Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    "Besos Gratis"

    Let's try that one :rofl :freaky
  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    If Salma or Mayte carried that sign, there'd be a line to Dolores Hidalgo :deal :lol3
  3. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    We had to leave you there, nobody showed up to pay the ransom!!!!:freaky

    The modus operandi has now been changed and appearances altered.:eek1

    That's a nice place, the hotel in Puente Nacional, the entire complex is bike friendly, the owner's son manages it and has built a nice little motocross track next door with proper pit facilities and buildings, very inexpensive and good food and liquids. Family run operations in Mexico usually give you much more value for your peso. The owner's family speak English and are very accommodating people who take their guests seriously and treat them well.
    Can't beat that!
  4. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    Rockymountainoyster........ I second that Zihua hotel suggestion
    made by Schizzman ��
    Posada Casandoho will be good. It does not have suites but you can rent
    several rooms and it will be SWEET �� and cost less in total than the fancier
    digs along the waterfront.friendly owners will gladly help you .

    Highway Mex 199 is highly recommended . Some fantastic scenery
    and lots of curves and there are plenty of folks along the way
    Fuel up before going in an start early and you will have a great ride.
    Go from cool upland pine forest mountains to lush green tropical
  5. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    A VERY nice place it was. If you are going to be held against your will, that would be the place! And, you get to it by taking some great roads.

    It is places like that, run by the owner's we met, that make you want to get everyone you meet to stay there to support them. :thumb
  6. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    The (ex) inmate who posted here in the IMS thread a few pages back (and elsewhere on ADV, according to what I found in Head Explody) advertising consulting-for-fee advice on travel south of the border has been smacked with the ban hammer.

    Reason: Couldn't contain himself in Vendors
  7. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I'm not sure if the ban hammer hit him permanently or not. Working another issue I found his other out-of-vendors threads after they were clipped to Head Explody.

    I know nothing of him personally, although I believe he lives in Austin.

    My only interaction was with the mods directly, to get his vendor thread out of IMS.

    Edit: I think he's banned permanently. I don't think inmates are labeled "banned" unless the vacation is permanent. I could be wrong.
  8. AndyT

    AndyT Been here awhile

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    Watch out for this gang:

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    They held a piece of string across the road and wouldn't let me pass until I bought oranges from them.

    This is the heart of Zapatista country, and there were a couple of military checks. This road had a reputation for robberies, but I think between the Zapatistas and the military, they have been chased off. I highly recommend Agua Azul, between Palenque and Ocosingo if you have time for a swim.
  9. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    $40 bucks an hour for advice about Mexico?
    I'm in the wrong line of work!:eek1

    Hell, we are ALL in the wrong line of work!

    $40 bucks an hour? That's like a $1,000 bucks to a KLR rider! Or 5% of the cost of a Touratech farkle for a GS1200 owner! 3% of the average bill for a KTM owner. Or a week in El Salvador for J. Downs and the SuperSuperSherpaSherpa!
    Or 2 shots of single malt and a cigar at The Seal Club! Or steak breakfast for 8 at the lena in Cerro Gordo!:freaky

    Reminds me of the old line from a Colorado ski instructor, "Bend your knees, that will be $100, please".
  10. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Now here is something to think about.
    If the guy sells his insight into Mex riding and things go south (no pun intended but it worked out), can the person then take legal action against the guy who provided the info that was purchased? Seems like the idea that there is some financial transaction happening might open some pitfalls.
    I mean, the same thing cost this thread a sticky!
    That was something I still can't figure out. I mean, if you get lost in the Sahara and join a Tuareg tribe and paint your skin blue, are you going to take legal action against Chris Scot? I doubt it!

    What are we all going to do, begin a class action suit against Ted Simon?

    We have to keep this quiet or the Mystery Rider is going to close The Seal Club! Then nobody else will get a chance to see the beautiful little mug that came from Catemaco.:eek1
  11. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    You're off by $200.

    Cheapest "package" was $240 (for 2 hours). I could be wrong.

    See the post. His post, plus my copy of his link which I captured in the quote of it in my post, were both deleted by the mod.

    I know nothing of this inmate nor the services rendered.

    I do know rampant :spam will earn you a vacation. That's common knowledge, or should be.
  12. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    $240, that's like the t-shirt budget for a Harley rider on a day trip to Key West!

    That's 5 good 10 hour day rides down here with tolls, food, and gas.
    But no t-shirts.
  13. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    240! That's an hour of therapy for the PTSD** you develop when you know you really want a Beemer but you settle for a V-Strom!

    **panties tied super dense
  14. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Only wealthy playboys and gentlemen of the world own BMW's.:deal

    I know this because BMW told me so!
    And Spandau would never lie to anyone!
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    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    $240! Sjoerd's hotel budget for an entire 3 month trip in Mexico!
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    Bad spam will get you a vacation; but a bad piece of lettuce will get you.............:lol3
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    tedder irregular

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    Yoquivo to Bato from two weeks ago.

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    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    lol. I don't mind at all paying for good advice but $240 as a minimum price point knocks me out. Heck. The nephews spent $400 from border to border for 7 days. And we lived pretty nice. ( I am a money sieve so I didn't do quite as well but still real cheap.)
  19. tedder

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    It's a 'strom. There are no good angles. :D
  20. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Maybe I could work for him as an independant contractor. :lol3

    Actually thinking of looking this guy up just to see what it's all about. So long as he doesn't bill me for the time, that is.