Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Outstanding :freaky
  2. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    It was great meeting you. I wondered how did these 3 bikes manage to find the hotel? The must have "the"guide.
    I had planned to post and tell Sjeorde how good his book has been for us, but it was much better to tell him in person as well as have him show us stuff on the map. I hope to see you further down the road.
    Is Mexico safe? You can make your own choices eh. Is it safe to fart if your stomache feels funny? Heh.
  3. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Very cool. I know Hecto from the transsierra off road trips we used to do. (Following Gaspipe around). I met dcstrom in Oaxaca this last New Year's trip.
    Small world. Of course I have Sjoerd's treatise as well. :freaky
  4. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Jimmex that's some crazy riding up in the Tres Rios-Madera area.
    I am still stunned by the stuff in Veracruz that MikeMike sent us through.
    One of these years there needs to be a reunion of riders in Huachinera or Creel. Kinda a repeat of 06 or another Chabochis( which I missed )
  5. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Mos def. That ride from the border to Huchinera, Mesa Tres Rios, Madera, Creel is just magical. I'm looking forward to doing it again.:freaky
  6. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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  7. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    I just got his books a few of weeks ago. More out of curiosity than anything. But now that I've got them, what a great set of books! He's combined the Mexico and Central America editions now into one book. I've actually stayed in a few of these hotels. His descriptions are very good. I would highly recommend the purchase to any riders here, noob or experienced wrt Mexico and Central America.

  8. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    I've used P.N. and Acuna.

    If you get your TVIP via the internet, then you can get your tourist card right there at Acuna. If you cross at P.N., then you have to wait until you get to Allende before you can get the tourist card. Allende is also where you get the TVIP if you did not get one via internet. The road from Acuna to Allende is not considered as "safe" as just heading straight down from P.N., but I have never had a problem. Watch for animals on the road from Acuna to Allende, and be advised you will go through several towns with topes.
  9. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Did you pick anything up from Boys Town in Cd. Acuña? :freaky
  10. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Penicillin? I presume they have a farmacia - Nuevo Laredo used to ;)


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  11. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Rode one of MikeMike's routes today, the "Jimmy Ride" Phenomenal! 300 miles round trip from the Rivoli Select. Great breakfast stop that some of you have also enjoyed.

    Someone posted about knocking out 450 miles in Mex in one day. Why?
  12. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    A friend of mine who was active in the Iron Butt Association told me that he did a 550 mile day in Mexico or Central America one day. He said that he'd never do it again.


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  13. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Why would anyone roar through Mexico ?
  14. MikeMike

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    We'll call it "The Jimmy Ride (Slight Return). The Rocky Oyster is too humble to tell you he now has "Dave's Leg" named after him. "Dave's Leg" connects from the little store in front of the church and zocalo in La Trinidad, over to Acocomotla, across the crest and down into Saltillo La Fragua.:clap

    Nice little stretch with probably the highest Pemex in Mexico at around 10,500ft. Maybe Craneguy can find a Pemex higher than that over in the central volcanic area?
  15. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    I think I peed on Daves leg, not actally Dave s leg but on the road named after Daves leg
  16. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    You did, now that answers Rocky Oyster's question as to why the nice lady in the store was wearing pink rubber gloves.
    And then there was his talking to the burro, fighting with the dogs, and scaring a mule.
    The guy has a way with animals.
  17. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    You guys are crude.

    I rather like that ;)


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  18. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    That's my MO when riding solo to get to the region I want to explore. Then I slow down and enjoy it. Have lost count of the 500+ mile days in Mexico. But they sure have enabled me to see places (like Guatemala) that I wouldn't have otherwise.

    That's why.

    YMMV.
  19. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    It's good to be able to cover distances.

    It's also good to be able to ride and talk to the locals when you have a chance. Otherwise you cannot discover local culture.


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  20. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    You want to interact with the locals you gotta get to them first. Easy enough when they're in Nuevo Progresso. Not so when they're in Chiapas.

    How's your Spanish acquisition coming along, John?