ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Trip Planning > Americas
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-31-2013, 06:17 AM   #17401
tricepilot
El Gran Payaso
 
tricepilot's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: San Antonio
Oddometer: 8,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmex View Post
TC are things cooling off out there yet? Saludos, Jim
It's going to be 103 in College Station for the A&M/Rice game, ergo its not cooling off anywhere
tricepilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 08:08 AM   #17402
Sjoerd Bakker
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Oddometer: 1,203
Cry

Mike , now that you bring up the snake story I am curious
if Mexico has any controls on owning or breeding such truly
dangerous exotic species. I know they are trying to educate
the public to stop putting wild birds in cages but still keep seeing
the poor things suffering . This past march a small bike passed us with
a full cage of small green parrots blown to one side against the mesh,
I was shocked, sad and angry , " You rotten SOBs" I yelled in my helmet.
These snakes may not be venomous but grown full size they can kill
smaller animals and people. Just recently in Quebec an escaped
pet shop boa strangled to death two small boys living in the apartment
above. And the problem of discarded " pet" boas ( and many other animal
species) let loose in Florida wreaking havoc on the native wildlife are a well
known tragedy unfolding. One would think people would have learned from
the earlier mistakes of introducing foreign wildlife in Australia and many other
places .But I guess stupidity and vanity demand that people have such wildlife
to show off and brag about how tough and cool they are and greedy suppliers
will breed them or plunder natural sources to make millions from the insanity.
Just like drug trade. And ignorant foreigners trying to buy Mexican parrots etc etcetc is the same story of stooopidity! Raccoons, mink, muskrats and skunks from the Americas are now in Europe!
With Mexico's climate these kind of exotic animals would have a heyday, breed as fast as people and totally ruin the Mexican ecosystems.They are all wonderful animals, but they do not belong in something other than their original environment.
Camping would not be safe !
How sad .
Sjoerd Bakker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 08:44 AM   #17403
SchizzMan
pronounced `skiz-man
 
SchizzMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Austin, Tx.
Oddometer: 7,635
Yesterday we rode through Rayones to lunch at La Casona in Galeana then on to Aramberri for the night. Leaving shortly for Real de Catorce.



























__________________
'14 R1200GSA "Der WasserNoggin", '14 KTM 350 XCF-W (plated)

"As long as there's a horizon and I can see it, then I want to know what's there, mentally, physically and visually" - rtwpaul
SchizzMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 09:09 AM   #17404
jimmex
Rider
 
jimmex's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2003
Location: West Texas
Oddometer: 2,232
I see you found that funky old place in Aramberri; hope its as nice as it looked when Miltone and I stopped in a few years ago.
__________________
Guero from Texas
COHVCO
AMA
jimmex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 09:45 AM   #17405
motoroberto
Gnarly Adventurer
 
motoroberto's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Fooklyn NYC
Oddometer: 130
Oaxaca bound

Was wondering if you grizzled gringos and seasoned Mexicanos would be able to offer some advice. In about 3 weeks I will be riding down to Oaxaca.

I will be getting my TVIP, tourist card and insurance online this week.

I will most likely be entering at Matamoros.

Was wondering if there are any preferred border crossings? Or preferred aduanas for when I'm leaving (to cancel the tvip)?
Any preferred routes south or routes/towns to avoid?

Any hotels to recommend in Oaxaca or Puerto Escondido?

Looking forward to your advice.
__________________
'07 KTM ADV 990
'73 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

Brooklyn to Puerto Escondido, MX:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=931315
motoroberto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 11:58 AM   #17406
tricepilot
El Gran Payaso
 
tricepilot's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: San Antonio
Oddometer: 8,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by motoroberto View Post
I will be getting my TVIP, tourist card and insurance online this week.
Well, at least TVIP & insurance
tricepilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 11:59 AM   #17407
tricepilot
El Gran Payaso
 
tricepilot's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: San Antonio
Oddometer: 8,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by SR View Post
10 day forecast for DGO calls for high 70s to low 80s.
Bronx Cheer
tricepilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 09:37 PM   #17408
Turkeycreek
Gringo Viejo
 
