Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Trice,
    You are right. On a previous ride one of our party broke his collarbone. Since he was ambulatory (walking wounded), he didn't qualify for hospitalization.....nor could he ride. It was a catch 22. He had Medjet, which in this case did him little good. He ended up riding in a truck taking pain meds for the next six days.
  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Unless my memory fails me, at one point MedJet offered an "airline ticket home" if you were injured and couldn't operate your vehicle but didn't need medevac and could fly commercial. I may be missing something, but they seemed to have tightened the rules....and when I asked specifically about that, got an "I'm not sure...."

    And as put earlier, another Catch 22 is that bike repatriation with insurance underwriters doesn't pay the actual full cost of getting your machine back in your garage.

    On a second call with Bato, he agreed, he could have stayed in the hospital and had his "attending physican" make the case to get final treatment in San Antonio - but he wanted out of there. Bad.
  3. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Some people can find the image of Jesus in toast

    I can find Pancho Villa in Bato's bruise :freaky

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  4. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    I see a tiny puta from Mazatlan.
  5. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Quoted prior to the delete :beer :D
  6. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Note: A minor point of further clarification - Bato bought his own ticket home and is seeking reimbursement from Mexadventure. This ties in with his lack of interest in waiting around for the wheels of insurance bureaucracy to turn.
  7. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    :rofl
  8. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    I think maybe the image is a bloated Sancho Panza.
  9. MikeMike

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    "Abs of Steel" called.
    They want their "before" picture back.:freaky

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  10. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    Wow. I don't visit for a couple days and things go completely to heck.

    Hope Bato and all the other wounded are doing better.

    This thread is kinda proving that the Narcos probably won't hurt you in Mexico, but you're more likely to injure yourself.

    Let's be careful out there guys.
  11. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Nice Don Quixote hematoma. :clap

    Next time crop the underboob. Didn't need to see that. :lol3
  12. Sjoerd Bakker

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    Since I can't swim it would have been pointless to try going with Trice on his Honduran diving adventure
    Having returned from just that ride on Friday ,4 days ago , I can certify that you need to do no push ups at all, just as long as you can manage your bike. I saw all manner of bikes,including fully loaded Goldwings Harlies and Victories ,many hauling trailers, even on the Top of the World Highway.. Your experience may vary of course with weather conditions. I had splendid weather the whole 5 weeks of the trip with only 3 days requiring a short stint in the raingear, but in Alaska some riders who had been there several weeks said they had had nothing but dismal wet weather with only 3 days :eek1 that it did not rain on them... until I showed up :clap
    Now the seasons are soon changing and time to look southward again for warm weather riding.
  13. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Great! We've been getting way too much rain down here! Hope it works.
  14. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Ah but I would have hired Yolanda the aqua nymph to guide you to new depths
  15. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Pics?
  16. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    A rare situation where you're better off using your imagination
  17. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Hmmmm...let's not go there!:eek1
  18. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Our man Slowphil at Casa Tricepilot for a visit.

    Harmon's BBQ, of course, and talking to Ray Harmon himself.

    Then, wrenching on the VStrom in the 98 degree Texas heat

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    He's got that Lawrence of Arabia look, don't you think?

    He has those Mermite cans on the bike. Very functional.

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    Making sure good prep before crossing soon at Piedras Negras and heading to Saltillo, then to Zacatecas, then to Durango (hopefully to visit with SR), to Maz, to PV, and then inland to Guadalajara and Ajijic & a visit with Kiko (hopefully). After that........? This is all the plan right now.

    He's got a date in Panama in October for the Stahlratte and points in South America.
  20. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    That's not the bruise, that's a reflection from across the room ;)