Bestiality in Baja

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

  1. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    Wow, a Triumph shirt?? :eek1

    Where's the Yamaha shirt? :wink:

    Who makes the blue and black jacket you wearing?
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  2. roarin calhoun

    roarin calhoun Been here awhile

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    Gosh pluric, she the one who taught you to eat M&Ms by the shovel full? Lottsa shovel fulls in the past, from the looks of it. Anyway, how'd you like those tires in sand(Tourances???)? My tenere was quite squirrely with'm in sand,but so was my old GS12. Tenere is LOTS easier to keep upright with a leg plant, I thought(is lots less top heavy than the GS). Any opinions?
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  3. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I like to ride with long sleeve cotton shirts. I bought several vintage jerseys
    off a website. My last Triumph was a 200cc Tiger Cub.

    I forgot to pack the Yamaha jersey.

    The jacket is Firstgear. It's mesh. I think I have 7 or 8 First gear jackets.
    Always pleased with their quality.
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  4. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I had put a new set of K60s on before leaving SLC. First time I hit triple digits the bike felt like
    my old Strom.:eek1 Only more in the front end. Felt floaty and like it needed a fork brace. I had
    had my bike with a similar load and Tourance's with complete high speed stability.

    Got a little better as they worn in. The KTM didn't like speed so we kept it down some after a few days.

    Sand? Nothing works with a 600lb bike and sand. It was the old do I try to get the speed up and get
    on top risking a high paced crash or 1st gear wallow and tip. I voted for 1st gear wallow and tip.
    I'm too damn old to go over the bars at speed anymore.

    As you know the traction control defaults to TC1 when you turn the bike off. I forgot to put it
    to TC2. I'm trying to get through some sand pile and can't get the wheel to spin. That TC1 is
    very serious about not allowing wheel spin. The engine just wouldn't rev. On a funner note
    it was a gas to be in TC2 punch it in third and have the back end breaking loose at 60.
    The dash is flashing and it lets you play. I only turned it off completely to do a few wheelies.
    I may be old, but that doesn't mean I have to grow up.:D

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  5. Saso

    Saso chronically restless

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    Are you glad you put the K60s on for this trip or would the Tourances have been fine? Thanks for this RR - looking forward to more. :lurk
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  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Eric's BMW had Tourances. We all had trouble in the deep sand.(KTM not so much) Had my Tourances had enough
    tread to finish the round trip I would have left them on and been fine. I didn't want to change out
    rears mid ride. I like the Tourances much better on the pavement.

    I had read good reviews on the mileage the K60s were getting and it's true. They seem to wear well.

    Here is the rear tire after 3,900 miles. I never seem to get more than 4K out of rear tires. So it's doing well.

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  7. warp9man

    warp9man Gravel in my Travel

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  8. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    Thanks :D

    I excuse you since you had a Tiger :D
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  9. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    Is it over yet?

    :D

    I'll be back..............after I unload the bike and gear..........and upload the photos.......:deal
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  10. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Oh shit.

    Unload the bike? Oh yeah, I forgot it's a KTM thing.:augie
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  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    So it's off to Coco's Corner. I was so surprised to see this boat out here I pulled up
    to take a photo while still looking at the boat and washed the front end out.
    I just remember the music stopping and a jerk on my helmet as the earplugs got yanked
    from me being thrown off the side. Gave the side bag some, ahhhh, character?:cry

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    Coco was in and wheeling around on his quad.

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    A fellow Utard Warp9man was down a few weeks before us and noticed Coco needed
    an electrical part for his solar system. He bought one for Coco and asked Ken to make
    sure he got it. Ken wanted a similar pomp and ceremony as the Royal Wedding for
    the presentation, not quite, but the thought was there. Thanks Warp9!!!

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    I know these shots have been posted to the point of enough is enough, humor a first timer.

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    The underwear ceiling.

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    Wind chime fence.

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    Eric and Stephan join us.

