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Old 12-18-2012, 06:34 PM   #61
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Great ride guys, thanks, it got me thinking about my old friend Gregg so I e-mailed him to get him to look at your RR, well he e-mailed back and he is in my area, staying in Carp. So since I'm just over the hill in Ojai we willl hook up in the next couple of days, thanks, it's a small world. I asked if he remembered you guys, he said you were hilarious, Gregg or in mex Gregorio
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:04 PM   #62
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Great ride guys, thanks, it got me thinking about my old friend Gregg so I e-mailed him to get him to look at your RR, well he e-mailed back and he is in my area, staying in Carp. So since I'm just over the hill in Ojai we willl hook up in the next couple of days, thanks, it's a small world. I asked if he remembered you guys, he said you were hilarious, Gregg or in mex Gregorio

Small world, I am in Carp also! I hope gregg isn't stalking me?
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #63
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I asked if he remembered you guys, he said you were hilarious, Gregg or in mex Gregorio

We laughed we cried, and had a few (20 is the limit) cervezas.

Good guy, and has the "top ten list" for the best places to surf in Baja.

Unfortunately he cannot reveal all of the list....
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:14 PM   #64
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Same routine, get up early, pack up our camping gear and head over to breakfast.


IMGP1895 by DDMcGinnis, on Flickr


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IMGP1899 by DDMcGinnis, on Flickr

I know what you're thinking, French toast in Mexico?, well, I bet a few Mexicans have wondered, French toast in the USA? And actually, if you ask a frenchman about French toast he’d probably say “What’s that?”.

At this point we are backtracking and just making time to get to the border.


IMGP1901 by DDMcGinnis, on Flickr

Now you have to use your imagination a little in the next picture. There was a junked passenger plane along the side of the highway. It looked familiar and I realized it was the plane they crashed into the desert in Mexico as seen in a recent National Geographic/Discovery channel program. Its about 100 feet behind me here.



IMGP1902 by DDMcGinnis, on Flickr

Wait, you don't have to imagine, we have google! Plane at the crash site.


And plane at its new resting place, well maybe a little imagination, couldn't find photo of this.......


Hand made bricks, lost trade here at home.

IMGP1903 by DDMcGinnis, on Flickr

All very uneventful. Split lanes and get through the border in no time. Only two lanes at Algodones but things move quickly. Big line of retirees on the sidewalk returning back to Arizona after getting their cheap prescriptions, dental and medical work done.

Say goodbyes at the border and we’re off on the home stretch, at least for the Yuma boys. Lee is off to Casa Grande and I go to Mike’s to get my bike loaded back on the truck. The final humiliation was when I went to get my truck. Mike said to take the trail between the trailers and that would take me to where I parked my truck in the back lot. Here is where I ended up.


IMG_20121204_141611 by DDMcGinnis, on Flickr

I guess I had taken the wrong path and was wondering about in the desert. Luckily I had my SPOT in my pocket so I felt a little reassured (I refrained from hitting the SOS button). I found a bank I could climb to get out of the arroyo I was trapped by and located my truck.


IMG_20121204_141445 by DDMcGinnis, on Flickr

Pictures of hills never look as steep as they are in real life, but I scrambled up the hill and was safe.

Jump on the highway and blaze for home, another 380 miles. Cool sand dunes.


IMGP1905 by DDMcGinnis, on Flickr


IMGP1906 by DDMcGinnis, on Flickr

LA is same mess of traffic. Stop and go traffic. At one point I hear some screeching and a car rear ends the car to the right of me. A few minutes later, same screeching, but this time the car to the left of me gets nailed. I hate LA traffic. Make it home by 9:00 at night and still have 8 days left in my vacation!

THE END

(no surprise ending - I warned you in the first post).
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:50 PM   #65
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Above is the last morning sunrise in San Felipe.


And another Baja adventure is completed!!

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Old 12-20-2012, 03:25 PM   #66
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Here's my sunrise picture at San Felipe our last morning.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:56 PM   #67
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Burt and I both had 17" front and rear (Supermotard version WR250X). Seemed fine to me but Burt has much more experience in the sand and he thought the 17"x 4.6" worked better on the sand than the taller tires. Stayed on top of the sand better. It is a much wider tire though. Maybe the other guys have more experience with different size tires....[/QUOTE

Thanks, those smaller wider tires looked good, it's funny when i had a V-strom with 17 rear and 19 front everyone wanted 21" front rims, now with a DR and 17 rear 21 front everyone wants 19" front rims. Are Motorcyclists ever happy? I'm retired now on a low budget so I will stick with stock for now. Great trip guy's I envy you.

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:02 AM   #68
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Now that our trip is complete, nothing like a bike with a little Christmas decor!!! (Thanks Doug!!)

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Old 12-21-2012, 12:00 PM   #69
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Now that our trip is complete, nothing like a bike with a little Christmas decor!!! (Thanks Doug!!)

No problem, a little Christmas cheer. And it made a good 'Hi Visibility' reflector as it shook in the wind! I hope it adorns your Christmas tree?
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #70
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I hope it adorns your Christmas tree?

Hopefully your tree is a little larger than mine....Went small this year

Enjoyed the report....muchas gracias

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Old 12-21-2012, 08:00 PM   #71
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Love your tree!!!!!

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Old 12-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #72
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Baja Ride report

You guys made a great trip. Thanks for writing up the report.

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:54 PM   #73
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Hopefully your tree is a little larger than mine....Went small this year

Enjoyed the report....muchas gracias

Hey, at least you fit all the presents under it, and it I bet it has a nice pine tree smell!
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You guys made a great trip. Thanks for writing up the report.

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Thanks. I like to go back and reread my reports to refresh my memory of these trips. And I like your trailer setup!
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:43 PM   #75
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Well done, thanks for the report.

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