Dirt Bikin' Northern Baja California, Mexico

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by OlafofOregon, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Been here awhile

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    I would have been kinda bummed out about missing the powder skiing today except . . . Brad and I had the dirt bikes loaded in the van, and we were meeting up with Chilly White to ride in Baja!!!!!!! And by the time we drove an hour south of Bend, Oregon we had sunny skies and clear roads.
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  2. Shooby

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    Pass the salt.
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  4. JoeMongo

    JoeMongo ¿Por dónde?

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    Or maybe we're supposed to get all wound up in anticipation?

    Well, I'm holdin' on for the pictures.
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  5. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Been here awhile

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    Sometimes you have to go through hell to get to heaven: Los Angeles traffic. Baja or bust!
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  6. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Been here awhile

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    After meeting up with Chilly White and fellow riders in San Diego, we headed to a camp ground in Tecate to stage our ride.
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    Here's the cast of characters:
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    Chilly White, Enduro360.com
    Our affable, able guide. Third place overall in 2013 Baja Rally. Multi-time US ISDE team member. Speaks Spanish. Knows Baja like the back of his hand.

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    Scott from Idaho
    President of his local riding club. Time keeper at races. Idaho City Qualifier finisher. Likes to shoot GoPro videos.

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    Bob from Minnesota
    Races and rides tight woods trails. Known to ride 12 o'clock wheelies. Lives in the Zen of the moment.

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    Ben from Oregon
    Former motocrosser and dealership sales guy. Has a collection of Kawasaki KLX 650s. Fearless. Aussie.

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    Brad from Oregon
    The instigator. Former motocrosser who crossed over to dual sport and adventure riding. Never stops tinkering with his Husaberg.

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    Gordon from Idaho
    Chilly's dad. Lifetime moto fanatic, racer, bike builder. 77 years young. Cooks for Team USA at ISDE world championships. Trusty sweeper.

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    Olaf of Oregon
    Yours truly. Riding dirt bikes since I was six. Dreamer. Inventor. Always fiddling with my gear and how to pack it.
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  7. Chilly

    Chilly Been here awhile

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    Wow, what a group of ugly faces. I forgot my wet wipes.

    Here we are at a brand new spot, somewhere I had never been to before and still has some exploring that need to be done.

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  8. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Been here awhile

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    Scotty Breauxman said he rode that new single track: "That trail you guys tried to go up (new one). I tackled it solo a few days after you were there. What a bitch...But a great mountain top nonetheless."

    I guess we'll just have to go back!:wink:
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    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    with that much ugly on the first page this has got to be good.

    In for the report.

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  10. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  11. Big Spag

    Big Spag ONESPEED

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    Harold. We must have missed you on the 7th in Tecate. We were in Baja for 2 weeks. Must have a beer and compare stories.
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  12. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Been here awhile

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    Sure thing! Hit me up at the shop.
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  13. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Been here awhile

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    Chilly threw a little bit of everything at us on day one . . .

    From rocky two-track . . .
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    To sandy single track creek bottom . . . to these cool granite formations . . .
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    Here are a couple of Bob's shots . . . check out the pictographs!
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  14. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Been here awhile

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    This was one of the most fun and technically challenging sections of day one - literally riding up a creek bed.
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  15. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Been here awhile

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    Super tasty lunch stop at this open-air taco stand in Ojos Negros
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  16. GalacticGS

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    Looks like this will be a great report! But didn't Chilly let you all know how dangerous Baja is??

    Seriously, it's great to see so many riders enjoying the hospitality and scenery of Baja!!
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  17. airjammer

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    Is that a Berg FE650? Don't see many of those around.
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  18. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Been here awhile

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    We rode into Ensenada after dark . . .
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    And stayed at the legendary San Nicolas Hotel, where Baja 1000 racers for decades have stayed . . .
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    Beers, awesome seafood dinner . . . and off to dream about Dia Dos!
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  19. Craig McCurdy

    Craig McCurdy BIGMAC

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    Looks warm! :D
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  20. blake716

    blake716 nine toes

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    I definitely need to add Baja to my list!
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