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Old 02-20-2014, 10:33 AM   #1
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Wink OSO LOCO!! Baja Edition: Oso Tired - Sand and Single Track. And Rocks. And Snow

After our successful Oso Loco Ride last summer, the Osos wanted to ride together again.

It didnít take long to decide on Baja.

We had a great ride last year on The Baja Wan-Thousand, but this time I wanted to do some trails I hadnít had a chance to do yet.
They were going to be single track and deep sand and still others would be extremely rocky.
Because of these conditions I thought it would be better to do it solo - that meant, LittleWan would be staying home.
She was not happy with me. Actually, I was sleeping with one eye open.
Unfortunately for you, the reader, LittleWan did stay home so you are going to be stuck with me, trying to muddle my way through a ride report.
On the plus side there won't be any Mameshiba.

We were looking for a ride that would be difficult for big bikes. As luck would have it Moto Vaquero did a RR last spring that fit the bill perfectly.
His 21 Days Exploring Baja report had single track, sand and just the right amount of rocks. Best of all he posted his tracks for all to use.
Gracias, Sancho - canít thank you enough.

What had me excited was most of these trails would be new.
Moto Vaquero gave strong and wise warnings that most of the trails were not suitable for big bikes.

We had 13 riding days to fill with the best riding we could.

(Bartek990) Bartek is back for more.

(KTMADV) Ceasar always up for a good time.

(licascurtu) Lica came down from Canada, completely STOKED to be riding Baja again.

And me (BigWan) Matt

Let's Go!!
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:42 AM   #2
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:44 AM   #3
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:46 AM   #4
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Very interested to see how you guys handle the technical sections of Window Rock on those bikes. This will be interesting!

I don't think Bill Nichols had those bikes in mind when he cut it.

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Old 02-20-2014, 10:59 AM   #5
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Oh Yah, this is gonna be good . Y'all fasten your seatbelts.

Matt, I wasn't sure if you were going to buy me a beer or punch me in the nose after you got back from this ride .

You guys are studs taking big bikes on some of this stuff.
I'm not day dreaming, I'm prerunning

21 days exploring Baja
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:01 AM   #6
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Thumb Don't sell yourself short Bigwan...

No, I don't know where that road goes, let's find out!
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:11 AM   #7
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Subscribed! Feel free to leave out the mamasheiba, but don't short us on the Ron Swanson Parks and Rec references! (your ride reports are the single reason my wife and I watched all 5 seasons on Netflix this past winter!

Can't wait for the details on this one!
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:21 AM   #8
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:33 AM   #9
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Can't wait to read this one
5 weeks in Baja
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:35 AM   #10
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I`m soooooo in. Another OSOME adventure
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:48 AM   #11
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:20 PM   #12
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:41 PM   #13
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All I did since I got back was looking at pics and watching videos from the Baja trip. Can't believe it's all over.....such an amazing ride Osos.
Thanks Matt again for having me and putting it together. I can only imagine how time consuming this report will be but it keeps the ride alive in our GO OSO GO
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:54 PM   #14
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:29 PM   #15
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