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Old 08-13-2012, 05:11 PM   #9436
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That hurts me to look at it. Hope you are feeling better and heal soon amigo.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:11 PM   #9437
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Just talked to Bato on the phone and to MedJet on the phone about Bato's situation in Mexico.

MedJet's rep went over their stance, which is: to use MedJet, one has to have the need to be an inpatient in the travel country and to receive further treatment back in the U.S at a medical care facility.

If you prang your body and your bike in Mexico, but you can walk around and aren't an inpatient, MedJet is unlikely to come and get you. You not only need to be an inpatient at a medical care facility, you need to need further care in such a facility back home. Also, they require a medical report from your attending physician stating this. If you can remember this rule while traveling, you may be able to make sure your attending physician words his/her report accordingly.

If all this falls into place, and you have the motorcycle rider, they'll bring your bike back under the agreement as well.

Also keep in mind, companies like Adventure Mexico Insurance (a.k.a. Mexadventure), who offer "Platinum Travel Assistance", offer airline ticket(s) to you in this situation (of which Bato took advantage), and they also pay a portion of your bike repatriation - although not the full cost of getting your bike home.

Know the insurance rules and how the system works and you may be able to have the attending physician avoid a mis-characterization of your situation and thus you will be winging your way home in the event of a mishap.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:17 PM   #9438
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Sexy Batos belly. New tatoo
Welcome back home Bato. Glad you're OK. Te estrellaste de panza.

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Old 08-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #9439
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Trice,
You are right. On a previous ride one of our party broke his collarbone. Since he was ambulatory (walking wounded), he didn't qualify for hospitalization.....nor could he ride. It was a catch 22. He had Medjet, which in this case did him little good. He ended up riding in a truck taking pain meds for the next six days.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:28 PM   #9440
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Trice,
You are right. On a previous ride one of our party broke his collarbone. Since he was ambulatory (walking wounded), he didn't qualify for hospitalization.....nor could he ride. It was a catch 22. He had Medjet, which in this case did him little good. He ended up riding in a truck taking pain meds for the next six days.
Unless my memory fails me, at one point MedJet offered an "airline ticket home" if you were injured and couldn't operate your vehicle but didn't need medevac and could fly commercial. I may be missing something, but they seemed to have tightened the rules....and when I asked specifically about that, got an "I'm not sure...."

And as put earlier, another Catch 22 is that bike repatriation with insurance underwriters doesn't pay the actual full cost of getting your machine back in your garage.

On a second call with Bato, he agreed, he could have stayed in the hospital and had his "attending physican" make the case to get final treatment in San Antonio - but he wanted out of there. Bad.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:32 PM   #9441
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Some people can find the image of Jesus in toast

I can find Pancho Villa in Bato's bruise

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Old 08-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #9442
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I see a tiny puta from Mazatlan.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:55 PM   #9443
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I see a tiny puta from Mazatlan.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:58 PM   #9444
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Note: A minor point of further clarification - Bato bought his own ticket home and is seeking reimbursement from Mexadventure. This ties in with his lack of interest in waiting around for the wheels of insurance bureaucracy to turn.

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:12 PM   #9445
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That's Batos liver!

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:27 PM   #9446
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I think maybe the image is a bloated Sancho Panza.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #9447
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"Abs of Steel" called.
They want their "before" picture back.

Insert image of pot calling kettle black here. LOL!
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:35 PM   #9448
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Wow. I don't visit for a couple days and things go completely to heck.

Hope Bato and all the other wounded are doing better.

This thread is kinda proving that the Narcos probably won't hurt you in Mexico, but you're more likely to injure yourself.

Let's be careful out there guys.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:17 PM   #9449
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Sexy Batos belly. New tatoo
Nice Don Quixote hematoma.

Next time crop the underboob. Didn't need to see that.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:47 PM   #9450
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How intense is the ride on the road to Anchorage Alaska. Should work out my forearms doing 1000 push ups a day to make sur ei an do the journey.
Since I can't swim it would have been pointless to try going with Trice on his Honduran diving adventure
Having returned from just that ride on Friday ,4 days ago , I can certify that you need to do no push ups at all, just as long as you can manage your bike. I saw all manner of bikes,including fully loaded Goldwings Harlies and Victories ,many hauling trailers, even on the Top of the World Highway.. Your experience may vary of course with weather conditions. I had splendid weather the whole 5 weeks of the trip with only 3 days requiring a short stint in the raingear, but in Alaska some riders who had been there several weeks said they had had nothing but dismal wet weather with only 3 days that it did not rain on them... until I showed up
Now the seasons are soon changing and time to look southward again for warm weather riding.

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