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Old 05-14-2012, 05:12 PM   #7951
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In all my time spent in Mexico where I was completely alone and vulnerable no one has ever stolen from me, short changed me, nor threatened me, and has always been delighted to tell me about their cities, country, and lives. Even the overworked underpaid infantry at the checkpoints who could on a whim legally ruin your whole life at the drop of a hat.
......on the way you put that.

You are from Durango/Colorado. There are probably a thousand underground bars there, but I was in one there last summer, maybe 4 or 5 blocks from the train station, and had an absolute blast. Hint: their signature "tourist" cup is made of copper. Do you know it? I can't remember the name....
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:19 PM   #7952
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:07 PM   #7953
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Another Narco captured in PV

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Va...035/story.html

Canadian narco captured in PV, read on down to the bottom of this article and you will see that another Canadian drug dealer was murdered the week before. The increased number of murders of Americans and Canadians in Mexico in recent years can at times be attributed to their drug involvement.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:32 PM   #7954
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+1 I'm far more terrified of traffic accidents or a semi blowing a tire and piling up into me, all those llanteras aren't there for looks.
Me too! If you've never ridden right behind a doble-remolque when a tire has blown out, (as have I), it feels like someone dropped a mortar shell onto the road in front of you, with all the attendant dust and debris clouding your vision till you're past it. That time I was about 100+ feet behind the truck. I can't imagine what that would sound and feel like nor what would happen if you were right beside the tire when it blew. :(
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:40 PM   #7955
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Mexico would be a lot safer if the Canadians would stay in Canada.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:41 PM   #7956
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I can't imagine what that would sound and feel like nor what would happen if you were right beside the tire when it blew.
Imagine swapping the vehicle with the camera for a motorcycle

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Old 05-14-2012, 08:20 PM   #7957
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Mexico would be a lot safer if the Canadians would stay in Canada.
You couldn't be more right!
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:33 PM   #7958
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It may have it's dangers, what country doesn't. But after repeated trips I still love Mexico, and I very seldom encounter danger, greed, or hostility. These are just a few pics from a trip in 2009. I'll post some of a trip to Tamasopa later. Not a bike trip, but maybe one day !

https://www.facebook.com/rick.thompson.3557





On the medical clinic grounds.








a church at San Jose near Aquismon


Sotanos de los Golandrinas










Near Xilitla

































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Old 05-14-2012, 09:59 PM   #7959
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Great pix, Terrapinneck! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:03 PM   #7960
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Imagine swapping the vehicle with the camera for a motorcycle

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Maybe it 's the lack of sound, but that seemed mild compared to the blowout from the truck I was following. Maybe there was more dirt on the road and truck's undercarriage, but, you couldn't see much for a couple of seconds with all the dust and debris in the air. Plus it sounded like a bomb had just exploded.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:05 PM   #7961
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Maybe it 's the lack of sound, but that seemed mild compared to the blowout from the truck I was following. Maybe there was more dirt on the road and truck's undercarriage, but, you couldn't see much for a couple of seconds with all the dust and debris in the air. Plus it sounded like a bomb had just exploded.
I'll hang on to my México blowout story for when we finally meet. And you're right about it sounding like a bomb.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:13 AM   #7962
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[QUOTE=VxZeroKnots;18686662]I think your level or arrogance, and sticking to gringo areas directly correlates with why waiters short change you; tourist traps are rip offs to begin with. That is why I avoid that shit and try to show locals respect by attempting to speak their language and show interest in their day to day lives.

In all my time spent in Mexico where I was completely alone and vulnerable no one has ever stolen from me, short changed me, nor threatened me, and has always been delighted to tell me about their cities, country, and lives.


" Even the overworked underpaid infantry at the checkpoints who could on a whim legally ruin your whole life at the drop of a hat."

Oh yeah right , Mexico is safe if you mind your own business, unless of course WHIM????happens!!!!! by the people with big guns and working the LAW. And safe if you don't go out too much at night or too early in the day or drive on secondary roads. But if anything happens the Soul of the people will pour out all around you and you will be saved.
I love this thread!!!! No really, I am horribly confused but find it quite entertaining.

Sorry for the bit of sarcasm, and the ugly effects of a battle inside me when it comes to all things Mexico. I haven't been fortunate to discover it's enchantment. Maybe someday. But what is happening there is beyond just Sad!

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Old 05-15-2012, 05:03 AM   #7963
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I haven't been fortunate to discover it's enchantment.
Too bad, you have no idea what you are missing.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:04 AM   #7964
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Mexico would be a lot safer if the Canadians would stay in Canada.
Y tu mama, tambien!
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:05 AM   #7965
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Y tu mama, tambien!
Well, she's long gone.

It was just a tongue in cheek comment about the Canadian drug guys over in Nayarit causing trouble.
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