Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Reminds me of a camel I once heard about.......
  2. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Our Mad Mexican Dirt Posse™©® is returning to the Sierra Gorda shortly for epic back country (class 1,2 and 3) exploration. You can keep the class 4 stuff thank you very much :lol3 because we're not 30 years old anymore :deal

    Among this group there are more than a few ripped sidewall experience stories like yours. Which was interesting. Always good to know there's a way out of the forest in most pranged tire situations if you carry just a few extra tire fix it bits :thumb
  3. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    I see what you did there :shog

    ▼ Had to nuke that one since the target was so short lived :lol3
  4. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    From my ride today, and the sliced tire repair topic going on, and the what are topes? questions that pop up here..
    A good set fresh tires maybe not so bad, but I see a lot of riders coming through with pretty skinny meat trying to squeeze another 500 miles out of them to the next set...

    That sucker is sharper than it looks, and the nails, = not good...
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    Someone see's that at the last second? grabs a hand full?
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  5. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    That is some hard core Mexican highway pornography.
  6. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Topes "B" cups? :freaky

    Mebbe there should be such a rating system :evil
  7. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto Supporter

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    90% of tire problems occur in the last 10% of the tire's life. :norton
  8. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    +1

    Que rico :freaky
  9. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Actually, an outstanding photograph :deal :freaky

    Edit: so great a photo, I added it to to the Topes commentary at the front (post #2) of this thread. Thanks Jim!
  10. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    Hey SR. thats the road I took them out on this morning, at Rosario I pointed them Going South, and me back to Mazatlan.

    This is UKbri and Sturgischick,

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    The place was full of Moto-People...
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  11. Jenn

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    Trip report is coming!

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  12. SR

    SR Long timer

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    Nice host work GS, as always. I love that stretch of road. Along the beach, was the road it a little drifted over with sand dunes? I hope so, to make it a little more interesting!:freaky
  13. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    :freaky

    Here's your quote from XR:

    I think a chunk of the Mexico Travel Thread regulars have ridden most of Baja on a motorcycle. Flying there does not count.

    Partial credit for a fly in tequila bender at Cabo Wabo :lol3

    The few who have not, will.

    Go Jenn :freaky Bring the news :freaky
  14. burnoutking

    burnoutking Adventurer

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    So kinda a weird question, I'm packing for my trip today, leaving next Tuesday. I'm planning on staying in cheap motels all over Mexico will they most likely have towels or do I need to bring my own? I do not have to shower everyday but would like to at least every 2-3. Space is tight so would you pack a towel or not?
  15. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Check with Ford Prefect on this
  16. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    TriceSpot Gen2 now on my bike.... Thanks Trice!

    so.. I guess this means I should not have no more "detours" from the previously declared route!!:lol3

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  17. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    There are no weird questions

    If you can think of a question, someone else has come up with the same question

    Towels are in every hotel, even the budget hotels

    I can't think of even 1 Mexico hotel experience without one

    I brought a compact "camp" towel to Baja last month but never needed it. Good for camping though. I also have a sink plugger and mini foil packs of Woolite. Same for foil packs of shampoo.

    Don't neglect the "twist squeeze" method of drying your Woolite washed gear.

    I posted Helge's video on that awhile back.

    Lemme know if you want the link.
  18. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Glad you got that Arte!

    That SPOT worked flawless for me and I'm glad it is in your hands now!
  19. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    Towels are at every hotel but not washcloths( face cloths) Bring your own .
    At many of the economical hotels it is common that the towel and soap are NOT in the room but they are handed to you , one per person ,at time of check in along with the key and remote for the TV ( and for ac if such style is used and you paid for it.)
    I bring my own wash cloth , long enough to scrub my back without needing to
    twist my arm out of joint..Of course you could ask for two towels , or just for a face wash use one corner of one towel. In a pinch you might even use a spare sock. If the sock was not clean beforehand it soon will be:lol3
  20. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Always carry a towel and a roll of TP. I've never needed either, but if I ever do.........

    In fact I have a roll of tp that's been in my top case for ten years. Never needed it....but I was a Boy Scout.