Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Well, what the heck, Craneguy, if you are going out to check on the tolls, ride over to Cordoba Saturday with Doug, and then meet the Mystery Rider and I for breakfast early AM on Sunday in the Portales in Cordoba, and then you guys can head back from the Puebla portion we'll be riding. Should be fun. El Pico awaits and she'll be lifting her skirt for you in the early morning. A treat that is the photographer's equivalent of a "mananero".:eek1
    Fresh bread and homemade papaya, strawberry, raspberry, and some other berry jam and coffee that is sadly a notch below that of La Esperanza but it does in a pinch.
  2. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    that's what you tell all the boys:evil
  3. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Wish I could Mike, but tomorrow is invoicing day (gotta pay for it all somehow) and Sunday I have a toddler's picnic that the wife volunteered me for. :mad: "you had your fun over the last two weekends"

    Women eh? The most dangerous thing in Mexico :D
  4. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    You riding with the Harley guys, again?
  5. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    No, real toddlers. Far scarier! :eek:
  6. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    I said toddlers, not waddlers! ;)
  7. MikeMike

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    As I briefly mentioned in another post, the Carerra Panamericana was in town for a couple of days and they left town yesterday morning (again I forgot my damn cel to take pictures same thing happened at the AutoZone the other day where they were working on one of the cars). Some of the schools had the kids line up on the main boulevard by the ocean to wave to the racers as they passed by, real cool, nostalgic, old school stuff like they used to do in the towns where the race passed through back in the day.
    But one of them didn't make it through the climb out of Acultzingo which is the famous place where not only a battle that preceded that of Cinco de Mayo was fought, but also where you have to change lanes to the opposite side to accommodate the truck traffic. They said it was "spectacular" and I certainly believe it was, any accident on that stretch is going to be spectacular. If you've ridden it, you know what I mean. Damn shame, and it was a vintage Studebaker, too.
    They need to open a bike category, I think it was Ducati that participated as a sponsor or something last year but no official category, I believe.

    SE ENLUTA LA XXV CARRERA PANAMERICANA!

    20 Octubre, 2012 06:34:00
    Por JORGE ERNESTO OLIVA
    Reportero de NOTIVER

    Se volcaron!...


    La vigésima quinta edición de la Carrera Panamericana se enlutó este viernes, ante el trágico accidente que provocó la muerte del piloto mexicano Francisco Javier Dávalos Valenzuela, quien se accidentó junto con su hermano Roberto a bordo del Studebaker número 130 de la categoría Turismo Mayor, esto durante la segunda etapa

    de velocidad cerca de la población conocida como Puerto del Aire, entre los estados de Veracruz y Puebla, luego de darse la salida en la tradicional competencia de autos clásicos, misma que comprende un recorrido de 3 mil kilómetros por 8 estados del país.

    De acuerdo con información recabada por NOTIVER, el automóvil Studebaker, en color azul que corría con el número 130 de la categoría Turismo Mayor y que era conducido por Roberto Dávalos Valenzuela, con Francisco Javier como copiloto navegante, habría protagonizado una espectacular volcadura tras su paso por la comunidad conocida como “Puerto del Aire” aún en territorio Veracruzano cerca del municipio de Acultzingo.

    Mediante un comunicado, la organización de la Carrera Panamericana manifestó sus condolencias por este trágico suceso que empaña una de las competencias más legendarias en el deporte motor.

    Los 487.61 kilómetros de recorrido de la primera etapa fueron ganados por el piloto Ricardo Triviño.

    De acuerdo con la información, la tripulación del Studebaker modelo 1950, perteneciente al Club Automovilístico de Morelia, marcado con el número 130, participaba en la categoría Turismo Mayor, al igual que ya lo había realizado en años anteriores con positivos resultados, no se especificaron las causas del accidente, aunque se dijo que debido a la gravedad de las lesiones sufridas, pese a los esfuerzos de los médico, Francisco Javier Dávalos Valenzuela habría fallecido, en tanto que su hermano, piloto de la unidad, estaría reportado como grave.

    Un total de 120 tripulaciones participan en esta, la XXV edición de la Carrera Panamericana que apenas esta mañana, habrían partido del puerto de Veracruz, en un recorrido que los habrá de llevar por ocho estados de la república mexicana.
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    A PRI state official was also killed on his Harley in the Cumbres on the same day.

    Oaxaca, Oax. 19 de octubre de 2012 (Quadratín).-Rafael Gómez Ruiz ex presidente de la Asociación de Hoteles y Moteles de Oaxaca, perdió la vida este viernes en un accidente de motocicleta en el tramo Puebla-Cumbres de Maltrata, Veracruz, esto al dirigirse a la Carrera Panamericana
    El empresario viajaba con su hijo en una motocicleta Harley Davidson cuando ocurrió el accidente, de acuerdo a los primeros reportes policiales su hijo salió ileso de este accidente.
    Gómez Ruiz se desempeñaba actualmente como Secretario de la Contraloría General del Comité Directivo Estatal del PRI.
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    Not the best weather in the Cumbres but still easily doable. Where the Studebaker accident happened it was overcast but no fog.
  8. Toysrme

