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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-30-2013, 10:40 AM
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Posted By Bitburger
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/3903531851.h...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/3903531851.html

2006 Wee-Vstrom set up for dirt camping
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,445
Posted By Bitburger
Dirtdiver, I am starting to think that you need...

Dirtdiver, I am starting to think that you need to give fair warning to fellow riders that they should choose another navigator. :deal

When we rode together and got lost, I thought we both...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,346
Posted By Bitburger
Great pics and video

Those sand traps look like a lot of work for a big bike. Heck, they look like hard work for a smaller bike:rofl

Dirtdiver, I told you that all the practice from pushing me and my fat pig through...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 307,607
Posted By Bitburger
Fantastic!

This is the best report I have read. Wonderful in every way.

Thanks for putting it together.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 06-01-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,086
Posted By Bitburger
Coffee Break Spanish

I like the short Coffee Break Spanish podcasts, available through itunes. They are free and you can put them on the SD card as MP3s.

My only negative issue is the time to book with a 4G card. ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
Trip Summary

It was a great trip for me.

The route was a sampler tour of Baja which gave me a little taste of many of the very different parts. If you haven't been to Baja before, which I haven't in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
And on the way home

We camped just off the access road to Santa Rosalita, just north of Guerra Negra. Note there is another checkpoint just north of Villa Jesus Maria. Because we were close to the Pacific coast, it...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
There were quite a few large birds throughout the...

There were quite a few large birds throughout the trip. While it was a little unsettling to see a bunch of vultures circling over me when I started through thick sand areas, they are fun to watch. ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
On the way north past the Bay of Conception,...

On the way north past the Bay of Conception, there was a fair amount of highway construction. It got very warm when we were stopped.
http://home.comcast.net/%7Emark.whiteside/pwpimages/PICT0135.JPG
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
There were a fair amount of comments about...

There were a fair amount of comments about Dirtdiver in his body armor. One lady calling him Buzz as in Buzz lightyear. With the Shoei helmet, I thought he looked more like Darth Varder when on the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
There are an amazing number of abandoned...

There are an amazing number of abandoned structures all over Mexico. Some we figured to be seasonal ranch houses or fishermen houses but many are just mysteriously abandoned. It's odd.:huh
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
Scorpion Bay Pics

http://home.comcast.net/%7Emark.whiteside/pwpimages/PICT0108.JPG

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Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
Cabo Pulma to Scorpion Bay

Leaving Cabo Pulma, we headed North on Mexico 1 back through the desert to Cuidad Insurgentes. From there we broke toward the west coast on a poorly maintained and deeply potholed road to La...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
East Cape, Cabo Pulmo

Unlike most of the other areas of Baja, there was fencing all along the dirt road getting to Cabo Pulma.
http://home.comcast.net/%7Emark.whiteside/pwpimages/PICT0082.JPG

Very little opportunity...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
Loreto to Todos Santos

As a heads up, Loreto has Bank/ATM, pharmacia, a supermarket but little for motorcycle service. The main brands are Honda and Yamaha with BMW, Harley, Kawasaki and Suzuki following. The recommended...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
Off to Loreto

Our shortest day of the trip, we puttered down the Sea of Cortez with the beautiful scenery.
http://home.comcast.net/%7Emark.whiteside/pwpimages/PICT0062.JPG
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Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
to Punta Abreojos and Punta Chivato

We broke camp and hugged to coastline south to Punta Abreojos.

The coastline was spectacular with graded dirt roads or sand tracks. The washboards is where I noticed a dramatic difference with...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
Punta Eugenia, Bahai Tortuga, y Asuncion

The next day we moved to dirt with getting out to the fishing village at Punta Eugenia, stopping to camp south of Asuncion. This may have been my favorite campsite of the trip because it was so...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
Into Baja Sur

The Pacific coast was surprisingly cold and I was wearing every layer of hot weather clothes I brought. I had left all my cold weather gear in the States assuming I wouldn't need it.
Once we moved...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
Heading south across the border

We crossed at Tijuana early in the morning and used the toll roads south to Ensinada. We filled gas, got ATM cash, and had breakfast before heading south on Mexico 1. This was expected to be the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
Weestrom loaded up

Coming down on the scenic I-5, changing from rain gear to sun gear. It is a 1300 mile slog that has few redeeming attractions. That said it isn't tough and I can make it either way in a day and a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bitburger
Starting out from Seattle

As Dirtdiver has already outlined the plan, I'll fill in some of the details. I started from Seattle on a Weestom. I had ordered some TKC80s for a shop in Orange county and my plan was to ride down...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,206
Posted By Bitburger
Ultimate Ears 700 review

Here is a recent Ultimate Ears 700 review with comments on the q-Jay as well.
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/ultimate-ears-700-noise-isolating-earphones/
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 68,010
Posted By Bitburger
Great report!

