I am planning a trip of 1400 km one way (about 870 mi) to go on vacation to my hometown at the end of October.
I plan to drive only by day, so it will take me two days to get to my destination. The first day I will travel 950 km (590 mi), to get from Matamoros to Durango in approximately 10 ~ 12 hours. This time includes stops to load gasoline, stretch legs, eat and other necessities, as well as to take photos and videos of interesting points of the route.
The second day, the plan is to leave early from Durango heading for Mazatlan, crossing the famous "Espinazo del Diablo".
The "Devil's Spine" in Durango is a famous spot in the Sierra Madre Occidental (the longest mountain range in mexico) where Highway 40 connecting Mazatlan and Durango has cliffs on both sides. Today operates the toll road, but the challenge to go "by the free road" is hard to beat, now with the benefit of the reduction of heavy traffic that opts for the toll road. The Devil's Spine is the Mexican equivalent of the American Tail of the Dragon.
I'll stay at hometown about 5 days with my family and former friends, then, again 2 more days on the road to back to routine.
This is a map of that stretch of road known as Espinazo del Diablo
In addition to the previous preparations, such as maintenance to the motorcycle and review of all aspects of safety, Someone has a tip or advice that can be useful to me when starting such a long journey? Considering that the longest trip I've ever done has been 6 hours on a road with few curves.