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Old 03-18-2008, 03:23 PM   #211
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OK the last night the only shot I got of something like a group shot



Well I woke up about 1am with an upset stomach, and both ends not agreeing, so I got to thinking it must of been something I ate, well I looked at the menu again and I know I didn't eat the "Pist-off fish" hell I'd be pisted if I got caught and cooked too. I'm sure as hell I didn't eat the "Fish a la Viagra" I wouldn't have been able to roll over in bed and god help me if it lasted more than 4 hours, so I still not sure what gave me "Montezuma's curse"

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Old 03-18-2008, 03:26 PM   #212
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I would like to thank Tim for putting this ride together and herding the whole group thru Baja.
I am not a “real” ADV rider. I call myself a Mini ADV rider as I don’t ride a big suitcase bike.
I noticed this posting back in November. With the bikes going on this ride I contacted Tim and suggested he modify the route a bit
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During our chat I realized I knew his dad, Burt from a Mexico ride I was on.
Im sure Burt had told the story of the old guy that is scared of lighting and turned around and went home. Next time we all meet I’ll get to tell my side of the story.

As I have been over route many times I thought this is something I don’t want to miss.

Before this ride I had attended 3 other ADV events and put together a one day myself.

After this ride. I am going to get some larger ADV stickers for my bikes and vehicles.
All these folks (men and women) rode over some very challenging roads and not one crybaby!!!
Then theirs “LADYBUG” I don’t think I would do what she did on my 400!!!
That’s one tough, very nice lady.
I’m not much of a picture taker so nothing to add.

Thanks for letting me tag along.

Corky
Tim & Burt did do an excellent job. As to you being an adventure rider, mini or not the adventure is the ride and you sure as hell can ride!!!!! It was and is a great group. I'd happily ride with them all again (but then again I'm a glutton for punishment...)
As to Ladybug and the SUPERBUG , I know that I wouldn't want to do it on the 400.

Hopefully, I'll catch you on another ride and maybe I can eat some more of your dust.

And I'll echo Sam's invitation. I'll even supply a loaner bike if need be.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:07 PM   #213
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All these folks (men and women) rode over some very challenging roads and not one crybaby!!!
Then theirs “LADYBUG” I don’t think I would do what she did on my 400!!!
That’s one tough, very nice lady.
I’m not much of a picture taker so nothing to add.

Thanks for letting me tag along.

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Corky the pleasure was all mine. meeting and riding with I'm mean following you was fun. We need to get an ole desert racer like you up here for something you not use to...riding around trees

Yes I to Ladybug she did something I would not savior, 3500 miles on a DR200 loaded she definetly has my respect along with Oldtimer (Berry on a KLR) and his bunch riding with Ladybug from Texas and than back again. I think George had it the best on his BMW (softer seat).
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Tim & Burt did do an excellent job. As to you being an adventure rider, mini or not the adventure is the ride and you sure as hell can ride!!!!! It was and is a great group. I'd happily ride with them all again (but then again I'm a glutton for punishment...)
As to Ladybug and the SUPERBUG , I know that I wouldn't want to do it on the 400.
Hopefully, I'll catch you on another ride and maybe I can eat some more of your dust.
And I'll echo Sam's invitation. I'll even supply a loaner bike if need be.
Corky, Sam, and Clint, thanks for the kind words. The ride on the Super Bug was terrific and not as bad as one might think. Aluminum handlebars, gel grips and a gel seat all made a huge difference in the comfort level of the itty bitty Super Bug and the smaller bike on the off pavement portions of the ride made me very, very happy. Barry did such a terrific job of setting the bike up for me it was like having a cushy luxotourer but in my size.

As far getting Corky up here to play in the trees I think he should join us for the Hells Canyon ride, what do you say Corky? http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=284743 Check out page 21 for a little bit of information on where people are staying in Lewiston.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:43 PM   #214
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Update from Mexico

Cee Bee (Chuck the Cake Baker) called today to let me know he's still alive and well in Mexico. He and Jorge rode to Cabo together after they left us. Chuck said he was spending every day just trying to keep up with Jorge and that he got to know him a little to well. I have no idea what that means and when I asked he just laughed and said Jorge is fun to ride and hang out with.

This morning Chuck was waiting for the snow to melt so he could proceed with his ride. He said he was in high elevations and when he climbed to over 6000' his shield would freeze over.

