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Old 11-03-2011, 07:08 PM   #4996
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Looking forward to hearing the story. A few years ago we were heading down to Copper Canyon and planned on spending the night in Madera (sp?). Some of our party decided to go hotdogging jost out of town and one of them crashed. He fractured his clavicle and broke a couple of ribs and sustained the usual bruises and abrasions. Our friend unwisely chose to ride with no insurance. He spent the next few days riding in a truck in great discomfort. He wasn't real smart.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:41 PM   #4997
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Got up this morning in Terlingua and headed out for San Antonio. Arrived in town, first stop University Hospital to check out Carl, a.k.a. WhiskeySmith, resting comfortably in bed.



He'll be there for some more days of treatment then hopefully released.

The story of how he crashed, was transported back to Parral, treated in the Mexican hospital, transported to Chihuahua, and flown to San Antonio is a tale for the ages. We'll try to put this together in the coming week.
Warms the heart to see that big smiling mug if his. Even if his tongue no longer fits in his mouth. Did he tongue-plant outside Balleza?

Will come down Sat for a visit.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:57 PM   #4998
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the situation for me was a sunset swim and then fish tacos w/ a beer.


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I was in Neuvo Progresso Monday and Tuesday last week for the follow up to my implants at the dentist in March.
I didn't take the bike across the border mainly because I didn't have time to go anywhere interesting. I also didn't want the border hassle reentering the states.
The armoured car that was stationed there in March and the soldiers were gone. Guess that means all is well now ?

I got pulled over for speeding just as I was about to get on 77 north . I wasn't given a ticket due to the LEO telling me he was ammused by my mode of travel {nearing the short end of a 6500 mile ride on a 30 y.o. Yamaha }, But when I told him I'd been to the dentist in Mexico, he got all conserned.
"Sir are you aware of the situation in Mexico ?"

Well yeah, I've just come from there,was there yesterday and two days in March. It is what it is.

The thing that struck me as funny was if the guy was on the other side of the border and speaking Spanish there's no way I would have known he was from the U.S. side of the fence.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:11 AM   #4999
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I Fell in Love With a Mexican Girl





Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
I fell in love with a Mexican girl
Nighttime would find me in Rosa's cantina
Music would play and Feleena would whirl

Blacker than night where the eyes of Feleena
Wicked and evil while casting her spell
My love was deep for this Mexican maiden
I was in love, but in vain I could tell

One night a wild young cowboy came in
Wild as the West Texas wind
Dashing and daring, a drink he was sharing
With wicked Feleena, the girl that I loved

So in anger
I challenged his right for the love of this maiden
Down went his hand for the gun that he wore
My challenge was answered in less than a heartbeat
The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor

Just for a moment I stood there in silence
Shocked by the foul, evil deed I had done
Many thoughts raced through my mind as I stood there
I had but one chance and that was to run

Out through the back door of Rosa's I ran
Out where the horses were tied
I caught a good one, it looked like it could run
Up on its back and away I did ride

Just as fast as
I could from the West Texas town of El Paso
Out to the badlands of New Mexico

Back in El Paso my life would be worthless
Everything's gone in life, nothing is left
It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden
My love is stronger than my fear of death

I saddle up and away I did go
Riding alone in the dark
Maybe tomorrow a bullet will find me
Tonight nothing's worse than this pain in my heart

And at last here
I am on the hill overlooking El Paso
I can see Rosa's cantina below
My love is strong and it pushes me onward
Down off the hill to Feleena I go

Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys
Off to my left are a dozen and more
Shouting and shooting I can't let them catch me
I have to make it to Rosa's back door

Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
A deep burning pain in my side
Though I am trying to stay in the saddle
I'm getting weary, unable to ride

But my love for
Feleena is strong, and I rise where I've fallen
Though I am weary I can't stop to rest
I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle
I feel the bullet go deep in my chest

From out of nowhere Feleena has found me
Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side
Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for
One little kiss and Feleena, goodbye.

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Old 11-04-2011, 08:11 AM   #5000
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:35 AM   #5001
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Greetings gents,

We're preparing for a trip down to Puerto Penasco around New Years (Big Stick and myself). We're taking the families to an all inclusive South of town, then planning on splitting off for a couple of days to ride.

