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Old 04-14-2017, 04:08 PM   #161
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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195 days and counting....27 confirmed riders.

Here is a great map by JT for a back way up to Cerro Potosi (God's Golf Ball) that avoids the difficult and bumpy main route. Follow the green trail. Thanks JT. This was obviously some good work done to find the back route.

There a joke in there somewhere 😎
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Old 04-14-2017, 04:38 PM   #162
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

Sure now you post the map says the guy who's teeth were all rattled out riding up the "cobblestones" with an inadequate suspension.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:19 PM   #163
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Ha! You prolly don't want them--they got soaked in water and filled with mud in Arkansas last weekend.

I've ordered a pair of these for dual sporting. http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113739

Gunna clean up the G's and 'save' them for street. They are too nice to abuse off road! Thanks!
Thanks for posting the link Gina. I just ordered a pair also.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:34 PM   #164
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

I hope we are happy with them!
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:07 PM   #165
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

It's looking good for me and the extended ride for the Day of the Dead!!!
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:00 PM   #166
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

Last time I went to Mexico on the bike (2010) I had to get a TVIP. I don't see anything about that here - no longer required?
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:05 PM   #167
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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Last time I went to Mexico on the bike (2010) I had to get a TVIP. I don't see anything about that here - no longer required?
Tvip is still required. Bullet #3 in first post talks to this. I'll update for clarity.
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:03 PM   #168
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

Skipped right over that to the pictures.
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:16 PM   #169
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

Friendly reminders for 189 days and counting, lol.

Passport valid?

Bike registered in your name and title / registration are in known location?

Hotel in Mission for Wed night booked yet?

Time off work already booked?

All registered attendees are getting a list of all other registered attendees so planning for travel to McAllen can be easily shared!
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:48 PM   #170
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

Anyone going on the Mexico trip want to attend MotoGP Sunday, especially in the afternoon for the 2:00 PM actual MotoGP race itself?

I'm looking at sitting in some of the better seats (aka Turn 15 at the $190 ticket-level).

Thought is to ride my motorcycle and meet you at adjacent or nearby seats. Could ride together but I can't guarantee that some limited lane splitting won't happen near the event location

Reply quickly as I'm looking to buy a ticket pretty quickly; some areas already sold out.

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Old 04-20-2017, 02:01 PM   #171
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

Mzungu, I'll be coming in from Phoenix for the GP's on Sunday only. I hope my racer friend gets me another pit pass, but worst case I'll be doing GA ( I prefer GA cause I walk all over watching diff turns). Would love to meet up.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:03 PM   #172
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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Mzungu, I'll be coming in from Phoenix for the GP's on Sunday only. I hope my racer friend gets me another pit pass, but worst case I'll be doing GA ( I prefer GA cause I walk all over watching diff turns). Would love to meet up.
GA sounds good; I've not been before and am open to any and all suggestions. We can move this to PM if you want to coordinate further.

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Old 04-20-2017, 05:34 PM   #173
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:52 PM   #174
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

Sooooooooo, I'm giving some serious thought to putting this on my calendar, but my work schedule is a little...volatile for the rest of the year Is there a generally preferred "cut-off" point for registration and hotel reservations?
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:06 PM   #175
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Sooooooooo, I'm giving some serious thought to putting this on my calendar, but my work schedule is a little...volatile for the rest of the year Is there a generally preferred "cut-off" point for registration and hotel reservations?
Register now. Paypal your $25. I'll reserve space in Magdelena in Galeana.

The Clarion in mission never fills up. Book your room the week of the ride, or worst case double up with a solo rider who already booked.

If the trip is a no-go for you...get your tee shirt in the mail...and cry while you read the reports, haha.
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:12 PM   #176
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

Paid and registered:

Bill K is #27

Juan is #28

Add in Dennie and Richard and we just hit 30 riders!!!!

Registered but unpaid puts us at 40 riders:

Ken M
Brandon M
Greg Br
Danny B
John D
Wade R
David He
Rick G
Fernando S
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

How come I don't see me on the list?
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

We'll be riding between 30 and 150 miles south of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. This town is absolutely booming with construction and wealthy Mexicans flocking to the high rise luxury apartments being built hilllside. Gone are the fears of gangster killings, decapitations, and random violence in the heart of the city. Things are returning to normal. Well, ugh....Mexican normal. A day at the main square and you'll see tens of thousands of people going about their fun business.

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Old 04-26-2017, 04:38 PM   #179
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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How come I don't see me on the list?
Not sure I understand. You are clearly on the list at #29, as of 1 minute ago.

When I added you, lol.
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Old 04-26-2017, 05:25 PM   #180
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There a joke in there somewhere 😎
I'm not in on the joke, but have an interest in the green route depicted on the map.

I came up the south face of Cerro Potosi from La Cuesta last summer. It looks like if I hadn't been forced back by Murphy, I would have connected with the trail show in green. That was my intention anyways. I had planned on following it to Lagunita and wherever else I decided to go from there.

I'm not sure I'll make MexTrek this fall (I hope to), but next time I'm down there, I want to link my orange trail to your green trail. It's somewhat of a climb going straight up that ridge but that's where the trail is; not where it's depicted on the map. At least the portion that I was on, but it looked like it just continued right up that ridge.

I've marked what I rode in orange. The bottom part is actually a creek bed within a couple hundred yards out of La Cuesta until it starts to climb up the mountain.

My return route took me on a more direct easterly direction on a well used two track. Much easier and faster than the creek bed. You do have to open two stretched barbed wire field gates. It's not marked as a road on any map I've seen, but it's there.

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