ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-17-2012, 06:02 PM   #301
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Eastern Europe
Oddometer: 4,424
Borrego Springs Resort

You can see our bikes below



Honey, are you drunk again?!?

flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 09-26-2012, 12:32 PM   #302
vintagespeed
fNg
 
vintagespeed's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Rancho Cucamonger, CA
Oddometer: 1,548
thread just got better! :)
__________________
'12 Triumph ST3R corner raper (sold, sadly), '09 HusaBerg FE570 (also sold) and a bunch of 2 strokes that you dont want to read about. :)

TAT-2013: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=913898
SoCal_NoDak-2012: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829203
vintagespeed is offline  
Old 09-26-2012, 03:17 PM   #303
crestedbutte-rtw
PRO SHORTBUS RIDER
 
crestedbutte-rtw's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: RTW
Oddometer: 353
Wicked Don't be worried about colombia!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyingdutchman177 View Post
There are 2 linds of stories coming out of Mexico these days..................the ones perpetuated by the media and then passed on by people that never visit the country AND then there's the TRUTH.
I am sure there are places in Mexico that are dangerous. But every town and country in the world has it bad places. I think the border towns are more at risk. All I can tell you is that I have visited Mexico (Baja) more than 100 times in the past 10 years and I have NEVER had a bad experience. Just the opposite.....I find it to be safe and the people to be warm and friendly. In my travels south, I am a bit afraid of going thru Columbia. But I am hoping that it is like Mexico and just gets a bad rap from the press. I am sure people do get kidnapped there but I think as long as I am smart and don't hang out in the wrong areas, don't associate myself with drugs of guns, then I should be ok.
So in short, don't be afraid of Mexico. It is a beautiful country. And don't judge it from a story that you heard from a friend's, friend's second cousin. Millions of people visit each year without trouble. I am heading down tomorrow in fact. I am not worried about getting my head cut off. My biggest danger and personal threat to my safety will be that red beast sitting between my legs........of course I am refering to the Honda motorcycle I will be riding down to Cabo.
I too was a little worried about ol' Colombia and then I got there and fell in love, incredible riding, incredible people,. and just a damn good time!!! Enjoy it!!!! Everyone warned me and told me stories about Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, and Bolivia. Well those four Countries have been my favorite riding, cultures, and people so far into my trip!!
Braaaaaap on my friend enjoy the ride!!
crestedbutte-rtw is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 10:15 AM   #304
Ratman
Lucky Rider
 
Ratman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Baja is good
Oddometer: 1,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyingdutchman177 View Post
I had always wanted to visit Antelope Cyn in Northern Arizona. ................... I didn't want to go with all the tourist and didn't want to play by the Indian's term
Yeah, I won't play the Indian's expensive games either. Usually I'm sympathetic to Indian causes, but almost nothing on this earth is worth 50$ to see.
The free camping at Canyon De Chelle is no longer free....someone figured out that they were missing out on some loot. I expect the free camping at the Navajo Natl Monument will be the next to go.

BTW, I'm loving your trip....and have much respect for you....
__________________
Ratman.......Pete .... My Solo Continental Divide Ride
....and of course, Luck beats good...
OLDEN DAYS...mostly BAJA
p.ratfab@gmail.com
Ratman is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 11:24 AM   #305
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Eastern Europe
Oddometer: 4,424
Pictures from Baja

I totally agree!
I am trying to include more pics of qhfan2 so you don't have to be subjected to seeing my ugly mug all the time
I am going to start posting some pictures from my Baja Cabo trip today


Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagespeed View Post
thread just got better! :)
flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #306
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Eastern Europe
Oddometer: 4,424
Baja Pics

