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Old 12-15-2012, 07:13 AM   #11551
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Hey MikeMike or anyone else that knows!

What is the living conditions, Pros and Cons of Tampico, MX? Looking for a place with year round moderate temperatures, plus close to the border. Tampico looks pretty good by the Weather Channel info. Of course, what are all of the other conditions like. I have ridden through the town several years ago and remember a combination of good/orderly locations and some not so good and at times in close proximity to each other. I think that I also saw some Suzuki DL650s being used as police motos. Thanks!

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I have been to Tampico a few times and really enjoyed it. All of my tour books said that the beaches were lousy but the dirty little secret is that in the last few years some nice resorts have been built there. Downtown has two vibrant walking shopping areas near each other, and several town squares. It's probably a little warmer there than just "moderate" - when you cross the river you are getting into the coffee and banana plantation areas and it's quite hot in the summer in Veracruz.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:23 AM   #11552
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Hey, PJ, one of my relatives owns and/or operates a bar down in KW.

Could you please let me know the next time you head down there so I can forward them a mug shot and warn them appropriately?

I haven't decided whether I should warn them to stock up or lock the doors.




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Old 12-15-2012, 07:28 AM   #11553
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Is Connecticut Safe?

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Old 12-15-2012, 07:36 AM   #11554
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I have been to Tampico a few times and really enjoyed it. All of my tour books said that the beaches were lousy but the dirty little secret is that in the last few years some nice resorts have been built there. Downtown has two vibrant walking shopping areas near each other, and several town squares. It's probably a little warmer there than just "moderate" - when you cross the river you are getting into the coffee and banana plantation areas and it's quite hot in the summer in Veracruz.

I like Tampico, but I like Veracruz better. However, since distance to the border is important to you, Tampico would be a better fit. I wouldn't really consider summer temps moderate, though.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:42 AM   #11555
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I have not been on the ADV all that long and I didn't do a search but your post is the first one I've read where the word "effusive" was used. As an English Major, I salute you.
I am positively ebullient over your appreciation of my use of "effusive"!
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:29 AM   #11556
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I am positively ebullient over your appreciation of my use of "effusive"!
Never knew you Aussies actually spoke real English. Quite auspicious meeting you Trev. My knowledge of your culture has expanded.

Planning to sneak over to Santa Rosalia from Guaymas at the end of January then head north to AZ. I'll probably stay south of the border to return home to Banamichi. Keeping the fingers crossed for calm and clear weather for the crossing.

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Old 12-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #11557
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:10 PM   #11558
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:36 PM   #11559
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:10 PM   #11560
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In Tequila now. And tonight, tequila will be in me!

I met a one-percenter at a fuel stop today... Nicest guy you've ever met! He's a member of the "Renegados" and within 5 mins of meeting him he'd given me the low-down on the bike clubs in Mexico "all are friendly except maybe Santa Morte". Easy to identify them, the have a skull and skeleton on the colors.

Next thing, he gave me a list of name and phone numbers of maybe 20 guys in just about every state. "Just call if you have a problem, they will help you or find someone that can." A nice safety net for the solo moto traveller in Mexico eh?

This thread should be titled "Is Mexico SAFER than the US?"
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:17 PM   #11561
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In Tequila now. And tonight, tequila will be in me!

I met a one-percenter at a fuel stop today... Nicest guy you've ever met! He's a member of the "Renegados" and within 5 mins of meeting him he'd given me the low-down on the bike clubs in Mexico "all are friendly except maybe Santa Morte". Easy to identify them, the have a skull and skeleton on the colors.

Next thing, he gave me a list of name and phone numbers of maybe 20 guys in just about every state. "Just call if you have a problem, they will help you or find someone that can." A nice safety net for the solo moto traveller in Mexico eh?

This thread should be titled "Is Mexico SAFER than the US?"
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:25 PM   #11562
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:44 PM   #11563
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Road to Batoplias

Is the road down to Batoplias open ?
I've been told that it is closed for construction.

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Old 12-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #11564
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Is the road down to Batoplias open ?
I've been told that it is closed for construction.

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DCStrom just rode down there and posted a video of typical road surface on 12/09/12 Here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=11735
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:59 PM   #11565
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In Mexico now. The border crossing at Puerto Palomas was a cinch... half hour or less for both imigracion and Banjercito. There is plenty of parking right in front of the Banjercito trailer/office. No hassles from anyone. Super nice lady at the money exchange across the street. 12.9/pesos/dollar, no fee. As I was fumbling with my peel off permit sticker (my hands are totally f'd with arthritis) a nice elderly man showed me how easy it was to peel it and he asked for nothing for the favor, I tipped him nonetheless. There was no line going in at 12:00 but a pretty big line up of trucks and cars going out. The ride down to Nuevo Casas Grandes is mostly a good but rough asphalt road. The trucks haul ass! The wind and cold were a challenge and I was glad to hit NCG at around 3:30. Great staff here at the Hacienda hotel... learned that moto is slang for a joint... didn't know that... it was fun to yuck it up with the staff on a slow Saturday night. Also found out that the two 100 peso coins (1991) I had been hoarding for God knows how long are now worthless, gave them to the front desk clerk for his ninos. Love this place!
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