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Old 07-24-2008, 10:31 AM   #766
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Sportster demise

I'd say synchronicity is at work and as usual cavepeeps go with the flow!
Let's track the Greyhound north and attend a few pit stops with beer and food!
Well done cavepeeps, one of the more interesting reports I have read, with great pictures and detail...thank you so much.
james and colleen tucker XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:33 PM   #767
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Sorry to hear about the bike, it makes for quite the finale to your adventure though. Well done Cavebikers.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:44 PM   #768
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Eh? Help

I can not believe it! I rode through deep flood waters, attempted to get into Mexico twice and failed both times, all in one day. Now I’m in a hotel parking lot near Mc Allen TX calling for help over wi-fi. I guess I don’t know what else to do right now. Ahhhhh!

OK, here’s the scoop. I almost made it into Mexico with my truck and motorcycle trailer when the customs person asks me about my motorcycle. I told them it’s in Mexico and I’m here to get it and bring it back with my truck. They tell me that No Way can I clear in two vehicles into Mexico at the same time. I first need to clear out the motorcycle before I can clear in the truck. I’m hosed with a capital H.

Proposal: If anyone lives near Mc Allen TX and has a vehicle with a trailer hitch and is willing to pick me and my trailer up and drive into Mexico 70 miles to pick up the cavebike please give me a call. I just bought a cell phone, the number is 715-523-2698. <-- this is the corrected number

(Is anybody out there?)
I will be looking for a cheaper hotel and it may not have wi-fi so a phone call is my best hope. I will check emails later also if possible --> belizebiker@yahoo.com

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Old 07-24-2008, 08:26 PM   #769
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I posted this over in Regionals. There's gotta be someone around there.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:51 PM   #770
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If the truck is also in Heidi's name she can get a vehicle permit for it, assuming she's still with you. Then you both can go in the truck to get the bike. Dan
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:26 PM   #771
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If the truck is also in Heidi's name she can get a vehicle permit for it, assuming she's still with you. Then you both can go in the truck to get the bike. Dan
Bummer, Heidi is not with me and the truck is only in my name. (Why did I do that?) I feel so alone.........
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:50 PM   #772
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Can't you pay someone in the town the bike is in to bring it to the 'no permit zone' isn't that sixty miles in? You can drive to the check point and pick the bike up there. You just drive through the border and don't have to stop until the 'second border'
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:47 AM   #773
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Can't you pay someone in the town the bike is in to bring it to the 'no permit zone' isn't that sixty miles in? You can drive to the check point and pick the bike up there. You just drive through the border and don't have to stop until the 'second border'
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Good idea but the bike is in the middle of nowhere, 70 miles south of Reynosa. Plan-C is get into Reynosa somehow and wander around looking for someone to get and tow the bike to the border. Once I have the bike across the border I am set.

I need to start practicing some Spanish phrases, now…..

?? Whats this 'no permit zone' thing all about. Can I drive in 60 miles without a vehicel permit?
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:04 AM   #774
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?? Whats this 'no permit zone' thing all about. Can I drive in 60 miles without a vehicel permit?
I don't know specifically about Reynosa but the no-permit zone is usually about 15 miles and, yes, you can drive in that zone w/o a permit. Many people in a place like Reynosa speak English so it shouldn't be too hard to find someone with a truck to get your bike and bring it back to the border area; though it will probably cost you a couple of hundred dollars. I'd start by talking to a taxi driver and ask if he knows anyone. Do not forget to cancel the temporary importation permit for the bike before you leave Mexico. Dan
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:23 AM   #775
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call me

Tom, give me a call 713.591.9744 I have been trying to ring your cell, but no answer.

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Old 07-25-2008, 07:34 AM   #776
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Found a guy in mcallen who may be able to help,answer your phone
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:43 AM   #777
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Eh?

O crap! I gave the wrong number

My Phone Number is 715-523-2698
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:12 AM   #778
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:25 AM   #779
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:25 AM   #780
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The no permit zone varies, 60 miles seems to be normal from the California border, I don't know about Texas. You do NOT need a permit until you hit the second check point, simply drive in to Mexico and keep going, no stopping, it's legal, the information is available on the WWW. Make sure your 'help' from Texas have documents to return to USA! Don't despair cavebiker this is all part of the adventure and although it is difficult and expensive for you it makes GREAT STORY.
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