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Old 25 Aug 2012
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ratbikemike in mexico.

I've been on the road for 6 days now and I'm 3 miles from Mexico. It's not to early to get the blog up and going is it? The phone won't work in 3 miles' people are texting me .... I will post more this evening. I have already done a draft in ink. But for now I need to deal with the second issue of the day. Cross the border ...without rancor. mike
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that water will get ya...

I'm in Saltillo Mx now and I'm riding only in the day light, only on main roads and now drinking only bottled water, cola and coffee. Local pills for this sort of bother can be had by talking to the mexican cutie in sign language and giving her $1.50us Food and shelter are also cheap as well. And just as much trouble to arrange. But there always seems to be a prince that helps out. Victor translated at the visa office because I was struggling. I drove off from 2 gas stations because I didn't know how to buy gas. At the third the 'helper' gave me his lunch! 'Eat like a Mexican!' And so I did. 300 miles, 95 degrees, border crossing and now finding a number of little things I'm not prepared for. Simple things that are easier dealt with when cooled down, fed and rested. I saw no banditos but I did see an impressive display of police power. About a doz. new and shiny 4door chevy trucks going quickly. Troops inside and also standing up in the bed with a large shield to hide behind while they shoot. Lots of ak47 looking guns and new uniforms on somber guys. The road block guys I talked to could now read my passport at all and we joked about the heat. Like a stop for a handshake. Mike
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loneriderinmexico

hey mike!
happy to be able to catch-up w/u. Sounds like ur making out just fine. Not a lot at this time. Just to confirm contact.
Take good care, and go in god-speed.
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Happy Birthday, Ratbike Mike! I love you!
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Red face Happy Birthday, Ratbike Mike!!!

I'm so excited for you! What a way to spend your birthday; actually living out one of your dreams. Please keep posting and pictures would be nice, too!
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Happy belated birthday. Was thinking birthday same as anniversary, anyway HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Not all here, cause not all there. Of course you hit rain; all wet and laid up for 4 days. Better you than the bike, eh.
Well you know nothing happens by accident, reason for every thing. Hopefully it'll put you at right place at right time. Look for the coincidence, that will tell you, you know, there is no such thing as coincidence in God's world.
Well, chewing fat a little. Not one for rambling.
At least you rested plenty.
Take good care. And happy rambling on the bike. G-MAN
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What is G-MAN talking about???? You got hurt without telling me????? That just ain't right. More info, please.
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hurt by the water......

Everybody is working from the same page, ok? I drank the water and that stopped me for a few days. Got pills now and i'm more careful. The water did not rain down on me and cause a problem. Ya gotta be easy on da G-man, cause he's almost as old as me and like me, he sees things his own way sometimes. Got a heart of gold and proud to call him a good friend. Would trust him with my life but he is hard of hearing and such.
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Oh. Okay. Glad you're okay.

Sorry, G-man.
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Hey! Mike's right; i am slooow. And as green as they come when it comes to internet. Just so green, and embarrassed with my learning errors. Just another school of hard-knocks. Self taught in what little i know. Not a good teacher, for i am slooow. Thanks to Mike i am now exposed to the BLOG. Next up, TWEETER.
Anyway, hey Mike!!!
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You do all right, Larry; I just misunderstood. And being slooow still gets it done. And if you learn how to tweet, teach me. I don't play that!
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now with color pics

I locked myself in this hotel room for 3 days and now I can post a pictire. kinda can ..... san antinio campsir picture by old87fzr1000 - Photobucket I have not abandon the tale and I am still in the hotel room and to be fair this is a test post.
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Cool! Nice campsite; fantastic tree. Load some more.
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Keep it coming

Be safe out there old friend, but keep it rollin'. Riding vicariously with you!

Calhoun
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Texas tree

I Apparently I have posted a picture. This magnificent tree is just south of San Antonio and is my last campsite before Mexico. More to come.....
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