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Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 35,092
Posted By Ratman
I like that 6 burner stove. It's great if you...

I like that 6 burner stove. It's great if you get up to skillet sized pans. Here's some info on a later similar build. It uses a simmer plate also....
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 35,092
Posted By Ratman
Alcohol stoves

Much admiration 'metal' man. Maybe I can help with the stoves. I don't want to hijack to stoves, but....

I consider myself the master of alc stoves. I spent a couple years being all involved...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Bless your heart, Ladybug. Sorry about the lack...

Bless your heart, Ladybug. Sorry about the lack of flowers. :wink:



I had a Chimechanga, and the Ds had more fish taco.

I'd half eaten most my meals before I thought about food photos,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
That's a great photo, Mizumoto. I bet you don't...

That's a great photo, Mizumoto. I bet you don't mean 'riding dry lake EAST of San Felipe. :)

I might be wrong, but I'd die living on the east coast. I hope you get back out here soon.
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Yeah, John, looks like that's the best we can...

Yeah, John, looks like that's the best we can manage these days.



.....and I enjoyed bullshitting with you guys about it, Terry.



Get on down there! Baja awaits you, Topwater.
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Thanks Trey650, We'll get together again in Baja...

Thanks Trey650, We'll get together again in Baja one of these days. :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
The Last Leg

<P> We come to the final day of our brief time in Baja. It hasn't been epic. There were only a little over 200 miles of dirt riding in all. Still, our trip has been remarkable as all rides...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
<P> Thanks Trailboss. When you're in scenery...

<P> Thanks Trailboss. When you're in scenery country, there's a screaming good photo every 100 yards. I can't take the time to stop or I'd never get anywhere, so it click, click, click on the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Brake down south of Coyote Cals

<P> We got up in the morning, and I had my coffee in the room. The Ds got coffee next door. We wolfed down a piece of left over pizza from last night. The kickstands were up at 8am, well,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Angel with Axle Parts

<P> In the morning we were sitting around the motel patio licking our wounds, er...shoulders, and discussing the situation. We had bikes that weren't starting (easily), the 2 E-start DRs were...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
MOTOBRUNETTI, you have the adventure rider spirit...

MOTOBRUNETTI, you have the adventure rider spirit if I ever heard it. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Mulege Territorial Prison

My sister, Tam and Tom Blum in this picture from 2005

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Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Mulege is Special

<P> There wasn't much going on in the less than 50 miles to Mulege. The down hill into town gave a bit of interesting riding. Mulege is unique to Baja, as most of you know. Here's an aerial...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
I didn't check the place out but it was up for...

I didn't check the place out but it was up for sale, and it didn't look abandoned, so I guess they rebuilt some of it at least. A man that I met in Mulege said they've had 5 of those storms in the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
I never met the man, but from your link, sounds...

I never met the man, but from your link, sounds like Granville could have taught me a few things.
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
BuffHunter and I had a stressful week watching...

BuffHunter and I had a stressful week watching Dan and Mike Kick starting their bikes. By day 5, after Mike would kick his DR 10 times, then he was looking for a hill, or he was being pushed, or I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Guererro Negro to Santa Rosalia

<P> We awoke to another beautimus day. Some of us and our bikes were a little more raggedy now. Still we were enthuisastic about the hew Day. Even Mike hadn't been andyfarther south than LA Bay...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Roaddawg, I've been a fan of stitched pictures...

Roaddawg, I've been a fan of stitched pictures for years, and never found anything easier than 'Windows Live Photo Gallery'. I do most of my editing with WLPG. I use Picasa often for batch uploads,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Thanks, rockrider, I figured those stories should...

Thanks, rockrider, I figured those stories should be down in writing before I go. It's been a hoot, and I'm lucky to still be here. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Finally Headed South Again

<P> We all awoke to another beautiful day. There was just a whisper of cloud cover that didn't really stop the sun but id did knock off about 5 degrees to the daily temps....just enough to be...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
LA Bay and Las Flores

<P> I was in LA Bay with my dad several times in the early sixties. On one trip we went 10 miles south of town to the gold and silver mining town of Las Flores. There was a couple foundations and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
The more human side of Baja

<P> While the Ds recouped.....they had decided to not eat anything for 24 hours. Mike and I decided to go downtown, and gas up as well as getting an evening meal of some sort.