Turkeycreek's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Banámichi, Sonora, Mexico
Oddometer: 859
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmex View Post
TC are things cooling off out there yet? Saludos, Jim
Still in the high 90's most days with humid days. But the clock is ticking down to Dia de Independencia on the 16th. Miraculously, the monsoon breaks, things dry out and cool off. August becomes a memory
__________________
Mexico - Dream, Discover, Ride
Hotel Los Arcos, Northern Sonora's Motorcycle Haven
http://www.losarcossonora.com
Turkeycreek is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 09:54 PM   #17409
SchizzMan
pronounced `skiz-man
 
SchizzMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Austin, Tx.
Oddometer: 7,635
Quote:
Originally Posted by motoroberto View Post
Was wondering if you grizzled gringos and seasoned Mexicanos would be able to offer some advice. In about 3 weeks I will be riding down to Oaxaca.

I will be getting my TVIP, tourist card and insurance online this week.

I will most likely be entering at Matamoros.

Was wondering if there are any preferred border crossings? Or preferred aduanas for when I'm leaving (to cancel the tvip)?
Any preferred routes south or routes/towns to avoid?

Any hotels to recommend in Oaxaca or Puerto Escondido?

Looking forward to your advice.
You can start by avoiding Matamoros. Not really on any route to anywhere. Consider Pharr or Anzalduas Bridge depending on your route south. Do you have a trip profile to share? That would help seeking advice. I'd avoid the coastal plains in favor of a highland route. Unless you just enjoy the crinkling sound of brain cells dying from boredom. Better vistas, better roads, better climate in the mountains. Fresnillo has been hot lately with Zeta activity. Not that it would affect a gringo riding through. Recently stayed there with no troubles. Go around Mexico City unless you really want to see it. Can be tough navigating on a bike.

A route through the Sierra Madre Oriental to Puebla and/or Veracruz then on to Oaxaca is my input for starting your route planning. PM me if you want more detailed input.
__________________
'14 R1200GSA "Der WasserNoggin", '14 KTM 350 XCF-W (plated)

"As long as there's a horizon and I can see it, then I want to know what's there, mentally, physically and visually" - rtwpaul

SchizzMan screwed with this post 08-31-2013 at 10:03 PM
SchizzMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 10:39 PM   #17410
SchizzMan
pronounced `skiz-man
 
SchizzMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Austin, Tx.
Oddometer: 7,635
Good to be back in Hotel El Real with my friend Tyler. Had him take lead on the cobblestone to Ogarrio tunnel just to watch him figure it out. I then led to the hotel. He was quite impressed with riding through town. We got the last two rooms. Had the Conejo Cazuela (sp?) in the restaurant. Enjoyed Spanish, food and drinks with a Mexican family on the roof. The now-anticipated "unexpected blessing" that Mexico faithfully delivers each and every trip.













__________________
'14 R1200GSA "Der WasserNoggin", '14 KTM 350 XCF-W (plated)

"As long as there's a horizon and I can see it, then I want to know what's there, mentally, physically and visually" - rtwpaul
SchizzMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 10:49 PM   #17411
SchizzMan
pronounced `skiz-man
 
SchizzMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Austin, Tx.
Oddometer: 7,635
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmex View Post
I see you found that funky old place in Aramberri; hope its as nice as it looked when Miltone and I stopped in a few years ago.
Introduced myself to la dueña as a friend of y'all's. She remembered and was quite pleased. I recommend the place but will likely try out the cabins at the cascada next time just to see it.
__________________
'14 R1200GSA "Der WasserNoggin", '14 KTM 350 XCF-W (plated)

"As long as there's a horizon and I can see it, then I want to know what's there, mentally, physically and visually" - rtwpaul
SchizzMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 08:15 AM   #17412
MikeMike
Beastly Adventurer
 
