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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Brothers in Baja

    Friday Feb 1: Travel

    Met Toby (brother) & Rick (friend) in San Diego airport friday evening. It was -34F the morning they left Minnesota.
    It was +55 the day I left Montana.

    We Uber'd to the hotel in the Gas Lamp district a couple blocks from Petco Stadium, got rooms then had a couple beers at the hotel. Then we went searching for a Karaoke bar as that is a requirement on trips with Toby. Word on the street was "go to the Werewolf". So we go. Tell arrived about 11:30. He & I had separate flights as he was a last-minute attendee. A couple ( few)
    more beers & we are back at hotel at a respectable 1:30, no worse for wear.

    Saturday Feb. 2: SuperCross Race day

    No one's up too early & we eat breakfast at the hotel. Real eggs & sausage are offered. Cool.
    It's lightly raining. Forecast is for more rain & flash flood warnings. Early qualifying for the evening's
    main events are postponed till 4:00 (in retrospect a big mistake) Rick's wife, Kayla, arrives so we visit a bit and then go out for late lunch. Kayla, Rick & Tell have oysters Toby clam chowder & fish tacos for me.
    Lots of little electric scooters around that look like fun. I say I'm not risking it without full gear. I envision us all geared up, crashing into garbage cans, etc. Maybe another time.

    We head for the race venue as the rain continues and increases. We purchase tickets in stands which are somewhat covered by an upper deck.
    There's security where all bags are checked, pockets emptied into bowls, walk-thru metal detector,the whole nine yards, no cover at all. Toby tells the security girl he's not putting his cell phone in the water bowl ( which I have been watching fill at the rate of 1/2" per 60 seconds. I swear I'm, not exaggerating here. There is a 5 minute window here that it's raining harder than I have ever seen anywhere before.) My turn & she wants to see into every compartment of my backpack. Really?!! Yes.

    We regroup inside ( not actually inside but under cover anyways ). Standing & running water everywhere. The track looks like a swamp. We are finally allowed to our seating area. The rain has backed off to a steady light rain which is blowing straight into our faces. The KTM SX Kids event is cancelled as it would qualify as child abuse in all but @ 4 states in America, not to mention I dont think one of them could make a lap without help to get pushed up the whoops. In fact, I dont think a person could crawl up the whoops without a rope.

    First 250 A 10 minute heat. They do not use the starting gates but a flag start @ 50 feet down-track. Maybe 75 yards to turn one and most have already pulled off their first tear-off and the yellow flags are out . About two laps in I cant figure out who is who even though the jumbo-tron follows the leader & posts the order by rider number. As sloppy & slick as it is I'm amazed that they are still pulling off double & triple jumps. fast lap time is under 1:00.

    We watch the 250 B heat and then the 450 A heat. By now there are massive ruts and lap times are up to @ 1:25 or so. It's just a race to turn one and a war of attrition from there on. I tell Tell I'm heading back to the hotel for a hot shower & dry clothes.
    He says "yeah, me too" and I tell the others & we all head back. On the way I say " Screw it,I'm staying at the hotel & watching the race in comfort. I'm not getting sick right before the ride". The last of our group, Gail, arrives at the hotel and we all watched the race in dry & warm. I'm in bed by 10:30 & asleep by 10:35.

    Sunday Feb 3: Super Bowl Sunday

    The original plan was to spend today in San Diego and on monday morning to cross the border & be picked up by the tour guys there but instead we decide to ditch the big-city and get rooms in Rosarito, watch the game there & have a jump on monday morning. Kayla heads back to Minnesota and Tell, Toby & Gail get an Uber and Rick & I get another. Rick & I get dropped off about 4 miles from where we should be. Another Uber takes us near where we should be. Confusing. Rick calls the guys and they say they are across the border & on their way to Rosarito. I see a cluster of Border patrol guys & say " We're looking for Mexico". They point the way. No waiting in line, a very little paperwork (glad I brought my cheaters) and we are IN!!.

    Meet the gang at Rosarito Beach Hotel then hit the hotel bar. Talk with a fellow who's there alone. He asks what we're up to & I say riding & that's my son, brother, a friend & a guy who just got released from the penitentiary." Which one? I may have met him". Judging by his tats I believe he's not completely joking. Turns out he works with the film industry building movie sets. He's a foreman, been with them 21 years, flies all over the world for work. Currently building a ship and an airplane that crashes into it. Scheduled to finish his work in June. Movie titled "Rescue" if I recall correctly. He didnt know who would be in it. Interesting & nice guy.

