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Old 12-06-2012, 06:18 AM   #11221
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tienes la razon

Motorcade escort rider - actividad muy peligrosa
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:05 AM   #11222
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MedJet Assist

MedjetAssist is a membership program, not a health insurance plan or travel insurance plan. As a membership program, it offers more and better services...and better value. Unlike the competition, MedjetAssist arranges medical evacuation and repatriation services for its members, both worldwide and domestically. Our members choose if they want to continue their hospital care at their home hospital, or any other hospital of their choice, through our network of authorized affiliates. And there are no additional costs to worry about and no limits on total medical evacuation expenses.

MedjetAssist is an authorized Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) utilizing the services of licensed Part 135 air carriers to meet your air ambulance transportation needs. MedjetAssist does not own, lease or operate any aircraft, and has no affiliation with any direct air carrier. As an IAC, MedjetAssist contracts for the provision of air transportation services in its own name and coordinates the provision of medical services for your flight. All flights are operated by licensed direct air carriers.

MedJet Assist is not an illness or accident policy. Only evacuation by air. The annual fee is $260, they offer shorter term coverage starting at $99 for 8 days and $195. for 30 days.

1.800.527.7478 medjetassist.com

I have no idea what kind of medical costs that you may run into if ill or injured in Mexico and you require hospitalization, compared to USofA I have heard some reasonable figures.

For less than twice what the MedJet annual membership costs I have full coverage of up to $250,000, air evacuation and if hospitalized for more than 7 days the insurer will provide a round trip ticket for a friend or family member to come to my location.

The bottom line is some kind of medevac insurance is a good idea, maybe my medical policy is overkill, hopefully I will not have the opportunity to find out. Research it thoroughly for yourself and make your decision based on your budget and risk assessment.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:43 AM   #11223
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That pic of Justin's hospital room is the best MedJet Assist ad I've ever seen. Will soon renew my annual policy.
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MedjetAssist is a membership program, not a health insurance plan or travel insurance plan. As a membership program, it offers more and better services...and better value. Unlike the competition, MedjetAssist arranges medical evacuation and repatriation services for its members, both worldwide and domestically. Our members choose if they want to continue their hospital care at their home hospital, or any other hospital of their choice, through our network of authorized affiliates. And there are no additional costs to worry about and no limits on total medical evacuation expenses.

MedjetAssist is an authorized Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) utilizing the services of licensed Part 135 air carriers to meet your air ambulance transportation needs. MedjetAssist does not own, lease or operate any aircraft, and has no affiliation with any direct air carrier. As an IAC, MedjetAssist contracts for the provision of air transportation services in its own name and coordinates the provision of medical services for your flight. All flights are operated by licensed direct air carriers.

MedJet Assist is not an illness or accident policy. Only evacuation by air. The annual fee is $260, they offer shorter term coverage starting at $99 for 8 days and $195. for 30 days.

1.800.527.7478 medjetassist.com

I have no idea what kind of medical costs that you may run into if ill or injured in Mexico and you require hospitalization, compared to USofA I have heard some reasonable figures.

For less than twice what the MedJet annual membership costs I have full coverage of up to $250,000, air evacuation and if hospitalized for more than 7 days the insurer will provide a round trip ticket for a friend or family member to come to my location.

The bottom line is some kind of medevac insurance is a good idea, maybe my medical policy is overkill, hopefully I will not have the opportunity to find out. Research it thoroughly for yourself and make your decision based on your budget and risk assessment.
Dont leave the hospital no matter how bad it is if you need to be ("evacutaed "?) air transported, or you will automatically loose the coverage


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tienes la razon
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El presidente tiene el derecho de paso ! how you say it? right of way?
go wonder...

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:31 AM   #11224
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That is a brutal crash, but I think it is good that Mexicans see it so that they may reflect on their society.

The idea of going slow in an area with pedestrians as not to injure your fellow citizen is a ridiculous concept to most Mexicans.

The fear of being pulled over for speeding by a traffic cop doing his job is nearly as ridiculous, hence the tope!

Unless they can feel the actual physical pain of a shocking jolt running up their spine, or consider the direct financial burden of replacing the components of the front end of the vehicle, most Mexicans will not slow down in areas with pedestrians.



