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Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,352,608
Posted By Ratman
Thanks Scrambler......I'm getting some good...

Thanks Scrambler......I'm getting some good information at that website.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,352,608
Posted By Ratman
Cam specs?

I had an NX250 a few years back. Got it in Maine and rode it back to San Diego. Just one hitch as the spark box went out in Lincoln Nebraska....but other than that.

....but my question is where...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-08-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,795
Posted By Ratman
You've just about covered the important stuff...

You've just about covered the important stuff with you daily list. Good luck on your adventure.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-18-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,076
Posted By Ratman
"Why We Ride"

"Why We Ride" Movie trailer......expires May 19th

https://vimeo.com/127625521

I thought it would be seen by most people on the 'Ride Reports' Page....don't know that this post belomgs here.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-12-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Foot dragger, I remember you guys, and that sweet...

Foot dragger, I remember you guys, and that sweet van. It was fun BSing around the fire.

Ouch about the collarbone. Damn Baja roads can get the best of a fellow. My own shoulder is a fractured...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-11-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 128,549
Posted By Ratman
Tire change

Asure, you have made a huge jump in my admiration for you. I've been changing tires by hand for 50 years ever since I started racing the Baja back in 1970. At that time I was a 190lb strong man.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-07-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
The Aftermath

Yep, that's one of the good ones, Ateam. I'm glad when someone says they like the report. :clap

So as not to waste a post...I been working on the bikes to bring them back to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-03-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,868
Posted By Ratman
Great report, VTwin. I'm also glad about the new...

Great report, VTwin. I'm also glad about the new shock spring.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-28-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 49,644
Posted By Ratman
I like that 6 burner stove. It's great if you...

I like that 6 burner stove. It's great if you get up to skillet sized pans. Here's some info on a later similar build. It uses a simmer plate also....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-27-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 49,644
Posted By Ratman
Alcohol stoves

Much admiration 'metal' man. Maybe I can help with the stoves. I don't want to hijack to stoves, but....

I consider myself the master of alc stoves. I spent a couple years being all involved...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-26-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Bless your heart, Ladybug. Sorry about the lack...

Bless your heart, Ladybug. Sorry about the lack of flowers. :wink:



I had a Chimechanga, and the Ds had more fish taco.

I'd half eaten most my meals before I thought about food photos,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
That's a great photo, Mizumoto. I bet you don't...

That's a great photo, Mizumoto. I bet you don't mean 'riding dry lake EAST of San Felipe. :)

I might be wrong, but I'd die living on the east coast. I hope you get back out here soon.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-24-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Yeah, John, looks like that's the best we can...

Yeah, John, looks like that's the best we can manage these days.



.....and I enjoyed bullshitting with you guys about it, Terry.



Get on down there! Baja awaits you, Topwater.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-23-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Thanks Trey650, We'll get together again in Baja...

Thanks Trey650, We'll get together again in Baja one of these days. :freaky
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-22-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
The Last Leg

<P> We come to the final day of our brief time in Baja. It hasn't been epic. There were only a little over 200 miles of dirt riding in all. Still, our trip has been remarkable as all rides...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-21-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
<P> Thanks Trailboss. When you're in scenery...

<P> Thanks Trailboss. When you're in scenery country, there's a screaming good photo every 100 yards. I can't take the time to stop or I'd never get anywhere, so it click, click, click on the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-21-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Brake down south of Coyote Cals

<P> We got up in the morning, and I had my coffee in the room. The Ds got coffee next door. We wolfed down a piece of left over pizza from last night. The kickstands were up at 8am, well,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-21-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Angel with Axle Parts

<P> In the morning we were sitting around the motel patio licking our wounds, er...shoulders, and discussing the situation. We had bikes that weren't starting (easily), the 2 E-start DRs were...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-20-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
MOTOBRUNETTI, you have the adventure rider spirit...

MOTOBRUNETTI, you have the adventure rider spirit if I ever heard it. :clap
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-20-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Mulege Territorial Prison

My sister, Tam and Tom Blum in this picture from 2005

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-20-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Mulege is Special

<P> There wasn't much going on in the less than 50 miles to Mulege. The down hill into town gave a bit of interesting riding. Mulege is unique to Baja, as most of you know. Here's an aerial...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-19-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
I didn't check the place out but it was up for...