Chuck has had some interesting stories to tell but the best is the story about how he and Jorge were having breakfast with three other riders. Chuck was asking if they knew of a location where he would be able to ship some of his extra gear back home. Chuck was attempting to lighten his load so he'd have a better chance of keeping up with Jorge. One of the guys said he would take Chuck's extra gear back to the U.S. and ship it to him. That worked for Chuck so he asked the man how he could reach him after he got back. The man said for Chuck to google Malcolm Smith racing and his website would come up. Yep, Chuck was having breakfast with the one and only Malcolm Smith and didn't realize it until then.

WOW talk about an impressive person to have breakfast with. The other two riders are also racers and I recognized the names when Chuck said them but I immediately forgot who they were because I was still in awe that Chuck got to have breakfast with Malcolm Smith. Not only did he get to have breakfast with him but Chuck was also invited to ride with them. Chuck said he was having problems enough keeping up with Jorge I didn't figure he'd have a chance with Malcolm Smith and friends.

It was nice talking with Chuck and getting an update and being assured he's doing OK. He's alone now, doesn't speak Spanish and says he has been to places that the people probably have never seen a white boy before and his GPS keeps telling him he's not on a road and he needs to find one. He said his bike sure likes the dirt and that some of the "roads" he was on are the worst he's ever seen. He's only dropped his bike 4 or 5 times, never moving and he grumbled something about danged tall bike. I can relate to that.

I'll be looking forward to his return to TX and all the stories.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:01 PM   #215
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Great report!!

It looks like you guys and gals had an awesome trip! Tim, it looks like you did pretty good hearding those cats afterall.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:15 PM   #216
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On the way back from the Mission a this motley crew decided to take a side trip back to some indian petroglyphs (?) that the local gringos had told us about. We were warned that it was "sandy". By my estimation and experience, this was an understatement. It was 12 miles round trip - of sand in varying depths. But it was 12 miles that I learned an awful lot in! On the way in, it wasn't so pretty as Brad can attest too (Have I thanked you enough, yet? Thank you.). I forgot how many times I "set the bike down" - I wasn't going fast enough to "lay it down". Putting along with my training wheels/out-riggers extended. (Embarrassing, really). But the consequences for eatin' it here were not good - tight road with every kind of thorn and prickly monster you can imagine! Thank goodness for hand guards and body armor! BUT, on the return my technique and handling of sand was much improved (right Brad?) I even found SPEED and NO dismounts !! O boy!! Instead of a severe hatred for sand, its now tempered to a mild disliking of such.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:19 PM   #217
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BUT, this is what made it worth it! These were amazing! And RIGHT there - no fence, no gate, no entrance fee. Just right there! These are 1000's of years old supposedly. A very cool place.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:24 PM   #218
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:26 PM   #219
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"Enough with the damn pictures - LET'S RIDE!!!" (Pat waiting not-so-patiently.)
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:31 PM   #220
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:33 PM   #221
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:41 PM   #222
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:52 PM   #223
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Here's the guy that we only saw for about the first 2 seconds when we took off from each stop. Thor, Igor, Jorg,... he would answer to just about anything we called him.

Jorg/Thor/Igor was traveling on his own, but had heard of our group. While we were huddled under a tree changing one of Burts 3 flats, he came by in a cloud of dust. Apparently he liked this gang of misfits well enough to hang out for a few days... even if we did slow him down. And we liked him .

Jorg/Thor/Igor said it perfectly one evening while we were hanging on the beach one night. He takes a long pull off of the tequila bottle , smiles and says "Baja makes sense to me, now." Cheers to that, Thor.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:57 PM   #224
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Ok, now for the photo. It's the weather again...
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Here's the guy that we only saw for about the first 2 seconds when we took off from each stop. Thor, Igor, Jorg,... he would answer to just about anything we called him.

Jorg/Thor/Igor was traveling on his own, but had heard of our group. While we were huddled under a tree changing one of Burts 3 flats, he came by in a cloud of dust. Apparently he liked this gang of misfits well enough to hang out for a few days... even if we did slow him down. And we liked him .

Jorg/Thor/Igor said it perfectly one evening while we were hanging on the beach one night. He takes a long pull off of the tequila bottle , smiles and says "Baja makes sense to me, now." Cheers to that, Thor.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:47 PM   #225
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Thank goodness for hand guards and body armor! BUT, on the return my technique and handling of sand was much improved (right Brad?) I even found SPEED and NO dismounts !! O boy!! Instead of a severe hatred for sand, its now tempered to a mild disliking of such.






You had it dialed in on the way back...... There were sections of deep sand with plenty of cactus needles standing by to catch mistakes...


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