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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 803
Posted By MufflerBearings
Great report. Baja ride reports always get the...

Great report. Baja ride reports always get the wheels turning in my head; let's see... if I pack up the KLR tonight, I could make Valle T by noon tomorrow...

I'm impressed that you thought to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,226
Posted By MufflerBearings
:clap. I'm really looking forward to this. I...

:clap. I'm really looking forward to this. I thoroughly enjoyed your last Mexico ride report. Your reports encourage me to venture out far from home on my elderly K75.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-03-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3,963
Views: 538,932
Posted By MufflerBearings
http://skibum934.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KLR-milk-...

http://skibum934.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KLR-milk-crate/i-fNnkMXK/0/L/IMG_8714-L.jpg (http://skibum934.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KLR-milk-crate/30632208_JqH3qf#!i=3361633736&k=fNnkMXK&lb=1&s=A)

My...
Forum: Americas 05-28-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,749
Posted By MufflerBearings
Another vote for Las Casitas Hotel if you stay in...

Another vote for Las Casitas Hotel if you stay in Mulege. Friendly folks that run the place and very secure moto parking in the courtyard:
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,798
Posted By MufflerBearings
Excellent. I've been waiting for this one since...

Excellent. I've been waiting for this one since your trip planning thread from some time ago!:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,706
Posted By MufflerBearings
Nice running into you guys in Mulege. It's always...

Nice running into you guys in Mulege. It's always good to see other KLRistas down south. Looks like a great ride (except for the repeated attempts to ride beach sand; KLR + beach sand = :muutt).
Forum: Americas 04-13-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By MufflerBearings
Damn, wish I could go back. I just returned from...

Damn, wish I could go back. I just returned from that sandy, rocky inhospitable place :D and saw your reply to my "riders wanted" post. Sadly, my boss would not be stoked if I took next week off in...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By MufflerBearings
:fyyff

:fyyff
Forum: Americas 04-04-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By MufflerBearings
Oneway, I'll send you a PM next time I go. I'm...

Oneway, I'll send you a PM next time I go. I'm down there on shorter trips pretty frequently.

At this point, I'm just hoping I run into some other riders around coco's that might permit me to...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By MufflerBearings
Thanks Scubalong! Maybe next time - looks like...

Thanks Scubalong! Maybe next time - looks like you're local. I head down south on shorter rides pretty frequently, so I'll post up again for the next one, hopefully with a little more notice.
Forum: Americas 03-31-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By MufflerBearings
I'll be watching for you and keeping an eye on...

I'll be watching for you and keeping an eye on your RR!
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,706
Posted By MufflerBearings
Sweet! More KLR's in Baja! :D I'll be headed...

Sweet! More KLR's in Baja! :D I'll be headed south the same week (crossing at Tecate one day behind you), so I'll keep my eyes open for you guys. I'll buy the first round of Tecate's if I catch up...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By MufflerBearings
Baja April 5-13: Wanna go?

I know this is short notice for most folks, but I thought I'd throw it out there just in case. I'm riding down the Baja penninsula as far as Mulege the week of Saturday April 5 through Sunday April...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,283
Posted By MufflerBearings
Thanks for reading. It wasn't a very challenging...

Thanks for reading. It wasn't a very challenging route (I think I could ride most of it on my old K75 - slowly), but the scenery was awesome. I still want to return on a real dirt bike to check out...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,283
Posted By MufflerBearings
This. :deal I didn't mean to suggest that I...

This. :deal I didn't mean to suggest that I wouldn't get a tourist card and other required documents on my next trip - just that no authorities checked for them during this trip. I'm happy to comply...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,602
Posted By MufflerBearings
Thank you for that!:clap I rode KOFA for the...

Thank you for that!:clap I rode KOFA for the first time over Thanksgiving (also solo). I need to spend more time there before it gets hot. Did you consider staying at the KOFA cabin?
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,860
Posted By MufflerBearings
Great report. I've spent time around the DF, but...

Great report. I've spent time around the DF, but didn't have access to a motorbike. I'd love to get back to the place and ride someday. Good to know I can rent a decent moto there. Thanks for taking...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,761
Posted By MufflerBearings
I'm jealous as hell. Don't be surprised if the...

I'm jealous as hell. Don't be surprised if the Mexican military seizes your camo'd DR for their "official use!" :gun2
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-02-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,989
Views: 943,629
Posted By MufflerBearings
Abandoned ranch house somewhere in Baja: ...

Abandoned ranch house somewhere in Baja:

http://skibum934.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Coyote-Cals-Oct-2013/i-zpGw4Rq/0/L/Coyote%20Cal%27s%202013%20024-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-02-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 339,380
Posted By MufflerBearings
Unimpressive camera work, but it sure looked cool...