My lovely wife is concerned about us riding in mejico due to recent warnings from the State Department blah blah...

Curious if anyone has been riding down in the area recently and if there are any specifics you can help me with.
Any specific do's / don'ts

We're thinking of riding up to the top of the Sea of Cortez and back along beaches. My only concern was stumbling across a drug shipment etc out in the middle of no where.

Any specific experiences / guidance / etc, would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-04-2011, 08:44 AM   #5002
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Curious if anyone has been riding down in the area recently and if there are any specifics you can help me with.
Any specific do's / don'ts
The answer to this question is contained in this thread - skim the 2011 posts alone for all you need to know. Fun stuff like song lyrics are optional reading.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:38 AM   #5003
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Hilarious
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #5004
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Some specific do s and don't s are well outlined in the EL PASO video Trice has posted.
I liked the song when it first came out and it always runs through my mind when I' m around El Paso especially when on the scenic overlook on Scenic Drive and I try to imagine how the town must have looked whbn it was just a village on the Rio Bravo, a ribbon of green between the desert hills.It is unclear if the cowboy actually enters Mexico ,doesn't matter , everything sound s like it happened in Texas and NM.


Clearly the song is instructive not to carry weapons " for protection" , not to have an oversupply of hormones while getting drunked up in a cantina and then letting hormones and booze overcome reasoned logical, civilized behaviour. Result in the song is a murder of "passion" and the cowboy pays for it in the end when he again lets the hormones overcome his better judgement. Muerte.

I still like the song and I prefer the video I have always had in my mind, but now I will also carry the Steve Martin version too.. Hilarious
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:24 PM   #5005
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Greetings gents,
My only concern was stumbling across a drug shipment etc out in the middle of no where.

Any specific experiences / guidance / etc, would be greatly appreciated.

LR

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Old 11-04-2011, 02:53 PM   #5006
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Pissed *#%)&!@$%

You guys are making me insanely jealous. None of my wimpy friends will reconsider. I'm contemplating riding solo to the Copper Canyon and on to Mazatlan via the 'Espinazo'. I'm 68 and in good health and if I wait...and wait...and wait I'll run out of time.

Note to tricepilot; If you ever get to CT again PM me. I'll fill you full of (real) Italian food that you can't get in TX
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:13 PM   #5007
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You guys are making me insanely jealous. None of my wimpy friends will reconsider. I'm contemplating riding solo to the Copper Canyon and on to Mazatlan via the 'Espinazo'. I'm 68 and in good health and if I wait...and wait...and wait I'll run out of time.
Amigo, I'm more than 10 years younger than you and we are all running out of time

Mazatlan is about the neatest tropical city that I have ever been in, and I encourage you to do your trip ASAP.

Good luck!
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:15 PM   #5008
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You guys are making me insanely jealous. None of my wimpy friends will reconsider. I'm contemplating riding solo to the Copper Canyon and on to Mazatlan via the 'Espinazo'. I'm 68 and in good health and if I wait...and wait...and wait I'll run out of time.

Note to tricepilot; If you ever get to CT again PM me. I'll fill you full of (real) Italian food that you can't get in TX
If MiValeMadre is any indication then you should have at least another 10 years to get it done.

I recommend riding CC in a group of 3 or more in case you biff or break down though some ride it solo.

Every spring several groups of Advriders head out for Copper Canyon. Just watch the trip-planning threads and ask to join in the fun.
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:33 PM   #5009
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:44 PM   #5010
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Do it Joe, NOW!
Leave the wimps at home, you can have a great trip to CC by yourself. Ive done nearly all of my motorcycle trips through Mexico just by myself, survived quite nicely. Even with the KLR down to Batopilas it is not a problem solo.
Travelling solo just requires that you know and stay within your limits. Don't do anything silly just because it looks easy or macho.Think trough the potential mishaps if you face a questionable hazard . Me for instance, I can't swim and I hate wet feet so I refuse to do any water traverses with the bike if it is deeper than just below the axles or if it is running fast and steep.Don't need that excitement (glug gluG). Read the roads or tracks and if the trail gets too wild and dangerous there is no shame in turning around.If you can be happy riding only pavement and gravel roads ,,,,.... well, there is no limt to where you can go. Mind your manners, go slow, keep the rubberside down and have fun.

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