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Old 10-05-2011, 06:31 PM   #181
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You people worry about the paperwork too much, a Latino like me would never do that Therefore, it is now time to sing along with Manu Chao to the wonderful tune of Clandestino. See if you can understand it while checking out the chiquillas in the front row
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:53 AM   #182
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You people worry about the paperwork too much, a Latino like me would never do that.
That's because American culture is very content based. Details, information and facts are important to the way American culture opperates. Latin culture is more context based, where our importance is placed more on the interaction, timing, etc. It is less based on details and more on the relationship, hence the reason Latin life moves a bit slower.

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Old 10-06-2011, 12:09 PM   #183
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That's because American culture is very content based. Details, information and facts are important to the way American culture opperates. Latin culture is more context based, where our importance is placed more on the interaction, timing, etc. It is less based on details and more on the relationship, hence the reason Latin life moves a bit slower.

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Thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:16 PM   #184
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Thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:34 PM   #185
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Thanks for clearing that up.
It was a recent topic between the girlfriend and I (I'm Latin she is American), sorry to elaborate to the extent which I did. Carry on...
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:10 PM   #186
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Thanks for clearing that up.
Lol! But you have to admit he is kinda right.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:09 AM   #187
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Lol! But you have to admit he is kinda right.
Maybe that explains the proliferation of local moto clubs in Mexico and the overwhelming tendency to ride in large groups as a social event...I don't know but it is fundamentally different from our approach to riding.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:25 AM   #188
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I don't know but it is fundamentally different from our approach to riding.
+1

You are absolutely correct. Although the joy of riding solo is often learned over a period of time.

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Old 10-10-2011, 08:29 AM   #189
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Alright so back to the main topic.... I am going through scenarios in my head... Getting off the road somewhere and just heading to the coast, finding a nice quiet spot on the beach and just setting up camp. Is this possible in C.A. and Mexico, or even safe?

Also to those that have traveled in C.A. and Mexico during the "rainy" months of May-August, what else can be expected? Does the rain start in the morning of later in the day? Will many roads be impassable?

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Old 10-10-2011, 01:51 PM   #190
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i'd agree.

i've never seen so much 1/2 truths and flat out lies told when describing things here in mexico. i think it's impossible for a mexican to tell you, i don't know, when they don't. instead they fabricate something as they think you'll be upset with them if they don't have an answer. there is also very little truth on when something will be done. they'll say tomorrow even they they know that is not going to happen. i've come to accept it as that's the way it is.


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Old 10-10-2011, 01:54 PM   #191
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Alright so back to the main topic.... I am going through scenarios in my head... Getting off the road somewhere and just heading to the coast, finding a nice quiet spot on the beach and just setting up camp. Is this possible in C.A. and Mexico, or even safe?

Also to those that have traveled in C.A. and Mexico during the "rainy" months of May-August, what else can be expected? Does the rain start in the morning of later in the day? Will many roads be impassable?

-Alex
very little rain from GTO north to the border in the center of the country in the summer. along the coast and south of mexico city is not that fun of a place to be in the summer. along the coast the humidity is unreal. i'm waiting till nov 1 to drop back down to the coast. summer has been great here in Guanajuato.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:01 PM   #192
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Maybe that explains the proliferation of local moto clubs in Mexico and the overwhelming tendency to ride in large groups as a social event...I don't know but it is fundamentally different from our approach to riding.
it's a larger social issue that pertains to mexico.

physically, even if mexican's have all the space and more they could need they all clump together literally standing so they touch each other. it's always a group mentality...and the group ride. when i've talked to mexican's, they moved so close to me, i backed away...they moved again closer. the group mentality pertains to sales of things too. i'll see store upon store all selling/making the same thing. mexican's shy away from standing out from the group.

americans on the other hand value personal space and stay spaced apart with emphasis put on personal freedom of movement...and thus going on your own ride.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:03 PM   #193
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+1

You are absolutely correct. Although the joy of riding solo is often learned over a period of time.

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i know plenty of people who never did groups rides right from the very start.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:49 PM   #194
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i know plenty of people who never did groups rides right from the very start.
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Fixed.

Thank you eakins for you information regarding the summer months. How is the rain situation? Here in Florida, during those months you can expect a thunderstorm everyday from around 2pm-5pm. I will hopefully be spending plenty of time in the water so the humidity should not affect me too much. Again, thank you.

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