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Old 09-25-2012, 07:25 PM   #10051
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Byron, if you are coming over to the Gulf coast, I am always around the Veracruz area.
Let me know if you are planning on coming over. I'll be happy to show you some decent roads or meet up if you
are on the way and near the Puebla Veracruz or Oxaca Veracruz border.
Check out Garry Dymond over on the Horizons forum, he knows Mexico City, lives there, rides there, and is a very kind person.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #10052
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:22 AM   #10053
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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.










They say the highway will be done by November. Looks like they have their work cut out for them.
Hey SR Those pics are great., My foot has heal now I don't have to walk like John Wayne remember the mud spot it had truck tracks did you went through one of them i went through the middle i think it was 10"' deep" por mamon" Do you know if I owe them somethig dont remember if I paid anything at El Salto there or for the ambulance
But yea been thinking on going back to El Salto and thank personally the guys that took care of me at the hospital also the Hospital in Durango I gave them a hard time too.
Now the insurance gave the the option yo keep the wrecked bike for $ 500.00 there is this mechanic at Alamo BMW that works at his house on the side told me that it can be fixed with much less that what the dealer estimated wonder if I can imported to Mexico with a savage title /
While the plane was taxing before taking off saw like three helicopters seating at Durango airport do you know who own them
Recibe un saludo carnal espero verte pronto I love Duango

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Old 09-26-2012, 06:50 AM   #10054
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Bato, Many of the cars running around in Mexico are imported with salvage titles. They are brought in wrecked and repaired then sold.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #10055
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Bato, Many of the cars running around in Mexico are imported with salvage titles. They are brought in wrecked and repaired then sold.
Think Im just going to part it out and try to get 2k as is
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:51 PM   #10056
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Hiya folks. I've been lurking this thread for a few months now and I finally have a question. This thread has been a welcome respite of knowledge against the torrent of BS the media throws at us about Mexico. It finally convinced me to take the plunge.

I don't mean for this to turn into any sort of flame war about "federales y banditos". But.... I recall some discussion about Tampico Transitos and their penchant for pulling motos over for a monetary "time out" at the north bypass Y-junction - something about busting motos for being in the left lane when you HAD to be in the left lane to exit on the bypass. Is this still a problem? Anybody have any other special little "time out" traps?

From what I understand this kind of thing occurs from time to time in parts of Latin America: Masaya road in Nicaragua, and the north road leading into Lima Peru for example.

I'm heading out within a few weeks for CA / SA and I'm just hoping to fish for a little bit of advance knowledge about the notorious traps. I know the best approach is to wait them out, play the "no fumar espanol" game, etc etc.

I apologize in advance for the gringo approach to this question. I'm new to LA.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:59 PM   #10057
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Hiya folks. I've been lurking this thread for a few months now and I finally have a question. This thread has been a welcome respite of knowledge against the torrent of BS the media throws at us about Mexico. It finally convinced me to take the plunge.

I don't mean for this to turn into any sort of flame war about "federales y banditos". But.... I recall some discussion about Tampico Transitos and their penchant for pulling motos over for a monetary "time out" at the north bypass Y-junction - something about busting motos for being in the left lane when you HAD to be in the left lane to exit on the bypass. Is this still a problem? Anybody have any other special little "time out" traps?

From what I understand this kind of thing occurs from time to time in parts of Latin America: Masaya road in Nicaragua, and the north road leading into Lima Peru for example.

I'm heading out within a few weeks for CA / SA and I'm just hoping to fish for a little bit of advance knowledge about the notorious traps. I know the best approach is to wait them out, play the "no fumar espanol" game, etc etc.

I apologize in advance for the gringo approach to this question. I'm new to LA.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:22 PM   #10058
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Don't worry.

The Tampico Transitos won't be back for at least one more week.

They're working as replacement refs for the NFL.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:17 PM   #10059
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T minus 14 for Veracruz. Rally "La Ruta del Café" (the coffee route).
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:41 AM   #10060
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looking for some riders to do san diego to cabo

For a few years i've been dreaming of doing the san diego to baja run, and i want to do it on my vintage bmw. I know its not a gs or adventure bike, but it would be alot of fun, and im just trying to find a few mates that might be down to do the ride in say april/may. Just watched the vice tv baja run and i am pumped.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:43 AM   #10061
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Tampico transitos are nortorious, however things have been toned down a lot with the military patrols in the area.
Once you get into Veracruz you shouldn't have too many problems with transitos in urban areas, most are accompanied or being monitored by the Mexican Marines who are still handling security being the law and order here at least until around November when the new and improved police with bold new graphics debut.
That should prove interesting to say the least.
If you are planning on coming through here, let me know, Flowbee, I'll be happy to show you around if time permits.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:27 AM   #10062
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That is hilarious.
A few big kingpins have been going down. Nuevo Laredo has been very violent lately. People have been driving back to the international bridge with gunshot wounds.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:30 PM   #10063
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Hey MikeMike!

Is the time line set for the Vera Cruz Rally? I will probably be headed south in a few weeks and may stop in.

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:39 PM   #10064
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Don't worry.

The Tampico Transitos won't be back for at least one more week.

They're working as replacement refs for the NFL.
Why isn't there a LIKE button when you need it.....
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:36 PM   #10065
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Hey MikeMike!

Is the time line set for the Vera Cruz Rally? I will probably be headed south in a few weeks and may stop in.

Donnie
Looks like I'm 4 weeks from heading south.
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