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Old 10-28-2013, 03:13 PM   #18031
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Nearest town to a rather bizarre UFO tale. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyame_UFO_incident
"...at some 4,000kmh headed towards Corpus Christi, Texas."

UFO? No. That was the guy who was riding his GS two up with his old lady while being chased by narcos shooting at him most of the way through Tamaulipas.
Anybody else remember that Roswell incident of the "Is Mexico Safe" thread?

I think it took place near Coger Mi, Tamaulipas.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:25 PM   #18032
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TC and PJ my MOS was electronic warfare officer. You are not telling me anything I don't know but it still sucks that we are in store for a good ass f'ing by the world community over this one. Pena Nieto is pissed and Senor Slim is beyond pissed. We didn't pay his rates. I could tell you some stories but I would have to kill you afterwards.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:39 PM   #18033
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"...at some 4,000kmh headed towards Corpus Christi, Texas."

UFO? No. That was the guy who was riding his GS two up with his old lady while being chased by narcos shooting at him most of the way through Tamaulipas.
Anybody else remember that Roswell incident of the "Is Mexico Safe" thread?

I think it took place near Coger Mi, Tamaulipas.
Are you referring to Catfishguides story of being chased by narcos for 100's of miles till he got safely to the border?

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Old 10-28-2013, 08:46 PM   #18034
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Turkeycreek's sweet little hotel los arcos in Banŕmichi, Son.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:53 PM   #18035
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In a nutshell, mainland Mexico does not have a camping tradition like the US or Canada. Less nice roadside campsite options and way cheaper hotels shift the equation towards staying in hotels instead of camping....
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SR, so if I read you right you're saying camping in Baja is fine - but don't bother on the mainland?

I'm planning on camping as much as possible in Baja - which should be good in the north as the Baja 1000 is going on and I expect to find quite a few RV's and campers.

That said, I'm going on to Costa Rica - but plan on getting rooms during my quick jaunt down the Pacific coast. I think the gear will be handy in CR, but I just made a run into town without my dry bag and I have to say it was much more comfortable and handling was better.

Your thoughts?
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:54 PM   #18036
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:04 PM   #18037
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:57 AM   #18038
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That was me. I had had a heart scan a while before the ride and the remains of the isotope set off the scanner. The border guy said that the detector could pick up the luminescence in watches if they dialed it in.

Or, the radiation from the UFO crash did it when I passed through there......


Funny!

A guy named Torres wrote a few articles about UFO crashes in this area. I had corresponded with him years ago but it was only recently that I realized that he taught at a university in the RGV. Had I known that I would have offered to take him out to lunch.

Weird stories there!
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:46 AM   #18039
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Are you referring to Catfishguides story of being chased by narcos for 100's of miles till he got safely to the border?

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Yes, and you can choose to believe it or not believe it.
Personally, I have yet to see a fully loaded GS with two people aboard moving at 100mph.
But I would sure like to on a slow day when I feel the need for some entertainment. Following a GS doing that for a hundred miles on coast roads would provide it.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:24 AM   #18040
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Yes, and you can choose to believe it or not believe it.
You know we're getting close to Dia de los Muertos when we dig that story up
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:28 AM   #18041
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You know we're getting close to Dia de los Muertos when we dig that story up
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:45 AM   #18042
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Hello,

Going down Baja to LaPaz, ferry to Mazatlan then to Copper Canyon.
Have learned much from forums, tourist card, tvip, ins, but seems most people motel it. Is that for not wanting to carry gear, motels good and cheap, to
spooky? Reasons for both please if you don't mind. Mexico pre Noob!!
Gracias for any advice.

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I read through a few of the responses and they mostly addressed camping on mainland Mexico. I agree that camping there is not that easy. However, I see you're heading down Baja first. There is lots of fantastic camping in Baja and I highly recommend it. Also, Baja hotel prices are much higher than rural mainland Mexico hotel prices so camping will save you lots of money.

Edit: my experience is that there are lots of campers during the Baja 1000 as mentioned above. HOWEVER, there are lots more thieves around during race weekend so be extra careful picking a spot and keeping an eye on your stuff.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:21 AM   #18043
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I read through a few of the responses and they mostly addressed camping on mainland Mexico. I agree that camping there is not that easy. However, I see you're heading down Baja first. There is lots of fantastic camping in Baja and I highly recommend it. Also, Baja hotel prices are much higher than rural mainland Mexico hotel prices so camping will save you lots of money.

Edit: my experience is that there are lots of campers during the Baja 1000 as mentioned above. HOWEVER, there are lots more thieves around during race weekend so be extra careful picking a spot and keeping an eye on your stuff.

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SR, so if I read you right you're saying camping in Baja is fine - but don't bother on the mainland?

I'm planning on camping as much as possible in Baja - which should be good in the north as the Baja 1000 is going on and I expect to find quite a few RV's and campers.

That said, I'm going on to Costa Rica - but plan on getting rooms during my quick jaunt down the Pacific coast. I think the gear will be handy in CR, but I just made a run into town without my dry bag and I have to say it was much more comfortable and handling was better.

Your thoughts?
+1, Exactly what Jonz said. Camping is better in Baja and the hotels are more expensive than on the mainland. Who knows if it's worth dragging the camping gear around for the whole trip for a few nights in Baja and maybe in CR. That is up to you to think about? Personally dont like carrying around extra weight.

I like camping with the family in the mountains, but I'm not that much into roadside camping anymore to save a buck. But then again, when I was in my teens and twenties it never even occurred to me to pay money for a hotel room. Half the time I didn't even bother to sleep at all, I just kept going until the next day

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Old 10-29-2013, 10:38 AM   #18044
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We just returned from a trip Reynosa-Chiapas, and we did camp only once, and carried the stuff all time cause we found very cheap and nice places to stay.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:42 AM   #18045
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Arte, nobody was at the hotel for the 2013 rally.
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