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Old 07-03-2011, 10:19 PM   #3691
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There are some hard core people riding bicycles around Mexico. Its hard to get away from a truckload of Zetas though.
I am an old bicycle racer. On my trip with Arte and Andre last year I ran into a gringo about my age who was on a bicycle (with a trailer) who was wandering around Mexico without a clue and was hitting on the chicks at at Pemex truckstop just outside Victoria.

With that said I think they are all nuts

I might be wrong, but I don't exactly see the bicycle tourists as a windfall for the Mexicans.

Us motorcycle tourists, on the other hand ...
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:44 AM   #3692
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Me and shizzman had dinner last night here in Monclova I was impressed that the chef was from Minnesota it was only 400 bucks deposit it depends on the year of the vehicle
be happy

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Old 07-04-2011, 06:53 AM   #3693
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Although I question how many tourists are actually driving around right now. I think that most are flying in.

Still ... I agree that this is terribly short sighted.
does this go for Motos also ?
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:48 AM   #3694
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Hey Clayjars when are you coming back to DGO? That route from El Salto to Rosario must be calling your name!
I am in the process of landing another job. After that I am going to be all over Mexico during the holidays and summer breaks.
This is going to be my ride of choice. All I am missing is the 5 gallon IMS tank.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:17 PM   #3695
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Yeap just talk to Reginaldo Calderon at Allende seems now you have to leave 400 and under in cash there., Depending on the vehicle I guess you will get it back on your way out
OK .. has anyone heard the cost for a motorcycle ???
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:27 PM   #3696
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OK .. has anyone heard the cost for a motorcycle ???
Goes by year of manufacture not by make/model/style
  • Vehicles manufactured before 1996 require a guarantee deposit of $200 USD
  • Vehicles manufactured between 1996 and 2000 require a guarantee deposit of $300 USD
  • Vehicles manufactured after 2001 require a guarantee deposit of $400 USD
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:37 PM   #3697
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Weren't they recouping from credit cards when the temp. vehicle imports weren't turned in ?
I still don't want to make loans to the Mexicans. They can borrow from the International Monetary Fund like everybody else.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:18 PM   #3698
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Weren't they recouping from credit cards when the temp. vehicle imports weren't turned in ?
I still don't want to make loans to the Mexicans. They can borrow from the International Monetary Fund like everybody else.
Disclaimer: I've been in Peru, not Mexico, in the last month, so I have no first hand knowledge of this seemingly recent change to vehicle bonding for the TVIP.

Past practice was to "cover" the potential "penalty" with a credit card per the fee schedule posted a few clicks back. Your credit card was "pinged" but not actually charged until the end of the valid period with no turn-in. I never really understood the business practice behind that since technically you could use your card to obtain the TVIP and then cancel your credit card it if you had no intention on clearing Mexico with the TVIP and the bike.

All this said, if they've abandoned the credit card system for a cash system of bonding the bike, good for them. I have no idea whats going on but if all this is as it appears from the few posts I've read, Banjercito Mexico is saying "screw it" to the credit card system and now bonding vehicles in cash. Maybe they're saying you have to pay up front to play, or so it seems.

As a business model, if I had a bunch of people stiff me for the vehicle bond I too would go to a cash system. We here in the U.S. pay estimated taxes to the IRS in advance in certain instances, and we also pay capital gains but don't get credit on capital losses. The process sucks but good luck fighting the U.S. Governments business model. In other words, if this is indeed the new way of bonding bikes to travel Mexico, either get with it and get over it, or stay home. Your choice. Pretty much the same deal as in parsing through all the "news" about what's going on in Mexico. Stay home or play, your choice.

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Old 07-04-2011, 05:37 PM   #3699
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Or........Banjercito was incapable of managing a credit card system. i.e., they couldn't keep up with the expiry dates on tvp's and then charge the associated cards.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:42 PM   #3700
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Take a break and check this out:

Dude rides to Mexico on a hundred dollar bike

Places good chunks of our "blah blah blah" in the proper bin
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:44 PM   #3701
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Or........Banjercito was incapable of managing a credit card system. i.e., they couldn't keep up with the expiry dates on tvp's and then charge the associated cards.
Might be. Might not be. I have no freakin' idea. I don't even know what really has changed.

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Old 07-04-2011, 06:11 PM   #3702
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Or........Banjercito was incapable of managing a credit card system. i.e., they couldn't keep up with the expiry dates on tvp's and then charge the associated cards.
is not that. Is because:

"mas vale pajaro en mano que ciento volando"
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:14 PM   #3703
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:33 PM   #3704
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is not that. Is because:

"mas vale pajaro en mano que ciento volando"

Just more greed and corruption. Birds and bushes don't have much to say.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:35 PM   #3705
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Disclaimer: I've been in Peru, not Mexico, in the last month, so I have no first hand knowledge of this seemingly recent change to vehicle bonding for the TVIP.

Past practice was to "cover" the potential "penalty" with a credit card per the fee schedule posted a few clicks back. Your credit card was "pinged" but not actually charged until the end of the valid period with no turn-in. I never really understood the business practice behind that since technically you could use your card to obtain the TVIP and then cancel your credit card it if you had no intention on clearing Mexico with the TVIP and the bike.

All this said, if they've abandoned the credit card system for a cash system of bonding the bike, good for them. I have no idea whats going on but if all this is as it appears from the few posts I've read, Banjercito Mexico is saying "screw it" to the credit card system and now bonding vehicles in cash. Maybe they're saying you have to pay up front to play, or so it seems.

As a business model, if I had a bunch of people stiff me for the vehicle bond I too would go to a cash system. We here in the U.S. pay estimated taxes to the IRS in advance in certain instances, and we also pay capital gains but don't get credit on capital losses. The process sucks but good luck fighting the U.S. Governments business model. In other words, if this is indeed the new way of bonding bikes to travel Mexico, either get with it and get over it, or stay home. Your choice. Pretty much the same deal as in parsing through all the "news" about what's going on in Mexico. Stay home or play, your choice.
De acuerdo.

What's everyone whining about anyway, it's only a deposit that you get back if you abide by the rules. Geez get a life.
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