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Old 01-27-2010, 10:49 PM   #151
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Yossarian giving me the thumbs up


Next up we came to an amazing little town, sorry I don't know the name, but it was a cool spot. This is the town where all the parents brought their kids out to see us.
We stopped and topped up

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This is me @ the filling station... note the perma-grin

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How to siphon gas without swallowing tip #357, don't suck, blow!


I'm bummed because this was one of the highlights of the entire trip.... but no light = no pictures :)


We stoppped briefly to adjust loads, etc.






photo by Yossarian.



Photo by SepticSkeptic

We had some pretty challenging, rocky terrain. But no pictures, cuz it was dark.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:19 PM   #152
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"We had some pretty challenging, rocky terrain. But no pictures, cuz it was dark."

Well, Septic Skeptic did manage to take a couple of neat night shots. Xymotic, Yossarian, NorcalSlowpoke, bentaero(hidden) and Mike Kay.

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This was a LONG day, we rolled into Loreto about 11pm or so, and we were pretty damned tired.

So, if you're wondering why we always seemed to get a late start and ride at night, I think this might splain it...
(norcalslowpoke, SepticSkeptic, lifeinsepia and Mike Kay)


norcalslowpoke


Life in Sepia and Mike got to know each other better.


We finally got on the road at nearly 9am. I dunno what unit these guys were with, but they had new everything, new uniforms, new weapons, even a brand new UniMog. I guess the "Pemex Security" department is high priority


I spied this tall FF, had his Dakar loaded with oranges, and ATGATT from the waist up


We're going where????





The road to San Javier was really spectacular. And again, much of it has been freshly paved. Even though this is a new road, sections of it had already been washed out.


BentAero didn't wanna get splashed. Little did we know that this was only the first of many, MANY water crossings we'd have today.


There was a 'bit' of elevation change... here's a pic of JCH4


FINALLY after slogging uphil for 20 minutes we arrived at Mission San Javier


The river was low, but I've heard and I can easily imagine it gets pretty knarly.


Thankfully lane splitting is legal so BentAero was able to avoid the morning traffic jam.


This pic shows 1/10th the color.


After a bit we entered the town of San Javier, That's me!

Photo By Septic Skeptic. Septic's Panos are really amazing Pix!

We stopped for 'brunch' across the street from the actual Mission.
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:54 PM   #153
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Great Ride! Thanks for taking the time. I'm going down there next month and was wondering if you had at track log of your trip?



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Old 01-29-2010, 06:28 PM   #154
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Great Ride! Thanks for taking the time. I'm going down there next month and was wondering if you had at track log of your trip?



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It was already posted by Yossarian. Sorry I don;t have time to find the link at the moment but check page 5-6 somewhere in there.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:07 AM   #155
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San Javier is an amazing little mountain town. The cobblestone streets and the mission, truly magnificent!


The Mission at San Javier. Someday I am going to do a trip and see all of them. They really are pretty incredible.


Mind Boggling what humans can make, by hand.





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The town is spotless for a reason!



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We all made another new friend...


Some of use more than others


Mike ordered breakfast for everyone. I forgot what it was but I sort of whined that it wasn't my favorite, and before I knew it they changed it to jamon and eggs. Fresh cheese and boy am I glad they made me change the order cuz man it was good!


Yossarian was liking breakfast, but the strap on his helmet was not agreeing with his chin...


The restaruant was a simple place right next to the mission.
jch4, BentAero, SepticSkeptic


The kids really like checking out the bikes.


But remember folks, Mexico is dangerous! There are small gangs everywhere!


After fueiling ourselves we topped up the bikes.


Mike wasn't fraid of the gangsters and got a little local knowledge, always a good thing


And then we headed out


BentAero gave up on keeping his boots dry. He had a moment on this crossing but managed to save it


To be completely fair, the crossing was rocky as heck.

photo by SepticSkeptic
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:56 PM   #156
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:51 PM   #157
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Great report guys. I can never get enough Baja!
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:21 PM   #158
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great report and trip.how did jch4's husky handle the trip.from the pictures it looks like an older 610.i've got a '93 610wxc and i wonder if with some mods it would be suitable?
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:51 PM   #159
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great report and trip.how did jch4's husky handle the trip.from the pictures it looks like an older 610.i've got a '93 610wxc and i wonder if with some mods it would be suitable?
It was a 350. (I think) it handled it fine, but didn't like the highway much. But then the 09 310 probably wasn't much fun on the highway sections either. I don't think it worked very good on the dirt either; cuz every time I saw it in the dirt it was on one wheel, and that has to be unpleasant.
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We crossed the river many many times.
I stopped and hurridly set up a trap. (miscalculated my parking rock a bit)


but my prey stopped and shot me first.

photo by BentAero

But I shot me a BentAero.

See what I mean about that 310? I think the front tire is defective. It simply didn't work.

I don't really like the Stylus 8000, but it is waterproof, so I decided to take advantage.
jch4


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It took me like 2 hours to figure out why my butt was getting wet. THat rear fender actually does do 'something'

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great report and trip.how did jch4's husky handle the trip.from the pictures it looks like an older 610.i've got a '93 610wxc and i wonder if with some mods it would be suitable?
It is a 1992 350WXE. Prepared for the trip by adding the larger gas tank, new chain, tires, etc and George's (Uptite) vent filter.

It leaked about two teaspoons worth of oil at one point but the only thing I did the entire trip was tighten the chain. I believe it was more than suitable. It was also the original stock engine unmodified.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:45 AM   #162
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It was a 350. (I think) it handled it fine, but didn't like the highway much. But then the 09 310 probably wasn't much fun on the highway sections either. I don't think it worked very good on the dirt either; cuz every time I saw it in the dirt it was on one wheel, and that has to be unpleasant.
The 350 was great in the dirt but a 610 would have been nice on the pavement.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:14 PM   #164
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The 350 was great in the dirt but a 610 would have been nice on the pavement.

The 610 was great on pavement but a 350 would have been nice in the dirt.

All told though I think the 610 is about perfect for this particular type of ride, it comes alive in Baja when it can stretch its legs.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:40 PM   #165
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We had a long boring washboard run and then came out to the highway. There wa a local guy there just hanging out and mike chatted with him a bit


Norcalslopoke had a small rad leak so the guys started looking into it.


Like all of the locals we met on this trip without exception* this one was very helpful.


*not counting certain ahem incidents which might have been self inficted.

BentAero picked a unique parking spot.


We made a quick stop at an auto parts store for some supplies.


We stopped for a refreshing juice drink


Tweet!

Photo By Norcal Slowpoke

Orange you glad your a banana? Norcalslowpoke


Mike Kay


I have to admit I TOTALLY chickened out and opted to avoid the water and anything made with it. I think I've had motezumas and I'm probably immune from it but I once had a bad ezperienze!
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