not a bad way to see baja...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by inte, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    I've been traveling up & down Baja for nearly 15 years, but had done very few trips to the northern backcountry. Just returned from a Go Baja Ridin' tour. Absolutely amazing. Days of hard riding, then a nice restaurant & hotel to crash in at night.

    Not a bad way to see Baja at all...

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    Check out all the photos here
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  2. Linzi

    Linzi Crazy Plott Lady

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    Great pictures... Soy muy celoso!
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  3. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Bike on the bluff overlooking the small bay at high tide...........
    Where was that pic taken?
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  4. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    that whole part of the trip was a blur ... I was racing around to get photos. somewhere south of Santo Tomas within 50 miles or so north/south or Erendria.
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  5. fish

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    You rock, inte :thumb
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  6. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    Awesome ride, looks like a blast. The bike looks nasty in all the right ways! :evil
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  7. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    Awsome pix. we need more...
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  8. acupuncture4u

    acupuncture4u Freedom by knobbies

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    You bike looks great amoung the XR's
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  9. DirtyVFR

    DirtyVFR Throttle Twister

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    Good job Inte!

    Nothing says ADVENTURE like spare tires strapped to your cans.

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  10. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    Most people think the same thing. I couldn't help laughing when I stopped for a coffee after coming accross the border (same place we stopped on our Pacific Crest Trail run) and some lady walked by, looked at my bike and said,

    "No car eh? Yeah, I know that scene..."

    ...the advrider spirit is a mystery to some.
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  11. tommcbride

    tommcbride Long timer

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    What was the charge to bring your own bike?
    Nice photos, looks like you had fun and did some GREAT riding!
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  12. rapiti

    rapiti IOR Veteran

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    I'm gonna go with North of Ejido Erendira...or is it incorporated now?! Nice rip flowing around the point. Much has changed in twenty years, and much has stayed the same. We used to camp South of Erendira a lot when I was a kid. One of the nicest pit locations for the 1000. Great pics. You picked a great time of year. Jealous!!
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  13. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    I think they allow people to bring their own bikes, but I'm not sure. I was the only one not on an XR - my situation was a bit unusual as I was brought along as a videographer.

    I really like the KTM, but the XR400's were probably a better choice for some of the trails. There was a single track that only three of us in the group did - and none made it without dropping the bikes at least once. Very tight stuff. I still dig riding the KTM - for the challenge if nothing else :evil The chase trucks also carry everything to virtually rebuild one of these bikes on the trail - if you use your own bike you have to bring your own maintenance stuff. I heard a guy on the tour before me brought his ATK - but something went berzerk & he finished on an XR...

    There would probably be some info on their website: http://gobajaridin.com

    ... I just looked at the website - YES you can bring your own bike - click the "gear" link.
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  14. somecallmetim

    somecallmetim Surf &/or Die

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    I want your job...
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  15. rapiti

    rapiti IOR Veteran

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  16. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    That ... or just raw speed. My biggest concern was I had several thousand dollars' worth of stuff strapped to my back - I would set up & film, then chase the group down & get ahead to another location - that bike is sooooo much fun to open up over gnarly singletrack & open desert. I kept forgetting about the expensive glass on my back right after hitting the starter...
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  17. Greg Minor

    Greg Minor The Trespasser

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    Okay now you know they way you can take us down there eh? The picture of the school and kids is that the school where you met your wife?
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  18. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    yep ... that's the school. Pro-Tec donated a bunch of helmets, and a skateshop in Ensenada donated a bunch of boards, so now there's a small community of kickflipping deaf kids in a remote Mexican valley.

    wonders never cease...

    also ... sent you a PM...
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  19. Greg Minor

    Greg Minor The Trespasser

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    Inte somehow I closed your pm without an answer I'' get back with you on an answer about making that ride It may be tough for me to go 4 or 5 days at this time but maybe 2 or 3 is possible we will discuss this more of board
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  20. Rocky Mountain Motos

    Rocky Mountain Motos On a long leash Supporter

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    Great ride and pics, Inte!! I tried to respond to your PM, but it gives me an invalid link :huh

    Maybe we can put something together in April?

    I ran the stock TKC80, or whatever its called. The tire seems gone after 2800 miles, but I've been reading that they get a 2nd life and don't wear as quickly. I'll try to put another 1000 miles on it or so.
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