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Old 04-02-2008, 06:02 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by schwartzkm
Enjoying your ride report! My wife and I are going to do a trip to Mexico the 2nd week of June. We would like to make it to Veracruz in two days from the border but now wonder if that is possible without riding too hard? Any thoughts riding from Brownsville, TX down MX 180 to Veracruz?
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I'm sure there are others out there better qualified than me to answer that question. That being said, looks like your talking about 600 miles or so. I found my comfort level to be about 250 miles per day, so 300 miles per day ain't that much of a stretch. I'm constantly amazed at the difference between "Mexican" miles and miles logged in the USA. They are much longer.

Veracruz is a neat place. Personally, I would avoid (as in go around) Tampico. Bypass it on a secondary road to Ebano. Tuxpan is nice, and of course Papantla. The ride from Papantla to Veracruz should be the highlight. Don't forget El Tajin near Papantla.
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