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Old 12-05-2010, 05:23 PM   #31
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And Now a Look at the Weather from Angie Gonzalez...

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Old 12-05-2010, 06:11 PM   #32
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Making weather fun

Looks like a warming trend throughout Mexico......
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:11 PM   #33
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Easy for her to say !!!!!!!
It warming up here in Southern Illinois--that's for sure

NIce story again also

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Old 12-05-2010, 06:12 PM   #34
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I know you said something about a weather report, but I'm not seeing any maps...
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:46 PM   #35
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:11 PM   #36
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:44 AM   #37
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The evening before crossing the Rio Grande on the Hildalgo bridge at Reynosa, the posse was holed up in MacAllen at the usual LaQuinta on 10th street, with the idea of having dinner at the usual Republic of the Rio Grande. I invited some of my friends who live in Reynosa, Arte and his wife Paloma, to come have dinner with us.



Arte is pretty much THE MAN in northern Mexico when it comes to off-road riding in the Sierra Gorda. The list of ride reports in this area in his sig line is growing exponentially.

Arte gently asked if we already had our tourist card and TVIPs in preparation for crossing the next morning at Hildalgo. I told him the posse got TVIPs online, and planned to get tourist cards in Reynosa at the usual aduana.

"Well, you might want to think about getting them at Pharr", he said, explaining that the recent floods in Reynosa had closed the aduana near the Hildalgo bridge. So with Arte's wisdom in mind, in the morning the posse moved just a bit further east, and crossed into the Promised Land on a bright, blue, perfect Saturday morning. After paying the toll on the long, straight Pharr roadway, we pulled up to the open aduana.

Among the people to greet us was a Mexican army soldier, checking us out, sitting atop his vehicle behind his U.S.-made M19 grenade launcher.

A sense of calm enveloped me. I was glad to be out of the U.S. and beyond the reach of cell phone texting teenagers who put our lives at risk every day.

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Old 12-06-2010, 06:04 AM   #38
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The evening before crossing the Rio Grande on the Hildalgo bridge at Reynosa, the posse was holed up in MacAllen at the usual LaQuinta on 10th street, with the idea of having dinner at the usual Republic of the Rio Grande. I invited some of my friends who live in Reynosa, Arte and his wife Paloma, to come have dinner with us.

Trice, that was a great evening!

We need to go to Sierra Arteaga for a ride soon, and grill some fat steaks on the woods.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:22 AM   #39
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I'm subscribed!

I alway enjoy your ride reports Trice and from the sound of it, it appears we almost crossed paths down there in México. Perhaps you saw me first?

In any case too bad for me, I'm a big fan.

Looking forward to reading more about Oaxaca. It was on my list but my list was too long and time was too short. I'll fix that next time.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:45 AM   #40
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Fun Facts: The Rio Grande

Now that the story line is officially across the river, let's take a closer look at that river...



The Rio Grande

Headwaters are in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado

Is the second longest river in the United States

Drains an area about the size of California

Forms the border between the U.S. (Texas) and Mexico for 2/3 of its course

From Laredo/Nuevo Laredo to its mouth in the Gulf, it is the primary source of drinking water for communities in both Mexico and the U.S.

Known in Mexico as the Rio Bravo or Rio Bravo del Norte

Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas (east of Reynosa) is named after the river

Borders the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas
(throw in Texas for an excellent trivia question )

Barely navigable by anything other than small boats in most places

Not historically recognized in the 1800s by the Mexican government as the official border between Mexico and the Republic of Texas (Nueces River was the recognized boundry)




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Old 12-06-2010, 12:59 PM   #41
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Rio Bravo

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Old 12-06-2010, 02:38 PM   #42
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:12 PM   #43
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Subscribed, and digging it. Are you currently on the ride? I'm heading down to Oaxaca next week and will be spending Christmas in San Cristobal.

Hope to use some of the info in this thread to plan what I'll be seeing!
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