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Forum: Americas Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
Go ahead, it was hilarious! And with the peso...

Go ahead, it was hilarious! And with the peso tracking the rouble, maybe not as outrageous as it seems.
Forum: Americas Today, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
I guess if anyone is looking for a definition for...

I guess if anyone is looking for a definition for "ugly American " this might be a good place to start.[/QUOTE]

I'll own up to the ugly part, but not the American.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 11:56 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
No Mr. Schizz, you are right. I would not advise...

No Mr. Schizz, you are right. I would not advise anyone to take a bet that I am unwilling to make. But I can still appreciate lgh's point that if you're circumstances lead you to a place where you...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
"TVIP? We don't need no steenking TVIP!" My...

"TVIP? We don't need no steenking TVIP!" My philosophy is: when in Rome, do as the Romans do. So when in Mexico I am willing to show the same respect for their laws as the natives do. This means...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,270
Posted By Blind Warrior
This appears to be a good description of what is...

This appears to be a good description of what is going on in the canyons at the moment:

http://beforeitsnews.com/immigration/2014/10/golden-triangle-in-flames-again-2449526.html
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,270
Posted By Blind Warrior
Borderland Beat is reporting the violence in...

Borderland Beat is reporting the violence in Guachochi as being mostly between 2 Sinaloa Cartel factions, so it may be the case that El Chapo's removal was a prime mover in the outbreak of violence. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,056
Posted By Blind Warrior
Dirtygurl, could you elaborate a little on being...

Dirtygurl, could you elaborate a little on being chased by banditos from Basaseachi to Hermosillo? I'm not too surprised you saw what you did on the road to Creel, there has been quite a lot of...
Forum: Americas 11-30-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,270
Posted By Blind Warrior
The Guachochi area has seen some violence in the...

The Guachochi area has seen some violence in the last few months. It started back in September:

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2014/09/at-least-11-dead-after-juarezsinaloa.html

and has been...
Forum: Americas 09-20-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
I have been to Austin. No self respecting...

I have been to Austin. No self respecting Austinite would involve himself in that nonsense!
Forum: Americas 09-19-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
What, no NASCAR races tomorrow?

What, no NASCAR races tomorrow?
Forum: Americas 09-19-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
Baja is a mess. Not only did Odile hit it...

Baja is a mess. Not only did Odile hit it straight on, but there is another storm heading north that will not hit directly but will likely bring more rain. You may face difficulty getting on the...
Forum: Americas 09-19-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Blind Warrior
There is not much reliable data coming up from...

There is not much reliable data coming up from down south. If you were thinking of leaving in the next couple of days I would divert to the mainland. There are reports that the road is cut in a...
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,832
Posted By Blind Warrior
Some Canadian credit cards use what is called...

Some Canadian credit cards use what is called "chip and pin". This might be the type of card you have. The you're a peein's have been using them for some time.
Forum: Americas 09-12-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
What, are you a taig or a closet papist? That's...

What, are you a taig or a closet papist? That's the Right Reverend Ian Paisley to you!

To me his most famous line (spoken in a strong Northern accent) was "I am not a man of violence, but..."
...
Forum: Americas 09-12-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
Sounds like a good idea, provided it would be...

Sounds like a good idea, provided it would be safe!
Forum: Latin America 09-10-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By Blind Warrior
A number of points: 1. To travel into the...

A number of points:

1. To travel into the States of Baja and Baja Sur, you do not need a Temporary Vehicle Import Permit (TVIP).

2. If you travel further than 20kms. south of the border you...
Forum: Americas 08-21-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
Gotta love Google... ...

Gotta love Google...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banda_(music)
Forum: Americas 08-18-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
I just got home from Banamichi after spending a...

I just got home from Banamichi after spending a weekend with Tom and Lynne. The state of the river is shameful, but I can report that Los Arcos is still providing the top notch service for which it...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
Yet another great reason to go to Mexico. Bill...

Yet another great reason to go to Mexico. Bill O'Reilly will NOT be there!
Forum: Americas 05-02-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
Conspiracy theories like this would be a lot more...

Conspiracy theories like this would be a lot more credible if the President of the United States was able to get a blowie in the White House without the entire planet finding out.
Forum: Americas 04-25-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Blind Warrior
You will need customs bonded storage. When you...

