Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    I can't believe that no one would want to contribute to my 'Help Mark Ride Aimlessly Drinking Beer, Eating Street Tacos and Ooogling Dark Haired Young Women Tour de Mexico'

    I don't really want contributions of money, but I'm looking for volunteers to come to work for me. As little as one day, but a week will get you a autographed postcard from Puerto Vallarta or Mazatlan, and you can help yourself to any Mexican beer in my fridge (sorry PJ- no Indio in Ohio). Knowledge of computers and marketing will be handy.
  2. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Damn. There goes my "I need a Multistrada to help orphans and MikeMike" plan.
  3. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    Sh1t!

    I forgot about the orphans.

    If you donate to my ride, I'll visit an orphanage AND send you an orphan.
  4. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Sounds like work. :cry
  5. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Orphans, what orphans?

    Oops, busted :D
  6. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    BiciMapas is downloadable to Garmin GPS. You will need to have Garmin Mapsource loaded on your computer although they do have a workaround on the BiciMapas site but it is just plain easier to download the free Garmin Mapsource because there are updates every six months to BiciMapas. It is really simple, you pay them, and within 24 hourse, next bidness day on the weekend they send you an unlock code and away you go. All very clear. It is a large file and takes a couple of hours even with a high speed internet connections so put the first coat of paint on a wall or something while it downloads. I have been using it with some success on my Garmin Montana 650t although I did end up chasing my tail as the sun was going down somewhere near Mexico City as I had neglected to turn off the auto re-route... it will definitely get you lost and going in circles. Dan at Globeriders told us this in a GPS class and it is just one of the myriad things that my old brain failed to process. The biggest problem with GPS' and data bases is the user. I do not find them particularly simple or intuitive so I make a lot of mistakes.
  7. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Trice writes those in what would appear to be blood but it is actually disappearing ink and this is simply a ruse to raise money for his next Mexico trip.
  8. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    MikeMike: we did er ! We even went part way up to the telescope near Antitzantla.
    We entered from Mendoza and exited to Azumbilla. All I can say is "WOW" what a ride! 3 days now of riding that stuff. I don't know if today was the best, it was some amazing roads. Almost too much. We stayed in Ciudad Serdan last night, maybe we should have went further to Orizaba so today's ride would have been a bit shorter.

    Has Gran Pasaino ridden this stuff?

    Wow
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  9. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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  10. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    is hard to tell, but mostly if they are not all in camo gear and at least two hummies fully loaded at roadside, then could be any type of "reinforcement team" :D
  11. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Well. The die is cast. :) The game is afoot.

    The boys and I are Leaving for Mexico next Thursday. Terrapinneck is coming here Wednesday night. We will load everything up and haul ass down to the RGV. Schizz may or may not be able to join us for a bit. Short trip but our first in 3.5 years to Mexico. There will be more.

    WeazyBuddha has offered up his parking slab.

    Crossing at Pharr.

    Check in on my trip planning thread with any great dirt road suggestions (and any other suggestions) south of Cd. Victoria and North of Ixmiquilpan.

    Nephews and I are excited. We thank y'all for the inspiration and Mexico expertise.
  12. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Glad you enjoyed it! Imagine, riding like that is available just two easy days from the US border. It's almost criminal ha,ha!
  13. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I probably missed it if you posted about it, but the question is, do you have GPS routes for the "classic" rides out of Veracruz down towards Puebla and in and around the Huasteca?
  14. MikeMike

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    How about a map drawn on the back of a cuota receipt?
    No?
    Well, I know there is a deluxe version for sale at the Seal Club that is on the back of a Pemex factura.
    But I've got the pirated version that comes with a genuine "Onega" chronograph!
    What'll be?
    If the "Onega" is sold out, we can fix you up with a Raul Newman Rolex Datonya.
  15. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Nescafé comes in decaf, you should try it :rofl
  16. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    I'm working with MikeMike to drag him kicking and screaming into the iron age. Trying to get him to give up on his bronze wrenches is tough I tell ya! :D

    I'm logging the rides he shows me. Time permitting I'll eventually get them organized into something distributable.
  17. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Works for most of us. Used ADV bikes with the best farkles, lightly broken in and at discount prices ;)





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  18. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Bueno :freaky

    Mike's and your efforts in this will be appreciated by a lot of riders - in addition to the riders who have already benefitted by being down there on "guided" rides.
  19. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Only if it makes me twitch, salivate, and shake less while watching the weather reports on TV.
    Though I am getting to the age where I need to conserve those qualities.
    I think I will get some advice from Bob Loblaw.:freaky
  20. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Nescafé - Mexican truckstop "coffee"

    Thank God those tacky cappuccino machines are making inroads down there ;)


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