California - The Adventure Republic

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by NSFW, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    thanks that you like it.

    i'll get hold of tbarstow (vegas resident) and see what he has.

    we'll figure out something and send you a pm.
  2. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    after mike's we took the short cut to san felipe via laguna diablo.

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    the crew without maria
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    todd
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    larry
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    rich
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    john
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    eric
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    joel
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    time to play
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    john again
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    the berg likes to fly
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    so is the big pig
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    rich
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    the ground shook when todd made contact with the earth....hahaha
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    by this time, larry became a frequent flyer
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  3. slogger

    slogger Been here awhile

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    Great RR. Did Inte post any pic's?
  4. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    thanks slog. inte had a russian camera - lomos? with regular film?, and took pics. i wonder where he's going to post them. meantime, i'll send him a link to this rr.

    you gotta love this place
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    near the edge of the dry lake bed we stopped at jose's shack. he has food and fuel
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    though i don't need it, good i asked him if he sells gas. later i will need it (long story)

    there were few vehicles and people there too
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    after the break, we rode towards san felipe.

    this is the easy section. it wasn't as tough as last year and we made it far enough that what's left is the easy stuff
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    while waiting for the rest, i was told that eric broke one of his legs and that we have to turn around so we can get him safely back to the highway. the sandy section is the shorter route, but may not be suitable for an injured rider.
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    knowing i don't have the fuel range to go around and take the pavement to san felipe, i stopped at the shack to top off my tank. others didn't.

    after 20 miles or so, larry ran out of gas and now dipping into mine....hahaha
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    45 minutes later, we made it to san felipe...wohooo
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    lunch at 3pm was super delicious
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  5. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    this thread need fresh pics....:D

    late lunch in san felipe
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    riding along the east coast
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    topped off at puertocitos. same gas attendant as last year. i'm sure his name his jose....hehe
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    keep note of this sign; never take for granted baja has gas everywhere
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    the hills robbing as the much needed daylight
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    the long dirt highway to gonzaga bay is almost gone now, only 5 miles of dirt is left....8(

    made to alphonsinas in the dark just minutes before the big group of adventure riders showed up. yes, we took the preferred parking.
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    we are eating again....huh
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    shrimp and fish.....awesome
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    3rd day, waking up in this beautiful morning. gonzaga bay was very calm
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    alphonsina's and surrounding
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    posers waiting for the sunrise
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    maria also waiting, meanwhile todd setting up the music as the sun comes out
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    wtp!......hahaha
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    there it goes
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    fishermen
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    beach lovers
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    the petite senorita pallitto
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  7. rruugger

    rruugger formally rruugger

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    Nice shots Joel :thumb
  8. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    thank you john. next time come out, and bring the super tanker 640A, fuel range is utmost here in baja.

    heading south to coco's corner. some high speed pursuit
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    once the gap gets too big, we regroup
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    we can still see the dust from the PPs
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    finally, we're at coco's
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    i wonder how long it will take the mex gov to pave the road to coco's????
  9. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    los hombres y una mujer
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    if you see the pyypp sticker, i buy you a beer
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    time to move on
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  10. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    hombres y senorita at coco's corner
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    if you see the pyypp sticker, i buy you a beer
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    time to move on
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  11. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    after coco's corner, it was a looooong straight shot to mex 1
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    where the dirt highway meets mex 1, they sell gas in barrels
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    heading north to make towards el rosario (planned stop for lunch)
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    another road side gas vendor
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    shameless self portrait
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    proud to say the highway was in great shape
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    we made it to el rosario on time for lunch
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    mama espinoza...http://www.bajaquest.com/espinosas/
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    happy bunch
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    some memorabilias of baja 1k
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    at one time the xr rules
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    more later
  12. byways

    byways byways

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    Really enjoyed this report. Thanks for putting in the work to share it!
  13. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    thanks byways. i'm not an articulate writer but i can post a lot of pics to compensate.....:lol3

    damn...that's you tony....i have 2 of your books...:bow

    back to the RR.

    after a good lunch at mama espinosa, larry took us east of town for more dirt

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    the water here is not good, it will eat up your aluminum sprocket (long story)...hahaha
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    we hit sand and more sand later
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    i crashed here too and pinned my left leg; thanks to todd and jnyrav for getting me out
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    eventually it became a swamp
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    of course it's not a ride without a sleeping pig
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    todd was back on 2 again
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    maria by now is an expert in water crossing
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    larry scouted the road ahead which was rutted and loose. for the safety of the group and lack of enough daylight, we decided to take the pavement
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    on our way to san quentin, larry ran on some mechanical problem. todd summoned us to proceed and pick our reservatios, while he and jnyrav will stay with larry and get him to the hotel

    at our hotel, the japanese ena riders pulled it after we arrived.
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    it's obvious, they brought their discipline with them
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    finally, all are accounted and having fun over dinner
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  14. byways

    byways byways

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    Ah, those pics tell the story mo betta than words!
  15. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    me like....:lol3

    after leaving san quentin, we heated immediately to the coast of camalu.
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    the waves caught the attention of this surfer
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    we pretty much stayed as close as possible to the shoreline
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    it rained a few days before, thus good traction and no dust; pics turn out better too, just like watering the driveway when posting pics of cars for sale.
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    riding between private properties
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    lots of room to play
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    my wingman likes it
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    more coming.
  16. byways

    byways byways

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    :lurk

    Phew ... intermission at last ...
  17. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    tony, i'm back...:pynd

    easy now todd
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    wohooo...a single track
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    pristine sand dune
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    we took the short cut. you haven't ridden baja if you haven't gotten salty water on your rims.
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    todd wishing he has a surfboard
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    nice discovery
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    i love sand.... :lol:
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    pirate's hideout
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    pyypp's ride
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  18. byways

    byways byways

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    :dg
  19. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    at one time the xr rules
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    more later[/QUOTE]

    Watch it! Till I get something else mine still rules. Great RR Joel.:thumbup
  20. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    if the race include fixing flats, you win ben.....:clap

    glad to hear you like it. yeah, we missed you.