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Old 08-04-2013, 10:16 AM   #16996
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Maybe this can be a quick 'get your feet wet' trip if you've never been to Mexico, however, and few more days heading south, and you'll get to see the good stuff. See if you can squeeze in another couple days.

Anyhoo, don't go to Mexico, you'll probably just want to go back.
If we were to stick it out an extra couple of days and head further south....where would you recommend we go?

Thanks again!
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:58 AM   #16997
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West of Monterrey/Saltillo:

Parras de la Fuente

South/Southwest of Monterrey/Saltillo:

Real de Catorce

San Miguel de Allende/Guanajuato/Dolores Hidalgo**

**Best "bang for the buck" in one area. An easy 2 day ride from the border. I've done SMA to San Antonio in 1 day multiple times but do not recommend covering this type of distance in 1 day as an introductory ride into Mexico.

Pick any of the destinations mentioned and plug it into Google like this:

site:advrider.com San Miguel de Allende

You can change anything after "site:advrider.com" to your liking, the protocol will return pages of threads that already exist on whatever topic you choose. Browse to your heart's content.

Note that on all of these plans, you'll be largely on major cuota (toll) roads and not off the beaten path. Mx 85, 40, and/or 57 (the Grand Funk Railroad as I call it).

If I were you I'd go to San Miguel and spend about 4 days looking around the Jardin and the environs. Although its the most Americanized of all the places listed, you'll love the vibe, and you'll have an easy day ride to Guanajuato, the most international of the destinations listed (and a major university city). Dolores Hildalgo is pure history (and tile making).

Real de Catorce is a very unusual stop, well worth the visit but there's not much level about it, plus there is a long cobblestone ride up to the tunnel leading through the mountain into the town. Famous movie site.

Parras is the closest, basically just outside of Saltillo, a playground for the wealthy Saltillo families who park a second home there. Winemaking history galore.

Google using the protocols as described and see if any of this interests you. These are some good, but far from the only, options.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:02 PM   #16998
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Why would anyone believe anything that the Department of State says about anything? They are an integral part of the fear machine that is designed to keep us under control, not thinking for ourselves and herded like sheep. There is a black marble wall in Washington D.C. with the names of more than fifty thousand members of my generation that attests to the Department of State's, aided and abetted by the CIA and Executive Branch, ignorance and treachery. More recently do Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria ring a bell? The world is not a safe place and you certainly have no protection from the predations of our own government's highly secretive "security services". It is the "new world order". So, go ride your motorcycle in Mexico, but keep in mind that it is a risky business, you just might fall in love.
You've clearly been away from Mexico far too long, mi amigo bueno.

Take a deep cleansing breath and start planning your next ride. Soon it will be too dang cold to ride up there anyway.

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Old 08-04-2013, 01:09 PM   #16999
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West of Monterrey/Saltillo:

Parras de la Fuente

South/Southwest of Monterrey/Saltillo:

Real de Catorce

San Miguel de Allende/Guanajuato/Dolores Hidalgo**

**Best "bang for the buck" in one area. An easy 2 day ride from the border. I've done SMA to San Antonio in 1 day multiple times but do not recommend covering this type of distance in 1 day as an introductory ride into Mexico.

Pick any of the destinations mentioned and plug it into Google like this:

site:advrider.com San Miguel de Allende

You can change anything after "site:advrider.com" to your liking, the protocol will return pages of threads that already exist on whatever topic you choose. Browse to your heart's content.

Note that on all of these plans, you'll be largely on major cuota (toll) roads and not off the beaten path. Mx 85, 40, and/or 57 (the Grand Funk Railroad as I call it).

If I were you I'd go to San Miguel and spend about 4 days looking around the Jardin and the environs. Although its the most Americanized of all the places listed, you'll love the vibe, and you'll have an easy day ride to Guanajuato, the most international of the destinations listed (and a major university city). Dolores Hildalgo is pure history (and tile making).

Real de Catorce is a very unusual stop, well worth the visit but there's not much level about it, plus there is a long cobblestone ride up to the tunnel leading through the mountain into the town. Famous movie site.

Parras is the closest, basically just outside of Saltillo, a playground for the wealthy Saltillo families who park a second home there. Winemaking history galore.

Google using the protocols as described and see if any of this interests you. These are some good, but far from the only, options.
Pretty good "sampler" right there. Looking forward to my return to R14 in a few weeks. And Rayones, and Galeana, and Saltillo........

