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Old 01-21-2013, 12:10 PM   #511
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Wonder how Pena Nieto' s new plan for a national gendarmes force is going to jive with the rural protectionist movements?
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:44 PM   #512
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This has been said before but in rural Mexico: Guerrero (Alcupulco state)
there is a growing movement.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Ayutl...exico&t=m&z=10

it's best to quickly move, after Zihuatenjo (Ixtapa), on the main road (200) south to Oaxaca state during the day, blowing by Alcupulco as fast as possible and staying out of the rural mountains at places like this area. We're the good guys, but you don't want to draw attention to yourself if it can be avoided.

http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-self-de...082925460.html
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/armed-m...082925770.html

Others can point out safe harbors to stay, if need be, in the State, heading south after Zihua. Just a heads ups for all to see & understand.
I was headed to P. Escondido several years ago and was tempted to take this Ayutla route to the coast from Chilpancingo. When I inquired about it I was strongly discouraged from taking it. "Muy lejos, y falta de vigilancia" they said. I took their word for it. Guerrero state has always been a bit sketchy up in the remote mountains. Sounds like a good place to avoid.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #513
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Ran into a similar group last winter taking the "slow way" from P.Escondido to Oaxaca. Just south of Santa Maria Ayoquezco. They were very serious about what they were doing and I realized quickly it was best to do as directed. Had no real trouble.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:35 AM   #514
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The area I was in last Thursday, Soledad de Atzompa, had another incident with the locals dealing out justice to two narcos.
Police presence was heavy on the Thursday and the beat down of the bad guys happened on Sunday. Of course, the state government's attorney general went after the local vigilantes instead of pursuing things with the bad guys.
That's how it works in the current political climate here.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:09 AM   #515
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Northern Mexico / Nogales entrance:

Sonora is on a big push to open up more areas to be explored.
Future Alternative new coastal route to San Carlos (Guaymas).

Some is done, some is not. Right now the new road is just opened to Puerto Libertad & there is still just the old inland paved road south from Puerto Libertad to Kino Bay. If the road does indeed happen south of Libertad to Kino along the coast, that will be an awesome stretch as it's mountainous too!


Easy entrance (Lukeville/points west vrs Nogales)
Avoids Hermosillo all together
More interesting ride along the coast (15D is way boring)
You can overnight in Puerto Penasco, Puerto Libertad & Kino too.

http://www.lasdunas.com/costera_hwy.html
http://www.castawaysrockypoint.com/coastal_highway.html
http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=51567
http://www.grupoconstructor.com/gc_004.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1817150...7603347464217/

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Old 02-28-2013, 01:49 PM   #516
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Northern Mexico / Nogales entrance:

Sonora is on a big push to open up more areas to be explored.
Future Alternative new coastal route to San Carlos (Guaymas).

Some is done, some is not. Right now the new road is just opened to Puerto Libertad & there is still just the old inland paved road south from Puerto Libertad to Kino Bay. If the road does indeed happen south of Libertad to Kino along the coast, that will be an awesome stretch as it's mountainous too!


Easy entrance (Lukeville/points west vrs Nogales)
Avoids Hermosillo all together
More interesting ride along the coast (15D is way boring)
You can overnight in Puerto Penasco, Puerto Libertad & Kino too.

http://www.lasdunas.com/costera_hwy.html
http://www.castawaysrockypoint.com/coastal_highway.html
http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=51567
http://www.grupoconstructor.com/gc_004.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1817150...7603347464217/

It's been over 10 years since I was in San Carlos but that's a magical place. It's a gringo sailing community for folks that don't know, and a well-known singer that does the faux Jimmy Buffett circuit lives there.

All good news as far as I am concerned.


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Old 03-01-2013, 02:04 PM   #517
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When you say "the road to Puerto Libertad" Are you refering to the dirt road from West of Caborca to Libertad or is there new road North to Desemboque ?
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:48 AM   #518
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What happened?

This thread once had a sticky. What happened? Is this not applicable anymore?

Moderator?

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:57 AM   #519
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This thread once had a sticky. What happened?
See the current sticky at the top of the list here in Trip Planning
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:55 PM   #520
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See the current sticky at the top of the list here in Trip Planning
Ah! Perhaps they should rename it the "Mexico and Central America Ride Planning, Road Wisdom, Hotels, and Safety Issues.

Because it covers way more than just Mexico.

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Old 04-07-2013, 03:19 PM   #521
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That actually was the title until sequestration cuts kicked in
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #522
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That actually was the title until sequestration cuts kicked in

Gotta save money on pixels? ;)


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Old 04-23-2013, 12:09 PM   #523
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i've got 35 pages to read, absorb, and remember...up to page 6 :(
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #524
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Then start on the IMS thread. We're currently on post #15523.

Seriously though, go to "Is Mexico Safe?" thread, introduce yourself and
give us a basic idea of what you're putting together. Lots of current wisdom
on riding the interior of Mexico and points south. Don't try to read the entire
thread. Use Google to search Advrider: "site:advrider.com".

For example: site:advrider.com Oaxaca hotel

This will fast-track you to posts containing the info you want.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:58 AM   #525
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thanks shizzman. i do read that thread regularly. i just have too many questions to even post up at this point. where i am at present in my planning... 1. cross the border at matamoris (closest to me) 2. what time of year to go for the first time? june in fla and other coastal states is already too hot to ride comfortably and guessing 3 days just to hit the mex border.
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