Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    You need to go to this bar

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  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Keep your DL in your wallet with those three copies you made of it.

    Use your passport or passport card for both your TVIP and tourist card. Bike title or Alaska registration is fine.

    Liens listed or mismatched names my fee goes up. :lol3
  3. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Deal!
    Twenty Dollar no haggle! maybe...

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  4. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    That's quite the teaser, Mike. Looks like we're gonna split the difference between DGO and VER this time. Keep it on ice for me, eh?
  5. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    USAA was running a banner ad for rental cars across the bottom of the screen. WTF!
  6. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Schizz, ok, no problem and I know you are going to like this one.
  7. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    My drivers license is from NM and my bike is registered in South Dakota, (the same as a lot of Americans living in Mexico), and I've never had a problem bringing my bike in. Most of us who have vehicles registered in SD do not have SD drivers licenses, so you should be ok on this one.
  8. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    No, not the soy sauce people. Kiko the Magnificent, our man from Jalisco.

    Excellent lunch in San Antonio today at Two Brothers BBQ with Kiko. That putz Bato was a no-show.

    Here's Kiko in the photo looking at my Guia Roji. Helping me select targets downrange for a Mexico Enero.

    Just three of the tasty bits he came up with as possibilities:

    Talpa de Allende

    Tapalpa

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  9. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    I've been to Talpa several times on day trips from Sayulita. Way cool town to visit. Another must see near by is San Sebastion de Oeste. There is a coblestoned high-mountain mine road from SS that climbs to over 8K to an overlook. I love it how you can ride from sea-level to over 8K in a few short hours from PV. PM me anyone, if you want the track to it from SS.
  10. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    I just realized - We have been full time in Mexico for 5 years as of today. In that time, we have been hit up for a mordita all of twice, have never been accosted or molested or hassled by anyone in Mexico. I can say the that the US Border Patrol has hassled me when leaving the US to return to Mexico but that's all. m It has bee a great five years and it went damn fast. The weather is good, the riding is great and the people wonderful. Yes, Mexico is safe.
  11. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Sweet!!

  12. terrapinneck

    terrapinneck Been here awhile

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    When in doubt,,,,,time flies when your having rum....Bacardi Anejo
  13. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Bacardi Solera
  14. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    +1
  15. norschweger

    norschweger Been here awhile

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    Damn!
    I could be there by now and celebrate your anniversary! Congratulation!
    It got too late yesterday, so i stayed in Cananea, met a very nice and helpful guy,Marco, who owns an internet cafe. Offered beverage and snacks for free, organized and refilled a SIM card for me, tried for hours to make my GPS maps work, introduced me to the mexican street cuisine...Nice, nice, nice!
    His friend even had the Mustang horse I have been looking for so long (for my nephew) and guess what he wanted for it? Nada! Excellente!!
    The border crossing was easy, thank you Turkeycreek for an excellent description. Delivered my US waiver one day late, no problem! The "helper"got away with a package of Jerky, even though I did not make use of him, told him, I had done it before.
    Later I was stopped at a checkpoint, looked like a military base but was police. I guess these guys were just curious what I had. Had to open my bags but not to dig, nor to open my campingbag. Thy were kidding that one of them was guy and wanted my glasses...I got away with them....: )
    Today, on the way to Hermosillo I had to cross another border checkDo not understand where this one came from. My map is obviously not exact enough and as mentioned, my GPS is not able to unlock the mexican map?!
    In Hermosillo the kids came running across three lanes of traffic to ask for dollars! Later in front of a shop (Oxxas) two teens did the same! How do you react on these situations? They always say they need food, so that is what they get, no money, so far..
    After 1.5 days in the country that so many people warned me about, I do not see ANY reason why to avoid it! Just nice, tasty and beautiful! Adios
  16. norschweger

    norschweger Been here awhile

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    btw:
    at the second "bordercrossing" they were much more curious about the registration and asked when it expired. i told them: in Canada they do not expire, only the insurance expires. Aha, ok...good enough.
    These guys were more curious in the bike itself. "How much?" 950..."No, how much?"ah, 49000km...I know...: )
  17. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    There are fixed military and floating checkpoints and checkpoints set up by the federal police and sometime local and state cops. They typically don't care about your papers, just looking for drugs and guns. The aduana is the only entity looking at your papers. I have never been asked for my visa except when getting a vehicle permit.
  18. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    It's different down south, I have been present on a few occasions and watched foreign riders being asked for passports and the sticker was inspected. Never with US or Canadians, though. Go figure!
  19. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    That's been the case at just about every checkpoint I've been through . . . they're always more interested in the bike than me, especially in Baja.
  20. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    One more plug for insurance - in this case MedJet insurance, again.

    Justin, a friend of Ulyses, here in Ulyses' ride report, crashed bad in El Salvador.

    Take it and process it how you will. When everything goes right, some people say its a waste of money. When things go like they did for Justin, it could be the best money you every spent.

    I'm glad Justin is going to be ok. But take a look at the impact on that truck. He must be one tough hombre to create that and survive.