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Old 12-30-2012, 07:50 AM   #11896
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Safe?

Mexico is not safe. If you come here with an open mind, a spirit of adventure and a curious nature you will lose your heart ten times a day to a person, a sight, a sound, an act of random kindness.

On another note: It is freakin cold here in SMA. The sun has just broken through the overcast as I enjoy the best breakfast so far on this trip at La Cocina on the corner of Hernandez Macias and Quadrante... a great place where on this cold day people are eating in the kitchen!
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:35 AM   #11897
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Mexico is not safe. If you come here with an open mind, a spirit of adventure and a curious nature you will lose your heart ten times a day to a person, a sight, a sound, an act of random kindness.

On another note: It is freakin cold here in SMA. The sun has just broken through the overcast as I enjoy the best breakfast so far on this trip at La Cocina on the corner of Hernandez Macias and Quadrante... a great place where on this cold day people are eating in the kitchen!
Well said RMO. Cold in the mornings here in Northern Sonora this last week as well. Stay warm.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:59 AM   #11898
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Mexico is not safe. If you come here with an open mind, a spirit of adventure and a curious nature you will lose your heart ten times a day to a person, a sight, a sound, an act of random kindness.

On another note: It is freakin cold here in SMA. The sun has just broken through the overcast as I enjoy the best breakfast so far on this trip at La Cocina on the corner of Hernandez Macias and Quadrante... a great place where on this cold day people are eating in the kitchen!
It's cold here in Acuna too and drizzling
Glad you made it to SMA Rocky....
Stay warm


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Old 12-30-2012, 01:41 PM   #11899
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It's cold everywhere. Friends back in Florida were bitching about the lack of heat this morning.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:14 PM   #11900
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Perfect weather here in Cuernavaca. A bit chilly at night for the missus, but perfect for a displaced Brit :) perfect riding weather too.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:32 PM   #11901
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sunny and 24* Fahrenheit here today.



Ya bunch of pansies.






(just wait til the Canadians check in)
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:54 PM   #11902
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We had a great ride today. The report is posted at www.twowheelsthreeamericas.com
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:31 PM   #11903
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You'd be a pansie too if you lived 3 hours from the border. You'd like to be a pansie, too. Wouldn't ya?

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sunny and 24* Fahrenheit here today.



Ya bunch of pansies.






(just wait til the Canadians check in)
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:25 PM   #11904
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This Canadian is reporting low 70' s and cloudy.
Going to warm up nicely for New Years.
Fiscal cliffs, debt ceilings, shootings, taxes, snow, cold, ice etc...why dont you just say "a la chingada" with all that and move to Mexico.
The worst that can happen is your old lady might leave you.



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Old 12-30-2012, 08:16 PM   #11905
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Working on it, MikeMike.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #11906
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It's cold everywhere. Friends back in Florida were bitching about the lack of heat this morning.
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This Canadian is reporting low 70' s and cloudy.
Going to warm up nicely for New Years.
Fiscal cliffs, debt ceilings, shootings, taxes, snow, cold, ice etc...why dont you just say "a la chingada" with all that and move to Mexico.
The worst that can happen is your old lady might leave you.



I hear gueros making plans!
Are you ready for this "puro Mexicano" come and see you ..Do they have good coffee in Veracruz? estimating to arrive to central VER the 7th
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #11907
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Do they have good coffee in Veracruz?
Yes, it comes from La Esperanza and it tastes better when you are enjoying it with Andres, Arte, Craneguy, the Mystery Rider, and those gueros from Texas and Missouri.
How about the 9th, Bato? I cant do the 8th.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:35 PM   #11908
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Do they have good coffee in Veracruz?
Yes, it comes from La Esperanza and it tastes better when you are enjoying it with Andres, Arte, Craneguy, the Mystery Rider, and those gueros from Texas and Missouri.
How about the 9th, Bato? I cant do the 8th.
Yea ! that's good will PM you, once I'm there .
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #11909
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Interesting ride today from Chiapa de Corzo to Pichucalca. Nice twisty road with plenty of elevation then down to follow a big wild river for a while. I was riding in thick fog for a time, and this is when I came upon a body laying face up and legs akimbo (points for that Tom?) on the side of the road. Actually partly on the road. I thought maybe he'd been hit by a car in the fog, and the car driver had done a runner... He really looked dead - I thought I'd better stop to check, but wasn't sure what I'd do if he actually was dead. I figured I'd wave down a local and let them figure it out.

For a few seconds when I got to him, I could see no signs of life and was thinking oh shit... then his throat moved a little and I started slapping him around... there was vomit on his shirt, so I came to the conclusion that he was dead drunk. Meanwhile I tried to wave down some cars, 3 passed but nobody stopped. I got him sitting up and he was talking, so figured he would be ok so said adios.

It wasn't till a bit later that I thought maybe playing dead was a tactic used by the bad guys to get people to stop? And maybe that's why the locals didn't stop when I tried to wave them down?

Here's the bookends to my day

In the morning, leaving the hotel where I'd been for three days, this little sweetheart (whose mum runs the place) was sad to see me go...



I was stopped at this checkpoint just before Pichucalca. Most of the time I don't get stopped, and I think the times I do it's just because the guys are bored and want to check out the bike. That was the case this time, we ended up joking around and the commander at the post suggested I have a photo with one of the soldiers. This guy was a bit of a comedian. Mexico is safe in his hands!

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:46 PM   #11910
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This Canadian is reporting low 70' s and cloudy.
Going to warm up nicely for New Years.
Fiscal cliffs, debt ceilings, shootings, taxes, snow, cold, ice etc...why dont you just say "a la chingada" with all that and move to Mexico.
The worst that can happen is your old lady might leave you.



I hear gueros making plans!
This Canadian reports sunny and +4 celsius today. Went for a short ride , getting ready for blastoff on January 26
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