Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Ferry in Eagle Pass? Huh?
  2. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    Yeah, I saw that :huh He must be talking about Los Ebanos.

    On another note, thinking about riding down to Paracho and shipping a guitar back, a Francisco Navarro negra. Anybody got experience with shipping goods back into the US? Otherwise I'll just take the bus down and back.
  3. Pedro Navaja

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    Thanks SR. I know they can pack 'em in Paracho. Francisco Navarro ships to his dealer(s) here in the US. I just want to put my fingers on what I buy ahead of time. Also want to explore the town, make the pilgrimage, etc. Might even fine a better guitar than a Navarro. Shipping to the border is a great idea, but I would still have the issue of riding back to Houston. Guess I could walk it across the border and have my wife waiting for me on the other side with the car. This would of course get me out of any import tax. Yay! :D

    Hey! That 2-fidy gets 85mph since I put that windshield on it. With the Airhawk cushion I am monkey-butt free! Plus I can fix everything on that bike myself outside of the engine. The dual-sport tires really make it "adaptable" as well :wink:
  4. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Have you ever ridden your bike down through Mexico?
  5. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    I disagree, Mexican cinema is really evolving from the Lola La Trailera genre and epoch, apart from Lyn May, of course.
  6. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    My favorite Mexican movie of all time, Pueblerina. You can buy the DVD through amazon dot com.

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  7. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    My favorite Mexican movie of all time.
    1962, it played for close to 24 months straight in some European cinemas (like in France and Italy).
    A beloved classic.
    An inspiration for all who truly love Mexico!




    A la chingada con Laura Leon cuando tienes Lorena Velazquez en la pelicula.
    Viva las mujeres del Santo! Viva!:freaky

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  8. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Mexico is not safe!

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    The moment you cross the border you'll be fighting to stay alive!

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    Think of what can happen when you ride with strangers!:eek1
  9. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    I love the films from theÉpoca de oro del cine mexicano.Pedro infante, Jorge Negrete, Maria Felix, Delores del Rio, Canitnflas. Look closely at my avatar.
  10. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    That's like putting a picture of Eric Estrada and that other guero CHiP guy as an avatar.


    Yeah, yeah, everybody knows A Toda Maquina.

    Interesting flick, but really, c'mon, admit it, seeing something like this on the silver screen beat the bejeezus out of two guys wanting to become motorcycle cops.

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    If I wanted to see an old guy with a moustache riding a Harley, I'd go riding with Schizz.
  11. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    I caught up with the remnants of the Sonora Rally in Baviacora this morning. I talked with Jorge, a Dr. from Hermosillo on an RT and my old friend Guillermo on his RS. I run into Guillermo everywhere, last time in Alamos.

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    Jorge and Guillermo are members of the Sonoran Riders

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    These are some of the Zancudos Riders. (Mosquitoes) Sorry for the bad exposure, bugs on the goPro also a problem. Great group, sorry I couldn't be there last night. They had 300 riders come in.

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    They gave me a shirt and a pin for showing up.
  12. airdale7

    airdale7 Been here awhile

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    You are right, The ferry is at Los Ebanos.

    Check this link:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=503933&page=3&highlight=mexico+city+indy+motogp


  13. airdale7

    airdale7 Been here awhile

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    You are right. It is Los Ebanos.
    Here is the link to the account:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=503933&page=3&highlight=mexico+city+indy+motogp





  14. Jick Magger

    Jick Magger Exile on Main Street

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    Hey Tom

    How are you doing? Man I would love to get down there for this 3 days of riding and could use help in learning a little more about my go pro. I am going to be in Phoenix for a week from the 12 to 19th. My bike is up here in Canada but who knows maybe I can get someone to ship it down to Phoenix then I can ride down from there to Sonora. Had a great time visiting you guys at your hotel in March. If any riders are heading that way be sure to visit Tom and his wife Lynn. A great little hotel and Tom plays a good guitar and harmonica for your entertainment.

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  15. Turkeycreek

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    Hey Brian,

    Great to hear from you. PHX is only 7 hours for mortals, you can do it in 5. We would love to see you again. I'll work on my Blaze Foley tunes.
  16. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Recommend boarding the ferry at Los Ebanos from the Texas side as the Mexican side gets deeply rutted and slick. The Texas side is rocky dirt that seems better maintained making it easier to ride onto the ferry. Especially on 900lb Harleys.

    I wouldn't spend any time sight-seeing around Ciudad Gustavo Diaz Ordiz, either.
  17. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Been thinking of getting a Honda Shadow lately.
  18. eakins

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  19. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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  20. Byron1

    Byron1 Been here awhile

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    Hi all,

    Just to add my tuppence worth to the debate.. (apologies to deviate from the subject of films! :lol3 )

    We are currently riding all around the Americas on a 1979 r100rs. We rode across the border through Tijuana last week.

    So far... Everyone has been so friendly and can't do enough to help us. We attempted some dirt tracks, but riding two up on a heavily laden road bike with road tires probably wasn't the best idea... Inevitably we got a puncture, it wasn't long before all sorts of people were offering to help.*

    One particular truck full of mean looking futher muckers pulled up and I thought this is it... Game over... I had the tire lever in my hand ready just in case... After a brief conversation in my shaky Spanish, they all started laughing, reached into the back of their truck and pulled out two ice cold cans of Modelo beer for us!*

    The next day, our battery had died... My fault for not checking the fluids. Anyway, some police pulled over to help us..they didn't have any jump leads on them so drove off to find some and came back minutes later to help get us started. When I tried giving them some pesos in return they just patted me on the back and said "no Gracias amigo".. So much for them all being on the take.

    We cross over to Mazatlan tomorrow so it could all change, but for now, my response to the question: is Mexico safe? Is an unresounding *yes.