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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,825
Posted By drc42
Glad to have another Kansan along! Yeah bring...

Glad to have another Kansan along! Yeah bring that banjo and play us some bluegrass!
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
BTW... was chatting with Steve Hengeveld after...

BTW... was chatting with Steve Hengeveld after the rally. Sounds like he has gotten bitten by the rally bug and is thinking aboug Dakar! :clap
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
And more importantly hopefully his ankle injury...

And more importantly hopefully his ankle injury isn't serious! He had a bit of a tumble on day 4 after getting caught in the dust of some locals out playing in ATVs.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
This was a great adventure. Things went pretty...

This was a great adventure. Things went pretty much to plan. My goal was to ride within my limits so I didn't break anything on the bike or the rider (certainly didn't need a repeat of BRS 2012)...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
Tumu and I are through registration and tech with...

Tumu and I are through registration and tech with no problem. A couple different meetings tonight (one for riders+crew another for riders only) then try to get some sleep and in the morning we are...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
Windy Ensenada: http://youtu.be/XOIX5x935Gw

Windy Ensenada: http://youtu.be/XOIX5x935Gw
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
The full team is together at last. Gregg and...

The full team is together at last. Gregg and Carmel got here this afternoon and we are all camping at a nice little surf camp a few miles north of Ensenada. We were treated to a great sunset. I...
Forum: Racing 09-23-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
Found the San Miguel surf camp. Beautiful...

Found the San Miguel surf camp. Beautiful weather and we were treated to a great sunset.
Forum: Racing 09-23-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
Made it to ensenada last night and wandered in...

Made it to ensenada last night and wandered in the dark looking for a campground. Did find a spot for the night but looking for something better for today. If anybody has GPS coordinates of a good...
Forum: Racing 09-22-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
No monster girls???!!!??? Can we at least get...

No monster girls???!!!??? Can we at least get some wenches from a renaissance fair?
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
Don't worry Carmel... Gregg locked your bike up...

Don't worry Carmel... Gregg locked your bike up real good. Nobody in Cali knows how to unlock a Maine combination lock.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-22-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,825
Posted By drc42
In!

In!
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
Actually had the tied last time too. I think...

Actually had the tied last time too. I think that was the only thing that prevented the wheel from collapsing before I could get to a stop.
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
Arrived in so Cal. Did some work on the bike at...

Arrived in so Cal. Did some work on the bike at the posh Escondido Super 8 and took if for a quick ride. Feels ready to race!
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
Bike prep

Over the past few months as I was working on the bike I shot a little video of a few bits of it. Of course there is no video of the final result, but I did manage to put in a couple of still shots...
Forum: Racing 09-20-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,083
Posted By drc42
Looks like a good turnout this year. Sorry I...

Looks like a good turnout this year. Sorry I can't be there but leaving for Baja first thing tomorrow morning!
Forum: Racing 09-19-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
Works for me!

Works for me!
Forum: Racing 09-19-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
Cool, would be good to have a little warm up and...

Cool, would be good to have a little warm up and roadbook practice before the race.

Also, cool trailer. Good idea with that roof tent mounted on it. Looks simple and comfortable.
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
Driving me crazy sitting here at work and knowing...

Driving me crazy sitting here at work and knowing you guys are all out west now!

Enjoying the pictures. See you guys Sunday!
Forum: Racing 09-18-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
Polo is heading out to sea! ...

Polo is heading out to sea!


http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/EP17/refresh/EP1714W5_NL+gif/203942W5_NL_sm.gif
Forum: Racing 09-17-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
sunny days!

Looks like the good citizens of Cabo will be spared from tropical storm Polo.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/EP17/refresh/EP1714W5_NL_sm2+gif/173604W5_NL_sm.gif
Forum: Racing 09-17-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
Appreciate the help but really liking the idea of...

Appreciate the help but really liking the idea of camping. I need a couple of days before the rally to get my mind off of work and on to racing. That surf camp is looking pretty good.
Forum: Racing 09-17-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
Anybody have suggestions for a good campground...

Anybody have suggestions for a good campground near Ensenada? Going to be at the hotel the night before but planning on camping for a couple days before.
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
Hurricane Polo

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/EP17/refresh/EP1714W5_NL_sm2+gif/145850W5_NL_sm.gif
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
Try not to look like an "upland game...

Try not to look like an "upland game bird".
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
Good info, was looking at the map. Is Rt 1. the...

Good info, was looking at the map. Is Rt 1. the "toll road"?

I will be flying in on Sunday the 21st and Tumu (guymanbro) is picking me up in San Diego. Would be great to do some shakedown riding...
Forum: Racing 09-15-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
Hope the locals get through this OK. I can...

Hope the locals get through this OK. I can barely imagine what happens when you dump that much rain on terrain like that.

Being an east coast guy I was thinking it would blow through long before...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
Driving me crazy knowing my bike is in Moab...

Driving me crazy knowing my bike is in Moab sitting in a trailer while I am 2500 miles away sitting at a desk!!!

See you 1 week from today :freaky
Forum: Racing 09-11-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
Curious if the Baja roadbooks will use the french...

Curious if the Baja roadbooks will use the french abbreviations like G/D for left to right. I can usually interpret most of those eventually... but certainly would distract me long enough to crash!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,434
Posted By drc42
MVTR (Merrimack Valley Trail Riders) has been...

MVTR (Merrimack Valley Trail Riders) has been very active in working to get more of the ATV trails open to bikes. The issue is mostly with land owners... or more to the point the land managers for...
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
We will have GPS (required in fact to record the...

We will have GPS (required in fact to record the tracks) but they are not going to give the tracks or anything to follow is what they mean.

From what I hear they will give us a few "escape...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
Can I scavenge it for parts when my WR breaks...

Can I scavenge it for parts when my WR breaks down :evil
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,298
Posted By drc42
Looks like mx1west has the mefo mousse in stock...

Looks like mx1west has the mefo mousse in stock in that size. That might work for you.

But yeah, those Bridgestone UHD tubes are nearly as heavy as the tire, you will want to still carry at least...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
In the 2012 Mexican 1000 we did just a few miles...

In the 2012 Mexican 1000 we did just a few miles of those San Felipe whoops and it felt like it took me forever. I don't know how those pro guys can skip right through that for 60 miles.

Curious...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4,657
Views: 263,005
Posted By drc42
For those who have not seen this yet.......

For those who have not seen this yet.... guymanbro and I will be doing the Baja Rally in a couple weeks with top notch support from TinMan207 and MargaritaMotoress!
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,434
Posted By drc42
:nod that would have been it. I rode it Sunday...

:nod that would have been it. I rode it Sunday and was thinking it probably crossed this route someplace... unfortunately I dropped my bike hard a couple times early in the ride and cracked my...
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 251,084
Posted By drc42
Loved your Baja story, thought the writing was...

Loved your Baja story, thought the writing was better than mine! Was mostly trying to get Ted to join us in Baja this year.
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
Glad to see Huck's old bike lives on!

Glad to see Huck's old bike lives on!
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 251,084
Posted By drc42
Perhaps a first hand account of racing the Baja...

Perhaps a first hand account of racing the Baja Rally... just a couple weeks away! RMS has full fly and ride packages available.
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,614
Posted By drc42
Hmmm.... now there's a strategy... get Hengveld...

Hmmm.... now there's a strategy... get Hengveld drunk each night and see if Mr. Baja can still ride (and navigate) with a hangover :lol3
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