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Old 03-29-2013, 07:28 PM   #14371
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... I would turn south and ride down toward Aramberri and then jog over to Matehuala. Last time we stayed there it was quite enjoyable. We stayed in a nice small hotel a couple blocks off the plaza. (not the 5 story modern looking place)
Got it. You mean turn right at Doctor Arroyo. Looks like an interesting route. Just checked it on my Roji. Great tip! Thanks!
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:30 PM   #14372
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Funny thing that Mexican nationals who live in US can be some of the most paranoid people about traveling Mexico. I think part of it is the classism that is so prevalent in Mexico. Mexicans can be rather unkind to each other and it is hard to understand sometimes. But almost without fail they are very gracious to traveling gringos, especially ones on motos. I cannot recount all the times Mexicans in the US have gone overboard exaggerating the risks of moto-tourism down there, most of whom have not traveled very extensively in their homeland. Go figure.
I was going to say the same thing. I have a Mexican friend (now a long time Us citizens who will no longer return home. He's TSA management and says as a DHS employee he's not allowed. He used to travel to DF and Cuernavaca and there are no travel restrictions for government employees here.

He tried very hard to convince me not to move here.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:00 PM   #14373
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Hey guys,

Please check my map route to Mex57. I usually catch Mex57 out of Saltillo or out of Monterrey and then head south from there, but this time I want to bypass Saltillo and Monterrey. This is a new route for me and it looks like an easy 300 miles to Matehuala from Reynosa, plus it seems to cut down on my mileage though I like taking the high desert plain route. New roads for me here would be MEX35 and the new MEX31 which looks like it replaces the old MEX58.

The route on the map is Reynosa-MEX40D-MEX35-Montemorelos-MEX85-Linares-MEX31(old 58)-MEX57-Matehuala.

If you have been on these routes lately please comment and advise, plus if you have lodged in Matehuala lately, what's the skinny there? Or any other place to lodge if I can't make it to SLP by dark. Yes, I have Sjoerd's book.

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Funny thing that Mexican nationals who live in US can be some of the most paranoid people about traveling Mexico. I think part of it is the classism that is so prevalent in Mexico. Mexicans can be rather unkind to each other and it is hard to understand sometimes. But almost without fail they are very gracious to traveling gringos, especially ones on motos. I cannot recount all the times Mexicans in the US have gone overboard exaggerating the risks of moto-tourism down there, most of whom have not traveled very extensively in their homeland. Go figure.
You'r right on that Jimmex not that it doesn't happen between gringos in the states but you r are right

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Old 03-29-2013, 08:07 PM   #14374
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Last time I crossed you could not turn in aTVIP in Tecate. Has this changed in the last year?
I turned mine in at Mexicali, then rode hwy 3 over to Tecate and crossed back into the US there.
Crossed at Tecate a month ago. Turned in TVIP but it wasn't easy. You have to ride up to the crossing from US to Mexico and do it there before you ride around to the Mexico to US crossing. Very little wait to cross though.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:15 PM   #14375
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Next time we can go specifically to do the ride I've not been able to complete. Ride from Concha to Mazapil keep riding to get to Pico de Teyra, keep going along the state divisory line and get to Juan Aldama and from there ride to Sierra de Organos to camp overnight, next day visit my born place: Sombrerete and start the Archeological sites ride to end up in Zac.
Let's doo it Arte the XT600 is ready for that ride and already got a tent ...

Anyway it was fun to roam today in Coyoacan taxi driver said that traffic at DF is at 20% a destination that normally takes an hour only takes 15min I'm starting to liKe it here wish it would alwys be like now ., here some shots

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Old 03-29-2013, 08:48 PM   #14376
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I was going to say the same thing. I have a Mexican friend (now a long time Us citizens who will no longer return home. He's TSA management and says as a DHS employee he's not allowed. He used to travel to DF and Cuernavaca and there are no travel restrictions for government employees here.

He tried very hard to convince me not to move here.
And I was going to say the same thing, (you beat me to it) I have 3 Mexican friends / coworkers.. now US citizens and they can't believe I return to Mexico so often, death wish they say... how I return to work alive they can't figure out...
Oh well...
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:58 PM   #14377
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Funny thing that Mexican nationals who live in US can be some of the most paranoid people about traveling Mexico. I think part of it is the classism that is so prevalent in Mexico. Mexicans can be rather unkind to each other and it is hard to understand sometimes. But almost without fail they are very gracious to traveling gringos, especially ones on motos. I cannot recount all the times Mexicans in the US have gone overboard exaggerating the risks of moto-tourism down there, most of whom have not traveled very extensively in their homeland. Go figure.
Mexico has a caste system that is no unlike the caste system in India.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:28 PM   #14378
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Funny thing that Mexican nationals who live in US can be some of the most paranoid people about traveling Mexico. I think part of it is the classism that is so prevalent in Mexico. Mexicans can be rather unkind to each other and it is hard to understand sometimes. But almost without fail they are very gracious to traveling gringos, especially ones on motos. I cannot recount all the times Mexicans in the US have gone overboard exaggerating the risks of moto-tourism down there, most of whom have not traveled very extensively in their homeland. Go figure.
Mexico has a caste system that is not unlike the caste system in India.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:20 PM   #14379
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Mexico has a caste system that is not unlike the caste system in India.
I think that is a bit of an overstatement. The class system is breaking down a bit here in Banámichi. With the mine pumping the economy, people are starting to get it. It is still a major hurdle for Mexico to overcome.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:02 AM   #14380
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Got it. You mean turn right at Doctor Arroyo. Looks like an interesting route. Just checked it on my Roji. Great tip! Thanks!
Did the route to Dr. Arroyo last July with dwj-Donnie. Much preferred over 57. A nice route to slow down and enjoy.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:08 AM   #14381
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Too cool!!

(And I didn't know schizz had placed that well.)
Yeah, right! People are constantly confusing me with Tim Morton.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:49 AM   #14382
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:59 AM   #14383
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I agree on the skills test, but leave Pizza Hut alone!

Now, don't get me wrong, I like the dividends my YUM brands stock pays me -so please go buy another pizza - but seeing them in Mexico is just not right. YUM also operates Taco Bell. If you see a Taco Bell in Mexico, mark that spot as the very pit of hell from which the four horsemen of the apocalypse will emerge. "And behold, a horseman on a brown horse, and his name is Explosive Diarrhea..."
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:55 AM   #14384
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An opportunity not to be missed.

What area of the Puebla/Veracruz border are you talking about. We were not going to be in that area except on the return north to Texas...but I'd listen to reason. I have been to Veracruz and I did ride through Orizaba and Cordoba but it was raining and very misty. I could not see much but it was very green and more like a jungle as I remember. I remember thinking...this kind of reminds me of Jurassic Park because of the high mountains, greenery and the mist/fog. Does anyone have a ride report available from around that area?
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:41 AM   #14385
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...Where are you going Mike?
For right now just riding south. I haven't nailed down anything specific yet. There's a taurino school near SLP that teaches at the tienta level, so I may do that. I may also recon El Sotano de las Golodrinas to see if I really want to jump into it after I get some refresher training.
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