    From there we walked over to the best burrito stand in Rosarito for burritos (& beer. Rick says it's important to stay hydrated. No one argues.) then found a bar to watch the Super Bowl. Someone says "Puppy Bowl" and Toby tells us that determines the winner 70% of the time. I suppose that info might come in handy if I'm ever a contestant on Jeopardy. I doubt it.

    Not many people there but the staff was certainly in the Super Bowl mood with their jerseys & banners. Our bartender/waiter's name is Manuel; Manny to his friends. So, Manny it is. A couple buckets of beer and talk turns to tequila, which leads to talk of Don Julio. Which leads to talk of Don Julio 1942. Which leads to shots of same. Which leads to talk of Don Julio 1970. Which also leads to shots of same. Which leads to more buckets of beer. Which leads to vague images of a football game. (I do clearly recall someone won and it wasnt the Packers.)

    After exchanging phone #'s and addresses, FB, Twitter, Instagram info, children's birth dates, anniversaries, etc and a few hugs and tears with Manny it's off to another bar. Or a Mexican kidnapping. I'm unsure which might be worse; but it's not like I really care at this point. I'm fully hydrated.

    to be continued.

  2. #2
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Brothers in Baja

    Monday Feb 4: We ride.

    ow. ow. moan. omg. ow. just shoot me. please. someone. ow.

    I'm awake in our hotel room at Rosarito. ow. music is blaring in the living room. I stagger out to see Rick eating a banana & dancing in his undies. That doesnt help.
    Gail is sitting on the couch, hunched forward, unmoving. Hi mouth is half open, eyes staring somewhere, sometime. I think he's breathing. I'd take a picture but I feel just like he looks. And we are supposed to ride today? I honestly dont know if I can. Or should. Thinking I may have been safer with the kidnappers.

    It's still raining off & on but we see a little blue sky to the south and are cautiously optimistic. I mean, this is Baja, right? The view of the ocean is beautiful with the waves crashing on the shore.

    Waldo is there promptly at 9:00. On the way to the shop we stop for fish tacos and what is supposed to be a great hangover
    remedy. A sort of seafood soup named blah blah "vida" meaning resurrection or new life or something. It's not bad and it stays down.

    We reach the shop & gear up. I do NOT think i should be on a motorcycle.In fact i KNOW I shouldnt. ( I'm informed later that others of the group were of the same mind). The plan is to loop inland then back to the coast & spend the night at Coyote Cal's. 290 OMG kilometers. We head out on pavement for a few miles before hitting the dirt and mud. It's more sloppy than muddy. Some of what would normally be deep loose sand is actually pretty good. Most though is not. A couple hours in & I'm getting my land legs and the condition of my head is "acceptable".

    We hit some fun dirt roads, winding 2nd & 3rd gear stuff ( keep in mind these bikes are geared 15/48 which is @ 108 tapped out). Felipe, who leads, pulls up & after a little conversation on the radio says he needs to go back as Waldo's stopped. A few minutes later here comes Felipe towing Waldo; his engine seized. It's 15 miles to where they can hook up with the chase van. We take off with them bringing up the rear. We wait at forks in the trail and they are never very far behind. Pretty amazing teamwork & skill. We leave Waldo & continue to Ojos Negros for lunch & HOT coffee. We are all soaked & cold. Waldo soon shows up on another bike (XR400). He says we may want to consider a slight change in plan. If we stay with plan we will be after dark getting into Coyote Cals. We could alter the route & spend the night at Ensenada. No one wants to ride after dark.

    The rain has mostly eased up & other than dodging numerous puddles we have pretty good & fun riding. Eventually we reach Ensenada and ride into the hotel. Omar is the chase van driver who also helps Waldo & Felipe service the bikes every night & he's there waiting for us with all our bags which contain dry clothes. Hot showers and then beer. Not many places open. I believe it is a mexican holiday which may be part of the reason but it's also not tourist season.Gail & I are hungry so we hit a
    little mom & pop place where a couple ladies are making tortillas. They dont speak english & we dont speak spanish. But the lady knows we are hungry & fixes us up with a couple tacos & Coke. We head back to the hotel. Not sure where the others are but no matter, Gail & I are NOT going to relive this morning. Another hot shower & in bed before midnight.

