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Old 06-27-2008, 12:23 AM   #41
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

I have a friend w/ bike expirience that wants to join me on this trip . But, he only has a street bike for now. Does anyone know of a rental outfit for dual sports around the border ?
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:35 AM   #42
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Vinny,

I don't know of a rental outfit at the border, but there is one in Austin that rents KLRs.

I think the challenge will be getting the vehicle sticker for a rented bike. The Mexican government is quite particular about the rules for bringing in vehicles and I'm not sure what your friend would have to do to get a rental into Mexico.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:14 AM   #43
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Thanks Richard; I'll look into it. Maybe the rental company will know.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:19 AM   #44
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Thanks Richard; I'll look into it. Maybe the rental company will know.
I dont know if Richard PMd you the info or not, but I'm pretty sure MotoDiscovery is the one he is referring to.

A buddy of mine was wanting to fly to Monterrey to meet me next weekend and rent a bike to ride. MD said $800 for a week to rent a DR650. I'm not sure what that includes and if it is to cross the border or not. I'm sure MD can get the bike across and you can do your thing after that. I have no idea, honestly.

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Old 06-27-2008, 09:27 AM   #45
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

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Great info; you just saved me some time. Sounds expensive though.
I'll pass it on.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:28 AM   #46
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Great info; you just saved me some time. Sounds expensive though.
I'll pass it on.
Thats what we said. Let me know if you find a moto rental in that area.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:37 PM   #47
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

There are 185 two stroke Suzuki's (new)for sale in Monterrey for around $2300.00 .








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Old 06-30-2008, 06:51 PM   #48
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

From Adventure Mexico Insurance today via email:

Gas Prices in Mexico

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

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 $2.80 per gallon (US dollars & coverted from liters)

Diesel is currently even less expensive at about $2.19 per gallon (US dollars & converted from liters)

NOTE: The further you get from the border, the cheaper the gas prices will get. The Pemex stations near the US border tend to charge much higher prices."

Passports

"Passports are NOT required for driving to Mexico, but Birth Certificates are if you do not have a passport!

- Passports or PassCards will not be required for land border crossings until June 2009.

- As of January 2008, US Border Authorities began asking for photo id and proof of US citizenship in the form of a passport or birth certificate.

-The new wallet-sized Passport Cards or PassCards can be applied for today!"

More info on passcards here
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:43 PM   #49
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Richard,

Excellent job on the registration materials (received today). The large color topo maps were a very nice touch!

Regards,

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Old 07-01-2008, 06:45 PM   #50
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Thanks, Joel. I appreciate the feedback.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:13 AM   #51
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Iím in Houston, planning on trucking my bike down to McAllen and leaving the truck at relatives and just riding the bike across. Looking for a 1-3 or ? persons to hook up with for at least the ride into Galeana and possibly for the whole trip there. Iíve got a friend that is considering going, but it could go either way. My relatives have room to store another truck or trailer if youíre wanting to do the same. It still looks fairly close to the same distance to Galena via McAllen from Dallas/Austin/San Antonio taking 37 then 281 out of San Antonio.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:44 AM   #52
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Iím in Houston, planning on trucking my bike down to McAllen and leaving the truck at relatives and just riding the bike across. Looking for a 1-3 or ? persons to hook up with for at least the ride into Galeana and possibly for the whole trip there. Iíve got a friend that is considering going, but it could go either way. My relatives have room to store another truck or trailer if youíre wanting to do the same. It still looks fairly close to the same distance to Galena via McAllen from Dallas/Austin/San Antonio taking 37 then 281 out of San Antonio.
I am interested. I sent you a PM.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:23 AM   #53
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

I am interested. This is one of the reasons I bought a Dual sport bike to begin with.

I have a couple of questions.

What is the minimum fuel range you would need to do this?

What is the limit to number of riders you can accommodate?

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Old 07-02-2008, 11:24 AM   #54
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

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Iím in Houston, planning on trucking my bike down to McAllen and leaving the truck at relatives and just riding the bike across. Looking for a 1-3 or ? persons to hook up with for at least the ride into Galeana and possibly for the whole trip there. Iíve got a friend that is considering going, but it could go either way. My relatives have room to store another truck or trailer if youíre wanting to do the same. It still looks fairly close to the same distance to Galena via McAllen from Dallas/Austin/San Antonio taking 37 then 281 out of San Antonio.
You say 1-3 people, does that mean you can carry 4 bikes?
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:55 AM   #55
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

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I am interested. This is one of the reasons I bought a Dual sport bike to begin with.

I have a couple of questions.

What is the minimum fuel range you would need to do this?

What is the limit to number of riders you can accommodate?

Thanks,

dirtrideroader,

I don't have the ride guide in front of me, but the shortest route is about 80 miles. The longest distance between fuel is about 100 miles.

Galeana has 2 hotels with 26 rooms each, so the limit on riders is going to be about 75-100.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:48 PM   #56
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Richerd, can you get a room on line are do you just have to wate till you get there?
And what are the names of the motels?
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:56 PM   #57
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

terlingua,

All the hotel information is in the ride guide, along with instructions for reserving a room. See page 7 of your ride guide.
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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.
Best laid plans and all that..........

I may be having to do a software upgrade at work that week, and like my boss said.... sometimes the needs of the business over-ride vacation plans.

I am now a maybe instead of a definite. If I do get to go the price of gas has scuttled my plans to trailer to the border. It is worth the $200.00 plus savings in gas to take the KLR, or the $250.00+ savings if I ride the XR-250. Either way that is a lot of runnin' around money that could be spent on something other than gas.... Cuban dancers??? Cuban cigars??? Yup, worth taking the bike over the truck.
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Ed,

I hope things work out so you can attend.

There just isn't any way to tell to what use that extra money could be put...

My experiences so far suggest that whatever it turns out to be is usually a fun addition to a ride report. We can only hope the Cuban dancers are there again this year.
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Re: MexTrek, Oct 22-25, 2008

Received my packet yesterday. Great Job on the ride guide. Looking forward to the ride.
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