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Old 06-21-2014, 08:20 AM   #1
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California to Baja and Panama

Is there a group of riders that regularly gather and take a trip to Central America. I dont want to go solo as I dont speak the language and I know Mexico can be dicey.

shoot me a link if you know of any groups. Im checking on HUBB also.

thanks in advance
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:13 PM   #2
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There's a fellow named Jim who does the podcast and other marketing for http://www.irvseaverbmw.com/ who regularly rides Mexico with groups from the USA and also Mexican motorcycle clubs. He would be a good point of contact for your research.

You didn't mention though, what type of bike/riding you are planning on. When do you want to go and for how long?

About the language... You'd be amazed at how much English is spoken throughout Mexico and Central America. Lots of riders get by with little Spanish. That said, the more you know, the more you can connect with people.

Anyways, good luck with your research and have a great ride!
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:29 AM   #3
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Yea I agree, don't let the language detour you from an incredible trip. Every other rider I've met (HB to currently nicaragua) hasn't spoken any Spanish. They've survived. Mexico was the best part of the trip. It's more dangerous in Costa Mesa.
Also every other rider I've met has been solo
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:03 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tips. I ride a Suzuki DL 650. Good in everything but sand and mud. I road from LA to Deadhorse, AK in May in 7 days on the 650, great bike.
I'm looking at a KTM500 if something lighter is needed in Mexico.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:13 AM   #5
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You have to let people know when your planning on leaving and for how long? You don't need a lighter bike than the one your riding now and learning some Spanish along the way is part of the fun of riding in Mexico. If your good at charades you'll do just fine as most of the locals are more than happy to help you out every place you go.
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