Not logged in [Login - Register]
Go To Bottom

Printable Version  
Author: Subject: Just another day in TJ
Senior Nomad

Posts: 579
Registered: 3-23-2007
Location: tijuana
Member Is Offline

Mood: logic cannot get thru to the illogical

[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 06:59 AM
Just another day in TJ

Living in TJ I see many cars in various states of failure. I'm never much in a hurry while I'm there, so I tend to lend a hand when possible. Having a big diesel, long jumper cables and a tow rope helps quite a bit.

Yesterday, in the rain, I noticed a guy pushing his car UPHILL over a bridge while his wife was behind the wheel, kids in the back. The guy had just given up as it was impossible to get it to the crest. Since this was a bridge, on Via Rapida, there are only 3 traffic lanes and he was in the far right... truck lane - no emergency shoulder.

I pulled about 50 yards ahead and prepped my tow rope. Backed to him. Hooked him up and towed him to the pemex that was a mile or so away.

Feels good helping people that are trying to help themselves. Feels even better nailing the tow right next to the gas pump.

View user's profile
Elite Nomad

Posts: 3795
Registered: 11-19-2002
Location: Yes
Member Is Offline

[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 07:16 AM


Land of the Free because of the Brave!! Support our troops and their loved ones!! Life is too short to drink lousy tequila! Don't sweat the small stuff. "Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference" - Mark Twain
View user's profile
Select Nomad


Posts: 6039
Registered: 4-26-2008
Location: Black Hills, South Dakota/Bahia Asuncion/Ensenad
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 07:25 AM

In Ensenada, this happens a lot. I too carry a tow rope to help out.
But in some of my instances, the driver did not have enough cash for gas, so I help him there also.


Youth is wasted on the young.

House price $99,900, (USD) rental negotiable. Full description in Nomad ads.

(photos in link below)
View user's profile This user has MSN Messenger
Select Nomad

Posts: 10207
Registered: 10-28-2008
Location: La Bocana, BCS
Member Is Offline

[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 07:34 AM

awwwwwwwwwwwwww great thread!

Blanca and Les
Come visit us
View user's profile Visit user's homepage

Posts: 323
Registered: 10-4-2015
Location: Pleasanton/Punta Chivato
Member Is Offline

[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 03:28 PM

Our fav save in Baja were the fish camp guys in PC, their panga got sideways on shore in high surf and the 250 diesel did the job.
View user's profile

  Go To Top


All Content Copyright � 1997- Q87 International; All Rights Reserved.
Powered by XMB; XMB Forum Software © 2001-2014 The XMB Group�

"If it were lush and rich, one could understand the pull, but it is fierce and hostile and sullen. The stone mountains pile up to the sky and there is little fresh water. But we know we must go back if we live, and we don't know why." - Steinbeck, Log from the Sea of Cortez

"People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." - Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D

"You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them or to them." - Malcolm Forbes

"Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you." - Jim Rohn

Thank you to Baja Bound Mexico Insurance Services for your long-term support of the Forums site.

Emergency Baja Contacts Include:

Desert Hawks; El Rosario-based ambulance transport; Emergency #: (616) 103-0262