Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    After re-reading my post, I guess I wasn't very clear...Lol
    What I was trying to say about the Belmar is.. there are some rooms cheap, very basic, old fixtures, clean, no air, = Lowbrow.
    And some rooms not cheap, remodeled, new fixtures, clean, with air,= upscale.

    The only reason I know this is my son rode down to see me with a friend and I told them to stay there...

    I agree with you, that part of town is where I wonder quite often, and when friends come to town its the first place I take them...
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  2. seezer

    seezer Adventurer

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    John Wayne stayed on 5th and 6th floor at Belmar Siesta used to be $40.
  3. stormdog

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    I stayed at the Belmar a couple times last December.
    The kid at the front desk got mad at me for riding into the lobby. They want you to call ahead and they will open a door that opens onto a side street for the bike. He said bikers we’re scaring the Canadians that stay the winter and like to sit in those chairs in the breeze way.
    I guess that’s that upscale thing kicking in.
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  4. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    The kid was probably over reacting after a bunch of the loud-pipe-brigade made a noisy entrance during a bike week. I don't think a quiet and muffled bike ridden in at stealth mode would raise an eyebrow among the more experienced desk clerks or the clientele. Belmar Front door has been my standard entrance with motorcycles , leave the side door routine for the car.
    The place has character , and yes I can see the rates climbing as more of the rooms get redone, enjoy it . .Still not a bad deal for something so on the bay front . Just say ,loudly, "Nice day , EH? " to the those guests dozing along the entry path . = )
  5. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I just came across this rally in Aguascalientes. It's too late to attend for this year but may be next year? Has anyone ever been? It looks like fun!

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    ricard Been here awhile

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    I’ve been known to do some dozing in those chairs. Hotel Belmar, 2013
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  7. stormdog

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    Funny
    I just remembered Cal was sitting in one of those chairs when I pulled into the Belmar last time.
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  8. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    Ya that guy gets around, thats for sure...
  9. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    Is Mexico Safe? Pay attention, this is the road from Dolores Hidalgo to Union Garden, Guanajuato. Great Killer views... Pun intended, but no disrespect..
    I'll admit I've come close a few times myself, If your honest you most likely have to.
    I parked my bike to take a photo of the view, and found this... kinda gave me the willies, cause I'm always solo....

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  10. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    Ha - I see you are using Mapsme when you refer to the road to "Union Garden" ... what was the designer smoking when that name was applied to mean GUANAJUATO :imaposer at a certain level of resolution on screen ?

    As for roadside markers and memorials to accident victims , they don't mean much to other than the bereaved families . Pointless clutter really, because there are hundreds , thousands ! , more that died in road accidents and which points are not marked ,( nor do they need to be)
    I know of scores of cross- road accident fatality locations around where I live that are never marked , the whole roadside would be awash in markers from coast to coast .
    Just pay attention out there, whether you travel alone or with a group !
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  11. chilejack

    chilejack Been here awhile

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    I think it is the helmet that makes this marker particularly noteworthy!
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  12. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    It was the Helmet that brought me to post this.

    As far as the roadside markers, there is a back road out of Mazatlan, it goes up a small rise and over two sets of train tracks, very sobering, an literal forest of white crosses...
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  13. Cal

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    hola amigos! I am presently riding my 250 super sherpa in the Yukon and the hotel I stopped at tonight has a couple staying here from Culiacan, they were very surprised when I spoke Spanish and talked of my walks along the river in downtown Culiacan....small world!
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  14. Cal

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    I was surprised when you pushed your bike in! haha Last time I saw MitchG ride in standing on his pegs.....now that did not go over very well.
  15. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    I was wondering that, and yes it was maps.me, but silly me, I just thunk they was smarter than me... and somehow in my extended absences 6-8 months at Sea/floating Jail house per year.... I had missed the memo about the Nik-name... But and it's a really big BUTT I am now trying to make up for it...
    August 6th 2018 I called it quits.... If you all notice the Alaska part is no longer in my avatar....:wings:drink
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  16. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin' Supporter

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    Maybe a strange question but is it ‘safe’ to carry a hatchet or machete across the border? I always have one in case I need to make some small firewood.
  17. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Sure, you're fine. But it can be a rather complicated question. Because items like that, which are seen all the time in the hands of the locals, can make you the eye stare of a mordida in certain situations if they're discovered in whatever way. "Legal" or not is thus not the issue. Keep it/them in the bottom of your dry bag.
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  18. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Or find a ferretería - hardware store and buy a machete after you cross
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    I do not recommend you carry a machete. However, my son always carried his, in open view in his solo trips through Mexico, (CA and SA) as well as in this picture in our trip to Copper Canyon (2017).
    Never an issue at the borders, with the Federal or State Police or at the many Federal and Military checkpoints we crossed.

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  20. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    There's been a little bit of tire talk, sooo, I left a Metzler Karoo 3 rear, 150-70-17... with about 2,000-2,500 miles left in it, no holes-patches...
    in Santa Ana, Sonora. about 3 weeks ago, Not a popular size in that town, I was in a hurry to try my new, TKC 70...
    Great shop, young kid runs the whole place got a detail shop there also, so if you want your bike cleaned, its walking distance to lots of hotels that I would stay at...
    Shop is at: N30 32' .54 W111 07' .11
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