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Re: Mexico
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2017, 11:56:26 pm »
Found these:) Thanks for sharing them Greenie. Keep on keepin' on  :motonoises:  :beerchug:



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Re: Mexico
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2017, 02:42:02 pm »
Thanks Fais!  I'm trying different settings on Google photos - if the photos show up in my previous posts please let me know. I see them just fine, so I can't tell what works and what doesn't.

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2017, 03:21:57 pm »
I dont use Google pics but you aren't the only one having trouble with it.

Just worry about the ride and keep us posted  :great:

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2017, 08:16:20 pm »
 
Most Mexican cities of any size have walled in motels for the purpose of trysts. Safe from the prying eyes of the wife or the wife's family, a man can drive into one of these motels and not fear anyone seeing the car or the man. Some even have a closable garage you can park a bike or two inside. These motels list very good prices, we've never tried one, but they are there, cheap and walled in.

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2017, 09:16:45 pm »
We're back in the frozen wasteland having spent almost a month and 3,000 miles in Mexico. Great food, great roads, cold beer, great folks. No speeding tickets, no stray bullets.
Imagine a great motorcycle road here in the US - Blue Ridge Parkway, Pacific Coast Highway, Needles Highway South Dakota, or Going to the Sun in Montana. Now imagine no radar, no $500 plus speeding tickets, fairly light traffic that are mostly all also moving along at balls to the wall  speeds. Fantastic mountain or ocean views if you dare take the eyes off the road.
No ethanol either.
We met a lot of genuinely nice people, heard no disparaging words about any wall or our President either. In fact a few Mexicans if they spoke at all about the current political situation, their views were surprisingly unexpected. But I won't get political.
It's a huge investment for us to travel 2,500 miles to even start a motorcycle tour in Mexico. Staying in hotels every night, two meals a day in restaurant, it gets pricey for almost a month. But we had oceanfront rooms with balconies ($75) and ate great meals washed down with a couple of beers or Cuba Libres (rum & coke) for about $40 for two of us with tip. Try doing that in the United States.
We're getting old, but God willing we'll do it again next march.

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2017, 11:43:16 am »
No ethanol in the fuel and organic is the only food available. In the States 'organic' is a fancy word for 'normal unpoisoned' LOL

I've never ridden Mexico but you describe it a lot like Ecuador and S.America in general. I spent much less on lodging and eating but the rental KLR with gps and gear was $90/day. Totally worth it - i miss the wasther and food daily. Im in NYC for a few days - so grey and dirty. You have me itching para hablar en espaƱol!

Thanks for sharing and glad tou made it safely home to plan the next one  :beerchug:



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Re: Mexico
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2017, 10:25:13 am »
Gearing up or another trip next March - this time I'm doing all the repairs and maintenance on the bike (just turned 100K) early so I can ride it before winter closes in. In the past I did repairs in the winter and had to hope everything was good since riding in Maine December - February is pretty limited.

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2017, 01:10:35 pm »
Interested in your trip.
How long will you be in Mexico?

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2017, 01:14:59 pm »
Very cool read thanks for sharing. I was only able to see two of the pictures you posted, but the two were great.
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Re: Mexico
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2017, 11:40:07 am »
Wouldn't it be great if some cogger with experience were to lead a group ride through Mexico for say 2 weeks next year.  :)
Each rider could be charged a small fee that might pay for most of the ride leader's expenses.
I figure that's the only way I could ever pull this together and just dreaming out loud.   :beerchug:
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Re: Mexico
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2017, 12:06:30 pm »
Hmmmm
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Re: Mexico
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2017, 02:10:14 pm »
I might buy into that.  I want to go but want to be lead buy someone that speaks the language and knows where they are going.
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Re: Mexico
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2017, 06:39:00 am »
Very cool read thanks for sharing. I was only able to see two of the pictures you posted, but the two were great.

Fais kindly helped with the pictures - they are all there. I'll have to figure out how to post Google Photos this winter before I go on the trip.

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2017, 02:15:02 pm »
Also... Hmmmmm...

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