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Old 02-13-2013, 08:04 PM   #13021
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My only strict "area rule" is I avoid Mex 2 along it's length, day or night. That's just personal, others may ride it like the wind, I have no idea.
Probably good advice. That used to be a great ride but lately every time that I get ready to ride it I discover that I missed some border madness by a number of hours.


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Old 02-13-2013, 08:17 PM   #13022
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:23 AM   #13023
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Video that Veter has from his biff in Guatemala. LINK

Mike has seen this and posted in Veter's thread. Not sure all the usual suspects have because I didn't see anyone else post there.

You can read Veter's thread and extract all the interesting layers to this story for yourself. Unpredictable drivers, mechanics sourced by Chris at CATours in Antigua, hauling the bike around Latin America, safety gear (gloves) etc.

The most inmportant thing was Veter was OK, and his bike got repaired.

We don't often get on-bike video of a biff in our stomping grounds, so here it is.

There is still no explanation or evidence in the video why this lady made the maneuver she did - I can't see a turn off to the left where she made her move.

I'd be remiss without my usual tagline: consider MedJet, insurance, etc. as you never know, blah blah blah. Y'all know the drill.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:08 AM   #13024
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Yup. Miles on a map don't mean shit down here. On the flat The Big Ugly can fly. I don't care how rough it is. Switchbacks? Rough switchbacks? Holy crap. If I could have made urine I would have pissed myself a hundred times.
Uhh, did you not read my post? I told you it took us 2 hours to go the 31 miles between San Antonio de Pena Nevada and Zaragoza, not exactly a high speed freeway.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:19 AM   #13025
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Video that Veter has from his biff in Guatemala. LINK

Mike has seen this and posted in Veter's thread. Not sure all the usual suspects have because I didn't see anyone else post there.

You can read Veter's thread and extract all the interesting layers to this story for yourself. Unpredictable drivers, mechanics sourced by Chris at CATours in Antigua, hauling the bike around Latin America, safety gear (gloves) etc.

The most inmportant thing was Veter was OK, and his bike got repaired.

We don't often get on-bike video of a biff in our stomping grounds, so here it is.

There is still no explanation or evidence in the video why this lady made the maneuver she did - I can't see a turn off to the left where she made her move.

I'd be remiss without my usual tagline: consider MedJet, insurance, etc. as you never know, blah blah blah. Y'all know the drill.


Well, that lady's driving makes it quickly to the top of my "WTF?!" list for today. Maybe she took that left turn arrow sign a little too early?

Brings back memories of when I met up with the village idiot somewhere in southern BFE New York state.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:20 AM   #13026
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Oh, I read it. At the hotel in Zaragoza.;) lol. We are "optimistic" to a fault. I think it took us 2:31 from the turn off to Pena Nevada.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:22 AM   #13027
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At the end of the video you can see the entry tire tracks from where someone has been stopping there while headed in the other direction. Maybe it's a bus stop or a meeting point to pick up people (a maid for example) that are coming from the other direction.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:40 AM   #13028
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The A-hole (that's with a capital A) cops in Tampico are up to their old tricks, once again.
A friend of mine got nailed earlier this week.
The cops said he ran a red, he said he didn't.
They demanded $7,800 pesos in fines that had to be paid the next day and they were demanding his bike import document. He has traveled quite a bit in Mexico, and all over the world by motorcycle and knows the game so he offered to pay the fine on the spot.
Unfortunately after visiting an ATM he hadn't re-distributed his money and they took his $2,000 peso withdrawl.

We had discussed his route back towards the US and he purposely went up the Mex #180 in order to take advantage of a couple of days of good riding sunshine and warm temps and unfortunately he went through Tampico rather than on the libremiento. The last I had heard, the Tampico cops were being watched by the Mexican marines and the problems with them had pretty much disappeared. Not the case, just a heads up. He's a good guy and he really likes Mexico and he understands that it is a Tampico issue and not an entire Mexico issue. In fact, in the months and miles he has accumulated in total in Mexico, this was the first time he had ever had a problem. He admits his own lacksadasical attitude about re-distributing his cash on hand and he did mention the cops refused to communicate with him in English and he felt they seemed that they could have.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:38 AM   #13029
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signage is wonderful
I live down here (near Guadalajara), so am used to driving in the city and the country in general and one of my biggest pet peeves is the poor placement of signs, or the lack thereof.

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Okay. I give. WTH is a "vada"?
Must be a regional slang term. I asked my Mexican wife and she never heard of the term.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:04 AM   #13030
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:10 AM   #13031
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I live down here (near Guadalajara), so am used to driving in the city and the country in general and one of my biggest pet peeves is the poor placement of signs, or the lack thereof.



Must be a regional slang term. I asked my Mexican wife and she never heard of the term.
What part of Mexico is your wife from ?
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:15 AM   #13032
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:46 AM   #13033
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Check out the pepper gun Veter has with him

He talks about it in THIS post.

There's a link to the gun embedded in that post.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:24 AM   #13034
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The A-hole (that's with a capital A) cops in Tampico are up to their old tricks, once again.
A friend of mine got nailed earlier this week.
The cops said he ran a red, he said he didn't.
They demanded $7,800 pesos in fines that had to be paid the next day and they were demanding his bike import document. He has traveled quite a bit in Mexico, and all over the world by motorcycle and knows the game so he offered to pay the fine on the spot.
Unfortunately after visiting an ATM he hadn't re-distributed his money and they took his $2,000 peso withdrawl.

We had discussed his route back towards the US and he purposely went up the Mex #180 in order to take advantage of a couple of days of good riding sunshine and warm temps and unfortunately he went through Tampico rather than on the libremiento. The last I had heard, the Tampico cops were being watched by the Mexican marines and the problems with them had pretty much disappeared. Not the case, just a heads up. He's a good guy and he really likes Mexico and he understands that it is a Tampico issue and not an entire Mexico issue. In fact, in the months and miles he has accumulated in total in Mexico, this was the first time he had ever had a problem. He admits his own lacksadasical attitude about re-distributing his cash on hand and he did mention the cops refused to communicate with him in English and he felt they seemed that they could have.
Was this going around the bypass on the western side of town?

Some years ago there were some British RVers that got nailed by the Tampico transitos and were very vocal online. What struck me as halfway funny was that they stayed at the same hotel that I did about 10 days after I had left town so I almost ran I to them.


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Old 02-14-2013, 08:58 AM   #13035
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Ran into this chilango at Alamo bmw ., he said his group of 25 chilango "bmw"riders are coming to Austin GP that they had hire a private security company to provide bodyguards and patrol cars to escort them to the broder . guess they are obessed with bandidos and bandidas too
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