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Old 11-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #11011
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I used the Auto piste about half way or 280 pesos from Mexico City to Veracruz a few weeks ago. It was not half price there. That stretch equaled more toll road than I have ridden in Mexico combined. I don't need to do that again, even at half price.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #11012
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Why ?
First, I prefer to ride the Libre Roads that go through the small towns. That is how you meet people and make connections. To bypass all of these small towns with a zillion speed bumps pretty much eliminates the reason I go to Mexico! Second, I resent having to pay to use a road that my gas taxes should have already paid for. And third, paying $20US to ride less than 150 miles of mediocre road is not my idea of money well spent. I also don't use the far less expensive toll roads in the US if I don't have to.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:20 PM   #11013
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First, I prefer to ride the Libre Roads that go through the small towns. That is how you meet people and make connections. To bypass all of these small towns with a zillion speed bumps pretty much eliminates the reason I go to Mexico! Second, I resent having to pay to use a road that my gas taxes should have already paid for. And third, paying $20US to ride less than 150 miles of mediocre road is not my idea of money well spent. I also don't use the far less expensive toll roads in the US if I don't have to.
Yeah, I know all that. I just wondered if there was some specific problem on the AutoPiste like construction or something.
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Regarding toll roads in the US, in our part of the US, there aren't any.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:43 PM   #11014
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Top Ten Towns To Avoid

Not to change the subject but, what do you consider the top ten towns to avoid in Mexico?
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:57 PM   #11015
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Not to change the subject but, what do you consider the top ten towns to avoid in Mexico?
You'll get a bunch of opinions on this.....and the answer today is not necessarily the answer tomorrow. Most will advise not spending much time around the border towns. Also, don't loiter around bars, especially late at night. Behave responsibly, with confidence and respect, and most anyplace is OK.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:06 PM   #11016
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Not to change the subject but, what do you consider the top ten towns to avoid in Mexico?
The border towns to be sure with the exception of Mexicali and Naco. Mexicali is a clean hard working town that seems to have few problems. Naco is tiny, just down the road from Bisbee, AZ. Have some good dentists working there I've been told. On the whole, I'll agree with acejones. Use the same criteria as in any city. Bars and restaurants with gangster style cars and trucks parked in front are to be avoided
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:31 PM   #11017
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Not to change the subject but, what do you consider the top ten towns to avoid in Mexico?
I would vote for Cabo & Cancun... Bland, touristy, antiseptic, not the kind of Mexico I like to visit...
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:52 PM   #11018
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I would vote for Cabo & Cancun... Bland, touristy, antiseptic, not the kind of Mexico I like to visit...
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:12 AM   #11019
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Not to change the subject but, what do you consider the top ten towns to avoid in Mexico?
If I was in Mexico, the top ten towns I would consider avoiding are Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Tucson, San Antonio, New Orleans, Dallas, Albuquerque and Mobile.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:54 AM   #11020
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Forget the little solar charger. You won't be on the Lewis and Clark Expedition anytime soon.

Keep all your stuff to the absolute minimum. Pack light. Anything you pack has to be unpacked and repacked, and constantly.

Worry about extra camera cards and a spare battery for that. People are not taking enough photos these days. Who cares if you die of thirst, I want to see your photos.
AMEN! Unless you plan to ride off the map dirt in Mexico you will not need anything but a btl of water in your tankbag.Now if you are trying to run the Baja 1000 maybe then a camelback. I keep one along for "old fart" pill taking & to hydrate. I usually have several. Hit the cold drinks at the Pemex on stops & keep the nalgene & steri-pen for rocky mtn adventures. Mexico is a place to relax & enjoy-water is not an issue there as bottled water is EVERYWHERE.:1dr ink:1dri nk:1drin k !

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:44 AM   #11021
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If I was in Mexico, the top ten towns I would consider avoiding are Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Tucson, San Antonio, New Orleans, Dallas, Albuquerque and Mobile.
Care to elaborate? Earlier this year I rode to San Antonio and for the most part it was fine, I just found it to be a confusing maze of concrete.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:00 AM   #11022
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I think most get my point.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:44 AM   #11023
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #11024
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:49 AM   #11025
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