ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Trip Planning > Americas
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-20-2013, 09:37 PM   #18376
SkizzMan
There, that's it
 
SkizzMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Austin, Tx.
Oddometer: 8,662
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeMike View Post
Mexico DF is one of the worst places to ride a bike unless you are working for a pharmacy or a pizzeria. Or you can follow someone who has it wired. But you'll get tired of the traffic.
There are about 999,999,999 better destinations in Mexico.
Tell your friends to meet you in Oaxaca.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockymountainoyster View Post
Getting to the border this time of year will be a major challenge. Days short, weather unpredictable and at the least damn cold. There are those who would disagree with me but 300 mi/day is a bit ambitious if you want to do much other than ride your moto and have a very superficial experience of the place. Riding tired and pressed for time in MX not the best idea. Remember rule #1: Don't Ride at Night. This rule is not for sissies, it is for survivors. Mexico City is very difficult. Great place to ride in taxis.
True. Mexico City is a tough town to ride around in. One wrong turn can cost you big in time. But it can also be a hoot and a holler of a place to hooligan around on a bike. Especially if you have a good bike for it and a general sense of the town's layout. And an airhorn.
__________________
"You don't take photos for yourself, you take them for the old man you will become - if you are lucky." - Falang

"As long as there's a horizon and I can see it, then I want to know what's there, mentally, physically and visually" - rtwpaul
SkizzMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 09:40 PM   #18377
eakins
Butler Maps
 
eakins's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Oddometer: 19,131
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sjoerd Bakker View Post
Stormdog , since 8.5 hours riding time from Mexicali to Banamichi
is really too much to expect for one riding day in comfort the
simple solution is to spread the ride over TWO days with an
overnight hotel in Sonoyta or Caborca , both good.
That way you can ride relaxed with attention to the road and
scenery. And no need to rush for the toll route which takes a
more northern path than the old free road.
It is a vacation trip after all ? Either route will get you to Santa Ana and Magdalena
where you get on the state roads to
Banamichi
or take the coastal road and check out Puerto Penasco for a day or 2.
then there looks like a sweet paved road from magdalena to sinoquipe along the rio sonora.
__________________
Butler Maps - motorcycle maps for riders by riders -
Alaska
NM map COBDR AZBDR IDBDR South East map
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717
Butler Maps website:
http://www.butlermaps.com
eakins is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 09:41 PM   #18378
eakins
Butler Maps
 
eakins's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Oddometer: 19,131
Quote:
Originally Posted by stormdog View Post
Sjoerd
I do not mind the 8.5 hour ride but I doubt I will be crossing the border till 10 am ish and breaking out of Mexicali is somewhat time consuming. Caborca or magdelana were my planned stopping points for the first night anyway so I think I will stick with plan "A" Just the talk of Banamichi got me rethinking my plan.
it will be faster staying in the US then and taking I-8 > 1-19 nogales crossing vrs mex 2.
__________________
Butler Maps - motorcycle maps for riders by riders -
Alaska
NM map COBDR AZBDR IDBDR South East map
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717
Butler Maps website:
http://www.butlermaps.com
eakins is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 01:17 AM   #18379
rockymountainoyster
Studly Adventurer
 
rockymountainoyster's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Back in the San Juan Mountains
Oddometer: 983
DF Hooligans with Airhorns

Schizz, you must have met some of the boys from DF BMW club. Cool place but don't think I have the cajones to ride there without escort.
__________________
The Way South http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=849812
rockymountainoyster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 06:01 AM   #18380
jimmex
Guero con moto
 
jimmex's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2003
Location: West Texas
Oddometer: 2,788
Biggest challenge of riding in DF is navigation.
__________________
Guero from Texas
COHVCO
AMA
PAPA
SJTR
jimmex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 06:25 AM   #18381
MikeMike
Beastly Adventurer
 
MikeMike's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Oddometer: 4,150
Not to mention restrictions, too.
Not even a bike could have navigated the traffic chaos which the indecisiveness of Peña Nieto created, yesterday. The infamous "on again off again" parade also shut down the airport for 2 hours. Chilangos live in hell half the time with protests, marchs, sit downs, plate restrictions, construction, etc...
Nice place to visit for a few days, but with so much excellent riding available, why bother with something that is traffic on steroids? Not to mention what you will be breathing in when a thermal inversion hits or riding in when it floods and the sewers back up.
MikeMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 07:04 AM   #18382
Kiko
Beastly Adventurer
 
Kiko's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Jalisco, Mexico 45825
Oddometer: 1,838
DF > Desmadre Fuerte
__________________
Conmigo piscas, y no moloncos.
Kiko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 07:07 AM   #18383
Turkeycreek
Gringo Viejo
 
Turkeycreek's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Banámichi, Sonora, Mexico
Oddometer: 1,183
Quote:
Originally Posted by eakins View Post
then there looks like a sweet paved road from magdalena to sinoquipe along the rio sonora.
Eakins,
Hwy 54 from Magdalena to Sinoquipe is a great ride with lots of elevation changes, twisties and incredible vistas.

