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    Well,here we go again!
    All riders who wish to particpate are welcomed!
    Some of RGV TSBA members are planning to ride to Mazatlan Sinoloa Mexico.
    Ride is during the Mexico celebration "Semana de la motoInternaccional"
    Date: April 15-19,2009 A week long motorcyle celebration
    Last year only two of us made the ride and it was awesome! We take toll roads all the way to Durango MX, where we then ride thru the mountains riding the famous "Devil's Backbone"-roads consisits of 3,000 curves for 160 miles riding from 4000 ft elevation up to about 10,000 ft at the peak. Very nice roads and scenery. when we crossed the mountains there was over 500 motorcyles riding the curves.

    Riding route:
    plan to leave TX/MX border thru Hidalgo TX and ride down Hwy 40 going to Monterrey MX, with stops in Pailla and staying the night in Torreon MX. About 7 hrs ride. Next morning ride 180 miles to Durango MX and rest and relax and enjoy the sights.
    Next morning cross thru Devils Backbone ridng 180 miles to Mazatlan. This ride takes 6 hours with only 2 stops- one halfway down the mountains where we eat,hydrate and rest for about an hour. Then ride the technical part of the mountain called the "Accordian" named for all the numerous switchback that we will have to ride thru. Stop and fuel at the bottom of the mountain in town of Concordia. Then it is a staright 20 miles into Mazatlan.

    Requirements.
    One still needs TX ID, and copy of birth certificate or Passport to cross and return to US.
    Mexico Permit: $35.00 get it when crossing the bridge. Also must present Mastercard/Visa Card on file for permit. You must turn in permit when crossing back to US. If you dont do this the will charge your card about $430.00!

    Hotels will vary in rage from $60-230 per nite. we stay in hotels that have 24hours security guards and secured parking for all bikes in either locked parking or in inner courtyard away from the streets and public. Very nice and safe ammenities.

    Riders:
    So far we have a total of 7 riders already committed to this ride.

    Want to put out this information for a really great ride/adventure that you will always remember for anyone who may be interested in riding with us this upcoming year. Will post more updates here as they become available.
    Look up under my name in the VB Image Host for some pics of last years ride. Hope that maybe a few riders would like to join us.

    This trip is actually very safe as we are riding during this week long celebration in Mexico and they expect,welcome and cater to all riders during this festival. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have via email or my cell number.
    Let's Ride!
    Mase Molina
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    wow this looks cool
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    I'm really looking forward to this

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    I am going to have to try to make this one it sounds cool.
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    sweet!!! the more the merrier

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    wow this looks cool
    It is a BMW riders wet dream!!! Hell any riders wet dream.... several long streches of 140mph+ (45 min or more) and then AAA technical roads and hella nice views!
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    does that mean that you are going?

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    Well let me extend some South Texas hospitality, if anyone does decide to ride down to Mexico with us, I can offer a place to stay here with us as we have the room for bikes, trailers and vehicles. Some may decide to trailer thier bikes down here to the RGV and then we all can ride from here. Belive me when you return to the US from riding from Torreron MX to the US your are really spent. That is about a 8-9 hour ride, then you would still have to ride back up state to where you live.


    Believe me when I say that you should experience this ride at least once in your lifetime. Also, when we ride into Mexico, we usually meet up with a group of about 14 other riders that are our escorts as they have done this ride for the last past 11 years. Believe this makes for a very safe and adventurous ride.

    Oh, the group of BMW riders from Durango are the Fastest guys out there!
    They ride the Devils Backbone almost every weekend as thier SMR!
    And they do this all on GS models!
    Come on everyone lets make this into a Interchapter TSBA International Ride!
    Mase Molina
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRU View Post
    It is a BMW riders wet dream!!! Hell any riders wet dream.... several long streches of 140mph+ (45 min or more) and then AAA technical roads and hella nice views!
    Yes, the straight roads are very straight, and the curvy roads are very curvy. But it's all beautiful.
    El Espinazo del Diablo is AWESOME!

    And Mase, you describe it perfectly. Bikers can get away with a lot more down there in Mexico, as far as bike parking and security.

    For those who don't know, I was in Mazatlan last May. Here's my thread with lots of tempting photos.
    http://bbs.tsba.org/showthread.php?t=42730


    Also, I thought you also had to have a Mexico vehicle permit to cross the border zone 40 miles in... Correct me if there is some way around that. I'm sure a couple dead presidents could serve as any "permit" if need be, but when we went we had one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostRider View Post
    does that mean that you are going?
    I am at 25% right now but definately researching my schedule
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    so how long are we in mazatlon?
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    Well by then I will have an extra week of vacation! I WILL GIVE IT A 50/50

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    Great to hear that some of you are making the effort for this ride.
    It is a adventure! Kinda like Long Way Down.

    TRIP PLAN: Though it could change slightly.
    From US Border -Hidalgo/Reynosa Border to Mazatlan ride is about 858 miles one way.

    We take toll roads all the way to Mazatlan for safty and high speed sorties. Riding thru the mexican desert is also an experience.
    Tolls to Mazatlan and back total about $240.00. This may seem pricey but the roads are in top shape and not very many Big trucks/Commercial traffic on the roads. The Libre or "free" roads do present alot of danger to motorcyclist. For this reason we take the toll roads and they are also save alot of time.

