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Old 03-02-2013, 05:55 AM   #13666
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Happens all the time in Tampico!
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:07 AM   #13667
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Yes. I stop for the sign. Not the green light.

I had a funny experience a few years ago when I was regularly going into Reynosa. Old gringo in a Land Rover with Florida plates. I stood out and they never stopped me at the border.

Go back a few months. When I was in Houston working with FEMA we had a day off and the ex- and I were at a beauty salon. I had them cut my hair and without telling me the -ex had the ladies dye my hair. It came out an ugly shade of brown. I am Black Irish. Before I started to go gray my natural hair color was as black as anyone in Mexico.

So one day I had my hair dyed very, very dark brown in Nuevo Progreso.

Suddenly every time I crossed at Reynosa they started to pull me over for inspections.

As soon as I got out of the Rover though they recognized me, did a really quick look in the back, and sent me on my way.

Finally, one day I got the same inspector and I asked him what the hell was going on.

He laughed, pointed to a one way window, and said "He thinks you are Spanish."

When I cross on a motorcycle I always either take off my helmet or if I am wearing one of my Schberths open it up so they can see my face. 99% of my time no one wants to mess with an old gringo.


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Old 03-02-2013, 12:07 PM   #13668
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Being a gringo "of a certain age" has its benefits.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:22 PM   #13669
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I always say that Mexico has a cultural reverence for motorcyclists and clowns. When they see an old man wearing a Klim or BMW jacket that sorta hits both points.

Seriously, I have had very few bad experiences with people in Mexico. A sense of humour and a smile goes a long way.


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Old 03-02-2013, 04:33 PM   #13670
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What exactly were those parts Donnie ?
A Halls Sensor, cup and new belt.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:44 PM   #13671
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A Halls Sensor, cup and new belt.
Thanks Donnie. Just wondered for future reference. Glad you are fixed and moving again !

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Old 03-02-2013, 07:24 PM   #13672
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Interesting, because like a dummy I sit there and wait.



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My g650x wouldn't set off the light so I ended up waiting. Horn worked though and that got there attention. Took two bikes to trip the sensor.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #13673
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[QUOTE=eakins;20831975]Northern Mexico / Nogales entrance:

Sonora is on a big push to open up more areas to be explored.
Future Alternative new coastal route to San Carlos (Guaymas).

Some is done, some is not. Right now the new road is just opened to Puerto Libertad & there is still just the old inland paved road south from Puerto Libertad to Kino Bay. If the road does indeed happen south of Libertad to Kino along the coast, that will be an awesome stretch as it's mountainous too!

Easy entrance (Lukeville/points west vrs Nogales)
Avoids Hermosillo all together
More interesting ride along the coast (15D is way boring)
You can overnight in Puerto Penasco, Puerto Libertad & Kino too.

http://www.lasdunas.com/costera_hwy.html
http://www.castawaysrockypoint.com/coastal_highway.html
http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=51567
http://www.grupoconstructor.com/gc_004.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1817150...7603347464217/

Thank you., For shareing those links
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:52 PM   #13674
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My g650x wouldn't set off the light so I ended up waiting. Horn worked though and that got there attention. Took two bikes to trip the sensor.
I had trouble tripping the sensor with my F650 at Reynosa.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #13675
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My ride report (at least that's what I call it) is in Ride Reports:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867399
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:11 PM   #13676
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Some baja batos

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:12 PM   #13677
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My ride report (at least that's what I call it) is in Ride Reports:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867399
Nice!
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #13678
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Sayulita Mar 2013

Riding to Sayulita, leaving this Mar 13, and returning on Mar 17. quick ride.
any one? looks like I'm the only one from the border to meet the riders at Zacatecas...

more later....

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:33 PM   #13679
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Nice!
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:44 PM   #13680
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Riding to Sayulita, leaving this Mar 13, and returning on Mar 17. quick ride.
any one? looks like I'm the only one from the border to meet the riders at Zacatecas...

more later....

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Would love to come along but how are you going to do that in 4 days? that's what it will take me from point A to D
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