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I would double check the credit card requirements.
IIRC, they just use it to charge 20 USD on it and it MUST have your name on the card. I don't think that the border clerks can make the distinction between debit or credit but don't quote me.
I plan on using my debit/credit card first, then if need be use a standard credit card.

I would call a local consulate.
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It seems that there are no plans to take the train. I guess it would take too much time. I am considering staying another day to ride the train. Is anyone else interested. Also, has anyone been to a town called Paquime between Creel and Ciudad Juarez.

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Also, has anyone been to a town called Paquime between Creel and Ciudad Juarez.

I went to Paquime c.1998. If I remember right, it is just outside Nuevo Casas Grandes. If you are going through there it is worth a look, but I found it to be over restored and hard to get an idea what it was really like as built. There was a very good museum/interperative center there,but my Spanish was too bad to read much of the displays. Maybe that is why I wasn't too impressed. To me, a more interesting pre columbian site was Cuarenta Casas. Built by the same bunch as our Anasazi sites in the SW US. It is more out of the way and has not been commercialized yet, i.e. no museum, and it takes hiking a mile or 2 to see the ruins. I would have to look at a map to remember where that is, but same general area as Paquime. Paquime is a totally different style, and if you have seen Anasazi sites in te US, you may want to see Paquime to see something different.



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Hi all, I'm presently in Nevada heading for Las Vegas on a R1200GS with no ABS or servo assistance, just like the old days and if I can get it fixed in LV I am intending to cross at Nogales en route to Creel sometime around the 8th(ish)and would be happy to tag along with fellow drinkers. Honest I will register as soon as I find out if the bike will be fixedificated, as a certain president would say.
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Hey Grant,

Is there a limit to the # of people in the tire changing class.

AndyT,
Thanks for the comments. I was reading that town is famous for its pottery, but it sound like it wouldn't be much cheaper than ordering it online (they sell over the internet), although its better to see it in person.

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AndyT,
Thanks for the comments. I was reading that town is famous for its pottery,
Oh... I thought everyone was interested in the ruins of ancient civilizations, just like I assume everyone is interested in motorcycles
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Re tire changing class limits:

If we get too many for everyone to see what's going on we'll do two, so no worries.

No worries, we're flexible, not locked into anything... (just setting you up to be prepared for schedule changes etc - it IS Mexico, or at least that's my excuse for flaws in the organisation...)



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We don`t need "US CB radio authorization" to operate CB radio in the US, so what about this-

http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips_mexico.html

Operating Citizens Band (CB) Equipment

American tourists are permitted to operate CB radios in Mexico. You must,
however, obtain a 180 day permit for a nominal fee by presenting your U.S.
citizen s band radio authorization at a Mexican consulate or Mexican
Government Tourist Office. This permit cannot be obtained at the border.

Transmissions on CB equipment are allowed only on channels 9, 10 and 11 and
only for personal communication and emergency road assistance. Any device
which increases transmission power to over 5 watts is prohibited. CB
equipment may not be used near radio installations of the aeronautical and
marine services.

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Howdy! I am interested in going. Anybody leaving from the East? I'd love to find a few folks to cross the border with.

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We don`t need "US CB radio authorization" to operate CB radio in the US, so what about this-

http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips_mexico.html

Operating Citizens Band (CB) Equipment

American tourists are permitted to operate CB radios in Mexico. You must,
however, obtain a 180 day permit for a nominal fee by presenting your U.S.
citizen s band radio authorization at a Mexican consulate or Mexican
Government Tourist Office. This permit cannot be obtained at the border.

Transmissions on CB equipment are allowed only on channels 9, 10 and 11 and
only for personal communication and emergency road assistance. Any device
which increases transmission power to over 5 watts is prohibited. CB
equipment may not be used near radio installations of the aeronautical and
marine services.

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I wouldn't sweat it. When we drove down in 1997, we didn't bother with licenses. Just use common sense and don't flaunt it if you're at a checkpoint.

If you're in a large city, don't be surprised if the locals hassle you a lot once they hear you. :-) It's all in good fun but it gets old after 10 minutes.
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Hey Guys, I'd like to find someone to head down from NorCal with. Just got my GS a couple of weeks ago. It's an 04' with new tires so you don't have to worry about my breaking down (famous last words). I've never done this sort of thing before. I've been riding for 11 years, couple of track days and am an MSF instructor with some dirt experience. Hopefully I wouldn't slow you up either. I'd like to keep it on a small budget. Time off isn't a problem. Anyone out there?
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Hi NorCal,

I am heading down to the Copper Canyon from San Jose, CA. Planning to cross the border at Nogales on 11th (early morning). Is this timeline meets your schedule ? If so, please send me a private e-mail

Thanks,
Taka S.

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Taka, there's a problem with your email address - it bounces!

Also do NOT put your email address in a post, it's vulnerable to spam robots. Users can just click on the Mail icon above the post to contact you, so it's not necessary anyway.

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Grant,

Thanks for pointing out about the e-mail address and the e-mail icon. I should have been more careful about these things. Also, my in-box was full and it has now been taken cared.

Thanks for watching posted messages.
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I'll probably cross at Douglas on the 13th, whoever wants to ride down let me know.

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