Nov 13, 2010, 5:50 AM
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Yes there is a typo, If you fly to GDL you do not need to take the bus.
Re: [salto_jorge] Denver to Guadalahara by car
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That was supposed to PV, then take the bus to GDL, my error that I did not catch.
I have taken the Frontier plane to PV and then the primer clase bus to GDL.
We used USAirways on out last trip out this month, direct flight from Ph. Az, baggage is not free to mexico.
At all cost I have been avoiding any route through Chihuahua. Family friends from a town near Casa Grandes told me to avoid the area and that has been just as bad as Juárez. In the old days I used to cross and take the Cananea route in Sonora, but the road conditions were never good for higher speeds.
I do stop and purchase fuel in Mexico, I always fill up in the larger cities and I carry extra fuel with me.
Last time two of us drove from Nogales to Mazatlan (where we slept for the first leg of the trip in Mexico), that is 632 miles on the Toll Roads. We took turns behind the wheel and averaged over 75 mph (GM SUV, straight 6, large guard on the front, untinted windows for all to look in at us, nothing to hide ), like I said we drive fast and often down the center of the two lane black top. While driving we were passed several times and greated by a friendly federal police crew in their fast dodge several times who seemed to know that we were trying to avoid problems and get down the road asap. I can normally go for 8 hrs or more without using the rest room if one backs off on the heavy meals, hot foods, fast foods and poor eating several days before the mad rush. Its a mad rush and that is why I prefer flying.
I was stopped by federals several years ago near MgDeKino in my Land Cruiser and questioned at length due to the plates on my vehicle but not for speeding. Federals do not like Vanity plates from the US, they will never be on my vehicle again. Speeding can be bad, I once hit a tope or heat buckle when slowing down for it and damaged the transmission pan, I was lucky to find a shop.
No matter what, everyone has their favorite route and route that they believe is better then others.
Better and safer never has anything to do with shortest and cheapest.
Flying is the fastest way to go and has fever potential speed bumps, flying likits what you can take along.
What matters in getting to your destination.
(This post was edited by salto_jorge on Nov 13, 2010, 6:47 AM)