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Old 05-18-2017, 11:35 AM   #261
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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Trailers are sometimes problematic. I'd suggest talking to JT or one of the others that goes down there a bunch. a hitch rack could be a real benefit and easier to get in and out of the country.
Excellent point.

I don't have a hitch rack, but I'm sure someone has one I could borrow. My plan is to just bring my ramp and use the bed of the truck if necessary.


By the way, I have a 12v fridge, so the Sag Wagon will have cold beverages and snacks supplied at all times.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:17 PM   #262
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Hey Guys,

Long time no ride. In fact, my last adventure ride was MexTrek in October 2009...

I'm still not riding, but I talked to The Trail Boss himself, and I plan on attending MexTrek this year, but in my truck with the goal of doing some video work to help promote Texas Adventure.

I hope to work with a few riders to do some daily runs for footage and I can run the sweep on daily rides and carry extra fuel. Of course, I know everyone tends to be rather self-sufficient, but my truck will be available to haul in or out bikes/riders/gear. I may also consider pulling my trailer.

There is also high chance I can get a story published in the OutdoorX4 Magazine that I frequently write for (Richard, we can discuss this option further).

Hope to see yall soon!
That is awesome. As a 4x4 guy myself with a Taco set up in many ways similar to yours, I think you'll have a great time and we will all benefit from your being there! While we always prepare and hope nothing happens, it's been my experience that with a group this large something sometimes does, and your being there will be nothing but a huge comfort to everyone.

What a great idea - so happy you're going.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:42 PM   #263
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Ditto 😁
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:41 PM   #264
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

Scott is 42nd confirmed rider. FYI, These 12 "registered" riders need to make payment to complete the process...

42. MIKE N WEBNEL
43. Ken M
44. Brandon M
45. Greg Br
46. Danny B
47. John D
48. Wade R
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50. Fernando S
51. Richard L.
52. Jeremey L.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:47 PM   #265
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Scott, really glad you are making the trip in the big truck. Inevitably each year a bike or rider breaks down and needs a ride out. The price of a 350 mile round trip in a Mexican pickup can be surprisingly expensive, when dollars (and BMW's) are involved. Likewise, getting extra gear to Galeana is always an issue and just having 10 or 15 pounds off the bike can make all the difference.

Riders, would everyone be willing to pitch in $5 or $10 for extrication "insurance" and extra gear transport at the beginning of the trip?
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:02 PM   #266
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Good idea, I'm in for a few pesos.


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Old 05-18-2017, 02:11 PM   #267
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Scott, really glad you are making the trip in the big truck. Inevitably each year a bike or rider breaks down and needs a ride out. The price of a 350 mile round trip in a Mexican pickup can be surprisingly expensive, when dollars (and BMW's) are involved. Likewise, getting extra gear to Galeana is always an issue and just having 10 or 15 pounds off the bike can make all the difference.

Riders, would everyone be willing to pitch in $5 or $10 for extrication "insurance" and extra gear transport at the beginning of the trip?
Yep, I've seen and been a part of those inevitabilities.

Regarding everyone pitching in, that scenario won't be necessary. I've been helped by many a member here over the last 15 years or so, so consider paying it back/forward. If someone needs help and they feel recompense is necessary... dinner and beer are all I'd need.

I'll commit to a small amount of bed space for gear carrying, but only for gear that can otherwise be carried on their bike. I'll define the available space once it gets closer. I will also have a decent array of metric tools in my vehicle.

Needless to say... I'm excited.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:12 PM   #268
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I paid up. Flying in from Seattle and I'm rollin' with Scott in the Taco.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:54 PM   #269
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Support vehicle?? This expedition is going all out!
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:37 AM   #270
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Wow 54 + riders, all d shirts will need to b xxxx-large to fit everyones name, also trucks with trailers tend to attract unwanted attention, but then again 54+ riders is crazy getting some attention, also consider using multiple bridges to cross ( anzalduas, los ebanos ferry, roma, los indios, donna, progreso, pharr 1 & 2 ) and /or different groups leaving in 30 mins increments from d hotels...n peter in galeana-how many guests do d 2 hotels accommodate?

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Old 05-19-2017, 11:52 AM   #271
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Wow 54 + riders, all d shirts will need to b xxxx-large to fit everyones name, also trucks with trailers tend to attract unwanted attention, but then again 54+ riders is crazy getting some attention, also consider using multiple bridges to cross ( anzalduas, los ebanos ferry, roma, los indios, donna, progreso, pharr 1 & 2 ) and /or different groups leaving in 30 mins increments from d hotels...n peter in galeana-how many guests do d 2 hotels accommodate?

Yeah, I don't really want to pull a trailer to be perfectly honest. I'll do a hitch carrier or can re-arrange the bed to carry a bike in the bed of the truck in an emergency situation.
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Mark K Mark glad to have you. We're at 42 paid and registered riders. 56 total registered.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:14 PM   #273
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43. Wade R wader50 - check came in mail, thanks!!!
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:31 PM   #274
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Wow 54 + riders, all d shirts will need to b xxxx-large to fit everyones name, also trucks with trailers tend to attract unwanted attention, but then again 54+ riders is crazy getting some attention, also consider using multiple bridges to cross ( anzalduas, los ebanos ferry, roma, los indios, donna, progreso, pharr 1 & 2 ) and /or different groups leaving in 30 mins increments from d hotels...n peter in galeana-how many guests do d 2 hotels accommodate?
Magdelena is fully booked by our trip. 48 beds, 32 rooms. If we have many more register I will start booking out the Hotel Jardin.

We'll split into groups of 15 for the ride. The last trip we had 30 or so and it was a wagon train. We overwhelmed lunch and gas stations, jaja. I had to become a taco chef at lunch in Montemorelos. I would suggest we split based on ability and experience into roughly these groups. I'll make sure we have an experienced Mexico ride leader for each group who knows the route.

Group A: The "traditional" group ride to Montemorelos for lunch, then Rayones, then quick 20 miles of offroad to Galeana (Peter)

Group B: The "traditional" group ride to Montemorelos for lunch, then Rayones, then Cienega Del Toro and DS Double Dragon into Galeana. 80 miles offroad. For intermediate riders capable of making good time on dirt (Rich?)

Group C: Smallest group of fastest riders with repeat Mexico experience taking the northern route through Santiago / Colla de Caballo. Split from the big group as early as China. Dawn to dusk experience. (Zeke?)

Group D: The "traditional" group ride to Montemorelos for lunch. Then street only to Galeana, unguided, but easy. For our 3 or 4 riders on street bikes and anyone who wants to avoid the 20 miles of dirt with a fully loaded bike. There is plenty of riding to do after you arrive in Galeana ~ 3pm.
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

Oh My God, this is setting up to be EPIC !!
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Group B: The "traditional" group ride to Montemorelos for lunch, then Rayones, then Cienega Del Toro and DS Double Dragon into Galeana. 80 miles offroad. For intermediate riders capable of making good time on dirt (Rich?)
I'm happy to lead the B group if I am able to attend.
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what do I ride on this trip? WR 250 or 1190R
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Last time only a couple of big bikes,( (
over (650)
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