Trip Start Jan 04, 2009
33Trip End Mar 09, 2009
Around lunch time I crossed into Mexico at Presidio, Texas/Ojinaga, Mexico. All went very well, especially because a gentleman called Manuel helped me with the translation. The steps were 1) get Tourist Card at one counter 2) Get copies of drivers licence, bike registration, passport and tourist card 3) Get the Temporary Vehicle Importation Certificate and attach it to the windshield. This all took about 45 minutes.
Then on we go onto Highway 16 and I had a choice of the toll road or the free road. I took the free road as it would wind through the mountains and give me more flavour of the country.
I filled up with gas successfully. It is about $.80 per litre. Yes, that is half of what we are paying in Canada.
By 3:30 I was feeling a bit burnt out so I stopped in Chihuahua and after a lot of looking found the Hotel Del Sol for $25.00 and was able to park the bike right outside my door. The people here are very generous with their time and had a young girl help with the translation.
I am sending this from an internet cafe and it is very very busy.
Today I rode 492 KM