Maverick Mexicans

This video is worth posting on its own merits. They are brave/foolhardy young chaps, that’s for sure. Watch it to the end – just when you think you’ve seen the most dangerous jump, there’s another around the corner. I actually came across it on Facebook. There’s a uniformed chap at the end that tells us this is in Mexico. But one very sharp eyed Facebook Friend named the very place it’s shot. Care to take a guess where?

Edit: Darnit, the video shows where it was filmed. No need to guess. I now have a new adventure sport to do when I return… 🙂

15 thoughts on “Maverick Mexicans

  1. I am sorry Gary but I can’t understand young men (or old ones) and their fascination with risking life and limb (you don’t see many women exhibiting this behavior) It may be a rush but the consequences can be so terrible. I have a son-in-law who was a thrill seeker and heavily into contact sports. he has two herniated discs and will not be able to hold his child in his arms once she gets heavier than 10K. It should be considered because accidents DO happen.

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    1. I remember imy youth – there were a few unnecessary risks taken for no reason other than the rush and, of course, to show off to friends. I’m now at an age where I’ve generally become risk adverse. I’ll leave it to the young ‘uns. But I must confess, the sort of stuff those guys in the video do…it is impressive! And to their credit, they are wearing all the right gear.

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  2. writinfrommerida is probably right. I’m almost sure that few women would try this although some are trying to show that anything a guy can do they can do it just as well or better. Don’t take this personally but guys are idiots! I should know. 🙂

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  3. They are truly qualified nuts. Of course when you have twins this turn out to be a the least double trouble.I wonder what followed? Were they able to finish the job, that is commit suicide once the authorities were out of the way?

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    1. I believe it’s an annual event, but I could be wrong. If I’m right, I’ll try and get there one day. Although, did you see where some of those spectators placed themselves?? Extreme Spectating has been invented… 🙂

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  4. OK, that was one of the *COOLEST* videos I’ve seen in a *LONG* time. Thanks for posting it. For me, it represents a lot of what I love about Mexico: people free to do crazy things that bring them joy; and beautiful pueblos mágicos.

    And I would have guessed it was Taxco, since I’ve been there. It’s one of my favorite places in Mexico, actually. And conveniently only an hour and a half or so from DF.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where while watching this video we thought, “If US building codes applied to Taxco when it was built, no one would ever want to go there.”

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    1. OK, I have to confess. I’ve watched that video about five times now, in full screen. If I keep my face close to the screen, I can pretend I’m doing this ride. Wow!!! Now you’ve planted a dangerous idea in my mind…

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      1. I’d like to have a go at it. Just not at the speed they do it. And I might by pass one or two of those jumps!

        And I see what you’re doing there amigo….putting up a stout defence of your ‘Most Comments Crown’ already! 🙂

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