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Old 02-18-2013, 10:54 AM   #13126
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In the morning we hiked the last 350 vertical meters to the top. It took about 40 minutes.
Damn SR, you eating goat food again, or what's the secret?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:00 AM   #13127
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I exchanged some pesos for dollars in Nuevo Laredo a few weeks ago. Has anyone noticed anything odd about their currency lately?




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Old 02-18-2013, 11:04 AM   #13128
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You call that a "machete"?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:14 AM   #13129
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That's just part of the fun! HW-16 has ample room for passing trucks compared to HW-40.
Agree- and 40 is what I was mentally comparing it to in my head.

And it's Mexico, so you should expect oncoming trucks.

There's only one military checkpoint between Chihuahua and Hermosillo, right?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:17 AM   #13130
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Animo Donnie., went to something similar when the F650 had a weird noise it took a month of arguing with the dealer but they finally replaced the engine it was a pain in the butt I know how you feel, stay optimistic
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+1 I would also get the bike out of the shop. Your accessories make no difference and the computer talking to computer on the 1100 is BS.

Yesterday I hit two 8 inch high topes about 40 feet apart on the road from Cheran and Patzcuaro. I was doing 65 mph. It was dusk they weren't marked and I was trying to get to Patzcuaro before dark. Broke the mounting on the top box but the wheels, spokes and suspension suffered no damage.

Good luck Donnie

Thanks! I had a meeting with BMW personnel this morning. I made it very clear that I was not happy with the service I was receiving and that I felt I was being set up for labor hours that had not occurred. I also made them aware that I knew about the German incident. This meeting was with Jose, a tour guide for them. He talked with both the General Manager and the shop manager and told them this information. So, we will see. Jose not only admitted that he knew about the German incident, he also admitted there was a problem in the shop. He told the managers that I should have had my moto back last week. I had a Spanish speaking person with me that was able to tell me about his conversations with the mangers. Jose is a very nice fellow and speaks very good English.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:28 AM   #13131
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Maxvert. What kind of riding around Galeana? Depending on the answer I might have a little something for ya. ;)

And Richard (Trailboss) is probably still selling his MexTrek Ride Guide of the area. Has some sweet dual sport routes in it.

Hotels are the Magdalena and the Jardin. We stayed at the Jardin in 2009 and I would try the other next time.

I like the even smaller towns best and Aramberri and Zaragoza both have livable basic hotels.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #13132
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... but I have been eating plenty of goat (birria), probably too much.
Depends, have you been needing to shave a long whispy beard and had a burning to desire to mount anything walking past the fence? LOL!

310 vertical at that altitude at that pace means the company you work for should not send you for your physical this year.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:33 PM   #13133
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Dont forget crudo too!
You have superhuman powers!
A new Stan Lee character. Mild mannered field geologist by profession, hung over mountain goat by accidental encounter with fermented and distilled liquids!

The movie won't likely be PG-13. But trust me, I've got a great feeling that this...is going to be HUGE!
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #13134
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You have superhuman powers!
A new Stan Lee character. Mild mannered field geologist by profession, hung over mountain goat by accidental encounter with fermented and distilled liquids!

The movie won't likely be PG-13. But trust me, I've got a great feeling that this...is going to be HUGE!

Don't forget that billy goats also tend to piss all over everything, including themselves. Some sort of personal portable cologne or something.....

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #13135
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Sounds like a domestic housecat. God love 'em ;)


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Old 02-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #13136
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+1 I would also get the bike out of the shop. Your accessories make no difference and the computer talking to computer on the 1100 is BS.

Yesterday I hit two 8 inch high topes about 40 feet apart on the road from Cheran and Patzcuaro. I was doing 65 mph. It was dusk they weren't marked and I was trying to get to Patzcuaro before dark. Broke the mounting on the top box but the wheels, spokes and suspension suffered no damage.

Good luck Donnie
Just got word that the third member of our little group that went to Mexico in Jan just went down because of those stupid steel topes!. He was south of Saltillo today and hit them broadside. Bike's messed up, but he is ok.


So, we are three for three on bike damage from those things, all when they were lined up along the path of travel, and not across!


The only dangerous thing we came across down there (YMMV)
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:05 PM   #13137
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Just got word that the third member of our little group that went to Mexico in Jan just went down because of those stupid steel topes!. He was south of Saltillo today and hit them broadside. Bike's messed up, but he is ok.


So, we are three for three on bike damage from those things, all when they were lined up along the path of travel, and not across!


The only dangerous thing we came across down there (YMMV)
How do you hit them broadside ?
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:08 PM   #13138
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How do you hit them broadside ?

They used them for lane markers, and not speed bumps. guy today was making a u-turn (legal) and didnt realize they would have them along the left edge of the inside lane (divided hwy).


here is google map look of where it happened:

http://maps.google.com.mx/maps?saddr...mx&mra=ls&z=18

You can see the big paved area just to upper left of "B". Go to street view there and you will see what I mean.

Here is street view:



My own scare was south of Oaxaca, at nite and they had used them to define a median (again, along the path of travel).
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:51 PM   #13139
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I see. You have to watch those crafty Mexicans.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:52 PM   #13140
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My own scare was south of Oaxaca, at nite and they had used them to define a median (again, along the path of travel).

And rule numero uno of riding in Mexico es...
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