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Forum: Latin America 07-21-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 33,725
Posted By Axel White
Puerto Vallarta to Durango Riding Times

Hi SR,

I just rode from the south end of Vallarta to Durango in just under 9 hours, without pushing it. Riding a BMW Adventure so only one fuel stop. Rode the toll road from Tepic to just south of...
Forum: Latin America 11-28-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 33,725
Posted By Axel White
Where in the hell is there a double yellow on the...

Where in the hell is there a double yellow on the EdD?
Forum: Latin America 10-12-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,224
Posted By Axel White
I really was not talking about the quality of the...

I really was not talking about the quality of the food. I was talking about lessening the possibilities of getting sick.
Forum: Latin America 10-08-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By Axel White
Treat yourself..... stay at the Virrey De...

Treat yourself..... stay at the Virrey De Mendoza. You are right on the plaza and it is a beautiful hotel. Fabulous location. They have parking. If you can't get in there go to the Hotel de la...
Forum: Latin America 10-08-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,224
Posted By Axel White
Always try to eat in restaurants that are busy...

Always try to eat in restaurants that are busy with a lot of patrons. Shy away from empty ones.
Forum: Latin America 10-04-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,986
Posted By Axel White
[QUOTE=SR;16966898]I think you will be fine on...

[QUOTE=SR;16966898]I think you will be fine on your route.

Right now the part of Durango that's bad is the eastern side of the state that borders with Zacatecas. ....

Thank you SR for the...
Forum: Latin America 09-29-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,986
Posted By Axel White
Problems in Durango

Hola SR,

You mention that things are pretty bad in sections of Durango. I am coming in from Hidalgo de Parral for the rally. Hear anything about any problems up in that direction? Three weeks ago...
Forum: Latin America 08-23-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,347
Posted By Axel White
Are you thinking the San Carlos near Guyamas? If...

Are you thinking the San Carlos near Guyamas? If so, I do not think you can make it to Durango in a reasonable "Mexican" riding day. The ride from Mazatlan to Durango, on the Devil's Spine alone will...
Forum: Latin America 08-19-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,347
Posted By Axel White
That looked like a hell of a ride. Certainly not...

That looked like a hell of a ride. Certainly not one that you would want to do on your own. I found the route on my maps and I can see why it took you so long to get back to the main Route 15. I am...
Forum: Latin America 08-19-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,347
Posted By Axel White
I think it was 2008 where the Mexican National...

I think it was 2008 where the Mexican National BMW rally was held in both GDL and PV. Couple of nights in each city. Worked out real well and was superbly organized. There is no annual rally that I...
Forum: Latin America 08-18-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,347
Posted By Axel White
I won a Nolan helmet at the Guadalajara/Puerto...

I won a Nolan helmet at the Guadalajara/Puerto Vallarta rally a few years ago. There are usually quite number of very nice prizes besides the bike raffles.
Forum: Latin America 08-17-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,347
Posted By Axel White
In past years it has been a big deal! The Mexican...

In past years it has been a big deal! The Mexican BMW owners have a lot of stroke in the community and the local government goes out of it's way to make the rally a big success. In the past they have...
Forum: Latin America 08-17-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,347
Posted By Axel White
Good to hear from you! I think you will see lots...

Good to hear from you! I think you will see lots of ADV riders in town. I do not think that many of the Mexican BMW riders have much of a presence on the ADV board, but I am sure that there will be...
Forum: Latin America 08-14-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,347
Posted By Axel White
Yes I will be in PV for the winter. And yes let's...

Yes I will be in PV for the winter. And yes let's get together! I occasionally go to Sayulita for a diversionary ride from PV. I think that you are spot on with your observation about the Mexican BMW...
Forum: Latin America 08-14-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,347
Posted By Axel White
I thought about riding to Merida last year from...

I thought about riding to Merida last year from PV, but started adding up the miles and decided to fly instead. It is a long ride!! Loved Merida and the ruins. I was there in the late 50's and things...
Forum: Latin America 08-14-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,347
Posted By Axel White
Durango Rally

I will be going to the rally from Albuquerque NM and then continuing down to Puerto Vallarta where I will drop off my bike.

I have made this trip numerous times without any problems. Hope other do...
Forum: Latin America 08-14-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,347
Posted By Axel White
National BMW Rally In Durango, Mexico

The rally registration was finally opened up a few weeks ago. See www.motobmwdurango.com/ for more information.

So far the registration list for this October rally lists very few USA participants....
Forum: Face plant 07-25-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,686
Posted By Axel White
Gravel Crash

Thanks for posting that video. It is very good instruction material for people who do not understand the concept of target fixation. In one of your earlier replies you mentioned that you were not...
Forum: Latin America 03-05-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,551
Posted By Axel White
Mexico and the US State Dept. Warnings

This is all "Cover Your Ass" Political BS. Anyone who believes their crap should stay at home with the covers pulled over their heads.

