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Old 01-14-2013, 09:06 AM   #12181
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SR, is right. There are weekly attacks here. Including one at my place when the queen bee decided to nest in the neighbor's new lemon tree.
Two guys from the agri science service came and used a soapy mix on the hive and carted off two green garbage bags filled with Africanized aka killer bees.
Good story, details to anyone who wants to know what it is like to be in the middle of that.
We had a couple of traps they left on our roof that picked up "orphans" as they called them.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:17 AM   #12182
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SR, is right. There are weekly attacks here. Including one at my place when the queen bee decided to nest in the neighbor's new lemon tree....
I thought you were speaking of Cartels and the queen bee was some leader of one...then I backed up and saw the photos......so, that settles it then. Mexico is not safe.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:21 AM   #12183
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We have them (abejas malas) up here in West Texas and I have been attacked; had to jump in the jeep and speed off or it would have been bad, as in hospital bad. They are set off by the vibration in engines. I know of one dozer operator who was killed when they set on him by the hundreds. Easily the biggest natural hazard out here. Rattlesnakes second.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:42 AM   #12184
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Easily the biggest natural hazard out here. Rattlesnakes second.
Mexican politicians in Suburbans is third on the list.

Followed by Escalades with shopping bags from el Palacio del Hierro and Liverpool in fourth!
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #12185
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When we were clearing my place (northwest of Waco about twenty minutes) the africanized bees set upon my dozer operator. Stung him up pretty good. His face looked like Oscar Bonavena after a 15 round prize fight.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:52 AM   #12186
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His face looked like Oscar Bonavena after a 15 round prize fight.
Better than looking like Oscar Bonavena on the ground outside the then newly rebuilt Mustang Ranch, Reno locale.

Perhaps he looked like Chuck "the Bayonne Bleeder" Wepner?

Imagine if Bonavena had fought Wepner?
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #12187
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Here's a fascinating map from the the Economist magazine:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graph...lent-countries

Let's just say, has anyone been worried if you want to vacation in Puerto Rico? You can also observe that some states are safer than Chicago (500 in 2012) or Detroit (350 in 2012) amongst others. You can also see which states have more of the 'problems' (But we pretty much know that here)

Also, this article is interesting:

http://www.economist.com/news/leader...ur-rise-mexico




Eek! They're coming to get us!
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:17 PM   #12188
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Better than looking like Oscar Bonavena on the ground outside the then newly rebuilt Mustang Ranch, Reno locale.

Perhaps he looked like Chuck "the Bayonne Bleeder" Wepner?

Imagine if Bonavena had fought Wepner?

They would have painted the canvas red !
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:15 PM   #12189
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I should cross into Mexico around the 22nd or the 23rd. So you think copper canyon isn't a good choice this time of year? I've never ridden down there so any suggestions is much appreciated. Thanks.
We (2up) are crossing at Reynosa and heading to Xilitla or crossing at Nuevo Laredo and heading to SMdA. Depends on the weather. Most likely date to cross and head south is Jan 23rd but it may be the 22nd. May make it as far as Palenque but we are not in a hurry. Gonna spend considerable time relaxing on the beach at Zipolite. Be back in Carolina del Norte by the first week of March.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:59 PM   #12190
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Good to hear. I was going to cross at Presido, TX and ride Copper Canyon and then head down the west coast. I heard at this time of year I might get snow and roads might not be passable in some points. I never even thought about snow so maybe I can cross with you and we can split when our pace changes. I should be able to get down there by the 22nd. How many miles a day are you thinking?
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:38 PM   #12191
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Just made it to my coach... and I slept in a holiday inn express last night (McAllen) it was good to have the battery vest and gloves it's 45°F here
Thanks all
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:46 PM   #12192
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In Matehuala

Great day if riding with Miguelito, split off solo near Lagos de Moreno

Dinner at a Kiko suggested place, La Noria, across the highway from Las Palmas

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Old 01-14-2013, 02:46 PM   #12193
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We (2up) are crossing at Reynosa and heading to Xilitla or crossing at Nuevo Laredo and heading to SMdA. Depends on the weather. Most likely date to cross and head south is Jan 23rd but it may be the 22nd. May make it as far as Palenque but we are not in a hurry. Gonna spend considerable time relaxing on the beach at Zipolite. Be back in Carolina del Norte by the first week of March.
Careful not to pitch your tent on the beach in Zipolite.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:49 PM   #12194
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Just made it to my coach... and I slept in a holiday inn express last night (McAllen) it was good to have the battery vest and gloves it's 45°F here
Thanks all
See you at Two Brothers BBQ near the airport later this week
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:55 PM   #12195
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Careful not to pitch your tent on the beach in Zipolite.


That took me a minute, caught it on the second pass
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