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Old 02-14-2014, 12:14 PM   #21061
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yes, front view and "playera antibalas"
My eyes ain't what they used to be...but antibalas makes more sense considering the message on the shirt...still, an anti-malas t-shirt could come in handy too.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:01 PM   #21062
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Ok SR, we'll see what we can find.

Had plenty of fun with Bob today, he is averaging one near miss per day now.
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:43 PM   #21063
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Gidday, I'm Ozzie, currently based in California. I'm planning on riding through Mexico on my way to the southern tip of South America. I'm thinking of crossing at Tecate in a fortnights time. Anyone x'ed there lately? Any up to date info appreciated.

I'm also interested in hooking up with anyone else heading south, but happy to go solo too. I'm on a DR 650.

Thanks in advance for any info.
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:31 AM   #21064
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Everyone has gone strangely silent on bob loblaws post...no replies or comments......clarification?
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:36 AM   #21065
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Everyone has gone strangely silent on bob loblaws post...no replies or comments......clarification?
Silence speaks louder than words sometimes.
It is what it is, based on yesterday's ride, the vibe on this coast is odd. Things are a little weird around here. Too many police and military movements and odd occurances. Things are off kilter and probably will be for awhile.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:36 AM   #21066
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I'm thinking of crossing at Tecate in a fortnights time. Anyone x'ed there lately? Any up to date info appreciated.

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G'day mate

I crossed at Tecate January 23rd (with three Ozzies who were a blast to ride wth)

About as easy as it gets since there was no line and minimal checking

Much much better crossing than San Diego/Tijuana.

Be sure to get your tourist visa and TVIP though, you'll need the tourist visa when you push south in Baja and you'll need the TVIP to go to the mainland.

I have no paved route to describe out of Tecate, since we were on all dirt to Ensenada
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:48 AM   #21067
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:13 AM   #21068
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Silence speaks louder than words sometimes.
It is what it is, based on yesterday's ride, the vibe on this coast is odd. Things are a little weird around here. Too many police and military movements and odd occurances. Things are off kilter and probably will be for awhile.

A cryptic reply. Hope you all stay safe out there.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:16 AM   #21069
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Things are off kilter
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:35 AM   #21070
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Everyone has gone strangely silent on bob loblaws post...no replies or comments......clarification?
I have not ridden in Tamaulipas in 7 years and I don't know Bob so I've got no opinion about what happened that day. If that had happened to me in Jalisco on a Saturday morning, then my guess is the guys in the Dodge pickup were Jehovah's Witnesses.

Safety issues for riders who are tourists are much different than those of us who live here, so my perspective and opinions about what works for me oftentimes will not apply to you.

You may want to consider a tour group ride. There is a Canadian in Ajijic who runs a clean tour and one of my friends who I have ridden with for 8 years is the tour guide. He knows Mexico better than most of the posters on this forum as he has lived here and ridden here for 18 years. They do tours all over Mexico, your cost may be something like $475/day. They pick you up at the airport in Guadalajara and they handle everything. You will be riding a BMW GS1200, or F650GS, or F800GS. Your choice.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:37 AM   #21071
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cost may be something like $475/day.


I hope that's pesos

I don't think Lorie is an oil shale tycoon
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:41 AM   #21072
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Yeah it ain't cheap. They do get some repeat clients though so I guess if you if got the coin, it may be a good deal. Not my style, I'm more in the Sjoerd camp myself.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:56 AM   #21073
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There were a good number of military vehicles and police units in Lazaro cardenas yesterday morning in the middle of town. There were also a great number of civilians celebrating on Valentine's Day.
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When I say a good number of Military & police vehicles - that is more than 4 in any one block. They were spread out over a four block stretch - so 16 of each. BUT no one seemed excited or upset about anything. Many of the soldiers had their heads down like they were asleep.
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I rode through without a glance from anyone.
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Then who would care about an old fart on a TW200?????
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:14 AM   #21074
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Post up some photos of your TW loaded up and yourself. I like minimalist tours. I saw today that the Yamaha Tenere 250 has arrived in Mexico at a price of 69,000 MXN or about 5300 USD. That would be a lot of fun especially with a 4 gallon gas tank.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:01 AM   #21075
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Thanks mate,
Im a dirt kinda guy.
Im planning on heading east, then south.
Not going to go down the penninsula.
cheers and thanks again
Eddy


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G'day mate

I crossed at Tecate January 23rd (with three Ozzies who were a blast to ride wth)

About as easy as it gets since there was no line and minimal checking

Much much better crossing than San Diego/Tijuana.

Be sure to get your tourist visa and TVIP though, you'll need the tourist visa when you push south in Baja and you'll need the TVIP to go to the mainland.

I have no paved route to describe out of Tecate, since we were on all dirt to Ensenada
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