Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    Mexico may be just a little bit safer today since the Dept of Justice has sued to prevent Anheiser Busch from purchasing the other 50% of Grupo Modelo that Bud doesn't already own. Modelo is the 3rd largest brewer in the US by sales.

    :freaky
  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  3. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    You mean won't be a treat anymore "real coffee" down there???:clap

    The "El Marino" ground coffe in the tin, that's especially vile.:puke1 I threw that out and found myself an "Expendio de cafe" and bought the real thing. Kept the can and use it everyday...17 years or so too long.:cry

    Lots of good coffee down there, just that they don't really use them.Or weren't using them??? Some of the best coffee I ever had was in Vera Cruz, they were still using the big old espresso machines with the eagles on top. Waiter walking around with 2 kettles, one with coffee the other steamed milk. An inch of coffee in a tall glass.....Mas mas por favor and then steamed milk. Good morning to us....!:clap

    Now if I can just find a proper bike for that, I'll be down there shortly for coffee but only if they let me back in.Newer passport....should be fine.:D Need larger saddlebags so I could bring coffee back. Any Starpucks yet? I am OK with that, I doubt I'd be riding a BMW for a change.:wink:
  4. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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  5. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    Do you know if the building was La Torre Negra? I've done work in there for Pemex.
  6. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    No idea. It's their 52 floor HQ. Does that help?
  7. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    Went to the Mexican news websites. No, not the same building. Thanks.
  8. michaellmcc

    michaellmcc Dudester

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    :thumb Arkansas Bob (ozarknzrider) and I are planning to meet in Presidio on Feb 16th, cross to Ojinaga on the 17th and head for Creel. Anyone riding and/or interested in crossing paths let us know.
  9. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    I gotta freshly patched Anakee II rear and a TKC80 front with about 1200 miles left on it that I can contribute towards your MĂ©xico ride. Should help me pass you in the turns. :wink:

    Dang! I forgot just how...errrr...."nimble" the TKC80 is on the front when new. I remember now. :eek1
  10. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Sounds like we're creeping towards some kinda gathering or sumpin'. Maybe a rally-type event in October or the following April? Possibly something on the order of a MexTrek event but based in Veracruz instead of Galeana?

    Wonder who might best organize such an event??
  11. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  12. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    The other thing is, Tuckers hit the cow at 66 mph in daylight in Baja.

    Sobers me up to think back on running the (few) straight portions of Mex 200 at 90 plus a couple of weeks ago....I think what if Casey the Critter decided to cross the road (to get to the other side, chickenheads) just as you're passin' through.

    Keep stories like that of Tuckers in mind hombres :deal

    PS also note his comments on bike insurance in Mexico...
  13. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Wow ! blacktop/sky/blacktop/sky/blacktop/sky... been there done that! Hope he gets well pronto .
    wonder if they had TIVP undertand you don't need it for BAJA if they had it it would be good to bring the bike back to the boder and cancel it . just saying
  14. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I doubt he had one (I'll ask him) but you make the good point/reminder about the TVIP and a damaged/disabled moto - which of course is, comparatively, a distant secondary factor to the news that he's healing up and will be fine after the biff.
  15. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    That guy should send a $1000 peso thank you note to the Virgen De Guadalupe.

    He's fortunate he doesn't need the benefits of a 'repatriation of remains' clause.
  16. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Noooooooooo fundraising! :nono

    What an incredible outcome! We all know of others who did not fair nearly as well. Makes me appreciate my MedJet Assist policy all the more. And look forward to losing more weight and ordering a MotoPort suit. My current kit would not protect against an arm wound like that.
  17. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Oops ! that was back in September...My bad.

    She has plenty of money ., I bet
  18. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    I have ridden up on burros and horses wandering around on and near the road in various parts of Baja, during the day. When I do see them, I always slow way down. You never know what they will do at the last minute, like deer. Let's be careful out there kids.
  19. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    :rofl

    Wayne has a new(ish) product out. In addition to his jackets, check out his Kevlar Shirt at his LINK
  20. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Thanks, my Brother.