Been living in Mexico now for four years. Have driven solo...
Forum: Regional forums 02-28-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,169
Posted By Axel White
Chiapas Rally

Hola,

I will be leaving either from my home in Puerto Vallarta or New Mexico. Does any one have any info on the rally yet, like who do you contact to sign up?

Gracias,

Axel
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,990
Posted By Axel White
Nice Bike.....

....and a much nicer Korean lady. You are a lucky man!

I spent quite a bit of time in Korea off and on during the 70's and 80's. There were very few Beemers then, but the girls were and have...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,131
Posted By Axel White
Mexico Safe?

I tend to agree with Gustavo's balanced opinion on this. I always ride alone in Mexico and live here full time. A couple of times a year or so I go back to the USA for a visit and ride through the...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Axel White
Going to Escondido

Gotta get my two cents in after reading the contributions from others. Take it for what it is worth:

1) Do not plan your trip around doing any driving at night. Libre or cuota makes no difference....
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,221
Posted By Axel White
Riding at Night

Reading these accident reports just reinforces my belief that it is best to park the bike at night and use the car. I know that this is not always possible, but it seems like there is a...
Forum: Face plant 10-25-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,273
Posted By Axel White
Atgatt

Fabulous Idea... just too bad that the people who ride in their shorts and t-shirts do not attend these classes.

Wearing all the gear is a real pain in the ass down here in Puerto Vallarta in...
Forum: Latin America 10-14-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,420
Posted By Axel White
So you are looking for real estate or a condo...?

I am just getting organized to put my condo on the market. Best location in PV just south of the center of the city. You can walk into town. Lots to do and all the comforts of home, Home Depot,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 46,963
Posted By Axel White
The Fishhook

Is that curve marked as being a dangerous curve? It actually does not look like a single decreasing radius curve It seems to be two different radius curves laid end to end. First the larger radius...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 322,927
Posted By Axel White
The 247 Ring Antenna

Traded in a 2006 Adventure for a 2008 Adventure in July. This bike is waiting for me in ABQ. I will be flying up from Mexico next week to pick it up and to take it back to Puerto Vallarta.

The...
Forum: Face plant 07-19-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,296
Posted By Axel White
Lane Splitting

Mexico has an interesting twist on this. Lane splitting is allowed as long as traffic is stopped. It is not allowed in moving traffic.

Now please note... that is what the law says. What actually...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,626
Posted By Axel White
Re-Keying the Adventure Aluminum Cases

I want to thank everyone for their comments. I have asked the dealer to go to this thread and review what has been said.

Hopefully there has just been a misunderstanding. This is the fourth new...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2008, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,887
Posted By Axel White
One Other Comment....

I have heard a lot of good things about this dealer. Too bad that they are in the wrong part of the country for me!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,887
Posted By Axel White
Re-Keying the Adventure Aluminum Cases

I want to thank everyone who sent in their comments. I have asked the dealer to review this thread on the ADV site and respond.

This is the fourth new bike that I have bought from this dealer in...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,626
Posted By Axel White
Re-keying BMW System Cases

I have bought a new 08 R1200GS Adventure. I traded in an 06 Adventure but kept the BMW bags so that i could move them up to the 08.

Dealer now tells me that it is a three hour job ($255) to re-key...
Forum: Americas 05-22-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Axel White
Mexican Border Crossing

I think that you mean St. Theresa, NM? Palomas is quite a bit further west. St. Theresa is closer to El Paso and a very good place to cross. You totally miss the El Paso/ Juarez traffic mess.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 322,927
Posted By Axel White
EWS Failure

Talked to the Sales Manager in Albuquerque last week about this problem while ordering a new ADV. For what it is worth, he claims that they have never had a bike come in with this problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2008, 04:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,813
Posted By Axel White
Laugh Oil Drip

Is that an oil drip that I see there...??

Just kidding, enjoy!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Axel White
Thanks appreciate the info.

Thanks appreciate the info.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Axel White
New Rims?

Tell me more about the new rims. Will the 06 or 07 ADV wheels still fit the 08 ADV?

I have a complete set of spare 06 wheels for my 06 ADV and wonder if they will fit the new 08 ADV if I trade up?...
Forum: Latin America 02-08-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By Axel White
Your trip to Mexico

For what it is worth I second all the comments from Gustavo.

On the issue if camping.... Mexican bikers do not do it. Quite simply, why camp when you can stay in some really neat hotels right...
Forum: Face plant 02-05-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,871
Posted By Axel White
Glasses

Ditto for me. Can't count the number of times my regular glasses have saved me an eye full of all kinds of crap.
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