    Thankfully we only did 177 cold & wet kilometers today.

    to be continued.....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6X288jI604

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Brothers in Baja

    Tuesday Feb. 5

    I get a good night's sleep and am ready to make the ride cross-peninsula to San Felipe; or as Waldo calls it "San Whoops" as there's a 30 mile section of whoops on the way. The skies look sketchy again. We roll @ 8:00 in intermittent rain.

    We head east & south and start climbing. In & out of rain & fog. We go thru the Pine Forest ( this is one of two in this area. Last year we were in one further north by Laguna Hansen). Super-fun 3rd & 4th gear winding sand with some sweeping bermed corners. We stop for a short break & Gail's Garmin watch shows 5380' elevation. The rain is verging on sleet. It's chilly. The worst part is reduced visibility due to water on goggles.

    As we lose elevation the rain lessens & the temperature rises. The last mile or so to pavement is a steep rocky section they call "goat trail". Last year it would have freaked me out but this year it's fun. We come out at a little town & stop for lunch. Gail's got a fork seal leaking pretty bad so they guys clean it up & use a slick tool to get the crud out. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Motorcyc...YTx:rk:47:pf:0 It does the trick.

    A short stint on pavement then it's back on another stretch of the actual Baja race course. These are the whoops. Deep loose sand and fairly big whoops. I start out in relative control getting into a rhythm getting my front tire to hit the tops of the whoops. But then I come a little short and am bounced sideways into the next whoop. From there I think i grabbed some throttle in my attempt to hang on & launch off-track directly at a tree/bush. No let-off, no braking. My mind races & things actually appear in slo-mo. I look for a trunk to miss (not that i have any real control but i can at least lean my body one way or the other to lessen my impact) & there's no real trunk; it starts branching very near the ground. I cannot see thru the branches & leaves to know what's on the other side. I lock up both brakes mid-air. I run worst-case scenarios thru my head. Tops on the list is

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkFCpoCGgzU

    Close second is a big rock.

    The branches part & it's just bare ground.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsBByTiKfyY





    Waldo is right behind me & sees it all. He's also relieved. We go a little ways more , me at a very slow pace, and after a short bit we all hit the pavement which runs parallel to the whoops . Seems the other guys didnt want to do 30 miles of that crap either.

    We meet Omar in the chase van & take a short break. A guy comes down the dirt road on an old ratty Yamaha 500. Waldo talks to him, goes in the van & gets a spare set of goggles for him and then tell us the guy just came from some of the worst of Baja. Alone. Very little gear. The guy was hard core & then some. As we are resting I walk over to check out the cactus. I barely touch a needle & the friggen thing attacks me. The prickly pear that I kneel on at times at home are nothing compared to this. Waldo calls it "magnetic cactus". It's then that the full realization of what might have been hits me. Just brushing one of these with an arm could mean the end of the trip. I WILL NOT hit any. Ever.

    A few miles of straight sand road & we hit the El Diablo dry lake bed. We wind 'em up and after a few miles Gail's bike quits. We pull the tank and find the sparker thingy doesnt spark. Anywhere. Felipe tows waldo back to the hiway as we pull our wet boots & lie in the warm sunshine until Felipe returns. ( We have seen the last of the rain). After a little bit Tell & I play around doing wheelies & stuff.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oHWD2DoQmk

    After @ an hour Felipe arrives & we head east. Off the lake bed & into sandy 4th & 5th gear sweepers for several miles. Then the trail turns into a nicely paved road which ends at Hiway 5. We hang a right & are at San Felipe & the Sea of Cortez !

    We take a little spin down what is sorta "main street" then ride over to the motel & Indio cerveza. It's dead calm and reasonably warm. Gorgeous, especially after the rain & wind we've experienced the last few days. Showers & we head over to Baja Mar for supper. Toby & Gail had some shrimp, Rick fish, Tell & I fajitas. Gail says later if anyone had tried to take his shrimp away there'd have been bloodshed. Everything was excellent. An old fellow with a worn out guitar and nice voice sang us a couple songs. We had a couple more beers. I headed back to the hotel while the other guys went somewhere; probably a karaoke bar. I reach the hotel & Omar, Felipe & Waldo are finishing up some Chinese take-out. Only 2 more bikes to service. They cleaned all the fork seals and changed oil in them all. Thankfully they didnt have to service the air filters. It's 10:30. They put in long days with no complaint.

