Baja Adventure Riders

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by bigtodd, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    I will be watchig this thread- been riding Baja every year since the early 90's. Raced the 100 last year as part of a 3-bike team that included one team of 3-amputees - who all hauled major ass- (All 3- teams finished in top ten spots- I was on the 14X team).

    Will agree that it's changed over the years- but there are still neat spots to ride. In May we rode from Yuma, across the Altar Dunes down the mainland to Guyamas. Then took a ferry across to Santa Rosalia and rode back to Tecate.

    getting older and just bought a Tiger - its never gonna see Baja the way I like it- but my 450 is always ready to go:D

    Good times.
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  2. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Subscribed.....:clap
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  3. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    +1

    I'll be riding down for the 1k next month. Anyone else here going? Maybe we can get a Baja 1k ride together. :ricky
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  4. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Hey Rich - I'll be heading down on Wed the 12th and will be working a pit crew with JCR. I will have a better idea of where I'll be after our pit logistics meeting on the 3rd.

    They are using a new format this year with the bikes and quads taking off at 11:00 pm and the trucks and cars leaving at 7:00 the next morning.

    Hope to see you there.
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  5. WallyWhirled

    WallyWhirled Been here awhile

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    Don't shortchange yourself. For greater challenge, get a bigger bike, a really tall bike. 2 cylinder, 1200 cc minimum. Lots of stuff to piss you off on a big bike that you'd laugh at on a small bike. :deal Ride street tires. Carry extra tires. Carry 2 months worth of gear, food and alcohol on a 2-day trip. At least 10 gallons of fuel. Do it 2-up. Sit backwards on the bike. I'm sure a creative guy like you can think of lots more ways to have fun and challenge yourself. Add tacos and beer and it's all good.
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  6. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Going thru some old pics ... Baja can be spectacular

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  7. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Told my self I would never go back.....but these pictures are just too much to refuse....:clap
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  8. El Zorrillo

    El Zorrillo charity case

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    I'd like to go also. If I can make it, I'll take the big bike and stick to the easy stuff. Knowing the weird start time they're using this year, I'd like to go a little further south so I can see the bikes go through during daylight. As the date gets closer I'll send some PM's so I can coordinate with you. Thanks!
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  9. CA Stu

    CA Stu Tremendous slouch Super Moderator

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    I may be up for a Baja 1000 trip too... Been down there in with folks from here 3 or 4 times already, always a good time. :thumb

    Keep me posted!

    Gracias
    BN Stu
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  10. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    If you ask me- That new start time sucks - Usually the mexicans are hung over from partying the night before. Now the guys get to ride all night straight through a wild party. I am afraid a few Guys are going to get hurt.

    And- JCR pits rule!!- Great support
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  11. 805gregg

    805gregg Long timer

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    I'd love to do another Baja trip, I'm an old Baja hand, first trip as a small boy with my parents 1957, first trip to the tip 1973. Now retired so anytime is good except dead of winter, I spent X-mas there in the early 80's and it was very cold (down jacket cold) so winter (Dec-Feb) is out.
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  12. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Wally, is that two-up idea an invite? It sounds like a Fabulous experience (said with a slight lisp and a flick of the wrist)!
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  13. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    I'll be there about 20 miles south of San Felipe somewhere between mile 250 and 300. So the fastest bikes will be coming through when it's still dark. The trucks will be coming through that area somewhere around noon.
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  14. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Might have to head down for the 1000...

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  15. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    What the hell....single track and dinosaur bones?.....in and in
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  16. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Plenty of single track...
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  17. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Whale skeleton on the beach is awesome! Good thing I got there before total decomp and was able to get the foreskin for my BMW Rallye suit

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    Life can be hard in Baja

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  18. sito

    sito Time to start the next chapter!

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    Mike in Mexico? :huh
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  19. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    I had a "bad" experience.....why aren't you helping me over come it?....:lol3
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  20. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Same for me. I'll hold your hand !

    I just talked to M1. I'm in !

    Better go find that passport
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