Baja Adventure Riders

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

  1. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist

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    99.9% of all Arnie's pics have that same characteristic smile! He's going to be missed!!
  2. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist

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    Simpson Trail...

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    How bad can it get???

    It was an awesome ride!!
  3. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Who else would have that smile with a flat?

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  4. MotoBonita

    MotoBonita Ride more

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  5. MotoBonita

    MotoBonita Ride more

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    We will miss Arnie Fry...may he race in peace! He's such a great guy! Prayers for his family and Christie...such a loss for us!
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    i met arnie in Feb of 2012 at the SD Backcountry Rally. at the time, he was riding a BMW...:D
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    the signature smile
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    another time, at the otay mesa ride. @ oct. 2012. riding for the first time the SE
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    here inside the pozo saloon at the pozo frozo on jan of 2013. very sad to see both arnie and bill are gone.
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    great times
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  7. Zpower

    Zpower Adventurer

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    Rip Arnie , i don't know him but it's seam a good buddy . I'M planned to go baja in febuary , Do you know where i can find a good map of the baja for road and back road . I'M willing to buy from someone and paie the cost of the map and shipping . Thank's !
  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    for a long time, everyone was using the AAA Baja Map, but the auto club quit printing it.

    i have this one on my gps......http://www.lbmaps.com/

    National Geographic has Baja Norte and Baja Sur. they are good too.

    wish you a safe and fun trip.
  9. Zpower

    Zpower Adventurer

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    NSFW ThanK's , i order from CAA in Montreal and they just have for Mexico , i receive today and for the baja is useless for off road . For u'r trip it will be in febuary 2018 for 2 weeks in baja .
  10. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Ride In Peace....... Always a fun time with you Arnie....... Rest Easy Amigo

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  11. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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  12. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist

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    Zpower, For your GPS the E32 Maps are really good: http://cartografiagps.com/en/

    Unfortunately, good paper maps for Baja are now difficult to find. The AAA maps were pretty good but no longer in print. The Baja Almanac was very good, but also not in print and and the scoundrels trying to sell used copies are usually trying to get $500+ for 'em.

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    If you don't end up with anything, contact me around Jan and I can send you maps to use if you promise to the riding gods that you will send them back to me!
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  13. Zpower

    Zpower Adventurer

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    GalacticGs thank's a lot for u'r trust . I follow advice NSFW and order last night from amazone the Nat Géo Baja Map . I give a look at the E-32 map it's look very complete .
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  14. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Unbelievable...RIP

    2013 Noob Rally

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  15. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist

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    I plan to be sitting in Arnie's chair at Mike's Sky Rancho on Saturday night. I'll be toasting him with a margarita (or three)...

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  16. pepetrueba

    pepetrueba PEPEBAJA

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    Sad, met him up in Ramona, sold him some parts from my first 950 super enduro that Todd lite ended up purchasing from me. Stopped riding last year so once in a while I read the rides down Baja. Lived in TJ most of my life, so i started riding dirt roads down there mid 70's.
    Last Saturday lost a fellow rider that probably some fellow riders knew from this forum Morgan Langley from Escondido, he rode KTM 1190 adventure and 450EXC. bad accident in Pascual road Saturday morning, Sunday lost battle,
    ride safe and enjoy the camaraderie and hobby
    Pepe
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  17. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist

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    Sorry for the loss of your friend Pepe! Safe travels to all...
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  18. ToddLite

    ToddLite Been here awhile

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    Indeed incredibly sad times for many this week.

    Given Arnie's love of Baja seems fitting to post the details here for those asking. There will be a celebration of Arnie's life on Saturday September 30th, 12pm at the Ramona Fairgrounds located at 421 Aqua Ln, Ramona, CA 92065

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  19. MotoBonita

    MotoBonita Ride more

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    This photo brings so many memories...El Zorrillo and I call Arnie our matchmaker because he was that day. I have many great memories with Arnie. I won't forget the time I was trying to crash a ride/party in Laguna Hansen and I hear Arnie yell over as he is getting gas "what are you doing here?" I replied " I just showed up" then he asks "who are with?" and I reply " solo" and we had a good laugh over it. He says, " of course, you just show up".

    We will be there for the memorial and plan on leaving San Juan Capistrano at noon on bikes if anyone would like to ride with us, we can meet at our house or a spot nearby. Let's plan a Baja memorial ride.
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  20. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Would like to ride over to Ramona for sure.
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