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Old 06-25-2013, 08:00 PM   #16426
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Moto parking deluxe....



West out of Monterrey?.........

Skip Saltillo guys

Run 1 more hour (mas o menos) out of Saltillo and stay at the El Farol in Parras

Again, only If you are going West (40), not south (57) out of Saltillo to DF or San Miguel

Plan on a weekend arrival? Call to reserve.

There are other options in Parras, but this is what you want
Cash or AmEx only, BTW.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:15 PM   #16427
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After Zacatecas

Soooo, hung around Zacatecas El Centro for awhile trying to connect with my friend and failing miserably when I heard from pilot815's dad, RW66. So I bailed on Zac and rode up to Fresnillo to meet Roy and his Triumph Tiger. Roy bought me dinner and put me up for the night then treated me to breakfast the next day. Good company and a solid rider, too. He's been working in Mexico for many years and is a good friend and resource for adv riders passing through so be sure to look him up when passing that way.

Roy and his Tiger



After breakfast with Roy Saturday I took off for Mazatlan bypassing Durango and mixing it up on the new cuota and the best sections of the Espinazo del Diablo before checking in at El Cid to wait for Trice, SR and the guys to get in.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:20 PM   #16428
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I dread entering Texas tomorrow (Colombia) and sharing the road with IPhone using drivers
This is always a shock to me when I cross back. It's like they are trying to kill me as soon as I cross the bridge. Is riding in the US safe?
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:24 PM   #16429
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Schizz,

Good on ya for checking out Plateros
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:37 AM   #16430
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Waiting on the sun.

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Old 06-26-2013, 04:44 AM   #16431
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Waiting on the sun.
But not the roosters, I'm betting.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:26 AM   #16432
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+1 Plateros is a very worthwhile stop over. The Temple of the Santo Nino de Atocha can't really be described but must be experienced. Also in the area, the mining museum in Fresnillo is a worthwhile stop.

The Plateros church is the 2nd or 3rd most visited church in Mexico. It is amazing to see all the tour busses there each weekend...it is very interesting for such a small nowhere pueblo that they get so many visitors to the church....the Santo Niño de Atocha is very well known and respected in the area.
+1 on the mine tour....the last 100 yards as you come out of the top of the mine will test your stamina.......worth a visit...however it is open only on Sat and Sun.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:38 PM   #16433
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Gracias, Trice
Lets call it a cultural exchange. I also have a bottle for you as promised. Only 10 cases of this 2007 vintage remain...sorry only 9 now
I hope to have a chance this winter to visit Casa Madero in person.
Just got back to the Casona here in San Antonio

I'll figure out how to ship you your Casa Madero en la mañana

Looking forward to the Quails' Gate!

I'm certain I'm in for something much more refined than my usual pairing of gas station wine and cheeze whiz
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:00 PM   #16434
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This is always a shock to me when I cross back. It's like they are trying to kill me as soon as I cross the bridge. Is riding in the US safe?
Ditto on all of that. When I got back into San Diego County, California, USA I encountered numerous homicidal idiots distracted by everything other than the task at hand. Sorry to say that some of them, the ones driving the fastest, bore Mexican plates. This dissipated with some distance from the border. Soccer moms in SUV's on cell phones... jeesh.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:35 PM   #16435
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But not the roosters, I'm betting.
One was already at it while I was taking pix.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #16436
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The Plateros church is the 2nd or 3rd most visited church in Mexico. It is amazing to see all the tour busses there each weekend...it is very interesting for such a small nowhere pueblo that they get so many visitors to the church....the Santo Niño de Atocha is very well known and respected in the area.
+1 on the mine tour....the last 100 yards as you come out of the top of the mine will test your stamina.......worth a visit...however it is open only on Sat and Sun.
So I get home, unpack, then head out for groceries where I encounter this


This also followed me home. Best Malbec ever.


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Old 06-27-2013, 01:42 AM   #16437
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Shipping a bike to Mex City

I dont mean to derail this thread from epic riding and fine wine, but I do have a question:

I find it increasingly difficult to take enough time off to ride my bike from LA to South Mexico, so I have 2 choices left.

Either break the ride into many 2-3 day segments or (here comes original question) ship the bike.
I can ship it either from San Diego or within Mexico itself.
I heard about a train service from TJ to DF, but nobody seems to know any concrete evidence.

Has any of you Mex Vets shipped a bike?

And yes. I know its a crime NOT to ride through Mexico, but my job is more important...

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Old 06-27-2013, 03:03 AM   #16438
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I dont mean to derail this thread from epic riding and fine wine, but I do have a question:

I find it increasingly difficult to take enough time off to ride my bike from LA to South Mexico, so I have 2 choices left.

Either break the ride into many 2-3 day segments or (here comes original question) ship the bike.
I can ship it either from San Diego or within Mexico itself.
I heard about a train service from TJ to DF, but nobody seems to know any concrete evidence.

Has any of you Mex Vets shipped a bike?

And yes. I know its a crime NOT to ride through Mexico, but my job is more important...

David
It will be interesting to see the replies to this one! My first question would be how do you deal with TVIP without being there in person? Cu$toms broker? I imagine you could take the bike across at TJ yourself and then ship it with a common carrier or by rail. I have a moto friend who owns a trucking company in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, near DF. PM me if you want his contact info. You also might get one of the Mexican riders to ride it down for you once you get it across the border with TVIP.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:16 AM   #16439
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I dont mean to derail this thread from epic riding and fine wine, but I do have a question:

I find it increasingly difficult to take enough time off to ride my bike from LA to South Mexico, so I have 2 choices left.

Either break the ride into many 2-3 day segments or (here comes original question) ship the bike.
I can ship it either from San Diego or within Mexico itself.
I heard about a train service from TJ to DF, but nobody seems to know any concrete evidence.

Has any of you Mex Vets shipped a bike?

And yes. I know its a crime NOT to ride through Mexico, but my job is more important...

David
No problem shipping w/i Mexico, but I doubt shipping from USA to Mexico will be feasible. Saludos, Jim
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:11 AM   #16440
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I dont mean to derail this thread from epic riding and fine wine, but I do have a question:

I find it increasingly difficult to take enough time off to ride my bike from LA to South Mexico, so I have 2 choices left.

Either break the ride into many 2-3 day segments or (here comes original question) ship the bike.
I can ship it either from San Diego or within Mexico itself.
I heard about a train service from TJ to DF, but nobody seems to know any concrete evidence.

Has any of you Mex Vets shipped a bike?

And yes. I know its a crime NOT to ride through Mexico, but my job is more important...

David
David - here's your LINK

Their number is (713) 957-4812

I'd give those pros a call and put your question to them. They might be able to do it, or if they're into bigger projects, they might be able to point you in the direction someone who can do it.

TVIP: Get the TVIP online and ship it with the bike

I haven't had any coffee yet so I may be able to come up with other/better ideas. This is what you get from me for now before caffeine
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