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Old 11-19-2009, 11:59 PM
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Default ISDE Mexico travel rigs

The bus is very large, and fully equipped for camping, plus a full shop in the back.

The box van will also be well equipped, but not yet. Note the home made hood! It was necessary, the Cummins 6Bt wasn't intended when they built this body. It's lifted 4" and has 35 inch aggressive tires on it. Not pretty, but very capable of getting to Mexico.
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:44 PM
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Looks like I was able to get the pictures loaded. Sorry about a couple being sideways. Maybe I'll try to fix that too. I'm lucky I got this far.
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You might want to cover up those fancy wheels while in mexico.. dont want to get any more attention from banditos than the sheer size of those rigs will already bring.. but they look great.. real expo units!!
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From last years Letter of Intent :

"I agree to pay the Team USA support fee. This covers container shipping, gas during race, supplies and checkpoint food for riders."

So if you make the team, then you will have to pay to ship your bike down with everyone else in the container - it makes no sense to drive down. Gunny loads up the container in Beaverton (I helped him one time) - he has some guidelines for the dimensions of the crate required, etc.

There is an upside - shipping bikes and flying to the middle of mexico is going to be a heckuva lot cheaper than going to new zealand or europe....

Given the near civil war that is going on in Mexico right now - you might be *way* better off.

The only reason you would drive is if you don't make the team and decide to go as a "privateer".

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I may ship my stuff and drive anyway just to have extra junk, I mean stuff. I plan to sleep in the rig too. They both are equipped with 100gallon fresh water tanks, black and grey tanks, toilets, and kitchens. The sleeping quarters are as good as any camper.

I've driven through Mexico before. Actually drove all the way to Cabo San Lucas on a whim.... In a Cadillac of all things. (an old one) Mexico doesn't scare me, however, I will make the most sound decision I can come up with.

I need to focus on qualifying first. If that doesn't happen, I'll see what the extortion fee is to sign up as a privateer.

I've been called a redneck before, and it's okay to say it. However, I prefer to use the term "farm boy," or in terms of the vehicles.... Agricultural. It often pays to be resourceful. Not always pretty, but often quite practical.
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Now...that gives a new meaning to the term "box van" What kind of fuel milage do you get in that?
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I may ship my stuff and drive anyway just to have extra junk, I mean stuff. I plan to sleep in the rig too. They both are equipped with 100gallon fresh water tanks, black and grey tanks, toilets, and kitchens. The sleeping quarters are as good as any camper.

I've driven through Mexico before. Actually drove all the way to Cabo San Lucas on a whim.... In a Cadillac of all things. (an old one) Mexico doesn't scare me, however, I will make the most sound decision I can come up with.

I need to focus on qualifying first. If that doesn't happen, I'll see what the extortion fee is to sign up as a privateer.

I've been called a redneck before, and it's okay to say it. However, I prefer to use the term "farm boy," or in terms of the vehicles.... Agricultural. It often pays to be resourceful. Not always pretty, but often quite practical.
In past years, I think you were required to go with the tour and use their travel agent. Given the close proximity - my guess is it will be $1500 or so per person for double occupancy and meals.

For yahoo maps directions click here. 45 hours driving one way non-stop to get there.


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