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Old 03-30-2010, 04:49 PM   #631
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That, and Mexican society gives special allowance for crazies and motorcyclists ... and we are a bit of both groups.
And that is true too. I get so many questions asked about my little twin cylinder 250cc.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:05 PM   #632
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I can explain that. It's because we have actually been there, and are therefore jaded by our experience in giving an impartial judgment. See how it works?
OK, I think I get it now. Because we are not sensationalizing our travel experiences
in order to maximize our ad revenue we cannot possibly be objective.

Wow! How could I have missed this? Thanks, Mike!

Is it getting a little sarcastic in this thread, or is it just me?
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:17 PM   #633
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And that is true too. I get so many questions asked about my little twin cylinder 250cc.
I gotta admit I'm impressed by the bike. It would break my ass.
Or is that,"beat my ass"?

Makes my scoot look like a pretty soft ride.

Damn, I feel old all of the sudden!
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:39 AM   #634
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OK, I think I get it now. Because we are not sensationalizing our travel experiences
in order to maximize our ad revenue we cannot possibly be objective.

Wow! How could I have missed this? Thanks, Mike!

Is it getting a little sarcastic in this thread, or is it just me?


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I gotta admit I'm impressed by the bike. It would break my ass.
Or is that,"beat my ass"?

Makes my scoot look like a pretty soft ride.

Damn, I feel old all of the sudden!
It's a great ride. Keep in mind the two cyclinders give it a smoother ride than a single thumper. The Airhawk cushion is great. No monkey-butt. I'm 52 and try to keep my weight down.
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:21 AM   #635
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u can have it in other post. we willing to answer and share experience if we managed to do so.
Sorry UD, I am not understanding your statement/question. Would you like me to link you to some ride reports for the CB250?

Here are some:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=527347
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=435982
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=412593
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:39 AM   #636
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Not to spread doom and gloom, but the Powers That Be saw fit to close the Pharr crossing for a few hours yesterday because some desperados were trying to block Rt. 2.

JD, you might remember that general area, because that's basically where the toll road ended and we got onto the free road leading into Reynosa.

If the newspapers are to be believed the US authorities wouldn't let passenger vehicles go through the crossing, but they continued to allow trucks to cross. Wonder who made that decision?

Full article here: http://www.themonitor.com/news/reyno...cess-side.html

There was also a shootout with fatalities in Rio Bravo, which is basically the town that you see to the south just before you get off the toll road (Rio Bravo is the city that I said seems to provide all the services in Nuevo Progreso).

I've been wanting to go bar hopping in Rio Bravo for some time just so that I could explore the town. Guess that I'd better postpone that for a few days at least.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:20 PM   #637
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Not to spread doom and gloom, but the Powers That Be saw fit to close the Pharr crossing for a few hours yesterday because some desperados were trying to block Rt. 2.

JD, you might remember that general area, because that's basically where the toll road ended and we got onto the free road leading into Reynosa.

If the newspapers are to be believed the US authorities wouldn't let passenger vehicles go through the crossing, but they continued to allow trucks to cross. Wonder who made that decision?

Full article here: http://www.themonitor.com/news/reyno...cess-side.html

There was also a shootout with fatalities in Rio Bravo, which is basically the town that you see to the south just before you get off the toll road (Rio Bravo is the city that I said seems to provide all the services in Nuevo Progreso).

I've been wanting to go bar hopping in Rio Bravo for some time just so that I could explore the town. Guess that I'd better postpone that for a few days at least.
Excellent update, PJ! Thanks! I remember where 2D became 2 because you
dropped your speed down to 90mph.

Worth noting the article mentions Cd. Diaz Ordaz where we exited for the
Los Ebanos ferry. Too bad.


It's good to take this thyit seriously. Kinda affirms Mark routing us through
Colombia (don't know why it's spelled with a yellow o) next month. I'd take
Monterrey grid lock over Reynosa road blocks any day. Even so, the arti-
cle describes the road blocks more as tactical and not to target civilians
like the Sandinistas were doing along the PanAm Hwy in '77. That's a
good thing.


If we can align our schedules (my weekends are getting booked up) I'll
ride down and we can go exploring some of the area after it settles down
some.
Cheers!
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:27 PM   #638
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If we can align our schedules (my weekends are getting booked up) I'll
ride down and we can go exploring some of the area after it settles down
some.
Cheers!

Sounds good to me! I'm dying to put some miles on, but right now does seem like a good time to be slightly cautious around this area.

They've had road blocks around Monterrey too, but like you said, no one seems to be targeting civilians or tourists, it's "just" to slow down the military when they are escaping or attacking something. You just don't want to get in the middle.

I understand that there was an alert around the Mexican end of the Pharr crossing today (same general area that the road blocks happened yesterday) but it was lifted after 30 minutes and traffic was never stopped.

Folks are understandably a bit nervous.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:28 PM   #639
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It's a great ride. Keep in mind the two cyclinders give it a smoother ride than a single thumper. The Airhawk cushion is great. No monkey-butt. I'm 52 and try to keep my weight down.
OK, I'll update my previous post:

Damn, I feel old and fat all of the sudden!
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:19 PM   #640
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:31 PM   #641
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Trice,

Please put an accent over the "O". There has developed a nasty habit in Spanish of dropping accents on capital letters. I won't tolerate this!
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:35 PM   #642
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The Governor of NM has just ordered a large contingent of NM national guard to the border to keep the violence from spilling over.
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:38 PM   #643
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The Governor of NM has just ordered a large contingent of NM national guard to the border to keep the violence from spilling over.
Good!

Like I have mentioned to others. MEX riders should read the book titled Taming the Nueces Strip, or any book on the 1910 Mexican revolution. Border issues are not new. This is business as usual.
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:47 PM   #645
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Good!

Like I have mentioned to others. MEX riders should read the book titled Taming the Nueces Strip, or any book on the 1910 Mexican revolution. Border issues are not new. This is business as usual.

The last invasion of the US was in Columbus, NM. Panco Villa.
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