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Old 04-24-2007, 12:39 AM   #1
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South Texas to Mexico's Sierra Madre (Rayones-Potosí-Galeana)

complete ride report:
http://etkj.smugmug.com/gallery/2752989/1/146450867

This dual sport ride started in South Texas, from Harlingen via Los Indios International Bridge to Reynosa, then using MX Hwy 40 to intersection between Hwy 85 & Hwy 2, just north of Montemorelos. Shown on the map is the second and part of the third day's trek from Hwy 85 & 2 to Rayones, then Cienega del Toro, Cerro Potosi, Galeana & back to Rayones.

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Old 04-24-2007, 01:24 AM   #2
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Nice Pics!

I am from the valley and until recently more or less oblivious of an entire country to the south, but I'm looking forward to taking some rides into Mexico sometime soon.

How long did the entire trip take you? How did the 650's hold up?
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:42 AM   #3
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Shhhhhh .... don't tell anyone and we can keep it to ourselves.

Of course, the drive across Texas will stop most folks.

Beautiful photos!!

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Old 04-24-2007, 04:57 AM   #4
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Beautiful! That looks like a great ride and you had the roads all to yourself!
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:22 AM   #5
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Please go back and add some text here to go with the photos.

The area is beautiful, based upon a quick perusal of your photos.

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Old 04-24-2007, 06:13 PM   #6
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The entire trip: left at 5:10 am Saturday and was back in Harlingen Sunday at 5 PM, so roughly 36 hours. Rode about 14 hours Saturday and 6 Sunday.

650 GS did very well. 85-90 MPH on MX 40. Turns on mountain roads were no problem, plenty of uphill power even fully loaded. Off road capability is competent but limited, so if I had to do it all over again, I would pick the Dakar model. I can't imagine bringing a heavier bike given the terrain and never mind having to pick a 1200 up from the inevitable fall.

For more text, just click here: http://etkj.smugmug.com/gallery/2752989/1/146450867
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:44 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Teeds
Shhhhhh .... don't tell anyone and we can keep it to ourselves.

Of course, the drive across Texas will stop most folks.

Beautiful photos!!

... some of us just stayed in Texas ... why to go back to Pennsylvania?
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:24 AM   #8
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... some of us just stayed in Texas ... why to go back to Pennsylvania?
Well then ... HOWDY and welcome!
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:19 AM   #9
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Whoa, is the first picture, after the map, the old railroad station/police station?
"Daniel and Roberto leaving Harlingen Friday April 20 in the afternoon."
I lived around the corner on N 2nd street across from the park.

I lived in Harlingen from 1948 to 1956. Last time I visited was in 1972.
Man had it changed.
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