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Old 15 Sep 2012
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Mexico and Central America Looking for others

Im riding from Oklahoma thru Texas, Mexico and Central America and then into South America starting in October. This is my first trip and it would be great to ride with someone that knows Spanish and the procedures at the border crossings.

I'm riding a Shadow 750 and plan to stay on the pavement whereever possible. I also want to camp and couch surf to keep expenses down. If anyone is going that way and want to hook up for a day or two or for all thru Central AM it would be great.

If you want to share the road for a way then contact me. 918-261-5932 text or daledenwalt@hotmail.com

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there is a lot of people crossing the border at that time, me being one of them, i know of at least about 10 others crossing the first few weeks of october, do a search for crossing to mexico, theres info listed
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ok, i will try that. what bike are you riding?
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Mexico city

We can probably stay with us if come through Mexico City. I normally meet people just outside the city and guide them in.
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Great idea! lets stay in touch. my blog is twowheelsthreeamericas.com
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Airdale....I'm still headed south from Ontario on the 8th of October with the route planned to camp overnight and then cross at Los Ebanos around the 14th/15th on the first ferry over to Cd. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz.
Will keep an eye out for you. Look for a 99' R1100GS.
Safe Ride !
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Thats good Greg. I just traded for a KLR650 today. Should be able to take some secodary roads now so lets keep in touch. my email is daledenwalt@hotmail.com and you can text my phone at 918-261-5932.
The time is close, i'm getting excited!
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KLR 650 is an excellent bike for Mexico.
Let me know if you are coming through here in Veracruz.
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Will do MikeMike. Plans are vague but there are some ruins somewhere between Tampico and Veracruz area. Troyfromtexas also posted of some old missions i think west of you. I will look it up.
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The Five Haciendas route is only 2 hours of really nice riding to the west. It is a good route, but getting there is a really fun part of the ride. There are some very significant ruins (7 easily reached sites) between Tampico and Veracruz. The big ones are El Tajin in Papantla, also La Cantona not far from Perote but in the state of Puebla, there is also Cempoala, and the fantastic site at Quiahuiztlan up the little mountain and across the highway from the beach where Cortez burned the ships and met the Totonacs. That site is one that most people miss entirely, even though they are riding right past it on the coast highway Mex #180. One of the easiest sites to reach, and one of the most underrated but very significant in the history of Mexico!
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AirDale,

Good trade, the KLR is much better suited for the America's ride. I think I may have posted this in ADV, but just in case:

If you make it to Antigua, Guatemala (definitely a popular spot to relax a few days), be sure to come by Moto Cafe and share some stories with fellow motorcyclists, join us for a ride, or just have a !

Always great to meet ADV'rs.

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6a Calle Oriente #14
Antigua, Guatemala
14°33'19.50"N
90°43'52.43"W

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Airdale....roger that, will send you an e-mail link.
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Going to Veracruz

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KLR 650 is an excellent bike for Mexico.
Let me know if you are coming through here in Veracruz.
Hi Mike,
I am headed to Veracruz today, Sunday 10/7. I should be there about 6 or 7 pm.
Dale told me to contact you.
Take care,
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AirDale,

Good trade, the KLR is much better suited for the America's ride. I think I may have posted this in ADV, but just in case:

If you make it to Antigua, Guatemala (definitely a popular spot to relax a few days), be sure to come by Moto Cafe and share some stories with fellow motorcyclists, join us for a ride, or just have a !

Always great to meet ADV'rs.

Moto Cafe
6a Calle Oriente #14
Antigua, Guatemala
14°33'19.50"N
90°43'52.43"W

Safe travels!

Chris
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My wife and I are heading north from Buenos Aires on route to NYC, in Colombia at the moment but will drop by your way in a month or 2

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Give me a shout when you are nearing Panama, have another Brit coming from Colombia around 22nd oct, have room to stay & safe parking near to David
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