I didn't check the place out but it was up for sale, and it didn't look abandoned, so I guess they rebuilt some of it at least. A man that I met in Mulege said they've had 5 of those storms in the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-19-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
I never met the man, but from your link, sounds...

I never met the man, but from your link, sounds like Granville could have taught me a few things.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-19-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
BuffHunter and I had a stressful week watching...

BuffHunter and I had a stressful week watching Dan and Mike Kick starting their bikes. By day 5, after Mike would kick his DR 10 times, then he was looking for a hill, or he was being pushed, or I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-19-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Guererro Negro to Santa Rosalia

<P> We awoke to another beautimus day. Some of us and our bikes were a little more raggedy now. Still we were enthuisastic about the hew Day. Even Mike hadn't been andyfarther south than LA Bay...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-19-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Roaddawg, I've been a fan of stitched pictures...

Roaddawg, I've been a fan of stitched pictures for years, and never found anything easier than 'Windows Live Photo Gallery'. I do most of my editing with WLPG. I use Picasa often for batch uploads,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-18-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Thanks, rockrider, I figured those stories should...

Thanks, rockrider, I figured those stories should be down in writing before I go. It's been a hoot, and I'm lucky to still be here. :wink:
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-18-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Finally Headed South Again

<P> We all awoke to another beautiful day. There was just a whisper of cloud cover that didn't really stop the sun but id did knock off about 5 degrees to the daily temps....just enough to be...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-18-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
LA Bay and Las Flores

<P> I was in LA Bay with my dad several times in the early sixties. On one trip we went 10 miles south of town to the gold and silver mining town of Las Flores. There was a couple foundations and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-17-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
The more human side of Baja

<P> While the Ds recouped.....they had decided to not eat anything for 24 hours. Mike and I decided to go downtown, and gas up as well as getting an evening meal of some sort.

<P> Turned...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-17-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Gene, I'm not good enough to charge anyone, plus...

Gene, I'm not good enough to charge anyone, plus I'd have to guarantee some things. I'm not able to make things happen. :rofl

I do like showing Baja to folks, though.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-17-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
<P> So let me tell you some about the prep and...

<P> So let me tell you some about the prep and history of these bikes.

<P> I was responsible for the 2 E-start 350s. One I have ridden on trips for 15 years. It's got 40000 miles or so on...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-17-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
San Borja Mision

<P> From Mike and my upstair room's balcony...
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-17-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Me to. Slowinski. My new wife and I took a 58...

Me to. Slowinski. My new wife and I took a 58 beetle (in 1964) with big tires and altered fenders to La Paz Easter week. We got to La Paz about midnight. After camping all week and dreaming of a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-16-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
On to LA Bay

<P> After drinks we headed south into some of the best scenery that the Baja's Eastern coast has to offer. We were fat dumb and happy. The bikes were running good and the kick start bikes were...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-16-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
A memorable night in Valle De Trinidad

About 15 years ago, my wife and I did a week long bus trip from Phoenix down all thru northwest Mexico proper. As far south as Copper Canyon. We'd ride most of a day in a nice Mexican tour bus, and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-15-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Post up some of your pics, Don. To youse other...

Post up some of your pics, Don. To youse other guys, Buffhunter is Don of the story.....and a true adventurer. Don is also a bow hunter and has taken a cape buffalo with an arrow. :clap I can't...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-15-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Best 60 miles in Baja

<P> The ride from La Rumarosa to Hwy 3 is Baja's best dirt road from a scenery standpoint. It was beautimus again this time. I'd never seen that yellow flower ground cover before. I don't think...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-15-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
Bars

It was a good trip, Rubbernecker. I'll try to do the TR justice. There are breakdowns, crashes, and everything that makes it an adventure.

The bars are simply an 8 inch riser set made from...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-15-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,921
Posted By Ratman
A week in Baja, Got as far a Mulege, 3 old DR350 and an XR650

<P> Those bikes might be the most reliable bikes ever made. We had three months to get them ready. It would take all of that. :evil

<P> Pretty picture tease....few miles south of La...
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