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Old 04-22-2007, 04:55 PM   #61
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Beautiful..... I gotta get my ass to Baja one of these years.. Thank you for the efforts of sharing your great adventures!!
And we haven't even started day 3 yet! The scenery gets alot better!! We ended up with 9 full days of riding and 11 days south of the border. We coulda stayed longer, but man, we were spent!! One hell of a first ride for the year!
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:55 PM   #62
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Talking Your Turn Chad

OK, I'm caught up to the end of day two. Your turn
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:57 PM   #63
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And we haven't even started day 3 yet! The scenery gets alot better!! We ended up with 9 full days of riding and 11 days south of the border. We coulda stayed longer, but man, we were spent!! One hell of a first ride for the year!

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Old 04-22-2007, 07:19 PM   #64
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Day 3

After leaving Gonzaga, we headed towards the hills to see the famous Coco.

Along the route, we had another brake brake


We met this group of adventurers out on the road to Coco's. I got there late, but I guess they were from Colorado, anyone on here??





We got to Coco's and there was a group of fishermen there talking to Coco. We hung out a bit and the others left, so we started talking to Coco and had a couple cold Pacificos to help with his new project.

Here is Coco's new plan for 07. Looks like he'll need alot of cans, go help the guy out!


Coco telling Tom and Mark some stories. I brought down some medical supplies for his leg and he really appreciated it.


Saw a signature in the book from some people you might know.





We had our pic taken with the man and the reason we all laughing is because Coco was pretending to snore while waiting for the timer to go off, what a character!!


After leaving Cocos, we took the main road down to the highway instead of the Calajue wash due to the recomendation of Senor Coco. We may have missed out on some fine riding by skipping that, but we'll be back again.

About a mile from the highway I was cruising along at about 50 mph on the gravel when my tire went instantly flat, nearly sending me into a crash, but I kept it upright. That scared me a bit, coulda been bad! Strangely enough, the was a tire repair shop at the intersection less than a mile away!


We took out my mutilated Maxxis ultra heavy duty tube and replaced it with the stock Suzuki tube I had with.

After we got the tire back together we hopped on the highway and headed down to the Bay of LA turnoff and got gas. Mark found the reason my tire went flat, hard to believe we missed it while changing it!




The gas station was busy!

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Old 04-22-2007, 07:38 PM   #65
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Thanks for an awesome report! I had to abandon my F650 at a palapa near Alfonsina's in December due to a failed oil pump... just got it back last week!

Can't wait to get back...
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:52 PM   #66
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OUTSTANDING!!!

Next time, I'm there!!:grinner
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:06 PM   #67
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Chad, what a great trip! You have no idea how many flats happen right there. Nails, wire, scraps. Sumpin smells fishy...

Next time you come through my (almost) backyard, come sleep on my couch and save a motel night. That's what (Myspace) friends are for!
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:17 PM   #68
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We rode highway to Bahia De Los Angeles ( Bay of LA )



Tom taking a pic before his camera bit the dust


We rode into the Bay of LA and got gas and a bite to eat. Then we decided to find a place to stay. The Lonely Planet guide describes Camp Gecko and it sounds nice, about 3 1/2 miles south of town. We rode out there and found the place. A guy was closing the gate when we got there and said that its a private place now, the owner got sick of running a campground. We headed back to town to find different accomodations.

That was when I took this pic, one of my favorites.


We headed north out of town this time and found Daggetts Camp, which was great, but a bit pricey for a Palapa, but they did have showers.

Here is our place




I unloaded my saddlebags and Mark and I head into town to get beer



When we got back, one of the beer cans had a hole in it so Mark had to shotgun it.




Tom enjoying a cold cerveza on the Sea of Cortez




and then the sun set over the mountains
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:18 PM   #69
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Day 3

Here are my day three photos:



The road to Coco's. This was a fun ride. It was a lot warmer with not a cloud in the sky.



The desert was beautiful on this day. This pic doesn't do it justice.



another view of the sticker covered camper on Coco's compound.



a view of the ladies room at Coco's.....



The mens room... You can see the wind blew the door open and it broke the door on that white rock.



If your arrive by Moto, you get the VIP covered parking at Coco's.



Here is another pic of Chad's tire getting repaired. It was a hands on job with chad doing most of the work. This was the only flat of the trip.



Here is the owner of the tire shop trying to get the bead to seal on the rim.



I saw this sticker and thought it was funny....



Here they are both working on it now.



The guy had these chickens running around the shop.



another view of the guard Chicken....



The tire repair shop. This guy spoke English and has some funny stories to tell. He said the Baja Racers would leave tires for him to mount when they were out doing the pre-running.
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:20 PM   #70
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Chad, what a great trip! You have no idea how many flats happen right there. Nails, wire, scraps. Sumpin smells fishy...

Next time you come through my (almost) backyard, come sleep on my couch and save a motel night. That's what (Myspace) friends are for!
Believe me, I thought about it!! I saw the signs for Prescott and thought about ya.

I told Tom and Mark that I have heard about alot of flats near there. I hope its just coincidence, the guy was real nice to us, and I told him I coulda bought the farm getting a flat at those speeds.
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:44 PM   #71
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I got up before sunrise hoping to get some good sunrise pics.





We all had our stinky clothes out, hoping to get aired out.


b.t.w. , Here is a link to Daggetts Camp...I'll be back! http://www.campdaggetts.com/index.html


We went to the new Pemex station and topped off our tanks for our long day coming up and had the breakfast of champions, Monster and Bimbo Submarinos / Donus ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grupo_Bimbo )

Next installment: into the great wide open!
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:48 PM   #72
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OUTSTANDING!!!

Next time, I'm there!!:grinner
Thanks Shawn, I wish you could have made it down there with us! Next time though!

I really wished I coulda had your 620 RXC with instead of my DR ( well, except for the Highway parts ). I rode Toms 640 and it felt like cheating! Those KTM's sure have nice suspension compared to the crap on my DR!
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:00 PM   #73
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Arrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh.......

.........I am turning GREEN with envy!

I make it into Baja 3 times a week, but haven't had the time to get south of San Quintin in a few years. I am DEFINITELY making it a priority this summer.

Great pictures, and it looks like you had great weather. I am one of those weirdos that likes the August heat, so I likely would have been a little chilly.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:50 PM   #74
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:22 AM   #75
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Great photos and report!

Looking forward to the rest!!

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