Baja, the Long Way

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by HardWorkingDog, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    You're welcome, Bob. From reading LittleWan's reports I'm guessing there's a connection with firetrucks... :lol3

    Did you catch the collection at Tecopa Springs?
    3rd photo down.
  2. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    No, I missed them. I only remember thinking of a great place to camp and checking out your tents and gear.

    So thanks for the Fire Engines!
  3. Bear Creek West

    Bear Creek West Been here awhile

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    Thoroughly enjoyable read! Baja is on my hit list in the next few years - your report just made me a little hungrier for it! LOVE the ride, surf, fish, camp and repeat...
    :clap
  4. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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    Excellent report, HWD, thanks for taking us along. One more plan for retirement...
    Re the DR tail light breaking - the flush mount DR250 tail light is a direct fit, maybe the breakage is why it's a popular mod'? And yeah, the DR weighs ~60# more than your 250, but it's a dry weight!:D
  5. stickman1432

    stickman1432 Crusty Adventurer

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    Have the TVIP taken care of (canceled) in La Paz or Ensenada. You do not need a TVIP in Baja at all. You might need your visa but again no TVIP. If you try to cancel it in TJ you will have a very large cluster fuck. :eek1

    Hardworkingdog is OK slightly incorrect on the TVIP issue...........again there is no need for a TVIP at all in Baja, north or south period...............
  6. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Yeah. :baldy

    Actually, I prefer just slightly incorrect, but what do I know. I imagine doing it in La Paz would work, and
    of course you don't need the permit at all if you stay in Baja. It seemed to me that turning in the tvip is something
    you do as you leave the host country. Oh well, more conflicting advice for RMO.

    This ride report is probably not the best place to have discussions about tvip's anyway
  7. stan.riner

    stan.riner Been here awhile

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    I just read your whole report the last two evenings. thanks for posting it.

    We're going on a guided 3 day tour next week. There's 9 of us. 7 of us are from Hawaii and 2 from the mainland. A couple of other guys that we don't know will be there. My older brother is meeting us to go. He taught me to ride as a kid and I've only ridden with him once in 20-something years.


    I'm definitely going to do the whole thing some day. That time with your son will be cherished forever. I can't imagine being able to do that with my dad.
  8. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    Great RR HWD !!

    Thanks for all the hard work and detailed information
  9. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Thanks J P :D

    Glad to see you resurrect this report. I was hurtin' bad after the Sharks game last night :huh, and went to sleep by reliving some of Baja TLW...

    What a great trip, I'm anxious to top that, or at least try.
  10. Tracks1

    Tracks1 Arctic Rider

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    Thanks for the great RR...it reminds me of how much I miss Baja...Thanks:clap:clap
  11. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    You're welcome, Tracks1! Glad you found this and spent the heartbeats to read it. Making plans to head back down this winter...
    my wife REALLY wants to hear the whales breathing in San Ignacio Lagoon. It'll either be on 4 wheels or she'll be riding pillion.





    Probably 4 wheels. :deal
  12. Tracks1

    Tracks1 Arctic Rider

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    Maybe I'll see you. I'll be on a G650X.
  13. Wudsracer

    Wudsracer Adventurer

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    Mr. Dog,
    This was so good that I had to come back and read it again.

    I'm looking forward to reading you ride report on the return journey.

    Good Riding to You!
    Jim
  14. BRUTSQD

    BRUTSQD 2 scoops of stupid

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    Just now ran across this RR. Stellar work and looks like one hell of a father son trip. Heading down to Baja on Sunday, may have to hunt down a couple of the spots you stayed at
    -T
  15. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Hey Jim! Somehow I missed your comment...the return journey was fantastic but no writeup, it was Baja on 4WD. :lol3

    Glad you enjoyed it. Have a great trip!
  16. Wudsracer

    Wudsracer Adventurer

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    Mr. HWD,
    We're going to try to make Spudfest this year.
    I think it's going to be the second week in August. Think about it. It would be cool to see y'all.

    Good Riding to You!


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  17. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Definitely thinking about it.

    I finally gave up on usenet :cry so send me an email or pm if you have any info.
  18. dcwn.45

    dcwn.45 Frozen Rider

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    Great trip and report!
    I am planning a Baja trip in a year [dont have exact date yet, when is the best time?]
    I have done a couple trips with my Dad, so I especially enjoyed that aspect .
    Love Mexico, can't wait to return.
    Thanks for taking the time to write this up, I know how much work it is.
  19. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Thanks for reading! It was a lot of work but it's worth it. :D

    I don't know exactly what the best time is, but other than the middle of summer any time you can make it work is going to be a great time.
  20. catfish

    catfish Squidicus Adventurous

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    Charlie, what a fantastic adventure with your son!!! Your ride report has been very hard to put down! HOURS later ... WOW!

    Great job! Thank you for sharing!!! :clap

    Catfish ...