Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. shu

    shu ...

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    Bato, Jimmex, Blakebird, RMO- Thanks for the suggestions.

    Anyone else got a favorite route?

    .............shu
  2. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    I try to snag them and get them to cross at Agua Prieta or Naco and bring them down the Rio Sonora to Banamichi. Enlightened self interest and a really beautiful ride.
  3. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    My new Kindle Fire went haywire on the recent trip with Tricepilot, Jimmex, and Schizzman, and I couldn't log on to the forum during the ride. That said, we did travel right through areas specifically warned about by the US State Department with nothing but good stories to tell. My favorite quote from the trip was when someone suggested that Trice was being perhaps a little too ebullient, when he said: "I frack joy. I can extract joy out of this table cloth". Hilarious and wonderful. It was great to finally hook up with ya'll for a ride here south of the border!

    Sayulita
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    Hidden secrets of adventure riding in Mexico:
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    Lunch stop in Comala.
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    The volcano north of Comala.
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    Morelia.
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    View from the balcony of the Posada del Sol in Apatzingan.
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  4. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    It's "SAFE" to say a rider will not starve. Un plato medio por dos persona makes a light lunch....por favor[​IMG][​IMG]
  5. Jick Magger

    Jick Magger Exile on Main Street

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    I can attest to both the beautiful ride and the accommodations on offer at TC's place. Eventually you will come out on highway 16 which is a real treat to ride. Head east and make your way south however you decide. You wont regret it. :thumb
  6. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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  7. hgulledge

    hgulledge Adventurer-of-sorts

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    Requerdo esto.
  8. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    This is this morning after leaving Matehuala. It's about 9:30 am as this was shot. :freaky

    Got home later this afternoon :rayof

    This is that twisty stretch on the Grand Funk Railroad, Mx57D, as you are coming to Saltillo where it meets up with Mx40D headed to Monterrey.

    I've never seen so much truck traffic on the highway headed north. México's economy is rising. Fast. :nod

    When I get home from trips, I get busy with other things and lose the immediate sense of certain things. Hopefully some of the GoPro footage will help me capture and keep the vibe as close to what I felt.
  9. hgulledge

    hgulledge Adventurer-of-sorts

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    That is a beautiful spot. My family stayed there in the late '40s and early '50s and very little has changed since then. I remember, from that time, the little Coronas for 50 centavos...about five cents, US.
  10. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    Tricepilot sure travels light:lol3 and that's some great Mexican scenery in the background:eek1
  11. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    :rofl

    Salma insists on taking half her wardrobe. She's so tedious!
  12. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Damn Trice, what have you got packed in there? Dead midgets or a final drive or two for the bike?:eek1
  13. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    LINK

    :rofl
  14. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Thought you were carrying ammo on those bags...???
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  15. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

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    We just got back from about 850 miles around Creel..........the only danger was in the possibility of freezing one's bag.:evil
  16. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    That's exactly why Creel is not a winter sport.
  17. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    A hearty "you're nuts!"- one of the highest compliments that can be bestowed upon an ADVRIDER- to SjoerdBakker, who is riding from Canada to (where else?) Mexico.

    As of last night, he was in Kentucky waiting out an ice storm in Tennessee.

    Them Canadian toques must be warmer than the ones we get here in the US.
    Heck, maybe they have crash toques (SNELL / DOT approved) in Canada.

    Ride safe Sjoerd!
  18. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    At least he is going in the right direction.
  19. mundobravo

    mundobravo Long timer

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    I'll say. We turned back on Jan 7 at Las Polomas/ Columbus in a freezing fog/snow with 2in of snow on the ground at 4,000 ft right on the border. Iced up face shields had us riding with one hand over our faces and one hand on the bars. Didn't seem prudent to ride up to 7,000ft that week. On another note,the owner at the gas station there said a few weeks earlier 4 bikers passed by and returned 3 days later with out their bikes which had been stolen. He was also reporting increased random "narco" roadblocks in the area. Spent the next 8 days DS riding in AZ and NM . Never got above 30's . 1,500 cold ass miles.
  20. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Trice, good link! LOL!