Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    The Anzalduas International Bridge recently opened, making it Texas’ 24th border crossing with Mexico and the fifth in Hidalgo County. The Rio Grande Valley cities of Mission, McAllen and Hidalgo partnered with Reynosa on the Mexican side .:huh

    IMS UNIVERSITY:clap
  2. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Did any of you drive/ride the Mexico side of the Pharr bridge before it was fixed? It was like riding a pogo stick.:lol3
  3. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Anyone know of a cheap hotel close to the BMW Shop in Guatemala? I will be headed there in the morning.
  4. tricepilot

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  5. SkizzMan

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    I left Saltillo for Puente Colombia late Monday morning, still feeling puny from the flu over the weekend.

    Took cuotas to the bridge and was waived through two military checkpoints where all was quiet. Kept my papers open so I shot through to the Tx. side where I was the sole non-commercial vehicle. Shut the bike down, as usual, and enjoyed a nice chat with CBP. I like these guys and have found their general attitude towards my travels to be more relaxed than just three years ago. Just my personal anecdotal offering that officials on both sides seem more calm these days.

    When I stopped at the interior checkpoint CBP approached and began to ask if I had anyone else in the vehicle. He stopped mid-question and we both had a good laugh. An image from the film "Boxing Helena" shot through my mind.

    It's good for motorcyclists to shut the engine off for these guys. I've been thanked more than once, especially when a canine is on the job.
  6. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Xanax suppositories.

    Mike Tyson would be calm with those.
  7. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Turn off the bike, take off the full-face helmet so they can see your face, and open the Jesse cases. Then they want to talk about traveling into Mexico. :evil
  8. SkizzMan

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  9. SkizzMan

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  10. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    You haven't been coming back on a bike too much recently.

    Lately all it's been is "are you nuts?"
  11. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Those are available? :freaky
  12. tedder

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  13. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Anybody ridden Miquihana to San Antonio de Pena Nevada to Zaragoza to Aramberri then to 61? Need to make some time but the humid side of the Sierra Oriental was steamy today. Africa hot.

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  14. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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  15. pilot815

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    At least for the last 2to 3 years the border folks haven't been overly friendly or curious about Mexico.

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  16. pilot815

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    I have done the Zaragoza Aramberri area. Its nice, but very desolate. Watch for the donkeys, cattle, horses and massive potholes. It was pretty bad when I went through. Gas is prety scarce out there as well.

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  17. rockymountainoyster

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  20. tricepilot

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