Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. McFoil

    McFoil Filthy Pig

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  2. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    You know, after two decades of living here and riding here, you are only the second person that I have heard of that says they miss topes.

    Not much of a trend happening.

    Topes are a daily pain in the ass, period. They cost you time, money, and parts. Constant acceleration and deceleration and the related wear and tear on brakes and clutches, steering bearings, and damage from unmarked, square edge ones gets real old, real fast. They are a hazard in the rain, they accumulate all kinds of road debris at their bases, and the only good thing about them is that yes, you can pass a line of trucks or cars from time to time.

    Miss them? I could give a rat's ass if they suddenly all disappeared, tomorrow.

    A la chingada con los topes. Punto.

    Using a tope to practice "jumps" is probably not the best use of anyone's time. You couldn't find any other road features to use to practice "jumps"? It's Mexico. Get on any brecha and I guarantee you'll find plenty of practice for "jumps" within a few hundred meters. I know a really good jump that is located between Plan de las Hayas and Alto Lucero, I think Arte and Andres can vouch for that one. LOL! You can be the Benelux version of Evel Kinevel all day (or night, right Arte?) long on that one.
  3. kennyanc

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  4. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  5. mark883

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    Topes. Its all fun and games until someone gets hurt or you have to fix something. There's fun topes (maybe 2 or 3), and then everyone's got a story about "Oh shit, where did that come from"

    I'd hate to live with the #$*@ things down my street and every street and every state highway everyday. bleck.

    So much fun too taking a clapped out Tsuru taxi around the streets of anywhere, Mexico, and getting a free spinal readjustment every 100 feet, no matter how careful the driver is. :bluduh

    Bet the cwiopracters keep busy in Mexico.


    But, every guy has to love the bewbies topes sign. How can you not?
  6. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    Well, I don't want to see anymore pics of Pinocchio.

    I find those shorts.....disturbing.
  7. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    tetsuo ; You got that right topes are the passing lane :rofl where in Belgium are you ? lived in WAVRE when i was a Hippie back in the 70's:evil

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  8. kennyanc

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    We rode down that way on the 23rd of last month 2up. Lots of federales around the pemex in San Fernando. Gassed up, had a couple gorditas from a cooler and headed on to Victoria. Spent half an hour cruising around town and headed on south to Xilitla. No gunfire, bribes, nor anthing else out of the ordinary. Did get a straight razor held to my neck in Xilitla and it was a close shave. ..., in fact, it turned out to be one of the best shave/haircuts I have ever had.
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    Funny that you should say that because I got a haircut in Nuevo Laredo and about the time the young barber was working that straight razor around my neck he started to ask me if I had found religion. My initial reaction was that was pretty lousy timing ;)



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  11. Oneyedjack

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    Well we are going to do it. Two of us are leaving this Sat. for our first ride into Mexico. Traveling from Albuquerque / Socorro NM via Naco to stay at TurkeyCreek's place in Banamichi for a couple of days then ride to Los Mochis. We are looking at visiting Alamos on the way. We plan to take the ferry to La Paz and then ride back up the Baja. Both of us are on BMW 1200GS's. I know one thing, this thread has a wealth of knowledge about riding in Mexico and we have taken advantage of it. Any other advice / recommendations on routes, places to see, or places to stay on the way are most welcome. Thanks guys.
  12. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Have a great trip, OEJ!

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  13. tricepilot

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    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    In Alamos:

    Casa de los Tesoros

    And if your blood runs a bit thick and you want to stay where the, let's shall we say, area businessmen stay:

    Hacienda de los Santos

    You must ride up to the mirador and take in the city below and the runway in the distance.

    The ghost of Carroll O'Connor can be seen occasionally at midnight chasing Meathead around parts of the upper colonia

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    I found a tope outside Taxco last week that is so high I'm taking a camera crew back there from National Geographic to photograph its north face. While I'm there I may make the ascent and plant a British flag on top.

    Seriously, I had to drop a cog halfway up to get over. There is an upside. Unless there's a crane nearby, there are unlikely to be any Harley's on the other side (unless they were assembled there) :rofl
  17. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Hotel Los Santos is an amazing place but as Trice says, a bit pricey. The owners offer a more economical stay at Posada Tacubaya. You'll have access to the restaurant and the bar at Los Santos. Wherever you stay in Alamos, see if you can get a tour of Los Santos.
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    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Looking forward to your arrival. We will hve lots to talk about when you get here.

    Hasta Pronto!
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    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Per CNN.com, on the home page, the IDs of the attackers in Acapulco are known to the police. Authorities claim the the attackers knew the Spanish tourists from earlier in the day and the Spaniards may have bought drugs from them. The attackers are said to be independent of any narco group and were just looking to rob the tourists and rape them.

    CNN quoting local and state police so you decide how much credence to give the reports.
  20. Craneguy

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    Possibly, if the rider had one leg longer than the other...and chromed oxygen tanks. Not sure how much traction he'd get in the snow on top.