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Old 01-22-2014, 05:47 AM   #20176
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(Very near Apatzingán, where some of us stayed last year).



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Old 01-22-2014, 07:08 AM   #20177
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Schizz, for up to date info, the best you can get, hands down I think the Guaterider rule is the way to go.....
Piecing together a bric-a-brac of news intel from my growing network of local sources is the best I've been able to do over the years. And while that may cover much of Mexico these days it still leaves large gaps that I cannot easily fill with reliable information. Such is the nature of travel Down South. Most places around the world, I figure.

BTW, when in Coacalco buy your bike juice from the Pemex at Eje Ocho y Via Portillo to avoid rigged pumps. :)
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:09 AM   #20178
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:30 AM   #20179
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And the music?!

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PS Yes I am up at 4:40 am to go to spin class at Gold's Gym. The jet for San Diego leaves at noon.

Anything to try to get in better shape for off road riding.

Plus the spin instructor is a hottie.
Plus you get to listen to Ke$ha while you are looking at tushie.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:29 AM   #20180
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Can you please expand on the passing comment of rigged pumps?
Whats a rigged pump?
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:25 AM   #20181
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Can you please expand on the passing comment of rigged pumps?
Whats a rigged pump?
The most common scheme is to not zero the pump before starting your fill. That way your amount will be the previous customers purchase, plus the fuel you actually got. Often, the pump attendant will ask you to look at the pump readout before he starts your fill, to see that it is zeroed.

I have probably bought a couple hundred tanks of fuel in Mexico, and this has happened to me once. With a motorcycle this isn't a big issue, because your fuel capacity is small, and the previous reading is usually more than your bike would hold.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:25 AM   #20182
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Urgent question please

I have someone going to mexico tonight. What is the map called than can be purchased there? Goji roji? I forget.
Also, someone mentioned about a spiral book of mexico maps or something like that.
The guy has offeredcto bring back any maps or info I need so I need to jump on it quick.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:27 AM   #20183
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:33 AM   #20184
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:00 AM   #20185
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I have someone going to mexico tonight. What is the map called than can be purchased there? Goji roji? I forget.
Also, someone mentioned about a spiral book of mexico maps or something like that.
The guy has offeredcto bring back any maps or info I need so I need to jump on it quick.

Guia Roji.

That's the name of the company and they print several versions. Also, they update it periodically so you want to pay attention to the date.

My advice would be to mail order what you want to make sure that someone doesn't accidentally pick up an old copy of something that just covers a certain state or region.

Sorry that I don't have mine handy because I'd give you the title of the complete bound copy for the entire country.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:02 AM   #20186
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http://guiaroji.com.mx/

If you are lucky you might be able to find one at Barnes & Noble or other bookstore. Otherwise, Amazon has them.

Don't know about a spiral book.


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I have someone going to mexico tonight. What is the map called than can be purchased there? Goji roji? I forget.
Also, someone mentioned about a spiral book of mexico maps or something like that.
The guy has offeredcto bring back any maps or info I need so I need to jump on it quick.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:11 AM   #20187
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http://guiaroji.com.mx/

If you are lucky you might be able to find one at Barnes & Noble or other bookstore. Otherwise, Amazon has them.

Don't know about a spiral book.

I think that I have or have seen a Guia Roji atlas with a spiral binding.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:18 AM   #20188
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Traveling in Mexico..

The spiral bound compendium is called atlas por la Carreteras . There appears to be a. 2013 Edition. It is not as detailed as the individual state maps.

I have one at home but I see a 2014 Edition online. Mine is spiral bound.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:32 AM   #20189
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I have someone going to mexico tonight. What is the map called than can be purchased there? Goji roji? I forget.
Also, someone mentioned about a spiral book of mexico maps or something like that.
The guy has offeredcto bring back any maps or info I need so I need to jump on it quick.
Guia Roji. Before this year they were spiral bound but they are just soft covers now. Don't lay flat on the table.

The rigged pump is a gas pump that is not calibrated and shows that more gas has been pumped than actually was. Some of this is bad maintenance, some is deliberate. There is also the habit of draining the pump hose at self serve stations. When the pump comes on, the hose fills up and registers on the dial. I fill a 3 liter gas can and they manage to get more than 3 liters in it at times even when it is on the fill line in the can. It's not a lot but it will add up when you are filling the Suburban.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:55 AM   #20190
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This?.....

http://www.mexicomaps.com/mexico_roa...104COM3DB8FCC5


And they used to have this, but I guess not anymore...



http://www.mexicomaps.com/mexico_roa...so?itemid=3332
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