ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-25-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
DaFoole OP
WARPED Idjit
 
DaFoole's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: BFE, SW Oregon/SF BayO'rea
Oddometer: 3,735
DaFoole & J's Fake Baja Adventure

So, we're going to Baja. Nope, not there yet. Launch date ~ 3/7/13. I know, I know....WTF?!?! Well, I'm sittin' here with a Lagunitas IPA, some pics and thought I'd start this thing as that will give me the impetus to possibly /actually complete it when we return....assuming we return....

Yep, as so many have before us, we have received a litany of dire warnings from friends and family....



We're gonna be robbed, raped, spanked, beheaded, corn-holed, sold as sex slaves, get chapped lips... Our bikes will explode, the water is bad, tires will shred, we're gonna shit ourselves and all over those unfortunate enough to be nearby....daunting stuff....An endless barrage of doom, gloom, despair and defeat...

Yeah, well fuck 'em.

Rather be killed while living than be dead while alive.

Plus, sailed to Baja many, many years ago and found the place and people charming, friendly and always helpful.

Now, I don't believe in unicorns, Brittany Spears, nor elves so we are going with a pragmatic approach. Mostly stay away from border towns, dive bars and donkey shows. Well, maybe not the donkey shows... Avoid guys named Juan or Carlos. You know, all the common sense stuff....

Anyway, the plan is to slide through Tecate and from there we have no idea whether it'll be to the west or east coast 1st. But it will be both coasts eventually as we have 3 weeks and we're gonna see all we can see and do as little as possible.

This means a good deal of sloth.

Sloth is good.

And hey, it's my specialty...

Coming up....the PREP
__________________
"...when I handed the 40 ouncer to him, he got that far off stare that a cat gets when it just gets done licking its ass for the last 15". Yeah, THAT stare." -WTF-Over
"Don't come in here with your thoughtfulness, empathy, and reason... this is shit, up with which, I shall not put." -Boondoggle

DaFoole screwed with this post 03-04-2013 at 06:57 PM
DaFoole is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
DaFoole OP
WARPED Idjit
 
DaFoole's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: BFE, SW Oregon/SF BayO'rea
Oddometer: 3,735
THE PREP

This whole thing started about 8 mos ago when my young friend Jay and I were drunk at some campground somewhere along the coast. We were sitting by a fire and having beer fueled pre-adventures. Baja came up and there you go. We were both in.

Me...57, fat, bad knees, balding, snore loudly, fart a lot...I mean, what's not to like?



I've been tooling around on bikes for about 45 years...was doing adventure riding when it was just, well, riding....

As the genre evolved so have I. No longer am I content with a cheap, lightweight simple bike that can be fixed with bailing wire, a rock and some old cheese.

You know...common sense.

Na...I want the good shit, baby...

So I got one of these....

Meet Black Betty....



Anyway, I didn't have a whole lotta stuff to do to my bike beings it's about 1 1/2 yrs old. Have already farkled her up pretty well. Added a new set of Heidenau K60's, changed the aircleaner, locktited everything I could find, snugged the spokes and we're good! I did add these which were a Christmas present from my young friend...

Old and new side by side....



Pivot pegs... Kinda nice, better grip before you fall off.

__________________
"...when I handed the 40 ouncer to him, he got that far off stare that a cat gets when it just gets done licking its ass for the last 15". Yeah, THAT stare." -WTF-Over
"Don't come in here with your thoughtfulness, empathy, and reason... this is shit, up with which, I shall not put." -Boondoggle

DaFoole screwed with this post 02-26-2013 at 06:23 PM
DaFoole is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 04:16 PM   #3
DaFoole OP
WARPED Idjit
 
DaFoole's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: BFE, SW Oregon/SF BayO'rea
Oddometer: 3,735
THE PREP

...continued

So, many years ago I decided I needed a travelling companion. My needs were simple. An iconic figure who inspired millions. One who would listen when I had things to say. Someone to drink with who would not drink my beer and then explain they had a class in the morning. Hard to find...

I tried to get one of these, but alas, the company was out of business...




So I dug down deep. I searched my soul. What did we all need? What were we all looking for? What drove us daily?

Very simple. Pussy.

Voila!! I give you, Bill the Cat.



