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Old 03-02-2013, 07:22 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Goggles Pizano View Post
Lurking along , no spoilers.

great job on the photos Little Wan, have you considered working for the Tour de France?

Hey, there you are! and you brought some friends - cool!

This next section is pretty Scottastic.
haha, I specialize cranking out tons of mediocre photos. Is there a market for that?
Great to see you, Scott - don't be afraid to speak up!

Hi Ladybug! Hi rider914 (sorry your baja plans fell through)!

Hi everyone - thanks for checking in.
I've got a bunch to post, so I'll just wave real quick...

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Day 1: 2/17/13 Tecate to Bahia San Luis Gonzaga continued...
326 miles

We saw Bartek stopped on the side of the road and went to see what was up.
He said he had just remembered that he changed his back tire and then never tightened the rear axle nut!

Holy shit, he rode 120 miles (fast) with that nut barely hand tight.
It practically fell off into his hand.

Man, when you think about what could have happened...
Lucky Bartek.

We were getting close to Valle de la Trinidad at this point...

Stopped at Pemex to get fuel for the bikes...

Then fuel for ourselves.

El Rancho Taquería.

El Bartek: The Most Interesting Man in the World

Scott, working on tacos #3 and 4 (out of 114)

Matt, enjoying taco #5 (out of 114).
The guys each had 5 tacos here, I had 2.
17 down, 97 to go.

After Valle de la Trinidad, we were on the 2012 Mexican 1000 course,
going through Laguna Diablo (a dry lake bed) to San Felipe.

El Bartek

Goggles Pizano was ready to unleash the mighty SE

Everybody loves la playa...

Note the SCORE marker.

I love this photo of Goggles and BigWan.

OK - playtime is over - we still had lots of miles to cover.
We've got a long way to go. And a short time to get there.

Just for kicks, Matt pulled up his GPS tracks for la playa...

Wow, looks like tangled string!

Goggles Pizano, doin’ his thing.

I think he enjoyed it.

Just a little.

This was a nice road. Sandy, but rideable.

Got gas in San Felipe

And got the stink eye from Scott.
Heh. I don’t remember what that was about, but let’s just assume he’s smiling on the inside.

Some highway.

Topped off in Puertocitos.

It was starting to get dark and my photos weren’t turning out.
I think this is one of the last ones on the road.

There were more sections of the Baja 1K we could have ridden,
but Scott said they were mostly whoops and deep sand.
Seeing as how it was getting late, we didn’t feel bad missing them.

I tried to take some pics after it got dark but it doesn’t work very well.
Not without stopping (or slowing down at least).
Our lights kick ass, so riding is doable.
But I don’t have any night pics for day 1.

(Day 2 was better - I’ve got a bunch.
Actually, day 3, too. Hmmm. we rode in the dark a lot)

We were heading to Gonzaga Bay and Alfonsina's...

(swiped from the interwebs)

We had been a little concerned about this being President’s Day weekend.
If Alfonsina’s was full, we would be screwed.
With no camping gear, our options were limited.
Goggles was up for sleeping on the beach, but I wasn’t so keen on that.

Sure enough, we pulled up and the place was packed.
Wall to wall bodies. And everyone was EXTREME!!

Son of a biscuit!
We were S.O.L.

While we were standing outside, discussing our options,
the owner/manager came over and said he actually had 1 room left.
With a king sized bed.
Scott said BigWan and I could take it and he and Bartek could fend for themselves.

Nah, screw that. We weren’t going to split up.
We’ll figure something else out.

A nice guy who overheard that Alfonsina’s was full asked if we knew about El Sacrificio.
We didn’t.
It’s a campo just down the beach and he said they have cabanas.
We thanked him for that information - it was kind of him to speak up.
OK, in search of El Sacrificio we went...

Although I can’t say that the name of the place was very inviting...

After hunting around in the dark for a bit, we found it.
Pretty much empty, aside from some friendly fishermen (gringos).

We got a cabana ($60) and asked about food.
The cook initially said the kitchen was closed, but we were so dejected and pathetic,
he reluctantly said he could make us some quesadillas.

Yes, please!

He also brought out some tacos (#s 18-25, I think)

One of the fishermen offered to take our photo. Thanks!

There were 4 beds, one for each of us. Score!
And hot showers! woo!

Scott was such a gentleman, he insisted that I take my shower first.
It was nice of him, though I really didn’t mind waiting.
I was just happy not to be in my gear, huddled up on the beach somewhere.

Day 1 is in the books!

Everyone was beat, so we got to bed at a decent hour.
Little did we know, we were going to need all kinds of energy tomorrow...

OSO LOCO!! osoooo!

Oso bored? you can find the rest of our ride reports HERE
make stupid your favorite!

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Old 03-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by LittleWan View Post

Matt, enjoying taco #5 (out of 114).

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:29 PM   #33
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hi kelly. loving each post. wanderful!

glad to caught up early enough.

last december, it took us 2 days to get to gonzaga bay....i guess the big KTMs really could cut the travel time......

IN and cheers.

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:39 PM   #34
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I don't "WAN" to miss this report. This "Wan" will be exceptional I am sure..
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:37 PM   #35
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You guys eat more tacos in a day than I would eat in a week!!!!
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:00 AM   #36
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Day 1 is in the books!

Norman! made the trip too!
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:14 AM   #37
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Thumb KTM earth movers!

Originally Posted by LittleWan View Post
I love this photo of Big Wan and Goggles "tangling the string" on the KTM 950 earth movers!

I'm enjoying your RR so far and looking forward to the rest of the adventure. Thanks for taking the time to share it with all of us!
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:02 AM   #38
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Zero here in Wisconsin this morning...Need some Baja reading
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:13 AM   #39
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Scheesh..............I've been reading 2 ride reports each morning...............Now I see "The Baja Wan-Thousand" I have to force myself to read 3 reports each morning.............Don't know if I can handle the added pressure............I'm gonna be strong and make myself do heck with work and chores......Thanks, for takin us along!!!
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:18 AM   #40
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Bravo LW BW and amigos ! great riding
tried the Tacos de pescado?
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:44 AM   #41
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I'm doing Baja early 2014 so I'm really trying to read as many RR as I can. When I saw a Baja Wan-Thousand report, well, IN of course. Thanks for another great read!
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:21 AM   #42
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looks like Bartek got a new helmet !

the route you guys took on day 1 is the same as our route.. we even stopped at the same taco stand and ate at the same table... lol

Loving the ride report... keep it up !
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:46 AM   #43
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Looking GOOD!!!! Keep it coming!!!

I want to go back!!!

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Old 03-03-2013, 12:22 PM   #44
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Great job so far on the RR LW!! I'm jealous of all the great pictures you can take riding two up. It slows things down so much to keep stopping to take pictures I'm always looking back and wishing I had taken more! Its cool you guys aren't afraid to take the tough routes riding two up! Cheers!!I'm looking forward to the rest of your journey!
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:25 PM   #45
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two-up coming soon

I am trying not to spoil it but, what i saw with my own two eyes, riding two-up through some very tough terrain,well, lets hope there are some pics of it.

I am working on a mathematical equation that will prove that it is actually easier to ride two-up through the toughest and steepest routes. Therefore proving that Bartek and i were actually at a significant disadvantage!
that's my theroy and i'm sticking to it.

CJ's two wheel drive would have been nice to have.
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