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Old 11-27-2012, 07:05 PM   #11041
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I've been trying to figure out how one could guarantee a 5 gal bottle is filtered water.. Not saying I have a general distrust (or that I don't), , but I could see some places refilling 5 gallon bottles from the tap and charging bottled water prices to help with profit.. I would be much more comfortable with small bottles that have tamper proof lids but understand the trash factor. I have water bottles with purifier straws, sounds like I may be taking them along.. Not the easiest for filling a hydration pack though.
The modern equivalent to drinking from a stream then walking upstream is drinking bottled water then visiting a water purification plant. Made that mistake once in Mexico. Never again.

I no longer pack all the various supplies I once did. Just carry a large prescription bottle of Hydrocodone 10. Learned that can be traded for anything you need.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:08 PM   #11042
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No, Mexicans kill one another for money and drug territory (valuable.) It is Norte Americanos who kill others for no good reason. Think Aurora theater, Virginia Tech, etc., etc.
Can we stand down on this one? There's a measure of truth in each of these posts but none offer very much on this thread.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:25 PM   #11043
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Can we stand down on this one? There's a measure of truth in each of these posts but none offer very much on this thread.
Done.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:58 PM   #11044
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While riding back east from Tombstone we took NM route 9 through the Animas Valley to Columbus New Mexico where we checked in at Martha's Place (more on that later) crossed in to Mexico for dinner at the Pink Store& Restaurant(excellent) in Palomas. We took a stroll around town, dropped off a prescription at the Optica,my riding buddy got an eye exam by a doctor who was highly recommended by the owner of Martha's Place, had a couple of beers at a local cantina and rode back to Columbus after sundown. I must say that the border crossing was quick, the authorities were pleasant and the folks in Palomas could not have been nicer. I never once felt or saw anything that would cause me alarm. Went back the next day to pick up our glasses strolled around some more and departed for the east.
Now a word about Martha's Place. Martha and her husband Javier were great hosts, very attentive to our needs and very informative about the area, Pancho Villa State Park, the border crossing and Palomas. The room with two beds and a bath was spotless and a bargain at $60. The restaurant served an excellent breakfast. Great place I recommend it.
I just thought I would pass along my experience because I have not seen much about this area on this thread. Hope it helps someone. Here's a pic of Martha's Place.
Thanks for the info Joe Mc . . . might take a ride over there sometime while I'm in the SE AZ area.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:22 PM   #11045
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Just carry a large prescription bottle of Hydrocodone 10. Learned that can be traded for anything you need.
After you posted that you're sitting there thinking "just give him 5 minutes, I know he'll read that and be here in 5 minutes"
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:28 PM   #11046
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After you posted that you're sitting there thinking "just give him 5 minutes, I know he'll read that and be here in 5 minutes"
Sumpin' like dat.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:06 AM   #11047
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:46 AM   #11048
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Just carry a large prescription bottle of Hydrocodone 10. Learned that can be traded for anything you need.
Uh, not anymore, those would be USDA approved breast implants, these days you could barter them for anything. Especially outside a Mexican Harley dealership.

And in other news...its Antonio's last day behind the bar on Thursday at the Rivoli. End of an era.
I shall buy him one of his favorite Long Island Iced Tea's with your regards.
The man knows his cocktails.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:11 AM   #11049
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I'd be reluctant to hang around Juarez these days, although I did spend a day there about 12 years ago and lived to tell the tale.

Otherwise wouldn't worry too much. And while I agree with everyone about situational awareness personally I hang around Nuevo Progreso, Reynosa, and Nuevo Laredo - all border towns - and have no troubles.

The most nervous that I have been when in Nuevo Laredo was when I went to get my hair cut and realized that all the young lookouts were getting their hair styled at the same place that I was at ;)

I'm suspicious of any guy that gets his hair styled!
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:18 AM   #11050
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No, Mexicans kill one another for money and drug territory (valuable.) It is Norte Americanos who kill others for no good reason. Think Aurora theater, Virginia Tech, etc., etc.
FAR MORE USA Americans die for the same drug issues as you state above , than as happened at the VT thing, which was resultant from mental illness?... I ran a juvy program sometime ago & this social worker was telling me how dangerous a certain (think backwoods KY mtn area) lace was in a certain county, so I ask hi m if he meant that he was unsafe-he said no they just kill each other,(or those that bother their "crop" of course) thus my point.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:21 AM   #11051
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Done.
OK... but I will thrown in on the water thing that I listened to a program on btld water some years back via NPR science friday show & they were talking about so called safe water that we "think" is safe but is not. Wash, DC was one of those spots & some btld water isn't so safe either.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:24 AM   #11052
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Saw Calderon yestarday driving his armored black suburban trough THE BALUARTE on TV wonder when the new toll road will be open to the public, ready to go and check it
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:16 AM   #11053
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ready to go and check it
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:58 AM   #11054
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I'm suspicious of any guy that gets his hair styled!
Me too.I style mine about once a month with Wahl clippers.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:50 AM   #11055
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One danger we haven't discussed here is "the end of the world" Much like the hippies on the roof of the skyscraper under the saucer in "Independence day" we must be ready for the sudden surge in Doomsday Tourists heading south. Let's face it, they expect to die in 2 weeks, so why would they look out for Motos?

To start the ball rolling, I thought I would post this picture. It is a ready reference guide on how to identify the applicable calendar, and stay off the roads...



Hmmm.... well it made ME smile!
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