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Old 09-20-2010, 03:17 PM   #10096
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I just don't see the need to drive 770 miles just to get to a place to start riding. There's a lot of cool shit between here and Tijuana, and not a bunch of heroin tweaked, gun toting Mexicans and stray dogs.

I know how you want your stray dog encounter.

Till you spend time riding in Baja you will never understand the reason to drive 770 miles to start riding. There is nowhere in the u.s. that is even close.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:20 PM   #10097
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Till you spend time riding in Baja you will never understand the reason to drive 770 miles to start riding. There is nowhere in the u.s. that is even close.
That's why we choose to live HERE.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:44 PM   #10098
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Till you spend time riding in Baja you will never understand the reason to drive 770 miles to start riding. There is nowhere in the u.s. that is even close.
Its not for every buddy.

...thats why it's soooooo good. Mmmmmm loooooobster tacoooo's
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:47 PM   #10099
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Its not for every buddy.

...thats why it's soooooo good. Mmmmmm loooooobster tacoooo's
Now we're talking...I wanna much some lobster tacos and drink pacifico after riding through some crazy new landscape for about 10 days straight. After that I'll be ready to come back to life with Walmart.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:47 PM   #10100
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That's why we choose to live HERE.
I will second that one.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:48 PM   #10101
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Spring 2011 trip??

My wife has a "bun in the oven" and she's kicking me out in March or April for a couple weeks to go get my mid-life crisis on. Who wants to go on a ten day ride somewhere in the desert?

Ryman, aren't you going to Baja or something? How about skipping that Mexican shithole and do a huge loop in AZ,NV,UT,CA and not lose two days driving down there?
I'd probably join in for at least part!
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:56 PM   #10102
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I'd probably join in for at least part!
I've got some good stuff coming together. Lots of single track! Bring the XR400.

Thinking March now. When I lived in AZ, it was always the best month to be in the Sonoran Desert.

Probably start the ride from Mexican Hat or those parts.
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:05 PM   #10103
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Till you spend time riding in Baja you will never understand the reason to drive 770 miles to start riding. There is nowhere in the u.s. that is even close.
I've been all over Mexico, skiing El Pico de Orizaba, paragliding over the Pacific, befriending stray dogs, choking in Mexico City, paying little Mexican kids to fold up and carry my paraglider, landing paragliders in random Mexican villages, riding buses with chickens and other farm animals, drinking on the coast, getting held up in a dark alley in Mexico City.......been there, done that.

I want to ride as much tech and single track as possible, in the desert, all day long. Baja is cool, just not in the itinerary.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:07 PM   #10104
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I've been all over Mexico, skiing El Pico de Orizaba, paragliding over the Pacific, befriending stray dogs, choking in Mexico City, paying little Mexican kids to fold up and carry my paraglider, landing paragliders in random Mexican villages, riding buses with chickens and other farm animals, drinking on the coast, getting held up in a dark alley in Mexico City.......been there, done that.

I want to ride as much tech and single track as possible, in the desert, all day long. Baja is cool, just not in the itinerary.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:24 PM   #10105
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I had no idea you were on ADV. Wait till I tell the guys!
Sorry D, but you gotta admit that is some funny shit.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:46 PM   #10106
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Sorry D, but you gotta admit that is some funny shit.
God damn right it is! Mutha fukkin bitchez!

That's what this thread is about!
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:49 PM   #10107
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I never did any paragliding in Mexico, one of these days. I've heard the kids had your wing all folded up before you could say no.

I've never seen the same kids on the North side. Do you still paraglide?

I'm semi-retired from paragliding, I'll start again next year. Couple of years ago a thermal had it's way with me and I had a hard landing on the Northside behind the hill in the rotar. I got a Helecopter ride and U of U Trama unit put me back together(SS and Ti), I miss it big time(Not the hospital).

The Southern US route sounds GREAT.

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I've been all over Mexico, skiing El Pico de Orizaba, paragliding over the Pacific, befriending stray dogs, choking in Mexico City, paying little Mexican kids to fold up and carry my paraglider, landing paragliders in random Mexican villages, riding buses with chickens and other farm animals, drinking on the coast, getting held up in a dark alley in Mexico City.......been there, done that.

I want to ride as much tech and single track as possible, in the desert, all day long. Baja is cool, just not in the itinerary.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:19 PM   #10108
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I never did any paragliding in Mexico, one of these days. I've heard the kids had your wing all folded up before you could say no.
Yup, that's the way it is. They swarm you before you even land, lay your glider out perfectly at launch, then haul it to the beer shack for you.

I quit flying about 5 years ago. I learned here in SLC, then moved to Flagstaff and flew on the cinder cones and at the ski area, but then just sort of got tired of it when I lived in Flagstaff. I miss it at times.......
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:30 PM   #10109
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Ever seen someone shoot a gub for the first time? And a 44 mag at that. Let Fano show you how it's done.




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Old 09-20-2010, 07:57 PM   #10110
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I was hoping the hand cannon didn't whack Fano in the forehead. It came pretty close though...
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