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Old 10-04-2012, 07:15 PM   #10156
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I find that it is a good idea to go back to post #1 every once in awhile to refocus the lens before squeezing the trigger (or shutter, or submit button) It all started with Arte's mission statement there. Sometimes this place looks like an unruly chat room but there is always someone willing to pull it back in. I agree with both Schizz and Turkeycreek... safety and security, physical and economic are irrevocably linked. We can't fix it here, we can discuss it elsewhere, but it is the 500 pound gorilla that looms over the entire discussion. Let's face it, while the discussions of Salma and the weather girls are enjoyable and amusing what do they really have to do with "Is Mexico Safe"? The other subject has a lot to do with it.
Thankfully we don't see the female aficionadas of this thread posting up a lot of beefcake! Back in the last Century when I was an 18 year old kid venturing into TJ for the first time Mexico was not safe for a whole host of different reasons... simpler times, different problems. Donkeys and baskets and tequila oh my!

I think that you are absolutely correct!

BUT, most of the folks here have made their decisions one way or the other and don't take kindly to someone stirring the pot. Unless, of course it is them doing the stirring. After a person spends a bit of time here and realizes that it mostly stop being about the Title a long time ago, then they can make their decision if they want to hang around or not.

Oh! BTW, these clowns are slobbering over something or someone they can never have while they could be really enjoying ALL that Mexico has to offer! But, it is sort of like a dog chasing a car. Why? He don't know how to drive!

And of course you have the real dumba$$es like me that know one of the things that you should not do in Mexico is hang around the border and yet I may be a semi-permanent border resident within the next 12 months!
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #10157
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Is the ferry still operating in Eagle Pass? If so I want to cross there in about two weeks.


www.twowheelsthreeamericas.com

I am pretty sure that the Los Ebanos ferry is still the last one. That one is closer to Reynosa than Eagle Pass.

http://www.examiner.com/article/los-...mexican-border
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:15 PM   #10158
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I guess my multi-tool is out of the question since it has a blade. Anyone have know?
I leave mine in my tank bag in Mexico. However, I was riding with some Mexican folks a few years ago and one of the guys had a Swiss Army multitool on his belt.

It probably varies by area. I have heard that Nuevo Laredo is phobic over knives. The rest of Tamaulipas not so much.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:23 PM   #10159
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Where can tires for a Vstrom 650 be had in the city of Chihuahua? Alex is in need of one, Don't know front or rear yet.

see this link then move the discussion over there.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19750935#post19750935


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Old 10-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #10160
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I am pretty sure that the Los Ebanos ferry is still the last one. That one is closer to Reynosa than Eagle Pass.

http://www.examiner.com/article/los-...mexican-border
It was still open back in Oct 2009, no visas or tvip's available there though, $2.00 toll

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Old 10-04-2012, 09:02 PM   #10161
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #10162
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Not Safe'

Definitely not safe!
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:02 AM   #10163
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Safe?
You want safe?
Stay off the main street in Alvarado LOL!
They caught this guy out for a stroll along the malecon.
Personally, I think he is just a leftover from the political campaigns.
Apareció un monstro en Alvarado!

04 Octubre, 2012 06:24:00

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Un cocodrilo de gran tamaño, de aproximadamente tres metros de largo y 200 kg., de peso, fue capturado en pleno malecón del puerto de Alvarado, Ver., junto a la laguna del mismo nombre, informo a NOTIVER, el licenciado Oscar Shamir Leal.

El ejemplar fue capturado anoche vivo por Antonio Ruiz y Teodoro Valerio, expertos en el manejo de esta especie, mientras merodeada por el Malecón de Alvarado, Ver.

El animal se encuentra en perfectas condiciones.

Explico, que nunca antes se había visto un reptil de estas características, lo que es común en la demarcación son los lagartos, que son ejemplares más pequeños.

Agrego, que el animal estaba caminando en el malecón y genero expectación entre la población, por lo que se dio aviso a la SEMARNAT y al Municipio, pero no han respondido a la solicitud ciudadana.
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Por lo que para evitar una ataque, los pescadores lo capturaron y lo mantienen resguardado en el domicilio de la familia del señor Antonio Ruiz Sánchez, ubicado en la Calle Héroes de Chapultepec, número uno, en la colonia 21 de Abril, de Alvarado, Ver.

Los lugareños explican, el animal no es de la zona, presumen que pudo haber sido arrastrado por el aumento del caudal del Rio Blanco, que desemboca a la laguna y que salió en busca de comida.

El reptil se distinguen por su usual gran tamaño, y según los pobladores parece manso, por lo que infieren que por esta acostumbrado al cautiverio.

En contraste, su experiencia les indica que son peligrosos por su agresividad.

El problema es que el animal come varios kilos de carne, necesita tener la boca abierta para energizarse con el calor del sol y estarlo bañando para que se hidrate, pero tiene la boca amarrada por seguridad de la familia así como las patas porque tiene garras grandes.

Presenta visiblemente una lastimada en el hocico, al parecer cuando la gente lo maltrato en su avistamiento en el malecón, por lo que la familia ya le puso toque azul y le han aflojado un poco las ataduras para que el animal no se entuma ni este en depresión, sin embargo urge que Semarnat valla a buscarlo
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:37 AM   #10164
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Thread NaziLighten up Pedro. Having read most to all of the posts on this thread you have no cause to get your nickers in a knot over anything. Jeesh!
Been here from the beginning compadre. Just call me Major Hochstetter
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The obvious follow on question in the context of "Is Mexico Safe" as posed by this thread is how can cartel violence be reduced.
Nope. As one of the veterans of riding and writing on this thread, the safety of our rides depends very little on cartel activity, but more on individual decision-making regarding the ride itself, and individual behavior standards regarding how we interact with the people. Road hazard discussions, maintenance availability, crossing procedures, etc., and general information regarding safety is where this thread has come in handy for the novice. The thread is a great Myth Buster for the perceptions that Gringos are getting about Mexico and Mexicans, and even Latin America. While cartel activity does raise the risk profile somewhat, the issue of the legalization itself doesn’t belong here. However, I would be more than happy to discuss this down in the su madre section. So if y'all really want to discuss the issue, let's go to the basement. It would actually be nice to have a thread down there on this topic that's only for us Mexico riders. If you don't really want to discuss the issue, then just continue with pithy replies here until the moderator steps in.
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I do agree with Mike on this one as the purpose of the thread is not to enter into extended debates of controversial social issues like legalization but rather to discuss and share info on more practical aspects of safe travel in Mexico .
Thanks amigo. Now I’ll get back to my normal non-pendejo self

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Old 10-05-2012, 05:48 AM   #10165
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:21 AM   #10166
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:23 AM   #10167
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:36 AM   #10168
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Axtla Ferry

Thought I'd post a ferry we found near Xilitla, have any of you been to Axtla ? One of the most peaceful places on Earth I think.

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Old 10-05-2012, 08:17 AM   #10169
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:20 AM   #10170
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