Around the World in 800 Days

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  1. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    You can see our bikes below

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    Honey, are you drunk again?!?

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    thread just got better! :)
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    I too was a little worried about ol' Colombia and then I got there and fell in love, incredible riding, incredible people,. and just a damn good time!!! Enjoy it!!!! Everyone warned me and told me stories about Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, and Bolivia. Well those four Countries have been my favorite riding, cultures, and people so far into my trip!!
    Braaaaaap on my friend enjoy the ride!!
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    Yeah, I won't play the Indian's expensive games either. Usually I'm sympathetic to Indian causes, but almost nothing on this earth is worth 50$ to see.
    The free camping at Canyon De Chelle is no longer free....someone figured out that they were missing out on some loot. I expect the free camping at the Navajo Natl Monument will be the next to go.

    BTW, I'm loving your trip....and have much respect for you....
  5. flyingdutchman177

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    I totally agree!
    I am trying to include more pics of qhfan2 so you don't have to be subjected to seeing my ugly mug all the time
    I am going to start posting some pictures from my Baja Cabo trip today


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    I just lead a trip with 13 guys from Colombia down to Cabo. And they all said the same thing about their country. Plus I have 13 new friends from Colombia that are going to help me along the way.
    Now I can't wait to go!!!

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    Thanks for the kind words
    Sorry, but the Indians kind of bug me
    I know we are trying to correct a wrong done years ago, but I believe we have taken it too far.
    I can't build a casino on my land
    I have to pay taxes
    We are all Americans. We should have the same rules
    I tried to sneak in to the canyon but got caught. The Indians called me a few names and I got out of there before they had me arrested.


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    yo Ed. So strange to see you and Oscar in Alaska after just having finished our Baja trip. Oscar looks like he's frozen!
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    I think it's time the Indians got out of the 18th century and into the 21st. I think the reservations should be disbanded and returned to PUBLIC LAND. Otherwise these idiots are going to continue to live like victims, blaming us (or Bush) and have no future. Stop giving them hand-outs (just like those on welfare) and encourage them to assimilate to our culture, which they can do just fine while preserving their own.

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    I guide off road tours in Baja for Chris Haines. I just finished a 7 day trip to Cabo. We had 17 clients,,,,,,that is a big group. 13 of the guys were from Colombia, 2 from Texas, 1 from Wisconsin and one guy was from Australia but living in California. It was a really fun group
    Our first day, we rode from Ensenada to San Quintin.

    Here we are finding shade under a Cardon cactus

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    Riding along the Pacific Coast just south of Ensenada

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    La Bufadora
    Not the one with all the tourists south of Ensenada
    There are lots along the coast. We were lucky as the tides were right and the blowhole was shooting water 20 feet in to the air

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    Shipwrecks
    Or Punta San Jaciento

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    If you already don't know her.......meet Baja Barbie. She has been riding with me in Baja for the past 13 years. She has logged in over 100,000 miles down in Baja. And she has been on every one of my Baja trips except for one..........and on that trip, I broke my leg.

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    Who says that cows can't ride mototcycles. This cow was very stiff

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    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

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

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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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    Riders stopping to soak in the view
    Everything in Baja is so green right now

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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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    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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