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Old 04-25-2014, 07:08 PM   #22621
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Read the author's description of his "dummy wallet"

I wouldn't follow his formula in two key aspects.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:12 PM   #22622
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What you got there are contrail shadows on a lower cloud deck. Nice pics.
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They were just too good to simply look at and not snap something.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:13 PM   #22623
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Anybody taken the yellow ball from Charcas (south of Matehauala) due west to Villa de Cos lately?
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:17 PM   #22624
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"Who know what evil lurks in the hearts of men..."
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:29 PM   #22625
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They were just too good to simply look at and not snap something.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:39 PM   #22626
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Read the author's description of his "dummy wallet"

I wouldn't follow his formula in two key aspects.
Ha! Thanks for posting this! It reminded me of my stash from my last Mexico trip that I had totally forgotten about. Went and found the old pack and BINGO!! Now, how to spend 35,000 peso's..........
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:47 PM   #22627
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For the DR650 pilot.
Avoid Xalapa all together, it's not worth it.
Skip the coast highway and drop into Oaxaca via the
route from Puebla to Guadalupe Victoria to Ciudad Serdan to
Azumbilla to Tehuacan and then into Oaxaca. Very picturesque
and easy ride.
Avoid anything to do with the #180, it is becoming even more of a
clusterfck of double semis and "in tow" Central Americans.
If you are on it, get off of it near Guiterrez Zamora and head to
San Rafael and Martinez de la Torre then to Tlapacoyan then to
Altotonga through Perote to Alchichica then pick up the other
route at Guadalupe Victoria and head to Ciudad Serdan.
If you are at El Tajin, head to Maria (not Martinez) de la Torre
and then to Altotonga/Perote.
If you are in this area and need help, let me know and I might
be able to be of assistance. If you are going to be around here
on Sunday, let me know and maybe I can meet up with you.
PM me if you want more details or pics of the routes.
Thanks for the info. Too tired tonight to study it- had a hot but pleasant day today, and I ended up in Monclova at the Nuevo Hotel Viena (thanks to Sjoerd B.....I've got the latest edition, schnizzled, and packed in my bag).

My plan is to stay off the coast, and the cuotas. I might go look at El Tajin, good idea.


.............shu
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:54 PM   #22628
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Ha! Thanks for posting this! It reminded me of my stash from my last Mexico trip that I had totally forgotten about. Went and found the old pack and BINGO!! Now, how to spend 35,000 peso's..........
Well, at today's exchange rate: 1 Mexican Peso = 0.084 Canadian Dollar or to bring it home - 35,000 pesos is 2,941.22 CAD

You can now afford to tip generously at the Tim Hortons in Fort Simpson.

Er, I mean the one in Yellowknife
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:56 PM   #22629
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Thanks for the info. Too tired tonight to study it- had a hot but pleasant day today, and I ended up in Monclova at the Nuevo Hotel Viena (thanks to Sjoerd B.....I've got the latest edition, schnizzled, and packed in my bag).

My plan is to stay off the coast, and the cuotas. I might go look at El Tajin, good idea.


.............shu
Xilitla via Rio Verde and El Sotano de las Golondrinas (Aquismon). You are in for some nice riding. Salu2. Jim
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:57 PM   #22630
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Thanks for the info. Too tired tonight to study it- had a hot but pleasant day today, and I ended up in Monclova at the Nuevo Hotel Viena (thanks to Sjoerd B.....I've got the latest edition, schnizzled, and packed in my bag).

My plan is to stay off the coast, and the cuotas. I might go look at El Tajin, good idea.


.............shu
Try Los Corrales for breakfast in the morning. It's just south of the main intersection of Harold Pape (hwy 57) and Francisco Madero. You can't miss that intersection if you took hwy 57 into town. There is a big fire station on the southwest corner. Just head south a few more blocks and stay on the access road and do not get on the bridge. The restaurant is right there. It has a thatched roof. I have had breakfast there a couple of times. It will not disappoint.

Here's a pic of me at Los Corrales. The roof is a good recognition point.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:58 PM   #22631
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Now, how to spend 35,000 peso's..........
You can get a tax receipt when you donate it to The Seal Club's bartender retirement fund.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:10 PM   #22632
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From Piedras Negras (very quiet, nice crossing) to Santiago, this is what I recommend. It isn't the fastest route, it's just the BEST route. Your last leg on Mx 20 you will remember forever.





If I were going to Santiago for time, I'd cross at/near Reynosa. But start off your venture the proper way: the journey is the trip. And it really isn't all that much farther on the mapped route. It's certainly the most dramatic.

My last choice would be to cross at Piedras Negras and head back to Monterrey for the periférico. Cross at Laredo for that.

Crossing at Piedras and then routing through Mx 20 to Santiago is the perfect day.
This route misses out on one of my favorite little stretches of hwy. South of Monclova as you approach Saltillo MX57 splits. To the left is the newer route that feeds directly into the cuota, 57D, and to the right is the older road marked by the sign, "Cañada Ancha". This stretch of libre is well worth going a few miles out of the way and MX40D quickly and easily returns the rider to 57 southbound. The libre follows a river flowing through a winding canyon with a great road surface and some interesting adobe ruins and attractive vistas.

Not to be missed.

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Old 04-25-2014, 10:45 PM   #22633
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:31 AM   #22634
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In addition to what is mentioned above en route to Saltillo, allow me to add that the city of Saltillo in itself is worth more than just an overnight stay. To me it is the first city in Northern Mexico where the proximity and influence of the border ceases.

The cathedral you see behind me houses one of the most brilliant and largest collections of religious art in the western hemisphere.


The city is also an architectural treasure. Below you can see the architectural legacy of three epochs layered on this church.


The city hall.


The population is friendly and polite. Very easy to make friends there. And the proximity to Texas keeps me going back there again and again.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:35 AM   #22635
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Read the author's description of his "dummy wallet"

I wouldn't follow his formula in two key aspects.
I do not use a second wallet, I used to, but it was too much trouble plus it directly caused me some problems that I won't go into. I very rarely carry more than 5000 pesos since there are ATMs everywhere. I have traveled extensively throughout Mexico and much of the area down through Panama and only once in Baja have I been in a tight because the ATMs were out of money. I would be more concerned about them finding the "real" money than any comfort because I thought I had it concealed! Why have the risk of losing a large sum of money when it is not necessay?

I do carry two debit cards and one credit card plus a $100 US. None of those four things are at the same location and only one is ever on me. None are in the tank bag, they are located under panels and/or engine parts that have to be removed to gain access. Access would only be needed in the case that what was on me was taken. Plus keep in mind, they are generally looking for cash or items, very rarely plastic.

"Devising" a clever way to conceal large amounts of money that is not necessary to have in the first place is not good risk management. It is creating a potential problem, where one need not exist. But, of course, that is only my opinion. But it has served me well in my travels down south and continues now that I live there.

Make sure the person you are out smarting is not yourself!
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