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Old 12-04-2013, 09:27 AM   #18691
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"We act as though comfort and luxury are the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about."

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I just pack for two days or thirty and wander off, like my signature line,
I am never lost, just don't know where I am!!
I would think moto exploration of Mexico (and elsewhere) takes care of the enthusiastic part for a lot of us
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:28 AM   #18692
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Truck Carrying Nuclear Waste Stolen In Mexico: IAEA
12/04/2013

A truck carrying nuclear waste was stolen in Mexico earlier this week, Agence France-Presse reported.

The truck was transporting the radioactive isotope cobalt-60 from a hospital in Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage facility when it was taken on Monday, NBC noted.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mexican authorities are currently conducting a search for the missing truck, and have issued a press release to alert the public.

Cobalt-60, which is primarily used in medical treatments, cannot be utilized in a conventional nuclear weapon; however, it could be added to a "dirty bomb." Such a device could potentially spread the radioactive material over a wide area.
In a statement, the IAEA cautioned anyone against trying to access the material inside the truck.
"At the time the truck was stolen, the source was properly shielded. However, the source could be extremely dangerous to a person if removed from the shielding, or if it was damaged," it said.
Exposure to large sources of cobalt-60 can cause skin burns, acute radiation sickness or death, the CDC reports.

The vehicle was stolen from a gas station near Mexico City and is described by local media as a 2.5-tonne Volkswagen Worker truck. At the time of this writing, no description of the thieves has been released.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:37 AM   #18693
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Ok.So which one of you stole the truck?




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Old 12-04-2013, 10:07 AM   #18694
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"Soy sordo"
Exactly what I am when it comes to listening to NPR tell me about corruption.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:09 AM   #18695
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RMO, there was heavy speculation on the Mex radio stations that the van was stolen because it looked like it was a very well bulletproofed vehicle.

My guess is there will be a small group of Zetas with no hair and skin problems in a few days. Or at least the minions at the "deshuesero" yard they took it to.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #18696
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Regardless, most will quickly realize that this report has very little to do with travel in Mexico, especially on a motorcycle
True, as here is the quote as to how the information was collected:

its index is "limited in scope, capturing perceptions of the extent of corruption in the public sector, from the perspective of businesspeople and country experts."

I actually thought 106 out of 177 was not too bad, mid pack. Considering the great experiences I've had in Mexico, I can expand the list of countries to visit.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #18697
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You got me there Schizz! One of my favorite things in the air, on land or sea. One of the crop dusters I saw so equipped would have no trouble taking off between topes.

TC: Yeah, not much use for a ""Red Head" on a lot of the roads down there but there a some stretches of Autopista, particularly the new one that I rode with Mike Mike last year, that would be more than perfect for such a machine.

PJ: Thanks for the pix. Are those late sixties 906's? Terrible accident at Sebring in ? '66 or '67 one of them lost it braking into the chicane on the back side of the track. Went into the crowd and killed some spectators. One exciting thing that year was Ken Miles driving the auto tranny Ford GT40. As it shifted coming out of the turns it would shoot a great tongue of flame out the exhaust...very impressive at night. Ken died at LeMans when the car hydroplaned at speed in the wet. No steering, no braking, no rudder, 200 mph.
Have a good read with "Go Like Hell" an excellent book about Ford's GT40 program. I really found that interesting.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #18698
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Considering the great experiences I've had in Mexico, I can expand the list of countries to visit.
If you do a Somali ride report, I'll kick in for gas money
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:46 AM   #18699
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I actually thought 106 out of 177 was not too bad, mid pack.
It actually checked in at 150 but Pena Nieto bought off the survey takers.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:01 AM   #18700
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Road to Puerto Escondido from Oaxaca

Hello guys, have you heard anything about the road from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido? Long time ago I did the Miahuatlan side but by car and I'm planning to go there probably in two weeks, is it safe?, its better to use Miahuatlan or the (I think) less traveled Villa Sola de Vega. Obviosuly the road condition should not be that great, I'm thinking more in terms of safety. Thanks!
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:42 AM   #18701
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #18702
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I'm assuming Mountain Time RMO? Taking requests?
if so Kris Kristofferson "This Old Road"
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:06 PM   #18703
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:36 PM   #18704
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PJ: Thanks for the pix. Are those late sixties 906's? Terrible accident at Sebring in ? '66 or '67 one of them lost it braking into the chicane on the back side of the track. Went into the crowd and killed some spectators. One exciting thing that year was Ken Miles driving the auto tranny Ford GT40. As it shifted coming out of the turns it would shoot a great tongue of flame out the exhaust...very impressive at night. Ken died at LeMans when the car hydroplaned at speed in the wet. No steering, no braking, no rudder, 200 mph.


I think the 906 was an 8-cylinder. The cars in that photo are several 917's. My suspicions are that it's Porsche's own museum; at first glance I thought the car in the foreground was in Brumos' collection and I had seen that one in person but after posting it I am pretty sure the others are too diverse for even Brumos Porsche.

Did you ever hear the tale of the guy that came forward several years ago and claimed to be Ken Miles? It's a strange world ...
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:26 PM   #18705
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RMO, good stuff, love the b&w pic of the staff in the windows on the home page for the station.

I know I am joining in late, any chance of Morrison...Van or Jim, either or...both?
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