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Old 11-19-2012, 09:44 PM   #10861
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Stalinist? What kind of painter is that?
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:50 PM   #10862
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I just returned from 2 weeks in Baja mexico

Crossed from Yuma to San Felipie for a drunken shrimp fest

Gonzaga Bay Cocos to Bay of LA San Ignacio dirt to San Juanico/scorpian Bay

Dirt to Loreto San Juavier and a few other visits to small comunities and a bunch of stops on the way

Back north on the west side...... Even Enceniata last night at Mikes Sky Ranch

2 weeks..... camping and hotels way to drunk at times bikes often unattended

Not 1 single even slightly sketchy moment ...... except for that creapy dude Rick at Coyote Cals..... oh yea he is american

Maybe mainland mexico is scary........ check that out next time
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #10863
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Last minute tips?

My girlfriend and I are heading into Mexico (Tierra del Fuego bound) this week, me on a 990 and she on a 650GS. We plan to cross into Mexico at Presdido/Ojinaga and head to Copper Canyon, Durango, Mazlatan and south from there.

Any up-to-date tips on places to avoid or be extra aware in? Places to be sure not to miss?
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:58 PM   #10864
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I just returned from 2 weeks in Baja mexico

Crossed from Yuma to San Felipie for a drunken shrimp fest

Gonzaga Bay Cocos to Bay of LA San Ignacio dirt to San Juanico/scorpian Bay

Dirt to Loreto San Juavier and a few other visits to small comunities and a bunch of stops on the way

Back north on the west side...... Even Enceniata last night at Mikes Sky Ranch

2 weeks..... camping and hotels way to drunk at times bikes often unattended

Not 1 single even slightly sketchy moment ...... except for that creapy dude Rick at Coyote Cals..... oh yea he is american

Maybe mainland mexico is scary........ check that out next time
I was going to ask you what the road was like from San Felipe to Coco's corner but I'm guessing you probably don't remember
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:05 PM   #10865
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My girlfriend and I are heading into Mexico (Tierra del Fuego bound) this week, me on a 990 and she on a 650GS. We plan to cross into Mexico at Presdido/Ojinaga and head to Copper Canyon, Durango, Mazlatan and south from there.

Any up-to-date tips on places to avoid or be extra aware in? Places to be sure not to miss?

I just saw that the authorities raided a buncha bars in Ojinaga. Most will probably reopen in a few days - the rest, eh ... Maybe, maybe not.

Otherwise it should be smooth sailing.

Have fun. Mazatlan is awesome.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:06 PM   #10866
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The type that does murals in Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant
Cold. Very cold ;)

You reading the thread on Guy Fieri? I almost feel sorry for the poor schmuck.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:24 PM   #10867
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I was going to ask you what the road was like from San Felipe to Coco's corner but I'm guessing you probably don't remember
Bob, I would guess that Coco is getting up there. Any updates?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:06 AM   #10868
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I was going to ask you what the road was like from San Felipe to Coco's corner but I'm guessing you probably don't remember
I do remember....... it is paved south of Puertocetous now.......... with the throbbing head was a welcome site
the road is paved nearly to Gonzaga Bay. We spent the night there.
The next day was to Coco's..... road was is good condition........ we meet a girl who took her honda civic on it.

No big areas of sand or silt
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:47 AM   #10869
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Bob, I would guess that Coco is getting up there. Any updates?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=841618 is a report on Coco and the road from San Felipe from last week
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:59 AM   #10870
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"Don't Drink the Water!"

How seriously should one heed the "don't drink the water" admonishments? If so, do you buy bottled to refill your on-board supply?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:15 PM   #10871
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Bottled water is a good idea. You can bring a Katadyn filter or an ultra violet sterilizer like the Steripen if you want. Bottled water is available at all the small stores and gas stations but it can be a bit pricey for the brand names that are shipped in. We don't provide plastic bottles anymore because there is no viable plastic recycling plan here. Instead, we use 5 gal. bottles from the local water purification plant. We provide guests with carafes of water. I brush my teeth with tap water and drink it sometimes without problems. My advice is to start eating yogurt daily and your intestinal flora and fauna will be up to the task of protecting you form any bad effects. If you eat salad, it will have been washed in tap water.

Oh, and throw some immodium in your tank bag just in case
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:33 PM   #10872
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Oh, and throw some immodium in your tank bag just in case
I always have Imodium with me when traveling.. Also my doc has no qualms about writing preventative prescriptions for Cipro, Zofran, and Lomatil anytime I go out of the country or for a trip south of the border.. I agree that Yogurt Culture and Pro-Biotics are also a great way to help deal with non familiar foods (or sometimes questionable food).
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:38 PM   #10873
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Let me start off by saying my wife and her whole family is from Mexico, I'm a white guy from Detroit. We have been to various parts of Mexico many many times over the years. Her uncle is a border patrol agent in El Paso and while id love to go back to Mexico we have been told by her whole family, some still live in different parts of Mexico NOT to go it is not safe. I will agree that there are safe areas and unsafe areas just like Detroit, but when the people who live there and care about you are telling you not to go it will definitely make us second guess it. For the record I would advise anyone to vacation in Detroit without doing some homework either and I love my city but you have to know when enough is enough and pull the plug on visiting. Just my own personal experience and opinion, take it for what its worth.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:02 PM   #10874
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Fruit of the Agave cures all water issues
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:04 PM   #10875
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Let me start off by saying my wife and her whole family is from Mexico, I'm a white guy from Detroit. We have been to various parts of Mexico many many times over the years. Her uncle is a border patrol agent in El Paso and while id love to go back to Mexico we have been told by her whole family, some still live in different parts of Mexico NOT to go it is not safe. I will agree that there are safe areas and unsafe areas just like Detroit, but when the people who live there and care about you are telling you not to go it will definitely make us second guess it. For the record I would advise anyone to vacation in Detroit without doing some homework either and I love my city but you have to know when enough is enough and pull the plug on visiting. Just my own personal experience and opinion, take it for what its worth.
Kao, over 20 million tourists visit Mexico each year and come home safe. Some drown, some die in traffic accidents or have heart attacks. Some are murdered by family members. But I can count on 1 hand the number of American tourists murdered in Mexico in the last 3 years. There have been Americans killed in the border towns but they were not tourists, they were involved in illegal activity. Being a border agent in El Paso will expose one to the worst elements and skew perceptions. I have lived in Mexico for 5 years. I don't live in the city, I don't live a secure gated community either. Our doors are open from 7 am to 9 pm and on fiesta nights well past midnight. No fear.

If you are that afraid, then don't come. A little fear can be good to keep one on their toes but people paralyzed by fear are a danger to themselves and to others. So if that's you, don't come. On the other hand, if you know yourself and you know how to be aware of your surroundings and pay attention then come down and ride. You will not regret it.

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