    314 kilometers. I'm off to bed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvYVXYmXlUM


    to be continued

  4. #4
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Brothers in Baja

    Day 3. San Felipe & the Sea of Cortez

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    I got up before everyone else & watched the sun rise over the Sea of Cortez. It was cloudy but there was a small opening on the horizon that obliged me. The tide was out and there were a couple fishing boats not far out. A pickup & trailer drove out over the wet sand & backed its trailer into the water about up to the running boards to pick one up. We eat breakfast then gear up. Waldo asks if we want to do 30 miles of whoops. It's unanimous.

    We ride down main, wave at the pretty lady cops & they wave back, then stop for a photo op before gassing up & leaving town.
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    We head back across El Diablo and hit some pavement then gas in the little town we ate lunch in yesterday. It's chilly but dry. We head south & west. We ride a great mix of fast sweepers, double track, single track then his a fire road which is part of the race course. It winds up through the mountains and we stop on top for a break & some venison jerky. ( I'd dried @ 10# for the trip. man, it went like candy at an Oprah show). In the far off distance we can see the pacific.

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    Onward. Heading up a little rocky stretch i get too close to Tell, lose sight in the dust & lowering sun and pick a bad line and subsequently kill my bike. As I'm getting ready to start it Toby runs into me. Not hard, just a bump. No harm no foul. Away we go on more great trails.

    We reach the coast & it's a very picturesque spot. We shoot a few pics then head up-coast for Coyote Cal's.

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    We reach Coyote Cal's exactly at Beer:thirty. It's quite windy & chilly and our room is lower floor. There are 4 bunk beds. Toby ends up on top. One common trait about every place we've stayed at in Baja is NO HEAT. Thankfully this room is quite comfortable & there are plenty of warm blankets on the beds. I watch the sun set on the Pacific. It seems like the sun is setting due south but I'm sure I'm just a little turned around due to the direction of the coastline right here. The wind subsides & someone starts a fire in the fire pit.
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    We sit around it drinking beer till supper is served at 6:45. It's Thai food, chicken something, veggies, rice, toast, very good & good sized portions. Chocolate ice cream for dessert

    The ladies start cleaning up. One puts an apron on a little girl and there's some fussing about it. Though i cant understand what they are saying I'm pretty sure they just had this apron specially made for her & it was her first time with "the big girls". Is there a limit to how many times a person can fall in love? man, what a sweetie.

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    By 7:45 Toby & I are both in bed and shortly after are out cold.

    266 kilometers today.

    to be continued....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK0_iwjNgrs&t=2s

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Brothers in Baja

    Thursday Feb 7

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    Looking over my notes I was mistaken about the sun's position last night. It was this AM when it rose that it looked due south, or in line with the coast .

    Anyways, I woke up a little before sunrise to a rooster crowing; one of my favorite things to wake up to !

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    I grabbed a shower then headed upstairs and grabbed a cup of coffee and wandered outside to take a couple pictures and get the joints moving. Chilly. 39 degrees and a very slight breeze. The coastline is just beautiful.

    The ladies served us breakfast: eggs, bacon & waffles.

    We head up the coast a short ways then turn inland. Another great mix of fire roads, trails, some fun 2nd & 3rd gear whoops ( just enough to be fun, not enough to wear you out). We actually loop right by Ojos negros again then head back towards the coast. It's just a great ride with great conditions & great friends.

    We pass a couple little schools and whatever kids are outside get all excited, waving, motioning for us to pop wheelies & twisting their wrists like they're on the throttle.

    We reach a town to gas & grab a beer. We strip down a bit as it's very warm in the sun. As we're kicking back , Waldo says "No BS, this is the best group we have." He says we're all solid riders,fun pace, nobody lagging , no complaints and always having fun. Cool.


    Back in the saddle, up thru the hills, more great miles. After a rocky uphill section we stopped to regroup and darned if Gail doesnt have a flat tire. Out come the tools & venison jerky and in @ 20 minutes Waldo & Felipe have the tube changed & all aired up.
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    Shortly after this we reach the coast & pavement. A few miles north & we hit a taco stand for some fish tacos and once again I lose my heart to a pretty Mexican senorita.

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    Only a couple miles of backstreets & we are at the shop. A total of @ 7000 kilometers between us all & everyone is no worse for wear. Fist bumps, beers & SALUT!!

