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Old 02-15-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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Okies and Arkies do Mexico

I have been wanting to go to Copper Canyon for a long time. I finally had the chance. I have ridden in Mexico a couple of times before but it was only around the border near Presidio, Tx There is a large group of guys, mostly from OK and AR that make this trek around this time of year, every year. One of the guys that always goes called me and said some of the guys, six to be exact were going to take dual sport bikes this year and ride to Copper Canyon and maybe even take the ferry over to Baja. Didn't have to think about it very long, sounded like a good time.

Will add pics and continue later.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:22 PM   #2
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Matt on his 520 getting ready to go over to the border to beg for mercy. The last time he was in Mexico he forgot to turn in his vehicle permit and visa when he returned. If you go to Mexico, don't forget to do this when you return. Gary and Rick are cheering him on.Buying insurance at the border.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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Chad when he still had all his stuff attached to his bike

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Old 02-15-2009, 08:44 PM   #4
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Signed up-I should have gone with you.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:51 PM   #5
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Signed up-I should have gone with you.
Yeah you should have. Maybe we will do it again next year. Don't know how much I will get posted. I have to leave tomorrow for CT with a bus. Will finish the report when I get back. Probably Thur.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:53 PM   #6
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Jeremy when we were still in Texas. Getting ready to cross the border. That rear tire looked a lot different after 2100 miles. He is the only guy I know of to ride a 450EXC 650 miles in one day.

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:59 PM   #7
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Matt at a low water bridge, just after crossing in Mexico.

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I guess I've been out of the loop . . . or just not paying attention I had no idea you were going to Mexico.

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Our original plan was to ride to Creel the first day but after getting such a late start because of all the delays at the border, getting the paper work sorted out, we only made to Chihuahua the first day. Found a really cool motel though. It was recommended by some other Americans we met at a little road side taco stand. Each room even had its own little garage to put the bikes in.

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Old 02-19-2009, 02:10 PM   #10
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I guess I've been out of the loop . . . or just not paying attention I had no idea you were going to Mexico.

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Yeah, just got back last week. Haven't had much time to work on the RR though. Are you going to Scipio this weekend for the trials ride?
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I'm probably going to ride down Saturday and play all day, but I don't think I'll be able to make the event on Sunday.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:20 PM   #12
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I'm probably going to ride down Saturday and play all day, but I don't think I'll be able to make the event on Sunday.
Do you still have the trials bike or did you have to cash it in for the WR?

I think I am going down Sun.
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The trials bike is still in my garage, but it's spoken for and will be shipping out in short order. I'm just taking the WR down to Scipio.
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At the end of each day I would go into the stats in my gps and take a pic of it and then zero it out for the next day, so I would have a record of what we did each day. Here is the first day.

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Old 02-19-2009, 02:31 PM   #15
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The trials bike is still in my garage, but it's spoken for and will be shipping out in short order. I'm just taking the WR down to Scipio.
You could ride the WR in the event. It would take a real man to do that. But then again it takes a real man to ride any kind of bike at Scipio, even on the regular trails. Just ask Highfive about it.
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