Desperately seeking extraction BROKEN LEG

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by sapo03, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. sapo03

    sapo03 n00b

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    My wife and I are traveling on two bikes in Mexico returning from Guatemala and Belize. We are currently in the city of Campeche, Campeche. I got rear-ended by a car last week, and had to have surgery to put a couple of screws in my ankle. I am looking for anyone who can help, or direct me to help to get my bikes back to the Arizona border. Needless to say, the ideal situation would be someone with a vehicle with a trailer so that we could ride along. If they could take both us and the bikes we could pay more than if it is just the bikes. Anyone with real help can contact me at
    mike@sapoyrana.net
    Thanks in advance

    Bikes are both fine in good running condition
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  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I will cross post this in the IMS thread
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  3. tricepilot

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  4. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Helpful to know the condition of the incident bike

    Email sent to your listed address.

    Merida is your closest airport
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  5. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    From that far away, I'd have it trucked up to the border on either a car carrier or on an LTL truck like Castores (http://www.castores.com.mx/) or similar. They can then hold it in their warehouse at the border until you're able to drive down and retrieve it. In your present condition I'd have to imagine that being easier than physically riding with it in a truck for a few days. It'd also be a lot cheaper too.
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  6. Lone Rider

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    Bad deal. Sorry it happened, but good you two are OK.

    You can also fly out of Campeche, if you just need/want to get back now.
    Bikes can be stored, and probably at your hotel.

    As TP asked, what is the condition of the bike that was hit? Able to ride?
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  7. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I stand corrected. Flights to Phoenix are only slightly cheaper from Merida.

    Of course, I would hoof it to Merida (no pun intended) and wait there until my ankle heals up completely.
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  8. damasovi

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  9. Misery Goat

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    I'm up in Phoenix and can possibly store the bike for you if it gets to that point.

    My availability and resources are a bit limited at the moment but if you're short on options we can proly figure a way to fetch the bike at the border.

    Would like to get more details.
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  10. zmotomann

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    Mike,
    All good stuff, I know your resourceful,
    Working on contacts from this end. No worries on getting bikes from border back to here.

    I am working with one of teds buds to get some help.

    Zman
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  11. damasovi

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  12. kantuckid

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    As Cancun is the cheapest place to fly from what about a taxi to there & the bikes move via truck from Campeche?
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  13. Lone Rider

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    I'm guessing the fare would be either a first-born or healthy leg of 12 y/o boy.
    Not cheap....

    Campeche is a nice large modern city. The cap of Campeche state. An interesting place, too.
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  14. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Mike (the OP):

    I see you updated your initial post yesterday morning.

    If you can, you need to update this thread and add some details/hotel/hospital/whereabouts etc. on your current situation as of the moment.

    So happens that our man Sjoerd Bakker and another rider are tonight in Campeche.

    There is a chance, if you purchased Mexico-specific bike insurance through a company like Mexadventure, that you have medical evac coverage/trip interruption insurance etc. and not even know it. I'm pretty sure this coverage will apply even though your bikes are not unrideable. I can make these calls for you but you need to get on the horn if you desire this type of involvement by your readers here.
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  15. Catours

    Catours Guatemala Tourer

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    Sorry about the accident, hope the Ankle fixes well..
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