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Old 02-09-2009, 10:00 PM   #1
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Baja 2009: How Many Beers Did We Drink Last Night?

I've debated writing this while driving back home today. Should I? Or should not I? I've written plenty of Baja stories, but maybe another one is worthwhile....but hopefully, I won't be writing alone.

As has been the usual lately, a great deal of professional issues have conspired to keep me from being where I wanted to be. Unusual? Perhaps not, except that I am gainfully unemployed - but that is another story. I pined to be on the bike, traveling and exploring, rather than watching the dreary procession of winter.

Yet, another scenario allowed me to end up in Baja, and I bit hard to get a another Baja fix. Once you've been there, you'll know what I mean. Those that have traveled the nether regions of Baja know why I am always going back.

As fate would have it, the group ended up coalescing in Calexico, for a few beers, and the next thing you know, a ride broke out, and into Baja we went.



I'm going to hold up here for a bit to let the others catch up/synchronize.

But I'll give y'all a teaser or two.....





Slide? You betcha - gaspipe on a borrowed XR650R....


"...Out of nowhere
And the background's fading
Out of focus
Yes the picture's changing
Every moment
And your destination
You don't know it.."
- Brian Ferry, Roxy Music

....more coming......?
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:08 PM   #2
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Forker! (I mean that in the nicest way - FORKER! )


(It snowed in the city again today and more is expected this week - when will winter be over? )
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:11 PM   #3
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Let 'er roll

Looking forward to some new spots...
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:18 PM   #4
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I've debated writing this while driving back home today. Should I? Or should not I?
Don't be ridiculous!!!! GP the KING of Baja (Sorry XR650R) can do no wrong by posting another RR about Baja. Its guys like you that inspire guys like me to get off our soft asses and experience the finer things in life. Sooo c'mon back to writing the RR!!

Seriously, thanks for sharing!!
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:56 PM   #5
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Hmmmmm.....I recognize a couple of those bikes. I can't wait for the rest of the story gaspipe.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:44 AM   #6
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:01 AM   #7
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Looks fantastic don't hurry back.. we've got things under control here!

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Old 02-10-2009, 05:24 AM   #8
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Can't wait. I love me some Baja reports.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:46 AM   #9
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can't wait . it is always time for a Gaspipe RR
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:17 AM   #10
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This trip started for me back in October at Meathead's soiree, shortly after this pic was taken.



Bruce came to me and said, "Why don't you quit your job and go to Baja with us this winter?" Are you friggin' kidding me? I started penning my resignation in my Pyrat soaked head right then, though that proved to be unnecessary. I knew it was going to be great. Now that it's done, I know that I underestimated how great it would be.

Preparations began almost immediately to get the little 450exc touring worthy. Gotta work some now since I didn't quit, but I'll add more later.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:34 AM   #11
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Ok, a little more. Soon the plan was set. Leebob, Kenny and Matt (from cyclecrazy) would pick me up in the throbbing metropolis of Friendsville on 1/23 and we would set out to hook up with Bruce in Phoenix. Loading up was uneventful, and we were soon on our way. By the time we got to Memphis we were thinking a man's gotta eat. So we stopped in to Jim Neely's Interstate Barbeque for a good meal. This wasn't my meal, way too much for me since I'm a tiny thing compared to these guys.



HMMMM, barbeque spaghetti.

Turns out by the time we crossed Arkansas, all that barbeque had completed it's trip, so we had to let Leebob out for a minute.



Seems like our diet was having some ill effects on big Kenny too, but it helped with a flat on the trailer.



About 34 hours after leaving Friendsville, one of the countries best comedy teams was reunited in Phoenix. They crack themselves up at least



After being the recipient of great hospitality from Killer, we were off the next morning to Calexico, and our final prep for the border crossing on monday.

We chipped in and got a new top box for Bruce. It's the new touratech Gaspipe model.



More in a bit.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:56 AM   #12
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:21 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by kennyh

We chipped in and got a new top box for Bruce. It's the new touratech Gaspipe model.



More in a bit.







Love it!


Dammit.. every time I read one of your RR's, Gaspipe, I end up wanting to run off to Baja.. and If I keep quitting my job's to go on these rides, I will end up.. well shit.. Here we go again!

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Old 02-10-2009, 11:21 AM   #14
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I love Baja reports and the title is great too! I am gonna get me one of those top boxes.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:59 AM   #15
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Woo hoo...another GP and friends RR!!!
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