Originally Posted by Gordy
BTW, the Mexican Riviera is not where the bad news is coming from, but riding there without going through the frontera would be tough. YRMV
Let's put it this-a-way. Girlfriend and I go drinkin' and eatin' about twice a week in the Centro of Reynosa. No one bothers us; quite the opposite.
With the new Anzalduas bridge and border crossing you just barely go into the corner of Reynosa before you hit the bypass and go south towards Victoria and Tampico. No muss, no fuss. Piece of cake.
Yup ... and that's a really tough route, riding down along the coast to the Yucatan. The traffic is tough in parts, but the the people tend to be super nice, and it gets tropical really fast when you get south of Tampico.
You've obviously never done that trip, or you are one nervous individual.