Wonderful pictures and engaging story.
:clapThanks for the maps as well:-)
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 21,400
Posted By Bitburger
Fantastic pictures!:clap A stunning part of...

Fantastic pictures!:clap

A stunning part of the country as long as it doesn't get too hot.
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,761
Posted By Bitburger
Great report!

Great pics, good weather, and several potential problems averted.
This is my kind of trip.:freaky Nice to see Mrs. DD chip in on the report.

How many miles did you cover below the border?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-11-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 17,406
Posted By Bitburger
Good to see you back Steve. Now let's see some...

Good to see you back Steve. Now let's see some pictures. Did you give that new KTM any inaugural scratches or dents?
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,635
Posted By Bitburger
Whoa! The buddy system would have been a good...

Whoa! The buddy system would have been a good idea. Preferably a strong one that could lift the bike by themselves so you would have time for a beer. :freaky

Those road rutts look vicious.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-20-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,723
Posted By Bitburger
I'll try to make it occasionally as well. I need...

I'll try to make it occasionally as well. I need some replacement v-strom parts and I figure to pull them off your bike while you are inside drinking.:evil
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 22,158
Posted By Bitburger
Good fun to read what sounds like a great trip. ...

Good fun to read what sounds like a great trip.

Thanks.:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,902
Posted By Bitburger
Hltopper, Absolutely I remember seeing you...

Hltopper,

Absolutely I remember seeing you in Batopilas! At times 4 wheels would have been fun.
It is a beautiful area to visit regardless of how you get there....except for maybe the train,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,902
Posted By Bitburger
Mike955i, For a do-it-all bike with a...

Mike955i,

For a do-it-all bike with a highway bias, the Vstrom is hard to beat. Getting from Seattle to Creel was a joy on it and I didn't have trouble doing 600 and 700 mile days back to back.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,347
Posted By Bitburger
Great pictures of Oregon. Nice shiny bike.:clap

Great pictures of Oregon. Nice shiny bike.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,902
Posted By Bitburger
Thanks Lone Rider for the comments. In...

Thanks Lone Rider for the comments.

In answers, San Bernardo isn't much. There is a small tienda for packaged food but no visible gas or restaurant. Within 10 miles, there is a collection of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,902
Posted By Bitburger
That is way too strong. Your bike was a pig and...

That is way too strong. Your bike was a pig and you wore yourself out riding it in a situation it was not designed for. Now I realize why you were not worried about spiders. :lol3 :lol3

Like...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,902
Posted By Bitburger
I seem to remember that the river looked harder...

I seem to remember that the river looked harder to cross and we didn't discuss it much. Perhaps we should have:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,902
Posted By Bitburger
Pasty, Patsy, Patsy, Where were you when we...

Pasty, Patsy, Patsy,

Where were you when we so casually started out? We could have used an actual navigator:bow


In fairness, the locals warned us, I just didn't listen and I got in over my...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,902
Posted By Bitburger
Trip end and summary

The rest of the trip wrapped up quick. We were across the border at Mexicali in early afternoon and I went directly to the dealer to have them re-mount my street tires for the trip north to Seattle....
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,902
Posted By Bitburger
I couldn't figure out where else to put this bunt...

I couldn't figure out where else to put this bunt it was interesting to me.
Some of the towns put down a cobblestone surface. This was to keep down dust I presume.

Interesting because I though...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,902
Posted By Bitburger
Holy crap, I'm glad that's done

:D
The road of next day was somewhat anticlimactic. The eastern (Sonora) side of the pass was clearly better than the Chihuahua aide and we camped at the divide. Sure I fell a couple more times...
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