Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    ^ Jimmex's info fee is half the going mordida rate.

    He accepts PayPal. :freaky
  2. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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    This one is in Creel - I bet he's inexpensive... (well, you can't have everything right?). You can always grab a getaway horse or jump a passing train if you need to get outta there in a hurry.

    Not my photo, but one from a dentist friend who's been riding down there.

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  3. ChangoGS

    ChangoGS Banned

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    As far as dentists go there's plenty in Monterrey. This takes the pain away ...



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  4. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    She talks too much.

    Nice pit patch, though.
  5. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Not to worry.

    Shortly after that was filmed, she went "Brazilian" :freaky
  6. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Ouch!

    Yum!

    But Ouch!
  7. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Yum.
  8. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    As seen yesterday on the buey to the Sierra Negra Grande via Alhuaca (redux and slight return).

    Let's see who is the most observant and can ID what's different about this pic.

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  9. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    "okso" = "oxxo"??

    (sorry, couldn't find Waldo)
  10. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Well, that was quick!

    The prize is a pic of yesterday's 2:15pm to Puebla outside San Salvador El Seco.
    Aptly named, it's drier than an iguana's armpit.
    Got a little dusty during the race, it beat us to the crossing...and you know, there is something about those clouds in Puebla....

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  11. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    25 kilometers of this

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    To get to somebody's unfinished business

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    Near this place

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  12. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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  13. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Electric dual boom jumbos took all the fun out of mining. LOL!

    Nice job on the stitch panorama.
  14. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    That fellow on the left looks like he ain't pulling much bonus, either that or the cook shack is wanting. LOL!
    31 years ago next month I qualified on the jack leg...where does the time go!
  15. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    Cool pics, SR....
  16. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    Well, right now I'm in McAllen, heading home tomorrow morning.

    Haven't decided yet if I'll be riding highway 57 all the way to Mexico City... The altiplane is mind numbing! But I know it's the "safest" road. The route would be McAllen, Reynosa, Monterrey, Matehuala, SLP, etc. Check the map, its just straight roads.

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    The second option... Highway 97 and then 101 and then get to 57 in SLP. BUT, that goes through Tamaulipas and... San Fernando, that isht is scary! The Government says San Fernando is heavily guarded, but I don't know if truly is and if the roads near/around are safe. Bit more interesting, but still quite straight.

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    Third option is to ride the coast, Highway 97, followed by 105. Don't really know anything about this road, but it goes through San Fernando too.

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    Anyone knows?
  17. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    I know, too late to be asking that. I had made up my mind to ride the 57 all the way, but it is... too boring. Seriously, my mind goes numb just thinking about it.
  18. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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  19. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    The end of an era.
    I met a few drift miners that qualified for DoDo status 30 years ago! LOL!
    It's interesting to watch the competitions still happening. Watching a guy with 40 years experience and missing half of his right leg go up against guys in their prime and beating them is a humbling experience. It's the old bull and the young bull joke with a different twist. Thanks for the memories, glad I became good on the stoper and made my bonus as a rock bolter back then. I never attained the coordination my father had on the jack leg, he was good. Trackless mining and ear protection, deserve a toast. LOL!
  20. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    Mid last week I spent a night in one of the nice little hotels in Palmitas on Mex 40 and found that a crew of the tunnel building engineers were staged at the same hotel when I shared the table with them at suppertime and breakfast.I got to talking with them and discovered that they had been working the all night shift and that they had been stationed there three years already. What was surprising was that they were from Slovakia working for a European company, the name escapes me now, but coveralls just like what your pictures show. . SR do you have any more details on that company ? Are there other global companies involved in construction of the bridge?
    The tourist access was not permitted in the middle of the week, but these engineers offered that I could hitch a truck ride down to the bridge with some of the crew and ride back with others, but I did not take them up on it. I got to see thge bridge anyway from a distance it can be seen from Mex 40. All the more reason to come back for a ride across when it is opened to traffic.