Bestiality in Baja

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by pluric, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Last year several of the Utards went to Baja on smaller bore bikes. They had a great time
    and I asked if maybe they could put together a trip for us Beast owners. I had recently
    picked up a Yamaha Super Tenere and wanted to see what it could do. After the usual I'm
    in, nope out, maybe?, what dates again?, schedule changes it got narrowed to 4 riders.

    With the mild winter two of us wanted to risk riding out of Salt Lake City. The trailer trash
    would go the next day with the plan to meet in Yuma to cross the border.

    Our Saturday departure was dry and cool. Not too bad to ride in. The trailer boys who went the
    next day hit a full winter storm leaving SLC.

    We had Ken (ADV Walrus, Stephan (Retrograde) Eric (non ADV) and Me, Rick or (Pluric)

    Eric and I just before leaving SLC....

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    Eric has a second home in St George Utah so we stayed the first night there.
    Coming into St George I had pushed the gas range a bit to far. I had two one and half
    gallon jerry cans on top of each bag so I was a little casual about stopping for gas until
    it was too late.:shog

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    In my defense the Tenere's mpg dropped to 30 miles to the gallon at a brisk pace.:huh

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    In the morning the weather had us a little concerned for what the rest of the day would be like..

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    The rain cleared out soon and we were off to Yuma. Had to get our fix on Route 66.

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    Eric had heard of this funky little town called Oatman. Kinda by Kingman. After a day and a half of
    straight boring slab it turned into these really tight twisties getting into Oatman. I was quite surprised
    pulling into town. Had no idea a place like this existed.

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    Free range Burros were quite friendly.

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    This guy had quite a musical combination going and was pretty entertaining.

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    Eric tried to steal the show.

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    Couldn't be about me. I've been told I'm more of a horse's ass.

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    I would have never made it as a robber or a farmer.

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  2. rnrdozer

    rnrdozer Been here awhile

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    :lurk got to love the beasts in Baja! Or as some of us call them big pigs! Hope to see that Tenrea on some dirt!
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  3. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Our first road incident was a flat on Eric's GS. Rolled into a Lowe's parking lot.
    That's lake Havasu in the background. Put a sticky plug in and were soon back
    on the road.

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    The plug made it until it was nice and dark and decided to bail. We get to do it again in
    dark. Lubed it up with tire patch glue and gave it an extra twist to ball up in the tire.

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    Grabbed a motel in Yuma and met up with Ken and Stephan in the morning.
    Did some running around trying to get Eric's tire fixed on the US side before
    crossing he border. Not one shop or tire store would touch it. I've mentioned
    in other ride reports my disappointment with US shops and how picky they
    are about what they will work on.

    Here's Stephan just over the border getting our tourist papers and Visa stamped.
    Really easy crossing. Didn't ask for anything other than our passports and $25.

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    Fist tire place had Eric's bike fixed in about 15 minutes. Same thing happened on
    a Copper Canyon ride a few years back. $5 dollars then and $5 now. Held the rest of
    the trip.

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  4. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I knew the suspense would be to much. Here's a taste.:lol3

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  5. jnorton1

    jnorton1 Been here awhile

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    Looking good so far!
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  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    We are all sorted out and on the way to San Felipe to get a food fix for
    Stephans tape worm. I tease. The guy did have food on the mind all the time.

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    I wasn't sure whether to tip this guy for playing or give him more to stop.:scratch

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    First night was in a Palapa at Kiki's.

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    The bored snowbirds came out of the wood work to visit. Very friendly group of people.:D

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  7. Trailtwister

    Trailtwister To the peak!

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  8. Utah Bones

    Utah Bones Gas X ready!

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  9. trackhead

    trackhead Utard Wankster

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    Vernal and Ryman are missing their ass.
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  10. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    :lol3:lol3:lol3

    It felt like Prom Night in Wyoming.
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  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    These guys seem to have it figured out. Come down park their rigs on the beach
    and just hang out. Most have Jeeps or bikes and will head out into the desert for
    a few days then come back and start over.

    You can see the circle of chairs. Close nit group that have a fire pit at night
    and sit around and chat.

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    That's an active lighthouse in the background. The boat was to remind me
    where I was. I honestly have a very hard time remembering travel spots.
    I'm hoping Ken or Stephan will jump in and name off areas we were in.