You will need customs bonded storage. When you enter Panama you will get a temporary import permit for 30 days. This can be extended twice for a total of 90 days (maybe more?). I believe there are...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By Blind Warrior
Plenty of bikes for sale on Craigslist. You just...

Plenty of bikes for sale on Craigslist. You just need a California address to get title on the bike. The DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) does not care if you are a foreigner. Insurance is also...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
+1 on this. On one trip we had an aduanero find...

+1 on this. On one trip we had an aduanero find a problem with a rider's paperwork, then proceed to tell how to fix the issue. Though on another trip we had a rider fall foul of the barrier at...
Forum: Latin America 04-17-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
Posted By Blind Warrior
Obviously this depends upon what your definition...

Obviously this depends upon what your definition of "safe" is. If your definition of "safe" is "crime free", then Nicaragua is not safe. But if your definition of safe is that you are relatively...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
It lasted 2 nights. We dusted it at Divisadera. ...

It lasted 2 nights. We dusted it at Divisadera. If I had known how good it was I would have procured more. Thank you and Lynne for your outstanding hospitality.

Digger rode that Tiger like a...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
The shape was not great. It was a little better...

The shape was not great. It was a little better than Sahuaripa to MX16, but not by a great margin. Digger rode with us the whole way. We parted company yesterday morning after 3 nights in...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
Hey TC. We ended up in Sahuaripa. Thanks for...

Hey TC. We ended up in Sahuaripa. Thanks for the route tip through Mazatan. We had a great ride and some delicious road side grilled chicken! We had great fun down in the canyons, though the...
Forum: Latin America 03-28-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By Blind Warrior
Tury, thank you for the intel. I will most...

Tury, thank you for the intel. I will most likely take your advice on taking the southern route through Tubares, as I believe it was the new northern route on which the other rider turned back. I...
Forum: Latin America 03-27-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By Blind Warrior
How was the road from Urique to Batopilas? I'm...

How was the road from Urique to Batopilas? I'm planning on taking that from Batopilas to Urique on my GS in a couple of weeks. One other report I saw in here had a rider turn around and head out to...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
Don't miss the ocean views from the cuota (route...

Don't miss the ocean views from the cuota (route 1) from Tijuana to Ensenada. You will need to get your FMM and TVIP at Otay Mesa, but getting from there to route 1 via Tijuana's streets is not...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,679
Posted By Blind Warrior
It goes through La Bufa. Reports say that the...

It goes through La Bufa. Reports say that the construction has been temporarily suspended, so apparently the road is open.

http://www.openstreetmap.org/

The above map shows most of the roads...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,679
Posted By Blind Warrior
From Creel you make a right at Samachique. ...

From Creel you make a right at Samachique. Batopilas is sign posted. Once you make the right you just follow the road.
Forum: Americas 03-18-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,679
Posted By Blind Warrior
Hey Charlie! I was planning on taking a GS on...

Hey Charlie! I was planning on taking a GS on the road from Guachochi to Batopilas next month. I did it last November and it was doable. Do you know if it has been torn up since then?
Thanks.
Forum: Americas 03-18-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
Thank you Trice. I knew that in the past they...

Thank you Trice. I knew that in the past they never looked at the motorcycle, but Mexico being Mexico, I was not sure if this was because it was not needed or because they could not be bothered.
Forum: Americas 03-18-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
Yet another TVIP question.

To get a TVIP, do I need to bring the motorcycle to the Banjercito? I don't recall the Banjercito people ever looking at the motorcycle when issuing the TVIP. I know I need it when cancelling.
Forum: Americas 03-17-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
Mike, the Cash photo is iconic. And it might...

Mike, the Cash photo is iconic. And it might have been Phil's inspiration for this shot. But a great Irishman giving the ADV salute to everyone on Paddy's day. Sure where would you get it!
Forum: Americas 03-17-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
For the day that's in it. ...

For the day that's in it.

http://blindwarrior.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-DWMbNRK/0/O/PhilLynott.jpg
Forum: Americas 03-16-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
The only time I ever cast a vote was to turf out...

The only time I ever cast a vote was to turf out this guy and the other cohorts of Jimmy Callaghan. Unfortunately i had to vote for Thatcher's Tories to do it. A rock and a hard place...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
Which election race was that?

Which election race was that?
Forum: Americas 03-16-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26,139
Views: 2,156,055
Posted By Blind Warrior
Maybe hosted by Jimmie Savile?

Maybe hosted by Jimmie Savile?
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