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Old 02-03-2010, 05:11 PM   #91
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Says the guy who had his GS stolen in Mexico!

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Old 02-03-2010, 05:43 PM   #92
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Nowhere is safe... or is it, everywhere is safe.


Safety is a perception.

If you have been fortunate to travel the world, you soon understand that safety is in the mind of the beholder.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:46 PM   #93
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Indeed Jay. Safety is in our minds.
I can find trouble anywhere, but true safety is not an absolute.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:56 PM   #94
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Nowhere is safe... or is it, everywhere is safe.


Safety is a perception.

If you have been fortunate to travel the world, you soon understand that safety is in the mind of the beholder.
Wise man comes down from his loft...
What have you been up to lately?
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:24 PM   #95
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20 years ago, I had my pocket picked in the Mexico city metro (subway).

Therefore, ride your motorcycle to/thru Mexico City, as it is safer.

Stuff happens, as they say.

I still love mexico! (Maybe some parts more than others)
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:34 PM   #96
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Says the guy who had his GS stolen in Mexico!

it deserved to be stolen.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:49 PM   #97
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Cool2 You are your own safety!

Know your surroundings. That and a Glock should handle any situation. I prefer the Model 21 in .45 acp.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:01 PM   #98
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I just finished a 11,000kms trip from Toronto to Yucatan, Mexico and I had
no problems at all. I loved the country, its people, scenery, food and hospitality. The roads were in decent to great shape depending on the area I rode. I even had a speeding ticket and no bribes were asked (or offered) so in a few words you can find trouble anywhere in the world and that depends on your attitude towards the land you are visiting and a dose of common sense…
I forgot...yes, I had problem in Mexico...my KLR odometer stopped working…probably I should blame Mexico instead of Kawasaki…
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:13 PM   #99
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Know your surroundings. That and a Glock should handle any situation. I prefer the Model 21 in .45 acp.
Taking a gun into Mexico would land you in a mexican jail fast Gringos and guns is an invitation to kill you. The federales would think you a dope dealer and the cartels would think the same or LEO leaving you dead on both accounts unless you really were a dope dealer
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:20 PM   #100
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Taking a gun into Mexico would land you in a mexican jail fast Gringos and guns is an invitation to kill you. The federales would think you a dope dealer and the cartels would think the same or LEO leaving you dead on both accounts unless you really were a dope dealer
And those nice and polite Army kids actually do look for them as well, and I'm betting the get a lot less polite when the Machine guns stop pointing at the ground.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:48 PM   #101
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And those nice and polite Army kids actually do look for them as well, and I'm betting the get a lot less polite when the Machine guns stop pointing at the ground.
I agree, I was stopped several times by the military and altough polite courteous, a few times they checked every corner of my bags.
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:38 AM   #102
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Know your surroundings. That and a Glock should handle any situation. I prefer the Model 21 in .45 acp.
Wow! ...don't get me wrong, I'm all pro guns, 2nd amendment rights, have had my share of Glocks, Colts, S&W, even an AR15.

I don't care if you get thrown in jail and rot there until the end of times. BUT, ...the moment you enter another sovereign country (The Mexican America war was settled in 1848), you become an ambassador of the country who's passport you are carrying. If that happens to be a US Passport, I'm not sure I like the idea of YOU representing me. I don't even have a say in that...

Not to mention, if you carry firearms on a motorcycle trip into another country, you'll also represent the motorcycle riding community...

I guess, I don't have a say in that one either... haven't I ?

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Old 02-04-2010, 11:28 AM   #103
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In my worthless opinion, guns have no place at all for a tourist in Mexico. It would turn into a trouble magnet real quick...
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:32 PM   #104
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Reclusorio Preventivo Oriente: pack a weapon to Mexico, you get a free tour of the place. It has only one thing in common with the Hotel California
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:36 PM   #105
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Reclusorio Preventivo Oriente: pack a weapon to Mexico, you get a free tour of the place. It has only one thing in common with the Hotel California
...You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave
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