Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    That right there is a valuable "Mexico Safe(ty)" tip :freaky
  2. WakeDude

    WakeDude Been here awhile

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    Had a meeting with the Travel Clinic on my college campus today. I wanted to see what immunizations they recommend for my upcoming Central America trip... After describing the various immunizations, the PA told me to stay away from roadside vendors.:huh How the heck am I going to eat anything if I stay away from those delicious vendors?! Needless to say the conversation went down hill from that comment.

    Just had to share. Also if anyone is interested I have a list of recommended vaccinations before entering Mexico/Central America.

    -Alex
  3. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Other than stuff like diarrhea type stuff, did the guy say anything about hepatitis ?
  4. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    HI

    Been down in Baja since last Tuesday. Having a ball! Other than the nitrogen in my shock deciding to exit at Coco´s Corner and someeone giving me a 100 peso coin things have been just about perfect! Well, except for this lousy weather! :rofl:rofl:rofl
  5. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    That is not true!!! I am on my KLR in Baja and spending almost $12 per day! I want a refund!:cry
  6. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    This is in the same league as border agents warning not to go to Mexico.

    The man obviously has never had street feasts such as pollo asado in Tamazunchale or carnitas in Mexico City
  7. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    Anyone been on the road that runs South from Agua Prieta
    through Huachinera and South from there.
    I'd like to ride through to Madera.

    I haven't ridden that route in four or five years.
    Is it paved? Does it still have the same hideous cattle guards.
    I'll be two up on a 990 A.
    Just looking for a fun route to Durango.
    Any other suggestions appreciated.

    Twist it, Max
  8. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Dang, Donnie. Sure wish I coulda come along, but I gotta do this work thing a few more years.

    Glad you're having a great time. Thanks for the updates.
  9. alphajory

    alphajory Been here awhile

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    i rode most of it a couple of years ago and what i remember the sections that i rode were paved and i don't remember any cattle guards but there was a few deer and the rare donkey.
  10. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    That is only if they bothered to re-paint them if the street was re-directed by the new mayor.
    LOL!

    I listened to a radio interview one time of a transit chief here in Veracruz who was telling people that streets that parallel the ocean have preference unless it has been deemed to be the opposite and he couldn't name the streets that were excluded from the rule and he couldn't say why they were excluded. When pressed for more details he said that everyone has to drive with care and then he left quickly.

    When in doubt, put your nose out a little bit, if it is all clear, goose it.

    The danger is in the "linger".
  11. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I edited down Sjoerd's ginormous photo into something a bit more manageable. Cool shot!
  12. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Now all we need is a loaded sugar cane truck picture.
  13. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    Go to google.com TODAY (only)


    Whose day is it today?






    No Trice, not her. Close, however.
  14. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    Thanks Trice. I don't know what I did wrong ,it looked normal size last night when I put it in . I'll go back and try knocking it down to size
    You are a real computer whiz, I envy the way you can slap any picture on these sites at a whimI
    .It wouldn't surprise me if you could bring up a page of a comic book of Mickey Mouse from around spring of 1952 where he goes out to sea in a little tugboat. That always sticks in my mind , one of the first comics I can ever remember, that and Cosmo Kat which I think I still have .:rofl
  15. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    On the A.P. to Huachinera part you will have your hands full on the riverbed section as it is very loose gravel. It lasts for 15-20 km at most. The dirt track turns to pavement several kms north of Bavispe and is paved through Huachinera and southwest to Moctezuma. The rest of the unpaved part is just rough terracerria with a couple of semi-steep loose climbs that shouldn't bother you too much. The 2-up would concern me on the river bed. I would assume the same parallel to travel, moto eating cattleguards are still there but that is to be expected in that part of the world. The route to Madera has a couple options: 1) the easier way is through Bacadehuachi which they were paving when I was there last a few years ago, then terracerria over a spectacular mountain pass to Mesa Tres Rios. 2) Just south of Huachinera there is a brecha track that goes over the Sierra to Mesa Tres Rios joining the previously mentioned road just outside the pueblo. This route would be very difficult two-up. From Mesa Tres Rios the route crosses over into Chihuahua and up into the Sierra again and eventually leads to a place called El Largo (no facilities) and then on to Mesa de Huracan where there is a nice little motel. From Mesa de Huracan to Madera the road is paved. Hope this helps. :jose
  16. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Cool

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    Sleddog Currently Benched

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    How's the cover?
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  19. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    That looks just about like the tug I remember and the pelicans did feature in the story. I don't remember the cover though, but this looks in the appropriate era. This is obviously an affiche for a theater cartoon and the comic I remember was probably about the same time and similar story line. Thanks Sleddog
  20. MikeMike

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    Andale, gracias Supa12!
    Follow one of those too close and you get a face full of cane, not Herman, but sugar.