Christmas in Baja!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rote_baron, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    ".....We put the IT in the back of his truck for the last 60 or so miles:clap:clap "

    Epic !!! :D Another bit of Baja luck. Good trooping ....towing is less than fun. :ricky:ricky
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  2. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    Good ride report! Thanks for sharing.
    We were down there the same time as you guys, and must have ridden the same roads a day apart.
    Great job taking the family, and overcoming the IT hiccups. Let us know if you ever need a place to stop near San Diego.
    My wife is always excited to see other woman dirt travellers.

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  3. rote_baron

    rote_baron Adventurer

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    I do get fairly close when trying to get video of the group, but the camera apeture and running the video through motion stabilization has a tendency to make it appear as if I'm right on top of the person. In the last video it looks like I might have gotten hit with the dust, but it was actually a couple of feet away. That said I did ride through a far amount of dust throughout the trip. This is where a filter skin comes in handy. We ran these on all three bikes, but mine was the only one that really got dirty. I actually pulled the skin off right before the chain failed. These things are great if you're on a long ride or going to be in very dusty conditions. Your air filter can be really dirty, then pull off the filter skin and it's almost completey clean again.

    Thanks,
    Baron
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  4. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Really enjoying the report and what a great family trip :thumb

    Love seeing an old blue still on the trail :clap
    I rode the heck out of an '85 IT200 in my teen years. Great bike :nod

    Q: Does Karen ride rodeo for practice? :lol3

    From your pics and vid, the high road looks exactly the same as when I last took it in '07.
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    :lurk

    -M
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  5. flo_w

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    Glad to hear the IT made it, looks like you had some exciting adventures. It was great running into you at Coco's and in Loreto, here's the picture of all our bikes at Coco's. What an awesome familiy trip guys, respect!

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