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Ulster, Are you sure your visa stops ticking if you are out of the states - mine carried on ticking (6 month visa from US Embassy London). Best to check.
Douglas AZ is a good crossing either way with all services.
San fillipe is nice - good camping on the beach at Petes camp. The road south out of San Fillipe is now sealed all but the last 70 miles.
Coco's corner and Alfonsinas are worth a stop. The gas station at Alfonsinas isnt reliable so you need a range of 250 miles to be safe.
Baja is great, you will love it.

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Hi Mikemike, I am planning on going from Canada to Panama (driving my yukon w/bike to San Antonio TX) and was intrigued by an earlier post you made of a scenic route on the east side of Mexico? Could you please elaborate on where this route would be?
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Bubba, send me a PM with your email and I will send you the ride guide.
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MikeMike, PM sent

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Hi,
Bit late but better than never.
Yes, you folks are right. Stopped at the US border post, and indeed my Embassy was wrong. The border guys said no difference if I was in Mexico or USA; Visa kept running.
Thy also said my insert giving me 6 months would be taken out of my passport, and I would then be reassessed as to how long I could stay in the USA if I came back into the USA from Mexico. They said I may or may not even get back in, it was up to the officer on the day.

Re-grouping at the moment and trying to get a plan; looks like Alaska will not be possible.

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William, the first thing about Mexico is that the international news that covers Mexico is mostly overhyped and total BS.
I have ridden here since 1978, lived here permanently since 1993 and ridden hundreds of thousands of trouble free kms both on and off road. The people giving you advice are spoiling your trip. How? Because these people have never been to Mexico or ridden a bike in Mexico, if they had they would be saying the exact same thing I am telling you.
Yes, there is narco violence here. Within a 1.5 kilometer radius of my house there have been 4 shootouts and one body dump of 35 corpses in front of a shopping mall. I feel totally safe because I am not a criminal and am not involved with narcos. Simple as that.
Ask the gringo "experts" who are giving you advice how do Mexican motorcyclists ride? Are we supposed to stay in our homes and cower in fear of what is reported on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, et al?
The good thing is you still want to ride Mexico, the Baja is beautiful and you will find to your own satisfaction and knowledge, that Mexico is safe and you will find it a place you will want to return to and will likely laugh at the bandito BS offered to you by people who have no clue about Mexico.
PM me and I will send you a ride guide for one particular section of the east coast that most people have never ridden and you could find very worthwhile to ride. Trust me, I think you'll at least find reading about and looking at the photos to be worthwhile.
Don't listen to what people are telling you, it is like getting advice about Ireland from someone in England in the 1970's and early '80's.
Ditto on the BS from Canada and USA news channels. It's safer in Mexico than both the USA and Canada. Check the stats on a per capita basis, you will see.
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how many copies do they require ?

hey guys,

My name christophe, known as chefonbike, I just left Vancouver BC under light snow and plenty of rain in WA, and OR, but as I will go through my first Border crossing ( tijuana) this week, I wonder how many copies do they require of each documentation, I have already made some copies of my passport (in B&W) and bike registration, do they require anything else ?
thanks and can't wait to see the sun....
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hey guys,

My name christophe, known as chefonbike, I just left Vancouver BC under light snow and plenty of rain in WA, and OR, but as I will go through my first Border crossing ( tijuana) this week, I wonder how many copies do they require of each documentation, I have already made some copies of my passport (in B&W) and bike registration, do they require anything else ?
thanks and can't wait to see the sun....
Most times it's two copies. They will want the drivers license and may want the page with the entry stamp as well.
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