Will be Tyler's first ride into Mexico. Past the Border, that is. We did Reynosa and the hand-drawn ferry at Los Ebanos a coupla years ago on the Harleys. This time he's on a R1200GSW "WasserNoggin".
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #17000
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Pretty good "sampler" right there. Looking forward to my return to R14 in a few weeks. And Rayones, and Galeana, and Saltillo........
Like we talked about at Hut's in Austin....I love my "favorite haunts" in Mexico, but, for me anyway, time to branch out.

I'm still in "8th grade" compared to ADV dirt pros, but next month there's no return to "fill in the blank" for me.

SR babysat me on the ATV Ruta from Durango to Mazatlan, and with his guidance, I learned a ton about a part of Mexico that I will never forget.

Back roads Mexico draws me. As in remote back roads.

I hope Baja Bound makes me whimper. A friend asked me "what if you break a bone?"

Who wants that?

But expect about 6 weeks from now I begin to understand what the Baja aficionados were writing about. Close to all dirt Tecate to Cabo San Lucas.

Like my performance in high school and college, my grade might be a middle C.

But in the end, like before, I'm there for the after party.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:14 PM   #17001
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My goal in life is to ride Baja with Vinçeńitzio, aka, the Sultan of Fumar, #747 on your program, so I'm taking these next few months to "step it up" .
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #17002
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Heard In The Sierra Madre:

SR: "Tricepilot, you suck riding dirt bikes"

Tricepilot: "I want a second opinion!"

SR: "You're ugly too!"
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:23 PM   #17003
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:36 PM   #17004
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Sjoerd Bakker

Sjoerd

Bakker

Two names that mean Mexico for US and Canada riders

We can opine about riding Mexico, but Sjoerd remains my #1 icon for researching, and knowing, and understanding Mexico as far as a non-Mexican can know it.

He knew more before we didn't know what we should know

He's been on roads even the Mexican government didn't know about

No0bs may someday learn to love Mexico like Sjoerd does

But he is the original
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:44 PM   #17005
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:50 PM   #17006
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SR: "Tricepilot, you suck riding dirt bikes"

Tricepilot: "I want a second opinion!"

SR: "You're ugly too!"

Thats funny right there, I don't care who ya are, thats funny...
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:08 PM   #17007
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Pretty good "sampler" right there. Looking forward to my return to R14 in a few weeks. And Rayones, and Galeana, and Saltillo........
And its looking like I'll be joining you guys! Can't get enough Mexico!

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Old 08-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #17008
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Well, thank you! And you know, if you ever get yourself back down to this side of the volcanic axis, I'll be able to get that black and white shot of you riding that is missing from your garage wall.

Now, I know what you're thinking!

Something like this, eh?



No? Ok, ok, I've got it! Something like this!



But like my good old friend, and mutual friend of Salma Hayek,



the late Tyson the monkey once told me, over a plate of manos de jaiba azul and bottle of cane liquor,



Man, I miss that monkey. I still get a shiver, in the dark, when I think of how he ended up...



Stuffed and hanging on a bottle in a beachfront bar...

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Old 08-05-2013, 12:31 AM   #17009
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Attended a lecture by x CIA agent. He said. THe Cia is an intelligent agency, not an information agency. The only time you know they are lying is when their lips are moving.
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Only 101?
Oh snap! They need to update that.

As for government warnings, the one thing you learn very well while living in Mexico is that government is the last thing you will ever believe or rely upon.
Of course the US government, the Canadian government, whatever government is going to issue warnings. Because the moment some jackass gets in well over their head, they start shouting for consular assistance or diplomatic aid. Happens all the time. Too many people have become conditioned to rely upon government rather than themselves. That is not how nations were founded, nor how our ancestors lived their lives. Sadly it has become the norm. I remember hurricane Paulina very clearly, seeing the semi trucks loaded with aid for the people of Guerrero being held up by the military because the government wanted to be first in and distribute the aid. Mexican people will always help each other and they strongly distrust and dislike any government involvement because it always become politicized. Same thing happened when Stan nailed Tapachula with heavy rains. The worst was the earthquake in 1985 in Mexico City where the plane loads of aid sat on the runways while the government looted the resources and repackaged them with government logos and slogans. The tianguis were full of blankets and other products that had been looted and were for sale.
A little over a month ago, I was buying bread and ham and cheese to make a load of sandwiches for the people of Ursula Galvan during a "sandwich drive" to give the people at least one lunch and many local people here participated. Why? Because after some very heavy rains and flooding, the state government still had done absolutely nothing for the people. They didn't even lift a finger.
That's government at work.
Now, excuse me while I grow my beard longer and head from my cabin in the mountains. I'm outta here!
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:11 AM   #17010
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And its looking like I'll be joining you guys! Can't get enough Mexico!

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