Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. Green-ee

    Green-ee Been here awhile

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    I'd be interested to learn of suggestions for weather forecast sources for Mexico - either PC or apps. Myradar appears to offer adequate coverage for Mexico - showing rain and storms in real time. Ideally satellite images (clouds, water vapor) would add greatly to planning the day's activities. Accuweather used to incorporate both satellite and radar but dropped the satellite feature some time ago - plus Accuweather's Mexico coverage was pretty vague. https://myradar.com/

    Additionally, I'm very happy with T-Mobile. Pretty good phone coverage in Mexico and good call quality at no additional expense . No sim card swapping either. Data never cost any extra - I use a laptop in hotels.
  2. stormdog

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  3. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    I know someone who crashed going over a tope.

    Someone “famous” for riding Mexico.

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  4. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    I like the steel Topes that are kinda like steel bowling balls cut in half. Trying to pick a line through them at speed is always good sport! These pictured are not nearly as high as I've seen them!

    Steel speed bumps.png
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  5. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    Right over the top of one is the safest line. Trying to thread the needle between them usually results in the bike deflecting a bit.
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  6. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    If it is who I'm thinking of that guy ain't famous for much of anything.:ricky
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  7. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    Famous pizza......
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  8. currenv

    currenv Been here awhile Supporter

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    I've been happy with the Weather Channel site and app. Happy enough that I now have the paid version (which isn't very expensive). It was very useful when I rode my bike down to San Miguel de Allende from San Antonio and, now that I'm here, it has pretty good radar and hour-by-hour predictions.

    Vinnie
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  9. currenv

    currenv Been here awhile Supporter

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    BTW, in Guanajuato, according to our facilitator, it is no longer possible for someone on a tourist visa (me!) To obtain a GTO plate. They now require a CURP which means you have to have a Temporale or Permanente Visa. The workaround is to put the vehicle in someone else's name who has that. On my case I'm starting the process of getting a Permanente.

    Don't know if this is now country-wide or just in Guanajuato state.

    Vinnie
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  10. WileyRTW

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    Each state is different, though it seems a majority now require a CURP.
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  11. stormdog

    stormdog Long timer

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    What nuts me up about that style is not the wiggle as the bike jukes through, it’s the loose spikes poking up that look like they could rip a sidewall open.
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  12. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    I use Weather-Bug on the phone and I also check the local news when I'm at the hotel at night. Weather-Bug seems to be close enough for what I need to know.


    Gustavo
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  13. chilejack

    chilejack Viajero Viejo

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    He blames the tope, but may not actually remember wth happened !:jack
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  14. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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  15. Loadtoad101

    Loadtoad101 Been here awhile

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  16. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    So it looks like the Sonoran Desert is actually having a monsoon season this year...
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  17. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    You are right !!
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  18. Grynch

    Grynch Long timer

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    Surfs Up!!

    Those folks had nicer rides then most of the latino workers here in Cali....Ain' t life a bitch.

    No Pasa Nada.
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  19. alpine357

    alpine357 Adventurer

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    I'm headed to Mexico in October for 5 days. My passport expires in February, giving me 4 months slack. Previous posts in this thread indicate Mexico only requires 3 months and likely not strictly enforced. That was all pre-COVID, so wondering if things may have changed or become more strict.
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  20. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Look at the official Mexican government site for accurate and current info.
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