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    Speaking of Ken... sometimes he seems a little unclear on the concept.:dunno

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    Last I saw him he still had not thumbed a ride.

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    I had brought my own ride.

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    You would have to know Eric to appreciate the inside humor here.
    He's very quiet and easy to get along with. Spoke the best Spanish of
    our group and does a fair amount of humanitarian work in Mexico.

    Last year we were on a Southern Utah ride in some remote areas.
    We had just set up our tents and getting ready to build a fire when he
    asked "So what is the movie tonight?" He sounded dead serious. He was.
    I was laughing reminding him where we were and why did he think there would
    be a movie? He just kinda shrugged his shoulders and thought it was not an
    unreasonable request.

    So for this ride I packed a 9" portable DVD player in as a joke. Guess who had a movie
    almost every night?:lol3

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  12. 20valves

    20valves Yamaholic

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    :thumb Looks like fun. Kinda disappointing that the flat couldn't be tended to in the states.

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  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I was out walking the town taking a few pictures, I saw this boat l liked and started to click away.
    I went up to it to get a shot with me on board and a guy comes out of the cabin. Opps, guess he
    lived on it. You just never know what will be used for housing in Mexico.

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    First of many poser shots. We were excited for our first ocean/road combo shots.

    Eric on his 1150GS.

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    KTM Ken.

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    Stephan on another 1150GS.

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    The Yamaha was feeling a little more frisky.

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    Nice curves along the ocean. Big grins to ride in.

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  14. pchGS

    pchGS Mark

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    Nice shots, I hope to be seeing those views late next week. Ride safe! :D
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  15. roarin calhoun

    roarin calhoun Been here awhile

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    Pluric, that picture above where you're puttin the make on that mule? You say,"it's like prom night in Wyoming". THAT'S FUNNY !!! :rofl:lol3. You better stay outta Wyoming tho. All their mules are spoken for,ya noed. Looks like yer havin a blast down there.
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  16. CRP6001

    CRP6001 Photographer

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    Excellent report. One of my goals is to ride Baja. Inspirational. CRP
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  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I can proudly say I married way up from the mule.:raabia

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  18. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    So we are suppose to finally hit dirt today. Going down the road there was a nice
    rock formation just off shore. Eric thought it looked cool and said "Let's go down there".

    I told him to pull his bike up for a scenic shot. This was as close as he got.:lol3

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    I have to admit it's way more funny when it's not your bike.:deal

    This is the shot he wanted.

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    After getting him out he did get his own rock shot too.

    This was interesting to me. We were flying down great pavement when it's just gone.:huh
    No pavement ending sign or any indication of what was coming up.

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    The good news was it was more of this.....finally!

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    I became the defacto forward man to take shots of riders coming. I was pushing the
    Yamaha hard and will pay for that later in the report.:bluduh

    Here comes the group.

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    After getting shots I would pass again to get to the front. I wasn't thinking about
    Stephan shitting his pants as the Tenere wizzed by. Another Opps. I got to hear about
    that for a while. I believe his line was "I'm just an insurance saleman trying to stay up.
    you're and old racer who scared the shit out of me". So the next time I pull up along
    side of him honk, wave, rev the motor so he sees me and I get an ADV salute in return.
    Geez, can't please anyone around here.:D
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  19. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    My first time down. It was REALLY fun. Better hurry, seems they are paving everything.
    Did Copper Canyon (RR in my profile) a few years ago. That was as much or more fun.
    I think the ocean helped give this an edge.
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  20. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Lunch time. All we do is eat and ride eat and ride eat and.... not that there is anything
    wrong with that.

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    Beautiful setting. Not one soul on the beach. I fact this whole ride everywhere we
    went we were about the only people there.

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    I did need help getting out of this one.

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    While we were eating Eric had left his lights on. He already had been having some weak
    battery issues and that was the nail in the coffin. I had jumper cables, but his battery is a
    little bit of a pain to get to. Tried to just let my bike charge his a little through the battery tender
    hook up. About then I felt lunch getting ready to escape and had to run. (no pun intended)

    By the time I was back from my adventure with a waterless toilet they had pushed started the Beemer.
    I had found another water source to fill the toliet tank. I couldn't leave that calling card for the next person.:puke1

    My daughter's name so I took this shot.

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