Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    bicimaps just sent me an update

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  2. Byron1

    Byron1 Been here awhile

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    Not wanting to jinx myself with my previous comment (!) I feel the need to add... Provided you keep your wits about you, don't do anything stupid, don't ride at night and trust your instincts..

    Ok. That covers it.
  3. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Byron, excellent post!:deal
    Why not post a pic or two of your bike?:clap:freaky
  4. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    México is like a fine woman. Many gaze upon her beauty but few will know her. Good on ya, Amigo.
  5. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Bienveidos! Mexicans are the most giving people I have ever met. Just stay away from the bars in Mazatlan that have black Escalades with custom wheels and blacked out windows. Same advice as PHX or LA!
  6. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Byron1,
    You are seeing/experiencing the Mexico we all care about on this thread.
  7. Byron1

    Byron1 Been here awhile

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    Hey thanks for that.

    Am using a cr@ppy iPad that won't let me upload pictures... My Gf has a laptop but she is using that at the moment. Wil try getting on later to upload some pics.

    In the meantime, there are a load of pictures on our blog if you are interested..

    http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Adventures-on-the-flying-aga/

    All the best,

    Byron
  8. Byron1

    Byron1 Been here awhile

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  9. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Eakins, Hope our little Hotel Los Arcos de Sonora is one of those POIs. I'll have to check it out.
  10. Pedro Navaja

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  11. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  12. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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  13. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Byron, if you are coming over to the Gulf coast, I am always around the Veracruz area.
    Let me know if you are planning on coming over. I'll be happy to show you some decent roads or meet up if you
    are on the way and near the Puebla Veracruz or Oxaca Veracruz border.
    Check out Garry Dymond over on the Horizons forum, he knows Mexico City, lives there, rides there, and is a very kind person.
  14. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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  15. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Hey SR Those pics are great., My foot has heal now I don't have to walk like John Wayne remember the mud spot it had truck tracks did you went through one of them i went through the middle i think it was 10"' deep" por mamon" Do you know if I owe them somethig dont remember if I paid anything at El Salto there or for the ambulance
    But yea been thinking on going back to El Salto and thank personally the guys that took care of me at the hospital also the Hospital in Durango I gave them a hard time too.
    Now the insurance gave the the option yo keep the wrecked bike for $ 500.00 there is this mechanic at Alamo BMW that works at his house on the side told me that it can be fixed with much less that what the dealer estimated wonder if I can imported to Mexico with a savage title /
    While the plane was taxing before taking off saw like three helicopters seating at Durango airport do you know who own them
    Recibe un saludo carnal espero verte pronto I love Duango
  16. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Bato, Many of the cars running around in Mexico are imported with salvage titles. They are brought in wrecked and repaired then sold.
  17. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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  18. FlowBee

    FlowBee Just me.

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    Hiya folks. I've been lurking this thread for a few months now and I finally have a question. This thread has been a welcome respite of knowledge against the torrent of BS the media throws at us about Mexico. It finally convinced me to take the plunge.

    I don't mean for this to turn into any sort of flame war about "federales y banditos". But.... I recall some discussion about Tampico Transitos and their penchant for pulling motos over for a monetary "time out" at the north bypass Y-junction - something about busting motos for being in the left lane when you HAD to be in the left lane to exit on the bypass. Is this still a problem? Anybody have any other special little "time out" traps?

    From what I understand this kind of thing occurs from time to time in parts of Latin America: Masaya road in Nicaragua, and the north road leading into Lima Peru for example.

    I'm heading out within a few weeks for CA / SA and I'm just hoping to fish for a little bit of advance knowledge about the notorious traps. I know the best approach is to wait them out, play the "no fumar espanol" game, etc etc.

    I apologize in advance for the gringo approach to this question. I'm new to LA.
  19. Bato

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    4 bucks usually fixes a transito welcome to reality ...
  20. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Don't worry.

    The Tampico Transitos won't be back for at least one more week.

    They're working as replacement refs for the NFL.