The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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I and my wife are going to travel via Mexico next year in May.( BMW R1200 GS, 2 up) We will start from San Diego and go all the way to La Pas. From there we will take the boat to the main land. Head to Acapulco , next Mexico City. From M.C. we will head towards Dallas TX. to finish the trip. We have 3 weeks to do the trip. To what roads we should stick and what places we should definitely see. Maybe somebody has a GPS track of similar trip or part of it.
If you have time, take in the roads and scenery on the gulf coast of Mexico.
if you want more adventure, head through the devil's backbone that runs between Mazatlan and Durango. Scenery is awesome, but the roads can be treacherous. Watch out for the trucks who forget there are other vehicles using the road.
You may believe you were generous to yourself in allowing 3 weeks for the loop you describe but I assure you once into it you will wish you had given yourself lots more time. But you will enjoy the journey .
Forget about the fancy gps stuff , just get a paper map and follow the black lines. Instead of bee-lining from Mazatlan down the coast DO take Mex 40 inland to Durango a really FULL day of riding , best taken in two days with a nice night in El Salto to catch your breath from all the curves and scenery.From Durango you can go to Guadalajara- worth a visit- and then back to the coast by one of the various excellent and scenic routes so that you can hit Acapulco if you must. Then back north via Chilpancingo and TAXCO to Cuernevaca and Mexico DF. Then either head east to Veracruz and up the Gulf coast for a bit or north via Queretaro ( interesting colonial core)San Miguel de Allende and San Luis Potosi. The mind bogles at all the posiblities.
Don`t set yourself up for haste and agravation by planning the whole trip day by day from your home desk.You will never be able to keep to such a schedule with comfort. Go, travel modest distances each day and stop wherever you happen to wind up.And enjoy
If you are coming to Mex City you are welcome to stay wth us. We can put you up and show you around (including a day trip to the pyramids). I can meet you somewhere near Mex City and guide you in that way you avoid the stress,
May could be the sart of the rainy season so be prepared.
Sjoerd has covered a lot of the things you can see "El Espinazo del Diablo" the Devils backbone is one of the best roads anywhere. The Sierra Gorda near Queretaro is also a great place to go. Lots of old Spanish missions and incredible roads.
Whatever you do enjoy the trip. 3 weeks is not enough so you will be back hopefully many times.
I agree 3 weeks is not enough. We are in Aculpulco unfortunately and its a huge disappointment to what we were expecting and can't wait to leave which is tomorrow.
We travelled down through Nogales a week and a half ago, we are on a 6 month trip down to Ushuaia two up on a GS1150.
The highlight by far has been the beautiful little town of Lagos de Moreno south of Durango (which we were totally unimpressed with). It reminds you of an Italian or French village with is gorgeous central square area.
Mexico City we have bypassed and were forced to stop in Acapulco as we had done enough for the day but unfortunately we were not in the right part of town. We today though, found a beautiful little Eco Hotel only 400 pesos and just glorious after last nights horrendous stay.
Mexico is SO varied it has shocked us totally - from cool winds to tropical heat. Highlands are lush and green and the people extremely friendly.
Hope you have a wonderful time, but take more if you can.
I would plan this differently, if I am interpreting your post correctly. I agree with the others, three weeks is not enough time, so I would not be over ambitious. As an example, just a ride from Houston to Cuatro Cienegas, and taking the time to appreciate the town and its environs takes me 4 days round trip. Throw in a couple of other nearby towns like Parras de la Fuente, Real de Catorce, and Zacatecas, and we are already talking two weeks. Unless of course your objective is to just ride and cover ground.
1. Get a large map of Mexico that you can layout on the floor or pin on a wall.
2. Order yourself a Guia Roji atlas book as well.
3. If you are a novice to Mexico, get yourself something like the Lonely Planet book on Mexico.
4. Decide what cultural/historical sites you would like to see after reading up.
5. Connect the dots as your route. Between sites there are always great vistas and panoramas as you ride, but that will be more for your passenger than for you.
6. My advice is also don't ride balls to the wall. Take it easy, slow, and enjoy your time.
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