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Old 15 Sep 2004
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I intended on camping last year and brought all my gear.
I ended up getting turned on to a way cool motel by other riders for 22 USD a night.

It was very cold at night and I great heater and warm bed seemed like the better route for the dinero.

I'm bringing camp gear again this year just in case I get hung up somewhere wierd. who knows?

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I'll go camping, I'm bringing my camping gear but will probably try a hotel if the nights are really cold.
see you there,

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I think last year was a bit colder than normal for late October. Still, I've got my eye on a nice down bag. I've camped in colder weather in the area but it was in January.

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I think last year was a bit colder than normal for late October. Still, I've got my eye on a nice down bag. I've camped in colder weather in the area but it was in January.

Kurt
A new down bag sounds good now that sale sale season is here.
I'd like to volunteer as one of the demo bike for the tire change session. My rear should be toast as I'm riding from nyc. Is anyone else planning on changing tires in Creel?

Dan nyc ST1100 Adventure



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I'd be up for it. Not keen on lugging a tire or two all the way from Chicago, but if it was a for sure thing I might do it.

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I feel the same so I pinged Juan. I think I'll let this develop a bit before I lug a rear all the way from nyc. The "Mexican style" tire change needs a bit more clarification too.
Guess this is all part of the adventure.

Dan DiGiacomo nyc ST1100

Hola Dan,
It only makes sense to take a fresh tire if the one on the bike now is worn out more than 2/3 of the
original tread, or if you are riding the bike down and by the time you actually get there, it will be
worn down.

The ground in the CC region is pretty hard, mostly hard pack and loose rocks, so it really does not
make that much of a difference how much tread you've got on your tires, as long as they are not
excessively worn that it might pose a safety concern.

As far as having the ability to change it at the meeting, absolutely, I am sure we can find a good
tire service "Mexican style" shop that has the necessary tools and a couple of guys that we can
supervise for this procedure, or I will be happy to change it for you, it should only take 15 - 20 min.

Let me know what you think.
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No worries on tire changes, we'll be doing a demo on it, so you'll have an opportunity to practice new skills! (with an experienced hand or three there to help out!)

DO bring a spare tube - always a good idea even with a tubeless tire/rim, just in case you manage to really damage a tire - and yes we'll cover all that stuff) Bring patch kits with TWO tubes of glue, plus a truck boot/BIG patch.

Note that we will be doing seminars and training all day Saturday, so don't plan on riding Saturday. We'll even have a short rider training course by an expert trainer available if all goes well. Next year we are looking at a full on ride training course if there is enough interest. Are YOU interested in a three day course in CC?

see you there!

Grant, in Munich at the moment, heading for Portugal soon for the HU Portugal Travel Meeting next weekend.
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Oddly engough, my insurance co. (Progressive) will cover everything but liability. They will even cover towing to the border. Go figure. So with that and liability from another company the bank should be happy.

Kurt

I also have progressive - was told no go on Mexico. Grrr.



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I just got back from the BMW RA rally in West Virgin and just catching up. BTW, I took the dirt bike school and had a blast.

Route: I am coming from NYC, probably with at least one other HU member (Dan) but I have not made any route plans yet. I would very much like to meet others prior to crossing the border. I think it would be a lot fun is a lot of us crossed at the same time.

If anyone emails me there departure dates/route I would could periodically post a list of people to help us connect with each other.

Tires: Actually, I was planning on bringing two tires and having them changed in Arizona or New Mex before crossing.

Classes: Grant, I love the idea of practical classes, like tire changing riding training. I would be very interested. I'm sure you have a lot of contacts, but the guy at the BMW RA rally dirt bike school vas very good and a great guy.

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Jacob, It's inspiring to hear you had a good rally and dirt training in WV. I look forward to picking your brain.
It's encouraging that you are bringing two tires on the pack but I am not planning to go through NM or Arizona except maybe on the way back over three weeks later. Is that what you mean?
I am planning on spending the night of the 13th in Presidio, TX so I'll be fresh for the crossing on the 14th. Does anyone know the clean, cheap, motorcycle friendly motels in town?

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I may be in Presido on the 13th as well. On my way through last year Presido didn't look like much more than a trailer park and gas station. Ojinaga looked a lot more inviting with a beter choice of places to stay and eat. I was headed north and stayed in a town called Marfa if memory serves me. A couple of cheap hotels up there. Let me know your plans maybe we could hook up.

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BTW, your temporary vehicle permit can be purchased in advance at a numer of big city Mexican Consolates (Chicago, NY, etc.) I plan on doing that this year to save a bit of time and hassle.

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Looking the map I was thinking of crossing at El Paso. Maybe a little less direct, but on US interstate rather than crossing E-W in Mexico. Is there a reason you guys aren't going that route.

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