    04/14/09 Tues: 0700 AM Cross border and ride to and stay night in Torreon MX. For those that will need your Mexico permits,we will help you get them here at Mexico Customs. This should take between 30-60 minutes depending on number of riders.
    About 10hrs riding.

    04/15/09 Wed: Ride from Torreron to Durango. Stay the night. See the sites and rest for next days ride through the mountains.
    2-3hrs riding time or 180 miles. You will ride over 7800 ft elevation in this part of the ride.
    Ricardo and I on the ZX14s made it in about 1.5hrs!

    This is the longest stretch of road. It is a toll road,but there are NO Fuel stops here! You need to be able to ride 180 miles till you reach Durango for fuel. Believe me you will be on empty when you get there. I will more than likey carry extra fuel in the 14 for those that will need the fuel.

    04/16/09 Thrs: Have breakfast and fuel up. Depart around 0900AM.
    Leave Durango, Cross Devil's BackBone. You will ride up about 10,000 feet elevation in this part of ride.
    Stop for lunch. Refuel in afternoon in town of Concordia. Arrive in Mazatlan. at around 4pm.
    Ride time 7hrs, 180 miles


    04/17-18/09 Fri-Sat. Stay and enjoy Mazatlan.
    Motorcycle show, concerts, great food, fishing, parades, quarter mile race track is availble to anyone who may want to run thier bikes or see races.

    04/19/09 Sun: Early AM leave Mazatlan and ride till late afternoon and stay in Torreon for night.
    Ride time about 8hrs.

    04/20/09 Mon: Early AM leave Torreron and ride back to US Border. Crossing US border by 4:30pm.

    This is how the trip plan is so far. Open to any suggestions that anyone may have
    Mase Molina
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    Will be trying to secure sweeper truck and driver for breakdowns and maybe even carry luggage for all of us for this trip. Nothing definite, but I think this will be a great idea if we can pull this off.
    Mase Molina
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    Dave Barry

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    I know when we rode to PA the sweeper truck was a godsend...
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    Sweeper truck is a good idea, specially to carry extra fuel since I know that some of us would be squeezing every last drop of gas out of the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaseK12rs View Post
    2-3hrs riding time or 180 miles. You will ride over 7800 ft elevation in this part of the ride.
    Ricardo and I on the ZX14s made it in about 1.5hrs!

    This is the longest stretch of road. It is a toll road,but there are NO Fuel stops here! You need to be able to ride 180 miles till you reach Durango for fuel. Believe me you will be on empty when you get there. I will more than likey carry extra fuel in the 14 for those that will need the fuel.

    Ha! I bet you were almost out of fuel if y'all were doing an average of 120 mph for an hour and a half!
    That's the only problem with roads like that. There are NO cops patrolling, very little to zero traffic, and 100% visibility for miles and miles in a straight line, so you want to pin it and hold it, but the thought of running out of gas in the 90 degree high-desert heat makes you think twice about attempting such an epic, record-shattering trophy run.

    However, I have great faith in the hospitality and courtesy of the Mexican people towards strangers.
    At this one point at the longest, straightest stretch of desert road we were on on our trip, (which I think I have a pic of somewhere. I'll look for it and post it up.) we passed by this pickup truck being pushed by four or five guys! This was miles and miles from anywhere, as far as we knew. We couldn't even imagine how far they were planning on pushing that thing.
    There are also these trucks (appropriately) called Angeles Verdes, or Green Angels, that patrol the road, helping broken down and stranded drivers, and supposedly appear when you need them as if by magic.

    And all in all, other than those few stretches of crazy straight desert cuotas, Mexico was a lot less desolate than I was expecting. It seems like the people are a lot more spread out. Just when you think you're the only living creature for miles and miles, you'll come around a curve and see a group of vaqueros riding burros, or somebody sitting on a pile of rocks on the side of the road waiting for the bus.

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    Default SWEEPER TRUCK SECURED

    My truck and trailer with driver Compadre Lupe. Give me a day or two but their should be no prob.I will PM you mase as soon as i can ..In mexico right now and internet is shoty..

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    so I take it that you are in Jesse?

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    If we got people comming down, I got spare beds and a nice garage w/workshop that I will voluntier as staging if need be.
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    You da man Tru!!

    How's the hangover??

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    Very interested in this. Thanks for posting up. I just read a book about a guy traveling through the Sierra Madre mountains, "God's Middle Finger", which has given me an added thirst for making it down there (though not so inclined to head into the narco towns).
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    If you look at the maps in mexico or google it, we basically stay on hwy 40 on the toll roads all the way. we avoid practically all the small little towns and bad roads and rough traffic. Very safe ride and we will have stops in very secure public places.
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    That would be great Jesse! Any help that we all can pool together to make this ride safe and easier for everyone's enjoyment is a big plus!
    Feel free to P, text or call me on my cell.
    Thanks for stepping up to the plate to help us out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostRider View Post
    so I take it that you are in Jesse?

    Like Flynn baby Lets Boogie!!

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