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Old 11-01-2012, 09:26 AM   #181
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The new southbound crossing just opened up the other day. Here is a vid from a guy taking the new route as it winds around through the new stuff. Note to stay right to get on the toll road. I have no idea as to where in the new stuff you go to get your tourist visa, however SCORE has announced that they will be available at signup in Ensenada. I know that doesn't help those of you going south before the race.
word on the streets is El Chapparal could be the only crossing headed south at San Y. Probably just rumors. it's hard to get answers that mean anything from the messicans.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:49 AM   #182
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word on the streets is El Chapparal could be the only crossing headed south at San Y. Probably just rumors. it's hard to get answers that mean anything from the messicans.
There was more than one southbound crossing at San Y before??? Except for the hairpin turn just in front of the old crossing, the new one looks fine to me. Is there a problem? Eventually the Gringos will modify their side so we will go straight into the new crossing and it will be just as simple as before......right?
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:00 AM   #183
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There was more than one southbound crossing at San Y before??? Except for the hairpin turn just in front of the old crossing, the new one looks fine to me. Is there a problem? Eventually the Gringos will modify their side so we will go straight into the new crossing and it will be just as simple as before......right?
I mention because of the turn that, as the news articles have put it, bottleneck the flow the traffic. It goes from 10 lanes to 2 to 4 to the crossing. And if most of you don't know how mexicans drive, lanes and waiting turns and respect and courtesy mean nothing to most (that you will encounter in border towns). If the old gate is closed, and one arrives during any kind of rush hour, it will be an infuriating exercise in trying to understand how they can act like no one else exists.

Minute 3 of that video is just a speck of what to expect when there is traffic.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:03 AM   #184
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I mention because of the turn that, as the news articles have put it, bottleneck the flow the traffic. It goes from 10 lanes to 2 to 4 to the crossing. And if most of you don't know how mexicans drive, lanes and waiting turns and respect and courtesy mean nothing to most (that you will encounter in border towns). If the old gate is closed, and one arrives during any kind of rush hour, it will be an infuriating exercise in trying to understand how they can act like no one else exists.
Copy that! Nothing like a bunch of TJ locals going from a bunch of lanes down to one! Jajajajajaja! A free for all to say the least! Imagine doing that at rush hour with a race car on a trailer!
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #185
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Copy that! Nothing like a bunch of TJ locals going from a bunch of lanes down to one! Jajajajajaja! A free for all to say the least! Imagine doing that at rush hour with a race car on a trailer!
No thanks buddy. That's why I cross with a bike everyday. F that S. I did that for a few years, and learned my lessons in messican civility the hard way. Now that i think of it, so did some of them....
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:47 AM   #186
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On the contrary this set-up should be far less vulnerable than typical dual 8" sets.
It also keeps the weight more centered and closer to the stem for better handling.
Apples and oranges. I could really care less about what numbers companies claim, it's how they fit and work that matters.
I would like to see some finished products other racers have done with other brands side by side on the same night (not photos, actual riding) to compare because with what we've tried, regardless of company claims, the Baja D lights are way better engineered.
Whoa there tonto.

I think you might want to check some facts. They are measured lumen. As an engineered product the lupine is still ahead of what bd are doing.

My post was an example of where MTb racing lights are relative to what BD are doing.

I think bd are actually applying a lupine like standard to building LEDs now which can only be a good thing.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:14 AM   #187
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The new southbound crossing just opened up the other day. Here is a vid from a guy taking the new route as it winds around through the new stuff. Note to stay right to get on the toll road. I have no idea as to where in the new stuff you go to get your tourist visa, however SCORE has announced that they will be available at signup in Ensenada. I know that doesn't help those of you going south before the race.


Wow that looked remarkably easy. What am I missing?

Were those bays inspection bays? I thought the crossing was all heavily armed us soldiers?

Or because it's southbound it's the easy way?

I couldn't believe the ease how he did it. Who checks your passport ?
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:20 AM   #188
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Whoa there tonto.

I think you might want to check some facts. They are measured lumen. As an engineered product the lupine is still ahead of what bd are doing.

My post was an example of where MTb racing lights are relative to what BD are doing.

