Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Excellent flick, first movie I ever watched and understood in Spanish only.
    Quiero una cerveza...en la botella, buey! Very good running gag throughout the movie.:freaky
  3. Turkeycreek

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  4. Pedro Navaja

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    Look familiar guys? Was there 3 years (?) back on ride. I think to Saltillo.

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  5. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    Stay away from fans.

    Just sayin.
  6. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Fix it at SurtiMoto , Arte no biggie heading to European Michoacan mañana :D
  7. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Someone had a little incident at work the other day. Saw this posted today:
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    Apparently some folks don't need no steenkeen' fans.
  8. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    ¿Acuña?
  9. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Camino a Mazapil notice the road bihind the buildings Minera Peñasquito Arte's Ol man who was an honor to meet works as a security advisor for Gold Corp bigest gold operation in Latin America including many of the united states :deal
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    Bato Been here awhile

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    Fix it !
  11. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Re: Robert Rodriguez; his niece is an accountant at the university I work at. Iz all I got.

    RMO; good thoughts flowing that way for a quick recovery. Took me a month to feel completely better from the flu or flu-like I illness I picked up. It might have been the same bug Schizz had as we came down with at about the same time when he was down at my place.

    Bato.... :thumb
  12. MikeMike

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    Having the opportunity and privilege of riding with some of the posters on this thread is one thing I really enjoy! It makes a ride more interesting and gives another person's perspective to things I see so often and are easy to take for granted.
    "da Bum" was passing through and we were able to meet up last Sunday in the early AM for a little Jimmy Ride with Dave's Leg and the debut of "da Bum's rush" which is a section of road that I have been waiting a long time to name.
    "da Bum's rush connects Guadalupe Victoria, Puebla to the aptly named little village of "Maravillas" and then on to Gonzalez Ortega. Good road with some pleasant little surprises.
    Though I often ride solo, having someone else along can be great, not only for the company, but for the learning experience. Case in point. While passing through Laguna de Patlanalan, I bottomed out over a king hell sized tope that had no business being wear it was. That town has more topes than people...almost. The crunch was not to worrisome at the moment, I figured it was the center stand. But I figured wrong! While parked up at the Pemex above 10,000ft just over the crest from Acocomotla, da Bum graciously inquired as to the oil tightness of my bike. Drip, drip, drip, from a nice little ding in the oil pan.
    He reaches in his panniers and rummages around and presents a true marvel of modern technology. A 3M tape product that should save the day. So we cleaned the surface with alcohol gel and he slapped on two pieces. No leak. Rode down the mountain, still no leak. Rode to Perote, dry as a bone. Back to Veracruz, high speed on the cuotas, no leaks. 5 days later and no leaks. I really like this product. Sticks like a rare earth magnet to the metal and at high temps is soft but doesn't move. It will definitely get you home.
    Apart from that, here is what the ride looked like. And thanks again to, da Bum!

    This is near the start of the "Jimmy Ride", some nice drops. They had fun carving this road.

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    As usual I couldn't resist trying to get my Ansel aux go gogh mojo working!

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    As I've mentioned before, Ansel Adams always maintained that you should look behind you when composing a shot because the best picture might be there. As usual, he was right! Here is the back shot. Worked pretty well in color, too.

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    Waited a few minutes to get this one with the vapor trail bisecting the clouds.

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    It was windy at the higher elevations. Looks like gale force winds at 18,000ft up on el Pico.

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    "da Bum's Rush" section starts here, nice setting.

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    Not a bad place in the old days, someone was living large during the Porfiriato era.

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    One little "Nube Poblano" as I call them. The clouds in this part of Puebla are always fun. The locals call the sky "aborregado" or something like that.
    Meaning "like a sheep", the wooly part.

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    And that's that.
    I'll pass along the 3M part number for the tape when da Bum sends it along.
    Don't miss a chance to ride with him. His filtering skills are now legendary through Veracruz traffic! He is very fluent in F800/650 and a few others.
    Watch for his ride report and check out his tent and cot set up.:deal
  13. MikeMike

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    da Bum informs me that the magic tape is:

    Scotch Professional Grade 2228 Moisture Sealing Electrical Tape

    Now, that might seem obvious to some of you gueros north of the border, but I haven't seen that product down here but I am going to locate a few rolls for the tank bag and to share with others.

    SR, you are going to love this stuff.
    da Bum uses it all over his bike prepping it for off road. He's not afraid to use the knobbies he's got on his new model F800 v.2.0.
  14. MikeMike

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    SR, it runs $25 bucks a roll or so, for 10 feet of it.

    Bargain in my opinion.

    Spec sheet says it is rated for 90 centigrade but emergency to 130 centigrade. That is in the 190F to 265F range. I doubt my oil pan gets hotter than that even at high speed in high ambient temps but I need to check it some time with a beam type thermometer. I don't think the oil temp gets that hot as the normal maximum temp in an air cooled bike is around 260f like a Harley (I imagine as that is about the warmest kind of bike I have ridden, it will scorch your thigh here if you are not careful). I think the oil temp in liquid cooled parallel twins is lower and I think the exterior surface of the oil pan should be cooler but I could be wrong.

    I plan on some time removing the tape and then using a little JB Weld type stuff to make a more permanent fix, but I am not going to even think about that until this stuff quits on me (be interesting to see how many heat cool cycles it can handle) and I don't think that is going to be anytime soon.

    You'll make friends with this stuff if you keep a roll in your tank bag!:freaky

    If, for any reason, Trice's address doesn't work, you can always ship it here! LOL! I will be sure that the 10 foot roll has 7 feet on it when you get it. Guaranteed! Blame it on the metric system. LOL!:wink:
  15. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  16. MikeMike

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    Blame my father. My mother did!:deal LOL!
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    It's tough to find, you have to walk out the back door of The Seal Club and really watch your step!:freaky
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  20. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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