Heading south... hopefully all the way...

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by jrzyguy, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. jrzyguy

    jrzyguy Restless

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    I'm planning to ride south from the Central Coast of CA in early Nov. Heading down the Baja, ferry across to mainland Mexico, and continue south. How far south...hopefully all the way.
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  2. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    Good luck and I'm looking forward to your report!
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  3. jrzyguy

    jrzyguy Restless

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    The mods made to my '09 DR 650 are as follows: 4.9 gal IMS gas tank, Corbin seat, lowered pegs, bar risers, fork springs, high output stator, rear racks for pelican cases, wind screen, Garmin GPS. Picture to follow.
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  4. WilderRider

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    A fun trip. I am a couple of months ahead of you on an 07 DR650 that I rode from Denver. Good luck with the prep.
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  5. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Me also on a DR. About 10 days out, heading same direction.

    Good luck and be safe.

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  6. jrzyguy

    jrzyguy Restless

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    WilderRider,
    I'd like to hear from you about any highlights or "must see" places.
    jrzyguy (Jim)
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  7. WilderRider

    WilderRider Long timer

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    Well here is my ongoing ride report. It has what I think so far. Or feel free to PM with questions. It is fun.
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  8. jrzyguy

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    This is my DR before its many mods!
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    Packed and heading out of Yuba City, CA, on Nov. 27th...trying to stay ahead of bad weather due to arrive tomorrow
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    I'm leaving Dana Point on Thursday morning. I had a very nice visit with my friend Kay (Julie's mother). Since it was raining lightly, Kay drove me on my last minute errands to the Post Office and to a currency exchange location. With my packing completed, I'm heading down to San Diego.
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  12. acejones

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    Buena suerte
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    These pics are from my friend's (Carol & Al) terrace in San Diego. With a spectacular view of the water and its activity, they can also walk to great local restaurants and shops. It was nice to spend some time with old friends!

    I'll be back when I have more pictures. But to share my current location, I'm having some enchiladas in Ensenada. I had an uneventful border crossing earlier today...the best kind!
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  14. jrzyguy

    jrzyguy Restless

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    Thank you...I've really been looking forward to this trip and I'm thrilled it's finally under way!
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  15. munchmeister

    munchmeister Grow'd Up Mini Trail

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    Hey Jim:
    Good start so far, love the bike, and now I am subscribed. Looking forward to the posts, which I will pass on to the bunch at the Twisted Shaft MC. Have a safe trip. :clap
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  16. OILIEOLLIE

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    Hey Jersey Guy,

    :roflGood job, I'm envious. :nortonHave a blast.

    I refuse to tip-toe through life - only to arrive at death safely!
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  17. ted bendelow

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    great to learn that you decided to go on your trip. Rumor around here was you had canceled. Keep up the news and i hope you break the fun meter.
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  18. USFSuse2B

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    Jim, remember - don't drink the water, drink the clear stuff = Patron. Ted, Mark & I will keep Colorado safe for your return. Cheers Gary
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  19. moabmick

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    So going to enjoy following your trip! Thanks for sharing it with us.....Nice job with the bike!!
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  20. jrzyguy

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    Thanks Doug. Sorry that I'll miss the Christmas party!
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