Very high on my exploration list too.But of course, I'm in. I wouldn't miss it. I'll probably do at least some of the after ride. I want to ride through Huasteca Canyon.
My UV-5R radio worked great communicating with JT on the ride down to Galeana, especially when we temporarily lost part of the group. They're really handy to have. Plus he was pointing out sites along the way I would've otherwise missed.I'm updating the radio section and just saw Baofeng has a new high power radio, same as a UV-5R, but with double the output (8 watts) and capability to use an extended MaH battery pack.
GSA. Will let you know when I start narrowing down dates.Shadman: I'm registered & paid for both the main Event & the After Party. Thanks again for your stellar organization efforts... Eres Bueno Hombre!!
Thomas: I may be interested in joining. You taking your GS or will it be a lighter bike trip.
Hmmm......I need to think this one through. It's nice to be half way to Mission already after the race is over.F1 conflict:
I realize that F1 is in Austin the same weekend as the first weekend of this Mextrek. It seems very highly likely we will have a ride guide taking a group that will stay Sunday in Mission and ride to Galeana on Monday the 22nd. Anyone thinking about this should stay for a few days of the After Party 2.0!
If anyone is interested I have four (4) Baofeng UV-B5 radios programmed and available for loan. Both standard/stubby antennas, charging cradles and I even have two battery eliminator packs so you can plug directly into 12V acc/cig plug. No headsets though, I would just clip to my Camelback strap. The model number doesn't exactly match so Peter will need to chime in if compatiable.Communications: If you plan to come to Mextrek we expect you to come with a radio, a charger, and some type of speaker or ear piece in your helmet. Amazon is your friend on this one:
Basic radio: 4 watt / 1 watt: UV-5R V2 About $25, includes charger and earpiece. Programming cable not required....