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Old 03-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #13651
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How would I know where boys town was and if I was close to or in it?..
Cab drivers will be happy to show you ;)

I think it's due west of the Applebee's. The Applebee's is in a shopping center that's actually pretty upscale, and across the street from a Honda auto dealer. I think that if you exit from the shopping center and drive down the road next to the Honda dealer that you will run into Boys Town.

My one experience there was honestly running into it by sheer dumb "luck" one night when I was out looking for a bar and wanting a break from the Applebee's. I saw a bar behind a wall and realized where I was when I drove up to the police checkpoint.

I have heard that Laredo's Boys Town was getting dicey late at night, and that members of a certain cartel were regularly partying there. So the word was to get out before 10PM.


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Old 03-01-2013, 05:52 PM   #13652
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My moto is alive! And running well! The parts arrived today and we installed them correctly. No problems during warm up like I have recently described. Just returned from a 2.5 hour ride with no problems. Will be headed to El Salvador tomorrow.

Here is the SPOT link someone ask me for:
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Can a phone with Tigo minutes bought in Guatemala be used in El Salvador?


Excellent! I was working on my own bike today and thinking about you.


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Old 03-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #13653
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Hookers and beer??!! If I was a guy and if I drank al-cool, I'd be down for that.. But, alas, I am a solo female rider who doesn't drink. Ok, another couple questions......if I park my bike and go for a stroll,it will be there when I get back, right?

It's a Hayabusa, so not easy to lift, but not impossible,obviously. I guess,what i want to know,will bike and bags be there upon my return...And,are the lines terribly long depending on time of day,I realize.....

I think google told me its about a 7 hour ride from Beaumont Texas if I am not mistaken,yes?noMaybe?

Bridge #1 can back up. Avoid the 8AM and 5PM time frames.

In Laredo just go ahead and ride around everyone and go to the front of the line. If you don't sooner or later someone will tell you to go ahead because they expect motos and bicycles to go to the front.

Be careful at the toll booth on the Mexican side because they can be really, really oily. Not a good place for quick acceleration or a slip with the boots when you get on and off.

When you cross into Mexico you will get stopped by a red or green light. They will signal that you can go ahead (green light) or they want to inspect you (red light and a really loud siren). If you get the red light don't panic - it's 99% random. Just don't carry a gun or dope and you will be fine.


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Old 03-01-2013, 06:09 PM   #13654
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When you cross into Mexico you will get stopped by a red or green light.
This is what the Mexican government commonly refers to as an inspection based on a device using mechanical probability.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #13655
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How would I know where boys town was and if I was close to or in it?..
You would be surrounded by putas.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:23 PM   #13656
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This is what the Mexican government commonly refers to as an inspection based on a device using mechanical probability.
Don't think I've ever been stopped by a green light before.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:28 PM   #13657
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You would be surrounded by putas.

Well, yeah. There is that.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:34 PM   #13658
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Don't think I've ever been stopped by a green light before.
Happens all the time in Tampico!
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:42 PM   #13659
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This is what the Mexican government commonly refers to as an inspection based on a device using mechanical probability.
When I crossed into Piedras Negras a few days ago the light didn't go off but the guy with a rifle waved me over. I parked, the military (not customs) inspected my stuff.

They seemed bored as hell.

The last time the military went through my stuff they were very thorough but were very, very nice about putting everything back where it was, including my tool roll.

Is Mexico ;)


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Old 03-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #13660
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Don't think I've ever been stopped by a green light before.
You know this and I am trying to help the lady (and it's not a criticism of you so don't take it that way).

Doesn't the sign say something like "wait here" and then they signal you with red or green?


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Old 03-01-2013, 08:13 PM   #13661
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My moto is alive! And running well! The parts arrived today and we installed them correctly. No problems during warm up like I have recently described. Just returned from a 2.5 hour ride with no problems. Will be headed to El Salvador tomorrow.

Here is the SPOT link someone ask me for:
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...P8AtBSgg9Y4CkA


Can a phone with Tigo minutes bought in Guatemala be used in El Salvador?
What exactly were those parts Donnie ?
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:30 PM   #13662
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You know this and I am trying to help the lady (and it's not a criticism of you so don't take it that way).

Doesn't the sign say something like "wait here" and then they signal you with red or green?


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Yes. I stop for the sign. Not the green light.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #13663
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Yes. I stop for the sign. Not the green light.
Interesting, because like a dummy I sit there and wait.



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Old 03-02-2013, 05:32 AM   #13664
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My moto is alive! And running well! The parts arrived today and we installed them correctly. No problems during warm up like I have recently described. Just returned from a 2.5 hour ride with no problems. Will be headed to El Salvador tomorrow.

Here is the SPOT link someone ask me for:
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...P8AtBSgg9Y4CkA


Can a phone with Tigo minutes bought in Guatemala be used in El Salvador?

Go Donnie Go!
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:37 AM   #13665
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What exactly were those parts Donnie ?


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