Pan-American Trails part 6

By Jose Porta, Photography by Jose Porta/ Art By Joe Wirling

The main object of my stay in the capital was to try to collect the one hundred and seventy-one pesos and thirty-five cents which I left as a deposit for my motorcycle when I entered Mexico thru Laredo. I was told there that I could secure an extension of my three months permit when I reached Mexico City, but try as I may I could never obtain that extension. They would promise it to me and tell me to call again at the office after two or three weeks and finally after two months of waiting I gave up all hope.

While waiting for my passport I made some extra sight-seeing.

I had received some spare parts from the factory and my motorcycle had been thoroughly overhauled and I was once more ready for the road. This time I took the precaution of having a steel plate half an inch thick welded under the frame to protect the motor against all outside knocks. Such a precaution proved to be the best improvement ever made on that motorcycle and it saved its life over and over again.

By Jose Porta
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