In Mexico motor vehicles have the right of way even at HEB parking lots if you get in their way they will run you over . that's my experience if you don't believe me try it Lol






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I dont have Medjet, so I have never read the fine print but I understand that if one is considered to be "mobile" in medical terms, they wont send down the jet. They will reimburse you for a flight on a commercial airline. Anyone know if that is true? Nothing like hobbling around injured all day through the airport system, throw in a few connections, and a 40 minute welcome from US Homeland Security. Not the same as having the jet come down and pick you up, and really not worth that much, just the cost of a plane ticket. Maybe I am wrong, anyone know?
Hey SR good to see you here..

I think I got some reimburse ,but not really remember all medicine I got from doctors plus the one on the black market mucho bueno for pain but not for memory all I remember is that I was suddenly on the wheel chair at the walk side in SAT (SAN ANTON INTERNATIONAL) waiting for my daughter to pick me up and who never showed up had to take a taxi me and my little medicine supply,got here and all they gave me was 300 Norco - Hydrocodone to start which make me be out of this planet for 3 months
I do remember that medjet said that since I had left the hospital they were going to leave the jet grounded in the USA until my next fall.
BTW FYI Im back 100% strong kicking and riding I don't take even aspirin now .,Thanks 2 God ready for next
salu2

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:59 AM   #11225
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I dont have Medjet, so I have never read the fine print but I understand that if one is considered to be "mobile" in medical terms, they wont send down the jet. They will reimburse you for a flight on a commercial airline. Anyone know if that is true? Nothing like hobbling around injured all day through the airport system, throw in a few connections, and a 40 minute welcome from US Homeland Security. Not the same as having the jet come down and pick you up, and really not worth that much, just the cost of a plane ticket. Maybe I am wrong, anyone know?
A little bit right, and a little bit wrong.

First and foremost, for MedJet to "kick in", you have to have a need to be transported hospital to hospital. Period.

How this plays out is you must always remember the caveat that you need to return to the U.S. to be hospitalized.

And you need to leave Mexico (or Guatemala, or France, or India, wherever) from a medical facility.

Your medical condition, as determined by MedJet, may necessitate air ambulance, or it may permit common carrier (civilian) aircraft with a medical escort. Think of it this way: someone from MedJet is always coming to get you, how you leave depends on how sick/injured you are.

In other words, no tickets/ticket reimbursement to fly home on your own. Know that if you check yourself out of a medical facility and then call MedJet, you're not likely to be covered to get home.

I verified all of this once again via phone call to MedJet this morning.

Why MedJet (and companies like them) when simply buying "Mexico Insurance" provides a similar benefit, for less cost?

Answer: Know your coverage. When WhiskeySmith crashed near Copper Canyon, I was on the phone in the middle of the night with his "Mexico Insurer", who deferred me to the underwriter in Mexico City. They, in turn, weren't that familiar with their own rules and asked that I call back during regular business hours to speak with the "regular representative". WhiskeySmith didn't have MedJet, although he was advised to get it before the trip. Behind the scenes, his family arranged private medevac, with the cost, as mentioned, north of $25,000 before he negotiated it down.

I, personally, don't want to work through secondary underwrites when a crisis hits. I want the pros, and I want them NOW. The couple of hundred bucks to pay for this is worth it to me. If I'm really banged up, really hurting, I want one phone call to kick off the process, and I want home as fast as possible. No runaround, no put offs, no wondering. I definitely don't want to be beating through several layers of people to get to the person who makes decisions, and then have to worry about if and when they'll get there. Your (speaking generically) attitude about this may be different than mine, and that's fine.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:22 AM   #11226
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Thanks, TP, I'm not against medjet. The service they provide is done in a reasonable way, evacuation on an as needed basis. It is just important to remember that one will not be immediately whisked directly home the moment of the crash, just because they have this service.

Best not to crash!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:27 AM   #11227
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It is just important to remember that one will not be immediately whisked directly home the moment of the crash, just because they have this service.
If I do crash bad and survive, a morphine drip, plus the knowledge I'll be wheeled out the door to my own plane with three supermodel nurses**, means I'll renew my membership every year.

