Copper Canyon 2013

Discussion in 'Americas' started by michaellmcc, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    Thanks, I needed that...........:lol3
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  2. michaellmcc

    michaellmcc Dudester

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    Not sure what snow today means for mid-February... :confused

    Think it might be worth finding a source of current weather when a ride is imminent.
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  3. stickman1432

    stickman1432 Crusty Adventurer

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  4. michaellmcc

    michaellmcc Dudester

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  5. michaellmcc

    michaellmcc Dudester

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    Arkansas Bob (aka ozarknzrider) and I are planning to meet in Presidio on Feb 16th, cross into Ojinaga on the 17th and head for Creel. Anyone else interested, let us know.
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  6. Tury

    Tury Been here awhile

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    Michael;
    If you spend the night at Chihuahua city ,Sunday 17,give me a call 614 1 42 0640,I can go meet you just before entering our big town. On Sundays it is my week end rides. Been riding the SIERRA since 1972, dirt riding and recentely good tar roads, so if you need any information I´ll gladly:clapand why not some:freakyXX Lagger
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  7. rpilottx

    rpilottx Long timer

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    Am planning a ride to Copper Canyon about March 22 or 23 from El Paso. We usually cross at Santa Theresa (exit 8 on I10 in Texas). It takes me 7 hours or 9 hours to reach Creel (420 miles) depending on my route. There will be a couple local riders and a friend from Anchorage. If you want to join us, pm or call for more details 915 588 5054.

    All the paperwork for Mexico can be done at Santa Theresa.

    Tury, give me a call.
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  8. michaellmcc

    michaellmcc Dudester

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    Tury,

    Thank you for your offer! I understand you and Arkansas Bob have already spoken.

    We're not planning to stay the night in Chihuahua City, rather go on to Creel. But it would be great to meet you and have a cafecito and hear some of your wisdom re the roads down from Creel. :ricky

    All the best,
    Mike
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  9. bigbluecreek

    bigbluecreek Wish I was in Mexico

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    Me and a friend were in Copper Canyon First week of January. We had planned on riding from Creel to Urique and then on to Batopilas. It would have been a great route other than when we got to the river crossing 10km south of Urique, the river was to high to cross. We had to turn back to Creel. It rained on the way back to Creel and the roads were pretty muddy and slick at times. We were both on 250's so we got around really good. a locl tour guide at Creel said the road from Creel to Batopilas is still under construction and impossible to pass through at times. You might ask around at Creel before you leave and hopefully someone will have updated info.
    http://garys.smugmug.com/Travel/Mexico-Moto-Phone-Pics/i-Pd5P3bW/1/L/20130103_085513-L.jpg

    Typical road into Urique:
    http://garys.smugmug.com/Travel/Mexico-Moto-Phone-Pics/i-TZ3J8wz/1/L/20130102_133657-L.jpg
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  10. Tury

    Tury Been here awhile

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    Michael
    Just in case that having to spend the night in Chihuahua or the next big town south west CUAUHTEMOC ( 100 KMS.),all depends the time spending at the border. Ojinaga---Chihuahua..220 kms Chihuahua--Creel 257 kms....total 477 kms, Sunset today 18:15 hrs.,It all depends, yes ,during the day cafecito ! at evening :freaky XX Lagger ! Up to today we have been having nice weather, cloudy ,no rain,no snow,sleet.
    Rich: I´ll be in El Paso next 12 ,at Barnett´s BMW, I am having a presentation :deal of BARRANCA DEL COBRE at 7 PM., See you there !
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  11. HeadShrinker

    HeadShrinker www.good-adv.com

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    I'll be heading down to Hermosillo and then over to Creel, leaving northern AZ on 16 FEB, hoping to leave here at 0500 and to Hermosillo by dusk. Then getting up early and making it to Creel on the night of the 17th. I'll be on a Super Tenere. I hope to meet up with a few of you guys along the way.
    I have to be back on the 23rd, but have no set in stone itinerary.

    :1drink
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  12. michaellmcc

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    Two of us are planning to arrive in Creel on the 17th also. We'll be on a 1200GS and 650GS.:ricky

    Haven't done anything ahead of time for a hotel, but Pueblo Viejo looks cool.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Mike
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  13. Sleddog

    Sleddog Currently Benched

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    Hola Tury!

    We will arrive in Presido on 3/9/13 crossing the border on 3/10/13. there are six of us. (Charlie & Juanito will not be coming this year) Bob, Tom & I will be there for two weeks. Daggy, Paul & Adam for one week.

    Our plan is to go to Cuauhtemoc, Bahuichivo,(low road) Urique,(New Road) Batopilas. Do you know, will we be able to cross Rio Urique? Then head south & explore Sinforosa Canyon. The one week guys will head home from there, we'll go exploring for another week:clap

    It would be great to have you join us again, if your schedule allows:1drink:1drinkJust, No Damn Naaats!:rofl

    tener un gran día,

    Sleddog/Jack
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  14. michaellmcc

    michaellmcc Dudester

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    Anyone have a good rule of thumb for Pesos per day expenditure (gas, food, lodging) doing the rounds (Creel - Batopilas - Urique - etc) in Copper Canyon?
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  15. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    Not much different than anywhere else really. You can camp for next to nothing, but bring a winter bag because it gets damn cold at night at 8,000'. Or you can spend $75 a night for a really nice cabin in Creel, like I did - and there's pretty much everything in between. Food and fuel aren't going to be too much different than anywhere else - lodging will be the big variable.
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  16. Sleddog

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    500 - 600 Pesos per day is a good number to start with. Hotels will be your biggest expense.

    Sleddog
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  17. stigmatic

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    Anybody going in March? Single rider here with 2-3 weeks to kill at the beginning of March...Copper Canyon sounds like it just might fit the bill.
    -Shawn
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  18. tomcat9

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    Hola Tury,

    thanks for the presentation. It was very informative and I looking forward to see the Copper Canyon myself. :clap

    Just 7 weeks to go.....:evil
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  19. Tury

    Tury Been here awhile

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    Hola :clapJack;
    I´ll gladly ride again with you Minnesotan AMIGOS, but as last year I will catch up, also with Nico, who has a brand new KLX 450 R and forget about the Dam Gnats, they are on vacation at El Fuerte.

    Bring your coffee device to imprenate Juanita´s garden ( I´ll bring the coffee) in the morning and at evening have XX:freaky.I´ll be waiting at Chihuahua city. Will miss the Coon´s.
    We will cross the Urique Rio, being several we have done in the past.
    Tury
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  20. Tury

    Tury Been here awhile

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    Glad you liked it, it is a theme that can go on an on. The book I mentionned BORN TO RUN by Christopher Mc Dougal:deal and the other is THE SILVER MAGNET, reading this 2 books will get you a panorama of the BARRANCA DEL COBRE, hope you see you here and try to adjust you ride with Jack Backer.

    Tury
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