Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. JacqueTanis

    JacqueTanis Sassy

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    We just spend two weeks in the Baja Peninsula - it was wonderful, people were friendly and very nice. Met many other bikers, ate some wonderful food, had no problem at military check points and no one caused us any trouble at all. We were very impressed with the residents of Baja. One of our group needed medical care in a small town and the Dr. came to our room to check him out then drove him to his clinic for care. Dave saw his Dr. when we got back in the US and he said the Mexican Doctor did an excellent repair job on his almost torn off thumb. Just be aware that although the main roads are great signage is wonderful - they are not like in the US, not many shoulders, narrow, lots of Vadas and Topes, may corners not banked, lots of mountain driving and traffic!
  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Perfect!
  3. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Okay. I give. WTH is a "vada"?
  4. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Gullies, or dips, or washes, however you want to put it - low points. Kinda opposite of topes. Usually "vados"

    Downers and uppers :lol3
  5. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Aaah. Closest I got was Vaca.
  6. vaara

    vaara Been here awhile

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    Speaking of which:

    Hit a cow in Baja

    :huh
  7. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    As to our previous discussion of insurance, I just got off the phone with "Chris" at mexadventure and they have no resolution with their Mexican carriers as to new limits that match up with the new law. "It is a work in progress". Still waiting to hear from Lewis and Lewis.
  8. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Just got off the phone with "James" at Lewis and Lewis. They appear to have a product and options available to more than meet the recent changes. I will be buying a full coverage $300K Combined Single Limit policy with a $500K excess liability policy. The excess coverage adds $1.10 a day to a short term policy. I have not read the actual policy provisions for exclusions but for ten bucks, I'm buying it. ;) .

    But please verify it yourself and do your own research.
  9. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Doth Vados?
  10. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Mrs. TC was on the phone with Lewis and Lewis today, bumping the coverage on the Suburban. Very modest increase on the premium
  11. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Got a new swimsuit just in case we make Zipolite.

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  12. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Huh. Wasn't he made outta wood?
  13. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    Important news everyone-

    This morning NPR declared that Puerto Rico is more dangerous than Mexico. Since PR is a commonwealth / territory or 50 1/2th state of the United States, we may now conclude that the US is more dangerous than Mexico.

    Since we have been unstickied, we might as well quit posting, lock this thread, and go ride Mexico.
  14. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    What no more sticky:ear

    I never thought I would see the day:rofl

    Viva Mexico and the rest of Latin America:clap:clap:clap
  15. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Someone complained (to me) about this thread's "incessant chatter". (S)he shall remain nameless. :freaky

    Still, despite the incessant chatter, or probably because of it, it remains the only thread in Trip Planning with over a million hits. Somehow this connects to what appears to be an ever increasing number of riders heading south across the border. Perhaps the discussion of how to handle risk management had/has a small impact upon a few decisions to ride there. Maybe it had nothing to do with it.

    So IMS evolved, in part or in whole, into a Mexico Internet Riders Rally thread. Someone get a lawyer!

    Something tells me IMS will live on just fine without a sticky :lol3
  16. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    Especially if we keep up the gratuitous bumping by making lots of posts.

    ChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatterChatter
    Is that incessant enough?

    For us non-Texicans who cannot ride at the moment, this thread is our bare, frayed thread meagerly holding us to reality.
  17. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    This is one of the most useful threads on this site.
  18. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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  19. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    I live here and this thread has even made me more confident about riding here.

    I've also made some good friends thanks to it.

    Keep up the inane chatter I say!
  20. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Orale!:rilla

    After lurking around these parts for some years I got serious about riding Mexico in 2009. This thread, and
    a few key Ride Reports, prepared me to ride there with confidence. So I registered and got a Smugmug account
    to support the site, and the rest is blissful history. Really appreciate Baldy, the Mods, and all who support Advrider.