Wed, Mar 8, 2017
You’d think that Mexico would be proud of their Federal Hwy 1 and do a good job of keeping it in shape. Not so.
Although there are sections of the highway that are in great shape with a wide shoulder, most of the road is very narrow and full of potholes. And this is where a caravan with CB radio’s comes into play: The lead driver calls then out as we drive along.
When you approach a section of chunky road, the strategy is to slalom around them but that doesn’t work when they cover the width of the lane. Then it’s across the centerline so long as there’s no oncoming traffic. If there is, just suck it up, go right over them and hope for the best.
One of the rigs in our caravan wasn’t so lucky as one of the leaf springs supporting his axels snapped. Luckily, he was only about 20 miles from a suspension shop and he was able to get it repaired.
Here’s a pic of some nasty ones. Hit these at full speed and it’s a flat, bent rim or suspension damage. Nice, eh?