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Old 09-02-2013, 07:41 AM   #17446
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Motoroberto ....Actually you could go by way of 59 and US 77 south from Houston to Matamoros and save distance overall to CdVictoria Mexico as compared to via San Antonio and I35 to Laredo.
US 59 is all four lane now to Victoria TX and bypasses all towns , it is labelled as" Future I69"
the road is Interstate quality already. And the same is true for US77 from Victoria TEXAS TO Brownsville and the border. The shorter distance compensates for any time gained by
Speeding along US interstates.
From Matamoros it is a simple matter of following Mex 101 all the way to Cd
Victoria , Tamaulipas and this road also bypasses most towns now, even San Fernando and the remaining towns it does go through wont hold you up much . Even with the lower
speed limit it will beat coming down the toll road from Laredo which is farther west than
Ciudad Victoria
Besides in Mexico you don't want to ride at the speeds you mentioned, you won't have time
to rubberneck at the scenery- and it does exist even on the coastal plains chaparral
country. Take it all in especially if this is your first ride inMexico.
If you cross into Matamoros in the evening and get a nice hotel( lots there)
you can start riding south at dawn and miss all border delaying traffic.

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Old 09-02-2013, 09:33 AM   #17447
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Motoroberto ....Actually you could go by way of 59 and US 77 south from Houston to Matamoros and save distance overall to CdVictoria Mexico as compared to via San Antonio and I35 to Laredo.
US 59 is all four lane now to Victoria TX and bypasses all towns , it is labelled as" Future I69"
the road is Interstate quality already. And the same is true for US77 from Victoria TEXAS TO Brownsville and the border. The shorter distance compensates for any time gained by
Speeding along US interstates.
From Matamoros it is a simple matter of following Mex 101 all the way to Cd
Victoria , Tamaulipas and this road also bypasses most towns now, even San Fernando and the remaining towns it does go through wont hold you up much . Even with the lower
speed limit it will beat coming down the toll road from Laredo which is farther west than
Ciudad Victoria
Besides in Mexico you don't want to ride at the speeds you mentioned, you won't have time
to rubberneck at the scenery- and it does exist even on the coastal plains chaparral
country. Take it all in especially if this is your first ride inMexico.
If you cross into Matamoros in the evening and get a nice hotel( lots there)
you can start riding south at dawn and miss all border delaying traffic.

Awesome! That's great information, thanks.
I've only driven a car around Tulum and a pickup around northern Baja, so this will be the first time on the bike, and the first time seeing this part of Mexico. I will definitely slow down a bit to take it in; there's as much to be said for a variety of scenery as there is for one kind over the other.
I like the idea of getting thru the border into Matamoros, getting a room, then hitting the road at daylight, that may be my plan. Are border crossings 24hrs?
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:41 PM   #17448
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MikeMike - I'll check it out,
As for getting involved in politics in Mexico, here is my story.
One of the candidates for mayor last year came by to ask for my support and give me some campaign swag. I reminded him that I was not a citizen and it was illegal for me to get involved. Then I said that I thought it was fortunate that we had 2 really strong candidates for mayor and that whoever won, it would be a good thing for our town. He cocked his head, looked at me and said "who is the politician here, you or me?
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:11 PM   #17449
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:39 PM   #17450
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At least he was honest.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:20 PM   #17451
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Motoroberto .... yes , all the big town crossings and
truckers crossings are open 24/7 to handle the traffic
from and to the US highway system.
In Browwnsville Bridge II off International Blv/ TX 4 downtown
will set you up for an easy drive right down thru the center
of Matamoros , past the plaza down Calle 6 and you can select from hotels.
It is the small out of the way crossings with very little traffic
which serve limited hours, for instance the crossing on the
Amistad Reservoir dam above Del Rio, the Falcon Dam south
of ZapataTX and Antelope Wells NM. If you want to use any like
these you better find out the hours, but they wil usually be open
from after dawn to 6 pm or some evening hour .But since you
will not be riding the lonesome highways at night it does not matter.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:24 PM   #17452
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What Sjoerd said. Stick with Brownsville or McAllen.

Something else to consider. Instead of taking I-10 all the way through Houston, you might consider the Sam Houston bypass 8 down to 59 south. It really depends on the time of day you hit Houston. The Sam Houston is a short tollway, but it can be faster with less traffic.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:55 PM   #17453
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Hwy 101 has a bypass around San Fernando. Pemex on the bypass has premium grade. Not so in town.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:36 PM   #17454
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Sjoerd Bakker, acejones and Schizzman, thanks a million for your help. It's great to know a little bit of what to expect before I get there, and to plan accordingly. I have my insurance printed out, my TVIP is on the way, now I just need my tourist card I think?
My bike is going in for service tomorrow to do an all-points check and my wife's plane ticket is purchased. I have a cruise control on the way to replace my crampbuster (still coming along) and I'm probably going to get a new seat with taint-saver. At break of dawn September 21, I'm on a mission.

And I keep rehearsing: Por aqui se va a Oaxaca?
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:45 AM   #17455
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Let me know if you want a route to Oaxaca that will leave you breathless, literally and figuratively speaking. A little change in your plan and you will take in some excellent high altitude paved riding.
Expect rain, lots of rain at times, it is that time of year and watch for landslides in Oaxaca, especially.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:20 AM   #17456
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:00 PM   #17458
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Oye, estimado capitan, puedes apagar las malditas mayusculas?
Gracias!
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:21 PM   #17459
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that was asked before and tricepilot recommended Pharr (east of Reynosa)

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Was wondering if you grizzled gringos and seasoned Mexicanos would be able to offer some advice. In about 3 weeks I will be riding down to Oaxaca.

I will be getting my TVIP, tourist card and insurance online this week.

I will most likely be entering at Matamoros.

Was wondering if there are any preferred border crossings? Or preferred aduanas for when I'm leaving (to cancel the tvip)?
Any preferred routes south or routes/towns to avoid?

Any hotels to recommend in Oaxaca or Puerto Escondido?

Looking forward to your advice.
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