Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    And their wood fired pizza - well, you know where this is going...
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  2. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    The Mad Scientist of Canada himself, Sjoerd Bakker, returned for another visit to Casa Tricepilot today

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  3. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    Thats a pretty nice shirt he is wearing are those paint spots?
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  4. Gringo Viejo

    Gringo Viejo No fumar escargot.....

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    Brilliant responses, and topical as well, as many of begin our seasonal migration into Mexico. I recall faintly, as alcohol might have been involved, a discussion at Turkey Creek's Hotel in Banamichi last November after many of us negotiated, mostly successfully, the "Green Slime Vado" on the way South to Banamichi. The Green Slime Vado appears without warning throughout Mexico, but enjoys Sonora especially. As explained to me, as I recall faintly but accurately, your motorcycle's reaction when confronted with this situation is based on two main factors: The Friction Coefficient and the Slip Ratio. The lower the Friction Coefficient of the pavement, the worse...ie Ice and Green Slime are near Zero, while asphalt at a MotoGP race is closer to 1.0. The Slip Ratio is the ratio of the wheel velocity freely rolling to the wheel velocity under torque. In other, much simpler terms: if you accelerate or brake sharply (thereby increasing the Slip Ratio) in pavement with a low Friction Coefficient (ie green slime vado) you will go down!!! I'm thinking that millions were spent on that research that Gustavo and chilijack explained so succinctly.....keep it steady.....Watching that vid, you knew he was going down!!! However, we've all done something stupider....heck, I hit a cow last April!!
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  5. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Excellent GV.
    Sunlight powers the growth of the slime. The famous Rio Bacanuchi slime has gotten worse since the trees were trimmed and the pavement canted more to the south and east. It has taken down many excellent riders and even posers like me.
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  6. knight

    knight Long timer

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    Hey
    If you are coming down the Baja and see a oncoming vechicle with their flashers on

    Slow down

    As it might be a signal that there is livestock or donkeys etc. on or near the road ahead of you

    Last week ,I had to come to a complete stop to avoid a couple of horses that bolted across the hwy in front of me

    Me has ayudado mucho to the oncoming driver that slowed me down in time
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  7. MufflerBearings

    MufflerBearings Been here awhile

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    Has anyone here crossed back from Mexicali into Calexico at the recently revised West (downtown) point of entry? I was familiar with the procedure at the old POE (squeeze through a couple of openings in the concrete barriers, cross lanes of waiting cars into the moto-only booth), but I haven't crossed via moto at the revised POE.

    I'll be returning via Mexicali this weekend, and I'll be crossing on a street bike with a passenger and very wide side cases (the bike's; not the passenger's). Any wisdom on the procedure at the revised POE?
  8. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    ... shirt ... paint spots ?

    Nah , just bleach spots left over from trying to clean up food stains caused by sloppy eating and spilled taco sauce .
    :D
    Thanks again Trice for the fun conversation , the barbecue and the test drive on your new bike .
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  9. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Chemical splashback spots from when he was cleaning a circuit board on a flux capacitor prototype for motorcycles
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  10. whizzerwheel

    whizzerwheel Easily distracted Supporter

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    Also noticed he's cinched his belt up one notch...maybe cut back on the poutine? ;-)
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  11. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    One month away from the Banamichi Meet-up

    Pop over to the Meet-Up thread for updates
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  12. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Very spendy , nice restaurant and some of the rooms have little wood stoves . Nice in December when it's
    freezing in the morning and I've got the Princess on the back of the bike .

    Yep Skizz the staff does have an attitude problem .

    Max
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  13. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto Supporter

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    I cannot stand that place (Best Western Creel) for anything, food, drinks, lodging, it sucks.
  14. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    When I was there in the bar with you you were not paying any attention to your surroundings. You seemed to have a singular focus elsewhere.
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  15. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Elsewhere as in most probably that roasted chicken joint out on the highway.

    :dukegirl
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  16. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    People still go to the BW? I just checked, it has been 12 years since the last time I went there (it was on the Trailer Queens ride). It wasn't good back then either... :nah

    Gustavo
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  17. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Not chicken :icy
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  18. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Get on the positive vibe train.

    Unless an earthquake shut it down, your jam in Creel is way off the main drag and is known as Hotel Pueblo Viejo. Not really a stand alone hotel per se, but a string of cozy cabins. The property is for sure unique. Each cabin is unusual and distinct in a manner apart from the others, and each is constructed in sort of a frontier cabin timber style, each with its own whimsical touches.

    The hotel is on the gentle up slope out of town to the East, and gives you the feel of a hundred years ago. Bonus is the golden light at the end of the day, as the sun sets to the West, its rays slowly envelope the fortunate up slope scene to the East properly, as if by an artist guided by celestial design. The effect is a buttery golden/warm light aura that can be felt. I would hope that everyone is touched by this at least at the subconscious level. It is subtle and never talked about enough.

    For me, a major delight in Mexico is and always will be The Light, as it rises in the morning and then withdraws later, in this instance, slowly lowering the curtain on the rock walls in this artful canyon region in Mexico. This is a true treasure to find in traversing this area. I'll go so far as to say, the late afternoon light there is a magic unto its own. So many great memories and great feelings. All good and warm.

    As for the hotel, find what I'm talking about here: Av. Profortara s/n, Zona Dorada, 33200 Creel.
  19. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto Supporter

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    She was very engaging. :sweeti
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  20. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    :chace
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