(**good looking, female nurses only, for you jokesters)

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:30 AM   #11228
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When you are hurt or ill, you generally are not going to be thinking at you best, either because of the drugs or the pain. You may be having to deal with people who speak your language differently. All of this adds to uncertainty, confusion, and anxiety. What you need as Tricepilot said is professionals who know how to get you what you need, when and how you need it. This goes a long way and that's why companies like MedJetAssist are successful. They can get it done.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:37 AM   #11229
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This stuff repels Chupacabras. Does it attract Senoritas or repel them?
It smells like a mix of BMW clutch and brake pads, Michelin rubber, fresh jalapenos and onions, chile de arbol, and Castrol 20W-50. If that doesn't get you a happy ending, you'll have to go back to 7 Machos!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #11230
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You guys haven't heard the joke about the tope crash.

Q: What was the number of that tope?

A: #132
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:44 AM   #11231
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You guys haven't heard the joke about the tope crash.

Q: What was the number of that tope?

A: #132
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The joke about working in s-holes and backwoods places, If get hurt here just tape my VISA card to my forehead and get me out of here.

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:52 AM   #11232
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Okay, so it repels them!
Well, we didn't see you lining up to volunteer to field test, now did we?
But hey! It's all good! We're working on the "KTM eau de trailette" version. I swear this one smells like Tyson's old condominium in San Andres Tuxtla. Tyson swore it was an aerosol aphrodisiac. I didn't really believe him. I mean, c'mon, think about it. He was a monkey who spoke English. Everyone knows they can't be trusted because they always get carried away embellishing things, especially when they've been drinking.

SR, I swear on a stack of left over ballots from the last election, "eau de trailette" will let you get in touch with your "natural side". How many bottles you want?
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:52 AM   #11233
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Another option for $110/year.

I picked this up last winter when I got my SPOT before my first trip into Mexico. Hope I never need it.

"GEOS MEDIVAC is an Evacuation and rescue program.
As a GEOS MEDIVAC Member, Emergency Evacuation will be provided if You need to be hospitalized due to injury or illness from the place of an incident, which took place at least 99 miles away from your main home, to the nearest medical facility or if you are ever hospitalized whilst you are 99 miles or more away from your permanent residence, GEOS will provide medical evacuation to the nearest medical facility and repatriation to a hospital nearest your home capable of providing the treatment you require as determined by the physicians providing your treatment, and GEOS, in a medically-equipped and staffed aircraft."
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:20 AM   #11234
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I always joke that if you are polite to a pedestrian in Mexico and slow down, you will confuse people and just cause and accident!
y'r right !




Hi Bato, if they could give me some medicine to make me forget a days worth of international air travel I would be addicted for sure.

Good to hear you are back to 100%. You gonna bring that 1150GS back to DGO? They just finished another stretch of the new highway last week from around the Sinaloa border to Villa Union.
I'm hoping I will via Baja I herad

[QUOTE=tricepilot;20190282]A little bit right, and a little bit wrong.

First and foremost, for MedJet to "kick in", you have to have a need to be transported hospital to hospital. Period.
Mistake #3 been emotional carried on the track by the throttle

How this plays out is you must always remember the caveat that you need to return to the U.S. to be hospitalized.

Mistake #2 Liking more Hotel Gobernador hospitality over any Hospital in Durango

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Thanks, TP, I'm not against medjet. The service they provide is done in a reasonable way, evacuation on an as needed basis. It is just important to remember that one will not be immediately whisked directly home the moment of the crash, just because they have this service.

Best not to crash!
Mistake #1 Best not to party a night before you gonna ride
even better not party at all while traveling on a bike
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:23 AM   #11235
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No dice!
The Wal-Mart gift cards that were issued at $100 pesos were only worth $50 pesos at the store and only worked 25% of the time based on a national average post election.
Therefore, we only take the Soriana cards because the $100 peso cards were worth $70 pesos and worked a stunning 35% of the time.

We will cut a deal for dead scorpion encased in plastic on a key chain! I've noticed a shortage of those here, lately.

You know, if you use the ADV cologne or the "Eau de Trailette" you will never need MedJet or insurance because they'll think you're dead just based on the aroma. This could fool narcos from kidnapping you while you are riding at 100 mph being shot at on the Mex #180 coast highway which, according to some, really happened! I miss that thread!
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