    We change out of our gear and hop in the van. Waldo takes us up the coast

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    to Tijuana and before we hit the border we stop at a Costco so some of the boys can stock up on Don Julio.
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    We walk across the border without issue Then Uber up to San Diego and back to the hotel we had at the start.

    Next morning we do breakfast then Toby, Gail & Rick head to the airport as their flight is scheduled to leave @ 8. Actually it's 4 hours late but they get to the frozen tundra in one piece.

    Tell & I head to the airport & I head for Montana & tell heads for Denver where Jenny is visiting friends.

    It's sad to leave but it's good to get home. Another great adventure. Cant wait to go again!

    Day 4 251 Kilometers


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xtexRKs5_E&t=1s

  6. #6
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Brothers in Baja

    Absolutely epic, Terry! You could take up writing if you ever get tired of building log homes.

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    Re: Brothers in Baja

    What a fantastic post!
    Thank you Sir for this, reminds me that there is so much more out there and life is beautiful!
    Safe ridding and have fun!

    Kind regards,

    Daryl

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    Weirdly Peculiar
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    A great adventure!

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  9. #9
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Brothers in Baja

    Loved the story and the details!! Reminded me of younger years riding the fire roads near Newago Michigan with a group of about 8. What fun! Is this a yearly adventure you do? It sounds like way too much fun!!

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    Re: Brothers in Baja

    Great story, thanks for sharing.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brians ZRX View Post
    Loved the story and the details!! Reminded me of younger years riding the fire roads near Newago Michigan with a group of about 8. What fun! Is this a yearly adventure you do? It sounds like way too much fun!!
    My brother has gone the last 5 years I think. Myself, the last 2. Dont know if I can swing it every year or not.

    I just got back into dirtbikes after @ a 35 year hiatus. Cant believe the fun I'm having

    We have met a few times down by Grand Junction & Moab for some riding & camping. That will definitely be a yearly thing.

    Funny, when i got into the sportbike thing I had to unlearn some of the old dirtbike habits. Now I find the dirtbiking has really increased my feel & confidence on the sportbikes.

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    Re: Brothers in Baja

    triton is disappointed logmaster was in san diego and didn't let triton know.

    glad you got out of the frozen north for a little while.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Quote Originally Posted by triton View Post
    triton is disappointed logmaster was in san diego and didn't let triton know.

    glad you got out of the frozen north for a little while.
    I'm disappointed I didnt think of you !!!!!



    That wont happen again

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    Wonderful, huge and epic high adventure. Thanks for allowing us to share in it Terry.

    Was hoping you might find your way to Mike's Sky Ranch. If it's still out there somewhere.
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  15. #15
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Brothers in Baja

    If you want to waste more time here's a little clip of our Utah trip a couple years ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJCOqN17R3Y&t=2s

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    Quote Originally Posted by logmaster View Post
    I'm disappointed I didnt think of you !!!!!



    That wont happen again
    triton forgives logmaster.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Quote Originally Posted by triton View Post
    triton forgives logmaster.

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    Re: Brothers in Baja

    What a great trip!!

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    An enjoyable write up and videos. I was on the edge of my seat on that long up hill! There was a spill waiting to happen every couple of seconds.
    You'll never know how fast you can go, until you go too fast.

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  20. #20
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadman View Post
    An enjoyable write up and videos. I was on the edge of my seat on that long up hill! There was a spill waiting to happen every couple of seconds.
    origin of the term

    controlled crash

  21. #21
    I'm hungry. Let's get a taco.
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    Re: Brothers in Baja

    Great stories / videos !

    I was down there with a tour (Chris Haines) a few years ago. I'm not sure I have what it takes anymore to do it again. Those sand whoops killed me........

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  22. #22
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Brothers in Baja

    I think they could be fun but having never ridden them other than a tiny bit there
    it's pretty hard to get good at them.

    Which of those tours did you do?

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    I'm hungry. Let's get a taco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logmaster View Post
    I think they could be fun but having never ridden them other than a tiny bit there
    it's pretty hard to get good at them.

    Which of those tours did you do?

    I did the 4 day. I think most of the ride is similar to what you guys did . Mike's Sky Ranch was pretty cool. The history / people who stayed there is incredible.

    It looks like they changed it a bit since I did it. The loop then was Ensenada - San Felipe - Mike's Sky Ranch - Ensenada.
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  24. #24
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Montana

    Re: Brothers in Baja

    Yup, very similar.



    Last year we hit Rancho Veronica. That was a highlight.


 

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