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Old 12-15-2013, 11:54 PM   #1
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Mexico with a Pig

I am sitting here trying to fall asleep on my friends couch, it is 1 degree outside and the roads are a complete disaster. Not exactly how I wanted my ride to start So here I am, snowed in for the moment and waiting for a few last minute supplies... Do I even have a plan here?

Not really to be honest, not a good one at least. All I really know is that I love riding my bike, and Mexico is warm It looks like Wednesday is going to be 30ish, and I only have way too much left to do. One way or another I have to leave, I just have to. I am laid off until March and I have nowhere to live at the moment, so it really is time to go. Come on in and lets see how a guy with no plan, who doesn't speak the Espanols, and is riding the wrong bike fairs south of the border. I know I am excited to see how it all turns out

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Old 12-15-2013, 11:59 PM   #2
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what could possibly go wrong?
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:07 AM   #3
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:13 AM   #4
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Best plan is no plan.

Looks like you have one in place and ready to go, hit it!
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:32 AM   #5
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Go for it.

Yo, I just did the same thing, crossed over the border about 4 weeks ago, no plan, some spanish, it will go well. I am amazed at the number of people who have worked in the US and returned to their country.
I have found things very good down here, look up Pueblos Magicos, they are smaller towns with colonial history. I have been paying between $250-450 pesos per night lodging. My ATM card works and use it as a debit card also. Dont forget to call your bank and let them know you will be down there.
I am in Toluca heading south to Panama, The cold chased me south too, though not that cold. I crossed at Reynosa, on a high of 43 degrees. Hardly anyone there.
Have fun, find a place and learn a bit of spanish, San Miguel de Allende or another place, really opens up doors.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:38 AM   #6
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what could possibly go wrong?
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If you dont have a plan, it cant go wrong! All you have to do is re-adjust the plan to suit the moment.

Safe travels! MX is great.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:45 AM   #7
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what could possibly go worst?
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Looks like fun. 3 months to spare. Some money in the bank. A bike that works. And the promise of warmer weather the longer you ride. It's a no brainer. I wished North Africa was South of the US border though.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:45 AM   #8
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i've been waiting for this......
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:20 PM   #9
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We can get some relatively warm days during the winter but damn those relatively cold ones.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #10
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No plan, no problem. This looks like a good one.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:14 PM   #11
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Go for it!
Welcome to México!
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:17 PM   #12
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COOL,good for you man!
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:20 PM   #13
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Only a few more things to finish up before I can go... and one of the last things on that list is getting the bike ready Hard to take a motorcycle trip with no motorcycle! Let me introduce you to the star of this report, my pig.










Look at that sweet machine! Sweet as can be... except for that rear tire.



So here is the story on that... a little over a month ago I went out to Madison and rode the Bucky 5 with my buddy Mikey. On the way home my rear tire started leaking really slow about half way home. So I put some air in it and kept riding, trying to beat nightfall and the cold. That plan worked great until I was about 15 miles from home and had a rapid deflation, in a construction zone, between 3 semi trucks Kept it upright and going down the road, but couldn't safely stop for good bit until I was out of the construction zone (no shoulder at all). From this I was rewarded with a good learning experiencing about riding at freeway speeds on a leaky tube, and some damage to my rim.



I guess I should probably fix that before I go...
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:26 PM   #14
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It aint getting any warmer! Go, go, go.....
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:28 PM   #15
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Up until now, I guess I sorta wondered why a valve stem might typically have nuts on both sides of the rim!

I've yanked a valve stem from a tube by running flat, but . . . never seen a rim so cobbled. What's you repair plan?
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