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Old 04-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #14686
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:08 PM   #14687
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:10 PM   #14688
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Kudos to you, SOG, for knowing better (although you were fun to be around once we got past the Border ).
lol. You had your moments, too, brother.

I know myself pretty well. And I know I'm not likely to change. No moto tours or classes or lessons in my future. Pretty content with that, too. (Oh, I know there is plenty left for me to learn. I just have no interest in learning it.)


I hate border crossings and the fact that I don't speak Spanish just adds to the "fun" of crossing into Mexico. I also hate all airports, hospitals, and train stations. Truth be told, I would visit Mexico far more often if there were an express "pay quadruple the price" line. In fact, I would gladly hire a professional "expediter" every time. (So if any of you border locals want a side business, there may well be others that would pay an "expediting" fee.)

As to the ex-Pancho Villa gang, the friend who has the highly negative report on one of his tours is an independent, opinionated rider. In fact, I believe his positive experiences are the outlier. He just got exceedingly lucky on his Copper Canyon tour and ended up with a bunch of hard charging Euro bikers, hell bent for adventure, and got a guide who loosened the reins. A bunch. Might have just dropped them. ;)

Hmmmm. My personality and somebody telling me what to do and/or how to do it? Yeah. That's probably not the best idea. For either side. Historically, that hasn't worked out real well.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #14689
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Nah Jick, maybe too much coffee in the AM but no cocktails, I just fall asleep after those. Thanks for pointing out the moral dilemma of my position and statement. The party in question has every right to be ignorant but he does not have any particular right to blatantly display his ignorance. I realize that not everyone can afford the free education that is provided to most of us in the US of A. It is also not the first time that you have taken it upon yourself to bring me up short for my faults. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa but I have worked hard to be a, hopefully, intelligent curmudgeon. What have you done for the world lately?
Your attack on the character of Rebel Yell just didn't jive with your comment about getting along. You may possibly be accurate in your characterization, but it doesn't really foster an open and welcoming discussion does it? This is an internet forum. Nothing more. Yes there are regular posters who share their knowledge and opinions more frequently than others. Thats fine, but other folks just pop by from time to time and enjoy the odd post. Lets not assassinate them because we don't agree with what they have to say or they don't in your opinion know enough about the "real Mexico". Thats what they invented high school for You are indeed an "intelligent curmudgeon" and I envy your writing skills and for the most part enjoy reading your posts.
As for what have i done for the world lately. I invested in and rebuilt numerous businesses which I still own. I employ approximately 225 people. Payroll is somewhere in the vicinity of $700,000 per month. My employees all have health care and dental coverage. During the recession I didn't lay off my employees and we managed the businesses through the rough waters and now are looking on the bright side of life.
I give time and or money to charities of my choosing, friends, and family. Outside of that i ride my motorcycles, read "Is Mexico Safe" and stay humble(IMHO). You asked! I'm not looking for a fight nor to make enemies. Life's too short for that. Anything further should go to PM. Peace
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #14690
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. Truth be told, I would visit Mexico far more often if there were an express "pay quadruple the price" line. In fact, I would gladly hire a professional "expediter" every time. l

There was some sort of expedited lane at the Reynosa/Hildalgo crossing that was very, very seldom used. Beyond that I couldn't tell you but you can get per-cleared on the US side somehow.

In Laredo everyone expects motorcycles to work their way to the front of the line, even if that means riding against traffic in the wrong lane.

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Old 04-09-2013, 06:56 PM   #14691
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[QUOTE=slowoldguy;21148894]lol. You had your moments, too, brother.



I hate border crossings and the fact that I don't speak Spanish just adds to the "fun" of crossing into Mexico. I also hate all airports, hospitals, and train stations. Truth be told, I would visit Mexico far more often if there were an express "pay quadruple the price" line. In fact, I would gladly hire a professional "expediter" every time. (So if any of you border locals want a side business, there may well be others that would pay an "expediting" fee.)


SOG....I know what you mean.....I imported both of my bikes mainly because I hate going through the border waltz....last July coming through Janos (which is where I have always had the worst time interning) the guard went to the back of my bike, saw my Mexican plate, and pushed me through faster than I could get my paperwork out
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:56 PM   #14692
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Not to hijack the discussion, but I have never heard any of my Mexican friends used the Spanish equivalent of the word 'hate' in conversation. Instead you will hear 'no me gusta', and that translates to 'I do not like'.

So I pulled out my Barron's 501 Spanish verbs book and looked up 'hate'. Not one of the top 501 Spanish verbs listed, however, in the index there is a cross reference to 'detestar' and 'odiar'. Maybe in other areas of Mexico, those verbs are used, but in these parts not.

Always found that interesting for some reason, just another difference in culture I suppose.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:59 PM   #14693
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[QUOTE=rockymountainoyster;21147196]...after spending a cold and foodless night in the ruins of a mining town.QUOTE]

Hell, RockyO, I've done that in mining towns where the mines were still operating!

For the record, there is no fee for tours in Veracruz. It's like the old Pythagorean brotherhood, we actually give you a choice of good whiskies just for showing up!

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Old 04-09-2013, 08:02 PM   #14694
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lol. Kiko. I have other words, too. I despise and detest and loathe border crossings. Any of those make the verb list?
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:06 PM   #14695
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Not to hijack the discussion, but I have never heard any of my Mexican friends used the Spanish equivalent of the word 'hate' in conversation. Instead you will hear 'no me gusta', and that translates to 'I do not like'.

So I pulled out my Barron's 501 Spanish verbs book and looked up 'hate'. Not one of the top 501 Spanish verbs listed, however, in the index there is a cross reference to 'detestar' and 'odiar'. Maybe in other areas of Mexico, those verbs are used, but in these parts not.

Always found that interesting for some reason, just another difference in culture I suppose.
Kiko, you are correct. "Odio" is used with reservation throughout the Spanish-speaking world. When it is used, things usually don't end nicely.

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lol. Kiko. I have other words, too. I despise and detest and loathe border crossings. Any of those make the verb list?
I like border crossings into Mexico. To me it's an uplifting event. It's a crossing, it's an arrival.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:38 PM   #14696
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I like border crossings into Mexico. To me it's an uplifting event. It's a crossing, it's an arrival.
:Huh Uplifting?

As I think most everybody knew, I was not commenting on the actual crossing of the border. That part has always been relatively simple ( although it appears at Pharr that red/green light sensors are not set for motorcycles) . It is the permitting part that I hate. And I can't imagine that part would be uplifting. To anybody.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #14697
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:Huh Uplifting?

As I think most everybody knew, I was not commenting on the actual crossing of the border. That part has always been relatively simple ( although it appears at Pharr that red/green light sensors are not set for motorcycles) . It is the permitting part that I hate. And that part ain't uplifting.
Permitting has always been easy for me. I do it via internet, then get the tourist card when I cross. No problemo. Have never had an issue.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:42 PM   #14698
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:01 PM   #14699
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The tone around here has become really unpleasant. Can we go back to hating on loose donkeys and high-altitude topes instead of each other?

This isn't "Is the "is Mexico safe" forum, safe?" (I really have no idea how to punctuate that properly) but you get the drift.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:31 PM   #14700
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The tone around here has become really unpleasant. Can we go back to hating on loose donkeys and high-altitude topes instead of each other?

This isn't "Is the "is Mexico safe" forum, safe?" (I really have no idea how to punctuate that properly) but you get the drift.
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