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[*] posted on 11-21-2016 at 09:13 PM
How can I get an empty case to La Paz?


I have a bicycle case I would like to get to La Paz. It is 26 x 26 x 10 inches. 61.9 liner inches. It weighs 17 pounds. Around the beginning of December I hope to find someone going to La Paz. Perhaps I could DHL it to someone who lives in La Paz.

Then I plan to ride my Bicycle to la Paz, collect the case, and fly back around the beginning of February.

What is a reasonable price to pay someone for transporting, and or keeping a case for two months?

Some people smarter than me took the time to map out a bicycle route.
https://bajadivide.com/mapping/
Maybe the map master, David K or some of the moto riders will take a look at the section around El Arco. To me that looks like the most questionable part of their route.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17688817

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[*] posted on 11-22-2016 at 08:51 AM
shipping


A couple of years ago I sent a dune buggy racing seat to a fellow in Mulege.

I took it to my United Parcel Service (UPS) - I had mickey-moused a cardboard box covering it completely, wrapped securely.

They took it without question. My understanding was that they take it to San Diego/San Ysidro where it is picked up by a Baja shipping service - all arranged by UPS.

I'm not recalling but I thought the cost was reasonable.

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[*] posted on 11-22-2016 at 09:15 AM


Aerocalifia has counter to counter package service Tijuana to La Paz
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[*] posted on 11-22-2016 at 09:17 AM




FedEx is here too.




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[*] posted on 11-22-2016 at 10:21 AM


Quote: Originally posted by DENNIS  


FedEx is here too.
Yeah, they charged me $60 to ship an outboard impeller.




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[*] posted on 11-22-2016 at 10:31 AM



If I were in the mood to build a stock portfolio, it would be stuffed with residential shipping companies such as UPS and FedEx. Amazon will be the last retailer standing and shipping is their strong point.




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[*] posted on 11-22-2016 at 12:28 PM


Quote: Originally posted by monoloco  
Quote: Originally posted by DENNIS  


FedEx is here too.
Yeah, they charged me $60 to ship an outboard impeller.


with few other options, that was prolly $60 well spent!:light:




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[*] posted on 11-22-2016 at 01:01 PM


I'd post on the Baja Pony Express and try and hook up with a kiteboarder heading down to La Ventana for the season. Fedex / DHL would probably be real expensive .



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[*] posted on 11-22-2016 at 02:09 PM


Didnt we just cover this a few months back?

Fill the case with Pacificos and post it on Nomads, that you need the case brought south and stored.

I guarantee you the case will be empty when it arrives, or shortly thereafter.

And it wont be no sixty bucks.
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[*] posted on 11-22-2016 at 02:14 PM





See how simple things can be?




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[*] posted on 11-22-2016 at 08:03 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mojo_norte  
I'd post on the Baja Pony Express and try and hook up with a kiteboarder heading down to La Ventana for the season. Fedex / DHL would probably be real expensive .


baja pony express?

Case of beer? you want the beer up front, or when I pick the case up in La Paz? Would 2 cases be better?

Quote: Originally posted by Hook  
Didnt we just cover this a few months back?

Fill the case with Pacificos and post it on Nomads, that you need the case brought south and stored.

I guarantee you the case will be empty when it arrives, or shortly thereafter.

And it wont be no sixty bucks.


I did ask the same question a few months back. Now it is almost time to go. Time to find the answer. Would the case be safer if I give the beer in La Paz, instead of right before the 1,000 mile drive?

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[*] posted on 11-24-2016 at 09:17 AM


Quote: Originally posted by monoloco  
Quote: Originally posted by DENNIS  


FedEx is here too.
Yeah, they charged me $60 to ship an outboard impeller.


There is a dhl office in Ensenada. Do you think it would be cheaper to ship without crossing the border?

I still need someone or someplace to ship it too.
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[*] posted on 11-24-2016 at 09:29 AM


send it to the post office addressed to you.



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[*] posted on 11-24-2016 at 11:55 PM


Quote: Originally posted by woody with a view  
send it to the post office addressed to you.



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[*] posted on 11-25-2016 at 07:27 PM


A person living in La Paz or a person driving to La Paz is who I hope to find.

I want to ride my bicycle down the back roads of Baja, collect my case in La Paz, and fly back, with my bicycle safe and secure in the case.




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[*] posted on 11-25-2016 at 10:17 PM


Suggest you put your request on facebook, at talkbaja, and a couple of the Baja-centric bicycle riding pages on FB. There are active online bike communities in TJ, San Vicente, GN, La Paz - they all got FB pages where you can put out your request.




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[*] posted on 11-26-2016 at 06:13 PM


I do not facebook.

A retired couple in a motor home headed for La Paz, for the winter, or an expat living in La Paz, that I could DHL the case too, is what I hope to find.
My bicycle frame splits in two and fits in an airline legal case. How do I get the case to La Paz 6 or 7 weeks ahead of myself.

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[*] posted on 11-26-2016 at 07:50 PM


Take the bus back ?



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[*] posted on 11-26-2016 at 08:13 PM


Bus,
25 hours on linea ABC. Last time I checked, 6 years ago it wsa over 2,000 pesos. How much is a ticket from la Paz to TJ now?

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1 hour?
My ticket on volaris was $68 one way. I paid another $35 for oversized sporting equiptment.

If I get the case to la Paz It should be free to fly. If not I have to ride my older mt bike. Thinner tires, more pushing, wrapped in plastic for the trip to tj, no big loss if the samsonite lugage monkey trashes it on the plane. The Ritchey breakaway bike is a lot nicer. It needs a hard case to protect it. I had to pay for that frame.

Ironically,
If I ride the old 95 Mongoose Alta, I have to spend $200, (more than the bike cost), on new tubeless ready rims.
http://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/cliff-hanger-559

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4KDophQYU0&index=3&...

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[*] posted on 11-26-2016 at 08:27 PM


ok there are some options: I have many students studying in la paz and you could send it to any one of them.

I also have a friend who is on warm showers and offers housing to bikers....I have never been to that site, but she told me about it.

Let me know what you prefer and we can take it from there. This has to be done sooner than later since on or before Dec. 10 as all the kids leave on vacation then!




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