The Don't be a Nater Hater taco tour of Baja

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by ktmnate, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    Before we get into the story, I need to give you some details. This trip started out as an all street ride. I was going to join along and hit some dirt along the way. meeting up with the group at designated points. Well All the street folks decided it wasn't for them ( except for one who was riding a KLR anyway). So it was decided that it was going to be a dual-sport ride.

    I get picked up by TedShred at 0600. A quick drive to pick up dougholck and and we were off. Only when we get to where we were meeting doug, my KTM decided it wanted to rest already.


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    No damage. it didn't even fall over, it was just leaning.

    It was an uneventfull ride south from Sacramento to San Diego where we will park the truck for 10 days.

    Here I am unloading the KTM:

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    I didn't have time before we left to change my rear brake pads. they had about 25% left. I brought them along so that I can change them in San Diego. Only I got the wrong ones. Oh well, I guess 25% is going to have to work.

    We unload and head out for dinner.

    I talked the group into going to Little Italy for dinner:

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    Here is MotoChick who rode pillion on my KTM:

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    The next morning we load up and get things started.

    Big KTM ready for action:

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    I'm going to take a break to give the rest of the guys to get some of their pix in. they might (most likely will) have a different story :rofl
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  2. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    I forgot the players.

    KTMnate on a KTM 950
    MotoChick Riding pillion on KTM
    tedShred on a BMW R1200GS
    DougHolck on a BMW R1150GS/ADV (the big boy)
    John on a Suzuki DR650
    Frank on a Kawasaki KLR
    Russell on a Kawasaki KLR
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  3. TedShred

    TedShred PHAT BASTARD

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    Here's a bad pic of the best Italian food in San Diego at Fillipi's!!

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  4. TedShred

    TedShred PHAT BASTARD

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    Wine tasting south of Tecate

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    Good quality wines LOL

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    Motochick in Heaven!!

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    I just had to try a bottle of this "Pear Wine" Actually was pretty good, more like Cider. We had it at dinner at Mama Espinosa's
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  5. DrBlackbird

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    Okay,...I was rudely awaken at my work desk with "You've Got Mail" from a guy by the name of Frank C............I'm told there is a ride report you have to go check out.........Well I get here and have my popcorn and brew ready.....but no ride report...........Okay you guys, unload those cameras, warm up those typing fingers and get to It....We're Waiting.
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    If you want to see how it's done, check this one out.........http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=406273&highlight=DrBlackbird......No I'm not trying to hijack this thread.....Just giving visitors something to read while ya'll get your "Arses" in gear and start posting.....:lol3
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    Frank and Guys...Looking forward to riding along on your recent trip across the border.............As the "Cable Guy" says...."Git er Done"
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  6. TedShred

    TedShred PHAT BASTARD

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    Patience nOOb:lol3 Now get me a beer:rofl
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  7. DrBlackbird

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    Sure,...Dark or Lite.......From the looks of this Thread,......I'll have time to.... Brew up a fresh batch.
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  8. TedShred

    TedShred PHAT BASTARD

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    Pacifico por favor:D
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  9. TedShred

    TedShred PHAT BASTARD

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    Second day was an easy and uneventful street ride to Bay of LA.

    Breakfast at another favorite spot in El Rosario

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    One of the finer service stations along the way

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    Highly recommend this place, clean rooms, good food...

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    ...and a good guard dog:D

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    Snack time

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    Had a few drinks with this Canadian couple. They were getting set to kayak from B of LA to Muleje. Sounds like a lot of work:D

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    They did enjoy their drinkin'

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    I think this guys been watching TOP GEAR:lol3

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    Tomorrow we're off to San Francisquito.
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  10. MotoChick

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    You guys sure do leave a lot of shit out of these ride reports.......:D

    We met up with John and Bfrank right before we crossed the border in Tecate....

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    And what about the amazing tacos we got in Tecate right after crossing the border????

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    I mean......KtmNate couldn't eat them fast enough......

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    This cute little guy was watching KtmNate to make sure he wasn't going to hijack his lunch....:lol3

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    Then we hit the bank and headed for the WINE.......

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    After we tasted some :1drink , then bought some wine, it was time to find some more tacos......

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    After we filled up on tacos AGAIN..........it's off to El Rosario...

    Here's one of the bridges we had to detour around.....

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    Stayed at the Baja Cactus in El Rosario and had a delicious dinner at Mama Espinosas...

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    Tomorrow..........we ride to Bay of LA.......:clap
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  11. advrockrider

    advrockrider Been here awhile

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    Did Lewis put a new tire on the ( KLR) yet or is he on the same bald one from last years DV ride??????? Have fun, your in good company...........
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  12. TedShred

    TedShred PHAT BASTARD

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    that's why this is a group effort:lol3
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  13. MotoChick

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    As Ted mentioned, the ride to Bay of LA was pretty uneventful. We did stop for some fuel and a quick bite....

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    Then it was off again....

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    KtmNate had to take a break...

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    We stopped for some more fuel and a quick break...

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    Back on the road again...

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    Ted getting his room at Costa del Sol in Bay of LA...

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    Early afternoon refreshments....

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    And dinner........Victoria fixed a big platter of fish and shrimp and scallops....yum yum yum....

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    The sunrise in Bay of LA was absolutely beautiful...

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    Had a great breakfast and then it was time to tell Scooby goodbye...

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    Now it's off to San Francisquito....

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    Ted "Big Strong Man...."

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    The cactus are sooo tall....

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    KTM all loaded up and ready to get going already...

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    On our way to San Francisquito, we had our first casualty....:eek1 rut roh....

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  14. MotoChick

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    Ted wants to know......."What's going on???" "What the....???" :huh

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    Bfrank is also wondering "WTF???"...........

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    Now it's time to figure out the extent of damage to Doug's BMW.....

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    KtmNate can fix it.........:evil

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    OK, Doug is hurting and the bike is hurting a bit as well, but we need to get to San Francisquito so Doug can rest and we can determine how badly he is really injured....

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    I guess KtmNate was hot.......:wink:

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    Ahhhh......paradise found at last............

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  15. TedShred

    TedShred PHAT BASTARD

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    He was on that same flapped out tire:eek1

    Luckily Ricardo at Rice and Beans had a brand new 17" Sahara so he changed it in San Ignacio...

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  16. GB

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    Beautiful!! Gotta love this kind of low stress adventure! :clap
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  17. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    Thanks Ted. I didn't want to say anything and risk being hit again :eek1
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  18. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    In this pix that MothChick took, you could see where Dougs front went out from under him. He was going 40mph and got launched prety good. There were scratches and broken bits on both sides of the bike. I have to say that he is an animal. I would have just stayed there and cried for my momma!

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  19. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    I also have to thank MotoChick for taking all of my pix. She did a great job and was able to get pix on the move.


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  20. ktmnate

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    Alright Motochick, who is leaving stuff out now?

    Here is Escooby and Sarah:

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    I know MotoChick alrady posted the picture but forgot to tell everyone that he was afraid of men! He wouldn't let any of the guys get close. He would just run. And in the morning he ruled the town. He just ran around across the highway, on the beach.

    Another thing you forgot was my bike problems.

    The KTM started cutting in and out. At first I thought it was a carb issue. It would surge and backfire. I rode it all the way to San Francisquito and started work. The backfiring really sounded like carb vent.

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    while everyone else chilled:

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