Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Yeah, but you ride to the Keys. 150 miles of US 1 at 45 mph. But the view is great, and the history in the Keys is phenomenal.

    Still ... :evil
  2. PirateJohn

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    That, and in the Everglades the gators will get you. Seriously. I won't go back there unless I have a pistol above 9mm.

    Of course, the big and exotic snakes are now taking over from the gators. Just saying.

    But it's still a great place if you can avoid the rednecks, crackheads, and wild animals.

    Sounds like Mexico, doesn't it? Reasonable situational awareness and you will have a good time. :clap
  3. Craneguy

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    That sounds like one of those rides that's all about the destination...

    Nothing wrong with that, but without curves I'd rather take the car.
  4. PirateJohn

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    I have done it by car. I have done it by bike. Key West is the Mecca of exotic motor scooters and there is something neat about parking a towering GS with Jesse bags in the middle of a bunch of scooters. :lol3

    The ride down US 1 is one of those things that people either love or hate. I guess it just depends on the level of salt water in your soul and I have to say that most of my rides en Mexico have been to beachy and tropical places like Mazatlan, and Tampico, and the Playa Bagdad.
  5. acejones

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    My ride to the keys was 1000 miles each way.
    I have sailed across the Gulf in the winter to get there, I have flown there, and I have ridden my bike there. Next year my wife wants to drive down there (with the top down), so I'll add that to the repetoir. I like the Keys. That said, I'll be in Mexico in January and early February.
  6. LarrytheDRguy

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    jimmex Guero con moto

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  11. Turkeycreek

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    Looks just like my fake Rolex. Mine was purchased in Wuhan, China by a friend. Self winder, not electric, looks really good and only loses about a minute per week. I wear it to piss off my brother.

    Another tip, a mugger will take you down for a fake Rolex as quickly as he will for a real one so don't wear yours on your visit to Fantasyland.
  12. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    Last time I called 911 here in teh states it took 21/2 hrs. to get respose! I've spent 5 of the last 8 years traveling and living in Central America and feel as safe in all those countries as I do in the USA.

    TravelGuy


  13. dcstrom

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    Had a fantastic ride today down "The Devil's Backbone" from Durango to Mazatlan. Oops I shouldn't be so effussive... I know there are much better roads in Florida :lol3

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    But it was REALLY REALLY dangerous - or at least the last few feet were...

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    You gottta watch out for those deep gutters dipshit!

    Had a great time in Durango, seems like a really nice city - and have to give a big thanks to SR for his hospitality, local knowledge, and letting me mess up his garage!

    Trevor
  14. MikeMike

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    Key West? Isn't that the t- shirt shop at the end of that really straight road?

    Daytona has more curves than some counties in Florida.
  15. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Nice report Trevor. BTW, I'm shutting down the hotel and moving to Florida for the great riding. I'll be offering MC tours in the state as well. I have not been on the ADV all that long and I didn't do a search but your post is the first one I've read where the word "effusive" was used. As an English Major, I salute you.

    Keep the updates coming.
  16. terrapinneck

    terrapinneck Been here awhile

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    I've been going to MX since 1992. Driving through day and night to Aquismon, SLP. I've had to pay a few bribes...and didn't mind..a ticket or two...had some firecrackers thrown my way...For the most part I have enjoyed every moment of the trips down south...I haven't been killed, beheaded, abducted, robbed, or accosted. Mostly I've been blessed. Thank you Mexico. Effusive !!
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    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Feext
  19. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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  20. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    C'mon, Larry. First you'd have to trim the pink lace off your panties before you'd even think about going near that gate. And you know I'm right, don't you?

    Now go open another light beer and immerse yourself in some Ride Report about men riding motorcycles in exotic places. You can still dream, can't you?