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Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.
I guess my multi-tool is out of the question since it has a blade. Anyone have know?
You are overthinking this way too much.
There are people that carry machetes here that are close to a yard long. Nobody gives a damn.
It's Mexico and the equation is: Worry less, ride more!
Thanks Mike. Ok, i'm all packed and pulling out of Tahlequah, Ok in about an hour. See you along the way friends.
Hey Airdale, Fellow Okie here. Myself and two or three buddies have been riding in Mexico the past 4 winters. Mostly along the Pacific Coast, but last year down the belly to Oaxaca. These yahoos on here from Tejas don't understand Okie speak, so if you got some specific questions, send me a pm and ill pass on what I knowledge I know.i hope you have read most of this thread. Best info out there about how to ride in Mexico.
Two Border Patrol Agents shot this AM in AZ, One fatal!!!!!!!....... check out article on 'DRUDGE REPORT' for all the latest.........
Very sad to lose another person to the drug war. The only to stop this is with legalization of MJ and decriminalization of the rest. Education and treatment are more effective and cheaper. There is no Mexican drug war, it USA's drug war, southern front.
Will legalization make the cartels disappear? No, they will continue in a diminished way, stealing cars, Pemex oil, counterfit cash, movies and music as well as designer goods. But they won't have the vast amounts of cash to buy military style weapons, hire hitmen, corrupt border agents, cops, judges and politicians on both sides of the border like they do now. Doing the same thing for over 30 years with no result is madness. Legalization would be no worse.
It's not the chupacabras, bears, or machetes you need to worry about....espcecially after dark !! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYxxgvA8rlM
Topics like legalization belong in the JoMomma section. Sorry to hear about the loss of life.
That video has already been posted in this thread.
Yep, I figured, but I felt like posting it. I've been listening to Tito and Tarantula for the past week. Love them, or at least their music.
Having a bad day?
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Lighten up Pedro. Having read most to all of the posts on this thread you have no cause to get your nickers in a knot over anything. Jeesh!
Video incredible Bato....muy muchas gracias por eso....son mas? Adonde?
Excelente video Bato. Me encanta Mexico.
As was riding el tigre la plata from my home in our little hotel in Banamichi, Sonora to Ures to make sure our guests found the road they were looking for, I started thinking about the question posed by this thread - "Is Mexico Safe?" As part of this thought process involved in considering the question "Is Mexico Safe?" I though about what causes this question to be raised in the first place, what is the raison d'etre for this thread. The answer is cartel violence. The obvious follow on question in the context of "Is Mexico Safe" as posed by this thread is how can cartel violence be reduced. For me the answer, again in the context of this thread, "Is Mexico Safe?" is to legalize and or de-criminalize drugs and thus deprive the cartels of the revenue needed to support the violence that cause the question to be raised in the first place. So as I rode my Triumph from Banamichi to Ures and back, and further pondered the question "is Mexico Safe?" I decided that yes, in the main Mexico is much more safe than not and the violence while horrific, is limited to relatively discrete and definable areas and mainly between willing participants (cartel soldiers, rival cartels and government forces) but can easily be made safer. Just saying.
Can't wait for Lila Downs to return to Tejas.
I understand your thinking and appreciate your civil and thoughtful reply. I do agree with Mike on this one as the purpose of the thread is not to enter into extended debates of controversial social issues like legalization but rather to discuss and share info on more practical aspects of safe travel in Mexico.
Hope to make it out your way some time.