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Old 07-01-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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Don't take your family to Mexico

"Don't take your family to Mexico!" they said.
"It's really dangerous right now!" they said.
"They are beheading people!" they said.
"The border towns aren't safe!" they said.
"You can't take our daughter!" my ex-wife said.
" I have never ridden on the freeway!" my girlfriend mentioned.

So I packed up the 990, gassed up the 350 and set off with my daughter and girlfriend for a short trip to Baja.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:07 PM   #2
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The roads were terrible. Cars and trucks were driven by angry, armed, drivers who had little regard for the rules of the road. The cops were all corrupt. But then we got out of Los Angeles and things slowed down and got a lot more enjoyable.

We stopped on the USA side of Tecate, changed some money, and then rode into Mexico past the smiling Mexican border officials.


Our plan was to ride from Tecate to Ojos Negros to Mike's Sky Ranch to San Felipe and back in a safe and enjoyable manner. Little did I know, but we would have problems with both bikes, I would suffer an injury, and we would get to witness the once-in-a-lifetime flowering of the very rare Yucca inebriatus.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:09 PM   #3
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Eek

It's been 30 minutes and nobody has heard from you. I'm calling boarder patrol.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:15 PM   #4
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Woohoo! You go dude! I love how this one started out.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:52 PM   #5
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More, please

Look forward to reading the road report -- I'm planning the same trip so this is perfect timing. Nice intro and pictures so far.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:21 PM   #6
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"The roads were terrible. Cars and trucks were driven angry, armed, drivers who had little regard for the rules of the road. But then we got out of Los Angeles and things slowed down and got a lot more enjoyable."

now that is funny
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:26 PM   #7
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haha love the start cant wait for this to develop
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:41 AM   #8
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So, where was I? (had a little beer break)

Ok, so we camped at a little place called Santa Veronica. We were the only people there. Lovely evening!



The next morning we got going at a leisurely pace and found that Baja was well sign posted.



"See Honey, we didn't need one of those GPS thingies."
Now, soon after this thought, we had our first bike problem. We crossed this nice looking stream and decided to stop for a quick cool-down.



We left the bikes under a large oak tree, walked back to the stream and had a nice swim - boots and all. It had been quite hot!
After the swim, we walked back to the bikes and found to our horror.........

the 990 had fallen over in the thick sand.
So we stood it back up and congratulated ourselves on overcoming the first bike problem.

Then we rode lots of roads that looked like this:



and



We were well on our way to Mike's Sky Ranch, when we were lucky to see not just one, but a row of the thought-to-be-extinct Yucca inebriatus, also known by it's common name Beer Yucca.





Fantastic!
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:19 AM   #9
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That's the best kind of Yucca yet!

Awesome RR. One day I'll follow you FF's down to Baja!
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:25 AM   #10
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A true classic tale! Keep up the great work.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:28 AM   #11
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:29 AM   #12
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The road to Mike's was fun 2-up and 1-up!
"hey Sweety, when Daddy stands up, you have to stand up too, and don't fidget as we go through the thick sand please."
Luckily I had called ahead and reserved the entire ranch, so we had the place to ourselves.



My daughter said that she would like to swim in every pool in Baja.

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Old 07-02-2010, 08:33 AM   #13
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The roads were terrible. Cars and trucks were driven by angry, armed, drivers who had little regard for the rules of the road. The cops were all corrupt. But then we got out of Los Angeles and things slowed down and got a lot more enjoyable.

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Very nice that you take your daughter with you. Mine is 10 and I'm thinking to get her on her first long trip
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:53 AM   #14
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Great report!

Love the sense of humor. Looks like a blast.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:54 AM   #15
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and we would get to witness the once-in-a-lifetime flowering of the very rare Yucca inebriatus.
Is that the infamous Drunk Yucca?
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