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Old 03-07-2012, 01:26 PM   #16
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I think I went through one of them many years back. The guy sure did not look like any "official", did not show me any badge either.

Just pulled a 45 out of his pocket so I could see it, then put it back in....!

$20.00....bargained down to $10.00.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:31 PM   #17
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if there is no rope, just give a friendly wave and hammer it.
I'm laid up in the sling with a nasty bug or I'd look for it harder, but somewhere on ADV is the story of a rider who saw the rope, thought about it for 1/4 sec, and hammered it anyways

Like this:

"They", of course, dropped the rope.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:03 PM   #18
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Going thru Mex City.
Fed cop working the stop lights by hand & watching for tourist.
Green to Red w/ yellow lasting at a near 1/4 second.........155 USD on the spot

You deserve what ever you get from that shit hole of a country, as soon as you leave the US.
The more I hear of their criminally corrupt behavor of the Mexican Police at all levels, the more I smile.
I hear the red light cameras in California and Toledo Ohio are just as bad.
Just imagine if they got cameras in Chicago!
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:09 PM   #19
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I figure if they have a gun its a legitimate stop.

Schizzman and I ran into a couple crazy young horses running a roadblock outside of Real de Catorce. We stopped and waited. That's pretty much it for my roadblock stories.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #20
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Desperados collecting pesos for kindergarden supplies..



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Old 03-07-2012, 02:40 PM   #21
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Desperados collecting pesos for kindergarden supplies..


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Old 03-08-2012, 07:58 AM   #22
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I ALWAYS give whatever change I have in my pockets to these so called false checkpoints. I love Mexico and am very glad to help these people out in the small towns.

In over 40 years of traveling in Mexico I've never seen a Federal Policia try to get mordida. City/local cops absolutely. The "Federales" apparently changed back in 1998 or 99 when the Federal Highway patrol merged with other Federal law enforcement groups. I had met a Federal Highway Policia back in 97 who claimed they all had college degrees. I believe him.

I was stopped at a military check in Baja at the Hwy 5 & Hwy 3 junction a couple of months ago when a Federal Policia came into the check point and was also searched!!!! No love lost between the Marines in Baja and the police I guess.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:37 AM   #23
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Some folks are confusing local charity collections as "check points
. A check point would have something to do with questions about documents of travel- not the state of your bank account in which case you are dealing with bandidos, not a checkpoint.
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Some of the charity collections are more legit than others, some ar heartbreaking stories of folks needing money for a lifesaving operation, others are blatant plays on emotion by folks unwilling to seek employment of any kind , then still others are obviously folks in dire straits as a legless person sitting in wheelchair .
You could give away the entire budget if you were very softhearted. I kind of limit myself to giving a bit to the really obvious,truly tough cases and the Red Cross on the premise that they will sort it out for the true needful cases.The red Cross runs several national collection days each year when you see them out in force all over .They give each donor a small sticker to put on the windshield so the next collectors will just wave you on unless you insist on giving some more.

At an army checkpoint on the mainland I once witnessed a Federal P olice cruiser who atempted to drive around the lineup. He did not succeed- the commanding officer gave a barked order and the "spike belt" was whipped out giving the cop two instant flat tires.No scene ensued, the cop was on the radio immediately, probably just getting the service truck to come ouHe knew he should not have tried to pull rank , sort of good to know that the army was following the protocol of Everybody STOP. .
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #24
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Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

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Old 03-10-2012, 01:02 PM   #25
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:47 PM   #26
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I almost took out a chained one these in Ecuador. I saw it too late on a mining road, I had the brakes locked and the lady ran over to drop before I hit it. phew!
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:52 PM   #27
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I always stock pile extra monedas for the charities, Red Cross and other groups collecting money on the road. Most are legit, IMO. The few that may not be ... hey, I'm giving 5 to 10 pesos at each one. Big deal. I owe so much to the many blatant acts of random kindness shown to me by Mexicans ... it is the very least I could do. I could never repay them, but I will try.

As Motoqueros we should do what we can to make a good impression. We are ambassadors for our little group. People notice, people see your generosity ... or lack of. Your actions might just help out the next Moto traveler, 'ya never know.

Baja last November, the military guys searched me too a couple times. Always pretty friendly ... but all business. I always try to be friendly and keep the banter up. When they ask what's in the panniers ... I always say, "Cerveza, quieres uno?" Always gets a laugh or smile.

Funny thing is the military never check I.D's or vehicle paper work. Many Mexicans are running non registered cars ... but the Army don't worry about that. Yet. I hope they never do.

If it was the USA, they'd privatize the whole operation ... then run every plate and every ID and be hauling folks off like Cattle to Private, for profit prisons.

I'm so ready to make the permanent jump South.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:38 AM   #28
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If you dont want to go, dont go. No need to preach about it to the rest of us.
Not going.........Not preaching..............just expressing my opinion!
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:18 PM   #29
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Not going.........Not preaching..............just expressing my opinion!
Is your "opinion" based on any empirical evidence or actual "in country" time? Or simply ignorant ethnocentrism, Racism and hearsay?

Or do you rely on your local "news" source for "facts" about Mexico?
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:46 PM   #30
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