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Old 12-27-2009, 02:34 AM   #16
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Ahhhh, nothing like little insomnia to make a trip more interesting

It's 2:30 AM, I gotta get up at 4 and ride 10 hours.

It seems like somebody upstairs is trying really hard to tell me something...
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:16 AM   #17
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My bike ready to go in the AM


I feel like I am riding a Harley and everybody else has "dirt" bikes.


I've never seen crash have so much energy! He was all over the place, howling and well 'crashing' into bikes. I think he thought he was coming along!


when I arrived several of the guys were out back with George (in the red)


norcalslowpoke & lifeinsepia, thanks for controlling the plumber butt guys! we all appreciate it




some of these guys sure came a long ways for this ride!!:eek



George workin his magic


This is a picture of 8 grown men, learning how to wipe their butt.


SepticSkeptic and the chase truck all loaded for the ride down to San Clemente.


we hit the road right as the sun was setting. SepticSkeptic and I on our 610's and the ladies in their nice cozy suv's



I sort of missed while taking this. if you ever wondered what the lynx dash looks like here you go


once we got to Mike's brother's we had to clean out the trailer, creating a bit of dust. i supervised and documented the effort.


Mike's brother's house is really cool


We went out to a hip little pizza place for dinner, and mike decided to move the truck into ridiculously small space.


All that matters is the end result I guess


We all laid into the beers but these two mormon guys (or was it Amish?) switched to water!!! Can you believe the nerve!?
Something about not wanting to mix Alcohol with Ambien later. Now that's I'm sitting here typing on the intergoogle at 3 am I'm wondering if they were on to something
(Yossarian and bentaero)


hot waitress brought cute pizza and we all grabbed a piece


Let me tell you, the stories were, um, interesting mealtime conversation.

"Ever heard of Bot Flies?"
"Bot Flies! Boy do I have a Bot Fly story!"
"Me Too! OMG!"
"MMmm, this pizza is delish, so how far did the maggots shoot out of your leg?"

It was a brutal day, 30 miles of slab on the 405. I dunno how I survived. SepticSkeptic Went back home to sleep in his own bed... But it was smart to give the east coast, Midwest and norcal guys a little break after driving so far. In theory we'll all be refreshed, bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning (yeah like in a half hour!) UG, I'm wide awake,
today I'm gonna be completely wiped AND riding hurt. Ever think "WTF am I doing?"

good thing I gave up caffiene last week, cuz It looks like I'm going to be right back on the wagon later today!!!
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Baja trip to the tip
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:33 AM   #18
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:31 AM   #19
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Don't touch that dial....

This can only get better......
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:58 AM   #20
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:23 AM   #21
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Here's a couple more pics of the house.

Every living room ought to have TWO flat-screen Tv's in it, and at least one should ALWAYS have hockey on it!


Here's a pic of the kitchen... keep in mind that this dump is on a cliff that has a 180 degree ocean view and you hear the waves hitting the beach below...


The next day, the boys "claimed" they were tired and went to Starbucks where they wasted a bunch of time and a lot of money.
They had no idea what tired actually was.... I slept about 1/2 hour that night.


FINALLY on the road at 6:45 am on th 27th!
Me, Septic Skeptic and Yosarian had to ride because there were not enough seats in the truck!!



Eventually it became aparant that we were actuallly getting closer to Mex.


Even the princesses in the limo were starting to get excited.


Me and Yosarrian


Septic stopped to pick up a (just in case) sat phone, and soon after we arrived at the Tecate Border.


The truck came through next, then we went to get paperwork (which was a breexe)


soon after we were rollin' through tecate.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:34 AM   #22
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Very nice. Thanks for taking us along, I have never been to Mexico. Have a safe trip and I hope the bike runs well.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:53 AM   #23
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Very nice. Thanks for taking us along, I have never been to Mexico. Have a safe trip and I hope the bike runs well.
The bike is "RUNNING" very well.
I had a big crash yesterday @ about 50 and things are falling off the bike prodigiously

We're in San Ignacio now... Everybody is doing OK, nobody hurt.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:15 AM   #24
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I had a big crash yesterday @ about 50 and things are falling off the bike prodigiously

You're not trying hard enough if you don't have to put $2500 into your bike after every trip.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:00 AM   #25
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:35 AM   #26
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how long have there been using this exact point to cross at tacte?

looks different then when i was there........
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:53 PM   #27
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Can I sit on the back for this one?
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:04 PM   #28
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:49 AM   #29
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You're not trying hard enough if you don't have to put $2500 into your bike after every trip.
Hmmm, well I spent about 2k BEFORE the trip, and then I broke the subframe so I think I'm on track...

Just an update, we went from San Ignacio to Loreto today. Really fun riding today included dry lake that was actually wet mud, BIG rock gardens, two or three water crossings, one of which was pretty rocky and a little diversionary trek trough new road construction that has been some of the most technical riding I've done yet.

San Ignacio has recovered (mostly) from the Hurricane damage they suffered.

in San Juanico a cool surf town we had a great lunch
and we bought gas in La purisima which was a absolute highlight of my life. Fantastic riding, fantastic People, the whole town brought their kids out to wave and dare us to Wheelie
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:09 AM   #30
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cool. cool. cool. keep it up!
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