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Old 02-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #13306
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You seem pretty familiar with the Piedras Negras crossing. Is there any advantages to crossing there instead of Ciudad Acuna as far as early office hours for paperwork? I was going to cross in Acuna just because i can get out of the van and on the bike 55 miles sooner. I found a RV park in Del Rio where i can store the van for $80.00 a month. But nothing set in stone yet. Thanks
I've used P.N. and Acuna.

If you get your TVIP via the internet, then you can get your tourist card right there at Acuna. If you cross at P.N., then you have to wait until you get to Allende before you can get the tourist card. Allende is also where you get the TVIP if you did not get one via internet. The road from Acuna to Allende is not considered as "safe" as just heading straight down from P.N., but I have never had a problem. Watch for animals on the road from Acuna to Allende, and be advised you will go through several towns with topes.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #13307
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Did you pick anything up from Boys Town in Cd. Acuña?
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #13308
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Did you pick anything up from Boys Town in Cd. Acuña?
Penicillin? I presume they have a farmacia - Nuevo Laredo used to ;)


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Old 02-23-2013, 08:37 PM   #13309
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Rode one of MikeMike's routes today, the "Jimmy Ride" Phenomenal! 300 miles round trip from the Rivoli Select. Great breakfast stop that some of you have also enjoyed.

Someone posted about knocking out 450 miles in Mex in one day. Why?
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:42 PM   #13310
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Rode one of MikeMike's routes today, the "Jimmy Ride" Phenomenal! 300 miles round trip from the Rivoli Select. Great breakfast stop that some of you have also enjoyed.

Someone posted about knocking out 450 miles in Mex in one day. Why?
A friend of mine who was active in the Iron Butt Association told me that he did a 550 mile day in Mexico or Central America one day. He said that he'd never do it again.


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Old 02-23-2013, 08:47 PM   #13311
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Why would anyone roar through Mexico ?
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:02 PM   #13312
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... the "Jimmy Ride" Phenomenal!
We'll call it "The Jimmy Ride (Slight Return). The Rocky Oyster is too humble to tell you he now has "Dave's Leg" named after him. "Dave's Leg" connects from the little store in front of the church and zocalo in La Trinidad, over to Acocomotla, across the crest and down into Saltillo La Fragua.

Nice little stretch with probably the highest Pemex in Mexico at around 10,500ft. Maybe Craneguy can find a Pemex higher than that over in the central volcanic area?
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:33 PM   #13313
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We'll call it "The Jimmy Ride (Slight Return). The Rocky Oyster is too humble to tell you he now has "Dave's Leg" named after him. "Dave's Leg" connects from the little store in front of the church and zocalo in La Trinidad, over to Acocomotla, across the crest and down into Saltillo La Fragua.

Nice little stretch with probably the highest Pemex in Mexico at around 10,500ft. Maybe Craneguy can find a Pemex higher than that over in the central volcanic area?
I think I peed on Daves leg, not actally Dave s leg but on the road named after Daves leg
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:51 PM   #13314
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You did, now that answers Rocky Oyster's question as to why the nice lady in the store was wearing pink rubber gloves.
And then there was his talking to the burro, fighting with the dogs, and scaring a mule.
The guy has a way with animals.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:54 PM   #13315
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You did, now that answers Rocky Oyster's question as to why the nice lady in the store was wearing pink rubber gloves.
And then there was his talking to the burro, fighting with the dogs, and scaring a mule.
The guy has a way with animals.
You guys are crude.

I rather like that ;)


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Old 02-23-2013, 10:00 PM   #13316
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Why would anyone roar through Mexico ?
That's my MO when riding solo to get to the region I want to explore. Then I slow down and enjoy it. Have lost count of the 500+ mile days in Mexico. But they sure have enabled me to see places (like Guatemala) that I wouldn't have otherwise.

That's why.

YMMV.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:09 PM   #13317
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That's my MO when riding solo to get to the region I want to explore. Then I slow down and enjoy it. Have lost count of the 500+ mile days in Mexico. But they sure have enabled me to see places (like Guatemala) that I wouldn't have otherwise.

That's why.

YMMV.
It's good to be able to cover distances.

It's also good to be able to ride and talk to the locals when you have a chance. Otherwise you cannot discover local culture.


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Old 02-23-2013, 10:36 PM   #13318
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It's good to be able to cover distances.

It's also good to be able to ride and talk to the locals when you have a chance. Otherwise you cannot discover local culture.


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You want to interact with the locals you gotta get to them first. Easy enough when they're in Nuevo Progresso. Not so when they're in Chiapas.

How's your Spanish acquisition coming along, John?
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:57 PM   #13319
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You want to interact with the locals you gotta get to them first. Easy enough when they're in Nuevo Progresso. Not so when they're in Chiapas.

How's your Spanish acquisition coming along, John?
Not bad. How are you when it comes to talking about buses in Mazatlan? I have had drivers show me the Thema retarders on their buses, and guards at the Pemexes hand me their Uzis.

Why the animosity?

PS -

Not dissing you at all. Just commenting on differences.

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Old 02-23-2013, 11:18 PM   #13320
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It was your emphasis on interacting with locals that raised the question. Sorry, didn't realize it was a sensitive issue.

So you've made it all the way to Mazatlan? Cool! Was there last January. So was that the trip you made with MOTODISCOVERY that I've heard so much about? You know, I had the pleasure of getting to know Skip when we were in Batopilas two years ago. Great guy! Been leading riders throughout Mexico since 1981. Geeze, that's over 30 years now. I guess you heard our govt authorized him to lead tours in Cuba and they're selling out? Sure would like to do one of those.

Maybe some day.......
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