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Old 05-11-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Dual sport adventure riders,

Mark your calendar - Mextrek 2008 is Wednesday, Oct 22 - Saturday, Oct 25, 2008.

Mextrek is an annual dual sport adventure ride held in an amazing dual sport playground, the Sierra Leon region of Mexico (the Sierra Madre mountains south of Monterrey, Mexico). The riding there is truly fantastic. If you crave a "biggie size" dose of adventure or have always wanted to go adventure riding in Mexico, then Mextrek is just your ticket. You won't be disappointed.

The general plan is:

Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. - rider meet & greet
Thursday, day - ride
Thursday evening - story telling & tire kicking
Friday, day - ride
Friday evening - story telling & tire kicking
Saturday - head home (or ride more and head home on Sunday)

We are basing out of the town of Galeana, which is about 120 miles south of Monterrey.

You can download a registration form here: MexTrek

Registration is $35. All registered riders will receive a 48 page, spiral bound ride guide, three 11x17 color topographical maps, and a commemorative t-shirt.

The ride guide provides information on things like logistics, border crossing requirements, what to expect, bike prep and packing advice. It also includes 12 recommended routes with description, distance, rating, directions, and ride notes.

Here is this year's t-shirt design
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:41 PM   #2
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Mark and I plan to be in Mexico during October but are leaning towards CC. MexTrek is not out of the realm of possibilities yet but, as Mark said, CC is iconic and needs to be done. It's like going to the Boston Marathon or Daytona. -Fred
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:00 AM   #3
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Fred,

I think every adventure rider should visit Copper Canyon at least once. It's a really beautiful place to ride.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:00 PM   #4
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

The ride Thu/Fri and head home Sunday will make it hard for some folks to come, although a new kid will likely make that a moot point for me in particular However, I am just curious at to why you've decided to do it this way?
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:41 PM   #5
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

I was thinking about the logistics of getting to and from. For riders in Houston and Dallas, making the ride to Galeana or back home in 1 day is a very long day. This way, riders from either of those areas could leave Tuesday afternoon and make it to or reasonably close to the border by Tuesday evening, finishing the trip to Galeana on Wednesday. Wednesday could even include some DS riding, if the rider started at the border on Wed morning. Leave Galeana on Saturday, perhaps making a day of DS riding out of it, and end up at or just across the border Saturday night and then the rest of the trip home on Sunday, getting home at a reasonable time. With this arrangement, riders get 2 full days (Thursday and Friday) of DS riding and an option on a 3rd day (Wednesday) or 4th day (Saturday) of DS riding.
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:11 AM   #6
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Sounds like a fun trip. I will look into it. When do the committments need to be made? Ya gonna camp? Hotel? both? Along the way?
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:25 AM   #7
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Delores,

Hotel. We will base the rally/ride in a town with sufficient hotel rooms to accommodate our group.

Early registration will open in June and close Oct 7 (2 weeks prior to the event).
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Coming from DFW I am going to be looking for a spot to park a pickup and trailer on this side of the border, and take only the bike into Mexico. I know of one other rider whose bike will be on my trailer, and can squeeze another on too if that comes together.

I will have the whole week off from work, was wondering if anyone else was going down a couple of days early.
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:06 PM   #9
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

As if we needed another reason to go ride in Mexico! I got the following in an email from Adventure Mexico Insurance (the company I buy my Mexican motorcycle insurance from):

"$$$ Gas Prices are Much Cheaper in Mexico $$$

Mexico gas prices are currently much lower than US gas prices, so you may even save money by driving to Mexico instead of a US destination!

Regular unleaded gas in Mexico is about $2.61 per gallon (US dollars & coverted from liters)

Diesel is currently even less expensive at about $2.00 per gallon (US dollars & converted from liters)"
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

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I will have the whole week off from work, was wondering if anyone else was going down a couple of days early.
Ed,

My buddy, Jammin Jerry, mentioned going down several days early to explore Real de Catorce and surrounding area. I'll mention you to him.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:21 PM   #11
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

I'm going down for the entire week. Maybe more; who knows.
Also considering a side trip to Zaragosa.

This stupid ankle should fit into motocross boots by then.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:23 PM   #12
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

I'm in for sure! Maybe Chuck and I wiil be able to settle some un-finished business with the "Los Pintas Road" and that "burro".
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:03 PM   #13
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

If any of you are thinking of CC, you had better hurry as pavement is making its way to this region in a hurry.
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Some pics to whet your appetite:

See all the contour lines? Those are mountains.


The mountains are beautiful and fun to ride.


KLRs at 12,200 feet


Riding above the clouds


The Mexican DS Dragon


Ride HQ is the Hotel Jardin
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

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Some pics to whet your appetite:
Tease............
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Please put me down as a hopeful. I will be leaving the BMW rally in Puerto Vallarta on Sunday Oct.19th. If I make it home in time to change bikes and pet the dogs, I hope to make the event. I might be a day or two late getting there. Anybody planning on staying later?
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

I have been to CC Mexico four times, I took my two brothers to CC last year and they had a had time on the dirt from back roads from Batopilas to Urique on KLR 650's.... Mex Tex seems a little greener a little wetter and not as rugged???? How can I convince my two brothers this trip is better,,,,,,,,
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I have been to CC Mexico four times,......
That's the thing: *everybody* goes there.
I'm looking forward to visiting and riding where the riding populace doesn't go.
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

OK, Someone that has been to both places, Tell me the difference in the riding,,,I am sure the people and the kids are as friendly there as in CC.
Just poking around for a little feed back....
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:09 AM   #20
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Sounds good ..... If i go , i might drop down thru N. Laredo via the old highway. And right thru downtown Monterrey . Not sure whether to ride the 2wd Ural or the Ol' GS.

Just got back from the area Memorial day weekend.
Not much has changed. There is a new hotel up from Cercado on the Laguna/Rayones road. Its being b
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