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Old 06-29-2018, 03:33 PM   #1
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2019 Mextrek #9 Celebration de Milton April 25 - 28

Mextrek #9: Celebracion de Milton: SAVE THE DATE: April 25 - 28th 2019

This will be a party in honor of Milton Otto, our Mextrek founder and originator of everything ADV in the Sierra Madre Orientals! Milton will be in attendance, and actually riding his DRZ god willing. To keep it a party (and convenient for significant others) we will be holding the event in the fabulous, festive, historical, and upscale little "Puebla Magica" of Santiago, Nuevo Leon. Santiago is 140 miles of tollway and divided highway from both Nuevo Loredo and McAllen so driving there in a regular passenger car will not be an issue. Saturday night will be a huge catered affair at the host hotel with scrumptuous food, entertainment, and good friends. Milton will be seated in a throne, fed grapes, fanned with palm branches, etc.... Santiago by night:



Santiago is located 20 miles southeast of Monterrey. For those who attended Mextrek in year's prior, Santiago is the furthest north of the rides in the guidebook. Located at the very top of the ride named by Milton himself: THE GOLD STANDARD!!!



Santiago has a very nice, clean, and upscale main square with fine dining (an Argentinian steakhouse - tested for quality on Mextrek #7, Italian, ice cream, a Mexican beer garden), as well as a spa (also tested on Mextrek #7), delightful small stores, a church, and one hotel. on every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night the square is filled with troubadours giving walking tours with music.

Drone footage (Host hotel at 0:35:




We'll be staying at a posh hotel / spa on the square. With pool, 5 star dining, rooftop bar, etc... https://www.laspalomasdesantiago.com/





There is a pretty lake a stone's throw away with beach, dinner and drink cruises, and lakeside dining.



And of course the horsetail falls about 12 minutes up a winding mountain road:



Riding opportunities are not quite as plentiful as Galeana, but as the "northern gateway" to the trails in Richard's excellent guidebook, chances are you will find ride routes that aren't easily accessible from Galeana....La Ascension, El Trinidad, Gold Standard, Petrero Redondo, etc... So don't fret! The area is amazingly beautiful.



Also, for anyone (spouse, kids, time constrained riders) who might want to fly into Monterrey, rather than drive, I can arrange a shuttle to and from the airport. Flights are high now, but 60 to 90 day advance they dip to as low as $99 round trip. Fox's friend "AB" owns 3 motorcycle dealerships in town and can get a rental 250 dual sport with zero issues.

And in a strange turn of events we will have an after party, in Galeana, for everyone who hasn't got their fill of riding. Sunday to Tuesday. Free add on!
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Old 06-29-2018, 03:50 PM   #2
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Re: 2019 Mextrek #9 Celebration de Milton April 25 - 28

Reservations:

Step 1: Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/tp6GyuIT0FLfhFig1
Step 2: Make payment via paypal to: mextrekadv@gmail.com
Step 3: Be sure whatsapp is installed on your mobile device

With only 2 hotels and one guest house in Santiago downtown, I booked every room available. There is a grand total of 65 beds (16 bunk, 20 double rooms, 5 king suites, and a 4 person guesthouse). Tentatively the lodging options and pricing are:

$100 Option 1: Single bunk bed in nice 8 room bunkhouse, hotel 2 blocks from square - 16 available - no breakfast

$200 Option 2: Quad Occupancy: Host Hotel (includes breakfast)- share a double bed in 2 bed room - 20 beds available

$250 Option 3: Double Occupancy: Host Hotel (includes breakfast)- double bed for yourself in room with 2 beds - same 20 beds available as option 2

$250 PP Option 4: Junior King Suite (couples only): Host Hotel (includes breakfast) - King Bed - 5 Suites Available - $500 total cost

$250 Option 5: Guest House - no breakfast - 4 people, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 2 air mattresses, pool, kitchen ($1000 total)

$50 Option 6: Registration and Banquet Only - If you want to stay at Cola de Caballo, cabins or grand hotel. Approx $50 per night per person base on internet pricing.


Reservations require full paypal payment to mextrekadv@gmail.com or an email to same to arrange alternate payment details. Must send money as friends and family or add 2.5%.



