Lets going to Baja this spring!!

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Eldon, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Eldon

    Eldon 950 ADV

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    Hey guys. I'm gonna ride Baja this April with Dave at http://www.griptwister.com/ .
    This is a fully supported, intermediate 6 day 1200 mile trip that included all fuel, meals, accomodations and transportation of your bike and gear (PNW I-5 corridor). So I'm just here to see if anyone else planning to going on this epic adventure with us? :ear

    Oh ya, and for the ones that like pictures, this is a bit of what we'll run across...

    Here's Dave himself
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    Nice run through the cactuse
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    Riding the ridge on the way back north
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    Good food
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    Lets stop and say hi to Coco
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    don't forget the gas
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    So let hear it, anyone else in?
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  2. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    rough cost? would be lots of fun
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  3. Handy

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    The website says 2449 with bike and gear transport from western WA, 2249 without.
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  4. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    Almost signed up last year. Guess I'll need to look at my calendar
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  5. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    Looks like a fun run Eldon.
    Please copy this photo
    and give it to Coco

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    Thanks :D
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  6. Eldon

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    Wow great shot!! I sure will
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  7. tommybelvedere

    tommybelvedere Adv alacarte'

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    My father in law and i did the tour with Griptwister, Dave puts on a well rounded ride and it was a blast! Did the whole 900+ miles and loved it. The riding and scenery and people are amazing.
    TB:evil
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  8. Eldon

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    Sorry I messed up on the title. Anyway, it's been cold and rainy here and I can't stop thinking about Baja so I just wanted to dig this thread up and see if anyone else is interested in going. I know there's 3 spots left for anyone ready for a true adventure. It's an unforgettable ride with unparalleled hospitality at each small town we dine in, ride through, or kick our boots off and sleep in. Anyone else in? :ear
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  9. Ratty2austin

    Ratty2austin commutercycle

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    I would love to! .... but, due to my financial situation right now, it will have to wait another year at least :cry


    Maybe I could organize a ride to spectate in the B1K in November? :deal

    Anyway, don't let me not going ruin your fun :wave :lol3

    I've been to Baja once. Now I have the bug! Need to return, someday...
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  10. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Single Track Noob

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    If it was in March I'd be there, but I can't make the April dates.
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  11. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    I've blown my wad on a Jimmy Lewis riding class and a week in Death Valley.

    Enjoy Baja, I'll have to wait for next year :thumb
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  12. wsdbikes

    wsdbikes New Max is Mad

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    If i can procure a bike and the funds in time I will be in. It's been way too long since i had a good adventure.:freaky


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  13. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    gonna buy a lottery ticket with this particular goal in mind.
    If I win,, I'll join you,,otherwise,,no money,,no ride to Baja.
    Have fun!
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  14. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    Will have to see where I'm at in April. May be back from baja sur by then. Going down next week. Looks like this loop doesnt go much farther south than Catavina. There are some real tough rides west and east of there, even when its not hot!

    FYI: insurance is now required for motor vehicles in baja norte. Main issue on the paved roads are ABC buses in your lane on RH sweepers, watch out for that.

    Are you gonna take 950A? If so, ride well, there are some real tough sections out there on the Pacific coast for big bikes! I only ride my thumper out there.

    Have fun! :freaky
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  15. Eldon

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    Yes, Catavina, my skid plate and body got a good workout riding into Catavina the first time I was there.(Got a Peso Andy is too funny!!) Last year I got insurance from Baja Bound for the first time. It's a good idea I think even though we try as hard as posible to stay off the paved roads. I'll definatley be on the 950A. It's so much fun to ride when It's not loaded up with camping gear and you have a chase truck that you can rely on.
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  16. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    If u are a real tuff hombre you will stay at the "Big Pink" there in Catv like I have so many times. The agua there is always caliente, trust me, ha! That will give u license to put the smack on bug-free GS riders (sitting in the bar) that rode pavement to the good hotel.

    That place (at night) is one of the greatest places on earth. I used to slam back ta kill ya shots with wit the senora out at rancho Santa Inez, gawd was that fuun! She could drink me underr the table wit un hand!

    Buenos noches.

    Alvaro
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  17. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    There is a rumour floating about in some really small circles of a trip being planned for Nov' by someone from N. Idaho. ;)
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  18. Eldon

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    Man one of the best meals I've eaten was at the Rancho Santa Inez. The meal was seasoned with a hard days ride. As for staying at the "Big Pink"...

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    This was my door man ^ and here was my bed. :rofl
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    slept like a rock.
    But when we go with a tour it's nice to crash here
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    It's a great place to party and crash for the night when you're with a friends.

    Adventure on,
    Lee
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  19. Ratty2austin

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    :ear

    I suppose someone could keep me in the loop when the planning happens :evil
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  20. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    Pm me your email address.
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