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Old 09-24-2012, 01:17 AM   #10036
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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 09-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #10037
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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.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #10038
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Hi all,

Just to add my tuppence worth to the debate.. (apologies to deviate from the subject of films! )

We are currently riding all around the Americas on a 1979 r100rs. We rode across the border through Tijuana last week.

So far... Everyone has been so friendly and can't do enough to help us. We attempted some dirt tracks, but riding two up on a heavily laden road bike with road tires probably wasn't the best idea... Inevitably we got a puncture, it wasn't long before all sorts of people were offering to help.*

One particular truck full of mean looking futher muckers pulled up and I thought this is it... Game over... I had the tire lever in my hand ready just in case... After a brief conversation in my shaky Spanish, they all started laughing, reached into the back of their truck and pulled out two ice cold cans of Modelo beer for us!*

The next day, our battery had died... My fault for not checking the fluids. Anyway, some police pulled over to help us..they didn't have any jump leads on them so drove off to find some and came back minutes later to help get us started. When I tried giving them some pesos in return they just patted me on the back and said "no Gracias amigo".. So much for them all being on the take.

We cross over to Mazatlan tomorrow so it could all change, but for now, my response to the question: is Mexico safe? Is an unresounding *yes.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:56 PM   #10039
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bicimaps just sent me an update

Mexico GPS Atlas 2013 is here.

This new version provides a response to some features being asked by a large
amount of our customers who use the map for outdoor activities such as 4x4,
motorcycling, hiking and other outdoor activities, who have asked to
increase the detail of the contour lines in order to have a better idea of
the shape of the land, as well as adding more natural points of interest to
help in off road navigation.

We have listened and developed the information our customers look for and
added it to this release. Major changes are:

• Added 20 meter (60 feet) contours for the full country
• Added a full new hydrology data set. Now the river outlines have a
very high precision and we increased the coverage in all the country.
• About 550,000 new points of interest of which 200,000 are natural ones
to support better off road navigation.
• The remainder 350,000 are increased urban POIs throughout the
country, so we now have over one million three hundred thousand POIs .
• Added street detail for 1000 cities.

With these new features and contents, this is the only full topographic and
routable GPS map available for Mexico.

Central America Integration


As a new feature, we have seamlessly integrated our Central America map, so
now travelers to that region may plan their routes and travels, fully
integrated with de Mexico map data. In Central America we also added 20
meter (60 feet) contours, allowing for a better interpretation of the land
shape for outdoor activities.

The most complete and versatile map Mexico and Central America is now at
your fingertips.
Due to the high amount of new data we are adding, the map size increased to
just over 1.5 Gb from the approximate 600 Mb that the 2012 version had.
As a customer of one of our previous versions, you may purchase this upgrade
for just $ 79.00 USD and you may get it from our webpage
http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MexicGPSAtlasEn.htm

Greetings

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Col. Santa Cruz Acatlan
Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico
Mexico, CP 53150
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:56 PM   #10040
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Talking

Not wanting to jinx myself with my previous comment (!) I feel the need to add... Provided you keep your wits about you, don't do anything stupid, don't ride at night and trust your instincts..

Ok. That covers it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:04 AM   #10041
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Byron, excellent post!
Why not post a pic or two of your bike?
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:56 AM   #10042
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Hi all,

Just to add my tuppence worth to the debate.. (apologies to deviate from the subject of films! )

We are currently riding all around the Americas on a 1979 r100rs. We rode across the border through Tijuana last week.

So far... Everyone has been so friendly and can't do enough to help us. We attempted some dirt tracks, but riding two up on a heavily laden road bike with road tires probably wasn't the best idea... Inevitably we got a puncture, it wasn't long before all sorts of people were offering to help.*

One particular truck full of mean looking futher muckers pulled up and I thought this is it... Game over... I had the tire lever in my hand ready just in case... After a brief conversation in my shaky Spanish, they all started laughing, reached into the back of their truck and pulled out two ice cold cans of Modelo beer for us!*

The next day, our battery had died... My fault for not checking the fluids. Anyway, some police pulled over to help us..they didn't have any jump leads on them so drove off to find some and came back minutes later to help get us started. When I tried giving them some pesos in return they just patted me on the back and said "no Gracias amigo".. So much for them all being on the take.

We cross over to Mazatlan tomorrow so it could all change, but for now, my response to the question: is Mexico safe? Is an unresounding *yes.
México is like a fine woman. Many gaze upon her beauty but few will know her. Good on ya, Amigo.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:15 AM   #10043
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Hi all,

Just to add my tuppence worth to the debate.. (apologies to deviate from the subject of films! )

We are currently riding all around the Americas on a 1979 r100rs. We rode across the border through Tijuana last week.

So far... Everyone has been so friendly and can't do enough to help us. We attempted some dirt tracks, but riding two up on a heavily laden road bike with road tires probably wasn't the best idea... Inevitably we got a puncture, it wasn't long before all sorts of people were offering to help.*

One particular truck full of mean looking futher muckers pulled up and I thought this is it... Game over... I had the tire lever in my hand ready just in case... After a brief conversation in my shaky Spanish, they all started laughing, reached into the back of their truck and pulled out two ice cold cans of Modelo beer for us!*

The next day, our battery had died... My fault for not checking the fluids. Anyway, some police pulled over to help us..they didn't have any jump leads on them so drove off to find some and came back minutes later to help get us started. When I tried giving them some pesos in return they just patted me on the back and said "no Gracias amigo".. So much for them all being on the take.

We cross over to Mazatlan tomorrow so it could all change, but for now, my response to the question: is Mexico safe? Is an unresounding *yes.
Bienveidos! Mexicans are the most giving people I have ever met. Just stay away from the bars in Mazatlan that have black Escalades with custom wheels and blacked out windows. Same advice as PHX or LA!
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:30 AM   #10044
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Byron1,
You are seeing/experiencing the Mexico we all care about on this thread.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:50 AM   #10045
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Byron, excellent post!
Why not post a pic or two of your bike?
Hey thanks for that.

Am using a cr@ppy iPad that won't let me upload pictures... My Gf has a laptop but she is using that at the moment. Wil try getting on later to upload some pics.

In the meantime, there are a load of pictures on our blog if you are interested..

http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/A...he-flying-aga/

All the best,

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Old 09-25-2012, 09:52 AM   #10046
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[QUOTE=SR;19675410]Suerte Byron!


Bato, some BMW guys made it to down to the Baluarte bridge this weekend and took some nice photos. The tallest bridge in the world! 400+ meters, located at the border of Durango and Sinaloa.

Thanks for that.. A good tip on stuff to see!.. Looks pretty awesome. We will be heading that way tomorrow so will be sure to take some picking urges and post them!

Any more tips on stuff to see along the way to Mexico city and beyond much appreciated!

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #10047
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bicimaps just sent me an update

Mexico GPS Atlas 2013 is here.
...
• The remainder 350,000 are increased urban POIs throughout the
country, so we now have over one million three hundred thousand POIs .
...
Eakins, Hope our little Hotel Los Arcos de Sonora is one of those POIs. I'll have to check it out.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:07 PM   #10048
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México is like a fine woman...
A fine motorcycle is like a fine woman. To keep her charged and lubed, you must ride her hard at least once a week.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:49 PM   #10049
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