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Old 01-11-2012, 08:29 PM   #6061
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Perhaps whoever can make this possible IMS REGULARS (need a better, clever name) gathering will be honored with some good story telling.

I loves me some good story telling around a campfire. Perhaps at Koyote Ranch between Medina and Kerrville?
Venga! that sounds good
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:53 AM   #6062
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Who is the waterbed and stereo salesman in the picture posing with the airplane?
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:33 AM   #6063
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Looks like that airplane is missing some important parts.

Mexico is so lucky, because their aircraft and radio stations got the cool call letter- X
Couple of vids that go with this theme.




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Old 01-12-2012, 07:53 AM   #6064
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I'm just going to jump on here again, since I kind of lost track on my last post. I'm headed down to Mexico City on my GS, saturday. Probably just going to take 57 but may take some better roads if they don't take too much more time. I'm a week behind on my trip and I have to get there to work on a movie project (death in the family kept me here), so I have to make time. My plan is to leave as soon as I can Saturday night, make Laredo, stay overnight in Texas, cross the border first thing in the morning.
My questions: Do you recommend insurance? Can I get it easily, cheaply down there, I'll be there until march. What about insurance for my camera/computer etc? is that available? Any other documents I need, I've driven the route before but it was a few years ago, I have passport, title- what else is there?

Any suggestions are appreciated, and please do check out our kickstarterhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ey-of-old-john

Look forward to maybe seeing some of you on the way down there, if not on the way back up when I may have a little more time!
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:54 AM   #6065
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Get at least Mexico liability insurance, from mexadventure.com or bajabound.com or something like it.

I doubt you'll be able to insure your camera and computer. I could be wrong.

You'll need a TVIP, and you can get that at the aduana at Nuevo Laredo, but I go a bit west of Laredo, and cross at
the Colombia bridge. Hardly any traffic there.

You can use your Texas registration for the TVIP, you'll need your passport for the tourist card.

Have fun. Good project. Go find what happened to Old John.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #6066
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Free Mexican Air Force.
I always thought that the real modern Mexican Air Force were those neat turbine crop dusters that you see every so often.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:10 AM   #6067
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I always thought that the real modern Mexican Air Force were those neat turbine crop dusters that you see every so often.
Bet it's whatever it gets from their neighbors
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:32 PM   #6068
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I'm just going to jump on here again, since I kind of lost track on my last post. I'm headed down to Mexico City on my GS, saturday. Probably just going to take 57 but may take some better roads if they don't take too much more time. I'm a week behind on my trip and I have to get there to work on a movie project (death in the family kept me here), so I have to make time. My plan is to leave as soon as I can Saturday night, make Laredo, stay overnight in Texas, cross the border first thing in the morning.
My questions: Do you recommend insurance? Can I get it easily, cheaply down there, I'll be there until march. What about insurance for my camera/computer etc? is that available? Any other documents I need, I've driven the route before but it was a few years ago, I have passport, title- what else is there?

Any suggestions are appreciated, and please do check out our kickstarterhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ey-of-old-john

Look forward to maybe seeing some of you on the way down there, if not on the way back up when I may have a little
more time!

You will also need a sticker mas o menos like this one

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Old 01-12-2012, 12:47 PM   #6069
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:05 PM   #6070
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Also, that Jalpan - San Juan del Rio route is one I have heard about before, anybody have some on the road pictures they could post?











These are on the road to Rio Verde from Jalpan:










And if you take the side route to San Joaquin you can make a dirt passage to Zimapan that looks like this:







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Old 01-12-2012, 09:20 PM   #6071
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just about ready

Sounds like I'm close to ready. I have to leave Saturday night was going to just make the border then wake up early and cross and begin the trek. Is there any advantage to going through reynosa instead of laredo?
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:05 AM   #6072
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Sounds like I'm close to ready. I have to leave Saturday night was going to just make the border then wake up early and cross and begin the trek. Is there any advantage to going through reynosa instead of laredo?

Good luck buddy ., Hope you find Old John.If I was you I will look into crossing in Pierdas Negras- Eagle Pass Tx.
I dont know about Guatemala's law but you might want see in getting a working visa there too
If you start a thread for you trip post a link here so we can follow you, have fun y ve con Dios


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Old 01-13-2012, 04:47 AM   #6073
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Thanks for the pics, Miguelito.
Looks like a good route and it isn't too far from Veracruz.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:07 AM   #6074
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MAJOR ALERT REGARDING TRANSIT COPS IN JUAREZ!!

http://story.brazilsun.com/index.php...02609228/cs/1/
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:31 AM   #6075
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Is there any advantage to going through reynosa instead of laredo?
Not if the goal is making the fastest time to DF.
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