Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,338
    Location:
    BanĂ¡michi, Sonora, Mexico
    Kind of revives the debate about gear made of leather versus man-made fiber . I'm leaning towards leather at the moment.
  2. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,150
    I am leaning more towards the bar stool rather than a fashion debate.
  3. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    4,061
    Location:
    Upstate SC USA
    I passed out from the sudden rush of blood out of one head into the other.:lol3
  4. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,389
    Location:
    Kentucky-Eastern that is!
    Nice report! I'll say that I saw one huge mistake in road choices: when the sign said Guada. left & PV right-you should have gone right!!! Guada. is a traffic jam!
    As to MX Army/Marines I've been asked for a bribe once but basically they're bored & doing a job & I give the kid with the rifle some of my kiddo candy.
  5. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,150
    That would have been a very long time ago.
    Unless you are confusing the military with the PFP forces that some time man checkpoints.
  6. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,389
    Location:
    Kentucky-Eastern that is!
    You lost me with the Navajo and "Rez" stuff? Did I miss something about the Navajo or 1st nations peoples? I grew up(KS) in the midst of indigenous types- Potawatomi (Prairie Band) Tribe & a few others-most were farmers & I worked in a factory with many of them, when we weren't drinking a beer.They were my neighbors & co-workers. I even dated a Kickapoo girl for awhile that my cousin fixed me up with- he was a Vista worker after Nam & worked with her on/near the rez. I certainly don't have any confusion about Mexico & other "peoples". Whats the secret about Appalachian poor diet or health. Cancer ,heart disease, diabetes rates,lung diseases,etc., are higher here,that's sadly common knowledge. What with KY's 1million adults out of a pop. of 4mil. lacking a HS credential, what do you expect?
    I tried to blend in with a light hearted comment ,r.e., "senoritas" & that seems to have gotten feelings riled?
    My brisket comment was based on the fact that it is far more common to have "corned" brisket in USA but no just plain old brisket. In fact, often the corned version is more available this time of year as that's a so-called tradition for January, why I don't know. They run "brisket sales" for that reason in Jan.. FWIW, my BIL, who lives in LOU,KY which obviously has plenty of stores, was @ my house eating some of ours & said he cannot find the non-corned version there, so I told him where to look. Just so happens, he's a "Walmart Hater" ( like you might be) & that ends that suggestion. FWIW, I was a supermarket mgr years ago,1960's & also worked in a packing plant- so not to make myself out as an expert, but we shop @ Walmart & the brisket there comes off an animal ,gets vac packed,dated & sold. They come from a federally inspected packing plant-It's all pretty simple. Tastes great! They are also cheaper than elsewhere,if you can find them elsewhere?
    Relax...& enjoy some brisket. :D I didn't bring in Senoritas,native peoples nor brisket to this thread :huh, just threw in my 2 cents on what too many tortillas will cause & a brisket recipe/meat source-Now, back to "Is Mexico Safe?" please...
    In looking back at your avatar & Telluride address, I just now remember having a conversation while on vacation, with a guy about 15 yrs ago in Wally World there(that's an irony if I ever heard one!) and he was a school bus mech there. He was telling me how he was selling out after lifetime there as his grown kids couldn't afford to stay & he could take his " big money for his small place" & buy a better place in another CO town due to what I call "Aspenisation" of real estate in Telluride(and other mtn towns there) and was going to sell out to "the hippies". Pretty place/area, Telluride!
  7. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,389
    Location:
    Kentucky-Eastern that is!
    2011-Typical road stop on hwy., kid trys for some pesos, I say no. he asks again & I said NO! Plenty of his buddies watching from the sandbags. The one and only time it's happened to me. Like many for others here, I'm sure, they sometimes do a bored as hell, half- assed inspection of a bag-I've had that a few times, but he asked for money-begged. He was not PFP, end of story.
  8. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,338
    Location:
    BanĂ¡michi, Sonora, Mexico
    No fashion debate, man, I'm leaning towards the leather.
  9. Road Dust

    Road Dust Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Oddometer:
    96
    Location:
    Woodstock, GA
    Route was determined by the Pata Salada MC.

    Guadalajara was part of the route and we had no choice but to go through. And you are right, it was a major traffic jam. Major loss of time getting through there, but still required as part of the ride.
  10. Road Dust

    Road Dust Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Oddometer:
    96
    Location:
    Woodstock, GA
    Going back home through Durango I was thinking that I should have contacted you earlier and maybe would have had time to meet you.

    Maybe next year (Nov again) you can come down for a part of the Rally. Doing the ride is not a requirement. We had 25 riders this year and probably 200-300 people who attended the Rally.

    I can see why the 10 Army Division is so well respected. I was told that it is not their job to rescue dumb gringos that get stuck in the mountains, but they want to make sure that it is done right, so they do it. Through out the entire encounter with the Army I kept thinking that no one was going to believe this. It sounds almost as believable as my first "ride report". They really are a great bunch of guys. Went out of their way to do anything that they could to help us.
  11. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    925
    Location:
    TEJAS
    [​IMG]
    2Acuna4dinner
  12. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    925
    Location:
    TEJAS
    [​IMG]

    @ Uvalde
  13. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2001
    Oddometer:
    22,219
    Location:
    Uvalde, TX

    While you guys would be debating leather vs. synthetics I'd be buying the young lady a drink and seeing whether or not we could communicate. :lol3
  14. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    925
    Location:
    TEJAS
    Done !
    Mostly sunny here didnt see any pilots training at d base[​IMG]
  15. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    925
    Location:
    TEJAS
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Clear here mostly sunny chance of precipitation ...nada
    Didn't see any pilots training At the base
  16. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Oddometer:
    8,846
    Location:
    Austin, Tx.
    New scoot??
  17. acejones

    acejones Long timer

    Joined:
    May 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,395
    Location:
    MS. Gulf Coast

    Where were you having that nice looking lunch ?
  18. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Oddometer:
    8,846
    Location:
    Austin, Tx.
    Disfrute laaaaaaaa.........fruta??
  19. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    925
    Location:
    TEJAS
    Yea! I'm loving it ! 2007 R1150R 7k on d clock She likes to go 90 but she is happy at 100 (mph in the corners) :rofl

    Im in Acuna visitng the grand kids :clap
  20. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Oddometer:
    8,846
    Location:
    Austin, Tx.
    Dirt or paved? :lol3