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Old 10-30-2013, 01:34 PM   #18076
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Riding in Chihuahua, from Chihuahua (city) to Ojinaga (Presidio)?

Here's a tip:



Stay on the libre!

You'll see the cuota option a chunk of miles after Aldama. Save your pesos and don't be bored. Ride the libre through Coyame.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:38 PM   #18077
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SR: thanks for shipping me more gifts!
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #18078
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SR: thanks for shipping me more gifts!
I like!!

Wow all that fresh new rubber should last me at least a month or two

Just getting, started so you may need to make some extra room in the garage. Apologies if you have to put the 500EXC out in the driveway for a couple of weeks. I'll get there as soon as I can.

In November the Spurs play Golden State on Friday the 8th and then Cleveland on Saturday the 23rd. See how I'm thinking!

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Old 10-30-2013, 04:55 PM   #18079
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Enjoyed those video clips. Did you notice All the GS's in the Real de Catorce video. About 1:12 into the clip. More places to put on the list....
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:56 PM   #18080
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Is Marfa Safe?
I got to see the Prada shoe store art exhibit west of Marfa before it was vandalized. Judging from the way it looks today, I would have to say, NO, Marfa is not safe.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:39 AM   #18081
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I got to see the Prada shoe store art exhibit west of Marfa before it was vandalized.
George, no worries, it was probably moved to the site of a national BMW rally.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:22 AM   #18082
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Enjoyed those video clips. Did you notice All the GS's in the Real de Catorce video. About 1:12 into the clip. More places to put on the list....


On the subject of Real 14 and GSs in Mexico: Fred Fletcher lost his final drive on the road out of Real a few years ago.

Down off the mountain, he tried his cell phone, got a signal, and was able to connect with his Mexico insurance carrier - they arranged a truck to come get his bike and transport it to Monterrey. He worked the problem from there.

Lot's of folks don't understand the many side benefits of carrying Mexico insurance - they're still at the "first glance" stage and think it's only for accidents.

PS - Tom says you stayed at Los Arcos and are quite the interesting personality!
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:29 AM   #18083
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I got to see the Prada shoe store art exhibit west of Marfa before it was vandalized. Judging from the way it looks today, I would have to say, NO, Marfa is not safe.


Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset (from Denmark and Norway), constructed Prada Marfa in 2005 as an art project and almost expected it to devolve into the sand.

The site is located west of Marfa, roughly 35 miles on US 90, but easier to locate if you use the village of Valentine as a marker - it's roughly a mile and a half outside of Valentine, on the way up to I-10.

TexDOT is currently evaluating the legal aspects of the display, and might consider it an illegal billboard and take it down.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:00 AM   #18084
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If word gets out...
This could be the first time a Mexican national BMW rally would be held at a site outside of Mexico.
Plenty of free parking!
Plenty of rubber chicken!
I wish I had a shot of those panniers with the Louis Vuitton decorative stickers on them!
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:11 AM   #18085
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Wow all that fresh new rubber should last me at least a month or two

Just getting, started so you may need to make some extra room in the garage. Apologies if you have to put the 500EXC out in the driveway for a couple of weeks. I'll get there as soon as I can.


These two rear tires are Dunlop MX51 Geomax. I know that only because I looked at your order sheet inside the shipment.

Are these more of the same for you or are you experimenting?

Sweet moto shoes for off-roading the Sierra

The tread pattern looks hugely aggressive up close now that I can see them for myself - I like them, I'm jealous, and I'm not sure I'm going to tell you they arrived
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:12 AM   #18086
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Be the talk of your next GS owners club meeting!

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Old 10-31-2013, 07:17 AM   #18087
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Found this on your tire choice SR - what a sales pitch!

Roughly $87 each at Motorcycle Superstore

Sierra Madre rocks or Baja sand - I think you found a good tire
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:32 AM   #18088
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That tire is just about the opposite of the Shinko 705s I have setting in the garage. Riding the 51 on pavement would have to feel like ya had a tank track on back.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:13 AM   #18089
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Those MX51s are the stock tire on my WR450F. I really like them so why change. Right now I'm running weird Czechoslovakian Mitas brand tires that I got in Torreon and threw on in a pinch. They cost $120 in Mexico and are worth about $40. I will be happy to get those Dunlops back on.

I'll save over $300USD by buying those 3 tires in the US instead of Mexico, which will pay for all of my gas for traveling plus dinner at Joe's Crab Shack down at the Riverwalk. Mexico enjoy your ridiculously high import taxes while I go shopping in Texas? Viva USA!

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Old 10-31-2013, 08:48 AM   #18090
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