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Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,654
Posted By acejones
What the old timers didn't tell you was that...

What the old timers didn't tell you was that before the peso was 3:1, it was 3000:1. They moved the decimal three places to create the "Nuevo Peso". Since then it has continued to fall to where it is...
Forum: Americas 07-02-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By acejones
Wouldn't even consider it. I-95 is bad enough,...

Wouldn't even consider it. I-95 is bad enough, but add in a holiday weekend, summer tourists, and probability of summer thunderstorms and you're just looking at a sucky time.
Forum: Americas 07-01-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By acejones
Well, now it's down to "who you gonna listen...

Well, now it's down to "who you gonna listen to".:D
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,638
Posted By acejones
Like many others, go to Android and I'll be a...

Like many others, go to Android and I'll be a customer. I would suspect there are more Android users than Apple.
Forum: Americas 06-30-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By acejones
Fly or don't go. The moto trip makes no sense.

Fly or don't go. The moto trip makes no sense.
Forum: Americas 06-29-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29,253
Views: 2,630,902
Posted By acejones
I would have thought the Middle East would rank...

I would have thought the Middle East would rank up there. This horse has been pretty well beaten here, but I would suggest Mexico is more dangerous for Mexicans and other Latinos (especially those...
Forum: Americas 06-28-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By acejones
That's Going to the Sun Road and its a great...

That's Going to the Sun Road and its a great ride. The whole park is fabulous. Ride careful as a lot of the tourists will slow down or even stop in the middle of the road to look at a bear or...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-27-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By acejones
If you are not at risk for any liability I'd say...

If you are not at risk for any liability I'd say move on.
Forum: Americas 06-24-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By acejones
I live forty miles from New Orleans. I wouldn't...

I live forty miles from New Orleans. I wouldn't do it. The heat and humidity can be brutal. This is the reason the Wright brothers invented the airplane and somebody invented freon.
Forum: Americas 06-24-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By acejones
Jamie, I have always enjoyed history and...

Jamie,
I have always enjoyed history and particularly the history of Louisiana and Mississippi as that's where I have spent the last 67 years. Just because something occurred at a particular place...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By acejones
.....and if you are interested in the history of...

.....and if you are interested in the history of the Trace, you'll still probably find it boring. It's just a ride through the countryside and there are far more scenic rides through the countryside.
Forum: Face Plant 06-22-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,766
Posted By acejones
First, Im glad that your injuries were as minimal...

First, Im glad that your injuries were as minimal as they were and you not only survived, but you'll be OK. However, I'm confused; you said you broke your back at L-1, but then you said you had no...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29,253
Views: 2,630,902
Posted By acejones
I have no doubt about that. There are more...

I have no doubt about that. There are more "experts" retired in Vallarta than anywhere else on the planet.
Forum: Americas 06-20-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29,253
Views: 2,630,902
Posted By acejones
Kiko, you've gone and done it now. Since you...

Kiko, you've gone and done it now. Since you referenced the CIA factbook; now the NSA is going to be snooping around to see what we are up to. I wonder if mentioning the NSA will get the CIA involved...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-19-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 35,028
Posted By acejones
Also has a Best Western flag on the front of the...

Also has a Best Western flag on the front of the building.
Forum: Face Plant 06-17-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,856
Posted By acejones
If I were the insurance companies lawyer I would...

If I were the insurance companies lawyer I would be using the words " bored/impatient" against you. You should never be posting this stuff on a social or public website as it can and will be used...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,289
Posted By acejones
Abandon that group.

Abandon that group.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-14-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,692
Posted By acejones
When a truck 50 times bigger than you is moving...

When a truck 50 times bigger than you is moving your way; " right of way" doesn't really count for much.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 35,028
Posted By acejones
I see the graffiti sprayers spare neither private...

I see the graffiti sprayers spare neither private property nor churches.
Forum: Americas 06-13-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By acejones
McRat, you are absolutely correct, but why put...

