Baja Time Machine

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by neduro, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Dysco

    Dysco Diaper slinger

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  2. jessepitt

    jessepitt Ride More

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    This is front page material! I'm so jealous it hurts!
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  3. Region Riley

    Region Riley rally kit widow

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  4. bikepikespeak.com

    bikepikespeak.com Been here awhile

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  5. neduro

    neduro Addict

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    Thought I was gonna get away with not finishing it!

    Where were we, I guess heading along the ocean, riding wheelies on the beach, feeling very On-any-Sunday.

    We started along the ocean, soon it turned to rocks, and then in one corner, shells, which I proceeded to get part stuck in and fill my riding gear with fragments.

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    When the beach gave out, we'd hit the road for a few miles, but we were always attracted back to our primordial roots.

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    Eventually, we headed inland in the gathering dusk:

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    At the La Pinta in Catavina, unloading before we chained the bikes together.

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    Turns out the Margaritas here were pretty good, I tried one and that was my opinion, so in the name of research I kept trying them. They kept being good. It was a fun evening, complete with some of Dave's stories from his years as a factory racer. Favorite quote of the evening- "Guy Cooper got in trouble with Suzuki for being too awesome, he was jumping his RM's so hard they would have 1" more wheelbase (stretched frame) after just a few weeks in his possession." Too awesome indeed.
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  6. neduro

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    In the morning, we started out by filing up, and then headed for parts unknown.

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    I rode here once before last year, when it had just rained. This whole section was short grass... beautiful! Good traction, too, and no dust. Not so lucky this year.

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    Fantastic to be around the cactus... whenever I see them I feel like I'm somewhere I don't belong. This hasn't changed at all in years of going to the desert.

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    We come to some badlands and David starts playing:

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    He makes the bike seem weightless and riding seem effortless. Great to watch!

    Back to the ocean:

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    Mike's in here somewhere, no doubt thinking some deep thoughts...

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    Exploring as the tide comes in, don't get caught!

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    End of the road:

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    We found some dunes to play in, and "the world's biggest double" aka a very sweet 20' floater.

    Ned rolling across:

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    David throwing in some english. He landed and said "no more whips with the 6 gallon!"

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    Braaappppp!

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    Turn 7 in our impromptu course:

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    Peaceful and tranquil:
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    And with that, it was in to Mama Espinosa's for some good Comida, a shower that bordered on violent, and some rest.
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  7. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    I could use a few more riding lessons.......guess your ride report will have to suffice........

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  8. ganshert

    ganshert not sleeping

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    like
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  9. Bonnie Abbzug

    Bonnie Abbzug Property of Hayduke

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    I must go ride those beaches!! :clap
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  10. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    Phenomenal photography of riding I'll never see on the GSA!:rofl:rofl
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  11. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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  12. ganshert

    ganshert not sleeping

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    I can be at your house with my trailer in about 3.5 hours :deal

    Jobs are over rated.
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  13. BigDaveSr

    BigDaveSr Will Work for Food!

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    Very Nice!!!
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  14. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    How are you mounting the Touratech mount to your bike? RAM ball or 1/2" using something like the EnduroEng universal 1/2" bar?

    Curious how you like the setup for rough terrain?
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  15. terry.mc

    terry.mc Stop ruining my vacation

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    Great pics!

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  16. Bonnie Abbzug

    Bonnie Abbzug Property of Hayduke

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    Dammit! I went to work and missed this! :cry
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  17. HickOnACrick

    HickOnACrick Groovinator

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    I have been obsessed with finding this trail ever since I read about it a few weeks ago. I'll be popping my Baja Cherry next week and would love to ride it.

    I know, I know, ancient Chinese secret and all that...but I'm willing to swap...how does a nice fresh kidney sound? A partially abused liver? My first born? A tour of the best single track West Texas has to offer? My little sister?
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  18. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Gonna need pics of the sister.
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  19. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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  20. dirtdiver

    dirtdiver Long timer

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    Nice rr!
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