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Old 10-20-2017, 05:52 PM   #821
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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I am looking to stay several days after the event as well and looking to do max Dirt as well

Shoot me a pm with your contact info.
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:58 PM   #822
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Mextrek is out for me. My step-sister passed away today after a brave fight, and I'll be at her memorial service on the 28th.

I had my V-strom just about all set -- skidplate, barkbusters, and just got some K-60 Scouts -- and I have the 6-month TVIP in hand (after 3 ****in' trips to the consulate). So I'm going to hold on to the TVIP and if you are interested in a smaller group trip to the same area in February or March feel free to PM me. You could even NOT cancel your TVIP on the way out if you plan to go back within 6 months because it is awesome there .... (just sayin'). I ride a 650 and like class 2 dirt in the hill country, but I'm not a Gonzo off-roader.

Hope you all have an amazing trip.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:36 PM   #823
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Mextrek is out for me. My step-sister passed away today after a brave fight, and I'll be at her memorial service on the 28th.

I had my V-strom just about all set -- skidplate, barkbusters, and just got some K-60 Scouts -- and I have the 6-month TVIP in hand (after 3 ****in' trips to the consulate). So I'm going to hold on to the TVIP and if you are interested in a smaller group trip to the same area in February or March feel free to PM me. You could even NOT cancel your TVIP on the way out if you plan to go back within 6 months because it is awesome there .... (just sayin'). I ride a 650 and like class 2 dirt in the hill country, but I'm not a Gonzo off-roader.

Hope you all have an amazing trip.
Oh, no. Iím soooo sorry. Blessings to you and your family. Please take care of yourself as you take care of others.

Will also miss you on this trip. After our successful battle in the sand (you were amazing!) I was really looking so forward to spending more time with you. And we will, soon I hope.

Be well and look forward to more rides.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:52 PM   #824
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Backatcha Mzungu. Have a blast on that KTM.
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:11 AM   #825
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

Axolotl, any final recommendations for a Consulate visit? My appt is Tuesday morning, so trying to insure my success. I have pre-auth, DL, Title, Registration and Passport with copies of them all. A friend from Mexico thought you had to have your bike with you, but if they do these on-line, I assume that is not the case? Sorry to hear about your step-sis.
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:07 AM   #826
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You do not have to have your bike with you. I did not have mine. If you have an appointment, you probably know that Bancercito closes at 1 pm, not at 5 with the rest of the consulate (learned that the hard way). If you have the pre-auth, along with the other documentation you listed, you will be good -- that's what I had. They were particularly interested in the registration. They did not ask for my insurance (Mexican or US) but I had it just in case. I would specify the border entrance because they put Nuevo Laredo on mine, although I'm not sure it matters now. They don't take discover. They do take Visa. Have a great trip!
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:41 PM   #827
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

5 of us in galeana today. The pemex in rayones is still closed

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Old 10-21-2017, 06:44 PM   #828
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5 of us in galeana today. The pemex in rayones is still closed

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Old 10-21-2017, 06:47 PM   #829
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You do not have to have your bike with you. I did not have mine. If you have an appointment, you probably know that Bancercito closes at 1 pm, not at 5 with the rest of the consulate (learned that the hard way). If you have the pre-auth, along with the other documentation you listed, you will be good -- that's what I had. They were particularly interested in the registration. They did not ask for my insurance (Mexican or US) but I had it just in case. I would specify the border entrance because they put Nuevo Laredo on mine, although I'm not sure it matters now. They don't take discover. They do take Visa. Have a great trip!
I tried the Mexican consolute in San Antonio but no luck for border crossing logistics. I plan to be in Mission around noon on Wednesday and will try to do all paperwork then.

Some of the experienced people have said not to worry, you can get it all done there.

I hope so (or I will have a nice four day vacation in good ole South Texas)!

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Old 10-21-2017, 07:12 PM   #830
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:05 PM   #831
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

What post number is the spread sheet for the hotel rooms and names for each room?
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:42 PM   #832
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Not sure about a post, but saw an email on oct 10. You might look for that.

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Old 10-22-2017, 01:00 AM   #833
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Galeana

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Don't get too burnt out, I found a route south of of Santa Ines and need a crew to explore it with me. Might be some serious bushwhacking involved.
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Old 10-22-2017, 03:08 AM   #834
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

I sent an email about 2 hours ago with updated rooms. At this point we have about 15 extra rooms so room reservations aren't so much of a necessity.

As I said in the email, anyone arriving in McAllen (Mission) on Wednesday should head to the hotel, get checked in, get permits if not already in hand (best to go in a group in a truck that has been cleansed of contraband), and then...

JOIN US AT MAMABO'S on Interstate 2, a half mile east of Shary Blvd (the main n /s road the hotel is on) from 5 to 10 for food, drinks, and to pick up your tee shirts!

If it's your first time to mission and you are just getting in to town and feeling lost or confuused about what you should do just come straight to Mambo's and we'll get an interpretive ADV dancer to walk you through the border motions!!
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Old 10-22-2017, 03:08 AM   #835
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Also in the email:

Other business:

1. If you are still getting this email and are NOT planning on attending please reply ASAP so I can adjust for the riders on the trip.

2. Find your name on the attached room roster. If you want a single room or want a change send me an email. We have 20+ singles available.

3. If you are riding with JT or Steve on the "expert" ride into Galeana by way of Santiago please be sure they know you are planning to ride with them and you are prepared according to JT's post.

4. If you need a room at the Clarion Wednesday night we have 2 rooms that are paid for and will not be used. Send me an email if you want to take over one of these rooms.

5. If you are planning on doing the "extra" trip after Mextrek 6, even if you've told me this already and are my bestest friend in the whole wide world even, send me an email titled: "EXTRA TRIP" so I can get you on the distribution list for sure. I need a firm firm headcount.

6. If you do not want your name, handle, cell phone number, and emergency contact info sent to this distribution list please let me know via email. i will send a cheat sheet and bring printed copies to the ride so we can do headcounts, contact in case of emergency, etc... old guys...bring bifocals, haha.

7. Get your bike paperwork, gps files, offline maps, passport, driver's license, and other key items in order now. Copies of passports, TDL and titles are a bonus.

8. Contact your credit card companies and let them know you'll be travelling out of the country.

9. Check your cell phone plans. Most companies offer free service for texts and calls while you are in Mexico for free. And some have free data.

10. Take the last few days to load up and take a spin on your bike. Let the issues you find while close to home not be issues we find while group riding at the Mexico border. Get your cold weather gear ready. Lows in the high 40's. Highs in the mid 80's.

That's all for now. I'll be in Phoenix Sunday, San Antnoio Monday, Austin Tuesday, and McAllen around noon Wednesday. 281-772-1211 via text or phone is the best way to catch me going forward.
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I see shorts. Is it that nice down there today?
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I see shorts. Is it that nice down there today?
Warm on Saturday but the weather says cooler as the week goes on

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