Attendance (updated weekly, give or take):

Staff:
1 Peter S Shadman ~ Santiago and Galeana PAID Double Room #1 / 20 With Sid n Steve
2 Sid S Sidshaddock ~ Santiago and Galeana PAID Double Room #1 / 20 With Peter n Steve
3 Milton O Milton Otto +1? ~ Santiago King Suite #1 / 5 PAID BY TWTEX
4 Richard G +1? TrailBoss King Suite #2 / 5 PAID BY TWTEX
5 John T JT ~ Santiago and Galeana UNPAID Double Room #2 / 20 With Curtis

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6 Steven M Fang ~ Santiago and Galeana UNPAID Double Room #1 / 20 W/Peter n Sid
7 Curtis J RockyRacoon ~ Santiago and Galeana PAID Double Room #2 / 20 W/JT
8 Thomas P Newline ~ Santiago and Galeana UNPAID Double Room # 3 / 20 with Frank
9 Jeff C Florida Jeff ~ Santiago and Galeana PAID Double Room #4 / 20 with Adam
10 Adam M AdamM ~ Santiago and Galeana PAID Double Room #4 / 20 with Jeff
11 Sean S Kodiyak ~ Santiago and Galeana UNPAID Double Room #5 / 20 with Wife Mel
12 Thomas M ThomasM ~ Santiago and Galeana PAID Double Room #6 / 20 with TBD
13 Bob L Tricepilot ~ Santiago and Galeana PAID KING SUITE #3 / 5
14 Fabio (the one and only Fabio) NEEDS TO REGISTER Double Room #7 / 20 with TBD
15 Mark W Subcomm NEEDS TO REGISTER / PAY Double Room #8 / 20 with David B
16 David B DMBump ~ Santiago and Galeana Paid Double Room #8 / 20 with Mark W
17 Frank V MrVenko ~ Santiago and Galeana UNPAID Double Room #3 with Tom
18 Michael P Oddfellow ~ Santiago and Galeana PAID NO ROOM
19 Reagan E BrotherWolf ~ Santiago and Galeana PAID NO ROOM
20 David M DMier TBD, UNPAID, TBD Room #9/20
21. Chris M Chris M Santiago Only UNPAID Room #10/20 with Fabio?
22. Fabio P Usafape ~ Santiago and Galeana UNPAID Room #10/20 with Chris?
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Old 06-29-2018, 04:09 PM   #3
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Re: 2019 Mextrek #9 Celebration de Milton April 25 - 28

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Old 06-29-2018, 04:51 PM   #4
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Re: 2019 Mextrek #9 Celebration de Milton April 25 - 28

I'm in as well... yeah-ha! This time I'll be getting one of those massages
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Re: 2019 Mextrek #9 Celebration de Milton April 25 - 28

Peter I've just paid via PayPal for Option #3... snoring mate tbd.
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Re: 2019 Mextrek #9 Celebration de Milton April 25 - 28

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... snoring mate tbd.
Thanks Curtis...You're not so bad. Me however, I'm like a freight train, when I'm not having "issues", LOL.
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Old 06-29-2018, 05:44 PM   #7
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Thanks Curtis...You're not so bad. Me however, I'm like a freight train, when I'm not having "issues", LOL.
I know nothing Shadman absolutrely nothing... mums the word
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Re: 2019 Mextrek #9 Celebration de Milton April 25 - 28

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Maybe the trip for Huasteca Canyon.

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Re: 2019 Mextrek #9 Celebration de Milton April 25 - 28

I'm in because I have to keep JT in check. The boy gets out of hand sometimes.
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Maybe the trip for Huasteca Canyon.
Latest info from Zeke is that floods have ravaged the "roadway" and there are numerous sections requiring porting of bikes up and over big obstacles with ropes and many hands....so...let's try to avoid doing this with luggage and also not on the day of the big Party!
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Here is Las Palomas from our Nov 2013 trip.





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We ran west on Hwy2 past Cola de Caballo in the rain. When we crested the first ridge, we broke free on top of the clouds.



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In. Registered. Paid.

Probably doing this one on the GSA.
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You'll be crying for the 250 on the asphalt around Santiago!
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In. Afterparty too because...Gold Standard route aka Middle Earth 🤠
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You'll be crying for the 250 on the asphalt around Santiago!
Probably true, but I've ridden it all on both bikes now, and I'm doing two 250 trips to Mexico between now and then. Plus, I can always change my mind at the last minute, several times.
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Re: 2019 Mextrek #9 Celebration de Milton April 25 - 28

Dang this seems super tempting. What sort of rental 250s are there Peter?
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Dang this seems super tempting. What sort of rental 250s are there Peter?
Dunno. I'd guess Honda 250 Bros or cheaper Italika 230 motard. When we get closer and there is a real need, I can dig more. Dual sport machines are more expensive and harder to come by in Mexico. Add 30% to US prices.
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Update: 20 riders so far.

2 or 3 of 5 king suites booked

8 or 9 of 20 double rooms booked

16 bunk beds open

4 person house with pool open

41 spots remaining!
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