going to be used. These badges are going out and making reasons up to stop trucks in this case so they can fuck with somebody that to them looks suspicious.

      This is not a guess but is what they do and no one says boo. I got a huge problem with this. I went through a drug check 40 miles of the border four years ago. It was just fucking horrible and scary.

    2. Forgot the picture thing and have not taken many really good ones lately. I have been at this cemetery quite a few times and I forgot this was taken in July. You have a good chance of getting something here because there's a bunch going on. In this case this area is just inherently pretty at certain times of the day and year. The other thing is I always have a camera on me with a battery that is charged and at least one extra. Reading the manual helps too.

    3. "Reading the manual helps too." Yeah .... that's what Squatlo keeps telling me. "Ain't nobody got time fuhdat!" I don't know anything about photography,(art,politics,people,etc.,etc.) ... but I know what I like! heh heh heh