Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    925
    Location:
    TEJAS
    He was probably Mexican :rofl

    Barn find ...found this baby ...Feel like bringing her back to the road :clap
    LAVEDRA
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
  2. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    925
    Location:
    TEJAS
  3. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2001
    Oddometer:
    22,219
    Location:
    Uvalde, TX

    Is this the same Alamos that is on the western side of the mountains and relatively close to el Fuerte and Guaymas?


    ---
    I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=28.304303,-98.982937
  4. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,150
    No, it is the Alamo up north in the state of Veracruz, it's south of Tuxpan and north of Poza Rica and to the west of each.

    Hey, SR, no skid pan for the wee-strom? That oil filter looks so innocent and virgin sitting out front like that.
    Not to jinx anything....LOL!
    Maybe you can convince the Durango crew to send that grader and an operator over here, you've got some decent brecha there.
  5. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,059
    Location:
    Denton, TX
    Looks like he's got a skiddy on there to me. :deal
    [​IMG]
  6. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,918
    Location:
    West Texas
    Stephen,
    Be careful riding alone hermano.
  7. alpiner84

    alpiner84 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Oddometer:
    197
    Location:
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    Glad to hear it! :freaky
  8. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,150
    Looks like 9am on Thursday morning, April 26th a national truck strike will be underway.
    Not all trucking sectors are in agreement with it but it will likely cause some traffic headaches around ports, casetas, and federal highways.
    Heads up.
  9. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Oddometer:
    9,133
    Location:
    San Antonio
    A nice place to watch the truck strike unfold would be my favorite room at the Emporio :freaky
  10. acejones

    acejones Long timer

    Joined:
    May 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,378
    Location:
    MS. Gulf Coast
    What do the truckers want this time ?
  11. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Oddometer:
    9,133
    Location:
    San Antonio
    ^

    Remolque parking at the no-tell motels, of course

    To make it easier to do this: :hide
  12. acejones

    acejones Long timer

    Joined:
    May 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,378
    Location:
    MS. Gulf Coast
    Well, that 'splains it all !:rofl
  13. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,150
    Fuel prices have been going up, they have been forced into overloading their rigs, etc... It's going to be interesting out on Rafael Cuervo at the port entrance here as it is one of the target areas. Most ports are likely to be targeted along with the feeder roads and returns, cuotas, etc...
    SR is right, certain libres are going to be smooth sailing but some are going to get even heavier with trucks skipping the strike etc...
    By the way, it is a long weekend coming up, and it is going to be Kid's Day soon, so pesos will be siphoned off this weekend for sure. LOL!

    I've got a ride planned for the final stretch that is from Tehuipango to Cosolapa over the sierra. Don't know if we'll find it but it is worth looking for as it will connect a rider from El Tajin to near the Papaloapan river basin via only mountain type roads with elevations up to 14,000 plus feet and would be a two day ride for visitors that would be infinitely more interesting than the hot, humid, boring Mex #180 coast highway. I might try it the back way via Tinaja and then over to Vicente y Camalote. Should be picture perfect. No GPS allowed, only old school memory workout for the challenge.
  14. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,557
    Location:
    On the road to South America
    Just noticed this on one of the ride reports - not dangerous, but I can see the potential... Like he says, don't get involved...

    Urique Business
    One more story about Urique before we move on. We were eating dinner at Restaurant La Playa and a local guy came over and started a conversation with us. He used to be an English teacher in Chihuahua and was very friendly. After some small talk I asked him "what do these guys behind you do for a living in Urique." I was expecting him to say "they are ranchers" but he said they make their money growing "maryjane and poppies." He said the drug dealers showed up at the beginning of the growing season and gave them the seeds and told them they'll get NP$700 pesos for a kilo of pot and NP$1500 pesos for a kilo of raw opium. But...when harvest came the dealers only offered half that and nobody sold. So now they're all holding onto their goods until the price gets better. He wasn't sure how this one was going to play out but he mentioned last year the drug dealers killed the mayor and some other city officials.

    I don't want to scare anyone from coming here. Everbody was nice and if you mind your own business you should be fine.


    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18535390&postcount=85
  15. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    925
    Location:
    TEJAS
  16. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Oddometer:
    8,821
    Location:
    Austin, Tx.
    Stayed in Urique this time last year. Neat little place. Not nearly as charming as Batopilas but we were comfortable there. The morning we left for Bato we rode across the "runway" to gas up at the mini Pemex. Look on Google Earth and you will see a verrrry wide street running through town. The narco planes take off and land there.

    Drugs are likely the principle economy in Urique and I'm fairly certain they don't want the scrutiny that comes when bad things happen to gringo tourists.

    Just my dos centavos........
  17. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    925
    Location:
    TEJAS
    Save the Date - Annual Open House May 5th!
    Our Annual Open House is right around the corner, and we want you to join us for food, music, and door prizes. Fun, Fun, Fun!


    RawHyde Clinic - RSVP required for this event.
    On Thursday, May 10th, the RawHyde team will be spending the entire day with the Alamo BMW team, where we will teach off-road riding techniques based on the Official Off-Road Academy curriculum. We will offer hands-on instruction designed to accommodate both beginner and experienced riders, and conduct trainings on bike preparation, equipment, and the like. It will be a unique way to discover the true capabilities of you and your motorcycle!

    Please meet at Alamo BMW at 9:00 am gassed up and ready to go off-road. We will be heading to Hunt, TX for our off-road adventure!

    Clinic Date: Thursday, May 10th (The Clinic usually ends between 2-4pm, but this can vary. It is an adventure, after all!)

    Over the course of the day, we will work on several elements of off-road riding, including: Gear and Equipment: Prepping you and your motorcycle Adventure Riding Balance & Posture Obstacle Avoidance Throttle, Clutch, and Braking Control Turning & Maneuvering

    We will also take a trail ride together and enjoy the local views and back roads. It promises to be a lot of fun!

    If you have any questions please call Jim Zader at 210.828.5511 or send him an email at jzader@alamobmw.com.


    Click here to RSVP for the Thurs., May 10, 2012 RawHyde Off-Road Clinic.
  18. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,150
  19. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,150
    Here is something of specific interest to those who ride in Mexico.
    It relates to the federal protocol on use of force, especially deadly force, to detain someone.
    Basically, unless you shoot first, nobody is going to shoot you.


    "El gobierno federal anunció la entrada en vigor de los Protocolos para el Uso de la Fuerza, la Preservación de Evidencias y la Presentación de los Detenidos ante las Autoridades que deberán ser cumplidos por el Ejército, la Marina, la Fuerza Aérea, la Policía Federal y la PGR, y entre los que destaca cuándo se puede aplicar el uso letal de la fuerza.

    En las operaciones contra el crimen las Fuerzas Armadas no podrán disparar contra personas que evadan, huyan o traten de hacerlo, salvo que éstas se resistan de manera grave a la autoridad y representen un peligro inminente de muerte o lesiones serias, de acuerdo con los nuevos protocolos de actuación que regirán a estos elementos, así como de la Policía Federal y agentes de la Procuraduría General de la República (PGR), que fijan que el uso de la fuerza es el último recurso. "
  20. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2001
    Oddometer:
    22,219
    Location:
    Uvalde, TX

    Mike, what are your thoughts? I am reminded that the Marines recently "stopped" a Jeep Grand Cherokee west of Nuevo Laredo by using rocket fire from a helicopter, and the 4 bad guys inside died strapped to their seats.


    ---
    I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=28.304349,-98.982940