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Old 10-25-2013, 08:49 PM   #76
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Back in the day I rode my beat up vespa down to baja.
I had some camping gear and pretty much zero clue.

Amazing trip and you see a lot more putting along at 35 mph.
After getting back, I was hooked and needed to find a faster more suitable bike.
That's how I found advrider.com and the benefits of BMW whale foreskins. . .


Got to get down there again soon

This is awesome.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:28 AM   #77
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good eats...last time we crossed back thru tecate, we had dinner in jamul at this restaurant. it was very good just like the one in little italy in downtown san diego



13034 Campo Road
Jamul, California 91935
Phone: (619) 669 - 1080


haven't had experience leaving a truck at the tecate border crossing (stateside), and so far everyone i know had no issues getting broken in or stolen. anyone had differently?
yep- great place and long history of italian eats in the SD area. We leave our trucks at a pay lot on the right side of the road just before the crossing- and across from the min-mart . Have not had any issues.

Used to stage from Rancho Veronica - but had a few issues there and its so much easier coming home. Just to ride to the front of the line.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:35 PM   #78
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Sunday looks to be practice day for Baja 1K pit service. My email message said "will be practicing fuel dumps, tire changes, air filter changes and truck load/unload."

I'm guessing that I'll get tasked with a lot of the lifting tasks
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:43 PM   #79
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Sunday looks to be practice day for Baja 1K pit service. My email message said "will be practicing fuel dumps, tire changes, air filter changes and truck load/unload."

I'm guessing that I'll get tasked with a lot of the lifting tasks
It's getting closer! Do you know which race mile you'll be at come race day?
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:53 PM   #80
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It's getting closer! Do you know which race mile you'll be at come race day?

also get our pit assignments on Sunday ... will let you know
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:00 PM   #81
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Last time I rode a bike in baja was in 2009. have not been able to return because of issues with my passport. I have an appointment with home land security Feb to try to fix the problem.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:10 PM   #82
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Yo Ben, what up hermano ... I know that spot although it was a different race going through on this trip



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Old 10-30-2013, 05:56 PM   #83
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Hey Todd. I have done the Rosarito to Ensenada bike ride also. I would love the look on the guys faces with $3000 carbon bikes when I passed them up on a 1978 universal road bike.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:56 PM   #84
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Hey Todd. I have done the Rosarito to Ensenada bike ride also. I would love the look on the guys faces with $3000 carbon bikes when I passed them up on a 1978 universal road bike.
I've got 9 R to E rides under my belt. It's always amuzing to watch those riders with racing jerseys, tights, completely shaven, $$$$ bikes, on the side of los Tigres with their legs peeled backwards with cramps as I pass by on my old full suspension mountain bike with old man highrise handlebars.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:55 AM   #85
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On our last trip down, we had no idea the R to E bike race was going on. We were slugging it out with traffic on the old road until we decided to become moto escorts like on the Tour de France. Pace picked up considerably.

I did ride along side some guys that looked like they were having a fun ride and asked them what was up. One of them answered with "shot and beer every mile." Wonder if they made it all the way to Ensenada?
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:41 AM   #86
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I did ride along side some guys that looked like they were having a fun ride and asked them what was up. One of them answered with "shot and beer every mile." Wonder if they made it all the way to Ensenada?
Yeah, that's doable. When we raced the 24hr Mtn Bike races, we averaged 2+ beers per lap over the full 24hrs.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:52 AM   #87
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #88
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I'm out for the Baja 1K. Learned the pit crew I was assigned to will be an alternate crew on standby. Since I was going to have to reschedule a work commitment in order to make the 1000, I won't be heading down.

Hope you guys going have a great time, Rich has a good ride plan put together.

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Old 11-04-2013, 08:37 PM   #89
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I'm out for the Baja 1K. Learned the pit crew I was assigned to will be an alternate crew on standby. Since I was going to have to reschedule a work commitment in order to make the 1000, I won't be heading down.

Hope you guys going have a great time, Rich has a good ride plan put together.


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Old 11-05-2013, 01:44 AM   #90
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Laugh 2013 Baja 1000

It's coming up quick! I'll be there from the 13th - 17th with KLRrob. Staying @ Mike's Wednesday, camp @ Alphonsina's or Rancho Grande Thursday, motel @ Alphonsina's Friday, Coyote Cal's Saturday. I've got my steekers ready!
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