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Old 04-10-2013, 06:31 PM   #14761
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Question for the group - I'm planning a weekend in San Luis Potosi middle of June to attend a bike rally.



http://www.bikersslp.com/

Any advice on where to stay, where to eat, etc? It will be a quick trip, arriving Friday afternoon, leaving early Sunday to get back to Corpus hopefully on the same day. Google says it's 560 miles from Corpus to SLP.

As a sidenote, a friend of mine (gringo) is married to a lady from SLP. Several years ago, they drove down there to visit family. My friend said he was pulled over twice by police and wound up paying $400US in bribes. I said, "What did you do, kill somebody?" Man! I guess he's easily spooked.
I tired to eat at this place...



...cuz I'm originally from Cheezistan, but they were closed. How a restaurant named Wisconsin Burger got to be in downtown SLP I don't know.

We stayed at hotel listed in Sjoerd Baker's book, because the guy I was with had one, but I got cootie bites on my ankles from the bed there, so I am not going to recommend it.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:43 PM   #14762
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I took a look at that bikersslp site, how about going to this rally instead? I hope she is photoshopped a bit.

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Old 04-10-2013, 06:53 PM   #14763
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Those hip and ass implants along with the tit implants are entirely uncalled for.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #14764
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Those hip and ass implants along with the tit implants are entirely uncalled for.
I was looking for the air valve. ;)
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:44 PM   #14765
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #14766
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I´m going to this one....cuss I´m lazy and because I´m recovering from a nasty flu also.... I´m not straying too far from my baño

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:32 PM   #14767
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[QUOTE=MikeMike;we actually give you a choice of good whiskies just for showing up![/QUOTE]

I concur! The Seal Club is always open for weary travellers.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:10 PM   #14768
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Uhhh...yeah. I checked again. Still hate the border crossings. ;).

Edit: But I do hate Pharr far less than the big crossing up river.

It's not fear. There are just silly bureaucratic rules. I hate silly bureaucratic places in the US. Why would Mexico be any different? Case in point. Nobody (who didn't already know where to turn in their documents at Pharr) would ever find that little building much less how to get to it. Cost us a trip back around and another fee and a stern look for our adventurous way to the building. ;) And that getting the copy made at a separate clerk station? That shit is straight out of Monty Python. ;)
Oh, my good friend, Mexico has soooo much more to offer than what you've tasted so far. Bureaucratic silliness-wise, I mean. They got some purely head-explody shtuff going on down there.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:51 AM   #14769
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ya esta abierto el paso de boquillas del carmen

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Now Open: the Mexico crossing from Big Bend National Park at Boquillas del Carmen

"The crossing will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. It remains illegal to cross the border at any time the crossing is not open."

Voni Glaves crossing by horseback at the newly (re)opened Boquillas crossing

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Old 04-11-2013, 03:26 AM   #14770
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Bet that corners better than a Harley.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:56 AM   #14771
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Bet that corners better than a Harley.
Voni Glaves 1,000,000 Miles

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:17 AM   #14772
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Headed to San Carlos for a few days - anything worth doing there (not on a motorcycle)? Pm me any replies so I don't muck up this thread further.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:41 AM   #14773
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When you get down here, or even if you are booking on through hauling the mail south into Oaxaca or something, I'll show you the routing for the Cerro Secreto. You are seriously going to enjoy this ride. In fact, anyone who is coming through can drop down through the San Luis Potosi route into the Huasteca Alta region, head to Papantla and then ride from there to Altotonga, and then pick up the Teziutlan Massif volcanic paved high elevation and altiplano route and drop right into Oaxaca all on great roads.
The Cerro Secreto is another link in the chain. If you are hungry, and never had a cemita poblana you'll be in for a treat. Hopefully, Hektoglider will come back again through here and I can set him up with this route, too.
I'm comming through with my son...and I'm very interested in that ride. We will be iin Leon around the 5th/6th of June. I'd love to hear more about that route to Oaxaca. We had planned to go towards Ixtapa to ride for a day or two...I'll consider anything that a seasoned veteran would reccomend so highly.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:01 AM   #14774
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PM me when you cross the border and I will send you the route with all the variations. You wont be disappointed, you will probably want 3 days if you want to visit the 4 worthwhile sets of ruins. You are going to see a Mexico completely different from what you have seen before.

I am fluent in F650GS Twin 2009 mid year build date dialect. Been speaking it for more than 50,000 kms.

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Old 04-11-2013, 07:33 AM   #14775
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And your point is?? Mexico is safer? Pena Nieto has developed accommodation skills?

Just a statistic. But it does seem like the violence is trending in the correct direction. Downward.

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Although, reading more comments, I do see that some of y'all disagree ;)


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