    Toysrme Been here awhile

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    ok so i posted this rant on 10/6
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19759608&postcount=10550

    Imposing a "5 minute" limit of filtering search results for "shot" in the last two months from today just "around" Birmingham, AL:
    5 shot, 1 killed
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/10/5_people_shot_1_killed_in_inci.html#incart_river_default
    1 shot
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/10/man_shot_in_jefferson_county_c.html#incart_river_default
    2 shot
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/10/two_people_shot_in_two_birming.html
    3 shot, 1 killed
    http://blog.al.com/live/2012/08/three_shot_one_fatally_in_inci.html
    1 shot
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/10/post_796.html
    1 shot to death
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/09/birmingham_police_report_one_d_1.html
    2 shot to death
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/09/midfield_couple_shot_to_death.html
    1 shot, 1 dead
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/09/birmingham_police_report_one_d_1.html
    1 shot to death
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/09/bessemer_man_shot_and_killed.html
    1 shot
    http://blog.al.com/live/2012/09/man_shot_outside_downtown_club.html
    1 shot
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/09/one_shot_another_in_custody_af.html
    1 shot
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/10/birmingham_police_investigatin_29.html
    1 shot
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/08/birmingham_burglary_suspect_sh.html

    22 shot and injured, 7 dead. im only through 3 of 22 pages of results and i'm tired of filtering at 5 minutes.







    ya, any part in mexico is safer than Birmingham, Alabama. (Or Mobile, Alabama, or Huntsville, Alabama.....)
  9. MikeMike

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    Damn! Whatever happened to the "Sweet Home" part?
    Maybe Neil Young will remember?
  10. acejones

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    Its what keeps the Trauma Dept. At UAB busy and they do a great job training ER docs and Surgeons. If it weren't for these drug addled gang bangers killing each other, how would these docs get trained ?
  11. PirateJohn

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    Amen to that.
  12. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    People ask if Mexico is safe.


    Last week it was CraneGuy and the camel in Laguna de Farfan.
    In case you missed it.

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    And now this!
    Don't ask, don't tell in the Sierra de Borrego (somewhat aptly named by the way)!

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    It is at times like this that I turn to the esteemed and revered Bob Loblaw, (as Yoda like an individual as you will find) for spiritual guidance and as a tonic to relieve the scarring.

    If the Mystery Rider's deposit doesn't turn up in the Swiss account by midnight...there'll be more photos!:eek1
    It could get nasty, because we all know Mexico is not safe...:deal
  13. NAVIGATOR

    NAVIGATOR Wanderer

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    Posted with out asking permission of edecticmale

    link to the trip and worth reading and with great pics!!!!!!

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=824468

    Final thoughts – Mexico
    I entered Mexico with an open mind, and knowing very little Spanish. I was truly amazed with the awesome beauty, and kind nature of the Mexican people. The people of Mexico have their own rich history and diverse culture, which is very intoxicating. Mexico exceeded my expectations with the kindness and giving nature of its people. Every time I need assistance there was always someone there to help, I will never forget Mexico. Mexico is very similar the US in many ways, they are also caught up in consumerism. They love Levis, Coca Cola, and going out to dinner with their families. As far as being a black man in Mexico, I got a lot of looks from people ages 8 to 80. It was like I was from Mars, nothing offensive, but just more curiosity. I was probably the first black man they have ever seen in real life. I kind of enjoyed being the odd man, but I would always look them in the eye and say hola and smile…that would really catch them off guard. My motto was to kill them with kindness…and it worked every time. I truly recommend Mexico for everyone, it is a great country.
  14. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Just as long as his deposit isn't in the goat.

    Due to the impossibility of cross-species conception, this is the very embodiment of Mexican safe sex... unless the police or owner catches you...

    Like I told you Mike, goats are preferable to camels as with the former you don't need a stepladder :D:thumbup:
  15. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    Indeed, what happens in the Sierra de Borrego stays in the Sierra de Borrego, however I feel compelled to offer some medical guidance.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/11/sex-with-animals-penis-cancer_n_1088874.html


    And just when Craneguy thought this was a safe way to spend the weekeend.
  16. MikeMike

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    Thanks, Bob!
    I knew I could count on you! Hope to see you soon, I really need some help here, it's getting a little out of hand.:freaky

    I am getting a little worried what's going to happen next time the Texas boys come through.
    Kind of like "Fleet week" but in the mountains.:eek1 Can't even watch a damn hockey game to get my mind off it.
  17. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Just so you know, the pet policy at our hotel is cats or dogs under 30 lbs in a kennel. No exceptions for sheep.
  18. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    The sheep around here have had to learn to take care of themselves, they all do the concealed carry thing.
    The goats, as can be seen, are a little behind on the learning curve.

    "No Country For Lonely Men". As for the Mystery Rider, it's either the Swiss account or Larry Flynt...:deal
  19. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Do the goats carry los cuernos de chivos

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  20. MysteryRider

    MysteryRider Laughing at danger

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    Hey there! Wait just a minute!
    She told me that she was eighteen!:norton
    How was I supposed to know.:evil