I just lead a trip with 13 guys from Colombia down to Cabo. And they all said the same thing about their country. Plus I have 13 new friends from Colombia that are going to help me along the way.
Now I can't wait to go!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by crestedbutte-rtw View Post
I too was a little worried about ol' Colombia and then I got there and fell in love, incredible riding, incredible people,. and just a damn good time!!! Enjoy it!!!! Everyone warned me and told me stories about Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, and Bolivia. Well those four Countries have been my favorite riding, cultures, and people so far into my trip!!
Braaaaaap on my friend enjoy the ride!!
flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 11:52 AM   #307
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Eastern Europe
Oddometer: 4,424
Thanks for the kind words
Sorry, but the Indians kind of bug me
I know we are trying to correct a wrong done years ago, but I believe we have taken it too far.
I can't build a casino on my land
I have to pay taxes
We are all Americans. We should have the same rules
I tried to sneak in to the canyon but got caught. The Indians called me a few names and I got out of there before they had me arrested.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ratman View Post
Yeah, I won't play the Indian's expensive games either. Usually I'm sympathetic to Indian causes, but almost nothing on this earth is worth 50$ to see.
The free camping at Canyon De Chelle is no longer free....someone figured out that they were missing out on some loot. I expect the free camping at the Navajo Natl Monument will be the next to go.

BTW, I'm loving your trip....and have much respect for you....
flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 11:56 AM   #308
GSqr
Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: SF Bay Area
Oddometer: 18
Wicked

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyingdutchman177 View Post
I met up with my friend Oscar and his friends for a few beers and Jager bombs......LOL

yo Ed. So strange to see you and Oscar in Alaska after just having finished our Baja trip. Oscar looks like he's frozen!
GSqr is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #309
Rob.G
Mostly Harmless
 
Rob.G's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Fulltiming in an RV!
Oddometer: 2,050
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyingdutchman177 View Post
Thanks for the kind words
Sorry, but the Indians kind of bug me
I know we are trying to correct a wrong done years ago, but I believe we have taken it too far.
I can't build a casino on my land
I have to pay taxes
We are all Americans. We should have the same rules
I tried to sneak in to the canyon but got caught. The Indians called me a few names and I got out of there before they had me arrested.
I think it's time the Indians got out of the 18th century and into the 21st. I think the reservations should be disbanded and returned to PUBLIC LAND. Otherwise these idiots are going to continue to live like victims, blaming us (or Bush) and have no future. Stop giving them hand-outs (just like those on welfare) and encourage them to assimilate to our culture, which they can do just fine while preserving their own.

Rob
__________________
'12 Suzuki V-Strom DL650
'96 Suzuki DR650
'10 Kawasaki KLX351S #320
Rob.G is online now  
Old 09-27-2012, 12:28 PM   #310
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Eastern Europe
Oddometer: 4,424
Here's the Baja story and pictures

I guide off road tours in Baja for Chris Haines. I just finished a 7 day trip to Cabo. We had 17 clients,,,,,,that is a big group. 13 of the guys were from Colombia, 2 from Texas, 1 from Wisconsin and one guy was from Australia but living in California. It was a really fun group
Our first day, we rode from Ensenada to San Quintin.

Here we are finding shade under a Cardon cactus

flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 12:30 PM   #311
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Eastern Europe
Oddometer: 4,424
Baja pictures and story

Riding along the Pacific Coast just south of Ensenada

flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #312
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Eastern Europe
Oddometer: 4,424
Baja

La Bufadora
Not the one with all the tourists south of Ensenada
There are lots along the coast. We were lucky as the tides were right and the blowhole was shooting water 20 feet in to the air

flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 12:34 PM   #313
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Eastern Europe
Oddometer: 4,424
Baja

Shipwrecks
Or Punta San Jaciento

flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 01:03 PM   #314
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Eastern Europe
Oddometer: 4,424
Baja

If you already don't know her.......meet Baja Barbie. She has been riding with me in Baja for the past 13 years. She has logged in over 100,000 miles down in Baja. And she has been on every one of my Baja trips except for one..........and on that trip, I broke my leg.

flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Old 09-27-2012, 01:06 PM   #315
flyingdutchman177 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Eastern Europe
Oddometer: 4,424
Baja

Who says that cows can't ride mototcycles. This cow was very stiff

flyingdutchman177 is offline  
Closed Thread

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014