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Hey all...

I know how we all love, and stay in the El Cortez in San Felipe.

(I just did last weekend, and there's many new employees as a result of what your to read)

I thought this is good info for you all to know; Not to scare, but to keep the word out and make sure you all don't take advantage of how 'nice' and hospitable people are. Just be careful, and remember... it's Mexico!

Date of incident; February 26, 2006

Website explaining tragedy; http://elcortezmotel.com/

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It happened 5 years ago....old news but also good to remind us about the POS govt./ businesses down there

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Ahhh... I guess when the hotel employess told me "Mas O menos cuatro O cinco mes..." They meant "Anos"...

...or maybe, mi espanol was off with the cadillac margs I was havin'. :thumbsup:

*PHEW*

Makes me feel better knowing it was that long ago. It's not funny, but we were not allowing our women to walk the halls alone at night - normally, we don't think toooo much about it. But lately, our guard is up a bit more.

... yes, a good reminder that your not safe really anywhere you rely on someone making pennies for a wage. Better to second guess than trust in that situation.

OK Found it -- March 1999....

Tom, Where'd you find this info...??? How about a link?

I looked and looked, and couldn't find a date.

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Something similar happened at a small hotel up by Yosemite a few years ago. Some psycho killed a mother, her daughter, and there might have been a friend too. You never know where some of these people will show up. Hopefully he got what he deserved.

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Hey all...

I know how we all love, and stay in the El Cortez in San Felipe.

(I just did last weekend, and there's many new employees as a result of what your to read)

I thought this is good info for you all to know; Not to scare, but to keep the word out and make sure you all don't take advantage of how 'nice' and hospitable people are. Just be careful, and remember... it's Mexico!

Date of incident; February 26, 2006

Website explaining tragedy; http://elcortezmotel.com/:

That's a sad tragedy but that could happen at the Hilton in Palm Springs, there are crazy people everywhere, hey Jhonny, what do you mean by: Just be careful, and remember... it's Mexico! it's the 2nd time i've read you wrote that, i live in Ensenada and are a little curious of what you mean by that??

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That's a sad tragedy but that could happen at the Hilton in Palm Springs, there are crazy people everywhere, hey Jhonny, what do you mean by: Just be careful, and remember... it's Mexico! it's the 2nd time i've read you wrote that, i live in Ensenada and are a little curious of what you mean by that??

What that means is...

Most people who have not been to Mexico (young and old alike) don't know the laws of Mexico, nor do some care. So I've seen it more than just a couple times... where people think they're safe and also somewhat lawless... hence they do things they normally wouldn't in the US. And to add to that, they don't know (or don't care) that they're guilty until proven innocent when in Mex... Again, unlike the states. Lastly... ever been hurt on the South side of the border and had to get to the US for treatment?? It's worth my breath to say "be careful... it's Mexico!"

Tell me your not being defensive because you live in Baja?! :thumbsup:

...and I agree, it could happen anywhere. Did you read Len's information? He said to not condone the hotel... so it's not because of Mexico, or the hotel that I posted the thread... but to keep eyes open to possibilities.

How many times have you stayed in a hotel that someone has been murdered at??? Me... let me think... that I know of... 1 (and it's a creepy feeling). But better to know it wasn't this year... and the longer the duration, the better I feel about it. Will I continue to stay there... sure. I love that hotel.

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That's a sad tragedy but that could happen at the Hilton in Palm Springs, there are crazy people everywhere, hey Jhonny, what do you mean by: Just be careful, and remember... it's Mexico! it's the 2nd time i've read you wrote that, i live in Ensenada and are a little curious of what you mean by that??

:ride

I can't really believe you would ask him that :thumbsup:

Remember " IT'S MEXICO"

I think everybody knows exactly what he means. We all like it there but of course...you must be extra careful in any foreign country...right?

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I can't really believe you would ask him that :thumbsup:

Remember " IT'S MEXICO"

I think everybody knows exactly what he means. We all like it there but of course...you must be extra careful in any foreign country...right?

Hey guys, don't get me wrong, like i said, just trying to understand what Johny meant, that's all!!! im not being defensive because i live here!! not at all, and java, excuse me but i didn't understood what he meant, that's why i asked!!!

Hey Jhonny, see ya on the trail sometime!!

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Over 7 years ago is really digging and to say it it happened in Feb 2006- come on

Most people I know feel safer in Mex than in the US.

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No worries Koko... :thumbsup:

Maybe you'll ride the Sahisa ride coming up?! I love those... out of Ensenada... Great ride, great food, great ride buddies...

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No worries Koko... :thumbsup:

Maybe you'll ride the Sahisa ride coming up?! I love those... out of Ensenada... Great ride, great food, great ride buddies...

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Whats that Johnny, Sahisa ride? Steny

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Hope to meet ya" Jhonny!!

The sahisa rides are 2 rides organized by some local riders, 1 in june, another in december, it's about 100 miles per ride in 1 day, in december we were about 350 riders, quads, bikes, pilots, starts around 10 am, get back to sahisa at around 1-2pm for tacos, beer and a whole lot of bench racing!! cost is around 35.00 dlls i think, with tshirt, tacos and beer included, sahisa is the gas station on 9th street, across the street from Napa autoparts..

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Exactly Koko... Thanks for address Steny.

Steny, it's damn fun is what it is....!!!

Last ride, I rode my newly rebuilt XR. And I know it's a "RIDE"... however, I like to think it's a race (with me and my buds racing against each other)...

This last time, I got a flat at mile 55 and had to get on the highway at mile 62 or so... then ride my rear flat back to Ensenada. Man, that bummed me out too as I was catching my buddy (Steve) who was in front of me, and in front of the whole pack of 300+ riders. The year before... I rode in and thought I was lost... as I rode in as the 1st guy back to the Sahisa station.

It's also called something else... Let me find a link for ya.... here ya go;

PASEO DE FIN DE AÑO or TAMAYOS.

Here's a link to the last ride... in the TT forums with some pics;

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=313465&page=1&pp=20

...Enjoy

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Sounds fun. Thanks. You dont have to be street legal do you? :thumbsup:

Nope. ... and more to the story.... It's a group that marks off 100 (or so) miles from Ensenada... and back to Ensenada. They even get you out of Ensenada with police escort! It's a cool operation. Last time out, We beat the gas truck to the first stop... so I had to stop and borrow some (from a friendly guy) on my way back. Cool deal with GREAT food after the ride, and all you can guzzle beer/soda... :thumbsup:

You should do next one... they are a lot of fun.

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