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Old 11-11-2012, 09:05 PM   #226
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Yeah, O'Neal/Winkleman team. I just met one of your guys last weekend, Boyer, Bill, Bob?

One guy bailed at the first whiff of financial crisis, no warning or anything, then Mike Korenwinder started having chest pains at the gym and ended uheyp having 2 stints put in a couple weeks ago, we found some guys but then, and I don't want to go into details, we had another rider quit at the last minute. We tested last night, then had a little conference and decided it was time to throw in the towel. I am pretty bummed.

Me and my chase guy are going down to Loreto to help chase for our 21 team. And drink.
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Hey motomike, sorry to hear you had to back out . I was one of the Bako boys that had too retreat from the Baja. Lost my dad . I was gona ride the La purisima to constitucion section for Korny. I hear from the crew down in Loreto that the crossover , on south is just bitchin now that the little rocks rolled!!!!
Have a few for me .ill be glued to the comp and doing the state side info thing. Tim
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:40 AM   #227
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Well I am doing the last bit of work today, then loading up and heading south on tuesday at 5:00am.
to meet the rest of the team.This race never gets old, you would think after racing the Baja 1000 24 times before
I could hang up the boots. NRVER going to happen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will be picking up beechum1 in Otay after I cross the border. ( he will be doing some of our chase driving for us)
I will try to have beechum1 give up dates as we go a long.

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:39 AM   #228
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:11 PM   #229
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Places to Spectate?

What're the best places to watch the start of the race? Is tech day worth going to? My friend is interested in checking it out. Will the hotels be sold out? We can cross (from San Diego) in the morning if need be. Any tips/input would be great, thanks!
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:44 PM   #230
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What're the best places to watch the start of the race? Is tech day worth going to? My friend is interested in checking it out. Will the hotels be sold out? We can cross (from San Diego) in the morning if need be. Any tips/input would be great, thanks!
Tech is pretty cool!!!! it is a zoo ...................... you get to see every type of race vechicle you can imagine.
Hotels may be hard but you should find a room
As for watching the race ,that a hard one.............. I would go south on HWY 3 towards San Felipe you can catch the course
a bunch of times. then stay in San felipe for the night and have a few BEERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:59 PM   #231
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What're the best places to watch the start of the race? Is tech day worth going to? My friend is interested in checking it out. Will the hotels be sold out? We can cross (from San Diego) in the morning if need be. Any tips/input would be great, thanks!
The hotels have been sold out for months. On Thursday the first bike goes off at 0600, first car goes off 4 hours after the last quad (around 11 to 11:30). Contingency or tech on Wed is a good show & lets you see the race cars up close with 20,000 of your new close friends. Not much to see as far as scooters are concerned. Anywhere that is even close to being a good place to watch within 50 miles of Ensenada will be over run with locals. Popular places not too crowded include spots close to Hwy 3 (hwy from Ensenada to San Flippy). At K 19 is the access to "the white arch". From K 71 though K 77 there is a stretch right next to the hwy and if you can find a place to park it's pretty good. From San Matias (east of Valle de Trinidad) there are places along side of the hwy where they are in the sand wash that can be seen from the hwy K 141 to around K 160.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:09 PM   #232
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The hotels have been sold out for months. On Thursday the first bike goes off at 0600, first car goes off 4 hours after the last quad (around 11 to 11:30). Contingency or tech on Wed is a good show & lets you see the race cars up close with 20,000 of your new close friends. Not much to see as far as scooters are concerned. Anywhere that is even close to being a good place to watch within 50 miles of Ensenada will be over run with locals. Popular places not too crowded include spots close to Hwy 3 (hwy from Ensenada to San Flippy). At K 19 is the access to "the white arch". From K 71 though K 77 there is a stretch right next to the hwy and if you can find a place to park it's pretty good. From San Matias (east of Valle de Trinidad) there are places along side of the hwy where they are in the sand wash that can be seen from the hwy K 141 to around K 160.

there's a link over at Race-Dezert that people are posting available rooms.. might want to mosey over there to take a look.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:19 PM   #233
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Tech is pretty cool!!!! it is a zoo ...................... you get to see every type of race vechicle you can imagine.
Hotels may be hard but you should find a room
As for watching the race ,that a hard one.............. I would go south on HWY 3 towards San Felipe you can catch the course
a bunch of times. then stay in San felipe for the night and have a few BEERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you guys that are going post up tech inspection pics? I'd love to see some close up pics of the 1X macheen :)

I'd love to go to baja one day but the travel advisories scare the bejesus out of me. (and Im from australia!!) The reports of stuff being stolen, violence against innocent tourists and general lawlessness seem to outweigh the pros - from 12000km away at least!!

Do you US guys carry guns/rifles down there in case of such events?

How do the teams protect their stuff from being ripped off?
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:59 PM   #234
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How do the teams protect their stuff from being ripped off?
I usually just lock my doors...........seriously.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:24 PM   #235
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I usually just lock my doors...........seriously.
or just drive a BLACK SUV like the Cartel guys do!!
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #236
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No guns allowed in Baja ... a big NO NO..
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:08 AM   #237
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No guns allowed in Baja ... a big NO NO..
Thanks that is gods machine!!!

So the cartels carry assault weapons and ordinary people can't?
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:31 AM   #238
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Thanks that is gods machine!!!

So the cartels carry assault weapons and ordinary people can't?

They do it illegally! Cartels don't care about the law!
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:49 AM   #239
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I'd love to go to baja one day but the travel advisories scare the bejesus out of me. (and Im from australia!!) The reports of stuff being stolen, violence against innocent tourists and general lawlessness seem to outweigh the pros - from 12000km away at least!!

Do you US guys carry guns/rifles down there in case of such events?

How do the teams protect their stuff from being ripped off?
The Media makes Mexico out to be very dangerous. Baja is not like that. If you are doing drugs, buying drugs, selling drugs, or hanging out with people who are doing, buying or selling drugs you will be much more likely to have issues.

In general the people of Baja are very friendly and generous. I feel safer in Baja than I do in most US cities.

Nobody with any common sense carries guns in Mexico (as they are quite frowned upon by the government)

Don't leave stuff out, and generally it won't get ripped off.

Bottom line, BAJA IS MAGIC. Don't let the lame ass media keep you from coming and exploring.
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