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Thumbs up Copper Canyon, Mexico October 11-25

Was going to go to the BMW Mexican International Rally but registration is sold out.

Found this!!!!!!!!

5th Annual Copper Canyon Rally in Creel 10/18-19
http://www.chabochismotorally.com/
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=334420

Was going thru Canyon anyway so now I will just make this the destination and spend more time checking out the area.
There will be several veterans of the Canyon attending so should be good time with lots of people to follow.
On-site registration only $20.00
Rooms (no reservations required) $15-$35.00

Way cheaper than using a Touring Company and will probably get on roads/trails not even on the map.

Maybe return by ferry across Gulf and up Baja.

Anyone interested?
Leaving 10/11
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Re: Copper Canyon, Mexico October 11-25

Sounds like good fun Doug. Make sure to check in with these guys when you get to Creel -

http://www.amigos3.com/

They have lots of good info and know the inside local stuff like the best and cheapest Hotels. Say "HI" to Yolando for me

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Re: Copper Canyon, Mexico October 11-25

Another reason I cannot wait to go to Mexico- NOT!
Read this...

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Another reason I cannot wait to go to Mexico- NOT!
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That is a scary story. Batopilas is an interesting town and I had a good time there. However, in my many trips to Baja and Mexico the only time I EVER felt uncomfortable and out of place was riding into Batopilas. I just felt as we were riding down the main street to our hotel some strange looks and a bad vibe... hard to explain but it was there. It is a fairly remote town and I just chalked it up to that...

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Re: Copper Canyon, Mexico October 11-25

There is an ancient band of cannibal Aztecs living in Batopilas. They were staring at your ample mid-section

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There is an ancient band of cannibal Aztecs living in Batopilas. They were staring at your ample mid-section
A family of four for a week!

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A family of four for a week!
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It must be nice to have friends Ted.

Hey dont pick on Ted I like Ted he has great qualities He has a Big TV , a cold Beer supply, Has a very nice Lift in his Garage and lives close to Pizza and Mex food.

Am I helping ? Ted.

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no sucking up, Chuck!

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no sucking up, Chuck!
Sucking up is good. I like Chuck too. No one has ever said such nice things about me

What have u done for ME lately Schumacher??

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Hey dont pick on Ted I like Ted he has great qualities He has a Big TV , a cold Beer supply, Has a very nice Lift in his Garage and lives close to Pizza and Mex food.

Am I helping ? Ted.

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About the lift I got to use it again last night to RE- Fix Dan's KLR Ham handed Me messed up a Gasket and Dan objected to the 10-W -40 waterproofing I was supplying to his Left boot. OH WELL

You guys have a nice ride this weekend.
While we are on the subject, THANKS to Chuck for the mechanical knowledge, and the work on the bike, and THANKS to Ted for providing the facility and the lift.

Chuck, I owe you for the gaskets, so if you won't take money, next WED dinner we both attend, your meal is on me.

I rode the bike to work this AM and everything is fine, no leaks, and the shifter seems to be in the same place it was.

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While we are on the subject, THANKS to Chuck for the mechanical knowledge, and the work on the bike, and THANKS to Ted for providing the facility and the lift.

Chuck, I owe you for the gaskets, so if you won't take money, next WED dinner we both attend, your meal is on me.

I rode the bike to work this AM and everything is fine, no leaks, and the shifter seems to be in the same place it was.

THANKS AGAIN!
Dam And I thought that putting it on the right side would confuse you.

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Dam And I thought that putting it on the right side would confuse you.

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It would have. Having ridden some old Triumph Bonnie's with the shifter on the right, I can tell you it is confusing.

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Re: Copper Canyon, Mexico October 11-25

I have been throughout Mexico so many times I now get stopped by the US Border Patrol and Customs with them asking why do I visit so often. My response is I love the place. I have never encountered anything close to a problem other than a PGR agent asking for a small "mordida", about 2 bucks. Other than that I've encountered nothing but a welcome and friendly attitude. It may help that I speak Spanish but I'm not totally convinced. There's an old saying that goes "si no lo buscas no lo encuentras" which means if you dont look for it you will not find it. I've heard many horror stories but have never witnessed any of it. I do not however camp in Mexico and generally am not on the road after sundown. When I do stop for a night I always make sure its well lit and generally populated. I believe the further you are from civilization the greater the risk especially in areas like Chihuahua and Culiacan. Just thought I would share......

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I have been throughout Mexico so many times I now get stopped by the US Border Patrol and Customs with them asking why do I visit so often. My response is I love the place. I have never encountered anything close to a problem other than a PGR agent asking for a small "mordida", about 2 bucks. Other than that I've encountered nothing but a welcome and friendly attitude. It may help that I speak Spanish but I'm not totally convinced. There's an old saying that goes "si no lo buscas no lo encuentras" which means if you dont look for it you will not find it. I've heard many horror stories but have never witnessed any of it. I do not however camp in Mexico and generally am not on the road after sundown. When I do stop for a night I always make sure its well lit and generally populated. I believe the further you are from civilization the greater the risk especially in areas like Chihuahua and Culiacan. Just thought I would share......

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You boys might want to rethink this trip. I have been to Mexico many times and I really enjoyed Creel but this is not the usual "bandito" story...

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The deadliest attack came Saturday night when three carloads of gunmen pulled up and opened fire at a family gathering in the small town of Creel, a popular stopover for the tourist train that carries thousands of passengers annually through Mexico's Copper Canyon.

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This kinda crap happens in Oak Park all the time! At least in Mexico you can get a decent FiSH TACO..............

You can live your life being scared or you can go out and see what there is to see. You guys will be fine as long as you don't run for local office while yer down there.

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This kinda crap happens in Oak Park all the time!
Good thing you live in East Sac eh??


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This kinda crap happens in Oak Park all the time! At least in Mexico you can get a decent FiSH TACO..............

You can live your life being scared or you can go out and see what there is to see. You guys will be fine as long as you don't run for local office while yer down there.

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