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Old 03-20-2013, 08:29 AM   #301
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I've been lurking along here but I have to de-lurk to tell you what a wonderful RR this is and how much I've enjoyed following along on your trip.

So much that, now that this one is over , I think I'll have to bravely carry on by going back and reading your older RRs!

Thank you!
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:57 AM   #302
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Oh my god, you guys - you won’t believe what was on the TV...
Manamana!!
(if you read the Summer of Stupid, you’ll remember I was really into Manamana)
(you can watch it here!)
I grew up on the that original version in the early '70s and thought it was lost forever.

The Cake version is one of the best ever......
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:07 AM   #303
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Hub huba Wans Team We came from the other way and came down the hill. This is where Keven came to the ravine and said oh shit. I think you route would be more difficult to navigate. But then you guys are on adventure trials bikes.

This:


We needed to cross this ravine -
it looked like most people went here...





Over to that section there.


This is where we came down.




Great report, bravo.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:11 AM   #304
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Laugh Another Great Report!

It was so much fun having another great report. Thanks for all the effort sharing with us.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:43 AM   #305
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Another Wan ride report comes to an end. The country goes back to work and the stock market resumes its rise.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:58 PM   #306
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:04 PM   #307
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I'm going to miss this report. I'll miss the tacos and the doggies too.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #308
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Thanks

For yet another great report. What helmet comms do you two use? I love the laughing and banter on the videos.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #309
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I've been lurking along here but I have to de-lurk to tell you what a wonderful RR this is and how much I've enjoyed following along on your trip.
So much that, now that this one is over , I think I'll have to bravely carry on by going back and reading your older RRs!

Thank you!
Thanks, tilliejacques! A glutton for punishment, eh?
Sorry a lot of those old linkies are broken now.



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I grew up on the that original version in the early '70s and thought it was lost forever.

The Cake version is one of the best ever......

Oh, I love the Cake one.
We used it one of our Summer of Stupid videos...


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Hub huba Wans Team We came from the other way and came down the hill. This is where Keven came to the ravine and said oh shit. I think you route would be more difficult to navigate.
hi AteamNM!
Yep, I thought that was the way you went. It looked pretty steep!
It's been fun reading your report, too!
You guys had some nice single track that made us jealous...


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I'm going to miss this report. I'll miss the tacos and the doggies too.
Thanks, MeinMotorrad!
A couple last doggies, coming up!


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For yet another great report. What helmet comms do you two use? I love the laughing and banter on the videos.

We've got the Interphone F5 units. There's a link a couple pages back (replying to a comment).
I can't imagine not being able to talk to matt.
We crack ourselves up all day long.


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Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to my next trip ...and yours.
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Thanks, Kelly! This has been an awesome RR.
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It was so much fun having another great report. Thanks for all the effort sharing with us.
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Another Wan ride report comes to an end. The country goes back to work and the stock market resumes its rise.
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You're welcome, you guys!!
Thank you so much for reading!!
I'm really glad you enjoyed the report. It was a lot of fun for me, too.










Day 11: 2/27/13 El Rosario to Tecate, continued.
293 miles















See that dirt up to the right?
That’s where we got spit out on Day 1 (coming down from Hanson)...
We could have gone back that way, but didn’t feel like doing the same deep sand and whoops.
















We were riding along this nice road, not expecting to see anyone...
When we spied this guy...








He had not 1, but 4 dogs traveling with him!
It was cute. I got photos of 3 of them.















Well, got photos of 2 and a half, anyway...




































I guess the gates meant we were close to the Parque. (great vintage photos in that link!!)
(checking the map more closely, we weren't actually in the park this time)























The riding is so nice here.







We passed the sculpture of the horse on the rock
(and the big puddle)...







As Katy had mentioned, Hanson had gotten snow a few days ago.
We saw signs of it in the higher elevations.






El Bartek beat me to this gate.
Thanks, Bartek!








We found a small section of heavier snow.
Some of the spots were icy and slick. We went through carefully.
It would have sucked to eat it here, so close to going home!














We were enjoying this last bit of dirt - what a great end to the ride...

Go, Bartek!!




































































Another interesting Baja cemetery...







I liked the giant horse shoe...







One last water crossing!






The timing was perfect -
We were going to get to Rancho Ojai, just at sunset.






Oh hai, Ojai!








We made it!







It was a huge relief to be back here in one piece.
2500 sometimes-crazy-miles in 11 frickin’ awesome days!!







The guys were pretty happy.











Me, too!


Day 11 was in the books!!






Tires - at 2500 miles:
D908






Scorpion Rally







Tractionator






and, most impressive of all -
Bartek’s IRC had 4500 miles on it. Wow, pretty good!








Originally, we were going to spend the night here, then cross in the morning.
But, Bartek had the good idea to pack up and cross tonight.
That way we would miss the LA traffic in the morning.

Buena idea, señor!





We must have packed up in about 15 minutes.







Turns out we didn't need those extra pesos after all.
We stopped in Tecate and fueled up the truck.
Bartek ran to the store and got a bunch of bananas and apples and snacks.
Um. I don't think you're supposed to bring fruit across the border...


But, try telling that to Mr. Banana Grabber...







Mmmmm. Pig food.








Bye, Baja!
We'll miss you.








It was the perfect time to cross the border. A Wednesday night.
There was hardly a wait.




When we pulled up, the border guy said,
"Welcome home! You're back in the US - don't worry, you're safe now."


Really? Are you serious?
Because I think we were way more likely to be harmed between here and home.
Sure, Mex Highway 1 is super dangerous, but other than that...
Baja is one of the safest places we've ever been.



Back at home, some kids were just shot over their sneakers.
I'd say the US is a little scarier than most of Mexico.





Matt was feeling pretty good, he managed to drive us all the way to Valencia.
(192 miles from the border)
The next day was a breeze.







We took care of some important business...







And then we were home.
Whew.



The end of the best ride. EVER!

especially since we put about 1 week into the planning.
Next time, we could probably make it better.
Or could we? There's something to be said for winging it.





A huge thank you to Bartek and Scott -
you guys were the ideal riding companions.


Always enthusiastic and excited about the trail.
Always raring to go and ready to ride your butts off.
Always up for anything (even the stupid stuff) and never complaining.
(at least, not within earshot )



Thanks for being the best WanKers we could have asked for!
We can't wait to ride with you again.





love, The Wans.





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Old 03-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #310
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:43 PM   #311
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Whaaaaa.......

I want more.....go back right now and try a few different trails......


Thanks for taking us along.....next time you are in BC, get in touch and I will find you some stoopid shit to ride 2 up
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:45 PM   #312
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Great report. Thanks for posting.
Quite the taco count you all racked up.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #313
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This ride report must have been a labor intensive endeavor.
Much appreciated.... and keeps drawing us back to Baja.

Guessing tacos won't be on the menu for awhile...
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #314
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Another excellent ride report from the Wans. Little Wan the way you put the stories together make them so much fun. You get personality in there along with the facts plus you captured lots of flowers for me. The furry critters are always a bonus too.

Now that you have taste tested tacos from N to S and back I can't wait to see what next taste test is ahead.

Looking forward to your next adventure.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:09 PM   #315
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thank you kelly, kelly, and kelly...and bartek, matt and scott.

i really enjoyed this. glad to see you all made it home.

where to next....?

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