The town of Curcurpe is interesting for petroglyphs and the partially restored Jesuit mission with brick arches.

The current issue is the pavement or what passes for pavement. But don't let the road conditions dissuade you, just pay attention and slow down and avoid the potholes. The pluses far outweigh the minuses. To be conservative, allow at least 45 mins extra time. Sonora 089 from Sinoquipe to Banamichi is in good shape.

My wife or I drive that road about once month and hotel visitors from Tucson and PHX use this road.
__________________
Mexico - Dream, Discover, Ride
Hotel Los Arcos, Northern Sonora's Motorcycle Haven
http://www.losarcossonora.com
Turkeycreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 07:17 AM   #18384
Hektoglider
One with Life
 
Hektoglider's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Lone Pine Ontario (or travelling)
Oddometer: 2,536

We bypassed the DF, and could see the "air" coming up the valley . Looked pretty bad.
__________________
Ride Our World
Hektoglider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 08:28 AM   #18385
SkizzMan
There, that's it
 
SkizzMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Austin, Tx.
Oddometer: 8,662
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hektoglider View Post

We bypassed the DF, and could see the "air" coming up the valley . Looked pretty bad.
Looks like you took the newer cuota that runs from PeriNorte to Sta. Fe? That's a nice way around but not cheap.
__________________
"You don't take photos for yourself, you take them for the old man you will become - if you are lucky." - Falang

"As long as there's a horizon and I can see it, then I want to know what's there, mentally, physically and visually" - rtwpaul

SkizzMan screwed with this post 11-21-2013 at 10:09 AM
SkizzMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #18386
MikeMike
Beastly Adventurer
 
MikeMike's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Oddometer: 4,150
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hektoglider View Post
We bypassed the DF, and could see the "air" coming up the valley . Looked pretty bad.
Mexico City DF!
Come for the incredible attractions and stay for the air you can taste!
MikeMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 10:07 AM   #18387
SkizzMan
There, that's it
 
SkizzMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Austin, Tx.
Oddometer: 8,662
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockymountainoyster View Post
Schizz, you must have met some of the boys from DF BMW club. Cool place but don't think I have the cajones to ride there without escort.
Have driven MC numerous times. Only ridden MC twice. Once on the H-D then on the KLR after Copper Canyon. Both times solo. The H-D was a lotta work. The KLR was pure joy. Enjoyed several days of DF day-tripping. What a town!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmex View Post
Biggest challenge of riding in DF is navigation.
You said it. Tough, tough town to navigate. Staying with locals who help me with routing is a big plus.
__________________
"You don't take photos for yourself, you take them for the old man you will become - if you are lucky." - Falang

"As long as there's a horizon and I can see it, then I want to know what's there, mentally, physically and visually" - rtwpaul
SkizzMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 10:14 AM   #18388
MikeMike
Beastly Adventurer
 
MikeMike's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Oddometer: 4,150
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchizzMan View Post
Tough, tough town to navigate. Staying with locals who help me with routing is a big plus.
Chaly, Schizz! There are pages upon pages of "escorts" in the yellow pages in Mexico City DF.

They are all expert riders.
MikeMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 10:19 AM   #18389
SkizzMan
There, that's it
 
SkizzMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Austin, Tx.
Oddometer: 8,662
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeMike View Post
Chaly, Schizz! There are pages upon pages of "escorts" in the yellow pages in Mexico City DF.

They are all expert riders.
I'm not ATTGAT for THAT!!
__________________
"You don't take photos for yourself, you take them for the old man you will become - if you are lucky." - Falang

"As long as there's a horizon and I can see it, then I want to know what's there, mentally, physically and visually" - rtwpaul
SkizzMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 10:31 AM   #18390
Hektoglider
One with Life
 
Hektoglider's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Lone Pine Ontario (or travelling)
Oddometer: 2,536
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchizzMan View Post
Looks like you took the newer cuota that runs from PeriNorte to Sta. Fe? That's a nice way around but not cheap.
No we bypassed quota taking the backroad

Some tricky navigation but great riding

On our way to the really good stuff
__________________
Ride Our World
Hektoglider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015