The BAJA 3000 - BigDog, DingWeed, HighFive and Two Bad Hombres! - Feb 2017

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by HighFive, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Truffle

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    Man, what a great trip!

    John
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  2. liv2day

    liv2day Been here awhile

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    Gents -

    Sincere thanks for taking the time to document your 2nd Baja trip. I believe one of the first threads I read when joining the forum was your first trek down to Baja (haven't been around that long) and it was outstanding (actually - that's an understatement - not sure what to use to describe what a joy it was to peruse). It inspired me to plan my 10th anniversary with my wife there (just flew down to Loreto and hung out for a week...incredible).

    I will make my way down there to ride and explore as you have, hoping that my boys grow up and want to do the same thing with their old man (and my wife).

    Seriously an epic read; all the humor, photos, and fun is 2nd to none. I need to go back through each of the pages to look for my favorite pictures - going to be tough to pick 3 as there are lots.

    Thanks again for taking us along, definitely made the extremely wet winter we've had in the PNW a bit more bearable:D:D
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  3. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Very cool anniversary, liv2day......congratulations!

    So glad you found it inspiring enough to take action. AND, you discovered its even better in person.

    HF :clap
  4. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Went to the Dealership yesterday to fetch some oil.

    Stumbled upon the new Chuckwagon!

    Hhhmmmm :hmmmmm promising . . . . very promising.

    Adios Pantelones - Part 3 ?

    HF :augie

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  5. Tau Anvil

    Tau Anvil African by trade

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    Brilliant report, great spirit. Thank you for sharing.

    I hope I can come ride Baja when I am wiser and richer.
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  6. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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  7. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    You just never know about these things!!
    el dingweedo
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  8. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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  9. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Moon River Crossing
    Well we've been holding back a picture taken on this ride. (I just got permission to post it).
    Considering the really bad situation we were in-----------let me refresh your memory of what went down.
    Dingweed filled his motor
    full of water in the worst possible spot of all of Baja in the proverbial middle of nowhere. What were we going to do if we couldn't get it running ?????

    I had suckered Dave into crossing the river first after pretending I needed to rest.
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    All of us made it except Dingweeds--------and it instantly filled his motor full of water.
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    We banded together with ideas to get it running---and tore into the motor to get the spark plug out after draining the air box and exhaust.

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    Only so many people can get their hands in there----------so High Five (camera man) and Dave (practical joker and funny man) had gotten a bit bored and decided to lighten up the moment----------which we'll all never forget.
    I mean ------------what was he to do ?????
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    Me, Road Dad and Dingweeds were so busy we never even knew this happened until later as we were so busy working on the WR250R of dingweeds.

    So----we named this river crossing "Moon River"
    And we laughed like little school girls for a 1/2 hour after HighFive showed it to us.

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  10. Ladybug

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    Some things can't be unseen. :yikes
  11. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    I agree-----but it's so funny especially considering the situation--------every time I look at it I just crack up. I got a moderators approval before posting.
    You coming to the Montana ride (Best Of Montana)????? All of us Baja hooligans are going to be there.
    We'll try to keep our belts tight.
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  12. liv2day

    liv2day Been here awhile

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    Sense of humor is key to so much, especially when things look dire.

    Good on your guys, even if I want to drive an ice pick into my mind's eye to get rid of that image...lol.

    :thumb:thumb:thumb
  13. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    Pun intended, I'm sure !!!!!
  14. HighFive

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    Nothing more impressive than a full moon in Baja!

    HF :deal
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    At the risk of seeming a little childish :fpalm Scott and I giggled like little school girls for about 20 mins after we skulked away from the scene. Honestly, I haven't laughed that much since I saw Big Dog attempt to spoon off my bib mousses:jack It was all good until we realized that Dingweed's bike was not out of the woods yet, so we solemnly agreed that any photographic evidence of the scene would be deleted, and never mentioned if the chuckwagon could not be revived. As is turned out, we took a couple of days to let the seniors know of our shenanigans.

    This probably will not help me with the ladies.........:hmmmmm
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  16. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    It's always GOOD to laugh in the face of Adversity!!!

    That is one FULL MOON!!!!!

    Thanks for the comedy Relief guys!!!!

    El Dingweedo
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  17. Ladybug

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    You guys are too funny.:jack I can image the little school girls giggling. Sometimes things like that are just what is needed for the situation. Anyone can flip off a flat tire, stalled bike, etc. but this was a new twist in creativity. :thumb:clap

    I don't know about the Best of Montana. I'd sure like to do that ride but I'm sooooooooooo out of shape. If nothing else I would like to meet up with the group and maybe ride and camp a couple days. Are you guys going to be there for the entire thing?
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  18. BigDogAdventures

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    I'd make a guess that most everybody that starts the ride ------------finishes it--or intends to.
    Ladybug----------you could do easier stuff if you wanted and meet us at campsites.
    I know a guy on a big bike that is going to do just that---as he's not that comfortable riding the route on his big bike. He'll find his way to campsites at his own pace and own route.
  19. Ladybug

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    That's a good idea and if I feel like I'm getting in over my head I can always tuck my tail and head home. There is so much great riding out there and every year I put off another ride is another ride I may never be able to do.

    The Superbug:pynd is considering options.
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  20. Oldad

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    That yellow bike looks familiar. Did you ride Imogene Pass in Colorado last summer? I remember a gal having trouble with her jetting at high altitude. Was that you?