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Offline GeoffreyH

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Ride report Maine to Oaxaca Mexico (99 Concours)
« on: April 10, 2018, 12:12:12 pm »
I made it!  The bike ran beautifully!  Only mishap was a broken speedometer cable! 

Entered Mexico at Brownsville.  Had all paperwork ready.  Go early, no lines.  Got lost in Matamoros, I didn't want a GPS.  Maybe not a good idea.  The Northern part of Mexico was no fun.  Once I got down towards Veracruz things eased up.  Fast  travel can only be done on the CUOTAS or toll roads, otherwise it can be slow and somewhat rough going.

People were friendly and I wish I could have stayed. A good job opened up back home so I returned early and didn't make Guatemala as planned.  I'm thinking of trying again this year.

I have tried to download my complete ride report but it never goes through.  Its 11 pages long with pictures so maybe it's jus too long for the forum.  Any ideas how to upload it would be great.

Let me know if anyone else is planning a trip like this I'd like to talk to you.

Geoffrey
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Re: Ride report Maine to Oaxaca Mexico (99 Concours)
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 01:19:16 pm »
Sounds amazing! :great:
 Hope you can download the whole trip. Hey, no GPS means you have to talk to the locals, more fun! How long was your trip?
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Re: Ride report Maine to Oaxaca Mexico (99 Concours)
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 01:29:17 pm »
Traveling into at least deep Mexico is something that more and more is intriguing me. Possibly this coming winter.

I'm already figuring on spending some time in the US southwest this winter with Roadtrek and bike. No reason I can't arrange for a month or more of Mexico mixed in on just the bike.
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Re: Ride report Maine to Oaxaca Mexico (99 Concours)
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 01:02:44 pm »
Most likely the pictures are the reason that your ride report won't post.  I usually open the picture on my PC and use the snipping tool or a similar image processor to reduce the file size. 

Also, try posting it a day at a time in seperate posts with the smaller pictures.  Hope that helps.

I can't wait to see it!
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Re: Ride report Maine to Oaxaca Mexico (99 Concours)
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 01:34:53 pm »
Submit the story to the Concours magazine!

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Re: Ride report Maine to Oaxaca Mexico (99 Concours)
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 08:18:54 pm »
This ^^^.  Swampcat is always looking for good stories!

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Re: Ride report Maine to Oaxaca Mexico (99 Concours)
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 01:52:47 pm »
If you use google products (gmail) just upload it to google drive, put it in your public folder, right click and select SHARE. You can get a link that you can place here, and we can all ready it. Maybe even help format it for posting here on the site. I WANNA READ IT!!!!!  :)
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