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Old 12-21-2012, 12:41 PM   #11731
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:20 PM   #11732
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:28 PM   #11733
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Imagine that smothering my face!
Maybe John Lennon was right !

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Old 12-21-2012, 01:51 PM   #11734
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People are paying attention to that norteno highway murder, but nobody paid any attention to the entire family that was shot and killed south of Veracruz, not far from Tuxtapec that happened just a short while after one rider on this forum passed through there.

Ejecutan a familia en la carretera Tuxtepec, Santa Cruz


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Tuxtepec, Oax., 20 de Diciembre de 2012.- El pasado martes ejecutaron una pareja sentimental y un menor de edad Ismael Soto, chofer del ex pistolero Andrés Valencia Álvarez del ex tinto líder de la UGOCP, Margarito Montes Parra, cuatro sujetos que viajaban a bordo de un auto compacto de color gris, a la altura del paraje el Zapote pertenece a las Peñitas Veracruz.
MikeMike, are you talking about me? I left Tuxtapec on the 19th, shooting was on the 20th. I seem to be hitting the hot spots this trip - the Creel-Guanchochi road a week before the roadblock and murders there, then just missed out taking this route (from Miguelito "There was a gunfight around Guadalupe y Calvo, (west of parral on rt.24), not long ago and the area is definitely under the influence of cartel(s).") after an old guy at the OXXO, said "solo, no". Now Tuxtepec. And yet I haven't had a moment when I didn't feel safe. Lucky, stupid, or is there really not much the average rider needs to worry about? The way I look at it, your luck might run out one day, but that can happen anywhere anytime...

Oh and PS - this from the Google Translate version;
several shots at Tsuru that was located at the height of the congregation of San Antonio Texas Veracruz.

I nearly stopped there to take a pic of the town name, thought San Antonio Texas was kind of a weird name for a town in Mexico...
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:36 PM   #11735
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San Cristobal looks like it might be a cool place, could be a good next stop, only a few hours from Palenque - anyone know a good place to stay?

BTW Tricepilot, where do I find "your girl" in Palenque?
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:43 PM   #11736
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San Cristobal looks like it might be a cool place, could be a good next stop, only a few hours from Palenque - anyone know a good place to stay?

BTW Tricepilot, where do I find "your girl" in Palenque?
DC, how long were you in the Veracruz area?
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:55 PM   #11737
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BTW Tricepilot, where do I find "your girl" in Palenque?
Here's a map I just made for you.

The parking area shown on the left is the upper parking area which I've always called the main parking area. It is the parking location closest to the ruins. There is a lower parking area which will bring you in the "back" way to the main plaza, which involves an uphill hike all the way. I recommend the upper parking area which will bring you to the "main" entrance portal to the grand plaza.

Ester is usually to be located selling her artesanias behind The Palace. The dotted blue line is the suggested route from the main (upper) parking lot, past the Temple of the Inscriptions, around The Palace, to the area where you should find her. That spot is depicted by the red circle.

Give me an idea of when you'll be at Palenque and I'll let her know to be on the lookout for you. I'll also verify with her the spot you should find her.



Here is a photo of The Palace with a red arrow pointing behind it to the location I would expect you to find her, and the blue dotted line from the upper parking area. Once you arrive between at the spot between the Temple of the Inscriptions and the The Palace, you'll have to have a pretty good idea of what she looks like, as there are a lot of folks selling artesanias.



Let me know whether or not you have your Spanish down pretty good


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Old 12-21-2012, 04:15 PM   #11738
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SR, we were only discussing those taxis the other day weren't we? You decided to see what they are made of?


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JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE VS. POS MADE IN INDIA TAXI

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Old 12-21-2012, 04:41 PM   #11739
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Here's a map I just made for you.
Ah crap - I missed her! Was at the ruins earlier. For some reason I was thinking she was in town. Good effort on the maps though, I appreciate it.

Today was pissing down rain - disappointing, but not the end of the world :lol

I made the trip out to the Ruinas anyway. I should have taken the underwater camera... I had a plastic sleeve to keep the DSLR dry, which sorta worked.





I felt sorry for the vendors - maybe Esther wasn't even there?





These guys didn't seem to mind.




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Old 12-21-2012, 05:03 PM   #11740
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Is that like the german snipers and three cigarette lights... They see you, get excited by the shiny Harley then grab the poor British sap at the end?
And then, BLAMO!!
Someone blasts them with a laser pointer.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:11 PM   #11741
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Ah crap - I missed her! Was at the ruins earlier. For some reason I was thinking she was in town. Good effort on the maps though, I appreciate it.

I felt sorry for the vendors - maybe Esther wasn't even there?
No, she was there.

She said there was a crazed gringo running around naked in the rain, screaming "I am Trevor the Omniscient! The End of the World Is Here!"

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Old 12-21-2012, 05:55 PM   #11742
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No, she was there.

She said there was a crazed gringo running around naked in the rain, screaming "I am Trevor the Omniscient! The End of the World Is Here!"

Damn ADV'rs have spies everywhere... ok you got me - this is me (naked under the poncho).




Speaking of naked - what's wrong with kids these days? With all the cute hippy girls there, I was hoping for a Woodstock-esque strip off the gear and dance in the rain kind of scene. But noooooo, what a bunch of wimps this generation is eh??
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #11743
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:32 PM   #11744
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SR, we were only discussing those taxis the other day weren't we? You decided to see what they are made of?
Yep, those taxis cost something like 90,000 pesos brand new? I suspect that one reason why they don't import them into the US is that they don't pass the DOTs front impact test.

The safety lesson, if you are going to crash, crash into an Indian taxi not a Jeep. The taxi will take up some of the energy of the impact, the Jeep, not so much.

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:41 PM   #11745
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DC, yes, you were the rider, but we here in Veracruz never name names, unless you are named Trice, Jimmy, Schizz, Donnie, John, Bob, Shawn, Julio, Graham, Andy, Gregg, Jean Luc, Steve, a Mystery, Raphael, Charlie, Ewan, Arte, Andres, Richard, Danny, Jorge, Oscar, another Andy, a few Daves, and a cast and crew, but no groupies.
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