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Old 02-14-2013, 08:24 AM   #13036
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The A-hole (that's with a capital A) cops in Tampico are up to their old tricks, once again.
A friend of mine got nailed earlier this week.
The cops said he ran a red, he said he didn't.
They demanded $7,800 pesos in fines that had to be paid the next day and they were demanding his bike import document. He has traveled quite a bit in Mexico, and all over the world by motorcycle and knows the game so he offered to pay the fine on the spot.
Unfortunately after visiting an ATM he hadn't re-distributed his money and they took his $2,000 peso withdrawl.

We had discussed his route back towards the US and he purposely went up the Mex #180 in order to take advantage of a couple of days of good riding sunshine and warm temps and unfortunately he went through Tampico rather than on the libremiento. The last I had heard, the Tampico cops were being watched by the Mexican marines and the problems with them had pretty much disappeared. Not the case, just a heads up. He's a good guy and he really likes Mexico and he understands that it is a Tampico issue and not an entire Mexico issue. In fact, in the months and miles he has accumulated in total in Mexico, this was the first time he had ever had a problem. He admits his own lacksadasical attitude about re-distributing his cash on hand and he did mention the cops refused to communicate with him in English and he felt they seemed that they could have.
Was this going around the bypass on the western side of town?

Some years ago there were some British RVers that got nailed by the Tampico transitos and were very vocal online. What struck me as halfway funny was that they stayed at the same hotel that I did about 10 days after I had left town so I almost ran I to them.


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Old 02-14-2013, 08:58 AM   #13037
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Ran into this chilango at Alamo bmw ., he said his group of 25 chilango "bmw"riders are coming to Austin GP that they had hire a private security company to provide bodyguards and patrol cars to escort them to the broder . guess they are obessed with bandidos and bandidas too
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:00 AM   #13038
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Anybody ridden Miquihana to San Antonio de Pena Nevada to Zaragoza to Aramberri then to 61? Need to make some time but the humid side of the Sierra Oriental was steamy today. Africa hot.

Teaser pics.







This was a little village with an Indian name that means "rough switchback road that don't go through".



And this was my attempt at an ADV shot. Hey. We are riding some of it.
I've been on the route north of Dr Arroyo over to Bustamante and Miquijuana. Never had a companion to attempt the region north of Miquijuana. Had friends that had stories of mines and black bear.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:34 AM   #13039
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Ran into this chilango at Alamo bmw ., he said his group of 25 chilango "bmw"riders are coming to Austin GP that they had hire a private security company to provide bodyguards and patrol cars to escort them to the broder . guess they are obessed with bandidos and bandidas too
They may need route info too.



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Old 02-14-2013, 09:49 AM   #13040
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Check out the pepper gun Veter has with him

He talks about it in THIS post.

There's a link to the gun embedded in that post.
Thats interesting. I wonder how the authorities would view that.

Edit: Here's my thoughts on actually using that. If that really did turn into a hijacking attempt and he pulled a gun looking thing out, the lead would start flying. Even if he managed to get a couple shots off before anybody started firing he would be out gunned. It looks like that thing only carried 2 maybe 4 shots. In a hijacking they might want his bike or money or whatever. You pull a gun looking item out and who knows what could happen.

A gentleman I knew in Honduras died when his family was stopped on a remote Guatemalan highway. They were just robbed of cash and valuables but he suffered a fatal heart attack from the stress of the situation.

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:59 AM   #13041
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Pepper sprays were deemed illegal here by local authorities some time ago.
That thing is going to get someone in deep shite one of these days. That would be the last thing I would be carrying around here.
I might entertain the idea of using it in the bar to spice up a michelada or my aracherras but as for carrying it, pulling it out, and trying to use it against a human being, forget it. Just my opinion.

Bato, the Chilango group likely contains someone or maybe more than one who has been kidnapped before. That is just the kind of high speed entourage everyone should avoid as the rent a cops will be driving like a-holes to keep up and it will be a clusterfck of massive proportions on the highway.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:30 AM   #13042
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They may need route info too.




Just to get out of the city

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:45 AM   #13043
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Very very nice to have here sog and team....hoping you have been ok....let me know next time...with enough time...you almost didn´t know la sierra gorda....there´s so much to see, so much to eat, so much to enjoy....

Thanks a lot for coming....
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:06 AM   #13044
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:00 PM   #13045
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What's your experience for cash needed for gas, food, and lodging in the Copper Canyon area? A simple rule of thumb in pesos/day would be great.

Don't bother adding a big beer allowance....
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:23 PM   #13046
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What's your experience for cash needed for gas, food, and lodging in the Copper Canyon area? A simple rule of thumb in pesos/day would be great.

Don't bother adding a big beer allowance....
Will you be having the Coquilles St. Jacques or not?
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:57 PM   #13047
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Pepper sprays were deemed illegal here by local authorities some time ago.
Yet freely available on Mercadolibre!

Viva Mexico!

I do agree with you though. You get it wrong and you now have a severely pissed off dude on your hands.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:07 PM   #13048
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What part of Mexico is your wife from ?
"Los Altos de Jalisco" From a small town called San Gaspar de los Reyes, near Jalostotitlan.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:47 PM   #13049
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Yet freely available on Mercadolibre!
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:27 PM   #13050
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What's your experience for cash needed for gas, food, and lodging in the Copper Canyon area? A simple rule of thumb in pesos/day would be great.
I pulled > 5000 pesos out for ~5 days and had about 1000 pesos left over.

5gal of gas is 200P, a night is 200-300P (except in Divisadero), meals are under 100P. YMMV for beer and repairs.
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