Baja adventure video ride report

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Pitster, Mar 13, 2021.

  1. Pitster

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    A good friend of mine over at SOB Channel put together this amazing video of our Feb 2021 8 days in Baja


    Here is a video of the recent ride we did, also featuring your ranch. Thought you may like to see it

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  2. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Dammit @Pitster, I want more :lol2 :lol2 :lol2

    Brilliant work with the drone in that video - your buddy did an excellent job splicing together all the footage. Some killer shots of the beaches, seals, ocean, you guys riding, and the places you stopped.

    Need some trip details man! Looks like you might have stopped by Rancho Piedra Blanco? And at around the 4:15 mark of the video - that looks like the road leaving Mike's that has some decent steps after that nasty climb you posted video of. Did you guys have any trouble getting up those rock steps? We had to turn back (my buddy had the wrong tool for the job).

    I miss Baja, such a wonderful place to ride and experience. Really interested in where you guys rode, stopped, etc. I recognized some spots from my ride down there, but there's a lot I didn't recognize too - would be cool to know the route you took.

    Tell your buddy fantastic job on the video. Pretty much give a left nut to be back down there riding again.
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  3. advrockrider

    advrockrider Long timer

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    Awesome video, makes me jones for Baja even more. How was the road coming out of Mikes, look like the usual ruts and washout? More info would be good, how many day and where did you stay, what tracks did you take? I'm headed down in November on my 500 for a little single and double track..
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  4. b4thenite

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    woo hoo!
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  5. Taddw

    Taddw Discovering New Places Less Traveled

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    Very nice job on the video, looks like a great time.
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  6. mx813

    mx813 Been here awhile

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    Great video. Tackled some good terrain on those adv bikes.

    Question - what ranch is shown at minute 6:20?
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  7. bravnug

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    Looks like Rancho Escondido, stayed there a few years ago great family.
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  8. bravnug

    bravnug ESTEBANOS!

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    is that Shef riding with you ?
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  9. Pitster

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    Whos Shef?
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  10. overlander

    overlander Gravel Travel Tours Supporter

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    Well you just managed to capture the essence of Baja! Exceptional footage and very well done! Bravo! Never seen better and I’ve spent many weeks there.
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  11. eakins

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    Great drone and editing work!
    It's amazing the footage you can now get with a quality drone vs a $$$ helicopter years ago.

    Really shows how the lightest possible bike and setup is key for Baja. Have you considered a 500 setup vs your 790?

    ...so that begs the ? when is the long fuel range 450cc GPX bike with strong subframe for luggage going to show? An ideal Baja/BDR traveling and camping bike since the other mfg will never build one?

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/2021-gpx-rally-450.1467870/

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    https://m.facebook.com/groups/147385660091148?view=permalink&id=147392313423816

    You own property near San Carlos right?
    How is that coming along?
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  12. bravnug

    bravnug ESTEBANOS!

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    John Shefflin, the bald guy with the mastercraft t-shirt ???
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  13. Carl_Mega

    Carl_Mega Been here awhile

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    I have the same sport coat as the mexican guy taking a fiver. I still wear it.
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  14. Dan Diego

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    Nicely done video. Not a second wasted in those 13 minutes. Looks like you had a great time.
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  15. Moto Vaquero

    Moto Vaquero Trail less traveled

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    Mmmm, Valle de Cirios...
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  16. Pitster

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    The 790/890 are great in Baja depending on the routes you chose. The deep sand was more by choice not necessity, the 500s have a place as do the big bikes.
    Yes we are still working on a 450 rally /Adv bike. Hopeful for late fall of 21.
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  17. eakins

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    Do you think this bike will be street legal from you or the AJP PR7 deal?
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  18. Pitster

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    To be determined, we are discussing with epa testing facility now.
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