McRat, you are absolutely correct, but why put yourself at risk of another violation if something goes amiss. Mexico requires you to have a valid driver's license. It's really simple.
Forum: Americas 06-13-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By acejones
Sounds like the Obama campaign mantra; "Yes, we...

Sounds like the Obama campaign mantra; "Yes, we can!"
Forum: Americas 06-12-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29,253
Views: 2,630,902
Posted By acejones
I expect that's really a question for the...

I expect that's really a question for the Columbian Consulate. You might try asking your Congressmans office to try to intercede with the Columbian Consulate. You will need some kind of...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29,253
Views: 2,630,902
Posted By acejones
Hillary is corrupt ?! Who knew ?

Hillary is corrupt ?! Who knew ?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-11-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 35,028
Posted By acejones
Thank you. I thought it was, but wanted to be...

Thank you. I thought it was, but wanted to be sure.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,692
Posted By acejones
A sanitation truck in reverse moves about as fast...

A sanitation truck in reverse moves about as fast as a garden slug.. If you are sitting on your moto watching as the truck backs toward you, its not prudent to just sit there because you have the...
Forum: Americas 06-11-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By acejones
I'll add one more thing to consider. If you do...

I'll add one more thing to consider. If you do what you have planned and do have an accident*and there is a claim against the insurance company, you can rest assured your suspended license will be...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-11-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 35,028
Posted By acejones
What town is that Donnie ?

What town is that Donnie ?
Forum: Americas 06-11-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 29,253
Views: 2,630,902
Posted By acejones
Yes, I am aware that the Greens in Mexico are not...

Yes, I am aware that the Greens in Mexico are not ecology minded. All political parties are selling something to somebody.
Forum: Americas 06-11-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 29,253
Views: 2,630,902
Posted By acejones
Its good to have a party.

Its good to have a party.
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29,253
Views: 2,630,902
Posted By acejones
Well, it seems the Green Party made some strides....

Well, it seems the Green Party made some strides. It seems like an unlikely ally with the PRI.
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By acejones
Do you really want to add another dumb reason to...

Do you really want to add another dumb reason to your list ?
Believe it or not, in order to operate a motor vehicle in Mexico you need a valid drivers license. If you are involved in an accident,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,692
Posted By acejones
Glad you are OK. You knew the truck was backing...

Glad you are OK. You knew the truck was backing and proceeded anyway. You put the truck driver in a tough position. You created the circumstances for the accident. You shouldn't go after the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-09-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 35,028
Posted By acejones
Somewhere in that Consulate is an American doing...

Somewhere in that Consulate is an American doing the supervising and thats where the buck stops.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-09-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 35,028
Posted By acejones
That circuit around Lake Tahoe is spectacular !

That circuit around Lake Tahoe is spectacular !
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-09-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 35,028
Posted By acejones
Consider this: the standards of the US government...

Consider this: the standards of the US government are being upheld. Disturbing isn't it ?
Forum: Face Plant 06-08-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,007
Posted By acejones
Huh ?

Huh ?
Forum: Americas 06-08-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 29,253
Views: 2,630,902
Posted By acejones
Donnie, Regardless of Ana's status as a Mexican...

Donnie,
Regardless of Ana's status as a Mexican citizen, the Consulate system is supposed to work better than this. No one should accept this lackadaisical inefficiency just because its a government...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-08-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 35,028
Posted By acejones
Donnie, You should send letters to the US...

Donnie,
You should send letters to the US Department of State, your US Congressman, and both of your US Senators and list the whole episode just as you have done it here..
Tell them you are...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29,253
Views: 2,630,902
Posted By acejones
Perhaps a different consulate would yield a...

Perhaps a different consulate would yield a different result. I know you are already there, but "there" isn't working.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-05-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 35,028
Posted By acejones
Maybe the U.S. Consulate is being run by...

Maybe the U.S. Consulate is being run by Mexicans.:lol3
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