Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. BobLoblaw

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Gorda not that wp is necessarily a complete authourity on everything
  2. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    +1 is that area big bike friendly
  3. booger1

    booger1 Been here awhile

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    Awsome photos SR, looking forward to seeing some of that country.
  4. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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  5. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Only if my brakes fail!
  6. MikeMike

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    SR, what's your secret? I couldn't convince CraneGuy to do that.
  7. MikeMike

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    No, come to think of it, it was back at the auditorium chilling big time.:freaky
    One of the Mystery Rider's cigars from the Tuxtlas would likely have done the trick. These Brits are complicated, you know, but they can really teach you a lot about camels!
  8. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    Hurricane Paul is trying to make landfall in southern Baja and packing some big winds!
    The swell hitting the beach here in Mazatlan is HUGE & loud...
    If your headed south through Baja, plan ahead & hunker down...I would not want to be in the middle of it!!!
    and afterwards watch for washed out roads...:deal
  9. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    If he had taken me up there you'd find his skeleton still pinned under the bike :D

    I don't do slow and I don't do dirt. MM tried to make me do both in front of 40 people and several cameras.

    I'm ugly, but I'm not stupid. I try to keep my embarrassing situations to myself, like in front of the bathroom mirror. ;)

    I just received my low profile front indicators. Maybe I'll try offroading now that I have one less thing to snap off!
  10. booger1

    booger1 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info, I've been watching this as I'll be crossing the boarder on Thursday.
    Can you keep us updated as to the extent of the storm as it hits?
    Thanks
  11. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    The way it's looking: just south of Guerrero Negro to just north of La Paz has storm force winds from Pacific side to sea of Cortez, as of 4:pm today.. and strongest along the west coast, I'll post more as it comes up...

    Ride safe...
  12. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    I bet it took you a few miles to pass that rider.
  13. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Looks like WR250R country.

    Here's our friend Karl on a ride with his boy. See what Karl is packing?
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  14. MikeMike

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    Nope, but I do see his son wearing roper gloves and that just took me back more than 40 years and I wish to thank you for the little nostalgia trip! :clap

    Great photo.:clap

    Hey Trice! You're a diver guy. I was wondering if one of these things would make a nifty little tool bag? That would fit in the tank bag and replace the old shaving kit bag I am using.

    http://www.joediveramerica.com/page...tm_term=ScubaMaxMaskBag&utm_campaign=10162012

    Have you got any experience with that type of little hold all?
  15. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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  16. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Is it waterproof? ;) you might want to pick up a pair of swim fins and a snorkel too if you plan to ride through Xalapa any time soon!
  17. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Mike Mike,

    That looks like a useful little bag. The belt loop and D ring might be useful for off moto wandering. Home Depot sells a variety of little zipper bags that I use for holding various gear, don't know if you have access to one of the stores but you can order lots of stuff on line. The price on that one sure is right and the padding might be useful for cameras and stuff.
  18. MikeMike

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    Thanks, I think I'll have a closer look at those bags. The Home Depot here is basically the same Steren etc... Chinese crap they sell at Wal-Mart, Soriana, Commerical Mexicana, Chedrahui, etc....real disappointment. However, AutoZone is surprisingly good, and the boys from the Carrera Panamericana were doing some work on a big block Chevy in an old 55 "shoebox". Yes, I forgot my cel and I couldn't snap a pic (insert a well placed and said "joder" aqui). The guys at the AutoZone at least try to help you out and let you know when new stock is arriving, some stuff always sells out fast. Like the little stubby 3/8's drive ratchets with a very good and fine degree of swing drive for around $80 pesos.

    CraneGuy, next time I go through Xalapa in the rain, I am going to strip down to a Borat style swim suit singlet and tie a strobe light to my helmet.
    That should help a little with the visibility issues.:eek1
    Those Xalapenos can probably manage some more psychological scarring than what they presently carry. Maybe that senorita reporter will engage me in meaningful conversation, again. LOL!
  19. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    and I just ate breakfast :lol3


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    Edit; MikeMike models his new line of summer ATGATT for the Motorrad catalog.
  20. MikeMike

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    Hi Viz, baby, that's how we roll.
    These are the things you see in the Euro version of the Motorrad catalog.:deal