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    Of course you have to sign the book after Coco told us of his hospital
    experience. I did learn the Spanish or slang word for penis. I now know
    four Spanish words. One that will really get me in trouble.:lol3

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    I was surprised after telling Coco he would have to pay me for being in this
    photo because I was a famous gringo he wouldn't do it. Some people's kids.:wink:

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    I am not proud to admit I used this. The other option was the open air one.
    Pride and ego went out the door years ago.

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  12. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    Some supplemental photos of the Algodones crossing.....

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    The group serenade on the south end of the San Felipe malecon.....which is under construction.....not the only malecon undergoing renovation BTW.

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    Kiki's version of palapa camping......10 feet in the air.....

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    The observant motocyclistas among you will note the D908 on the KTM....one reason for the Yuma starting point, as well as the reason you won't see pics of it taking a rest in the dirt.........:augie

    Morning on the beach below Kiki's...........

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  13. pchGS

    pchGS Mark

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    Shit still breaking it in I see! Hey, at least you claim them... :rofl:1drink
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  14. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    Our goal for the first week was to arrive in La Paz on Friday for Carnaval....the southern version of Mardi Gras....so I had tentatively planned a route running from the Sea of Cortez to the Pacific and then in to La Paz....for beasts.....even though the KTM was prepared for more dirt.....

    What we discovered is that many of the routes taken last year on the thumper ride are freshly graded and being prepped for pavement.....if you want to get to Coco's before that happens, you're running out of time.....I've heard that the paved route will bypass him by a mile or two......:cry:cry:cry

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    First casualty on the KTM was the right side KTM folding mirror....I felt a bump on my forearm and realized it was gone several miles before Coco's....maybe it will end up in his collection.......no harm, no foul.........:1drink
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  15. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Breaking it in is an understatement.:lol3 I've not dropped a big bike in years. This trip made up
    for that and then some. So worth it though.:clap
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  16. Todd-Squad

    Todd-Squad See Ya, Bye.

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    The same company that makes the yellow/black jacket, the red/black jacket and the grey/black jacket. Pluric is a collector of sorts. :)
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  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Hey Todd,:fyyff:lol3

    You are sooooo last year. You missed the new Desert Sand Firstgear Ranier.

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    Just fit in......

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    Color is unimportant, as long as it's XL. You know that.

    Apparently I also collect shit-flipping friends.:D
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  18. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Well here comes Stephan after leaving Coco's. Still has that trigger finger cocked.

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    Fortunately Steve was tired of that particular turn signal and also didn't need the gas capacity.

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    The dirt road T's into pavement just behind me. Eric and I were talking while we waited
    for the other Beasts and he just goes " My bag is gone". Sure enough neither one of had
    noticed his side bag had another agenda.

    About then Ken show up with some extra baggage.

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    The plastic mounting hook had broken off. The Tenere has to take some blame here.
    On one of my passes Eric had decided enough was enough and took off after me.
    The rocks and washboards were a little more than the GS bags could take. On
    pavement Eric is smooth and fast. Very fun to ride with. We put his bag on my
    passenger seat for now and head into a town for R&R.
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  19. #1Fan

    #1Fan Been here awhile

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  20. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Now THAT"S a cactus.:eek1

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    When we rolled into town there was a recommended place to stay that looked spotless.
    As I have said before it has never been a problem getting housing or food, until now.
    Some rooms had been reserved for a large motorcycle group that we later learned never showed
    up. The manager waited until midnight and gave up.

    We went a few doors down and got the usual funky cheap this will do room. Ken came out tight
    about his toilet now working. Ours filled on a lunar schedule. Sometimes you have to think like a
    native. I would fill it from the shower.

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    Steve noticed a pizza place. I was more the happy to try something without beans and rice.
    The outside looked dumpy the inside worse. You could sense Ken was about to have an
    adult tantrum. He headed over to get a nerve calming margarita and was a good sport about
    trying the place out.

    Turns out the owner was from Italy. A rider and made an amazing pizza. To me food is shit fuel.
    I eat because I have to and always finish first. Those we are better versed on such things said it
    was excellent. I'll take their word, mine was very good.

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    Dr Feelgood was in the house.

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