<P> Turned...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Gene, I'm not good enough to charge anyone, plus...

Gene, I'm not good enough to charge anyone, plus I'd have to guarantee some things. I'm not able to make things happen. :rofl

I do like showing Baja to folks, though.
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
<P> So let me tell you some about the prep and...

<P> So let me tell you some about the prep and history of these bikes.

<P> I was responsible for the 2 E-start 350s. One I have ridden on trips for 15 years. It's got 40000 miles or so on...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
San Borja Mision

<P> From Mike and my upstair room's balcony...
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Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Me to. Slowinski. My new wife and I took a 58...

Me to. Slowinski. My new wife and I took a 58 beetle (in 1964) with big tires and altered fenders to La Paz Easter week. We got to La Paz about midnight. After camping all week and dreaming of a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
On to LA Bay

<P> After drinks we headed south into some of the best scenery that the Baja's Eastern coast has to offer. We were fat dumb and happy. The bikes were running good and the kick start bikes were...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
A memorable night in Valle De Trinidad

About 15 years ago, my wife and I did a week long bus trip from Phoenix down all thru northwest Mexico proper. As far south as Copper Canyon. We'd ride most of a day in a nice Mexican tour bus, and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Post up some of your pics, Don. To youse other...

Post up some of your pics, Don. To youse other guys, Buffhunter is Don of the story.....and a true adventurer. Don is also a bow hunter and has taken a cape buffalo with an arrow. :clap I can't...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Best 60 miles in Baja

<P> The ride from La Rumarosa to Hwy 3 is Baja's best dirt road from a scenery standpoint. It was beautimus again this time. I'd never seen that yellow flower ground cover before. I don't think...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
Bars

It was a good trip, Rubbernecker. I'll try to do the TR justice. There are breakdowns, crashes, and everything that makes it an adventure.

The bars are simply an 8 inch riser set made from...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,456
Posted By Ratman
A week in Baja, Got as far a Mulege, 3 old DR350 and an XR650

<P> Those bikes might be the most reliable bikes ever made. We had three months to get them ready. It would take all of that. :evil

<P> Pretty picture tease....few miles south of La...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By Ratman
Week in Baja soon...

4 of us are going down for a week in Baja. Mike from LA, Don from Co, Dan from SC, and me from Oceanside. Dan and Don are brothers (60ish), I'm older and Mike is younger.

We're taking 3 cobbled...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 829,939
Posted By Ratman
Fun tickets

Thanks for keeping your great report coming. You have me worried though, as I figure you're going to have to take a break to replenish the bank account, and I'll have to find a way to fill the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 187,498
Posted By Ratman
Bump, I just found this thread. I'm enjoying it...

Bump, I just found this thread. I'm enjoying it a bunch. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 829,939
Posted By Ratman
Yep, Ed, you missed a chance there. You must be...

Yep, Ed, you missed a chance there. You must be off your feed.

Let's get this report back to the top of the page. :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 250,609
Posted By Ratman
Hi back at you. You have a fine report going...

Hi back at you. You have a fine report going here, Junyah. Thanks for your story. BTW, if you haven't heard, duolingo.com is a handy Spanish tudor.

Yeah ONandOFF and I've spent 5 years or...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 243,762
Posted By Ratman
Thanks, Wesley, for getting a continued edition...

Thanks, Wesley, for getting a continued edition of your report to us. I'm always happy when I see a report from you on Monday morning as that is when the weekly subscriptions come out.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 250,609
Posted By Ratman
I don't mind you taking care of yourself on...

I don't mind you taking care of yourself on occasion, and am enjoying your trip. Thanks

I do most of my photos from the road while riding. Pretty easy to develop a system of picture taking...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 829,939
Posted By Ratman
As always great reports, Ed. I need to get you...

As always great reports, Ed. I need to get you back on the front page with this bump.

By the way...I ran into these guys out at Burro Schmidt's tunnel the other day. Do you know this group?
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