Bill (the Biker Pussy) has been sitting on back for about 60k miles now. Never a complaint. Never a jab in the ribs when dragging the pegs or going over a hundred. Wind, rain, sleet, snow, hail, 100+ degrees....no problem. He does not complain about the beer selection. Bill has gotten many a tourist to wander over, smiling and say "what the fuck is that?"

Bill has eased my way out of two tickets as the LEO's involved couldn't help but start laughing, giggling while issuing stern warnings. Indeed.



So that leaves Jay. My riding partner. The protagonist in this tale of (fake) adventure.

In our next installment, Jason, man of many farkles....
__________________
"...when I handed the 40 ouncer to him, he got that far off stare that a cat gets when it just gets done licking its ass for the last 15". Yeah, THAT stare." -WTF-Over
"Don't come in here with your thoughtfulness, empathy, and reason... this is shit, up with which, I shall not put." -Boondoggle

DaFoole screwed with this post 02-27-2013 at 12:22 PM
DaFoole is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 05:02 PM   #4
DaFoole OP
WARPED Idjit
 
DaFoole's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: BFE, SW Oregon/SF BayO'rea
Oddometer: 3,735
Where were we....oh yeah...Jay aka Jason aka the Hebe....

Jason and I met several years ago at work (ER) and formed a common bond over bikes. He, at the time was running around on a sportbike (R1) and eventually "graduated" to a Harley (FLRJSTRRH...or whatever the fuck it is....)
He took a frenzied ride through the west on said steed and after an ass busting 2 wks was willing to listen. This led to the purchase of a WeeStrom which he has painted and then farkled to a level to get the most assiduous IBA type drooling...

Having OCD tends to help...

I'll get into all that later....

Lets talk about Jay... There are a few issues.

He tends to be too serious at times.....



He has a problem letting go...



He's not too stable at times....



He tends to find gravity warps....



He hates chain maintenance...



...and he loves good beer....



He's got a few things going for him....

A HAWT girlfriend...now his fiancee....

Here she is presenting and then ready to sample my Christmas sausage...





Gotta love the girl....

More to come....
__________________
"...when I handed the 40 ouncer to him, he got that far off stare that a cat gets when it just gets done licking its ass for the last 15". Yeah, THAT stare." -WTF-Over
"Don't come in here with your thoughtfulness, empathy, and reason... this is shit, up with which, I shall not put." -Boondoggle

DaFoole screwed with this post 02-27-2013 at 12:26 PM
DaFoole is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 05:48 PM   #5
nivs
Rocket Surgeon
 
nivs's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Bakken Basin
Oddometer: 42
This probably isn't going to be Sibersky Extreme II, but I am definitely subscribing. Should be good.
nivs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 05:49 PM   #6
rnrdozer
Gnarly Adventurer
 
rnrdozer's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Chico, ca.
Oddometer: 214
subscribed already Dafoole!
__________________
Riding big pigs in baja
rnrdozer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #7
Scubalong
Studly Adventurer
 
Scubalong's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: So Cal
Oddometer: 562
Woooo Hooooo

Great start
Which day are you heading out? I might be getting a bad flu soon
Scubalong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #8
DaFoole OP
WARPED Idjit
 
DaFoole's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: BFE, SW Oregon/SF BayO'rea
Oddometer: 3,735
South on March 8th or 9th as I recall.....
__________________
"...when I handed the 40 ouncer to him, he got that far off stare that a cat gets when it just gets done licking its ass for the last 15". Yeah, THAT stare." -WTF-Over
"Don't come in here with your thoughtfulness, empathy, and reason... this is shit, up with which, I shall not put." -Boondoggle

DaFoole screwed with this post 02-25-2013 at 06:39 PM
DaFoole is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 07:05 PM   #9
DaFoole OP
WARPED Idjit
 
DaFoole's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: BFE, SW Oregon/SF BayO'rea
Oddometer: 3,735
So PREP...

Well, it seems we have been a bit busy though it's all hazy right now....

I did a bit of research here.... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=812249


Got a whole lotta good info from a lot of great people....

Anyway, there are common concerns in Baja...

Where to stay, when am I gonna get the shits, where is the next gas, who's the hottest salsa singer...

The list tends to be endless...

We decided to start with the basics...

Let's try to prevent this....





...and this....






Cause a' these....







So....I got one of these from an inmate.





