Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    New primitive crossing in Big Bend has an opening date. I chatted with the Park Service several months ago and they weren't sure about the legality of bringing a motorcycle into the USA at that crossing, but did tell me that there was nothing they would. Do to stop anyone from leaving the country with a bike. Of course, this presumes that someone either has a boat large enough for your bike or that the river is low enough that you can ride across.

    https://www.federalregister.gov/art...date-to-the-class-b-port-of-entry-description
  2. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Go to Xilitla and stay at the Posada El Castillo; its fabulous. Edward James' associate and friend Plutarco built it and lived here and his lovely granddaughters run it now. Five floors built on steep hillside with intricate stairways and passageways and all sorts of funky/wierd/cool features. It is where I'm writing from now.
  3. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Thanks, Jimmex. It is on the list. Gonna ride any dirt when you are down there? I think paved twisties are gonna be easy for us to find. Sheesh. lol
  4. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Once you get into La Huasteca, the paved routes are incredible. I'm on pavement this trip. You could spend a very long time exploring all the Sierra roads down here. One option would be to do satellite trips out of this place; that would not suck.
  5. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    The nephews have suggested the same thing. We won't cover much territory this trip but we will be doing some dirt exploring. They understand the "rule". "Don't ride any road on your KTM that you don't want to ride on my Big Ugly BMW ADV, 'cuz you just might be doing both."
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    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Big Ugly GSA is bike of choice down here IMO because you have to get here first.
  7. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Mine will be doing tanker duty for the boys' 950 Adventures.
  8. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    I will be there Jan 21st.
  9. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    I'll be there on Feb 14:raabia Not sure I'm an expert but I'll try one of everything
  10. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    lol. I was hoping one of y'all pros would be down around Xilitla the first week of February for some off pavement exploring. Sounds like I should have started my planning just a wee bit earlier.

    Somebody posted something a while back about having topo maps of the Huasteca area. Anybody have a source? Downloadable or paper?

    Will probably have the Garmin NT on one GPS and Bicimapas on the other but I am a map guy. I make route sheets for the tank bag for that days ride for everybody which I always change on the fly.
  11. Jick Magger

    Jick Magger Exile on Main Street

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    Hey SR

    Feliz Ano Nuevo. I see you went North for a visit. Thanks for the suggestion. If i get into PV I will make a trip to the brewery. Just looking for a change from the Pacifico and Corona served in Sayulita. I had some Indio and Barrilito to break up the routine but got thinking that I really hadn't tried too many darker beers in Mexico. The quest will continue. All the Best:1drink
  12. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Enrique Peña Nieto
    En esta temporada vacacional, más de 11 millones de turistas recorren los destinos de México. La Secretaría de Turismo, a través de los Ángeles Verdes, brindará apoyo y orientación a los turistas que viajan por carretera. Comuníquense al 078.

    In this holiday season, more than 11 million tourists travel destinations in Mexico. The Secretariat of tourism, through the Green angels, will support and guidance to the tourists who travel by road. Contact the 078.
  13. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Roger that! ten four
  14. pdedse

    pdedse paraelamigosincero

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    Los Ángeles Verdes: has anyone been on the receiving end of their help? I'd be interested in hearing stories.
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    On a lot of highways the Green Angels will pass at least once a day where they have a presence.
    They are not really bike oriented.
    You wont find them very often on non- cuota roads!
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    That has been what I have seen in my days of fairly intensive cuota riding to get to SMA. Never actually seen them having to help someone because most of the traffic I have seen has been big rigs and late model cars and SUV's loaded to the gunnels and screaming down the highway at 130 or better... many with US plates.
  17. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Mexico is not safe. If you come here with an open mind, a spirit of adventure and a curious nature you will lose your heart ten times a day to a person, a sight, a sound, an act of random kindness.

    On another note: It is freakin cold here in SMA. The sun has just broken through the overcast as I enjoy the best breakfast so far on this trip at La Cocina on the corner of Hernandez Macias and Quadrante... a great place where on this cold day people are eating in the kitchen!
  18. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Well said RMO. Cold in the mornings here in Northern Sonora this last week as well. Stay warm.
  19. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    It's cold here in Acuna too and drizzling
    Glad you made it to SMA Rocky....
    Stay warm


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  20. PirateJohn

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    It's cold everywhere. Friends back in Florida were bitching about the lack of heat this morning. :evil