Around the World in 800 Days

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  1. DieZiege

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    Fantastic trip report, thanks for sharing!

    It looks like you’ve added an additional lower crash guard to the r1200GS Adv. Can you please provide manufacturer information for this part?
  2. HeyWhatever

    HeyWhatever HTFU !

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    I think I hate you!!!

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  3. flyingdutchman177

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    I think I got it from AltRider
    It is a nice part and I am happy with it

    Ed

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  5. GSqr

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    amen!!!

  6. GSqr

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    I have to back Ed up on this. I have done three tours with Chris Haines: (1) with the legend himself leading the charge and Claus the CHP motorcycle dirt rider as sweeper on a 3 day to Mike's Ranch.(2) an Enseneda to Cabo 6 day trip last year with Pepe La Paz, George, Oscar and Santana and (3)last week with Ed, Oscar, Santana and Arturo. Ed kept my ass safe from washouts but could not prevent me from being a smartass and nearly terminating myself.

    But I've got to say Chris Haines Tours are the most well planned and executed dirt bike rides I've had to honor to be part of. From the riders to the drivers to Chris himself, this is a class act. If you haven't done it GO DO IT!!!!

  7. flyingdutchman177

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    Another two inches and we would have had to use that rope to pull your body up and we would have needed a stronger rope to get the job done.
  8. flyingdutchman177

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    Thanks for the kind words GSQR............your check is in the mail
    Now may I suggest you use your bribe money on some riding lessons. :D

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  9. flyingdutchman177

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    After riding (and surviving) 6 days thru Baja, we get to Cabo and it is time to let loose. If you have never been to Cabo, I would compare it to a smaller version of Las Vegas.
    In Vegas, they say.........what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas
    In Mexico, they say............... a gentleman has no memory
    And for many of us, this percisely what happened.

    Here's team Colombia at the start of the evening. It only goes downhill from there......LOL

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    That first picture was after our first 1.5L bottle of Clase Azul Tequila. This next picture is when we are on our 7th!

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    Yours truly showing some signs of wear from the tequila

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    We went out to another bar, had even more tequila, and then Santiago and decided to make a 2 am taco run to try and absorb some the tequila in our guts

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    this report just gets better than better! it aint a party til someone's on the luggage cart!
  14. flyingdutchman177

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    and those are the stories I can share

  15. MOTOSOTO

    MOTOSOTO Light Fuse and Get Away!

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    -excellent ride reporting!
  16. flyingdutchman177

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    Thanks MOTOSOTO
    Have fun this week on your Cabo ride
    I will look forward to seeing your pictures and hearing your stories.
    Let's see if your group can top 10 bottles of tequila
    Ha!

  17. GSqr

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    Amen to that too Fast Eddie!

  18. flyingdutchman177

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    I guided a 4 day Northern Baja tour for Chris Haines this past weekend.
    This trip was extra special because I brought qhfan2 along with me
    The first night we stayed at Las Rosas Resort and Spa which is one of the best places to stay in Ensenada

    Here's the view from our balcony

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    Here's a view of the Ocean and pool area at sunset

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    qhfan2 enjoying the hot tub overlooking the ocean at sunset

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    We even had a hot tub inside our room

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    Getting ready for dinner

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    Here's the view from our room looking out at the waves crashing on the rocks below. We left the sliding glass door open and let the waves serenade us to sleep

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    The next morning, the group getting ready to ride........starting at San Rafael Winery in Ojos Negros

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