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Old 02-20-2013, 07:29 AM   #13186
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The (ex) inmate who posted here in the IMS thread a few pages back (and elsewhere on ADV, according to what I found in Head Explody) advertising consulting-for-fee advice on travel south of the border has been smacked with the ban hammer.

Reason: Couldn't contain himself in Vendors
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:53 AM   #13187
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Were did that guy go? I was thinking or retaining him on a full time basis at $40/hour to check me into hotels and order for me off the menu.
I'm not sure if the ban hammer hit him permanently or not. Working another issue I found his other out-of-vendors threads after they were clipped to Head Explody.

I know nothing of him personally, although I believe he lives in Austin.

My only interaction was with the mods directly, to get his vendor thread out of IMS.

Edit: I think he's banned permanently. I don't think inmates are labeled "banned" unless the vacation is permanent. I could be wrong.

tricepilot screwed with this post 02-20-2013 at 08:07 AM
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #13188
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Anybody got any intel on this route. Looks nice. One of my Mexican rider friends said that it takes a long time, is mountainous and twisty, there is little traffic or civilization along the way, and if you have a problem the indians won't help you...

Watch out for this gang:




They held a piece of string across the road and wouldn't let me pass until I bought oranges from them.

This is the heart of Zapatista country, and there were a couple of military checks. This road had a reputation for robberies, but I think between the Zapatistas and the military, they have been chased off. I highly recommend Agua Azul, between Palenque and Ocosingo if you have time for a swim.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:05 AM   #13189
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$40 bucks an hour for advice about Mexico?
I'm in the wrong line of work!

Hell, we are ALL in the wrong line of work!

$40 bucks an hour? That's like a $1,000 bucks to a KLR rider! Or 5% of the cost of a Touratech farkle for a GS1200 owner! 3% of the average bill for a KTM owner. Or a week in El Salvador for J. Downs and the SuperSuperSherpaSherpa!
Or 2 shots of single malt and a cigar at The Seal Club! Or steak breakfast for 8 at the lena in Cerro Gordo!

Reminds me of the old line from a Colorado ski instructor, "Bend your knees, that will be $100, please".
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:31 AM   #13190
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That $40/hour was off my head. I don't recall what the rates were. Doesn't matter though. You don't need to pay a centavo to anyone to be able to travel in Mexico. It is not that complicated and plenty of good free advice around.
Now here is something to think about.
If the guy sells his insight into Mex riding and things go south (no pun intended but it worked out), can the person then take legal action against the guy who provided the info that was purchased? Seems like the idea that there is some financial transaction happening might open some pitfalls.
I mean, the same thing cost this thread a sticky!
That was something I still can't figure out. I mean, if you get lost in the Sahara and join a Tuareg tribe and paint your skin blue, are you going to take legal action against Chris Scot? I doubt it!

What are we all going to do, begin a class action suit against Ted Simon?

We have to keep this quiet or the Mystery Rider is going to close The Seal Club! Then nobody else will get a chance to see the beautiful little mug that came from Catemaco.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:34 AM   #13191
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You're off by $200.

Cheapest "package" was $240 (for 2 hours). I could be wrong.

See the post. His post, plus my copy of his link which I captured in the quote of it in my post, were both deleted by the mod.

I know nothing of this inmate nor the services rendered.

I do know rampant will earn you a vacation. That's common knowledge, or should be.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:40 AM   #13192
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You're off by $200.

Cheapest "package" was $240 (for 2 hours). I could be wrong.

See the post. His post, plus my copy of his link which I captured in my quote in my post, were both deleted by the mod.

I know nothing of this inmate nor the services rendered.

I do know rampant will earn you a vacation. That's common knowledge, or should be.
$240, that's like the t-shirt budget for a Harley rider on a day trip to Key West!

That's 5 good 10 hour day rides down here with tolls, food, and gas.
But no t-shirts.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:48 AM   #13193
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240! That's an hour of therapy for the PTSD** you develop when you know you really want a Beemer but you settle for a V-Strom!

**panties tied super dense
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:50 AM   #13194
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$240! That's the cost of plugging the diagnostic computer into the BMW when the fuel injection fails again!
Only wealthy playboys and gentlemen of the world own BMW's.

I know this because BMW told me so!
And Spandau would never lie to anyone!
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #13195
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$240! Sjoerd's hotel budget for an entire 3 month trip in Mexico!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #13196
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Bad spam will get you a vacation; but a bad piece of lettuce will get you.............
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:12 AM   #13197
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Yoquivo to Bato from two weeks ago.

Still editing my video.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:16 AM   #13198
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lol. I don't mind at all paying for good advice but $240 as a minimum price point knocks me out. Heck. The nephews spent $400 from border to border for 7 days. And we lived pretty nice. ( I am a money sieve so I didn't do quite as well but still real cheap.)
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:28 AM   #13199
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Ouch! That's not her best angle!
It's a 'strom. There are no good angles.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:32 PM   #13200
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You're off by $200.

Cheapest "package" was $240 (for 2 hours). I could be wrong.

See the post. His post, plus my copy of his link which I captured in the quote of it in my post, were both deleted by the mod.

I know nothing of this inmate nor the services rendered.

I do know rampant will earn you a vacation. That's common knowledge, or should be.
Maybe I could work for him as an independant contractor.

Actually thinking of looking this guy up just to see what it's all about. So long as he doesn't bill me for the time, that is.
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