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Old 09-23-2017, 04:46 PM   #581
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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I used to have a 2012 DRZ 400 S Ė obviously carbureted Ė and I lived at 7400 feet in Colorado. I would ride the bike on dirt roads up to 9000 feet or so with no problem.
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:47 PM   #582
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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1- As Mzungu said. No need to work on Carb for altitude change. We won't be racing up there.
2- Cruising speed bet. Border to Galeana will be based on the slowest bike. We arrive as group, no one is left behind.
3- if your bike is not race-prepepped with bored out motor or other modification, it should have no problem. Peter, the organizer of this ride rides CR150f.
Excellent. Especially the no one is left behind part. My wife (who is not going) was very happy to hear that!
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:34 PM   #583
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

I will lead a group Thursday morning to Santiago, through Laguna de Sanchez and Rayones then on to Galeana. This route will be at least 220 miles. If we encounter rain in the mountains, we will probably detour around the higher elevations adding as much as 30 miles to the route.

This group will be limited to about eight riders.

We will be following Trail Boss’ Gold Standard route south of Laguna de Sanchez. This is mostly Class 2, but there are some short Class 3 sections. I do not recommend this route for any bike larger than a 690/701.

The Pemex station in Rayones was closed the first weekend of September. As we do not know if gas will be available there, your bike would need at least 130 mile fuel range.

All riders in this group will be expected to wear protective gear. Minimum gear consists of off-road boots, knee, elbow, shoulder and back pads and of course, helmet. Also all bikes should be equipped with a toolset including a socket to fit your sparkplug, spare sparkplug, sockets or wrenches to remove front and rear wheels, tire tools, and spare tubes. All bikes should be capable and riders comfortable cruising an honest 65mph.

Send me a pm if you are interested in joining this group. I will be traveling most of the next 2 weeks, so don’t get frustrated if you don’t get a quick response.

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Old 09-25-2017, 12:26 PM   #584
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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I will lead a group Thursday morning to Santiago, through Laguna de Sanchez and Rayones then on to Galeana. This route will be at least 220 miles. If we encounter rain in the mountains, we will probably detour around the higher elevations adding as much as 30 miles to the route.

This group will be limited to about eight riders.

We will be following Trail Bossí Gold Standard route south of Laguna de Sanchez. This is mostly Class 2, but there are some short Class 3 sections. I do not recommend this route for any bike larger than a 690/701.

The Pemex station in Rayones was closed the first weekend of September. As we do not know if gas will be available there, your bike would need at least 130 mile fuel range.

All riders in this group will be expected to wear protective gear. Minimum gear consists of off-road boots, knee, elbow, shoulder and back pads and of course, helmet. Also all bikes should be equipped with a toolset including a socket to fit your sparkplug, spare sparkplug, sockets or wrenches to remove front and rear wheels, tire tools, and spare tubes. All bikes should be capable and riders comfortable cruising an honest 65mph.

Send me a pm if you are interested in joining this group. I will be traveling most of the next 2 weeks, so donít get frustrated if you donít get a quick response.

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Thursday 26th beginning in Mission?


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Old 09-25-2017, 04:53 PM   #585
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:17 PM   #586
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

Anyone on the planet who has the chance to ride Mexico with John Thompson better take it. He, Richard Gibbens and Milton Otto, define Mexico exploration.

I rode with John to the Mexico side of the Rio Grande overlooking Big Bend National Park. Terlingua to Presidio/Ojinaga crossing, back through Manuel Benevides through the desert to the bluff 1500 feet up overlooking Texas. It was my last ride with my beloved buddy Chuck Blair before he died, soon after. Life defining. Thank you JT.

Heed JT's warnings about tools/gear/prep. Great advice! If you sign up with JT for this ride, don't be a tool and ignore his words on preparation.

In the photo below, that's me on the left, and the late Chuck Blair on the right (this is a different ride than the Rio Grande ride described above)

John, Milton, Richard, Chuck, and a few others are my Mexico legends/heroes. Any No0b who wants to follow in their footsteps better tighten the strings on his sack and be prepared.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:27 PM   #587
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

JT is the man, did the Jalpan run and the over look with him along with some other places.

Tumbleweed and I will be leaving out of Mission early 21st, Is anyone else planning to head south early?
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:35 PM   #588
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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JT is the man, did the Jalpan run and the over look with him along with some other places.

Tumbleweed and I will be leaving out of Mission early 21st, Is anyone else planning to head south early?
I'll meet up with you guys somewhere around there 21st or 22nd. I found FOUR, yes 4 places, that do a Cabrito Especial on the S. side of Monterrey. I just may go and try each one
I'm not riding with JT......I'm still healing from the last one

Trust Tricepilot's advice and follow JT's advice.....
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:48 PM   #589
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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Anyone on the planet who has the chance to ride Mexico with John Thompson better take it. He, Richard Gibbens and Milton Otto, define Mexico exploration.

I rode with John to the Mexico side of the Rio Grande overlooking Big Bend National Park. Terlingua to Presidio/Ojinaga crossing, back through Manuel Benevides through the desert to the bluff 1500 feet up overlooking Texas. It was my last ride with my beloved buddy Chuck Blair before he died, soon after. Life defining. Thank you JT.

Heed JT's warnings about tools/gear/prep. Great advice! If you sign up with JT for this ride, don't be a tool and ignore his words on preparation.

In the photo below, that's me on the left, and the late Chuck Blair on the right (this is a different ride than the Rio Grande ride described above)

John, Milton, Richard, Chuck, and a few others are my Mexico legends/heroes. Any No0b who wants to follow in their footsteps better tighten the strings on his sack and be prepared.
yup, you better be ready if you are following jt
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:53 PM   #590
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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Old 09-25-2017, 10:23 PM   #591
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

So I go to the Banjercito site to get the temporary vehicle import application.

It says to go to an electronic pre-authorization site where I entered my name and passport info.

And the result is: "You are not able to obtain an electronic pre-authorization. In the case that you require to file a temporal vehicle import permit, you shall file it directly in the Mexican border port office by the time you arrive to Mexico."

What is up with this?
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