Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    RMO, they need to give you the Friday 3pm to 6pm slot.
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  2. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Not yet. The stars have not aligned and he works weird hours. Looking forward to the platica. Ribs are on me the next time you are up here. :freaky
  3. R-W

    R-W Been here awhile

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    OK... I could make a number of smart alec comments on the above, but... being a gentleman, I won't. :D

    And great radio show RMO! :clap
  4. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    Mexican Spanish works fine Trice , ( mine is half baked in Mexico AND Spain ) as long as the folks speak Spanish.
    What you are probably running into is spoken Catalan , not the same but resembles Spanish. Spain is bi-lingual or Tri(ce)- lingual ... or Quattro lingual if Basque etc are counted.
    Enjoy the trip !
  5. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    As I was riding through there I was indeed reminded of Napa/Sonoma and Temecula in the
    70's...if I still lived in SoCal I would definitely get down to those wine valleys in Mexico...fun road and beautiful countryside.
  6. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    You nailed it correct with the Catalan, Sjoerd, which I've found both in Barcelona and now in Valencia. Here, not only the spoken dialect, but included in much of the signage as well.

    Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. all have their thick regional dialects as well.

    Parts of Louisiana have people beyond understanding on the first hearing.
  7. bross

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    Sounds like Newfoundland, they speak English but you'd never know it. :freaky

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  8. SkizzMan

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    Troo dat!

    Ah got coonass cuz'ns in LA ah can't unnerstan'.

    Catalan (or Valencian) is not a regional dialect, BTW. It's a separate language that developed directly from Vulgar Latin and shares more vocabulary with Italian, French and Arabic combined than with Spanish.

    Hopefully you will get to hear one of the three regional dialects of Basque spoken during your travels. The Basque language is very intriguing in that it may be the sole surviving indigenous language of Europe having
    developed prior to the Indo-European languages migrating west into continental Europe. As such Basque is neither a Latin or Romance language and is the only European language classified this way today.
  9. geolpilot

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  10. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Well, I am Basque-ing in the sun, if that counts :rofl
  11. SkizzMan

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    OK, my daughter recently chopped the top off a pineapple and planted it in potting soil to see if she could grow another one.

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  12. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    From the Lone Star BMW/Triumph of Austin website:

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    Buh-bye BMW, this is the prime target for a next Mexico cycle

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  13. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    Going back to Mexico for a Minute, up the Devils spine to Mexiquillo, this is the place...

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    These two, Tim in front red 12gsa, & Nachin, blue coat, blue & white 1150...
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    Ended up here & here, about an hour west of El Salto, something, guessing truck dumped big strip of oil, smelled like old gear oil, took them both out, same corner about 10 seconds of each other, they both came out ok... for the most part...

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    The other 4 of us just missed the slick, Nachin's bike, not so good, went home in a truck, Tim could ride his...
    The pic's don't do this justice, the way the bikes were laid out.
    I feel Mexico is safe to ride in on so many levels, but you gotta stay sharp, and use your own personal risk assessment..

    Or you could end up like Nachin looking for more scrapes and bruises...
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    And everyone is now back home in Mazatlan....
  14. acejones

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    Kinda like Arkansas. I followed a poop line for about fifty miles this weekend. Some stockyard truck leaked a lot of cow poop for a long ways. In areas it was slick. It smelled really bad all the way into and out of Harrison Ark.
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    IMO, this "news" piece doesn't mean anything to anyone traveling to Mexico as a tourist unless there is some kind of connection to the drug trade. Much like the stats on US children killed by firearms. After you filter out gang violence firearms are less of a threat to children than drowning in a 5 gallon plastic bucket. Literally. Filter out US travelers active in the drug trade from all stats of US citizens killed while traveling abroad then factor for numbers of travelers and time spent in all foreign countries to get some relevant stats to consider.
  17. D K

    D K Been here awhile

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    Hello everyone.

    Just finished the ride planning thread and thought I'd post here.

    I'm planning on riding down from SD-Tijuana to Oaxaca where I'll be for the next couple of months.

    Just wondering if anyone has some route suggestions?
    My thinking was SD - LaPaz (possibly stopping in Loreto or a little before, depending on how the ride goes).
    Then over to Mazatlan and hauling ass out of there ASAP over to Guadalajara for a night.
    Then either to DF or straight to Oaxaca.

    Is this a smarter route than taking the mainland all the way south?

    Any areas on my route to watch out for?
    I'm fairly familiar with a good part of BCS and La Paz. And also a little bit with Oaxaca state as well.

    Also, this is not a sightseeing road trip, it's about getting the bike down here relatively quickly.

    Any info, links and other suggestions

    Le agradezco demasiado

    Buenas tardes banda
  18. dwj - Donnie

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  19. SkizzMan

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    D K,

    Sounds good. Unless you're really wanting to see Mexico City I consider MAZ-GUAD-MORELIA-CUERNAVACA-OAXACA a better direct route. There's talk of including MC's in DF's non-circulating schedule and non-DF registered vehicles are prohibited from circulating before 11am, IIRC. So you've really got to want to see the City to make it worthwhile.

    Schizz
  20. miguelito

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    Yikes! Glad there were no serious injuries. I ran into a freshly oiled road near Zitacuaro/Los Azufres a month or so ago. Fortunately I made it around the first corner without dumping, and could adjust my speed accordingly. Paseo con precaucion!