Nunca haremos un giro a la izquierda! (Mexico to the Translab ....)

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  1. Peter640

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    My home for the night!

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    The might Colorado River! Surprisingly clean and clear
    And full of fish!

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    And they even sell beer!
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    Claremont tomorrow and NEW TYRES!! Excited or what!
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    144EEDA4-D965-4714-AFE4-FA9F780474D0.jpeg I’m glad I got outta Flagstaff my friend just sent this pic thru!!
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    Back in Claremont and time for tyres and service! Old rear was a bit shagged!

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    A few shots from my ride back today!

    A bit more of R66! Then across the desert in the rain (somewhat anxiously on my failing back Tyre!!).

    Cold and windy especially after leaving 29 Palms by the wind farm!!

    Cloudy and rainy most of the way thru the desert

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    I had to take this one!
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    “On a dark desert highway ... cool wind etc etc”
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    What I am seeing right now!

    This ...

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    Followed by this....

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    Admin and prep day today! Bike had major serve at Liors great job done well and quickly! THANK YOU!

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    Then off to have pants and booties installed at cycle rider ...

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    A little side walk surgery as I pulllwd the wheels out for new tyres to be fitted!

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    Love new rubber spot the difference!

    Before!
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    After!! The Heidenau gave nearly 10000 miles service. Not my first choice tyre but hard wearing!
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    The lovely Margo at Cycle World!

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    Lunch at Newcomes to scrub the new tyres in tomorrow. I’ll meet up with a friend we met in Alaska to stay a few nights before Julie lands next week!

    Just starting to feel a bit anxious about the Mexican leg. People either say “you will love it best place ever” or tell me we will be robbed and probably die!! There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground out there!

    Back to my Spanish lesions!

    Adios for now!
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    Spent this morning with Mr Tucker fabricating a new luggage plate! Nice job!!
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    Come on James!

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    Nice job!

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    Then on to Newcome’s for a drink and meet up with Michael ..

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    Great morning ride Newcomb’s ranch for breakfast with Mike (who is kindly hosting me till Julie arrives next week). Crazy array of bikes, people and fast cars!

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    Saab’s not see this model before...
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    Met up with a guy called Carl Ray who rode up to Mount Wilson with us ...
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    Some shots from the Mt Wilson spur road ... nice!

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    Ah the next phase starts ... Julie flew in yesterday so we had a practice Mexican lunch!!

    Margaritas a much time ... either a brilliant or catastrophic idea depending on how you see it!
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    Our crazy good host! Thanks Michael!!
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    Off to the LA theme parks today to be tourists and hit the road tomorrow AM!!

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    Hardcore riding at Disney Land today!

    South tomorrow!

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    For those reading with Baja and Mex experience wide open to road, hotel, town or activity suggestions!

    Also responsive to offers of beer
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    A one word suggestion: "Sunscreen."


    OK, two suggestions: This is a discovery adventure, you need to show US what the discerning tastebuds call "beer" in The Baja (Hah Hah!).



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    Mission accepted! Day one leaving Glendale for San Diego via Joshua Tree!!

    Ready for the next month in ...
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    Part two starts now with Mrs Peter640 installed!
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    Have to love Angels Crest!
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    All the wildflowers are starting to bloom here!
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    Still feeling a little goofy after yesterday!

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    Breakfast at Wrightwood!
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    Thanks JC!

    Big day out today!

    Started in Angels Crest, then Joshua Tree then the 74 to the 371 (brilliant!) before 50 miles of shit into San Diego!! Installed in the Hopping Pig only for medical rehydration purposes! It peaked at 109 degrees at Palm Desert!!

    I know you love pics!!

    Away we go!

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    Angels Crest (again so ho hum!)
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    One breakfast two plates! Thanks Grizzly Bear Cafe Wrightwood ...
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    Even the plants were excited!
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