Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. Powershouse

    Powershouse Flower Sniffer

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    Dang spell check. Happy "that Jack" got to share Mexico with Marlene. We'll find out if he's a hack when he does his ride report! ;)
  2. Jick Magger

    Jick Magger Exile on Main Street

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    :rofl
    I hope we can all meet up in Mexico at some point including Bob. I'm usually easy to get up in the morning but this is my morning ritual. My vocabulary doesn't make sense until i have had this..Made 10 minutes ago
    <a href="http://jickmagger.smugmug.com/Other/Coffee/34536374_q8x5S3#!i=2936516773&k=ZtDGdvg&lb=1&s=A" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"><img src="http://jickmagger.smugmug.com/Other/Coffee/i-ZtDGdvg/0/L/IMG_1020-L.jpg" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug" alt="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"></a>

    <a href="http://jickmagger.smugmug.com/Other/Coffee/34536374_q8x5S3#!i=2936516765&k=Kc5sCFw&lb=1&s=A" title=""><img src="http://jickmagger.smugmug.com/Other/Coffee/i-Kc5sCFw/0/L/IMG_1021-L.jpg" title="" alt=""></a>

    IMS&#8230;Lets ask my friend Kooko. Click on the photo for video
    <a href="http://jickmagger.smugmug.com/Other/Kooko-Sayulita/22267239_tVvvMQ#!i=1779051931&k=fRMTv9v&lb=1&s=A" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"><img src="http://jickmagger.smugmug.com/Other/Kooko-Sayulita/i-fRMTv9v/0/L/1080p-L.jpg" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug" alt="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"></a>
  3. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    This rig is in Casona Jick?

    :eek1 :bow

    Jealous!

    Mount that thing on the GSA :deal
  4. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  5. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    This looks like a slightly smaller version of the one that is standard equipment on the new Gold Wings
  6. bouldergeek

    bouldergeek Filthy, poor KLR dweeb

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    Wow, that makes my Rancilio Silvia look like the Unimarc instantaneo that I am forced to endure cada dia in America Sur.

    Is that an Expobar?

    When I am feeling extravagant, I will use the Jetboil French Press on the road. Guaranteed to filter out up to 50% of your coffee grounds, mas o menos. :huh
  7. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    OK I'm now in TubacAZ for the winter. And yes, the older I get the faster I was.

    I'm riding the Blue and White version of Jick's AZ BMW.
  8. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    Hi Tom, I just saw your full page ad in the Tubac Villager plus the nice article titled " A trip to Meico's Rio Sonora Valley" written by a local women.

    I'll be by for a visit soon.
  9. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Know what you mean about that one but it sure beats hell out of Nescafé (no es cafe)

    Looking at Jick's motos I am not surprised at the espresso machine. The King of Farkle!
  10. Jick Magger

    Jick Magger Exile on Main Street

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    Its a Rocket Giotto. The problem with a great machine is that to have very good coffee you also require a great grinder for consistent and adjustable grind. In my case a Mazzer Mini. For me i could justify by doing the math. I buy a pound of coffee a week for $16. Wife and i would purchase probably 14-22 coffees per week at shops
    If we didn't have the home machine. At $3 x 20(week) x 52 = $3120/year:eek1
    I get quality every time I pull a shot (or i pour it down the sink) unlike say Starbucks with their automatic machines and no barista expertise.
    When i was in Mexico i had been riding for hours in the morning and kept delaying a stop for breakfast. I hadn't had a coffee all morning and was severely withdrawing. This family made me a nice breakfast but put down a cup of hot water and a jar of instant Nescafe. I just chuckled and made myself a cup&#8230; when in Rome..

    <a href="http://jickmagger.smugmug.com/Travel/Motorcycle-Travel/Mexico-March-2012/21848631_7x72Sr#!i=1766479647&k=2Lstxp3&lb=1&s=A" title=""><img src="http://jickmagger.smugmug.com/Travel/Motorcycle-Travel/Mexico-March-2012/i-2Lstxp3/0/M/P1020112-M.jpg" title="" alt=""></a>

    <a href="http://jickmagger.smugmug.com/Travel/Motorcycle-Travel/Mexico-March-2012/21848631_7x72Sr#!i=1766481775&k=HT2Xnjc&lb=1&s=A" title=""><img src="http://jickmagger.smugmug.com/Travel/Motorcycle-Travel/Mexico-March-2012/i-HT2Xnjc/0/M/P1020114-M.jpg" title="" alt=""></a>
  11. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    What the heck are you doing in Tubac?

