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Old 04-07-2014, 03:09 PM   #22411
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RW66 - thanks for the info on the resort. Do you remember how much it was? Is it pretty easy to find in Horse Tail Falls?

You can google Hacienda Cola de Caballo Monterey and you can find it.
The cost will be 70 to 100 USD. Very easy to find. Depending when you stay you may want to make reservations ahead of time
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:14 PM   #22412
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RW66, SR and Going South - Many thanks for the helpful info. I will study the map and make a final decision on where to cross from the autopista to the libre on the D to M ride. The dirt road sounds interesting to Elpamito. Is that ride suitable for a GSA?

Trading the ride thru the tunnel for 20km of curves is a tough choice...hmmm.

For travel time do you recommend staying in Durango, then planning on staying in Matzalan? I am a moderate speed rider and not in a rush.

RW66 - thanks for the info on the resort. Do you remember how much it was? Is it pretty easy to find in Horse Tail Falls?
Just jumping in here...if you have a chance stay in Durango for a night or two and walk around the central zone. Don't miss the hot chocolate, fresh churros, and many blocks of car free sightseeing. Fabulous!
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:57 PM   #22413
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RW66, SR and Going South - Many thanks for the helpful info. I will study the map and make a final decision on where to cross from the autopista to the libre on the D to M ride. The dirt road sounds interesting to Elpamito. Is that ride suitable for a GSA?

PM, I don't know the condition of the road between El Palmito and the Baluarte bridge. I haven't been on it in about a year. It was used primarily as an access road for the construction of the bridge and it will be eroding away now that they don't maintain it. It will be an adventure. The area is somewhat isolated for solo riding on a fully loaded big bike.

Trading the ride thru the tunnel for 20km of curves is a tough choice...hmmm.

Here's what you do. Ride the free road down the Espinazo de Diablo to the interchange that GoingSouth mentioned, which is about 15 km west of the bridge. Then backtrack 15 km east on the Autopista to see the bridge. Then if you want some off road adventure head up to El Palmito, if not, just go back to the free road. Actually, if you want an off road adventure, just get off that highway anywhere in that region. Adventure guaranteed!

For travel time do you recommend staying in Durango, then planning on staying in Mazatlan? I am a moderate speed rider and not in a rush.

I say stay Durango at least a day and Mazatlan even longer. You don't need to stay in either. There are some nice cabins located in between. Google Puentecillas, Mexiquillo or Vencedores

http://www.durangoturistico.com/destinos/cabanas.html
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:43 PM   #22414
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:21 PM   #22415
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:31 AM   #22416
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:00 AM   #22417
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The real question.....
Is there any personal truth in that?
1+ on funny.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:07 AM   #22418
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No need to rush along , make it into a two or three day trip from Durango to Mazatlan, lots of options for overnighting along the way.
There are hotels and motels and cabins at El Salto,la Ciudad/ Mexquillo, Palmito, la Capilla de Taxte, Copala and Villa Union.Give them some business now that the construction crews have gone.

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Old 04-08-2014, 02:04 PM   #22419
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How much are the tolls on the road from Durango - Mazatlan for a motorcycle ? I heard it was around $40US total for a car.
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:21 PM   #22420
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How much are the tolls on the road from Durango - Mazatlan for a motorcycle ? I heard it was around $40US total for a car.
I was not paying super close attention, but it was around 600 pesos = $48.oo US. Durango to Mazatlan, half that for moto's
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:37 PM   #22421
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No need to rush along , make it into a two or three day trip from Durango to Mazatlan, lots of options for overnighting along the way.
There are hotels and motels and cabins at El Salto,la Ciudad/ Mexquillo, Palmito, la Capilla de Taxte, Copala and Villa Union.Give them some business now that the construction crews have gone.
Thanks everybody (SR, Adv Poser, RW and Sjoerd). The route of this trip hinged on riding this section of road (and of course tying it in with my wife's wishes of meeting in San Carlos...). It looks like it will be a good choice and I will try to spend 2 or 3 days enjoying it.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:36 AM   #22422
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Recommend a dental crown specialist close-ish to border?

I didn't realize that dental work in Mexico was so much cheaper than here in Canada. I need a single crown, with post and core on a upper tooth and my dentist here gave me a quote for $1300.

No insurance plan.

From what I understand, it will take two appointments ,approx, 1.5 or 2 hours each at most and the crown will be sent out to a lab, so time in between first and second appt.

I was thinking that if I could find a crown specialist close-ish to the border,have my first appt on the way in and then my second appt on the way out.

I am crossing at McAllen.

I would greatly appreciate recommendations from inmates for a reputable dentist somewhere within a reasonable distance of the Reynosa border. I am willing to be flexible if need be.

Please let me know,this is pretty important for me.

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Old 04-09-2014, 05:31 AM   #22423
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Hey you'll be right in Arte's front yard in Reynosa.

Paging Arte to the White Toof Courtesy Phone.....
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:37 AM   #22424
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Hey you'll be right in Arte's front yard in Reynosa.

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theshnizzle,
I'll check for an endodontist, I got a job done from one local few years ago really good, and have an orthodontist friend here that can recommend another one in case I can not find the one I visited.
PM me for your travel timeframe so we can plan accordingly.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:11 AM   #22425
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I would greatly appreciate recommendations from inmates for a reputable dentist somewhere within a reasonable distance of the Reynosa border. I am willing to be flexible if need be.
Thanks
We have two here in Mazatlan, both speak english, if you would consider coming this far...
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