Cinco de My-oh-my
When one thinks of Mexico as a motorcycle destination the first thought is generally of motocross or adventure riding in Baja. So, contrarians that we are, the QCrew thought we’d explore a different aspect of motorcycling in Mexico – cafe culture.
D.F. (De Effe is what we insiders call Mexico City, much in the same way some people refer to Washington as “D.C.”) is a long way from Baja, and riding is an entirely different sport. This is a beautiful and cosmopolitan place and we enjoy recreational riding and driving in and around the city – but not so much for commuting. If you really need to be somewhere the traffic, as in any thriving global city, is daunting. But a cruise to a fantastic dinner or club downtown or to view roads and sites steeped in history and breath taking vistas can be memorable on a bucket-list scale.
In a suburb of Mexico City is a fantastic cafe / custom culture shop called Concept Racer. Started by Miguel Lerdo and his partner ex-enduro racer Sydney Lewis in 2014, Concept Racer is a custom bike builder and high-end retail shop. Here are our five (you knew we were going to work the “cinco” into this story, didn’t you?) favorite builds: