Baja Adventure Riders

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

  1. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    [​IMG]Last time I rode a bike in baja was in 2009. have not been able to return because of issues with my passport. I have an appointment with home land security Feb to try to fix the problem.
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  2. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Yo Ben, what up hermano ... I know that spot although it was a different race going through on this trip

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  3. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    Hey Todd. I have done the Rosarito to Ensenada bike ride also. I would love the look on the guys faces with $3000 carbon bikes when I passed them up on a 1978 universal road bike.:rofl
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  4. Klammer

    Klammer Old and Grumpy

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    I've got 9 R to E rides under my belt. It's always amuzing to watch those riders with racing jerseys, tights, completely shaven, $$$$ bikes, on the side of los Tigres with their legs peeled backwards with cramps as I pass by on my old full suspension mountain bike with old man highrise handlebars.:evil
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  5. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    On our last trip down, we had no idea the R to E bike race was going on. We were slugging it out with traffic on the old road until we decided to become moto escorts like on the Tour de France. Pace picked up considerably.

    I did ride along side some guys that looked like they were having a fun ride and asked them what was up. One of them answered with "shot and beer every mile." Wonder if they made it all the way to Ensenada?
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  6. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Yeah, that's doable. When we raced the 24hr Mtn Bike races, we averaged 2+ beers per lap over the full 24hrs.
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  7. Burmshot

    Burmshot Born to ride

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    Heading out on the 12-18 for the 2013 Baja 1000.

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  8. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    I'm out for the Baja 1K. Learned the pit crew I was assigned to will be an alternate crew on standby. Since I was going to have to reschedule a work commitment in order to make the 1000, I won't be heading down.

    Hope you guys going have a great time, Rich has a good ride plan put together.

    :ricky
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  9. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Bummer dood. :huh
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  10. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    It's coming up quick! :clap I'll be there from the 13th - 17th with KLRrob. Staying @ Mike's Wednesday, camp @ Alphonsina's or Rancho Grande Thursday, motel @ Alphonsina's Friday, Coyote Cal's Saturday. I've got my steekers ready! :wink:
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  11. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    I'm bummed not to be able to join, weather will probably be perfect. Call or email Coyote Cal's so he can have the curry ling cod prepped for you.
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  12. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    I was working in national city on Sunday, spotted the Hansen helicopter team hauling down to the border. Imagine a long school bus with the back half turned into a flatbed to hold the race car. Awesome rig!
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  13. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    What's ling cod? If it's seafood, I'll pass. :lol3
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  14. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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  15. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    Fuckin-A! Awesome side-by-side footage. That suspension is working well!
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  16. Crashed Bad

    Crashed Bad Big man, little bike

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    Crossing at Mexicali on Friday for a few days of riding and hope to catch up with the Race for the Wounded crew on their pre-run. If you see 3 Super Enduros with lots of lights, say hi. San Flippy, Gonzaga Bay, Coco's and Coyote Cal's on the hit list.

    Rick
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  17. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    If anyone sees 3 super enduros ... take a picture!!
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  18. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Teams should be leaving soon

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  19. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    A friend and I are going on Friday the 15th, just for the day. We are crossing the border at Tecate and going out to the south end of the dry lake, Laguna Salada. We got the GPX track from the SCORE web site to pick up the race course where they come out of the mountains and head out across the flats. Should be a good spot to see the trophy trucks doing 130! :D
    It sucks the bikes are starting at 11:00pm on Thursday. :becca
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  20. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    Sounds like a sweet plan.