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Old 03-18-2015, 09:56 AM   #1
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cheap basterds tour Baja.

Well, it's another Baja ride report. Every time we go, we bring along someone who has never been. This time we brought someone who has never ridden dirt. He is an avid street rider, just never ridden dirt. It didn't take him long to get it down. It was a great ride. We only rode about 25% of the original route we had planned. But what is an adventure if everything goes as planned?

I'll leave you with this clip from the movie Super troopers while I collect my thoughts and start the report.


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Old 03-18-2015, 10:20 AM   #2
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:51 AM   #3
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In & subscribed---woot, another Baja ride report!
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:19 AM   #4
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:31 PM   #6
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Yet another Baja report .

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Old 03-18-2015, 03:20 PM   #7
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:21 PM   #8
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This trip started like so many. I ride Baja once a year. This year I asked advrockrider who has been to Baja a few times with me. He invited Matt and I sent an email out to previous ride victims. All said and done, we had 8 riders. 4 of us depart Northern California on Friday March 6th. We were to meet up with the rest of the riders in San Diego.



Friday night we get an email from one if the riders that he couldn't make it. So now we are down to 7 riders. The plan was to cross over at Tecate Saturday morning.
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:33 PM   #9
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Baja reports are always a blast! Especially when you're in the snow covered East!

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Old 03-18-2015, 03:37 PM   #10
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:05 PM   #11
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I had planned on doing most of my bike prep the week before the ride. However, due to a family medical situation, I had just a few days.

I made a list of necessary service and prioritize. First up was oil and valve adjust. It took me about two hours.next up was new tires. As I was mounting my front tire, I noticed a crack in the wheel. A quick call to Warp9 and three days later, I had a new wheel. I had also ordered a Michelin Ultra Heavy Duty tube for the rear. This thing is crazy! I had no idea it was this thick. Not to mention it weighed over 5 pounds.


This is the box it came in sitting on top of my wheel.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:22 PM   #12
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Looking forward to seeing what I missed.


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Old 03-18-2015, 06:23 PM   #13
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:59 PM   #14
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:15 PM   #15
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Bring it!!! Good idea going with the UHD tubes. I like them a lot.
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