Updates: Mala B. and I have reached critical mass on our savings for this, and our trip is fully funded! So we are 100% GO! <iframe src="http://free.timeanddate.com/countdown/i4hzsulc/n417/cf12/cm0/cu5/ct0/cs0/ca0/co1/cr0/ss0/cacf90/cpcf90/pc000/tc000/fs100/szw576/szh243/tatDeparture%20in%3A%20/tacf90/tptWe%20escaped%20this%20long%20ago%3A/tpcf90/iso2015-02-18T18:00:00" frameborder="0" width="269" height="88"></iframe> Also, we now have 2 seats sold, the riders have sent deposit. We still have maybe 1 seat in the truck, and room for about 3 bikes depending on size. I can also put you on the standby list in case someone drops out. Baja 2015 is a go for Myself and Mala Bunny. Per usual we are going to offer rider and bike transport from N.E. Ohio to the border. We will be hauling bikes in this rather large crew cab Isuzu FSR: It is big enough inside the cab for 4 people to comfortably stretch out, the rear seat is enormous compared to a 1 ton crew cab, and it actually folds out into a bed (seriously it's freaking huge). The bed is 14' long, and has 3' tall wood sides, so it can haul several bikes with plenty of room for gear. The deck is about 4' off the ground, so even though it is not enclosed between the height and the sides bikes will be subjected to very little road spray, if any. At this time we have NOT nailed down a precise date that is more specific than... *edit* we are departing Ohio on Thursday morning, February 19th, earlier than originally planned. Rotating drivers we should then be in San Felipe sometime Saturday the 21st. Return would be two weeks later. *see edit* Destination for the tow vehicle will be Kiki's in San Felipe.We will be storing the truck there, but could still drop a bije or two off in Yuma. So you could really do a desert southwest USA trip if you don't want to go into Mexico, hey whatever. *edit* We are leaning toward taking the truck all the way to San Felipe as we have done in the past. That does not mean someone couldn't get out in Yuma if they wanted. Are we offering to plan the trip and be your tour guides? Absolutely not, we are offering to help you get from the cold, frozen, wet part of the northern Midwest to San Felipe with your bike, and back. We will happily haul you and your motorcycle round trip for a cash contribution and doing a shift of driving. If you happen to want to go the same way you are welcome to tag along, but what you do across the border is up to you. Just be back at the truck when it is time to head home. However for the Baja Noob we can make some recomendations on getting your insurance for Mexico, travel visa, and other stuff. Check the Baja Info Thread (also in my signature). Will we take your bike down so you can fly down? Sure, as a matter of fact there is an Amtrak station in Yuma. We used it to get to LA last May and found it fun and affordable. If you do this it will be your responsibility to get from the airport/trainstation to the truck to fetch your bike without holding us up for a day. Again just be back at the truck (or have your bike there) when it is time to head home. How long will we be gone? Approximately 2 weeks. We will leave NE Ohio on a Thursday, rotate drivers, and be in San Felipe on Saturday. We have done it before and made it all the way to San Felipe in as little as 36 hours. Return trip will be the same drill, planning to leave on Friday to be home Sunday. See the route here. Price for hauling you and your bike round trip to the border to get away from the fluffy white bullshit called "snow"? $800. Sound too high? Compare it to the cost of shipping your bike round trip with a motorcycle shipper and buying a plane ticket. Yes you could throw the bike in your pickup truck and do it yourself for about the same, but 2,200 miles is a lot of driving. Yes you could ride your bike all the way for cheaper, but then you have to deal with weather, and it will take you 4 days to get to the border. So this is not for everyone, duh. It is for the rider who wants to go ride Mexico or the southwest of the USA in February but does not have an extra week to kill cris-crossing the country. Questions? Feel free to ask. You can post here, PM me via ADV, email me at muddyrabbit@ gmail.com, or even pick up the phone and call me. 44O.3I3.IO69 *EDIT 9/3/14* As long as you are here reading this, and thinking about Baja, I'd like to ask you to check out the website for Malcolm Smith's charity foundation which supports the El Oasis orphanage in northern Baja. Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation. If you are here on ADV you know who Malcolm is, and if you are reading this you are interested in Baja. Malcolm's foundation has been supporting the orphanage since 1995, and the work continues. It's a good cause, supported by one of our heroes, so why not make a donation? .