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Old 02-13-2014, 11:21 AM   #1
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Renting a bike in mexico city

Anyone have experience renting a motorcycle in Mexico City, then heading out of town into the Sierra Gorda? This is an option for me, since I will be flying into MC for work in late June 2014. Thinking of renting a 650 GS or Kawasaki for 4-5 days. However, I have never visited MC, never rented a bike there, and never tried to negotiate my way out of a massive city like that (I'm just a rural Iowa boy now). All reasonable advise appreciated!
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:39 PM   #2
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Anyone have experience renting a motorcycle in Mexico City, then heading out of town into the Sierra Gorda? This is an option for me, since I will be flying into MC for work in late June 2014. Thinking of renting a 650 GS or Kawasaki for 4-5 days. However, I have never visited MC, never rented a bike there, and never tried to negotiate my way out of a massive city like that (I'm just a rural Iowa boy now). All reasonable advise appreciated!
You could easily eat up those days in Mexico City. There's a lot to see/do there.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:23 PM   #3
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Find garrydymond in the inmates. Garry has lived in MC for 35 years, rides his moto to work every day, has a lovely wife, they let moto riders stay at their house (for free, you do have to wash dishes), they will drive you all over Mexico City to see sites. He came out of the city on Good Friday 2012 on his moto and then had my wife and I on 2 fully loaded KLR's follow him into the city on this crazy travel day. Our bikes were almost as wide as they were long and he had us zipping in and out of traffic. What an experience, and something I wouldn't want to do on my own.
He and Ivonne are fantastic.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:34 PM   #4
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Thanks forcthe advice. i will look him up!
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:24 AM   #5
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We are out of the city on our big trip. At the moment we are in Playa del Carmen with my daughter who just had a baby. We won't get back home until early 2015.

Do a search for Oscar Calderon . He rents bikes and will point youin the right direction. His bikes are not great but he's your only option.

The Sierra Gorda is a biker's paradise. If you like weird be sure to visit Xiltla and check out Sir Edward Jame's place.
Rick i thought of you 2 when we were riding in Oaxaca and came across you bridge with it's tubes/pipes going the wrong way . When I saw it we were going slowly so I stopped and slowly walked the bike across. We foind a couple more after that but on dirt roads.

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My thread may be helpful to you: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=952071
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