Is Mexico Safe?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Whatever you do, don't do Class 2 and above stuff packed like this idiot.

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    I can just imagine how much fun sand would have been. :eek2
  2. JT

    JT Been here awhile

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    Yo' all fucking nuts for riding routes with a lot of sand, packed liked that, and claimin' its fun...

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    excuse me, I got a few PMs from some one on this thread that I didn't exactly know how to to answer. Yes, if you are going to ride lots of difficult terrain and plan to crash a lot, soft bags are softer. Bob has already said he will avoid any difficult road surfaces. Since he will be trying to ride easy pavement, I think he will probably be ok with hard bags. In any case, easy pavement or tough single track, why would loading top heavy be better.
  3. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Hey. With my big giant ass opaque windshield I have no idea what is in front of me anyway. lol

    We just set our "fun" bar lower riding the big pigs in the tougher stuff. Like this:


    It's a good day if ya don't die.


    Edit: And I still agree . More lower is more better. ;)
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    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    To answer JT's question on why loading top heavy is better
  5. JT

    JT Been here awhile

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    Thank you Bob, I needed that!
  6. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    I use a 20L SealLine for my sleeping bag. But the newer duffle style dry bags are a lot more practical and have exterior pockets and loops and such for attaching to the bike. With a stainless steel net you can secure it as well.

    But that's for the big bike. Giant Loop looks better for something like a WRR.
    Gotta get back to shopping for a WRR.
  7. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    On the bike or the bag??

    Either way the answer is "no". Gotta get back online and find me a good deal on a used WRR.
  8. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    What keeps you from using a tube inside your tubeless rim?
  9. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    :roflTrice is a young healthy dude. He kinda looks like Glen Beck, my other hero, besides Trice of course. :freaky

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    He can handle deep sand on the pig if he needs to. (its all technique amigo)

    But I still think he should ditch the POS KLR and get a WRR. :deal

    I didn't steer you into any deep sand carbon, sin embargo, you should really learn how to ride that stuff, even on the pig. Its not rocket science, its 100% technique and can be done on any bike, with a bit of practice. Until you get into the deep sand, you have not seen Baja California. Just sayin'. :freaky

    If it works out that I can ride with you guys, I will get you off the beaten path and make sure you get through it. Or I'll just leave you there for dead. :lol3 When are we going? :lol3
  10. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Waddya say, Bob?? Pick up a pair of WRR's and meet Vinnie in Baja? I'd just about quit my job for that ride.
  11. tedder

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    because I was stuck in BFE Panama in an afternoon monsoon and they don't sell them in the jungle.
  12. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Ahhhh, OK. Thought you meant you COULDN'T use tubes. My only concern is the offset valve stem but Helge Pedersen says it's not a problem, so OK. Gonna start packing tubes and spoons when riding to remote areas. SOG carried tubes on our recent Mexico trip.
  13. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Schizz, I would love to ride with both of you guys! :clap Its going to happen sometime for sure! :freaky
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    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    :freaky
  15. tedder

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    I'm not a fan of Helge. But I should pack a tube (just a 19, it'll fit a 17 rear okay). And I have the cool Motion Pro axle/spoon already..

    OTOH given my experience, I'm better off carrying an extra axle nut and rear wheel bearings than a tube.
  16. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    Hey! Some of my best friends are from Compton. And yes, they are a better class of vato. :rofl
  17. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    Thanks for saying this oyster. I was going to say pretty much the same, but didn't have the time to backstop it with data. The NYT is not the lib rag it was once thought to be.
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    miguelito Been here awhile

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    LOL! :rofl
  19. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    Hell if I know John. I runs from queretaro thru SMA then SLP, PROLLY THEN TO MATEHUALA, Saltillo, Monterrey?
  20. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    Somebody said, some pages back, that they wouldn't overnight in Torreon again. I think that's the takeaway for anyone who's actually spent a night there. That said, I had an OK night there. I just don't aspire to do it again.