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Old 11-14-2008, 11:31 AM   #46
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Looking forward to the next installment!
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:26 PM   #47
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:21 PM   #48
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:34 PM   #49
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oh boy oh boy I love Baja ride reports!!!! thanks for posting.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:21 PM   #50
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Feeling it!

Lovin' this ride report! Big fan of the 990S and currently debating buying a 990s or a F800 GS in the spring. Your report and pics are definitely influencing me in the KTM direction.

I'm a Vancouverite as well (kits) so would be good to connect at some point and get your thoughts on the BMW vs KTM.

Thanks for the great writeup!

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Old 11-15-2008, 08:35 PM   #51
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Excellent RR..thanks for the picts and your thoughts.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:47 AM   #52
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Blair and Glynis showed up today to pick up the wounded duck (BMW). We loaded her up and sent them on their way.
Safe travels guys.....
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:57 AM   #53
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Racing with your son, painting the house, selling motorcycles, sounds like a full summers worth to me.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:57 AM   #54
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Monday Oct. 13

We would of liked to stay in Gonzaga Bay but Glynis had a plane to catch at the other end of the peninsula. So we packed up and got ready to hit the road for Coco"s corner.



Leaving Gonzaga Bay. Saying good bye to our new friends Mike and Bob.



Adios Gonzaga Bay. We will be back!!



Heading to Coco's Corner



Its still really hot. Taking a break.



Coco's Corner



Wind is still howling



There was no one around at Coco's corner. It was kinda sad after reading so much about the place and the man.



This shot is approaching HWY 1 at Chapala.



HWY 1 turnoff to Coco's corner.

This is where we got our first look at HWY 1. The semi trucks were blasting by as we hung out at the corner. Holy Sh!t did the highway ever look narrow, no shoulder at all either. We pointed the bike south for Guerrero Negro. Stopped and got gas at LA Bay turn off. 5 bucks a gallon. Sorry no pics. The side winds were brutal, the gusts were blowing us around and keeping our speed down. We pressed on towards GN. Passed a semi crashed on the side of the road. We were unable to tell if the high winds contributed to the crash but there were tomatoes everywhere. Finally we got to Guerrero Negro and a bank machine. Our cash shortage was over and gasoline seemed to be readily available again. We found a decent hotel. Hotel San Ignacio in GN for 330 pesos. They let us park the bike in the courtyard right in front of the room.



I'm not sure about the long face must of been thinking about how I was going to pay for the KTM
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:35 PM   #55
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So how do you like the KTM compared to the previously trusty BMW?
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:50 AM   #56
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Wow! I've been in that store! I had a Snickers and Coke on the front porch in August 2005. It is a neat old store.

I'm lovin' this RR! Thanks!

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Old 11-19-2008, 07:18 AM   #57
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Were out here waiting for more,Im guessing your missing the horsepower on that GS by now.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:13 AM   #58
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Got the BMW home this weekend

The Airhead GS is actually a great bike.I bought it from an advrider inmate in March 07 and rode it home from San Francisco. Just a couple of weaknesses that can be solved. Glynis and I rode the GS all over BC and Washington in the 2 summers I had it. We were lucky to have the KTM in the Baja though, with the heavy load and the rough roads to Gonzaga Bay the WP suspension shined. I guess I'm a little paranoid right now and the high tech KTM freaks me out a little bit. The KTM is a much safer bike for us though with the great suspension and wicked stopping power of the triple disk brakes. More ride report coming later today.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:13 PM   #59
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Tuesday Oct. 14

From GN it was off to San Ignacio. Hurricane Norbert had hit southern Baja in the early hours of sunday, the winds had died down a bit.









Town square in San Ignacio



Mission San Ignacio built in 1786



Dos cervezas por favor



This place was recommended to us by a couple in Gonzaga Bay. Nice room for about 40 bucks. We checked it out and it looked great but we had to keep heading south. There was parking within the garden inside the property.



Glynis managed to snap this action shot. You can see why we were happy when the cross winds died down. Approaching Mulege.

We made it to Mulege by about 3 pm. We got a room at Cuesta Real about a kilometer south of the main turnoff to Mulege. The place is owned by a guy named Ken he's from Oregon and rides a KLR so he must be a good guy. The place was nice and clean and had a great little pool that was real refreshing after a long hot day. 39 bucks a night. We had the MOON handbooks Baja guide book which was real handy for finding hotels and good restaurants.



Mulege was hit hard in Oct. 2006 by a hurricane I can't remember the name, but alot of Mulege along the river is still unoccupied. It looks like the power and water haven't been restored. Alot of nice looking vacation homes just vacant and abandonded. We walked up the river from the hotel to town for dinner.
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:00 AM   #60
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Nice report, sorry to hear about your GSPD
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