Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Welcome!

    Hope you'll keep us abreast of your plans as they develop. Sounds like you're going to be doing a whole heck of a lotta riding!

    The routes I take to Mexico City are from Texas so I'll leave it to others to direct you.

    Happy planning!

    SchizzMan
  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Yes. Skip Los Angeles.
  3. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    What bike are you taking to Baja?
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    going south hero & Zero...

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  5. Chrisfed

    Chrisfed n00b

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    @trice and @schizz I can leave from TX no prob. Just visiting bro in LA then off to Mexico. Whatever you recommend I'm game! Love Mexican culture and want to it, just don't want bad things to happen! I'll be on my yamaha fz6 2008 cheers
  6. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

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    Acapulco?........I've been hearing bad things from down there.........anyone been lately?
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  7. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Going South has it correct. +1

    Acapulco is not a lot of fun these days. 10 hotels have closed their doors, and Carlos and Charlies was on a big slide and likely wasn't going to see it through. That really says it all.

    The lesson here is to avoid the urban areas. Stick to the rural areas where life is pretty much like it was years ago.
    The major urban centers are where you are likely to find the body dumps etc... like what happened here on Tuesday. Sometimes these things are just outside the urban areas but usually not in the rural areas on the libre and secondary roads. Having said this, there is more risk for residents than travelers simply based on how much travel you do inside the city on a daily basis. The chances of you having problems are far less than me for example because I have to transit the city every day at all hours.

    Don't hesitate to visit Mexico, just avoid the urban centers where there have been problems and stick to the fun rural areas.
  8. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Probably the KLR. If I was trucking it to the border, but I'm not, I would take the KLX250S. Planning on riding around for about a month, want to go?
  9. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Donnie,
    Let me get this straight. You're riding your KLR from Clarksdale to Baja ?
  10. alphajory

    alphajory Been here awhile

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    its been a long time since we have seen a word from this threads sponsor....trice your slipping:rofl:rofl:rofl
  11. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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  12. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    How else would you get it there? :D I have done 5,000 mile plus trips on it in the past. It ain't nothing for a Mississippi Boy!:roflIt has over 67,000 miles on it and has been trucked/trailers for about 6,000 miles. My max one day ride is 599 miles, but there are folks that have ridden then much more! I have five motos in the garage now that I have put over 360,000 miles on!:deal


    Here is a link to a 12,000 mile plus ride I took after Sheryl's death, but it was not on the KLR: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708584
  13. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    If at all possible, yes. Let's keep in touch.
  14. acejones

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    Yes,
    I know you can do it. It just takes me longer to ride to the border than it does to drive my truck and tow. That was my only point. That; and I'd rather drive my truck through Houston than ride my bike. If I'm going to Mexico, then I have to go through Houston which can be a royal pain.
  15. dwj - Donnie

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    ok!:d
  16. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    My solution for riding through large cities on a moto is to get in the far left lane and ride however fast they are driving. For me, it is far safer because you don't have the lane changing and merging traffic to contend with. Of course speed can be a bit of an issue with the 250 sometimes!:roflI especially like the HOV lanes.

    Back in1987 Sheryl, Tracy and me were driving through Houston and had an 18 wheeler change lanes, hitting us in the left rear quarter panel and push the car down I10 sideways at MPH!:eek1 Totaled out a near new car, but other than a few bruises and bumps, plus a few stitches in my leg all was fine.
  17. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Bingo!! We have a winner!!:clap
  18. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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  19. Geoff

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    Mexico isn't safe. Stay away, gringo.
  20. MikeMike

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    If Calderon ever got serious about fighting the narcos, he could start by building a fence around San Lazaro!
    Every single Mexican politician and their families should have their passports and visas revoked and they should be forced to take vacations within their own country before jetting off to Orlando and Beverley Hills etc... Their kids should be forced to attend state run public schools and they should all be audited out the whazoo, be forced to take public transportation and receive treatment in public hospitals. They should also be forced to learn to ride a motorcycle and cover miles here from north to south and east to west as well as be subject to registering a vehicle and the paperwork it entails. He won't ever do it, he isn't half the politician or man that the late Manuel Clouthier was.

    There, I feel a lot better now! Being capable of whipping myself into a one man, pitch fork carrying, torch bearing tornado like frenzy, gives me a false sense of security that I have the answers, when I really don't.