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Old 02-12-2013, 07:11 PM   #12961
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Anyone know of a cheap hotel close to the BMW Shop in Guatemala? I will be headed there in the morning.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:16 PM   #12962
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You want a hotel, a ho-tel, or a ho-no-tell?

You can ask Terry which one he used: LINK,

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Old 02-12-2013, 07:22 PM   #12963
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I left Saltillo for Puente Colombia late Monday morning, still feeling puny from the flu over the weekend.

Took cuotas to the bridge and was waived through two military checkpoints where all was quiet. Kept my papers open so I shot through to the Tx. side where I was the sole non-commercial vehicle. Shut the bike down, as usual, and enjoyed a nice chat with CBP. I like these guys and have found their general attitude towards my travels to be more relaxed than just three years ago. Just my personal anecdotal offering that officials on both sides seem more calm these days.

When I stopped at the interior checkpoint CBP approached and began to ask if I had anyone else in the vehicle. He stopped mid-question and we both had a good laugh. An image from the film "Boxing Helena" shot through my mind.

It's good for motorcyclists to shut the engine off for these guys. I've been thanked more than once, especially when a canine is on the job.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:29 PM   #12964
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Just my personal anecdotal offering that officials on both sides seem more calm these days.
Xanax suppositories.

Mike Tyson would be calm with those.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:04 PM   #12965
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It's good for motorcyclists to shut the engine off for these guys. I've been thanked more than once, especially when a canine is on the job.

Turn off the bike, take off the full-face helmet so they can see your face, and open the Jesse cases. Then they want to talk about traveling into Mexico.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:08 PM   #12966
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I never open anything unless they ask me to and advise others to do the same.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:10 PM   #12967
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Xanax suppositories.

Mike Tyson would be calm with those.
What were they taking three years ago? Viagra suppositories??
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:28 PM   #12968
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Then they want to talk about traveling into Mexico.
You haven't been coming back on a bike too much recently.

Lately all it's been is "are you nuts?"
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:31 PM   #12969
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What were they taking three years ago? Viagra suppositories??
Those are available?
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:01 PM   #12970
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Turn off the bike, take off the full-face helmet so they can see your face, and open the Jesse cases. Then they want to talk about traveling into Mexico.
I just rolled into Arizona yesterday morning. Here's what I wrote:

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The border patrol dude was nice- I turned off the bike and handed him my passport, he asked if I had anything to declare (about $40 in crafts), then asked me to remove my helmet while he was looking at my passport. He looked up and said "oh, never mind." I guess being distinctively ugly is a benefit at times. He didn't even care to see in my cases and just sent me on.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:46 PM   #12971
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Anybody ridden Miquihana to San Antonio de Pena Nevada to Zaragoza to Aramberri then to 61? Need to make some time but the humid side of the Sierra Oriental was steamy today. Africa hot.

Teaser pics.







This was a little village with an Indian name that means "rough switchback road that don't go through".



And this was my attempt at an ADV shot. Hey. We are riding some of it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:27 PM   #12972
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Great work Michael...Reed's "New Sensations" and Thompson's "52 Vincent" ("red hair and black leather, my favorite color schemes", mine too!) are great motorcycle songs. You should check out Mark-Almond's "Ridin' Free" from the early seventies. They were featured players with John Mayall in late sixties and cut a few albums on their own. That tune is on "Rising" Anyone got any other faves, please not Honda, Honda...good songs.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:30 AM   #12973
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You haven't been coming back on a bike too much recently.

Lately all it's been is "are you nuts?"
At least for the last 2to 3 years the border folks haven't been overly friendly or curious about Mexico.

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Old 02-13-2013, 05:34 AM   #12974
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Anybody ridden Miquihana to San Antonio de Pena Nevada to Zaragoza to Aramberri then to 61? Need to make some time but the humid side of the Sierra Oriental was steamy today.
I have done the Zaragoza Aramberri area. Its nice, but very desolate. Watch for the donkeys, cattle, horses and massive potholes. It was pretty bad when I went through. Gas is prety scarce out there as well.

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:19 AM   #12975
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Viagra suppositories

Trice, are those what make you such a hard ass?
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