Unimpressive camera work, but it sure looked cool in person. Near Palm Springs tonight.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8,286
Views: 1,931,977
Posted By MufflerBearings
My big girl on the way home from the King of the...

My big girl on the way home from the King of the Motos race today (spoiler: I didn't win):
...
Forum: Racing 02-02-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,749
Posted By MufflerBearings
I rode up to see the race today, so I thought I'd...

I rode up to see the race today, so I thought I'd share a few of my snapshots.:D Started the day on a lakebed watching the fast guys come through during the AM race:
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 635
Views: 86,857
Posted By MufflerBearings
Where you at? :ear This is one of the few threads...

Where you at? :ear This is one of the few threads that I check on religiously, so the lack of updates has made my work days just a little emptier over the past week. I've been really enjoying your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-17-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,036
Posted By MufflerBearings
Thanks for the report! The photos of this area...

Thanks for the report! The photos of this area really take me back. I'm following along with great interest, as I grew up in Temperance, Michigan, about as southeast as you can get in that state. You...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-15-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 23,128
Posted By MufflerBearings
Good times! :freaky I hope I can mark my 77th...

Good times! :freaky I hope I can mark my 77th birthday on a motorbike in Mexico. You all can carry an impressive amount of stuff on those little bikes. :eek1

Waiting for more...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By MufflerBearings
"... a couple of days to kill in Panama City." An...

"... a couple of days to kill in Panama City." An enviable predicament! Thanks for the report. Looks like a great place to ride. :clap

And I really like this:



As a KLR rider, I know...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,659
Posted By MufflerBearings
Fantastic ride report! :clap I counted no fewer...

Fantastic ride report! :clap I counted no fewer than 15 air-cooled VW's in your photos. And an AMC Gremlin!

Please send me the coordinates for the rusted-out VW bus so that I may go and recover...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-07-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,437
Posted By MufflerBearings
I noticed a lot of Arizona guys chiming in....

I noticed a lot of Arizona guys chiming in. Thanks for reading. Your state is motorbike paradise.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-07-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,437
Posted By MufflerBearings
I wish I had more time to spend in Ajo. It was a...

I wish I had more time to spend in Ajo. It was a pretty little town, and everyone I spoke with was exceedingly friendly.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-07-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,437
Posted By MufflerBearings
Yeah, but you probably get some nice fall color....

Yeah, but you probably get some nice fall color. I'll trade you for three months of unbearable heat.:deal
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-07-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,437
Posted By MufflerBearings
I really dig Borrego Springs; it's so close to...

I really dig Borrego Springs; it's so close to home, I need to spend more time there. When I do ride there, I like to use something a little bit lighter weight than the portly KLR :evil. You probably...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-05-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,437
Posted By MufflerBearings
Thanksgiving on the Border

I dont much care for turkey. And the thought of wrestling with some idiot for the last of the marked-down TVs at the WalMart black Friday sale is terrifically unappealing:turkish. So, on...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,940
Posted By MufflerBearings
Hey Joe, I spent last evening reading up on...

Hey Joe,

I spent last evening reading up on your previous South American adventures and your preparations for the upcoming ride. You're a gifted storyteller, and I look forward to following along...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,649
Posted By MufflerBearings
This looks like fun. Nothing like easing into...

This looks like fun. Nothing like easing into riding in Mexico during the very calm and tranquil Baja 1000 weekend!:lol3 If you're heading to Tecate today, be sure to drop by the brewery for a tour...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By MufflerBearings
Thanks for taking us along, Billy.:thumb Did you...

Thanks for taking us along, Billy.:thumb Did you find that deep sand at the start of the ride along the Compadre Trail? I passed through there two weeks ago, and it didn't seem quite that sandy. I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,261
Posted By MufflerBearings
I always scan through this section for Baja...

I always scan through this section for Baja reports first. Thank you for sharing your trip with us. I appreciate the fact that it's heavier on pics than text - I should learn something from you....
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,390
Posted By MufflerBearings
I re-read this one after chatting with David and...

I re-read this one after chatting with David and Jose at CATours during a recent visit to Antigua, GT. My wife and I were in town for general tourism (no riding this trip), and dropped by the shop to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 59,841
Posted By MufflerBearings
Moto Vaquero, thank you for providing a Baja fix...

Moto Vaquero, thank you for providing a Baja fix until I can get down there again in November. If you were there around Semana Santa, we might have crossed paths somewhere around San Felipe/Gonzaga...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,499
Posted By MufflerBearings
Nice scenery - that looks like my kind of ride....

Nice scenery - that looks like my kind of ride. Your report makes me want to call in sick for the rest of the week and head up to the Eastern Sierra.:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,574
Posted By MufflerBearings
This report is one of my favorites. Paraguay...

This report is one of my favorites. Paraguay looks like a very interesting country. I'm embarassed to admit how little I know about the place; thank you for expanding my knowledge a bit with your...
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