Mexico in pictures

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by lexluther11, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    Hi all,

    I just got back from riding to Mexico yesterday. I left Vancouver Dec 23, 2013 and left my motorcycle in Zihuatanejo. I will return in 6 weeks or so back to Mexico so I thought I would share some of the pictures and video I have taken so far on my trip. This is my third trip riding to Mexico and just love it there and meeting all the interesting people along the way. The roads and scenery are amazing.

    I need to sort through all my pictures and will start a report soon but here are a few till then.

    My 2007 DL1000

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  2. GB

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    Thanks for the sunny pics :thumb

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  3. PhillipsMetal

    PhillipsMetal Been here awhile

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    I am on board. Nice pictures. Can't wait to see the location of some of the shots.
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  4. Markaso del Norte

    Markaso del Norte Adventurer

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    Oh man I am so envious! Great pictures, can't wait to read about your trip.
    My new Dl650 will be taking me into Mexico next year.:clap
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  5. cycle_cop

    cycle_cop Bang Bang Bang

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  6. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Thanks for the preview..Looking forward to more....Great pics
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    PlznMySoul Been here awhile

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    Nice pics!

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    terrapinneck Been here awhile

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    Nice shots. Your composition is great, looking forward to more posts !
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    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  10. David13

    David13 Been here awhile

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    Nice photos, and nicest since you did not gum up the photo essay with all kinds of text and words.
    Each photo is worth 1000 words on it's own, so you have said it all.
    Hey, I got back from Mexico last Sunday, myself.
    What a nice place to ride.
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    Great pic's ! In for the ride. :freaky
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    Perfecto !
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  13. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    Yes I was in the same area and did venture off the main road into a secluded place that maybe I shouldn't have been. I had passed a few real small villages down to a river, took a few pictures and was on my way back out when I noticed a SUV behind me. It pulled along beside me and all I seen were machine guns. The SUV pulled in front cutting me off and 3 young guys jumped out stopped me at gun point. I had my GoPro camera rolling and right away they took it away from me. They asked if I had drugs and searched my bike looking for drugs? I explained I was just a tourist and did not have any drugs so they eased up and put the guns down. After talking with them a bit I managed to get my camera back minus the SD card. They really didn't want their pictures taken. They were never mean to me but yes I was scared being in the middle of no place with no one knowing where I was. I have to admit too I was told not to go into that area and did anyways so I lay the blame on myself for getting into that situation.

    Apparently they are vigilantly squads fighting the Cartel and I did get stopped again at a road block but was let through right away. They are looking for drugs, guns and Cartel members not tourists. In no way am I discouraged from riding in Mexico and can't wait to return.:d <!-- / message -->
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  14. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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  15. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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  16. NSFW

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    mark, looks like another good adventure. beautiful pics.

    love to see the rest of your RR.
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  17. Thacher

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    Buen fotografia, hombre

    Quiero ver mas por favor
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  18. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    Lexluther,
    Great pic's, great start to a RR...

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  19. cycle_cop

    cycle_cop Bang Bang Bang

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    Ride on brother, I don't blame you for not letting anyone kill your dreams, just becareful and if you see an American on a Kawasaki down there, keep in mind that his family is searching for him. While I realize Mexico is cracking down on drugs and cartels in the area, it can easily turn ugly for someone regardless of their intentions, I.e, tourist, adventurers, etc.


    Loved the pictures and the story, I bet it's one awesome ride! Stay safe!
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  20. Eddywoodgo

    Eddywoodgo two wheeled nomad

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    Awesome dude, I'm currently in LA and heading south of the boarder in the next week too. Thanks for sharing your photos and experience
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