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Made it to USA. Anyone there?

Hi,
At last made it to the USA, after lots of paperwork.
Crossing west over top of the Gulf now.

I had planned to dip into Mexico to put my Visa on hold prior to running up the West Coast, but have been getting lots of tales of how "dangerous" it is. Any advice or recent experience.

Also any folks out there with big fields that would handle a small tent (mine)? Just need space pitch and some drinking water.

No phone yet, but looks like Walmart is the place for that (as with so many things).

Will try to watch mail each day, and hope to hear from you.

William.

Ps. Planning to do the bike insurance on-line with motorcycle express. Is all the other paperwork just done at the border?

BTW. Yes I know all about the 7 "P"s. I'm just stupid.
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Good - I am glad I am not the only idiot riding around North America in the middle of winter.
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Hi,
At last made it to the USA, after lots of paperwork.
Crossing west over top of the Gulf now.

I had planned to dip into Mexico to put my Visa on hold prior to running up the West Coast, but have been getting lots of tales of how "dangerous" it is. Any advice or recent experience..
I am not an expert on this so will be prepared to be shot down by those who know better BUT I don't think that the US visa goes "on hold" when you dip out of the country. From what I remember it just keeps running.
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Hi Craig.

Hi Craig,
Well, I think there may be method in our madness; being out of season makes everywhere less hectic.
I'm in the south at the moment; where are you travelling?

William.
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I am in Tucson at the moment - floating around AZ until Christmas and look at the Grand Canyon, before I finish doing Route 66. Probably go up to Utah before that to Monument Valley and Zion. All depends on how much snow is about. Don't mind riding about in the cold, but icey roads are another thing all together.

After I think I will head to Mexico - after that who knows!
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