Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    Any crossing of the entire Mexican border can be done without the paperwork if you plan staying in the border zone.
    If you cross at San Luis Rio Colorado south of Yuma
    or any of the points in California
    you are good with just your insurance and if you plan to stay longer
    than 72 hours a Tourist Card .
    TVIP is only required if crossing to the mainland down south and it can be obtained
    at Pichilingue ferry terminal customs office
  2. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    Thank you very much. This is exactly the info I needed. Only doing Baja this trip so only need Tourist Card since we will be there about a month. San Luis Rio Colorado is probably where we will enter Mexico. Was not sure that San Rio was far enough west that TVIP would not be needed.

    Thanks again;

    TravelGuy


  3. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Lot's of interesting bits to the above video segment of the series. About half road hazards and half the story of CrossFit making inroads into Mexico. This espisode includes a breakdown at Palenque. Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber.
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    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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  7. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    Is there a good site for weather forecasts in Baja? Heading down tomorrow for 4 days and would like to get an idea what the weather could be like.
  8. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    I'm in Mazatlan right now taking the 16:00 ferry over to La Paz. If you see a big guy sweating profusely riding a 1200GSA with Washington plates that would be me. I've seen a chance of thunderstorms and afternoon showers in the forecast for southern Baja later in the week.
  9. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    How long are you going to take coming up out of Baja?
    I'll be crossing into Baja in the next day or so, bound for Mazatlan.
    If you see yourself Going South, Pull over, I am a big guy 12GSA, Washington Plates.
    I'll give you the Road Report...
  10. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    more Tope damage. Fortunately I was riding on a straight piece of highway at the time although I was doing 75mph:huh
  11. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    We'll be on an 1150GSA and a 1200GSA. Entering Baja tomorrow morning! :clap
  12. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Holy hell!Good to hear you kept it up.:eek1
  13. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    I've got a max of 10 days to make it back to the border. I'm the big guy riding a 1200GSA with Washington plates. What part of Washington are you from? I'm a card carrying Washougalian from Washougal.
  14. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    Scott.....what's your planned route? How far south are you going?
  15. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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  16. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    We're just going down for four days. Mike's. Coco's. Gonazaga. San Felipe. The greatest hits. :webers
  17. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    Scott...Please let me know if Mike has pannier stickers and t-shirts available. When I was up there in may Mile told me he would have some available the next time I came to the Sky Ranch. A ride report on how deep the water at the crossing is would be nice to.

    Thanks
  18. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    Well it finally happened. This is my 6th trip to Mexico and I finally had something stolen off the bike. Last night in the hotel parking lot in Cabo San Lucas some one (probably kids) popped the half cover off my bike and rifled through my crash bar bags. They took a combo padlock I use to lock my jacket to the bike when I stop at a store. They were kind enough to leave the custom cable I made to run through the sleeve. They also took one other very important item. A small ditty bag that I call my emergency shit kit. The ditty bag contained a small container of diaper wipes and some hand sanitizer. It pissed me off for about 30 seconds and then I just shrugged it off and laughed. Stealing my shit kit......really????

    This could have happened in any big city anywhere in the world. So to answer the question posed by the name of the thread, is Mexico safe. Yes it is.

    Im sure there is a Home Depot here in Cabo where I can replace the padlock. And even though the emergency shit kit has been a constant traveling companion of mine for years and has seen many overnight river trips and motorcycle adventures its easly replaced and makes a pretty good story to tell. How many other ADV inmates have had their shit kit stolen? :)
  19. MikeMike

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    Hah! Good one!
    No worries, Pemex sells them. Well, actually the little old lady outside the toilets does, you can get a new one for $3 or $4 pesos, but now they are single use.:deal Gold Wing riders and some KLR pilots know a way around that, though.
  20. MplsMoto

    MplsMoto Wheels

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    I'm planning on entering Mexico at Tecate around Nov. 1st heading to San Filipe.

    I'm not really sure what to expect, but something tells me I may be right in the heart of warmups for the Baja 1000 on the leg from San Filipe to Coco's Corner.

    Can anyone tell me what to expect? I don't want to even bother heading that way if I'm just going to get run over by a Trophy Truck.