Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    The conflict between Federal law and Washington's and Colorado's new legislation (constitutional amendment in Co.'s case) will not cause litigation. The supremacy clause in the U.S. Const. resolves this in favor of the Feds. It is only a question of whether they want to waste their time enforcing the federal prohibition of mj. So, no lawyer bonanza on this one.
  2. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    The enforcement will come in the form of denying fed funds such as highway to the states, thus causing the states to have to spend money overturning their own law.
  3. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Is it lost on the "noobs", and I am kind of a "noob", that the Banjercito is the bank of the Mexican Military! Get a grip ladies. These guys do not f*** around. Evidently petty immigration officials also wield a certain measure of independent power. If they don't like you face they are not going to let you stay in their country for 180 days. Just slow the hell down and smile. We do things differently here in the lower 48 than they do in Alaska. SP never got that and we gave her a good spankin'. Further south in NA they do things a lot differently. Get used to it and drop the attitude. DWJ Donnie is a shining example of how to get along with our neighbors... read his stuff and look at his pix. If you are going to Mex only because you want to get f***ed that is exactly what you will get. You can stand on the deck of an aircraft carrier (or the AIDS ward) with a smug look and your mission accomplished banner. We arrogant nortenos will never unravel Mexico... it had an advanced civilization before we "white" guys got here/there. Spend more time reading and less time bleeding.
  4. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    At ease, RMO.
  5. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  6. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl

    I don't post much here because I have very limited experience in Mexico, but I do a lot lurking because I'm hoping to travel more in Mexico and I'm trying to learn everything I can. I've gotten many good bits of information from this thread and I really, really appreciate it - many thanks to you guys with all the experience who post here.

    But . . . I'd really like to thank you guys for the entertainment. You guys are seriously funny - this is the most entertaining thread I've stumbled across so far - keep up the good work gentleman.

    :clap:clap:clap
  7. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Funny?
    Funny?
    Like we amuse you?
    Like we are some kinds of clowns or something?

    Kobukan:...you're really funny. You're really funny.

    Is Mexico Safe Thread: What do you mean we are funny?

    Kobukan: It's funny, you know. It's a good story, it's funny, you're funny guys.
    [laughs]

    Is Mexico Safe Thread: What do you mean, you mean the way we talk? What?

    Kobukan: It's just, you know. You're just funny, it's... funny, the way you tell the story and everything.

    Is Mexico Safe Thread: [it becomes quiet] Funny how? What's funny about it?

    Schizz: C'mon guys, no, You got it all wrong.

    Is Mexico Safe Thread: Oh, no, Schizz. He's a big boy, he knows what he said. What did ya say? Funny how?

    Kobukan: Jus...

    Is Mexico Safe Thread: What?

    Kobukan: Just funny!Is Mexico Safe Thread: You mean, let us understand this cause, ya know maybe it's us, we're a little messed up maybe, but we are funny how, mean funny like we are clowns, we amuse you? We make you laugh, we are here to amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How are we funny?

    Kobukan: Just... you know, how you tell the story, what?

    Is Mexico Safe Thread: No, no, we don't know, you said it. How do we know? You said we are funny. How are we funny, what the hell is so funny about us? Tell me, tell me what's funny!

    :deal Damn, that was one good sequence from a fine movie, I couldn't resist, sorry Kobukan!:clap:freaky
  8. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  9. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Yep. A great movie scene. Well played, MM.

    Kobukan, folks here love it when someone "gets it" and invests the time to edumucate themselves about riding Down South. Don't be shy about questions and I hope you toss a pic or two our way when you get down there. Buena suerte.
  10. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    MikeMike, If you did that from memory I'm impressed and also a little frightened.
  11. Jick Magger

    Jick Magger Exile on Main Street

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  12. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    Tricepilot was kind to post the link to the ferry schedule a few days ago not knowing that it has a serve
    Malware attacked.


    My buddies virus program caught it before causing him problems. Unfortunately mine didn't. Anyway now have my computer back from the shop. It is one bad virus.

    I was able to get the information I needed so may have been worth the problems.

    Thanks for your help Tricepilot but just warning others of the link.

    TravelGuy
  13. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    TC, most of it was, but the Schizz part I had to cheat on LOL!

    The virus on the ferry schedule reminds me of the ones that were on the bus schedules a few years back.

    New training has begun for Antonio's replacement at the Rivoli. Schizz, that rye and Gran
    Marnier recipe was driving me nuts. The new bartender will be using the traditional recipe for a "Boulevard" that has dry vermouth, as well, I finally tracked it down. Yes, your version will remain as the "JD" y es para machos.
    First one is on me, guaranteed. We'll let the"guero from San Angelo" handle the wine end of things, he's more cultured and besides, if he messes up, Bob Loblaw will take him out to the woodshed and we are off the hook.
  14. Tucos

    Tucos Been here awhile

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    Just got back from a 7 day trip to copper canyon and vicinity. All was well and zero sketchy people found. The road from creel to batopilas is being paved, (as many know) and impassable at some cliffs with rock slide.
  15. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    I think you need to cut back on the mushrooms:lol3
  16. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    +1 :rofl:rofl Good one MM
  17. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    Not dumb. While I'm not a female, and being 6'2", 225 lbs, my experiences will undoubtedly be a bit skewed from the ones you'll likely have, but probably not any less fun and/or profound. I would add to what others have written, by advising you not to ride after dusk. Livestock on the highway is a fact of life in Mexico, so heads-up for that around that next bend. If you like to drink, I'd finish the night within a short walk to your hotel or in your hotel room. I've had friends get rolled when they stayed out till 2AM drinking, and were easy marks for robber/muggers. Personally, I prefer to ride into el centro of most towns, (Mexico City I avoid on a moto altogether due to traffic, and restrictions on some roads). Doing so allows you to explore what is usually the most scenic section of town on foot. I always find a place with secure parking, and many hotels will allow you to bring your bike into the lobby overnight. Baja is very different than the mainland. You'll find people who speak English fluently just about everywhere. Check out Scott's El Candil and Danny's fish tacos in Mulege. If you want to stop in Sta. Rosalia, I can recommend the Hotel Morro just south of town. If you're heading down the highway make sure you gas up often. There was one stretch above Guerrero Negro, where the gas pumps were being repaired in Catavina and were it not for the local gasolineros at the turn-off to Bahia de Los Angeles, I would likely have spent a cold night out in the altiplano. Have a great trip.
  18. operaflute

    operaflute Starving Artist

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    Thanks - will dig into this thread tonight!


    No danger there. I have this maddening thing with my vision - I absolutely positively can not ride at night no matter what. Would definitely sleep by the side of the road before doing so. I'm using to leaving lots of room for error on this point.

    Yeah, I may have to think about range issues/find a way to carry. Not up for putting new tanks on the Yamaha at this point in time, although I'm sure the day is coming.

    And MANY thanks for the dining tips. That will be my next question, should I decide to do this. Need good intel for my "Eating on Two Wheels" blog!
  19. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    So Bato went ahead and with part of the check from insurance Mexico adventure got him self a 2007 R1150R (only Pav)
    its sweet 7k mi on the clock and brand new Michellin pilots it appears that she wants to be taken to Mexico so I'll may be joining the Christian Riders if they take me .
    The bones are doing well now he can sleep on his sides
    Saludos

    Thanks to AndyC for stoping by the gate and bringing those delicious very picosos peanuts
  20. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    Wood shed behind the Rivoli. Recognize anyone

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