Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Mexico is like the USA in the sense that there are regional differences. I see big cultural differences between Matamoros, Progresso, Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo, and now Piedras Negras.

    Likewise Monterrey is a bustling modern metropolis and very different from the rural areas.

    Different strokes for different folks. I tend to gravitate towards cities and coastal areas whereas many folks like to ride into the rural mountains.

    It's kinda like the Florida Keys. Folks either love that ride down US 1 or they hate it. Sorta depends on how well you like a tropical area.

    And lately it's just been the lack of opportunities to ride that has kept me from going any further than the borders. The last time that I had some time to ride for several weeks, as you know, I rode to Milwaukee instead of into Mexico.


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  2. Bato

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  4. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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  5. MikeMike

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    They've got pics of El Chapo just befor he left prison in the laundry cart early in the Fox administration.
    Sometime I will get around to telling the story of one of the dancers in that fandango.
  6. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Dang, now I am going to have to kill you too! :cry
  7. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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  8. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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  9. McFoil

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    Due to timing of crossing and the first day being Laredo to Durango, I have to find parking/storage in Laredo. Hard first day and then time to play.
  10. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    Why not stop shorter than Durango? No need to make the first day so tough, yeah?
  11. McFoil

    McFoil Filthy Pig

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    Not a bad day in the saddle. About 450 miles. Mainly because Torreon has little redeeming qualities and Parrahs del la Fuents is not far enough to call it a day. They also tend to turn the street lights off a little early for us in PdelaF.
  12. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Anything to avoid Torreon.
  13. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    What's wrong with Torreon? Just boring?


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  14. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Gary Indiana is more interesting
  15. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    It would be funny to take a leak up there :rofl
  16. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    It's not fear just precaution
  17. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    I've been to Gary. Spent a month there one night ;)


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  18. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    Gary Indiana can be very, very interesting.


    There are some interests that are best not investigated.
  19. dcstrom

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    So I'm riding through the mountains toward Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, when I spot 2 big ADV bikes on the side of the road. I pull over - one's a 1000 Strom, the other's a Caponord. Introductions all round - John from Atlanta on the Caponord and this other guy with an unpronounceable name from Ontario on the V-Strom. It was something like "Sjoerde"... well pretty soon the penny dropped and I realized I was talking to THE Sjoerde, I just didn't recognize him without the "well used" KLR.

    MikeMike, I'm sorry mate, Sjoerd asked me if I had his book of hotels, I had to tell him yes, and MikeMike gave it to me.

    I told him I'd plug it here to make up for the lost sale :D

    Excellent general travel info and cheap hotel guide for Mexico and Central America - go here
    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6317849&postcount=93

    Once I'd hooked up with Sjoerde and John, I didn't need the guide book - for that night anyway. We followed Sjoerde to a nice hotel a few minutes walk from the Centro in Quetzeltenango, $10/night.

    When we got to the lobby there's a couple sitting there in street clothes. After cursory introductions, they seemed to know all about us. Turned out it was Hectoglider from Ontario and wife Rosie, riding 250 Sherpas south. They'd used Sjoerde's book to find the hotel. (hope to see you again on the road somewhere)

    Next morning we lined up for the obligatory pic, then I headed to the beach at Montirrico and they turned back toward Mexico. Great meeting you guys.

    John, me, Sjoerde

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  20. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    It is great meeting other riders, especially other inmates. You are looking good, Trevor