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Old 04-17-2012, 07:24 AM   #7576
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You're still alive? I heard Honduras is dangerous!
Indeed!

I was kidnapped by the female head of the Honduran Bay Islands Insurgency.

Photo proof to follow........
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:30 AM   #7577
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OK.. be nice boys!

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I just spent two weeks in Mexico. Every person I met (and I mean every) was very nice and welcomed me to their county. Other than being given some incorrect information by a local that just wanted to be helpful (and being a first-timer I believed it) I had a great trip there and would go back in a heartbeat. True, the topes and checkpoints did get on my nerves a little but it is their country and their rules and ways.

Nothing but friendly people, great food & drink, and beautiful women for two weeks.

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Old 04-17-2012, 07:41 AM   #7578
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:46 AM   #7579
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A little history of me, I was born in Fl, lived in PA, GA, AL, OH and Germany. I have been through bad parts of the US and I have ALWAYS wanted to see Mexico. Would I go? NO.

It is a damn shame too... I would love to see it, but from all the reports that we see and hear about it is just plain madness there. Remember this is my opinion, forwhatever reasons I have.
That is a damn shame--Mexico is amazing.

Curious what you mean by the "bad parts of the US"?
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:08 AM   #7580
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:09 AM   #7581
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:11 AM   #7582
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:12 AM   #7583
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:14 AM   #7584
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:16 AM   #7585
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:33 AM   #7586
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From your description you were likely on a section of the road? Were there 150 km of paved curves heading ENE from Ruiz Nayarit?
Can't find Ruiz on my map so I don't know if I have been there, but we sure never rode 90 miles of pavement in one stretch.
Did have some nice shorter runs of asphalt though. Then we ran a very long section where they had only run a cat through to clear the right of way . It was a long day with no stops except for gas in a town that didn't show on my map either. Good ride, though it would have been nice to end up somewhere besides Fresnillo.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:58 PM   #7587
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Wow, new to this board. Was sent here from "toytowngermany" and I must say this thread is really all over the place regarding Safety in Mexico.

SNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP


It is unfair that such a beautiful country would be run by drug cartels. The people in Mexico need to "Take back their country" if they want tourism to increase. It is hurting all the honest people in the country.

OK.. be nice boys!

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It hurts to read this.

Please consider reviewing the last few months of posts from people who actually ride México while discarding the opinions of all who don't and see if you get a different impression of touring the country by motorcycle.

It would be a shame to be robbed of a dream by people who have no first-hand experience themselves.

Just my dos centavos.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:11 AM   #7588
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Hey Schizz, I just noticed that your posts include a bike in the list which is a KLR 685, I take it that this is a bored out 650cc, right?
Care to share details? As a brief side note to the impending meltdown I am going to have over someone else telling me not to ride in Mexico because it is dangerous. LOL!
Do these people ever stop to think about what people do for riding that actually live here LOL!
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:54 AM   #7589
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My profession is as an Intelligence Analyst and I specialize in anti-terrorism. I'm currently in Southwest Asia but before I came over here I supported Fusion Centers across the states. As such I kept a very close eye on the Narcos in Mexico. Given what I know I wouldn't travel there even if I was allowed to. Want a comparison? I'm allowed to travel to Yemen, Pakistan, etc, but Mexico is off-limits. So which do you think the government believes is more dangerous for me?

Don't let the State Department Travel Advisories be your final decision on traveling anywhere. Many times the warnings are more heavy weighted by political considerations rather than the true risk. Surprised? You shouldn't be. Politicians run the State Department.

Are there areas that are safer than others? Yes. The main tourist areas tend to be more secure against violence but in the past two years that trend is changing as the government of Mexico has put even more pressure on the Narcos.

Well that's my .2 cents on the thread.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:10 AM   #7590
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Given what I know I wouldn't travel there even if I was allowed to.
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Are there areas that are safer than others? Yes. The main tourist areas tend to be more secure against violence but in the past two years that trend is changing as the government of Mexico has put even more pressure on the Narcos.
The latter conclusion, based upon the former statement of first-hand experience?

You're probably going to take this the wrong way, but an analyst from afar interpreting "the data" or "the news" or "the reports" versus opinions from many actually in-country with "boots on the ground" insight as the saying goes are in fact opinions from two widely different worlds.
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