...... And Pemi 44 HAS the book .
Really Don , there is NOTHING to fear in Matamoros * , go into Mexico when you get to the border if there is still a bunch of daylight . * Just don't go wandering off in the dark and get lost on all the streets, not in Matamoros and not in Brownsville ,
In Mexico Visit a nice Taqueria and get a good night sleep after watching some MEXICAN TV news and weather.
Do all the TVIP and Tourist Card paperwork in unrushed fashion right at the border terminal .
Then calmy ride down the main street and pick one of the nice hotels I list on the main route .
If you want to you can go straight to a hotel and sign in for the night and then do the customs stuff in the morning.
You will wonder what all the fuss and panic in the press is about.
In the Morning you will be rested and relaxed and can start the ride south after a bit of breakfast .
Cheers and enjoy.