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Old 02-22-2013, 08:18 AM   #13276
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:20 AM   #13277
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Pirate, I would be laughing a lot harder if they were not running the country!
If The Seal Club isnt open, I just bang my head against the wall to make the pain of Pena Nieto go away for awhile.
If it is open, I drink like a fish and talk bikes with the owner.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:24 AM   #13278
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It has been confirmed that it wasn't "El Chapo"...

Actually, nothing happened at all.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:33 AM   #13279
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Well, that's about 100 million people that you're annoyed with.

As for me I've always thought of the Border as the Border. But then I've been traveling to the interior going on 40 years now
and have never felt I was really into Mexico until well past the Border.

I also think of Baja as Baja - like a different country from mainland Mexico.
Mexico is like the USA in the sense that there are regional differences. I see big cultural differences between Matamoros, Progresso, Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo, and now Piedras Negras.

Likewise Monterrey is a bustling modern metropolis and very different from the rural areas.

Different strokes for different folks. I tend to gravitate towards cities and coastal areas whereas many folks like to ride into the rural mountains.

It's kinda like the Florida Keys. Folks either love that ride down US 1 or they hate it. Sorta depends on how well you like a tropical area.

And lately it's just been the lack of opportunities to ride that has kept me from going any further than the borders. The last time that I had some time to ride for several weeks, as you know, I rode to Milwaukee instead of into Mexico.


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Old 02-22-2013, 09:05 AM   #13280
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:11 AM   #13281
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:20 AM   #13282
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Mazatlan is significantly nicer now than it was 10 years ago. Now that the historical Centro is fixed up there is more to it than just the beach. My favorite thing in Maz is the sunset!

GoingSouth. I was on a plane about a week ago and sat next to a crab boat Captain who said he knows you. We will have to discuss over some Danny's shrimp quesadillas.
Hey SR, Yes 10 years ago Plazuela Machado, in Centro was a dusty over grown weed farm, now it is the starting point for a night on the town... very pretty...

As for the shrimp, I'll be home in 3 weeks, see ya there...
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:54 PM   #13283
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They've got pics of El Chapo just befor he left prison in the laundry cart early in the Fox administration.
Sometime I will get around to telling the story of one of the dancers in that fandango.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:11 PM   #13284
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Donnie is a secret agent for the DEA. Oops! I guess the secret is out now. Lo siento
Dang, now I am going to have to kill you too!
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:57 PM   #13285
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Dang, now I am going to have to kill you too!
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:15 PM   #13286
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They've got pics of El Chapo just befor he left prison in the laundry cart early in the Fox administration.
Sometime I will get around to telling the story of one of the dancers in that fandango.
I have some pix from last year's Christmas party if anyone's interested.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:19 PM   #13287
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You can also trailer here, use the same guy described above, and ride to the border.

You have all kinds of good options.
Due to timing of crossing and the first day being Laredo to Durango, I have to find parking/storage in Laredo. Hard first day and then time to play.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:15 PM   #13288
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Due to timing of crossing and the first day being Laredo to Durango, I have to find parking/storage in Laredo. Hard first day and then time to play.
Why not stop shorter than Durango? No need to make the first day so tough, yeah?
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:03 AM   #13289
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Why not stop shorter than Durango? No need to make the first day so tough, yeah?
Not a bad day in the saddle. About 450 miles. Mainly because Torreon has little redeeming qualities and Parrahs del la Fuents is not far enough to call it a day. They also tend to turn the street lights off a little early for us in PdelaF.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:50 AM   #13290
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Not a bad day in the saddle. About 450 miles. Mainly because Torreon has little redeeming qualities and Parrahs del la Fuents is not far enough to call it a day. They also tend to turn the street lights off a little early for us in PdelaF.
Anything to avoid Torreon.
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