Ah yes...finally I can start crafting a ride report (well pre-ride at the moment but we will be in Baja soon enough) now that we are T-3 days from departure from the Pacific North'wet'. Like everyone in the world, a lot of uncertainty, curiousness, disbelief and an urge to get on living and keep doing the things we enjoy...a trip to Baja was in order. My last 4 trips have always been over the President Day and week (I have off) and this year I hadn't even planned on going to Baja. With Covid and our state being one of the most locked down (California is ahead at this point) some discussions amongst friends starting being kicked back and forth in the early fall for an April trip as a back plan in case our motorcycle club, Stumpjumpers, marquee race - The Desert 100, was canceled. Rough dates and trip route quickly outlined last fall, we sat back and waited until the new year and what might happen in terms of restrictions, gatherings, etc... The Desert 100 race draws a crowd from 4500 to 6000, which half do a poker ride on Saturday and roughly 1000 racers starting on 2 waves Sunday. You can imagine the logistics to comply with any sort of covid restrictions, this race was going to be difficult to put on. Having been a former race chairman of this race, I knew our current race chairman @MasterMarine had some difficult decisions to make. (and last year too.) Unfortunately, the decision to cancel the race was made. With that...Diez Desperados Baja 2021 trip starting to quickly take shape.