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Old 04-18-2014, 09:48 PM   #22531
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I passed a bing maps car on Wednesday April 16th. I was at the corner of Academy and N. Main in Greenville,SC.

I hope my son and I will be on their street view.
I suppose this is the inevitable evolution of American Idol
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:59 AM   #22532
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I suppose this is the inevitable evolution of American Idol
It certainly makes me wonder.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:00 AM   #22533
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Then jump the border to Utah. South to Arizona. East to New Mexico. Then home.
If ya haven't been on the New Mexico portion of the CDR, you might give it a shot.

I just returned home from 5 weeks of wandering around on my WR 250 R. Spent two weeks in Mexico's Copper Canyon, a week in Big Bend, Texas...Specifically Terlingua

I've ridden the Northern half of the CDR so, decided to catch the New Mexico portion & rode it North. It was a great ride & much different than I expected. Then headed over to Moab & met friends & did some exploring there. On the way I stayed at the very unique B&B, 3-Step Hideaway, located on the TAT, & owned by inmate Dingweeds & Wife. http://www.3stephideaway.com/index.php

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Old 04-19-2014, 07:22 AM   #22534
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^ buenas sugerencias right there Jack
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:47 AM   #22535
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Regarding the google donkey. That's actually a rather old image. Google came under fire over it. It's actually playing in reverse. The donkey was laying down, car drove up on it and spooked it so it stood up.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:08 AM   #22536
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Regarding the google donkey. That's actually a rather old image. Google came under fire over it. It's actually playing in reverse. The donkey was laying down, car drove up on it and spooked it so it stood up.
Not nearly as good a story. The myth is more provocative.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:21 AM   #22537
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Why did the bartender cross the road?

It's a fact of life here, if you stand on a street corner long enough, you'll become a poorly dressed landmark.

It takes Google Earth a little while to upload things. This car passed me by as I was leaving from work. Last August.



30 years almost to the day, it might have caught this...



Another poorly dressed landmark, with mullet. Hey, it's Canada, where everybody has a canoe in their car port that someone was conceived in.
Bob Loblaw and Farley Mowat taught the best of them.

Farley Mowat, damn good writer...speaking of damned good writers (RMO approves of this segue), who would have thought that old "Gabo el prolifico y magnifico" was an ADV forum member? He felt the same way about the thugs that pass for state police here...except nobody pulled guns on him.



And to think, it all started with a donkey taking a siesta.

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Old 04-19-2014, 01:04 PM   #22538
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Quick route question for Baja

I'm riding solo from Palm Springs to Cabo to visit friends for a week (leaving the 23rd), and basically just need to get there ASAP - and still have a nice ride! I can do some exploring on the way back when I have a bit more time.
First time Mexico rider! Spanish consists of a phrase book - but have holidayed in Mexico a number of times. Right - el gringo stupido
Pretty sure I want to avoid Tijuana.
So, is it best to cross a Mexicali and go south on 5 until it intersects 1? Or cut across to Ensenada using 2 and 3? Or cross at Tecate and take 3 to 1/

Apologies for the non-adventure route - maybe next time.
Thanks for any advice.

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Old 04-19-2014, 02:04 PM   #22539
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I'm riding solo from Palm Springs to Cabo to visit friends for a week (leaving the 23rd), and basically just need to get there ASAP - and still have a nice ride! I can do some exploring on the way back when I have a bit more time.
First time Mexico rider! Spanish consists of a phrase book - but have holidayed in Mexico a number of times. Right - el gringo stupido
Pretty sure I want to avoid Tijuana.
So, is it best to cross a Mexicali and go south on 5 until it intersects 1? Or cut across to Ensenada using 2 and 3? Or cross at Tecate and take 3 to 1/

Apologies for the non-adventure route - maybe next time.
Thanks for any advice.

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I'd definitely cross at Mexcali and ride down the Bay of California side through San Felipe, Gonzaga Bay, Coco's Corner, and pick up the transpeninsular hwy and head on down to Cabo. You'll get a little dirt (pretty easy) that way and get to see some interesting stuff while making good time as well. For return, I'm not nearly as qualified as some on here, but I'd try to work in the ride out to San Frnacisquito and then Bay of Los Angeles on way back North. Saludos, JIm
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:28 PM   #22540
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I'd definitely cross at Mexcali and ride down the Bay of California side through San Felipe, Gonzaga Bay, Coco's Corner, and pick up the transpeninsular hwy and head on down to Cabo. You'll get a little dirt (pretty easy) that way and get to see some interesting stuff while making good time as well. For return, I'm not nearly as qualified as some on here, but I'd try to work in the ride out to San Frnacisquito and then Bay of Los Angeles on way back North. Saludos, JIm
This would be the correct route for ASAP...
the little stretch of dirt would be easy on the 990...
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:42 PM   #22541
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Hey Ron, I crossed at Tecate and it was muy tranquilo

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Old 04-19-2014, 04:21 PM   #22542
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As long as this thread has been going on, and as long as I have been crossing the border, I don't seem to recall any crossings that weren't tranquilo. Am I missing something here?
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:51 PM   #22543
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Hey Ron, I crossed at Tecate and it was my tranquilo

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Thanks Dave



jimmex, and all.

I'm torn between the San Felipe route, and following in your tire tracks, Dave.
I'll be motel/hoteling it - probably more options - and more gas? - on #1?
Hmmm???
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:54 PM   #22544
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This would be the correct route for ASAP...
the little stretch of dirt would be easy on the 990...
Is it dirt most of the 220 km from San Felipe to #1?
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:45 PM   #22545
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As long as this thread has been going on, and as long as I have been crossing the border, I don't seem to recall any crossings that weren't tranquilo. Am I missing something here?
Naco is not tranquilo, it is comatose.
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