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Old 12-09-2008, 08:17 AM   #1
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Baja, Million $ Plane Wreckage, Lizard Lady & Dick Hansen!

My loosely laid plan was to start from Calexico, meet some other riders and make it to Mulege. However you quickly learn that Baja does not allow for any sort of firm plans. That being said it's all part of the adventure in Baja.
So off we go & 120 mile or so slabbage hump to San Felipe, ugggh but not completely devoid of some nice scenery

A couple of good fish tacos on the Malecon in San Felipe

The new highway has pushed just past Puerticitos. You guys better get down there before it's paved all the way through to Gonzaga Bay and to HWY 1

I've heard this 36 mile stretch to Gonzaga Bay was pretty rough but who cares I'm finally on dirt! (this stretch on the way back isn't quite as fun)


Alfonsia's at Gonzaga Bay


Excellent Shrimp dinner

a little rough nights sleep but you can't beat free


I needed gas and look who helped me out, legendary Dick Hansen

Dick and Malcom Smith teamed up in last years 40th Baja 1000

Gassed up and on the road to Bay of L.A. I love these Cirios


Cocos but not a soul around. Sounds like he's not coming back and his place has been pillaged. Very sad

I make it to the to Hwy 1 and the turn off for Bay of L.A. I find these guys all from Utah at the little taco stand/house (side note-the guys selling gas at the junction are in my opinion shorting you on gas and charging $5 a gal)

Apparently they tried to make it through Calamuge Cyn and drowned a bike. A couple guys spent the night in the cyn and a couple guys rode here for help. They sent a truck in but they did get the bike up and running. The bike in question was a 1986 Yamaha something or other.
Anyway after swaping stories we decide to meet up at Casa Del Sol in Bay of L.A. These six riders would from here on out be known as the six Utahrds

So we all meet up in Bay of L.A. at Victorias. The Utahrds, Jon, Alex, Bob, Dan, Tory, and Jim start wrenching on the 86 Yamaha trying to fix the rear brake. Seals gone and so is Jons rear brake

biker gang

So we start consuming beer etc. I'm hoping the Utahrds will jump in here for more commentary soon

watch some religious parade go by

Then a couple of riders roll in, guy and a girl. Bob all the sudden gets very excited and for good reason because it's the Lizard Lady, Kacey Smith!

Now the drinks and stories really start flowing. Kacey is a wealth of information and we pick her brain for as much beta as we can. A good time was had by all. The next morning (hung over) we are on our way to San Francisquito Bay. This is a an awsome ride!

My trusty Husky 610

getting close to the sea

doesn't get better than this

Jimzuma

with seven riders it's bound to happen sooner or later

I loved this little stretch through this steep canyon


scenery

the welcoming commitee as we pull into San Fran Bay

our digs for our stay. these would be the best two nights sleep I get on the entire trip

fully taking advantages of the amenities

we saw this from a distance and thought maybe because of the recent rains they put this up on higher ground. We were so wrong and the assumptions began



more soon...
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:27 AM   #2
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A bellied in King Air in the Mexico desert. Interesting. Looks like a cool report. I'm in!
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:37 AM   #3
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:41 AM   #4
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Be sure to stop in at Rancho El Progresso and visit with Chary and Javier
Tiznado. They ran the place at Playa San Francisquito for over 10 years.
Great cook, great people and Jave is a multiple winner of the Baja Mille.
If you do, please give hugs from Keg's dad.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:51 AM   #5
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A bellied in King Air in the Mexico desert. Interesting.
Just part of a movie set

If not, the start of a great script!

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Old 12-09-2008, 08:55 AM   #6
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A bellied in King Air in the Mexico desert...
Ack! Hope there were no injuries.

This shows it was headed from socal to Los Cabos Int'l on Nov 9th.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N200FM

Here's the charter co:.
http://www.rsvpair.com/viewPlane/18483.html

Nothing found in the NTSB database yet.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:02 AM   #7
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I was just there, I was talking to a couple who lived just down the beach from the plane. It was on a run to get a patient. The piolet stoped for fuel and asked the attendant top fill it up. He got back in his plane and noticed the guage was at 1/2 He ASSumed it was a malfunction in the guage and took off. Not surprizingly he ran out of fuel and had to force land with no engines on that resort airstrip. No engines means no brakes.
No injuries, just the guys job, and his pride.....
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:07 AM   #8
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Ack! Hope there were no injuries.

This shows it was headed from socal to Los Cabos Int'l on Nov 9th.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N200FM

Here's the charter co:.
http://www.rsvpair.com/viewPlane/18483.html

Nothing found in the NTSB database yet.
That's cool stuff. Thanks!
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:09 AM   #9
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I was just there, I was talking to a couple who lived just down the beach from the plane. It was on a run to get a patient. The piolet stoped for fuel and asked the attendant top fill it up. He got back in his plane and noticed the guage was at 1/2 He ASSumed it was a malfunction in the guage and took off. Not surprizingly he ran out of fuel and had to force land with no engines on that resort airstrip. No engines means no brakes.
No injuries, just the guys job, and his pride.....
And there you have it. Kind of ruined what we were all thinking
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:11 AM   #10
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:18 AM   #11
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Great ride!! Gotta love those Baja trips.... I knew I'd seen that bellied plane on here recently, thanks for the info
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:26 AM   #12
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So the story goes this 28 yr old mexican pilot ran out of fuel at 27k ft, distressed called out and Cabo told him SanFran was the closest air strip. He made a radical move to lose some altitude (bad move) came in hot, bounced the aircraft 3 times on the runway and just didn't stop until the hill stopped him. Good news is that everyone walked away but the pilot probably won't be flying again anytime soon. What happens to the plane now is anyones guess
the guys jokin around

Cervezas and nice big Cabrilla fish filets for supper. At dinner we decide that we will naked up the bikes and do a day ride to Santa Barbara, about a 85 mile round trip ride

after a great nights sleep we are on the trail to Barilla and SB

yours truly and we are in it now



BTW everything is always rougher and steeper than it looks!



Now down in a valley it really begins to get green and lush

So Tory and I decide that because we left Jon back at a gate (Jon decided that he was at his limit) we would head back being just short of the Ranch at the end of the road. Bob and Alex made it the rest of the way and met the owner of the Ranch. They both felt that he and is wife were a little to well dressed and that the Lexus in the barn was odd.
Tory on the KLR. BTW Tory really went above and beyond handling this bike back in this rough terrain

But not without a few mishaps

Me and Tory

look close and you'll see Tory heading up this hill

heading back for happy hour

after another great meal and thank you to our host Juan, we hit the hay.
Next day we are heading, we think to San Ignacio. More soon...
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:34 AM   #13
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Great report!
Awesome pics!
Keep 'em coming!



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He got back in his plane and noticed the guage was at 1/2 He ASSumed it was a malfunction in the guage and took off. Not surprizingly he ran out of fuel and had to force land with no engines on that resort airstrip. No engines means no brakes.
Crazy story. FWIW- King Air brakes work fine with or without the engines running.
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Great report!
Awesome pics!
Keep 'em coming!


Crazy story. FWIW- King Air brakes work fine with or without the engines running.
Not if the gear is up
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