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Old 12-04-2013, 06:54 AM   #18691
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Where Mexico ranks on country corruption index

can be seen here:

http://tinyurl.com/l5ctefk

If you don't want to go to the link, Mexico ranked 106th out of 177. The link does include a pretty cool interactive map of the world so you can check out your countries of choice.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:11 AM   #18692
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The, US, per that chart, is vastly overrated

Regardless, most will quickly realize that this report has very little to do with travel in Mexico, especially on a motorcycle
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:14 AM   #18693
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The, US, per that chart, is vastly overrated

Regardless, most will quickly realize that this report has very little to do with travel in Mexico, especially on a motorcycle
It also means I might be able to talk my way out of a speeding ticket with $10 and a cold coke.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:23 AM   #18694
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It also means I might be able to talk my way out of a speeding ticket with $10 and a cold coke.
Just hand the next cop looking for a mordida a note that says

"Soy sordo"

Stand there and look at him, and don't say a word

In a few minutes he'll be all like and then

You just keep doing this , and shortly you'll be on your way

Money back guarantee!
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:27 AM   #18695
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Not that we really need another mordida segway, sorry!

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Old 12-04-2013, 08:11 AM   #18696
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And a round 18 beats them all.
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.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:54 AM   #18697
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Quote of the Day

"Start planning and go for a ride!!!! My Aunt told me once. If you like to ride your motorcycle you better do it now. Because there will be a time you no longer want to. Then there will be a time when you just plan can't. So those are words I live by to this day. Don't wait to start living Cuz death don't wait. It just happens!!!"

- Gordon and Toni, from 2009 HD Road King from Ohio to Alaska and back..
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:08 AM   #18698
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Just hand the next cop looking for a mordida a note that says

"Soy sordo"

Stand there and look at him, and don't say a word

In a few minutes he'll be all like and then

You just keep doing this , and shortly you'll be on your way

Money back guarantee!
Just do let him see that nice communications headset or those little wires leading into your helmet.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:08 AM   #18699
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"Start planning and go for a ride!!!! My Aunt told me once. If you like to ride your motorcycle you better do it now. Because there will be a time you no longer want to. Then there will be a time when you just plan can't. So those are words I live by to this day. Don't wait to start living Cuz death don't wait. It just happens!!!"

- Gordon and Toni, from 2009 HD Road King from Ohio to Alaska and back..

I for one absolutely agree with this, and am doing my darnedest to put miles under my butt....
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:18 AM   #18700
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Sordo.

Try ciego and see how that works out.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:18 AM   #18701
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Well except for the planing part, 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!!


And to quote Jimex: "it's Mexico, it all works out"
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #18702
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La vida es uno callejon sin salida...orale! Adelante!
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:22 AM   #18703
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Try ciego and see how that works out.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:27 AM   #18704
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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."

- Signature line of ADV inmate Tex76

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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   #18705
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This Just In

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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