Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Pretty good "sampler" right there. Looking forward to my return to R14 in a few weeks. And Rayones, and Galeana, and Saltillo........

    Will be Tyler's first ride into Mexico. Past the Border, that is. We did Reynosa and the hand-drawn ferry at Los Ebanos a coupla years ago on the Harleys. This time he's on a R1200GSW "WasserNoggin".
  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Like we talked about at Hut's in Austin....I love my "favorite haunts" in Mexico, but, for me anyway, time to branch out.

    I'm still in "8th grade" compared to ADV dirt pros, but next month there's no return to "fill in the blank" for me.

    SR babysat me on the ATV Ruta from Durango to Mazatlan, and with his guidance, I learned a ton about a part of Mexico that I will never forget.

    Back roads Mexico draws me. As in remote back roads.

    I hope Baja Bound makes me whimper. A friend asked me "what if you break a bone?"

    Who wants that?

    But expect about 6 weeks from now I begin to understand what the Baja aficionados were writing about. Close to all dirt Tecate to Cabo San Lucas.

    Like my performance in high school and college, my grade might be a middle C.

    But in the end, like before, I'm there for the after party. :lol3
  3. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    My goal in life is to ride Baja with Vinçeñitzio, aka, the Sultan of Fumar, #747 on your program, so I'm taking these next few months to "step it up" :lol3. :freaky
  4. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  5. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    :huh

    :lol3

    :freaky
  6. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Sjoerd

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    Two names that mean Mexico for US and Canada riders

    We can opine about riding Mexico, but Sjoerd remains my #1 icon for researching, and knowing, and understanding Mexico as far as a non-Mexican can know it.

    He knew more before we didn't know what we should know

    He's been on roads even the Mexican government didn't know about

    No0bs may someday learn to love Mexico like Sjoerd does

    But he is the original
  7. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    MikeMike

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    You can stop there too :deal
  8. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    Thats funny right there, I don't care who ya are, thats funny...:lol3:rofl
  9. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    And its looking like I'll be joining you guys! Can't get enough Mexico!

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  10. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Well, thank you! And you know, if you ever get yourself back down to this side of the volcanic axis, I'll be able to get that black and white shot of you riding that is missing from your garage wall.

    Now, I know what you're thinking!

    Something like this, eh?

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    No? Ok, ok, I've got it! Something like this!

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    But like my good old friend, and mutual friend of Salma Hayek,

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    the late Tyson the monkey once told me, over a plate of manos de jaiba azul and bottle of cane liquor,

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    Man, I miss that monkey. I still get a shiver, in the dark, when I think of how he ended up...

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    Stuffed and hanging on a bottle in a beachfront bar...:freaky
  11. farrell caesar

    farrell caesar Seezer

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    Attended a lecture by x CIA agent. He said. THe Cia is an intelligent agency, not an information agency. The only time you know they are lying is when their lips are moving.
  12. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Alright!! :clap
  13. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    On the right, kind of looks like Hector
  14. SR

    SR Long timer

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    It's not Hector. Although Hector Sr. was there. Hector, Miguel, and myself rode out there from DGO city and happened to run into the ATV guys there, along with Jorge, who just bought the DRZ. Jorge is on the right path, by ditching the ATV and going with two wheels, but all his buddies still ride ATVs, so the transition will be a little harder.:lol3
  15. SR

    SR Long timer

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    Someone just put up some photos of the Macaws. They are very neat to see. They make a lot of racket. Squawking loud all day long.

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    A nicer photo the waterfall.

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    Rainy season!
  16. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Beautiful; can't wait to get back down there.
  17. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Really sweet. What is that wet stuff called again? Oh, yeah. Water. We don't have any in our creeks and damn little in our rivers and lakes.

    Talked to thelawnguy81 and its looking like late November for the nephews' and their old uncle's next week in Mexico. That should be good weather wise, right?

    Probably same general area for us as last year, just maybe moving the box a little north to get in the mountains earlier. Saltillo forming northern boundary and a bit south of Jalpan the southern. But whatever they pick is what we'll do. They don't need me as much as I need them. lol

    I have toyed with getting a different bike or taking my KLR but I will just leave the metal bags at home and pack half as much shit on the GS Adventure. If I can't ride it on that I probably shouldn't be riding it.

    Expect my annual onslaught of pm's to begin soon asking for advice. ;)
  18. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    SR, great pics, !:clap
    Nice waterfall.

    In all fairness to Trice, I've heard he has great taste in wine.:freaky
    Let's all get together and introduce to him to the marvels, wonders, and mystique of the cornerstone of Mexican wines...Padre Kino!:deal

    But maybe he's not ready, yet.:evil The Padre Kino and cheese tasting experience could be a nice little fiesta at the Seal Club. I'll have to run it by the owner and GM. I've been demoted to "not allowed to touch the single malts, again, until further notice".:1drink
  19. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Hector Sr is throwing tons more photos up on Facebook of that waterfall - and a team rappeling down to the pool.
  20. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    Don't ride your motorbike to Cincinnati, they shoot first, ask questions later.
    Its not safe.

    Ohio police say store clerk kills man in helmet

    Published: <time datetime="2013-08-05T14:54:42-04:00">August 5, 2013 2:54PM</time>
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Police in Cincinnati are trying to determine what happened in the moments before a fatal shot was fired by a store clerk who said he believed he was being robbed by a man wearing a motorcycle helmet.
    The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/184HI3k) that police don't believe Omar Magdy Abouelalla had a weapon. The 22-year-old man rode his motorcycle to the supermarket and was wearing his helmet when he went inside.
    The LM&N Unlimited Supermarket clerk called 911 at 8:46 p.m. Sunday to report that he shot a man inside the store, police said. Abouelalla was dead at the scene, police said. The Hamilton County coroner said he died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, but didn't immediately release any other information.
    Police interviewed the clerk and reviewed store surveillance video Monday. The 32-year-old clerk's name wasn't immediately released.
    "We are not sure of the facts yet," police Lt. Michael Savard said.
    The Hamilton County coroner said Monday that Aboudelalla died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
    Police said they were keeping in communication with the Hamilton County prosecutor's office as they continued their investigation into the shooting, in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood in the city's northeast.
    "We just have to get as much information as possible before making a decision," Prosecutor Joe Deters said. He said a decision on any charges in the case will probably come by the end of this week.
    A black tarp covered the store's entrance Monday and a note said it was closed for the day.


    http://www.crescent-news.com/ap state/2013/08/05/ohio-police-say-store-clerk-kills-man-in-helmet