The Dogs of Baja and Other Totally Irrelevant Things...

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Dysco, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Dysco

    Dysco Puppy wrangler

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    The plan was simple: Trailer 2 dual sports from chilly Salida, CO to Yuma, AZ, ditch the truck and trailer, and ride two spectacularly overloaded small bikes across the border for ten days of awesome.

    The plan was going without a hitch until my WR250R died 9 miles north of the Mexico border. After several hours of working on it, turning down some great offers of parts from inmates that would have kept us in Yuma for too long, and being all but blown off by the dealer in Yuma, we developed a new nearly-as-awesome plan: I would drive CodyS's Toyota Tacoma and he would soldier on bravely with his TE630. To cement the plan in place I bought a cooler and 5 gallons of water. "We have a cooler and all this water- I have to take the truck!"

    The next day I crossed into Mexico for the first time in a truck that didn't belong to me following a bike that is capable of leaving me in the dust at a moments notice. I knew as much Spanish as I could glean from a reference book that accompanies an audio Spanish tutor program without the audio CD in a few hours on the drive down. Cody has been to Baja several times and I was hoping for some handholding on the way down. I got a little, but my fear of the unknown faded away as my left elbow tanned up nicely.

    What follows will be a report about the cool stuff in Baja and what we found to be awesome. Sure, both of us rode and there are some sweet riding pics, but that isn't the coolest part of Baja...

    That award may belong to the dogs.
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    It's not hard to be cool as a dog in Baja.
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  2. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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  3. Dysco

    Dysco Puppy wrangler

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    Sammi in San Borja. He leads the tour of the mission. It's a sweet tour. San Borja is an oasis in the middle of a boojum forest. You can camp there in their very nice palapas, but bring your own beverages since only one family lives there. They may or may not be able to feed you.

    The road from Rosarito is nice, but sandy. The road from the Bay of LA has a steep climb coming from the highway that'll catch you out and throw you into a ravine on a bike or truck coming from the mission to Bay of LA if you're not paying attention. Never trust a blind corner in Baja. It's sandy too. And rocky. With sections of sandy rocks.
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  4. Dysco

    Dysco Puppy wrangler

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    Just another Domingo on the Malecon in San Felipe. This dog is so cool the jewelry vendors don't bother hassling him.
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  5. Dysco

    Dysco Puppy wrangler

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    Sundays for the locals are for chilling on the sidewalk in San Felipe. It's WAY better to hit the bigger cities on a weekday.
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  6. Dysco

    Dysco Puppy wrangler

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    Conception bay has great fishing if you can find a skiff. I'm thinking my kayak needs to make it there sometime.
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  7. Dysco

    Dysco Puppy wrangler

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    This kind of boat is more common in Loreto, as are red trucks from Nebraska.
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  8. Dysco

    Dysco Puppy wrangler

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    The Bay of LA is actually pretty quiet... unless you camp next to a dance floor on a Saturday night near some snoring Canucks. ($5/each on the beach at Guillermo's.)
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  9. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    BOW WOW!

    ARF! ARF!

    BOW WOW WOW!


    (This old dog is enjoying your new slant on RRs. ) :lol3

    Hey you know why dogs lick their ba................... oh, nevermind! :evil

    Thanks!
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  10. Iron Horse

    Iron Horse I Make Shit Up

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  11. jnorton1

    jnorton1 Been here awhile

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    Looks like the dogs do whatever the hell they want. Nice pics.
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  12. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    This is great!
    I love Baja dogs.
    You took some really sweet pics. Thanks for sharing them.

    Sucks about your WRR :cry
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  14. Dirtnadvil

    Dirtnadvil Been here awhile

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    I laughed when I saw your picture of Sammi in San Borja. We ran into him last month. He was knucklehead, always getting into trouble,which is unusual for a dog in Mex........
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  15. Holaday

    Holaday Man of Leisure

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    Love dem Baja Dogs. Looking forward to seeing some more. :D[​IMG]
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  16. codys

    codys Lost in the Vizcaino

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    Gonzaga bay Pemex. These might have been the first hounds to lay claim to the passenger rear tire on the tacoma.

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    Santa Rosalia at the EL Moro. The view off the back was hang on the wall material but since Dysco wants a dog thread this is what you get. This chocolate makes my dog Max look freakin' ripped.

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    Don't let the innocent look fool you. This perro had Dysco talked into overpriced vanilla and a sombrero in Loreto.

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  17. codys

    codys Lost in the Vizcaino

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    I had to go save this poor surfer from an aggresive pup who thought is was time for tug of war in San Juanico, BCS.

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    I'd rather post pics of food, beaches, and dirt bikes on trails but this guys wants dogs.....

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    Bay of LA had the best mutts in my opinion. Not shy.

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  18. Dysco

    Dysco Puppy wrangler

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    I kinda liked this shot of the leash drama.
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  19. tatterhood

    tatterhood Sturdy Girl

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    Max is ripped now because I ran him many of the days you guys were gone. (The wife was left with a loaner dog in Salida. We did ok).
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  20. Dysco

    Dysco Puppy wrangler

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    This surf-dog in Scorpion Bay was pretty cool. He ran at both of us- too fast to get a decent picture. All I have is this crummy one.
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