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Old 07-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #271
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Thanks ftb! I have enjoyed reading about your exploits as well. If you are ever back here in this part of the world please look me up!!

If I am over there you will for sure get a call!
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:48 AM   #272
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That's the reality of riding toys in rural countries where for better or worse most of the locals cannot afford the luxury. its a quandary for sure, however selfishly it keeps the crowds off the trails.

Loving the report. Any idea how many miles of trails you've been enjoying on your exploration rides "Near Romana"? Yours is one of the only reports I have read covering "near Romana" that have explored beyond the usual fireroads. Excellent effort!!



Thanks for the comment. Good to hear you are getting healthy.

We are seeing more and more Mexicans playing on their land. We see 4x4 club/s and groups on quads and side-by-sides. Also, recently seeing Mexicans on 2 wheels on some of the trails. We do see more people on the big race-roads. Not many on the goat tracks. We try to stay off the fast stuff.

As far as miles of singletrack - many hundreds of miles. We laugh because we find new trails every time we ride. I haven't mapped any of it. Too lazy to learn how to use the GPS properly. I forget about trails and then re-find them a year later - almost overgrown.

Thinking of starting a small guide service for tentative people that are interested in a 1 or 2 day toe-wetting trip.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:15 PM   #273
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Tire fixed. Lots of little holes. What a surprise!
Checked the tire well before putting in the new tube.

Tide had dropped. Space to sneak by the rocks.







Friggin awesome ride down the beach!



















Posing for pics. Ha ha ha!





Dinner time.





Rest and beer time.

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Old 07-29-2013, 06:36 PM   #274
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Coyote Cals is clean, cheapish, has lots of beer and tequilla, and gives you coffee, eggs and pancakes in the morning. Excellent!

Headed north. Had dreams of riding the coast all the way to La Bufadora.
Nope.









One of the problems with following me is that I have a strange desire to follow trails that look like this:



I want to see where they go.


This trail went here.




Now, I am fairly stupid, but this doesn't even look like it goes.





Lots more cliffs. Lots more awesome views.




Unfortunately it doesn't seem to go through after this point. I now have a 2 mile gap that I haven't done. Might need to come back on a little bike.

Here is Ted being really happy that he is riding with someone with a 6.3 gallon tank.





Last Tacos of the trip.



Thanks for a good three days Ted!
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:53 PM   #275
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HA Ha! Enough of these touring type trips. Lets get back to something a little harder.

This has been an awesome summer of riding - Lots of riding!

This is a trail I have wanted to try for a while.





TravelToad thinks it goes that way.




What a lovely trail.








Hooray for big rock slabs!









Hooray for lumpy trails!





Hooray for big summer thunder storms with lots of lightning.

Booo for crashes in muddy ruts.



Ted, I hope your broken rib and chipped hip heal soon!
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:56 PM   #276
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Almost up to date.

One more ride, with this cutie.

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:13 PM   #277
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Thanks for the comment. Good to hear you are getting healthy.
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As far as miles of singletrack - many hundreds of miles. We laugh because we find new trails every time we ride. I haven't mapped any of it. Too lazy to learn how to use the GPS properly. I forget about trails and then re-find them a year later - almost overgrown.

Thinking of starting a small guide service for tentative people that are interested in a 1 or 2 day toe-wetting trip.
Ohhh. I'll be giving you a call if i come back over next year to give your guide services a spin.

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Old 08-30-2013, 04:05 PM   #278
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Damn, its been a little warm lately.

I was sad and jealous to see some guy on a loaded 690 headed south on the 15 freeway the other day. Lucky guy!

Anyway, rare 3-day weekend tomorrow. BAJA!!!!!!!
We will get to explore some new stuff.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:09 AM   #279
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Wow Peter! Gett'n some saddle time in eh. Great RR dig your tales of the trails brother
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:18 PM   #280
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Anyway, rare 3-day weekend tomorrow. BAJA!!!!!!!
We will get to explore some new stuff.
or not!

Rollergirl working hard on her Masters degree in Speech Therapy while I get all our camping gear packed.





Someone looking very sad because motorcycle bags are being packed.





Went to bed. Woke up early. Loaded the 450 in the truck for Rollergirl. Started the 530 and heard a nasty noise. Shit!
Baja is not a good place to go with a bike that probably won't make it there-and-back. Shit!

Quick change of plans. Scrounge up some friends. Go to the Piutes with the 250 and the 450. Fixed!

Yay!








Stopped by the plane wreck.









There seems to be slightly less of this pile of bent metal every time I visit it.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:29 PM   #281
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Two weekends ago, Ted and I went for a quick one-day trip to Baja to see if we could put up with the heat.

WE could, but Ted's rear tire couldn't!



We were about a mile out of town. I rode straight through a trash pile. Ted stopped well before the trash pile, and promptly got a flat. So we just turned around, wobbled back to town, and stopped at the first llanteria.

"Si, tu tienis un flat tire!"

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Five Dollars!


HaHaHaHaHaHaHa!
Ted should have paid more! The $5 fix lasted to here:





This is the only pic I have of Ted not smiling.





Damn, it was hot. Really good time to find a bit of shade and have a rest while he monkeys around with his wheel.

My bike waiting patiently.





All good!





Next, I lost the trail.




Then I found it





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Old 09-26-2013, 03:09 PM   #282
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Damn you guys are hard core
Great to see rollergirl ride again
Keep the pictures coming especially Baja, tacos and beers
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:10 PM   #283
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LOOK!
A new canyon to explore!!!!!!!!!





Only we won't be checking it out because my knees hurt and this guy has another flat tire.





Now we get to play how-far-can-you-ride-with-a-front-tube-in-your-rear-tire.



Well, at least this far.





But not as far as the top of this hill!




Beautiful spot for a tire change!





Last spare tube. He might be in for a bit of a walk if he gets another puncture.





Ok, tails between our legs, we take the easy way back to the truck.



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Old 11-10-2013, 09:36 PM   #284
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:10 AM   #285
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Thanks for posting the pic of the line that separates the country where there is lots of crime and political corruption from the country where we can ride around and enjoy our freedom.

Awesome weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks guys!
I haven't been to Baja for a couple of months. It was excellent to be back. Beautiful weather. Crisp clear skies. Really good link-up of hard singletrack.

At one point, in a very remote canyon, we missed a turn and ended up heading down a jeep trail and bumped into 3 guys from Tijuana in a pickup truck with no gas. They asked how far to town/gas. I told them 15 miles. This is a road that maybe sees one vehicle a month. They would have had a long walk, or a really long wait. We had gassed up the 3 bikes at the last town, so we were able to give them a couple of gallons. They asked "How much?"

It felt very good to say "Nothing".
Good karma points for dirt-bikers.

Then we rode on, with shadows lengthening, and found the harder stuff. We don't often have to use 3 people to get each bike up something, but we did on Saturday. Got back to camp just before dark. I really should fix the headlight some day.

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