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Old 09-27-2012, 02:11 PM   #316
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Day 2 Baja

We rode from San Quintin to the Bay of Los Angeles
I have done this leg a million times and I have never seen it that green. It looked like a jungle at times. Lots of butterflies and flowers everywhere





Don't want to run in to this - Cholla Catcus

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:14 PM   #317
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When there is rain, you can expect there to be washouts. This one is south of El Crucero and is not marked. I was lucky not to crash here but a guy did a day earlier and broke his collar bone

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:16 PM   #318
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Riders stopping to soak in the view
Everything in Baja is so green right now

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #319
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For 10 years there used to be an unsactioned cannonball type race from Tijuana to Cabo. It was for sport/street motorcycles and was run on the main road - Hwy 1. It was called the Cabo 1000.
I ran it for 3 years and it was probably the craziest thing I have ever done (and that says a lot!)
If your idea of fun is doing 150 miles per hour for an hour straight, narrowly missing cows in the road around blind corners, running from the policia when you know that your cruising speed is faster than their top speed, gravel in the road with no warning and when your knee is dragging the ground, then you would have loved it. But it is no more. The last year it was run was in 1997. The Policia were getting faster cars and radios so we all knew the days of the Cabo 1000 were numbered. But it all ended that year when Randy was leading the race on his CBR 1100XX Honda and went off the road at well over 100 miles an hour.
Here is his grave marker where he met his fate. I visit it everytime I pass by this spot just north of Guayaquil.

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:34 PM   #320
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these guys were crawling all over the place. I must have squished a million of them alone on the road. You couldn't but to run them over there were so many. In a few weeks........billions of butterflies (minus the million I squished)
And notice the stinger thing in the back I am not sure what it did, but I didn't want to take my gloves off to find out

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:37 PM   #321
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Bay of Los Angeles at sun down



Bay of LA at sunrise

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #322
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More washouts south of Bahia de Los Angeles





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Old 09-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #323
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Now go back and look at the last pictures. Look at how green everything is. This is one the road heading south of the Bay of LA. I have never seen it this green. It is usually brown and kind of ugly (if you have done it as many times as I have). But now there is ficken grass growing

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #324
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The Bay of Los Angeles. They don't call it the Bay of the Angeles for nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Old 09-27-2012, 02:46 PM   #325
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Love this shot. Right out of a cowboy western movie except for the motorcycle instead of the horse

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:51 PM   #326
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Going for a swim in the very warm water at Playa de San Rafael.
This spot is in the middle of fricking nowhere. Just watch out for the stingrays



Team Colombia taking a break and cooling off after a 60 mile ride in the morning



This spot is waiting for you........what are you waiting for??????

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:54 PM   #327
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GSQR goes off the cliff and lives to tell about



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Old 09-27-2012, 03:37 PM   #328
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[FONT=Helvetica]So many people have told me that I am "living the dream". If this is the case, then why are there not many people doing what I am doing?
Because many of us don't have the time or money to do what you and so many other people do on these ride reports. That's why we live vicariously through the rest of you and read these things - just something to think about It's also something that I hope to rectify sometime in the very near future if things ever work themselves out
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:40 PM   #329
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and if it weren't for guys like you, my trip would be without a purpose. Let me do the exploring for now and when you are ready, you can follow my tracks
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Because many of us don't have the time or money to do what you and so many other people do on these ride reports. That's why we live vicariously through the rest of you and read these things - just something to think about It's also something that I hope to rectify sometime in the very near future if things ever work themselves out
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:47 PM   #330
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RTW in 800 days

My 13,000 trip up to Alaska was just the test run for what I have planned later this month. I am planning to head down in to Central America. And if that goes well - South America. I am only focusing on one leg at a time so Europe and Africa would come next but I need to get thru the Americas first. I don't want to bite off more than I can chew. And like I said all along, as long as I have the means and desire, I am doing this!
Right now, I am home getting things ready for my trip south. I have one more Baja trip next week. They really are not part of my RTW trip but I figured others might find the stories interesting and enjoy my pictures along the way.
So stay tuned. I will be heading down in to Latin America soon. And for me, that is when the true adventure begins.....................and I can't wait!
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