Is Mexico Safe?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. SkizzMan

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  2. bruinADVguy

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  3. Lost in the world

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    Anybody hear about safety issues in the Ixstapa or Ziwah area. Thinking of taking a 10 day vacation in that area. Thanks.
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  5. SkizzMan

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    Maybe one of our expats can chime in on the change in law this week that codifies police
    powers for the Mexican army?? Looks like it must still pass their Senate.

    EDIT: OK, so admittedly this is a tough topic as it goes directly to the political status
    of our neighboring democratic country. And we don't do politics on this page. That said,
    the potential impact on what we DO do here - riding Mexico - is very real.

    A good starting point is Denise Dresser's "Toc Toc" piece December 4 Reforma.
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  6. Grynch

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    IMG_20171207_121848.jpg Found this in the Walmart in Mexico City.... That is an anti-theft chip at the bottom of the oil bottle.
  7. RW66

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    I thought I would take a minute and give an update on my condition one and a half years after my rough dismount coming home to Fresnillo from Real de 14. I received a lot of support from ridders that post on this thread and I am very thankful for that support.
    I went to a specialist on Tuesday because my right arm has not gotten any better for some time. I have limited upward movement. After examining it I was told a piece of the bone has died and no longer exists where the muscle attaches that gives the arm upward movement. He told me that the movement I have now is about all I will every have. My arm will not get any better. Mrs RW and I have been traveling by car for the last year waiting and working to get my arm better , but with this news, I guess I’ll just have to learn how to fill comfortable ridding with a bit of a bummer arm. The good news is he said my wrist would continue to get better.
    Again a big thanks to those who helped and offered to help in my time of need.
    I wish all, safe rides.



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  8. Kiko

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    Roy, my wife had some ortho problems in her wrist a few years back and went to some of the best in Guad for diagnosis. It all ended up being a 20,000 MXN fishing trip with a mis-diagnosis as a cyst. Went back to the states and found a hand ortho specialist in Austin. He diagnosed it quickly as Kienbock´s disease (dead bone from lack of blood circulation). This disease is genetically linked to those of Irish-English heritage. Surgery and bone graft and all is well now. Went back to Guad and told the ortho the story and he said he had never heard of Kienbock´s disease. Not too many Irish-English people around these parts so no exposure to it in Med school. Anyway, morale of the story is don´t give up, get a second opinion. Hope that helps.
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    Roy
    Sorry to here about the arm, time to get a Honda cargo, some thing small and light weight, for moving around Fresnillo and Zacatecas. Are you able to move it above shoulder height or level?
    I hope you keep busy with Church and family
    Saludos desde Canada
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    Vamos a ver.
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  11. RW66

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    Thanks for the info......we will be going to the states for a year and a half on a mission for the church.....once we get settled in I thought I would get another opinion there.


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    I can move my are with help to normal upper levels......i just cant make the arm do it by its self. That is what was frustrating to me. I guess I now know why. He did give me the name of a specialist in Guadalajara if I wanted to go there, but I think I’ll wait and see if I can do something in the States.


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    As we age and life takes its tolls, these things happen. Hope there is a chance of healing or repairing/replacing the damaged bone one way or another. If all fails, you can follow my lead.......I figure sooner or later riding will be out, so......decided to build up a sports car specifically for traveling in Mexico. Top down on those beautiful roads will be the next best to riding. Oh, and the sports car will be modified "slightly"(LOL) to make the topes and rougher roads a non-issue if not a joy. Stay positive and keep smiling!
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    Weather warning for 7 December , tonight in the high country of Chihuahua -:
    cold and snow upwards of 15 cm
    Hope any of you heading through there for Copper Canyon have your woollies and heated gear and were off the road early .
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    We had heavy fog yesterday morning on the 57 D, we left Saltillo around 8 A.M. As soon as we cleared the pass we had smooth sailing.
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    Heavy snow (for Texas) here in San Antonio. A once every ten year event.
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    Yeh, we seem to get those every few years. :D
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    Hopefully not a lot of ice along with the snow. Nothing funnier than watching central Texans drive in an major ice storm. (including me)
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    The fog in that pass is well-known for containing ice crystals. Once saw my
    bike's external temp reading drop about 40-50 F in just a few miles. Only other
    place I've experienced that was one summer in San Francisco.
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    Took me a while to get used to no condiments, salt, pepper, ketchup in the fast food restaurants around these parts. Reminds me of my mother-in-laws old boyfriend who in Texas would always pocket about a dozen sugars and powdered cream at the Mickey Ds whenever he went in for the Sr Citizen coffee at 55 cents.