    My ride is a Blue and White, 2001 1150GS. Pictured here somewhere downrange from Nuevo Casas Grandes.
  12. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    Mine is also a 2001. 80000 miles and so far so good, except for the broken shock last year, the result of hitting a tope at 60mph. Two weeks later 3 hours east of Hermosillo the shock broke in half.

    I'm living in Tubac for the winter. Can no longer tolerate 4-5 months of the PNW rain
  13. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    MOTOHANK and his 500,000 mile 1150 GS

    Hank Arriazola, my wrench from Dilley, Texas, had 420k on his bike before the start of his Texas to TDF ride a few years ago.

    The bike is at about half a million miles as of today - and still going strong

    The secret: he rotates the air between the front and back tires
  14. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I trust everybody's Thanksgiving saw a day with tables filled with good food and time for reflection. I expect many of you moto heads are at motorcycle stores today chasing Black Friday deals on new heated gloves or a new helmet :lol3

    A quick story:

    For Thanksgiving morning, Tricedaughter signed up to deliver turkey dinners to shut-ins in downtown via a San Antonio organization. At the last moment I and Tricedaughter #2 decided to go along. We left the house in Tricewife's hands, our own turkey continuing to roast away in the oven.

    When we got to the central pick up point to pick up the meals for distribution, it was exceptionally well organized, with supply trucks and lots of workers. TD#1 had signed up for one delivery run of 3 separate meals but the volunteers asked if we could do an additional run to ensure everybody who signed up to receive a meal got their dinner at mid day.

    Off we went with 7 pre-assembled dinners in a cardboard tray covered in plastic, 7 miniature pumpkin pies, 7 place mats hand decorated by children, 7 apples, 7 holiday cards, and 7 miniature hand decorated Christmas trees.

    Good thing we had a GPS. The maps were highlighted, but only on street names. Without a GPS you could be blocks off the target. With three pairs of eyes it wasn't to difficult to find the houses. We would park, gather up the delivery, go knock on the door, and wait. At each house, we would hear a frail voice. A smile greeted up each time the door opened. The person getting the meal was very senior, and in almost every case, physically very slowed down, and always alone. The alone part started to get to me. They all said thank you-thank you-thank you over and over again for coming to their house.

    As I watched my daughters set up their place mat and set the food on it, and interact with the seniors, I was so proud of them for doing this but also for thinking of volunteering in the first place. It really changed the mood on Thanksgiving for me. Back at our own house by about 1 just as the turkey was ready and the table already set up while we were out, I was thinking about the lonely seniors, and thankful to have my family there to sit around the table.
  15. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Great job of parenting there on the part of Mr. and Mrs. Trice:clap
    Giving to help others.
    You've got the priorities straight, but honestly, the marketing and gimmickery of Black Friday has overshadowed what was once your biggest and brightest family event holiday.
    I've always celebrated on the second Monday in October, like all Canadians, far enough away from Christmas to avoid the doorbuster extravaganza madness.
    Now, in place of people sitting around and enjoying each other's company and celebrating, you've got knife fights in parking lots, people getting beaten up over a TV, etc...
    How far will it go? What's next?
    Here is an example:

    http://www.blackbeltmag.com/daily/m...981E50273849071671050B3FB8AC0F32071AEB6FDEEF4

    How to carve a turkey with a samurai sword.:deal Is that April Fool's come early or what?

    You kept it real, Trice. When your kids teach their kids the same values and have them perform deeds of giving, they'll keep the real tradition alive and well.:clap
  16. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    A beautiful story Trice. Thanks
  17. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Traditional Thanksgiving dinner at el Hotel. About 25 people, some of them hotel guests, the rest friends from Tucson and our neighbors here n Banamichi. I resisted the temptation to put green chiles in the onion and sage stuffing. Fellow inmate Bisbonion and his SO were here and provided much needed assistance. Thanksgiving number 6 in Mexico was mellow and very enjoyable. Watching the gringos, one lone Canadian, a Costa Rican and the Mexicanos interact was fun. Several bi-lingual people around the table and some not. But every one was able to communicate at the basic level level of sharing a meal and sharing friendship on a special day. I'm smiling just thinking about it. I hope you all had a good one.
  18. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Hey, SR, have a look for the story about the Knight's Templar drug cartel getting into the iron ore market.
    Very interesting.
  19. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    It must have been so much fun to include your Banámichi neighbors :thumb
  20. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Very nice, Bob. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's one old lady who will never spend the holidays alone:

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    Hope everyone is enjoying this time.

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