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Old 09-18-2012, 04:53 AM   #21
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Lemme get this straight, you're offering a free place to stay and nice motorcycles to ride, for free, to any stranger that sees this posting and can afford to get down there?


Not trying to be a jerk, but I'm usually skeptical about something that sounds too good to be true...what is your motivation for doing this?
Probably running a human organ harvesting operation.

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Old 09-18-2012, 05:36 AM   #22
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Can't afford to come to Oregon anymore...too many speeding tickets! (Happen to know a good attorney?!) Was able to check my speed limiter on my ZX-14 in Mexico.


wish I could find the time to come to Mexico.

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:16 AM   #23
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Old Man Lee is just a nice guy. First time I met him was picking him up at 6am to help me get a bike that flew off 99 up by Windy Ridge. He just wanted to help even though he was not on the ride at all. The help was much appreciated as we had to use a come-along to bring the bike straight up a 60 foot embankment. Glad to see your still breaking the speed limit Lee!

Jerry

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:43 AM   #24
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Awesome! I may have to take you up on this some time.

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:53 PM   #25
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I went down to Mexico February 2-9 with Tornaido to ride bikes with Lee. If I had to use one word to summarize our trip it would have to be AMAZING!!! The weather was sunny and 85 degrees on average. Lee and his wife were more than accommodating and very cool people.

We went riding five out of the seven days we were down there. Lee obeys all traffic laws pertaining to speed and passing. In spite of what you may think about Mexico the roads are in very good condition and very fast. Maybe a bit too fast cause the federal police pulled us over once.

If you have the chance to go visit I would strongly suggest it cause you won't be disappointed.

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:15 PM   #26
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Jealous! One of these days I'll have to take Lee up on this...one of these days...

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Old 02-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #27
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It was outta control, possibly the best trip of my life. Lee, thanks again if you're reading this, I had a blast. You were beyond generous. Thank you for letting us ride your bikes. You're a boss.

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Old 02-16-2013, 08:01 AM   #28
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What's the catch?
If you have to ask..

But to name a couple things...

"Mexican Insurance", if you don't know what this is... you haven't been to Mexico.. but its essentially a "tool" for avoiding being bothered by the Federalis. Its quite bluntly, a bribe of sorts and be prepared to grease many palms if you plan on traveling on any major highways for any serious length of time. You'll become quite ok with this.. once you see their guns.

Gas quality in Mexico is hit and miss.. and sometimes hard to find, or its just not available to you (the tourist gringo).

Anywhere there are a lot of kids running out in a market area, you'll likely get pick pocketed unless you make it obvious you don't keep your wallet (and money) in easily accessible places.


That said, I went to a place that roughly translates to the "Blow Hole", and bought some of the most badass handmade glass figurines I've ever seen, had one of the best dog meat tacos ever in a tiny and extremely poor town.. If you can mentally lose your entitlements as an American, Mexico is a very fun place. (My purpose was volunteer work at an orphanage). I'd go back if the opportunity and circumstances presented themselves.. I'm a foodie.. I'm good at negotiating down bribes.. I loved Mexico, in spite of itself.

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Old 02-17-2013, 06:39 AM   #29
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If you have to ask..

But to name a couple things...

"Mexican Insurance", if you don't know what this is... you haven't been to Mexico.. but its essentially a "tool" for avoiding being bothered by the Federalis. Its quite bluntly, a bribe of sorts and be prepared to grease many palms if you plan on traveling on any major highways for any serious length of time. You'll become quite ok with this.. once you see their guns.

Gas quality in Mexico is hit and miss.. and sometimes hard to find, or its just not available to you (the tourist gringo).

Anywhere there are a lot of kids running out in a market area, you'll likely get pick pocketed unless you make it obvious you don't keep your wallet (and money) in easily accessible places.


That said, I went to a place that roughly translates to the "Blow Hole", and bought some of the most badass handmade glass figurines I've ever seen, had one of the best dog meat tacos ever in a tiny and extremely poor town.. If you can mentally lose your entitlements as an American, Mexico is a very fun place. (My purpose was volunteer work at an orphanage). I'd go back if the opportunity and circumstances presented themselves.. I'm a foodie.. I'm good at negotiating down bribes.. I loved Mexico, in spite of itself.
I can't speak for your experience but mine was a bit different. The town Lee lives in is very safe. There are a lot of retired Americans and Canadians living there. I never felt unsafe or like I was going to be pick pocketed. Tornaido and I went out at night and came home very late and never did we feel threatened. As far as gas goes all gas is distributed by the government at stations called Pemex. They have regular and super and we never had a problem with being able to buy gas. We did get pulled over by the federal police but didn't need to pay a bribe. Maybe we had a honest cop and there are dishonest ones out there but we didn't experience that.

on the food.

