2010 Baja 1000 pics & vids

Discussion in 'Photos' started by EZ300, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. EZ300

    EZ300 Long timer

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    I had the priveledge of racing in the 2010 Baja 1000 this last month.
    Thought I'd share some pics and videos with you.
    Competing in the Baja 1000 is a huge undertaking.
    We had
    * 4 chase vehicles,
    * 6 support/chase drivers,
    * 8 satellite phones,
    * one command center that was manned 24 hours a day for 48 hours and
    * 5 racers.

    We entered in the Pro Motorcycle class and were racing against top pros such as Ricky Johnson, Troy Lee, Louie Franco and Jeff Kaplan. We fought hard through 1061 miles and broken bones (one foot and one collarbone) to finish 4th place in our class. In a total time of around 31 hours.


    Coco’s corner.
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    Me & Tyler with Coco
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    Pre-running down to Gonzaga Bay
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    San Felipe Sunrise
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    Prepping the race bike
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    Lunch at the Bay of LA
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    Sun setting on a 350 mile day of pre running
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    San Felipe sunrise
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    View from my hotel in San Felipe
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    Contingency
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    1x
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    8x
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    My after “self portrait’s” after 260 miles non-stop!

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    Finish line! (Check out the hand guards.)
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    LaPaz after party!
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    After race therapy center
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    The moon over the Sea of Cortez on the Ferry to Topolabampo
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    Here's a link to all the pics: http://ez.smugmug.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumID=14775708&AlbumKey=EJHuP


    Videos:

    2010 Baja 1000 video / Coco's Corner to El Crucero
    Baja 1000 video / Bike 401x
    We had a pretty good race going until our 2nd rider went down in the whoops of Old Puertecitios road and broke his collar bone. He limped it another 60 miles to Coco's corner. I was supposed to get on at Bay of LA but we had to run up to Coco's where I would take over for him and just add his mileage to my section. We lost about an hour and a lot of positions with this delay.
    http://contour.com/stories/2010-baja-1000-cocos-corner-to-el-crucero
    2010 Baja 1000 video / El Crucero to Bay of LA
    Super fun section onboard with me on bike 401X. This was a lot of fun. Whoops suck but it's part of Baja.
    http://contour.com/stories/2010-baja-1000-el-crucero-to-bay-of-la
    2010 Baja 1000 video / Bay of LA headed to San Ignacio
    Dusty and into the night. Dusk and dust were terrible making it hard to see. Not the greatest vid as i forgot to periodically clean the lens. [​IMG] Enjoy
    http://contour.com/stories/2010-baja-1000-bay-of-la-to-next-baja-pit--2
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  2. OhBoy

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    Nice!:freaky
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  3. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Congrats on the solid finish, thanks for the pics and I hope your injured riders heal up quickly :clap
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  4. Sportakus

    Sportakus Been here awhile

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    Ohhh yeahh... :clap

    Impressionant thanks...:freaky
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