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Old 11-20-2013, 09:41 PM   #18391
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I do not mind the 8.5 hour ride but I doubt I will be crossing the border till 10 am ish and breaking out of Mexicali is somewhat time consuming. Caborca or magdelana were my planned stopping points for the first night anyway so I think I will stick with plan "A" Just the talk of Banamichi got me rethinking my plan.
it will be faster staying in the US then and taking I-8 > 1-19 nogales crossing vrs mex 2.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:17 AM   #18392
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Schizz, you must have met some of the boys from DF BMW club. Cool place but don't think I have the cajones to ride there without escort.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:01 AM   #18393
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Biggest challenge of riding in DF is navigation.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:25 AM   #18394
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Not to mention restrictions, too.
Not even a bike could have navigated the traffic chaos which the indecisiveness of Peña Nieto created, yesterday. The infamous "on again off again" parade also shut down the airport for 2 hours. Chilangos live in hell half the time with protests, marchs, sit downs, plate restrictions, construction, etc...
Nice place to visit for a few days, but with so much excellent riding available, why bother with something that is traffic on steroids? Not to mention what you will be breathing in when a thermal inversion hits or riding in when it floods and the sewers back up.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:04 AM   #18395
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:07 AM   #18396
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then there looks like a sweet paved road from magdalena to sinoquipe along the rio sonora.
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Hwy 54 from Magdalena to Sinoquipe is a great ride with lots of elevation changes, twisties and incredible vistas.

The town of Curcurpe is interesting for petroglyphs and the partially restored Jesuit mission with brick arches.

The current issue is the pavement or what passes for pavement. But don't let the road conditions dissuade you, just pay attention and slow down and avoid the potholes. The pluses far outweigh the minuses. To be conservative, allow at least 45 mins extra time. Sonora 089 from Sinoquipe to Banamichi is in good shape.

My wife or I drive that road about once month and hotel visitors from Tucson and PHX use this road.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:17 AM   #18397
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We bypassed the DF, and could see the "air" coming up the valley . Looked pretty bad.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:28 AM   #18398
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We bypassed the DF, and could see the "air" coming up the valley . Looked pretty bad.
Looks like you took the newer cuota that runs from PeriNorte to Sta. Fe? That's a nice way around but not cheap.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #18399
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We bypassed the DF, and could see the "air" coming up the valley . Looked pretty bad.
Mexico City DF!
Come for the incredible attractions and stay for the air you can taste!
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:07 AM   #18400
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Schizz, you must have met some of the boys from DF BMW club. Cool place but don't think I have the cajones to ride there without escort.
Have driven MC numerous times. Only ridden MC twice. Once on the H-D then on the KLR after Copper Canyon. Both times solo. The H-D was a lotta work. The KLR was pure joy. Enjoyed several days of DF day-tripping. What a town!!

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Biggest challenge of riding in DF is navigation.
You said it. Tough, tough town to navigate. Staying with locals who help me with routing is a big plus.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:14 AM   #18401
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Tough, tough town to navigate. Staying with locals who help me with routing is a big plus.
Chaly, Schizz! There are pages upon pages of "escorts" in the yellow pages in Mexico City DF.

They are all expert riders.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:19 AM   #18402
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Chaly, Schizz! There are pages upon pages of "escorts" in the yellow pages in Mexico City DF.

They are all expert riders.
I'm not ATTGAT for THAT!!
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:31 AM   #18403
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Looks like you took the newer cuota that runs from PeriNorte to Sta. Fe? That's a nice way around but not cheap.
No we bypassed quota taking the backroad

Some tricky navigation but great riding

On our way to the really good stuff
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:32 AM   #18404
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I'm not ATTGAT for THAT!!
C'mon, be a sport! A little Hi-Viz, tal vez?
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:34 AM   #18405
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Hey HektoG!, is that the same Xoxocotla on the sign that I am thinking of?
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