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Old 11-24-2012, 05:09 PM   #10996
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There are adapters for the steripen pre-filters that fit various bottles, but not necessarily designed for steripen itself, I think.
I like the idea of this kit but It appears the filter is just that and not something the steripen would snap in to..
http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___69483
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:15 PM   #10997
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:18 PM   #10998
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Just down a bottle of water or your favorite sports drink every Pemex stop. Keep one mondo size bottle on the bike in case you break down.

This isn't rocket science.
+1

I also carry a 70 oz CamelBak on trips, but rarely use it because I do the above. I kind of think of it as my emergency supply. If I know bottled water is readily available I may sip from the CamelBak during the day. Refill occasionally with bottled water.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:52 PM   #10999
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Miguelito's 39 essential Spanish phrases

A friend of mine was asking about learning some Spanish before making a trip to Copper Canyon. I started thinking about it, and came up with 39 phrases which I consider a basic requirement to having a great trip. I didn't cover arcane things like negotiating with putas, or scoring weed. Those are for the more advanced class. :) Please correct or add to any of the translations or phrases as you see fit. I would have guessed that someone has already posted here at ADV something to this effect. If not, let me know,and I'll post it up in the Latin America section somewhere.

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:10 PM   #11000
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #11001
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+1; fill camelback at OXXO. Get beer at OXXO if its after 5PM.

Really. I took this outside an OXXO in the suburbs of Tampico in 2006, according to my notes:

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #11002
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A friend of mine was asking about learning some Spanish before making a trip to Copper Canyon. I started thinking about it, and came up with 39 phrases which I consider a basic requirement to having a great trip. I didn't cover arcane things like negotiating with putas, or scoring weed. Those are for the more advanced class. :) Please correct or add to any of the translations or phrases as you see fit. I would have guessed that someone has already posted here at ADV something to this effect. If not, let me know,and I'll post it up in the Latin America section somewhere.

http://miguelitoh2o.posterous.com/mi...anish-phrases#
I think in #32, the answer I usually get is in time and not distance. For example: "Cuantas horas a Morelia?" There usually seems to be a disconnect when I asked how many km?
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:51 PM   #11003
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I think in #32, the answer I usually get is in time and not distance. For example: "Cuantas horas a Morelia?" There usually seems to be a disconnect when I asked how many km?
Yeah, I've had that response as well. The only problem is they can be telling you how many hours it takes to get there by bus,and not by moto. Still, might be good to add "horas" as an alternate pregunta.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:52 AM   #11004
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Since I don't speak any Spanish I usually just say the word kilometers followed by the name of the place I'm headed with a questioning look on my face. It seems to work, but only if they grab a stick and write the number in the dirt.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:17 AM   #11005
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feeling but a few minor bouts of something or other. I have to say I am happier without the acid. So maybe, if you are on acid reducers, be extra aware of the quality of your water.
My wife purchased a distiller and this ended my stomach pains. Now with your info I understand why. It seems that even here in the heart of the United States there are unseen organisms in the water.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:19 PM   #11006
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That's a 101 class.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:32 PM   #11007
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You could teach the advanced class
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:59 PM   #11008
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Hi!

I just got back from 43 days in Mexico. No problems! Spent a lot of time in south Mexico, about a week each in Mexico City and Lazaro Cardenas. All is well. I encountered no problems of any kind! I am still not home, I should get there in a few more days. I have been gone from home 50 days so far. I have also been gone 208 days for the year, but almost 50 of those days were with Tracy in Dallas.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:06 PM   #11009
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motorcycles pay half the car rate.
I paid half rate to cross the bridge at Nuevo Laredo last night.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:10 PM   #11010
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Just crossed the border at Laredo this morning and rode down to Torreon. Tolls were 1/2 price for bikes. Some had the new toll posted, others did not but they charged the new toll.

I used the Auto piste about half way or 280 pesos from Mexico City to Veracruz a few weeks ago. It was not half price there. That stretch equaled more toll road than I have ridden in Mexico combined. I don't need to do that again, even at half price.
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