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Old 12-23-2012, 01:51 PM   #3676
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Hello everyone.
I've found a set of wheels online that I'd love to buy, but the seller won't ship them. They're located in San Jose. Would anyone in the area be willing to pick them up and ship them to me? Of course I'll be happy to cover the cost of your time, gas money, packaging, etc., in addition to shipping charges.
Thanks!
if you don't mind waiting until after the first of the year (i'm currently out of town), i'd be happy to. sending you a PM.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:51 PM   #3677
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The wheels were on ebay & the auction ended this evening. Unfortunately someone else wanted them a little more than I did. Thanks for the offers to help, I really appreciate it!
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:38 AM   #3678
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Looks like Monday morning we'll be starting the long way to Baja. Here's 2 links to follow our progress. If you check them now you'll either see a blank map or an error message because there's no tracks yet...

The first link is simple to remember: www.hardworkingdog.whereamiriding.com
(Thanks, Strega!)

The other link has annoying ads from Spot but the map has much better zooming capability in satellite mode: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...f1Hj2EgMacWQOJ

Wish us luck
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:45 AM   #3679
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Good Luck on the adventure, HWD! Looking forward to following along.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:40 PM   #3680
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Looks like Monday morning we'll be starting the long way to Baja. Here's 2 links to follow our progress. If you check them now you'll either see a blank map or an error message because there's no tracks yet...

The first link is simple to remember: www.hardworkingdog.whereamiriding.com
(Thanks, Strega!)

The other link has annoying ads from Spot but the map has much better zooming capability in satellite mode: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...f1Hj2EgMacWQOJ

Wish us luck
Have a great time! So jealous! That's awesome!
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:08 PM   #3681
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Thanks Ramjet 'n 'jammer! This was a hard time to try and get ready for a trip like this, but we're there, finally. Got a headache from all the last minute details, and I'm still not sure whether to go full coverage or liability only gonna get up in the morning and make that decision, and wait for the frost to melt...
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:04 AM   #3682
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Have a great trip 'Dog!
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:44 AM   #3683
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Hi HardWorkingDog,

Good luck! Sounds like a wonderful trip ...

I think Cary and I will miss you ... Getting ready to head home on New Years Day from Bahia de los Angeles ...


Gonzaga Bay ...


On the way to Coco's ...



see you around the campfire,
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:56 AM   #3684
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Wish us luck
Bon Voyage, my friend!

So happy for you and Bryn! So jealous, too...I wanna go!
You've got Eric's cell#, right? He's the master of trailside repairs so if you need any assistance
while on the trip please don't hesitate to call him...day or night!


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Old 12-31-2012, 08:58 AM   #3685
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SFMCJohn--yep, saw your blog, can't wait for Canon de Guadalupe.

WoodsChick--thanks for the offer, yep got his number. woo hoo!!!

oh yeah, just signed up for spotwalla, too

http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?...550e1b251b55b6

3 choices, hope the dang thing works

just gotta gear up, then first stop is to fill up the new Safari tank. 'Pup is running in circles, come ON dad!!
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:33 PM   #3686
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Baja bound!

Hey HWD and Bryn,

Will be looking for you guys and your posts! Want to see pix of the "Tourmaster" in action! Have a great trip and keep your eye on the "worm"!
Cheers!
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:41 AM   #3687
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SFMCJohn--yep, saw your blog, can't wait for Canon de Guadalupe.
Hi HWD,

Loving the Spot websites ... Looks like Joshua Tree and Anza Borrego next ... CdeG will be a great place to warm your bones ...

Thanks for the links, and good luck!

see you in the hotspring,
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:43 AM   #3688
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Hey all,

Cary and I had a wonderful KLR trip to Baja for the Holidays ... rode out of our garage in Lower Haight in the rain and out of the rain by the end of the day in Taft ...



Stayed here, $50, and they have tile floors, so you can park in the room without guilt, and the La Salsa Mexican restaurant is right next door ...

The rain caught us again in Julien ...





Here's a rough map of our route ... A bit over 1000 miles to Bahia de los Angeles ...

More in a bit ... see if I get the first two posts of 2013 here on BAARC on Jan. 7th ...

We stayed a couple of nights in Julien, nursing colds and letting the weather clear up, and rode on to the Canyon de Guadalupe Oasis, crossing at Tecate ...



They've done some work on the watercrossing ...



Our campsite, which comes with a private hot-tub ...

Our friend from BARF, Termagant, broke her ankle on her way into the oasis on the 26th ... We helped a bit in her extraction ... getting her the last 12 miles into camp so her riding partner Nemo Brinker could ride to their pick-up truck at the border ...


The extraction ...

Then on to San Felipe, where we camped at Kiki's ...


Sunrise ... finally got out of our long-johns ... good weather and moon-rises ...



Next stop, Gonzaga, where we met ADVers Adam and Sean ...


They had the cool idea to raise $3k for one of the 300+ orphanages in Baja, and had stopped to deliver the cash in San Felipe at their orphanage that was the home of ten children ...


Nice, not windy, in the palapas ...

We ran into Coco, too ...


Coco had heard about Adam's contribution to the orphanage and was dropping off a load of firewood for them by way of thank-you ... A nice present at the Palapas where firewood is hard to come by ...

Next, on to Bahia de los Angeles ...



We found some sand on the way from the low road to the oasis ... the sand was actually fun after we picked Cary's bike up and was only a mile or two ...



Coco at Kiki's ... mandatory Coco ADV RR photo ...







Cary and I rode to Bahia de los Angeles and met our friends Christine and Jim ... on New Year's day Jim and I rode up to Mission San Borja ...



The stone church was finished in 1801 by the Dominicans ... you can see the scar on the mesa above the church where the stone came from ... it was carried by hand to the building site ... by 1818 the mission was abandoned ...





We returned to BoLA and met the Ena Riders, who were also staying at Guillermo's ... fun guys from Japan who didn't speak any English, and we didn't speak any Japanese ... an issue until we all pulled out our cell phones and showed one another pics of our racebikes ...



Then it was all party hats, lobster dinners and fiesta dancing ...







The whole town turned out for the fiesta and the band played til 4 am ... fun.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:11 PM   #3689
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john. keep the RR coming. great to see you're back and busy on the keyboard.

we were hoping to see you and cary there but no luck. we saw a bunch of adventure riders at alphonsina's though. we missed coco, he was in san felipe when we came.

we started with 8 riders and only 2 able to finish. really unfortunate. i'll have my RR soon on day trippin.

thanks for the nice pics.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:20 PM   #3690
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The last time I stayed at Toppers Motel I must have been sharing the place with the Central Valley
Crackhead Association annual convention. People walking around outside all night long talking and yelling, doors
slamming.

The AC was broken and it was about 100 degrees inside my room and this was in late March. The next weekend though
it snowed down there.
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