MexTrek #8, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Oct 20 - 23 (A Texas Ride)

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  1. shadman

    shadman Been here awhile

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    Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/LCeQfuDOFrByy0DT2 , then send $25 to mextrekadv@gmail.com to complete your reservation. I'll add you to a list of riders, updated every so often, and you will start getting updates on the ride via email.

    I rarely check PM's but any email or phone call I'll get to very quickly!!

    Our little Mexico exploration get-togethers were actually mentioned in a real article about the top 6 reasons to ride a dual sport in Texas! WOW. The article is here!

    http://www.advpulse.com/adv-rides/ride-difficulty/easy-ride/adventure-riding-in-texas/

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    With maybe 500 total participants in our 10 years of riding to Mexico we've got a nice little group of hearty, skilled, experienced, and adventurous riders who have formed a little backbone network to this endeavor. Skills like these:

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    Its fall again (pun intended) and we're putting on another bi-annual Mextrek. For anyone who hasn't ventured from Texas into the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains you are definitely missing out. I am posting this "rally" a little late as last year I had over 120 riders sign up, but in the last few weeks had nearly 1/3 drop out. And, frankly, this trip is a bit more special with 50 or 60, not 120, riders. And guys who can sign up now usually will make the ride, as oposed to dreamers 6 months out. This trip takes a bit of preparation, but nothing more than say a 4 day trek across Colorado. Mexico has tools, repairmen, parts, and helpful hands at every turn. We've never left a bike or rider stranded for more than an hour or too.

    By rally, what we mean is more a fluid movement of friends on bikes across the border, thru customs, permitted and visa'd, and heading in groups with ride guides towards and into the fab mountains south of Monterrey. Our home forum is www.twtex.com, Scott Friday's excellent Texas ADV resource for Two Wheel Texans. We organize under Rich Gibbens, who runs many rides under the Texas Adventure Rider's Association non-profit. Cost is $25. It's more a fee that keeps even more hopeful participants from flaking out at the last minute, and pays my gas from Arizona to come meet up with all my good friends in Mexico. So, copied direct from TWTEX:

    Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/LCeQfuDOFrByy0DT2 , then send $25 to mextrekadv@gmail.com to complete your reservation. I'll add you to a list of riders, updated every so often, and you will start getting updates on the ride via email.

    NEW REQUIREMENT 2018: ALL RIDERS **MUST** PURCHASE A BAOFENG UV5-R RADIO OR EQUIVALENT WITH HEADSET FOR BIKE TO BIKE COMMUNICATION See post #4 for details:

    Mextrek #8, 2018, next October 20th to 23rd, 2018. Galeana, Hotel Magdelena

    If you are looking at a calendar you may notice this is a Saturday, not a Thursday, departure into Mexico. You read this right. A careful analysis by our team of experts concluded most Texas ADV riders enjoy being in Mexico for more than just 4 days and for 2018 there is a super cool option...the After Party V2.0 (see details below). Mextrek dates are:

    Friday, Oct 19th: Optional welcome dinner at Mambo's McAllen 6 to 11 PM

    Saturday, Oct 20th:

    A group: 7 AM departure with longest / fastest route thru Santiago

    B group: 8 AM departure with longer / faster route thru Cienega del Toro

    C group: 9 AM departure with shortest route through Rayones

    D group: 12 Noon departure for those who can't begin travel to McAllen on Friday. Toll road / all pavement ride to Galeana following our support truck.

    Sunday, Oct 21st, Monday Oct 22nd: 2 glorious day rides from Galeana to the nearby wonderful dual sport routes. Riders will self organize into ride groups.

    Tuesday, Oct 22nd: Riders will group up and ride back to Mission. Target return 3PM in Mission. Weekday return means shorter lines, both for permit cancellations and border crossings.

    A few pics from Mextrek #7:

    Thursday: Group picture in, on Thursday, slow group, first to arrive, LOL.
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    Thursday: High above Rayones:
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    Thursday: Cienega Del Toro Snack and tire change:
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    Friday: Road of Death:
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    Friday: Road of Death:
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    Friday: Road of Death:
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    Friday: Road of Death:
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    Friday: 3rd floor balcony hotel view:
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    Saturday Laguna de Sanchez:
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    Saturday: Overlooking Galeana at Radio Tower
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    Saturday: Framing our Ride HQ, a selfie I will show my grandkids:
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    Sunday: Peter near Cassillas on Gold Standard:
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    Sunday: Parque National
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    Sunday: Parque National
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    Sunday: Parque National
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    Sunday: Parque National, KTM 450 looking fit and ready
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    Sunday: Parque National, Everett and his 90 lb backpack:
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    Sunday: Curtis in Laguna De Sanchez eating Elotes
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    Sunday: Peter driving down the canyon to Colla De Caballo:
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    Monday: Me and Donkey Punch at the falls:
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    Monday: Stuntman Jeff exploring a 5 star beer garden in Santiago
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    Monday: Santiago Church on Square
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    Threads for all of our previous trips. Missing pics are all thanks to Photobucket and their evil minions.

    Prior Year Planning and Reports:
    Mextrek #1
    2008 Planning: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27799&highlight=mextrek+2008
    2008 Reports: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33656

    Mextrek #2
    2009 Planning: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41336
    2009 Reports: http://twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?p=671326#post671326

    Mextrek #3
    2010 Planning: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46716
    2010 Reports: http://twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?p=749178#post749178

    Mextrek #4
    2015 Planning: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102388
    2015 Reports: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1384620

    Mextrek #5
    2016 Planning: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106148
    2016 Reports: http://twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111763

    Mextrek#6
    2017 Planning: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112382
    2017 Reports: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115745

    Mextrek #7
    2018 Planning: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116147
    2018 Reports: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117666


    Future trips:

    Mextrek #9: Tour de Milton Otto
    2019 Planning: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117762
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  2. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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    Ladies and gents, considering doing this trip, would be my first time.

    Couple of questions:

    1) What is the temp range we should expect for this trip?
    2) I have a sena 20s, do I just need a cable to connect it to the BF-F9 V2 ? Or it's more sophisticated than that? Didnt quite understand from reading the posts above.
    3) Is anyone riding from Houston, if so can I join you?

    Sorry if I missed the info above!

    Thanks!

    PS: Also paging @goyko to this page
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  3. 88Marine

    88Marine Adventurer

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    What fantastic scenery.
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  4. Puma0530

    Puma0530 Adventurer

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    Hi to all the riders doing this trip, I live in Monterrey Mexico and could be a great time to meet all of you, of course im available just in case someone needs help.
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  5. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Don't know if @shadman has already answered you offline or what @BoomerE30 , but to answer your question I have a Sena 20S and I Bluetooth that to a Sena SM-10 which is hardwired to the radio. Be sure you have the proper cable to do this. There are a number of ways to place the radio and SM-10 on you or the bike - it's personal preference. There is a separate push to talk for the SM-10 which is optional, or you can just push the button on the unit. PM me if you're still in the info search mode.
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  6. Johnf3

    Johnf3 Long timer

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    My son was the author of the article about Texas dual sport motorcycle rides.
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