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Mextrek 6 Ride Reports and Pics

TossingLead

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Well we went down last Saturday and left this morning just crossing back in the states around 5pm, Had a Great time and Good seeing everyone.
Counted 55 bikes this morning.
Will post pictures and reports later.
 
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That’s right, they call us the “Butterfly Killaz.”
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Happiness is no speed limit! FREEDOM!!!!!
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Mzungo, how are those bags secured on the top? Do they hook under the fender like some others, mine included, do? Or have they come up with something better?



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Mzungo, how are those bags secured on the top? Do they hook under the fender like some others, mine included, do? Or have they come up with something better?



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I’m using a rack to transfer the weight to the frame since there’s not much support on the KTM fender for the 35 to 50 pound loads I sometimes carry on this adventure–enduro bike. The recommendation for the rack and for the bags came from no other than Richard (that’s THE Richard or “Sir Richard“ to me.) Thanks Richard!

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However, the bags are designed to be used with or without a rack. If not used with a rack, the manufacturer recommends using permanently attached fender clips. Mosko Moto include metal clips but clips available are from several firms in several different configurations.

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I’ve tried other bag systems on this bike and haven’t been happy with any of them, but this Mosko Moto Reckless 40 held securely with 20 to35 pound loads on this Mexico trip including a left side sliding crash.

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Well we went down last Saturday and left this morning just crossing back in the states around 5pm, Had a Great time and Good seeing everyone.
Counted 55 bikes this morning.
Will post pictures and reports later.
55 riders? Wow, that is a large group! Did you find the locals welcoming or unhappy with so many bikes at once in those small rural communities?
 

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55 riders? Wow, that is a large group! Did you find the locals welcoming or unhappy with so many bikes at once in those small rural communities?
The locals are always fascinated to see our expensive and complicated machines and are happy to welcome our American wallets. Thankfully, they remain humble and still only charge 5-10 dollars worth for a full dinner and there's even an old man who, every year, will come by and "shine" (thats the only English word he knows) your bike for 10 pesos.
 
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I had a fantastic time on my first MexTrek. I’d like to thank all of the organizers ride leaders, and contributors, that put in the time and passion to put this together. Richard’s ride guide is excellent and key to knowing where to go and how to get there. It was great to see some old friends, and meet some new ones that I can now call riding buddies. Here are a few photos from Thursday day 1 ride in to Galeana.

Wednesday morning in Austin, all clean, fresh new Shinko 805 on the rear. Half used TKC80 on the front. Here we go!
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Thursday in Montemorelos before Galeana.
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The big falls on the road to Rayones.
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Steve’s “long way in” group preparing to chase prairie dogs on the high range.
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Nothing to see here, move along...
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The ride in from Rayones.
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Ahhhhhhh...
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I had a fantastic time on my first MexTrek. I’d like to thank all of the organizers ride leaders, and contributors, that put in the time and passion to put this together. Richard’s ride guide is excellent and key to knowing where to go and how to get there. It was great to see some old friends, and meet some new ones that I can now call riding buddies. Here are a few photos from Thursday day 1 ride in to Galeana.
And thank you, Warren, for being such a SUPERB ride leader! Friendly, cooperative, flexible and safe. Fabulous!!!
 
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Cienega del Toro (backwards)

True Grit - John Wayne - 1969:

Cross-examining Lawyer: So, you say that when Amos Wharton raised his axe, you backed away from him.
Rooster Cogburn: That's right.
Cross-examining Lawyer: In what direction were you going?
Rooster Cogburn: Backwards. I always go backwards when I'm backing up.
 

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General Zaragoza. Still at high altitude at 8:00 PM. Refilling one of two flats, 38 degrees, 48 miles to go and dense fog. No problem!
 

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Best. Lunch. Ever. Like being in a western movie. Wow, wow, wow!!! This is Mexico - her people and her food! And with four of the best guys one could possibly moto with.
 

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And, a special thanks to whoever it was that told the hotel to shut up the freaking barking dog...

In Sayulita now...
 
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