Turn your dirty-ass minds off!! It's not a marital aid...(well....I guess it could be....) ...it sterilizes water when you cannot find bottled water. See. I care dammit!

Research has not been definitive as to cleaning/sterilizing other things.....



Otherwise were gonna have to stock UP!!!



..to be continued...
__________________
"...when I handed the 40 ouncer to him, he got that far off stare that a cat gets when it just gets done licking its ass for the last 15". Yeah, THAT stare." -WTF-Over
"Don't come in here with your thoughtfulness, empathy, and reason... this is shit, up with which, I shall not put." -Boondoggle

DaFoole screwed with this post 02-26-2013 at 09:41 AM
DaFoole is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 07:41 PM   #10
Bgunn
Mucha distancia
 
Bgunn's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Location: Rockford Wa
Oddometer: 1,270
Let' er rip....

Looking forward to this journey
Bgunn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 08:11 PM   #11
yaw
lost
 
yaw's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Republic of PDX Oregon
Oddometer: 73
We be Baja bound!

Dafoolest,

I'm already enjoying your report! what a great start. tWe depart Portland this Sunday and plan about three weeks piddling around Baja. Our first trip there as well. Hope we run into you guys so we can toss some beers. We'll be the guys picking our Yamaha wr250 r's up outta the dirt.
__________________
08 yamaha wr250x
07 ktm 990s sold
67 bmw r69s sold
yaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #12
DaFoole OP
WARPED Idjit
 
DaFoole's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: BFE, SW Oregon/SF BayO'rea
Oddometer: 3,735
Quote:
Originally Posted by yaw View Post
Dafoolest,

I'm already enjoying your report! what a great start. tWe depart Portland this Sunday and plan about three weeks piddling around Baja. Our first trip there as well. Hope we run into you guys so we can toss some beers. We'll be the guys picking our Yamaha wr250 r's up outta the dirt.
We'll be the guys lolling around beaches farting and scratching....

Hope to see y'all there!!
__________________
"...when I handed the 40 ouncer to him, he got that far off stare that a cat gets when it just gets done licking its ass for the last 15". Yeah, THAT stare." -WTF-Over
"Don't come in here with your thoughtfulness, empathy, and reason... this is shit, up with which, I shall not put." -Boondoggle

DaFoole screwed with this post 02-25-2013 at 09:28 PM
DaFoole is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 07:54 AM   #13
ROAD DAMAGE
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Steamboat Springs, COLORADO
Oddometer: 838
Okay DaFoole

Against my better judgement ............... I'm in!

I'll be following along mostly out of respect for my deceased Mother ............... your avatar pic looks just like her.


Travel safely and have fun amigos. Okay, let's ride!
__________________
Formerly known as: Routt County Rob
ROAD DAMAGE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 08:15 AM   #14
Montek
Eternal Noob
 
Montek's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Where ever the motobike is
Oddometer: 888
u da funny man

love the intro to your trip!!!!!
this sounds like a wreck and I am all for watching wrecks happen.
Seriously, I am in. I think I laugh at every post you make. Where in thee hell do you come up with all the pics, a tat with diarrhea, microbials talking about poo, a riding buddies fiancee doing really cool stuff to a present, just to damn funny not to ride along with ya
__________________
Adventure for a Lifetime
I may be a poor rider, but my bike sure is SLOW
Montek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 08:29 AM   #15
DaFoole OP
WARPED Idjit
 
DaFoole's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: BFE, SW Oregon/SF BayO'rea
Oddometer: 3,735
Quote:
Originally Posted by Montek View Post
love the intro to your trip!!!!!
this sounds like a wreck and I am all for watching wrecks happen.
Seriously, I am in. I think I laugh at every post you make. Where in thee hell do you come up with all the pics, a tat with diarrhea, microbials talking about poo, a riding buddies fiancee doing really cool stuff to a present, just to damn funny not to ride along with ya

As a friend noted, "my hard drive is a descent into one of Dante's hells..."

__________________
"...when I handed the 40 ouncer to him, he got that far off stare that a cat gets when it just gets done licking its ass for the last 15". Yeah, THAT stare." -WTF-Over
"Don't come in here with your thoughtfulness, empathy, and reason... this is shit, up with which, I shall not put." -Boondoggle
DaFoole is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014