Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Perfect weather here in Cuernavaca. A bit chilly at night for the missus, but perfect for a displaced Brit :) perfect riding weather too.
  2. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    sunny and 24* Fahrenheit here today.



    Ya bunch of pansies.

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    (just wait til the Canadians check in)
  3. airdale7

    airdale7 Been here awhile

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  4. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    You'd be a pansie too if you lived 3 hours from the border. You'd like to be a pansie, too. Wouldn't ya? :wink:

  5. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    This Canadian is reporting low 70' s and cloudy.
    Going to warm up nicely for New Years.
    Fiscal cliffs, debt ceilings, shootings, taxes, snow, cold, ice etc...why dont you just say "a la chingada" with all that and move to Mexico.
    The worst that can happen is your old lady might leave you.



    I hear gueros making plans!
  6. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Working on it, MikeMike.
  7. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Are you ready for this "puro Mexicano" come and see you ..Do they have good coffee in Veracruz? estimating to arrive to central VER the 7th
  8. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Do they have good coffee in Veracruz?
    Yes, it comes from La Esperanza and it tastes better when you are enjoying it with Andres, Arte, Craneguy, the Mystery Rider, and those gueros from Texas and Missouri.
    How about the 9th, Bato? I cant do the 8th.
  9. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Yea ! that's good will PM you, once I'm there .:clap
    Saludos
  10. dcstrom

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    Interesting ride today from Chiapa de Corzo to Pichucalca. Nice twisty road with plenty of elevation then down to follow a big wild river for a while. I was riding in thick fog for a time, and this is when I came upon a body laying face up and legs akimbo (points for that Tom?) on the side of the road. Actually partly on the road. I thought maybe he'd been hit by a car in the fog, and the car driver had done a runner... He really looked dead - I thought I'd better stop to check, but wasn't sure what I'd do if he actually was dead. I figured I'd wave down a local and let them figure it out.

    For a few seconds when I got to him, I could see no signs of life and was thinking oh shit... then his throat moved a little and I started slapping him around... there was vomit on his shirt, so I came to the conclusion that he was dead drunk. Meanwhile I tried to wave down some cars, 3 passed but nobody stopped. I got him sitting up and he was talking, so figured he would be ok so said adios.

    It wasn't till a bit later that I thought maybe playing dead was a tactic used by the bad guys to get people to stop? And maybe that's why the locals didn't stop when I tried to wave them down?

    Here's the bookends to my day

    In the morning, leaving the hotel where I'd been for three days, this little sweetheart (whose mum runs the place) was sad to see me go...

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    I was stopped at this checkpoint just before Pichucalca. Most of the time I don't get stopped, and I think the times I do it's just because the guys are bored and want to check out the bike. That was the case this time, we ended up joking around and the commander at the post suggested I have a photo with one of the soldiers. This guy was a bit of a comedian. Mexico is safe in his hands!

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  11. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    This Canadian reports sunny and +4 celsius today. Went for a short ride , getting ready for blastoff on January 26
  12. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Sounds like a perfect day Trevor. Of course you get points. Most of the people I know think Legs Akimbo is an exotic dancer. Feliz Año.
  13. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I am ready for some warmth! :D I rode from North Mississippi to Dallas, TX yesterday. Temps ranged from 20 F all the way up to 50 F! :eek1 It was a long time before the temp got to 32 F. Heck, the old R1100GS would only register two bars on the oil temp at an indicated 85MPH! :rofl
  14. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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  15. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Attaboy!:clap:clap

    Hey Bato! Are you guys going to be on the coast or in Xalapa. If you are on the coast, we can do Arte and Andres "Greenland" area and either the Misantla highway to Naolinco (Schizz and Donnie know that one, nice curves and nice climb) or we can do La Esperanza and then double back towards Plan de las Hayas and head to Alto Lucero and ride the brand new blacktop (very nice) curves down towards the Actopan junction. Food is good in Naolinco.

    What are you riding these days????
  16. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Hey Bato! Are you guys going to be on the coast or in Xalapa. If you are on the coast, we can do Arte and Andres "Greenland" area and either the Misantla highway to Naolinco (Schizz and Donnie know that one, nice curves and nice climb) or we can do La Esperanza and then double back towards Plan de las Hayas and head to Alto Lucero and ride the brand new blacktop (very nice) curves down towards the Actopan junction. Food is good in Naolinco.

    What are you riding these days????[/QUOTE]

    Hey Mike, I'm bringing the R1200GS with Anake2's coming with Andy C on his moto guzi our base will be Huatusco but I can spend a night or two in Veracruz city, regarding the routes ..You are the leader we'll follow the leader to a good food stand :rofl thanks :clap
  17. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Im leaving this one in the stable ...Just kidding
  18. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    I'd love to be at Mexican customs if you tried to cross with that. :D
  19. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Well, that will do fine!
    The Tornado of the Sierra Negra!
    Looks like all it needs is an Airhawk.
    Huatusco is excellent, I can be there in about an hour or so coming in via the excellent road of Manuel Gonzalez.
    Then we flip a peso coin whether to go north or south...or west...if you dare...more "a la madres y chingaos" por kilometro con la ruta oeste!
  20. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    You name it ..I would prefer not mud for now :rofl talked to Andy he is on., a peso coin is too small we might loose it in the air Lol Yea you can come and get us there and then guide us I do want to spend at least one night in VER and one in Jalapa maybe walk at night in EL MALECON which herad is a must ? maybe you can tell us of a little Hotel that is not too far from downtown so we can walk in the morning and do some explore :clap