MikeMike's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: South east Mexico
Oddometer: 3,985
Hi Sjoerd, that snake was a wild one that was likely displaced by the tropical storm (Fernando) that blew through here last Sunday. This happens quite a bit when there is flooding. During hurricane Karl, a couple of years back, a poorly run local alligator farm was destroyed and all the stock got loose. At first, they thought people would capture and return the alligators, yeah right!
Finally, the offered a bounty and then everyone became an alligator hunter.
One of the gators was found outside the Bimbo bread plant here.
People pretty much do what they want as far as animals and anything else goes. There are laws which are only enforced for political reasons. Private zoos are quite common among the bored wealthy elitists. From time to time, an animal or two gets loose, it usually ends up shot or killed somehow during the capture. Mexico is fairly strict on importing dangerous species but doesn't have a lot of success.
The bird problem is tragic. I have often seen, in the Tuxtlas, the capturing of birds and then the sale in the local markets. They use very fine nets and generations of families are experts in trapping birds.
Ask the Mystery Rider some time what he thinks about neighbors with avian pets (pests?)! LOL!
MikeMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 09:15 AM   #17413
motoroberto
Gnarly Adventurer
 
motoroberto's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Fooklyn NYC
Oddometer: 130
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchizzMan View Post
You can start by avoiding Matamoros. Not really on any route to anywhere. Consider Pharr or Anzalduas Bridge depending on your route south. Do you have a trip profile to share? That would help seeking advice. I'd avoid the coastal plains in favor of a highland route. Unless you just enjoy the crinkling sound of brain cells dying from boredom. Better vistas, better roads, better climate in the mountains. Fresnillo has been hot lately with Zeta activity. Not that it would affect a gringo riding through. Recently stayed there with no troubles. Go around Mexico City unless you really want to see it. Can be tough navigating on a bike.

A route through the Sierra Madre Oriental to Puebla and/or Veracruz then on to Oaxaca is my input for starting your route planning. PM me if you want more detailed input.


Thanks for that info. I had only picked Matamoros in the interest of making time, which unfortunately, I will not have much of on this trip. I suppose I could stay on 10/35 a little farther on the US side and enter through Nuevo Laredo, then on to Monterrey, and on to Ciudad Victoria?
I've heard its best to avoid Tampico.
There are a couple of historical sites I wanted to check out in Coyoacan if I have time. Otherwise my plan is to head to Puebla then down to Oaxaca, where I'll meet my wife at the airport. I'm trying to accomplish Nuevo Laredo (or Pharr) to Oaxaca city in 4 or 5 days.
__________________
'07 KTM ADV 990
'73 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

Brooklyn to Puerto Escondido, MX:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=931315
motoroberto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 09:43 AM   #17414
tricepilot
El Gran Payaso
 
tricepilot's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: San Antonio
Oddometer: 8,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeMike View Post

The bird problem is tragic. I have often seen, in the Tuxtlas, the capturing of birds and then the sale in the local markets. They use very fine nets and generations of families are experts in trapping birds.
One beautiful autumn day, a Park Ranger discovered a man sitting in the woods chewing away on a dead Bald Eagle. "Hey mister, the Bald Eagle is a protected species, and killing one is punishable offence", said the Park Ranger.

The man was swiftly arrested, and ushered before the judge.

In court, he pleaded innocent to the charges against him, claiming that if he didn't eat the bald eagle he would have died from starvation.

"I was so hungry" complained the defensive camper, "the Bald Eagle was the only food I could find!"

To everyone's amazement, the judge ruled in his favor.

In the judge's closing statement he asked the man, "I would like you to tell me something before I let you go. I have never eaten a bald eagle, nor ever plan on it. But I'd like to know: What did it taste like?"

The man answered, "Well, it tasted like a cross between a Whooping Crane and a Spotted Owl."

tricepilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 10:23 AM   #17415
MikeMike
Beastly Adventurer
 
MikeMike's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: South east Mexico
Oddometer: 3,985
Quote:
Originally Posted by tricepilot View Post
One beautiful autumn day, a Park Ranger discovered a man sitting in the woods chewing away on a dead Bald Eagle. "Hey mister, the Bald Eagle is a protected species, and killing one is punishable offence", said the Park Ranger.

The man was swiftly arrested, and ushered before the judge.

In court, he pleaded innocent to the charges against him, claiming that if he didn't eat the bald eagle he would have died from starvation.

"I was so hungry" complained the defensive camper, "the Bald Eagle was the only food I could find!"

To everyone's amazement, the judge ruled in his favor.

In the judge's closing statement he asked the man, "I would like you to tell me something before I let you go. I have never eaten a bald eagle, nor ever plan on it. But I'd like to know: What did it taste like?"

The man answered, "Well, it tasted like a cross between a Whooping Crane and a Spotted Owl."

Aye, guey! The rabbit and the python joke is funnier.
MikeMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014