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Old 02-17-2013, 12:57 PM   #30
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8 Lives and Tornaido:

Rest assured that the Corona distributor has restocked our town since you left!

I went for a ride this morning with Gilberto. Damn cold...70 degrees. Glad I had my leathers.

Enjoyed being your riding companion and Mexico guide.

P.S. As for the gas in Mexico, most of it comes from the U.S. There is only one refinery in Mexico, so raw oil gets shipped to the U.S. for refining, then comes back.

(Del: Our racetrack has been repaved. The road to Autlan is all new. You need to come back down and ride.)

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Old 02-17-2013, 10:10 PM   #31
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If you have to ask..

But to name a couple things...

"Mexican Insurance", if you don't know what this is... you haven't been to Mexico.. but its essentially a "tool" for avoiding being bothered by the Federalis. Its quite bluntly, a bribe of sorts and be prepared to grease many palms if you plan on traveling on any major highways for any serious length of time. You'll become quite ok with this.. once you see their guns.

Gas quality in Mexico is hit and miss.. and sometimes hard to find, or its just not available to you (the tourist gringo).

Anywhere there are a lot of kids running out in a market area, you'll likely get pick pocketed unless you make it obvious you don't keep your wallet (and money) in easily accessible places.


That said, I went to a place that roughly translates to the "Blow Hole", and bought some of the most badass handmade glass figurines I've ever seen, had one of the best dog meat tacos ever in a tiny and extremely poor town.. If you can mentally lose your entitlements as an American, Mexico is a very fun place. (My purpose was volunteer work at an orphanage). I'd go back if the opportunity and circumstances presented themselves.. I'm a foodie.. I'm good at negotiating down bribes.. I loved Mexico, in spite of itself.
You're nothing more than another ignorant fuck that has little clue what you're talking about.

!!! Please, stay in the US and keep your uneducated mouth shut in regards to international travel.

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8 Lives and Tornaido:

Rest assured that the Corona distributor has restocked our town since you left!

I went for a ride this morning with Gilberto. Damn cold...70 degrees. Glad I had my leathers.

Enjoyed being your riding companion and Mexico guide.

P.S. As for the gas in Mexico, most of it comes from the U.S. There is only one refinery in Mexico, so raw oil gets shipped to the U.S. for refining, then comes back.

(Del: Our racetrack has been repaved. The road to Autlan is all new. You need to come back down and ride.)
Wife and I are looking to head back down to Bucerias as we routinely do for a few weeks, and may be interested in driving down to check things out down your way if you're open to guests. Probably May or June, have a few projects to finish up at work first.

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:35 PM   #32
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8 Lives and Tornaido:

Rest assured that the Corona distributor has restocked our town since you left!

I went for a ride this morning with Gilberto. Damn cold...70 degrees. Glad I had my leathers.

Enjoyed being your riding companion and Mexico guide.

P.S. As for the gas in Mexico, most of it comes from the U.S. There is only one refinery in Mexico, so raw oil gets shipped to the U.S. for refining, then comes back.

(Del: Our racetrack has been repaved. The road to Autlan is all new. You need to come back down and ride.)

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Old 02-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #33
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hey guy si am new to this site i would like to make new friends and i like to let you know guys i do paint jobs on cars and motorcycles if some body need me just let me know i am a guy from mexico city thanks 971-506-5320 agustin my friends call me lobo

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Old 09-30-2013, 04:27 PM   #34
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You've probably seen our post on looking for a mechanic for our sport bikes here in Mexico, in exchange for a one-week vacation. It appears we have someone interested and qualified.

With the response we've had from riders on PNWRiders, we would like to extend an invitation for anyone who wants to come to Mexico. We will furnish a place to stay and the motorcycle to ride. Your expense would be airfare to Manzanillo, Mexico.

We're on the same latitude as Hawaii. We have a large guest suite, and three bikes to ride. Best months are November - April.

These photos show the house and bikes (a little 750 GSXR, a ZX-10R and a ZX-14).





Looks like a dream vacation for motorcyclists

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Old 10-03-2013, 02:00 PM   #35
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I love Mexico having traveled down there a lot with my family when I was growing up. I must do this...and a week or so of dirt biking in Baja. What a great offer.

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Old 10-04-2013, 06:21 AM   #36
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Aww man I wish I seen this post three months ago... I was down in manzanillo from June thru August. Would have loved to ride there. So many twistys.

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