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    anybody know Monterrey, Mexico?

    I've never been, but was exploring around on the google maps and it looks like a cool city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    I've never been, but was exploring around on the google maps and it looks like a cool city.

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    never been there, but this from Wiki would worry me a bit:

    Monterrey was ranked as the most secure city in Latin America[12] and Mexico in 2005, and one of the two most secure in 2006. However, the city has experienced violence related to turf battles between warring drug cartels in Mexico.[13][14][15]
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    Check with MTYMXDH I think that is his home..
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    I was there when I was 11 or 12 and later when I was 19 for a day or so.

    Overall it's a fairly large city, very industrial but also has an agricultural side to it. My thoughts on the people there were that they are all nice, warm and friendly. However, I was always under the impression that most of the people were the farmer type who one day woke up in a big city. Sort of Beverly Hill Billies.

    Fun place though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnA
    Check with MTYMXDH I think that is his home..
    hey! thats what i was going to say.
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    There's a ton of rock climbing there. google el potrero chico
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    Like the rest of Mexico just don't get into the drugs and don't get between the Marines and their targets.

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    you'll like Sayulita mo' better...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    I've never been, but was exploring around on the google maps and it looks like a cool city.

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    YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!!


    yes all with caps!!!





    MTY Monterrey
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    thats me


    that picture is the entrance to "la huasteca"
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    But .... a long NNC session and jerkin' the gherkin to some old-school pr0n... not necessarily in that order. Much cheaper than H&B. JustTooBig
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgetop
    Like the rest of Mexico just don't get into the drugs and don't get between the Marines and their targets.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/6768654.html

    all I have to say is:


    GO ARMY!!


    EDIT TO ADD:
    please please please, lets keep this in the Lownje PLEASEEEE!!!
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    But .... a long NNC session and jerkin' the gherkin to some old-school pr0n... not necessarily in that order. Much cheaper than H&B. JustTooBig
    mtymxdh is right... you have been scammed my dear. Creakyknees

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtymxdh
    YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!!


    yes all with caps!!!





    MTY Monterrey
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    thats me


    that picture is the entrance to "la huasteca"

    ok, so, is there good road riding in those mountains? or mountain biking? looks like rock climber's heaven, and hiking and such.

    the city looks quite prosperous and modern. is smog a problem?

    I guess it's not much of a tourist destination, what's it got going for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    ok, so, is there good road riding in those mountains? or mountain biking? looks like rock climber's heaven, and hiking and such.

    the city looks quite prosperous and modern. is smog a problem?

    I guess it's not much of a tourist destination, what's it got going for it?

    thx

    well... there is lots of mountain and road riding here, but don't expect it to be like in the US, I mean on sunday morning some people gather up in "Valle oriente" and from there they ride the roads outside the city, with cars protecting the group.... the mountain side, well, Monterrey's Nickname is "the city of mountains" so , yeah, lots of mountain biking

    "la huasteca" the place where you took the snapshot, its climbers heaven. also potrero chico and potrero redondo.

    the city is quite prosperous, "San Pedro Garza Garcia" is the welthiest county in all Latin America,

    I personally think smog is a problem, but in my last work , coworkers from Provo Utah , came here and didn't complain.. so , perhaps not as big as I think...


    I don't know much about it being a tourist destination, there are some museums and stuff, but I dont consider it a tourist destination as other cities like Zacatecas or Morelia..


    If for any reason, business or leisure, you're coming to Monterrey, bring your bike and send me a PM....


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    But .... a long NNC session and jerkin' the gherkin to some old-school pr0n... not necessarily in that order. Much cheaper than H&B. JustTooBig
    mtymxdh is right... you have been scammed my dear. Creakyknees

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtymxdh
    YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!!


    yes all with caps!!!





    MTY Monterrey
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    thats me


    that picture is the entrance to "la huasteca"
    Oh. I thought you were the Mighty Mex Downhiller.

    So, how is the downhilling in Monterey?
    Last edited by robwh9; 12-16-2009 at 08:04 PM.

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    Been there a few times. Explored nice caves. Went to a fiesta at a small village outside of Monterrey. LOTS of VERY friendly chicas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robwh9
    Oh. I thought you were the Mighty Mex Downhiller.

    So, how is the downhilling in Monterey?
    It's not what it used to be..

    first, we have 0 support from the local mtb league

    2nd the group we used to be, for some reason split in 2 or 3 groups, so instead of getting stronger, it went down...

    3rd we have lots of mountains, but its very difficult to get to the top, I mean not many mountains have roads and therefore you have to walk with the bike and equipment , not funny at all

    4th we get 1 stage in the "national" cup, and that's when this gets good

    overall its ok, simply its not what it used to be some years ago
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    But .... a long NNC session and jerkin' the gherkin to some old-school pr0n... not necessarily in that order. Much cheaper than H&B. JustTooBig
    mtymxdh is right... you have been scammed my dear. Creakyknees

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancezneighbor
    LOTS of VERY friendly chicas!

    where?
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    But .... a long NNC session and jerkin' the gherkin to some old-school pr0n... not necessarily in that order. Much cheaper than H&B. JustTooBig
    mtymxdh is right... you have been scammed my dear. Creakyknees

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    not the best pic...but here is a Kudamundi I saw in one ride at "La Huasteca" this year
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    I haven't been there for about 10 years but I loved it.....I flew into Laredo and drove.

    great city
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    I hear the riding's pretty good there. But bring extra shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    I hear the riding's pretty good there. But bring extra shoes.
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    Used to listen to "La Ranchera de Monterrey" late night on the AM band about 25 years ago when I drove truck over-the-road. That station had so much power, you could listen to it for hundreds of miles....
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    IIRC, pro rider Raul Alcala was from Monterrey.

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