Harry Baja

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by HH, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. HH

    HH Hurricane Harry

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    I found a spot on the Dual Sport BC bus for a trip down to Baja California in January.
    For those of you who have ridden with or know the club, they are a great group of people who put on spectacular rides with awsome hospitality. They truely love to ride, and you had better be prepared to do some miles.
    After the dust settled, we had put on over 1600 miles in 12 days of riding some the most beautiful terrain central Baja has to offer.

    Six bikes and riders made this years trip,

    Gordon; KTM450
    John;KTM450
    Greg;KTM450
    Bob;Beta400
    Matt;Honda450X
    Me;DRZ400


    When the bus picks you up, it is an inmates dream come true
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    Load your ride of choice in the back,
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    and kick back and watch some motorcycle videos,
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    but be prepared to do your turn driving.
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  2. IpponDuro

    IpponDuro Now with Camel Toe

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    Looking forward to more. :thumb
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  3. Jackazz

    Jackazz Been here awhile

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    Thats awesome HH, those guys are a fuckin riot!

    Looking forward to the unsensored ride report!

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  4. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #94

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    Everybody subscribes to threads with that stupid fuckin' popcorn shit...
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  5. sirloynz

    sirloynz Puny Human

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  6. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    So post up when 'ya get near Mulege; I haven't gone out riding since yesterday, hoy!
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  7. HH

    HH Hurricane Harry

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    We just got back last night, sorry I missed a chance to ride with you.
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  8. HH

    HH Hurricane Harry

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    We arrive in El Rosario on Saturday morning January 15. We will leave the bus here at Mama Espinosa's, and zig zag our way down the penensula to the town of Mulege, staying in hotels at various towns along the way.
    It's too late in the day to start our journey, so we use the day to make sure the bikes are loaded properly, and venture off to play.
    Gordon and Matt checking gear.
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    We find sand dunes,
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    and work our way to the Pacific.
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  9. markwoodlief

    markwoodlief Long timer

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    bad ass HH.. you made it back, and with all your limbs intake.. good start.. looking forward to the rest!!...
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  10. kwisn

    kwisn One Happy Dog

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    Hope you tanned/rusted a bit. You were looking a little pasty. :D
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    Looking forward to the stories, Mate! :freaky
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  11. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Hairy Hurricane. :lol3
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  12. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    sweet. :clap get those pictures up
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  13. oldx

    oldx Long timer

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    Dream trip eh? Waiting patiently for the rest of the story.
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  14. Humunn

    Humunn Moto Prozac

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    This ought to be real good.
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  15. HH

    HH Hurricane Harry

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    Next day we are up early for breakfast and we work our way down the coast. the main highway through Mexico is Mex 1, everything else is a dirt/gravel affair that the locals use for transportation from town to town. These 50mph dirt roads are our playground as we work our way down the coast.
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    Our navigator Bob has done his homework, the tides are out and he suggests a beach run south.
    We pop out on a deserted beach south of Punta Baja and roll onto the sand.
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    Reaching speads of 83mph, I can't describe how exhilirating this beach ride is.
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    But with with every high, there is a low point, you have to get off of the beach somewhere:D
    Gordon gets buried.
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  16. HH

    HH Hurricane Harry

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    We head east to some tracks through some ant hills that have single track across the tops, oh what fun.:clap
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    Through this preserve to Catavina,
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    We find that the Mission Hotel is full of Harleys and a GS tour group.
    At 1200 pesos, it will be our most expensive room on the trip, $91 US dollars.
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    The little restaruant across from the mission offers great local breakfast at 50 pesos, about $3.50 US.
    John samples the heuvos rancheros and fresh tortillia's.
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  17. Inspector

    Inspector Adventurer

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    Did someone say Jealous!!!

    *more please:ear
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  18. HH

    HH Hurricane Harry

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    The next day we blast down Mexico 1.
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    We jump off the road onto some of the most primo single track I have ever ridden.
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    All of the sudden in the middle of the ride, we come across this crazy rock, for which the trail gets its name.
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    Bob, our super navigator and me.
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    In Baja, you don't want to get off the track. Everything off the trail is covered in spines or spikes.
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    These magnetic cacti are attracted to Cordura from up to three feet away.
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  19. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    What a fantastic trip! :norton
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  20. tommybelvedere

    tommybelvedere Adv alacarte'

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    It sure looks like a lot of fun, we did our trip through Baja Mar. 09' and your pics bring back some good memories. More please.:clap
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