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Old 01-29-2013, 05:57 AM   #12646
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:17 AM   #12647
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:50 AM   #12648
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My vote is that they were vigilantes. Probably not cartel. Not LE.
Brozo; just confirmed,Cerro de la Estrella the Intellectual Assassin was a dog that lives in Chicago IL.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:16 AM   #12649
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$125 per 3 day pass + 25 for bike parking, 50 for cages. That gets you a seat in the Turn 15 Reserved Grandstand overlooking the most technical part of the track. And access to the VIP club in the main grandstand. Tix are fairly well sold out now. I got some of the last pairs in Turn 15.

These prices reflect my holding of a Personal Seat License and are not available to the unwashed masses. Unless they're my friends.


$1,500 seems to be the cheapest PSL and those might all be sold out. How many years do you get, 15? I had no idea what a PSL was until I did some Google-Fu on it just now. Doing the math, it seems it might have been worth it. $100/year for a guaranteed shot at good seats does not seem too bad.

Please remember to divert your stream a bit when you are out there, we serfs are milling around below you.

p.s. I'm having the hardest time finding a schedule for the three days, do you have one you could share? A webpage link?
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:00 AM   #12650
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My vote is that they were vigilantes. Probably not cartel. Not LE.
I think they were undercover US FCC agents checking to see if they had carrier unlocked their phones without permission.

When they saw they were on old KLR's they realised they probably had 12 year old flip-phones and waved them on.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:46 AM   #12651
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Thanks, I had to do a image search in google for Mexcana Weather Girls. You should try it sometime!
Only when I have about 12 hours to spare!

Too bad that the US of A has gone so politically correct. A damn shame, even Canada has weather bunnies (not to mention it is the home of Naked News, a network that will likely never be sold to Al Jeezhera), and Brit TV has non-politically correct banter in its programs on government networks.
What went wrong with the US of A media?

I am waiting for some bright young marketing genius to come up with a Mex weather forecast segment with 2 or 3 weather senoritas. I really need to talk to TV Azteca and Televisa and get some of these ideas on the table!

Anybody want to get in on a ground floor opportunity? We'll get a couple of weather ladies to do a maintenance and repair video for GS bikes. As for the KLR version, Al Roker can do that.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:58 AM   #12652
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As for the KLR version, Al Roker can do that.
I think Rosie O'Donnel would be more appropriate.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:03 AM   #12653
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I think Rosie O'Donnel would be more appropriate.
Nah, she's doing the KTM version.
The Suzuki one has one of hose anime girls.
And Nigella is booked for the Triumph version.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:04 PM   #12654
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Mike Mike : I totally appreciate your routing help. That extra note you sent last night clarified the route for us with the nav data we have. It's all obvious when you get up there and the route unfolds in front of the bike. I saw the Fragua turnoff, also, but we descended to the 5 Hacienda road. This whole route is incredible !
Thanks for the weather heads up. We encountered a slight breeze coming into Serdan. We had perfect weather for the ride over the crest. Some very pretty towns up there as well. Our best riding of the trip: Veracruz high roads.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:20 PM   #12655
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$1,500 seems to be the cheapest PSL and those might all be sold out. How many years do you get, 15? I had no idea what a PSL was until I did some Google-Fu on it just now. Doing the math, it seems it might have been worth it. $100/year for a guaranteed shot at good seats does not seem too bad.

Please remember to divert your stream a bit when you are out there, we serfs are milling around below you.

p.s. I'm having the hardest time finding a schedule for the three days, do you have one you could share? A webpage link?
Reserved Grandstand seats have "facilities" provided so y'all should be safe in GA.

No daily schedule published as yet for MotoGP, alas.

Last quote I got on remaining PSL's in Turn 15 was $2500, $2000 with in-full one-time payment. We got in at the very beginning so it was a bit sweeter deal.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:49 PM   #12656
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That photo didn't load well. Lets try this one. Pico de Orizaba
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:57 PM   #12657
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Kari,
If you have enough time, make sure to ride over the Sierra to Oaxaca on Mex 175, and if you have even more time, go on to P. Escondido on either Mex 175 or Mex 131. Some of the best riding in Mexico. Saludos, Jim
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:57 PM   #12658
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Couple more from the fantastic route.




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Old 01-29-2013, 05:09 PM   #12659
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Sweet pics !! Note to self. Learn to take pics. Further note. Take pics of something other than food and flat tires.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:10 PM   #12660
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So Trice, you know that problem with the Super Tenere fork seals? Fixed! Luckily enough, I carry one of these...

http://sealmate.net/

seems to work as advertised.

On the down side, I will need to do some work on the Tenere final drive soon. Yeah, that's right, it's due for an oil change! Really poor design I reckon - why couldn't they do a "lifetime oil" setup like BMW?

So after 2 nights at a hostel near Tikal, I'm in Puerto Barrios on the east coast. I'm starting to wonder if I'm going to have more security issues here than in Mexico - my hotel car park, apart from being locked up, also has an armed guard. Although the rifle might be just for show, looks like a WWII era .303 CORRECTION I just went down and talked to the guard, he gave me a look at his gun; on closer inspection it's actually an antique-looking pump-action shotgun. Shows how much I know about guns when I can't tell a 303 from a shotgun!
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