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Old 10-02-2013, 08:50 PM   #17761
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Paved, nice all the way to San Juanito and Creel. This road takes you right past the overlook for the Falls.
Thanks, need a new map
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:14 PM   #17762
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Is Chile safe? :-D
I didn't find Chile particularly safe for my budget. For a country known for its seafood for the most part they don't know how to cook if. I was also amazed at how much trash there is everywhere. It is also the doggiest place I have ever been! and coming from Telluride that is saying something. The paltas and much of the wine are really good and the women are beautiful, though the obesity pandemic has certainly arrived in Chile.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #17763
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Ah Thankyou !!
The extra info about the sticker is welcome also as I have read not to stick it on , but never sure why .
Thanks Again
With the sticker on I rarely got stopped at checkpoints and when I was stopped only had to present documentation once or twice.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:39 PM   #17764
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Just read Sjoerd's post and will defer to his experience, however:
I was told by Banjercito official at Palomas that the sticker must be affixed.
It is too small to significantly block view on 1150 GS stock windscreen.
It cannot be removed intact.
Citrus based adhesive remover take the sticky off and does not mar the windshield.
If you crash hard enough to destroy windshield and affixed sticker you might have more serious problems as well.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:47 PM   #17765
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I came through the border(Douglas) a couple of days ago, left sticker on the page and just showed all the paper work at the 20km checkpoint, no problem. Three army checkpoints since then, no paper work asked for, just curious looks and a few laughs at my duct taped signal light.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:52 AM   #17766
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All good solid advice . Much appreciate all the wisdom on here .
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:23 PM   #17767
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Travel time: Hermosillo to Creel

Hola everybody,

I looking to ride from Hermosillo to Creel. That is about 600km, but my AAA map claims that it will take take 13 hours? It this correct?

Is there a good town to overnight on that road? I am crossing at Nogales in the morning, needing to do the whole TVIP, heading to Creel. Thought I could sleep at Hermosillo in between, but that 13 hours stretch looks a bit much.

Also, is there plenty of gas stations between Hermosillo and Creel? More than 160 miles can be a problem for me.

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Old 10-03-2013, 07:53 PM   #17768
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This time of year you will be finding it hard to do 13 hours in daylight. If you have ridden in Mexico before, you can get away with leaving pre-dawn and do your first hour in the dark, bending the "rule". If you have experience, you'll know what to watch for and not push it right away. 13 hours is very tiring in Mexico, take a cuota road if you leave pre-dawn. Split it up in 2 easy days if you absolutely dont have to do it in one day. You will enjoy it more.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:09 PM   #17769
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That is about 600km, but my AAA map claims that it will take take 13 hours? It this correct?
That's because that map was printed in 1926
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:34 PM   #17770
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This time of year you will be finding it hard to do 13 hours in daylight. If you have ridden in Mexico before, you can get away with leaving pre-dawn and do your first hour in the dark, bending the "rule". If you have experience, you'll know what to watch for and not push it right away. 13 hours is very tiring in Mexico, take a cuota road if you leave pre-dawn. Split it up in 2 easy days if you absolutely dont have to do it in one day. You will enjoy it more.
Two days it is.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:00 AM   #17771
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The section to Hermosillo is a fast one and the first piece of Mex 16 eastward too
can be pretty easy ,but then the fun begins.
You hit the foothills , then into the Sierra and all kinds of curves.
Do not let yourself be misled into thinking that since it is " only" a few
km on the map that you can cover it before dark. Horses and cows wander the
road freely.
You can find a room at various small hotels in Yecora, Maycoba,Yepachic, Cahuisori , Basaseachic , la Junta and San Juanito before getting to Creel
feul is available at good intervals but fill up each time your tank gets down to half or less and you will be laughing all the trip .Enjoy
( corrected one word in there , don't know what it meant , got on here by the auto completion feature on iPhone .it pays to read before hitting SUBMIT)

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Old 10-04-2013, 08:06 AM   #17772
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:03 AM   #17773
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The section to Hermosillo is a fast one and the first piece of Mex 16 eastward too
can be pretty easy ,but then the fun begins.
You hit the foothills , then into the Sierra and all kinds of curves.
Do not let yourself be misled into thinking that since it is " only" a few
km on the map that you can cover it before dark. Horses and cows wander the
road freely.
You can find a room at various small hotels in Yecora, Maycoba,Yepachic, Cahuisori , Basaseachic , la Junta and San Juanito before getting to Creel
Felucca is available at good intervals but fill up each time your tank gets down to half or less and you will be laughing all the trip .Enjoy
Thanks, Sjoerd. This helps a lot.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:27 AM   #17774
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And also helps me too . Thanks
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:59 AM   #17775
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16 was so good I rode it twice.

Basaseachic has a campground. Into town and follow the road to the park entrance. Camping.

We were the only ones there when I went in early Oct, a few yrs ago. i'm bummed that I lost my Basaseachic cap. It was a really comfortable one.


At Yecora, the first restaraunt (El Dorado, or something like that) upon entering town had a really good lunch. They had a reasonable motel in town, also.
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