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Old 09-23-2012, 10:03 AM   #10021
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I have shipped some stuff to the US, mostly buckets of rocks. I always use DHL. It is not cheap but it's the best international shipper both in to Mexico and out. The size of a Guitar is no problem for DHL. You could also ship with a Paqueteria (Estrella Blanca) to the border, Nuevo Laredo or wherever. It would probably get there in 2 days, before you could on your 2 fidy. Probably costs 300 pesos and I think it can be insured, but I'd make sure it's packed up well. I'd bet a bottle of Don Julio that Paracho they have a way to pack the guitars up safely.

I have noticed that now in places like Talapaque or Tonala, Jalisco, the paqueterias have set up shop right there with all of the artesenia shops, for the people who want to ship their stuff home, both domestic and international.
Thanks SR. I know they can pack 'em in Paracho. Francisco Navarro ships to his dealer(s) here in the US. I just want to put my fingers on what I buy ahead of time. Also want to explore the town, make the pilgrimage, etc. Might even fine a better guitar than a Navarro. Shipping to the border is a great idea, but I would still have the issue of riding back to Houston. Guess I could walk it across the border and have my wife waiting for me on the other side with the car. This would of course get me out of any import tax. Yay!

Hey! That 2-fidy gets 85mph since I put that windshield on it. With the Airhawk cushion I am monkey-butt free! Plus I can fix everything on that bike myself outside of the engine. The dual-sport tires really make it "adaptable" as well
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:46 AM   #10022
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I wouldn't travel in Mexico on a bet. Beautiful people, beautiful country, but corruption, robbers, and drug lords make entry really unsafe.
Have you ever ridden your bike down through Mexico?
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:56 AM   #10023
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but there are a few bad actors.
I disagree, Mexican cinema is really evolving from the Lola La Trailera genre and epoch, apart from Lyn May, of course.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:30 AM   #10024
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I disagree, Mexican cinema is really evolving from the Lola La Trailera genre and epoch, apart from Lyn May, of course.
My favorite Mexican movie of all time, Pueblerina. You can buy the DVD through amazon dot com.

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Old 09-23-2012, 12:30 PM   #10025
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My favorite Mexican movie of all time.
1962, it played for close to 24 months straight in some European cinemas (like in France and Italy).
A beloved classic.
An inspiration for all who truly love Mexico!




A la chingada con Laura Leon cuando tienes Lorena Velazquez en la pelicula.
Viva las mujeres del Santo! Viva!

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Old 09-23-2012, 12:46 PM   #10026
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Mexico is not safe!



The moment you cross the border you'll be fighting to stay alive!



Think of what can happen when you ride with strangers!
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #10027
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I love the films from theÉpoca de oro del cine mexicano.Pedro infante, Jorge Negrete, Maria Felix, Delores del Rio, Canitnflas. Look closely at my avatar.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:31 PM   #10028
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I love the films from theÉpoca de oro del cine mexicano.Pedro infante, Jorge Negrete, Maria Felix, Delores del Rio, Canitnflas. Look closely at my avatar.
That's like putting a picture of Eric Estrada and that other guero CHiP guy as an avatar.


Yeah, yeah, everybody knows A Toda Maquina.

Interesting flick, but really, c'mon, admit it, seeing something like this on the silver screen beat the bejeezus out of two guys wanting to become motorcycle cops.



If I wanted to see an old guy with a moustache riding a Harley, I'd go riding with Schizz.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:36 PM   #10029
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I caught up with the remnants of the Sonora Rally in Baviacora this morning. I talked with Jorge, a Dr. from Hermosillo on an RT and my old friend Guillermo on his RS. I run into Guillermo everywhere, last time in Alamos.



Jorge and Guillermo are members of the Sonoran Riders


These are some of the Zancudos Riders. (Mosquitoes) Sorry for the bad exposure, bugs on the goPro also a problem. Great group, sorry I couldn't be there last night. They had 300 riders come in.



They gave me a shirt and a pin for showing up.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:09 PM   #10030
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You are right, The ferry is at Los Ebanos.

Check this link:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ty+indy+motogp


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Yeah, I saw that He must be talking about Los Ebanos.

On another note, thinking about riding down to Paracho and shipping a guitar back, a Francisco Navarro negra. Anybody got experience with shipping goods back into the US? Otherwise I'll just take the bus down and back.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:10 PM   #10031
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You are right. It is Los Ebanos.
Here is the link to the account:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ty+indy+motogp





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Yeah, I saw that He must be talking about Los Ebanos.

On another note, thinking about riding down to Paracho and shipping a guitar back, a Francisco Navarro negra. Anybody got experience with shipping goods back into the US? Otherwise I'll just take the bus down and back.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:07 PM   #10032
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If you feel better riding to Mexico with a group and you want to learn how to take and produce better videos then check this thread. Yes, it is at my hotel so I have a stake but Chuck Feil is a great photog and you will learn a lot and have a great time

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=809108

I have also offered to meet riders at the border in Bisbee or Douglas, get the paperwork done and escort them to my hotel for an overnight before they head out. I like having motorcyclists here and I want to improve tourism in the entire region. It's a "twist my arm" type of offer.
Hey Tom

How are you doing? Man I would love to get down there for this 3 days of riding and could use help in learning a little more about my go pro. I am going to be in Phoenix for a week from the 12 to 19th. My bike is up here in Canada but who knows maybe I can get someone to ship it down to Phoenix then I can ride down from there to Sonora. Had a great time visiting you guys at your hotel in March. If any riders are heading that way be sure to visit Tom and his wife Lynn. A great little hotel and Tom plays a good guitar and harmonica for your entertainment.

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Old 09-23-2012, 08:21 PM   #10033
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Hey Brian,

Great to hear from you. PHX is only 7 hours for mortals, you can do it in 5. We would love to see you again. I'll work on my Blaze Foley tunes.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:34 PM   #10034
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You are right, The ferry is at Los Ebanos.

Check this link:
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Recommend boarding the ferry at Los Ebanos from the Texas side as the Mexican side gets deeply rutted and slick. The Texas side is rocky dirt that seems better maintained making it easier to ride onto the ferry. Especially on 900lb Harleys.

I wouldn't spend any time sight-seeing around Ciudad Gustavo Diaz Ordiz, either.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:44 PM   #10035
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If I wanted to see an old guy with a moustache riding a Harley, I'd go riding with Schizz.
Been thinking of getting a Honda Shadow lately.
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