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    Senior Member Rhodetrip's Avatar
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    Mrs Trip and I went down to Big Bend National Park in late January-early February of this year. Had a fantastic time. I will post some photos of that one of these days.

    After Big Bend, we headed to Presidio, Tx. From there, we made a day trip into Mexico to go see Peguis Canyon. Its about 15 miles south of Ojinaga, and its before the check points where you would have to get vehicle permits, etc, so it made a good destination. The guards at the border were very interested in the TW's..."how much do they cost?"...How big is the engine?...Did you make the panniers yourself?...They deemed them muy bueno for Mexico!





    Downtown Ojinaga, Chihuahua









    A roadside cemetary









    Peguis Canyon









    A roadside shrine at the top of the canyon rim









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    thanks for sharing. nice pics

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    really nice shots.... I love Mexico BUT kind of gun shy about going there anymore....

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    Nice. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFISHALBIZ View Post
    really nice shots.... I love Mexico BUT kind of gun shy about going there anymore....




    Great pic's and report, but that is exactly what I was thinking.
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    Awesome canyon shot. Bet it was a fun ride. Did you haul the TW's down and ride from there?



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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    Awesome canyon shot. Bet it was a fun ride. Did you haul the TW's down and ride from there?



    Thanks for sharing


    Hi Admiral,

    I really enjoy your postings here and over on advrider. Thanks.



    We hauled the bikes down to Texas in what I fondly refer to as the "RhodyRoamer"







    The whole trip was great, and I'm hoping to do it again this winter. We never even got to ride any of Big Bend Ranch State Park.

    Here's a few photos I found...I need to upload more to photobucket. These are in Big Bend National Park:












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    Thanks for the excellent pics!



    There's so much beautiful country down in Mexico, but I take the travel advisory for Sonora (about 80 miles from my house!) pretty seriously. I know some areas are more or less dangerous than others though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DonBenito View Post
    Glad you made it back to tell the tale!


    Mexico has some serious problems, but that area is like Mayberry, RFD.
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    Great pictures. The one with the bike laying on it's side reminded me, of me.





    I really enjoyed my adventures in Mexico (Baja) many years ago. When south of the border, I did not miss the north of the border pretense. When I found a store, a can of beans was simply a can of beans sitting on a shelf. No fuss about, this can of beans is better than that can of beans. The store had what it had, and I bought what I needed. As hunger was my biggest motivator. I could care less about any marketing or fancy labels, I just wanted to eat.



    As with many of you, what I hear from the media would at this point in my life, leave me feeling uncomfortable about an adventure South of the border. Truth be known, my Mexico trip was back in 197?. Folks suggested I would not make it back alive.............. Well here I am, and just in time to torment you.



    Perhaps as an aside, might I say, of the few out of the ordinary adventures I have done, virtually no-one gave me a "thumbs up". I never had the opportunity to talk with someone that had done what I was planning. It seemed however, the 'un-experienced' were more than glad to provide an opinion. For what ever reason, the opinion was more often than not, dismal. Most suggested I would have all my equipment stolen, be robbed or kidnapped. Worst of all, I would be forced to inseminate virgins as clearly I was the carrier of premium 'seed'.



    Certainly some tongue-in-cheek. What I have found over the years is, for what-ever (sad) reason, folks with "no experience" feel somewhat compelled to present you with the 'dooms-day' scenario.



    With any adventure; listen to the folks that have recently done something similar. Likely that will not include Mom, Dad and your friends from work. Gerry
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