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I am heading too Beliz during the second week of may. I plan on traviling through mexico alone, but that is only because i can not convince anybody else to partake of this great journy. For the past year i have been outfitting my 1978 Honda CB 750 and feel that she is ready to go. Even if you are not looking for a travel partner, any advice you have will be greatly appriciated.
I would love to meet with you guys, i figure after driving in mexico for so long, anybody that i can speak english with will be a relif. I still plan to leave on may nineth and just finished installing crash bars on my bike. I am getting pretty excited. Let me know,
Well so far I am the only rider, my riding buddies will be doing other rides in the US during that time, but I am firm for a ride in May to Mexico, so maybe I can plan for the same departing dates in May. Will like to reach at least Yucatan and back. Not sure on the route.
Willl be leaving from Albuquerque NM.
[This message has been edited by buggs (edited 28 January 2005).]
Hello Nick. Here's some good advice, do a search on the paperwork you need when you cross the Mexican border. This will save you lots of time for sure. People can get held up for hours if they don't have the right coppies and docs. .My entry last October only took about 20 min, the lady seemed amazed i had all the required paperwork ready to go.
When you get to Belize look up Chris and Liz Smith. They left the UK last year and rode their Africa Twin from Miami to Alaska then down through Central America. Their now working in a wildlife reserve.
Great bike for a great trip. I rode from Boston to San Franciso then down Baja and over to Mazatlan on my 1974 CB750 in Sept 2001. From Mazatlan take the famous Devils Highway to Durango and head down to the silver town of Zacatera (great empty roads) - Guadeljara is also coolo place to stop (email me for accomdation with parking! lots of places I went to in Mexico allowed you to park the bike in the lobby)...I rode all over Mexico - down the pacific coast to Aculpulco to Oaxca - to San Cristobal, Tulum, Yucutan etc etc before heading back to Boston - 2 months, 16,000 miles - I can send you my diary of the trip if you wish - lists bike problems, accomadation etc...you`ll have a great time! Just take some inner tubes with you - I got 6 punctures - cheap fix though - so many tire shops at the side of the road. And there are loads of speed humps!! Good luck! Andy in Boston
Thank you so much for your help guys, i am almost done with all my preperations, all i have to do now is wait for may to come. Keep the advice coming, anything you have to say will be very appriciated.
As mcderbyfeast (Bob) says, we're here in Belize doing a little volunteer work for a conservation organisation (called Wildtracks) I don't know how long we'll be in the neck of the woods but if anyone is passing drop us an email and we'll see what we can do in the way of hospitality. We're based in Sarteneja, in the northeast of Belize on the coast. Nice spot and plenty to do for a few days.
Bob- cheers for putting the post on. We'll catch up soon. Promise.
Grant - we'll give you the full details of WIldtracks etc when we get a moment AND we'll update our blog. Promise, promise!!
hey nick...maybe you oughta go it alone...im here in belize now...got that bike stored at a place calle Old Belize..five miles outside of belize proper...guy named cisco let me store my bike at the cucumber marina free of charge so that i may enjoy the day without worrying about it...you never know....day was crappy as the weather tends to be...but it was worth seeing...i will travel north in the am toward cancun and then head from there along the coast to lorado tx and head tgo sf...4 weeks is a long time on a klr 650 have fun and watch out for big ass trucks......ratman
Originally posted by nick490_2003: I am heading too Beliz during the second week of may. I plan on traviling through mexico alone, but that is only because i can not convince anybody else to partake of this great journy. For the past year i have been outfitting my 1978 Honda CB 750 and feel that she is ready to go. Even if you are not looking for a travel partner, any advice you have will be greatly appriciated.
I will definetly be making my departure the first of May. I don't have a definate route, but I have a general idea. Might make my presence at the "Fiestas de San Marcos," in Aguascalientes. I have my sights on Yucatan.
I hope you guys like to sweat. I´d recommend getting some free-flow mesh riding gear, like the Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket, for example. It's so hot and humid in the Yucatan-Belize in May that it can be uncomfortable in just a pair of shorts, and riding gear is downright infernal.
go and have a good time.....we ran KLR from Wisconsin to Honduras in 8 days...blasted thru the area...I wish my riding buddy had more time....we parked the bikes on Roatan for the winter then in mArch rode em back to Texas
just kick back...follow the basics...do not travel at night....don;t get ripped off at gas stops....don;t forget to cancel your temporary vehicle permit when you leave Mexico....if you are gonna over stay the timeframe...
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