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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-30-2007, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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If anyone has ridden to and from Mexico via the San Ysidro - Tijuana border crossing, how does one get from the TJ side back? (Earlier this evening, I sat in an automobile and did not see a single motorcycle come through.)

It would appear that if one simply waited in line, the bike would overheat.

Yet lane-splitting seems impossible given the pedestrian street vendors running throughout traffic.

Is there another route, or perhaps simply a choice of time of day?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-30-2007, 01:21 PM
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Yet lane-splitting seems impossible given the pedestrian street vendors running throughout traffic.
I don´t know Tijuana boarder crossing, because I´m living in the centre of Mexico. But forget American way of driving. In Mexico it´s more together and relaxed, but beware of the stronger vehicles, like trucks, pick-ups and so on.
Lane splitting is possible even with pedestrians and vendors and cows and donkeys and chicken or whatever you can find on road .... Or is your signal horn not working ... then you have to go to repair it BEFORE driving in Mexico. It´s something like an insurance
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go in the Sentri lane and cut over to the normal lanes to the left between the concrete barriers and poles...do that as late as you can. I've been told if you go through Sentri w/o a pass they will impound your bike..

I've hit my mirrors on a few cars in TJ. s**it happens. I've done it the hard way too by splitting the normal lanes and avoiding vendors. fun
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I think I will just stay out of mexico on a motorcycle.

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I think I will just stay out of mexico on a motorcycle.

watch your life pass before your eyes as you wait for hours waiting to cross back in a car... for people who cross frequently a bike is ideal.
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watch your life pass before your eyes as you wait for hours waiting to cross back in a car... for people who cross frequently a bike is ideal.

I suppose so.. I have heard stories about people driving in mexico. Its just a bit to different for me..lol

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-30-2007, 10:35 PM
 
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yeah i dont think ill ever go to Mexico, on a motorcycle or in a car, ive heard about way to many bad things that go on down there, also ive had someone i know disappear down there years ago.
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I live in Yuma,AZ and ride on the other side every chance I get. They have some very nice roads and I've never had a problem while riding there. I always cross the border in Tecate, Mexicali or Algodones. I just ride to the front of the line very carefully and never had any problems.

I guess common sense goes a long way. Never ride at night, don't break the law, ie; guns, drugs, contraband ect. and make sure you purchase Mexican insurance before you cross. It cost about $29.00 a day for full coverage and if you happen to have an accident your fault or not they will impound your vehicle.

The road from Tijuana to Ensenada is like the Pacific Coast Hwy, and on the way back from Ensenada you can take a road that goes thru the valley and up to Tecate. The best road is Hwy 2 from Mexicali to La Rumorosa.
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I think I will just stay out of mexico on a motorcycle.
This would definitively be the wrong decision. I enjoy riding in Mexico. There are great places to ride. It´s only different to over-regulated good old Germany or the US. You will get used to it instantly. Don´t be afraid because boarder crossing only. Belive me and find out! I hope,all my Mexican friends agree!
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