I think bd are actually applying a lupine like standard to building LEDs now which can only be a good thing.
MTB light technology, when it comes to desert racing, is meaningless. What is important to us is how far out the light projects. A mountainbiker does not worry about this because it is rare (and often fatal) that a mtb rider exceed 80mph. Todays LED's are pleanty bright (measurement of Lumens, right?) but to get the light far enough so as to not outrun your vision and to avoid a hot spot(s) in the pattern are the concerns I see as important (in addition to reliability/handling characteristics/ease of mounting/weight). That is why you see a the KTM factory bike with HID and LED.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:29 AM   #189
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Wow that looked remarkably easy. What am I missing?

Were those bays inspection bays? I thought the crossing was all heavily armed us soldiers?

Or because it's southbound it's the easy way?

I couldn't believe the ease how he did it. Who checks your passport ?
You're missing about 5000 other cars trying to do the same thing.

First was the border crossing, the lights and the gates. Then the inspection area yes. Headed south, that's the "primary" inspection, and the "secondary" inspection is where you get told to go if you have something that someone may be able to "tax" as an import.

Going north, the "primary" inspection is where the first guard is, and "secondary" is where you're sent if you're suspected of having contraband.

occasionally, there will be US BP and ICE checking southbound cars. usually on friday afternoon and saturday mornings and randomly throughout the rest of the week.

Passport doesn't get checked headed south. They don't care about that, only your "taxable" items.

It WAS easy. as I mentioned, because there was very little traffic. If you've driven in LA et al, you'll be accustomed to the level of traffic, but now just imagine it's a free for all, on the shoulder, shooting gaps, getting to the front... and then add assholes like me on a Goldwing doing the same thing. Coming back after the race will be heavy traffic headed north too. If you don't already, get your passport card. Expedite it. pay whatever it takes. The difference in line could possibly be hours. And I mean, the quick line (ready lane, RFID) could be 2 hours, the slow line (non RFID) could be 5 hours. I wouldn't doubt it.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #190
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MTB light technology, when it comes to desert racing, is meaningless. What is important to us is how far out the light projects. A mountainbiker does not worry about this because it is rare (and often fatal) that a mtb rider exceed 80mph. Todays LED's are pleanty bright (measurement of Lumens, right?) but to get the light far enough so as to not outrun your vision and to avoid a hot spot(s) in the pattern are the concerns I see as important (in addition to reliability/handling characteristics/ease of mounting/weight). That is why you see a the KTM factory bike with HID and LED.
MTb racing lights are where dirt bike tech is getting its ideas from. That is very clear. Lupine has ditched hid as its primary light 2-3 years ago. Look at the Cree u3 LEDs they're using.

MTb tech is very relevant as desert lights adopt to the better light output of LEDs. The driver is weight and light output which are both important for dirt bikes and mtbs.

These German made lights are extreme - at over $1100 for one set they are expensive too.

5 of these lights configured into 1 would be measured 18000 lumens. And about $6000 after fitting.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:03 PM   #191
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MTb racing lights are where dirt bike tech is getting its ideas from. That is very clear. Lupine has ditched hid as its primary light 2-3 years ago. Look at the Cree u3 LEDs they're using.

MTb tech is very relevant as desert lights adopt to the better light output of LEDs. The driver is weight and light output which are both important for dirt bikes and mtbs.

These German made lights are extreme - at over $1100 for one set they are expensive too.

5 of these lights configured into 1 would be measured 18000 lumens. And about $6000 after fitting.

You totally missed my point, but whatev's.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:40 PM   #192
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the slow line (non RFID) could be 5 hours. I wouldn't doubt it.
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Yo Tambien. But at least there was pleanty of food and shopping!
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:25 PM   #194
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Does any one have a GPX course file with reduced track points. It seems that the 60CSx and 276c garmin devices don't like 1000s of points per track and the track points need to be reduced. I remember doing this manually a few years ago and it was a PITA.
Has anyone done this yet? Can you share it?

I just checked the SCORE 1000 site - the GPX file that I downloaded only has 390 waypoints when I opened it up in Mapsource - which should load no problem for a 60 i would think.


http://www.score-international.com/r...#downloads_tab
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Cinco horas coming back through Otay from the 500
An hour and a half yesterday at 07:30 through San Y.
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