Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Fear?
    Fear?
    There is no "fear". There is only a failure to accept that, like the Buddhist monks say, "Shit happens, so deal with it"!:eek1
    In fact, a locale here has commissioned and placed a statue to the "The valiant, the brave, the ADV Rider".

    Negotiations for the action figure, cartoon, illustrated novel, and guest appearance on Mexican Sunday morning television are now feverishly underway.

    This statue marks the start point of one of the more fun mountain routes in Mexico.

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    El Hombre ADV!
    Inspiring people to wear one piece, belted, riding suits everywhere! :deal
  2. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Hot on the heels of El Hombre ADV, we have something that should resurrect an interesting moment from this forum.

    We now have...

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  3. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    The other being cleavage
  4. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    I think one of the reasons people like to ride Mexico is when you push things a little. For example, if you are going to cover over 500kms and be back by 1pm, you've got to get up a little early and do a little riding in the dark. Just a taste before the sun comes up. When you're alone, this can really put you in the right frame of mind. That little edge that you'll use all day. It can help you deal with things like cows playing soccer.
    It an udder shame I couldn't stay to watch.

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    The new Xalapa bypass has some nice views, beats the heck out of looking at the back end of a Sabritas truck, potholes, shopping malls, and more potholes.

    Di trece! Trece? Si, trece, porque tu rabo se crece! Old joke.

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    Later, to get to the real magic, after having ridden through a 16th century city or two, you are on the trail of the Calavera.

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    Some more teasing for Schizz and the Tejas gueros!

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    How good is it? Well, I went back again this weekend and I'll be heading back next weekend, too.
    You finish up way past the last ridge in the photo. Yeehaw!
    Like most riding in Mexico, it gets real addictive, real quick. :deal
  5. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Now that's funny. :lol3

    Greatest sources of energy. Alas, also one of the greatest sources of expense known to man. :cry
  6. PirateJohn

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    I know what you mean. And you know better than anyone here about my recent bout of vertigo.

    I was looking at those photos of the new bridge and roadway across the Devil's Backbone and looking at my maps this morning. Christ, that scares the piss out of me, but I want to get back to Mazatlan some day and just hate the thought of riding via Nogales when I could do the same trip in a quick two days by going through Durango. I also, frankly, hate the thought of changing my routing because of something silly like dizziness. :cry
  7. PirateJohn

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    There used to be an enclave of gringos, many from Florida, that had settled east of Victoria to do some fishing. Friends of friends, and it always kinda surprised me that they would do fresh water fishing when La Pesca and the Gulf was so close.

    I have lost track of everyone following my exodus from Florida and wonder if those guys are still there, or if The Troubles caused them to leave.
  8. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    I took all of 20 hrs flying lessons, even soloed out of CMH in a Cessna 152 (The KLR of airplanes, I think).

    I decided it didn't fit my risk profile.

    I guess I figured its a lot safer to wreck a motorcycle than wreck an airplane.
  9. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Fixt

    Don't worry, I'm sure the boys in Block C are still there
  10. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    True, but the recovery time is longer.
  11. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    It amazes me that someone in WitPro is so active online.
  12. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    It's a lot harder to lay 'er down, thats for sure!
    And clearly, loud pipes don't do much for aircraft safety.
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    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    Thanks for the sim card info guys!!

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  14. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Funny! Still there, and in hiding, no doubt. :lol3
  15. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    You know the old joke. "What does 'Florida' mean in Seminole? 'Witness Protection Program' "
  16. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Local radio in Banamichi is playing only Jenni Rivera today. She had a great voice and apparently great business acumen. She left lots of fans.
  17. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    I had a very nice bit of trout in a restaurant in Coatepec (nr Xalapa) that's known for it. I didn't ask where it was caught.
  18. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    I hope you have noticed that some streams are nicer than others around Mexico. I'd kinda like to know where my fish came from.

    The stream at Tula (across the suspension bridge) walking from downtown to the pyramids was a gag-reflex tester. :huh
  19. MikeMike

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    All trout I have had came fresh from the mountain streams, I think Craneguy dined at La Cabana del Tio Yayo or such on the way into Coatepec.
  20. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    One block further on from our breakfast spot.