Northern Mexico Safety, drug wars, etc.
Howdy. Been away for a while, hope everybody has been well.
A friend and myself are going to to Mexico to ride around for 3 weeks in September. I am wondering if any of you have had issues with the whole drug war thing? We were thinking about crossing over in Presido, heading down to Creel, then maybe pop over to Guymas on the pacific side, then figure it out from there. I've got a buddy in Zacatecus, so my guess is we'd cut over that way, then head back through Aguas Calientes, then Chiuaua, back home.
I've been 4 times now, never had any issues. My only concern now is the whole drug war thing. I've heard the banditos are having impromptu road blocks and doing who knows what. Anybody been down that way recently? I don't think I'm going to let it stop me, but I'd sure appreciate some tips from anybody who's been around those parts as of recent.