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Old 05-14-2012, 03:33 PM   #7951
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I am about to head into Mexico in the middle of June. I'll be with my wife, my 4 year old son, and one of my good friends. Were driving from Austin all the way to San Miguel ...
You'll have a great trip.
Got any questions shoot me a pm. (now down the road from Austin, in Wimberley).

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:06 PM   #7952
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Truly spectacular scenery . I think i will ride down to the Alps tomorrow then South towards Italy.

I will not encourage anyone to venture into ol' Mexico during the current Genocide that is occurring down there. At minimum the United Nations Declaration of Human rights is being ignored.

As someone here posted: " wish Spanish was good enough to discuss the upcoming elections with the people there and I'm kicking myself for not just trying anyway because there was much more energy surrounding it that what you see in the states. " A big no no

Nope Not, not even recomended when in or out of one's home turf or hood !!!!! Especially when one is viewed as a rich yanqui from the north . Sure tourism is down and instead of embracicing what tourists they have . Some tourist places gotta make up for the loss by ripping peeps off. And if the waiters try to short change u almost everytime , the cooks will probably wipe their booty with the ol flour tortilla especial pour rich yanqui
tourist.
Not hatin ....just statin.

Does Chingale ryhme with mengele ????????
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.

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You'll be fine; people in Mexico travel with their children all the time just like anywhere else. The biggest risk will be traffic accidents and using the toll roads reduces this factor very much. Have a fun trip!
+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.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:12 PM   #7953
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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   #7954
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:07 PM   #7955
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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   #7956
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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   #7957
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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   #7958
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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   #7959
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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   #7960
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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


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Near Xilitla
































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Old 05-14-2012, 09:59 PM   #7961
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Great pix, Terrapinneck! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:03 PM   #7962
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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   #7963
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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   #7964
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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   #7965
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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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