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Old 10-29-2013, 07:35 PM   #18076
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I feel sure that the story is inaccurate, to use a political correct term. To many statements didn't jive with my experiences in Mexico plus I meet the author some years ago.

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Yes, and you can choose to believe it or not believe it.
Personally, I have yet to see a fully loaded GS with two people aboard moving at 100mph.
But I would sure like to on a slow day when I feel the need for some entertainment. Following a GS doing that for a hundred miles on coast roads would provide it.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:12 PM   #18077
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Interesting article:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/tr...l?ref=americas
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:05 PM   #18078
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Your bike's registration is all you need, along with passport (or passport card) and DL
Much appreciated, pretty excited to go south.

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Old 10-30-2013, 02:14 AM   #18079
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Will NOT have title but will have registration and ins in my name as title takes 3 weeks to get back from Ca. DMV. No aliens anywhere.
What do you think?

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Sorry about the confusion. You only need an original registration document (with the colored numbers) in your name, not the actual title document itself. But obviously to get the registration document, you need to process the title change at the DMV. But you can travel before receiving the title document as long as you have an original registration document in your name which I know AAA will give you over the counter, and maybe the DMV will do the same
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:51 AM   #18080
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Thanks, Jimmy. Some interesting history in there (Senor Frog's for example) and the mention of Neal Cassady having previously visited Mexico was noteworthy. I thought his first trip to Mexico was when he died in Mexico.

Kerouac was way out of sync, very far ahead of his time, not so much a writer as a true artist with words

I read an article in a classic bike mag once about a guy who rode a sublime old Guzzi and when the spirit moved him he would write poetry on his bike with a sharpie. Precisely something I believe Kerouac would have enjoyed seeing done.

Kerouac had the gift of being able to transcribe the words the wind speaks when you are on the road, most people go through life and never hear them.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:00 AM   #18081
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The whole article was interesting. I mused on this excerpt:

"As I sat soaking my feet in the rooftop pool at the renovated Hotel Freeman, Mazatlán’s first hotel tower, I could understand why the gringos came. The view ran up and down the Pacific coast, from the green islands offshore to the winding road heading south toward Puerto Vallarta. A light breeze kept me cool. The only sound came from the old elevator lurching to various floors."

Several of us being fortunate that Going South took us up that elevator to that poolside bar on the Freeman rooftop a few months ago, and shared that view.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:14 AM   #18082
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Jimmex may be the only one interested in this because he and I are just a few days distant from having been in Marfa as part of a Mexico sojourn, but Lonestar's The Chinati Mountains is an example of the most delicious writing style I've found in Ride Reports in a long, long time.

Funky Marfa, Texas. Something different as a jumping off point for visiting Mexico.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:23 AM   #18083
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Amanda Martinez's Ingredients For A Good Life - Mexico

Singer Amanda Martinez's easy style, insights, and love for Mexico make for enjoyable viewing.











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Old 10-30-2013, 05:31 AM   #18084
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Funky Marfa, Texas. Something different as a jumping off point for visiting Mexico.
Is Marfa Safe?

No Country for Old Men and Giant, only two of the flicks shot in and around.

Even something for Pirate 'Kenny Powers' John with the infamous Marfa Lights.

It's like northern Saskatchewan, but there are no moose.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:40 AM   #18085
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No Country for Old Men and Giant, only two of the flicks shot in and around.


This guy is actually the lone banker of Marfa, an extra cast by the Coen Brothers, to be executed by the odd pneumatic device carried by Anton Chigurh.

He still lives and works in Marfa today.

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Old 10-30-2013, 05:53 AM   #18086
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the lone banker of Marfa, an extra cast by the Coen Brothers, to be executed by the odd pneumatic device carried by Anton Chigurh.
The irony in that scene, with the background info, is what makes the Coen bros. what they are.
A banker being done in by a rabid socialist millionaire.
Now that's entertainment!
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:19 PM   #18087
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RMO on the air now KOTO.org. until 3PM MDT. Tomorrow morning 9-12. Listen up.
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:32 PM   #18088
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RMO on the air now KOTO.org. until 3PM MDT. Tomorrow morning 9-12. Listen up.
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:40 PM   #18089
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Would love to be sitting in a Telluride brew pub listening to koto.org right now and a fire going in the background.

Nice big stein of Hayek IPA por favor
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:58 PM   #18090
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koto.org & RMO streamed, and a pint of



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