by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Friday, October 13, 2017, 07:54 (398 days ago)

it occurred to me yesterday, after a trip downtown Z, that there are no old men riding motorcycles. Why?

Hint: Reminds me of old saying in the flying business, there are old pilots and there are bod pilots but the are no old, bold pilots.



by Curly! ⌂, Great Pacific Northwet, Friday, October 13, 2017, 08:02 (398 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

I'm 66, is that old? Been riding all my adult life. The difference between riding, and riding safely, is awareness. A lot of people are not entirely cognizant of what is going on around them, even when sitting in a chair. Those are the riders that you may not see getting old.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Friday, October 13, 2017, 08:57 (398 days ago) @ Curly!

Agreed. In all my time in Mexico I have seen, maybe, 5 riders wearing a helmet. They consistently violate every rule of safety from speeding to driving down the street at high speeds, pass at high speeds down the yellow dotted line between lanes, you name it, they do it often with multiple violations.

'By and large riders in U.S. (Canada also?) abide by the rules of the road and practice defensive driving.


by Mexalberta @, Friday, October 13, 2017, 09:14 (398 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

Gave it up.Decided if I die covered in scabs I want them to be from the sun because I drifted out to sea.


by Canadian Rainbirds ⌂ @, Victoria BC and Zihuatanejo, Sunday, October 22, 2017, 01:48 (389 days ago) @ Mexalberta

I have ridden my e-bike from Playa La Ropa to Playa Past Playa Linda at least once every year and several times a year from La Ropa to Centro and back, no problems. HInts: Good flashing LED lights front and back preferably flashing or stronbes (Yes even in the bright sunshine)bright clothing (vest etc). Own the road! Don's hug the curb, they'll run you into it. Leave yourself enough room to move to the right if you have to. Use arm signals and make eye contact. I have found most drivers, even Taxistas, to be courteous esp. if you make eye contact.


by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Sunday, October 22, 2017, 01:59 (389 days ago) @ Canadian Rainbirds

Curious, what kind of E-bike do you take to Zihua and how do you get it there?