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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by peterman, Apr 24, 2017.
10 and 24 are our lucky numbers
It's pretty nice down here, but almost all the trees have stickers/thorns, have to watch out for that!
At least those stickers and thorns don't encourage tree hugging.
Fix 'yer moto and git 'yer hinie back down here!
Magna is running $3.30/gal USD, Bohemia has a new Pilsner out that's pretty good. 95P por sies.
Lots of prerunner and support crew activity now.
San Ignacio is still muy bueno, real baja. $15USD at La Posada motel, everything else is full of B1K support crews.
Snow showers here in Germany at my parents today, 1/2 to 3/4 inch of rain and 50s in Cave Junction,
80s in San Felipe with still around 10ish hours of daylight got me thinking.
How is November and December in Mulege HA?
Es bueno, muy bueno.
Me gustaría estar allí
It's been a few years
Baja 1000 pre race at Alfonsinas.
Andrew and Jon were staying at Alfonsinas too, they were on an RTW from England on their 690s. Great guys and we ended up trying to drink all the beer and tequila at the bar that night while listening to their great stories.
I wish I could but I won't be able to this year. Maybe next year.
Kootenai Rider is has been at Alfonsinas for the last couple day while he is pre-running for the B1000. I racing on the
Los Perdidos Racing team. I tried getting time off work so I could go down during the race but couldn't do it. Darn.
They will be running this.
Estas en Ensenada?
No, en Mulege, hoy!
If I can drop in on you I will. We’ll see how far Topé gets. (That’s the name of the car.) We have a planned rest day in La Paz Monday.
How can I like this more times?
Well, I passed thru Heroica Mulegé at 10 pm ummmm, Friday? night? and wanted to drop in. It’s all a blur. I tried to call but got your voicemail. I was driving the chase rig with the empty race car trailer so I didn’t want to negotiate those narrow streets. Being on the highway after dark with the trucks in the passes and the cows lining the fog line was enough.
Yes, we drove in Baja after dark. For two nights. For most of each night.
The Bug crossed the line under its own power at 11:50pm race time last night. The awards ceremony had wrapped up and the cops were trying to kick us out. We missed the cutoff by over 10 hours. 58 hours en totál. Regardless of the official result of DNF, this team finished a Class 11 on the second try. It ran the whole course and was towed through silt for maybe 3000 ft out of the whole 1137 mile course. I’m in awe of these people.....the drivers, codrivers, chase team and their drive, intelligence, ingenuity, calm under pressure, ...... just awesome. What an experience. I’d never be able to express it in words or even tell all the stories from the last few days. It’s simply inspiring.
Stories stories stories. Viva Baja!
Great pic @Easy-Z, just the story on how you got hooked into this would be cool
One of the three codrivers, Evan Chute, has been a family friend my whole life. My dad and his dad became friends at Western Michigan University in the mid-60s. They rode motorcycles and bench raced ever since.
My wife was trying to set this up for me as a surprise for my 40th birthday which was last month. It didn’t work out as a surprise because of logistics but it didn’t take away from the adventure.
Awesome Z, you 'da dusty man!
Just as well you drove on, we were at checkpoint 3 Friday. The moondust south of ck3 was 2 feet deep before the race !
Drone video to follow in a few days. Glad I showed for this, was a thousand miles of fast and fun, even if I only saw a few miles of it.
We're back to pdx tonight, returning south in a while for Baja phase 2.
You sure did find yourself a heck of a terrific wife. I really liked her when I met her in Enterprise.
Good job on getting the bug over the finish line - It may have been after the time cut off but just finishing a race like that is awesome. I drove chase for Outta Sight Racing during the Mexican 1000 in 2012 and the entire experience is beyond words. The M1000 and the B1000 are different with the B1000 being a much shorter time to do the race. The M1000 stops at night.
Baja has a way of getting in your blood.
Zack, I didn't realize you were going to be down there. I've been following the Project Baja guys the last few years. I met them in Ensenada during contingency last week. It was pretty cool to see them cross. I was watching their progress the last few hours of their trip.
Though the trip was hell, I didn't come back empty handed.
Our Bike as the last rider crossed the line