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Old 10-12-2013, 04:29 PM   #17851
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Baja 1000 traffic

I'm planning on entering Mexico at Tecate around Nov. 1st heading to San Filipe.

I'm not really sure what to expect, but something tells me I may be right in the heart of warmups for the Baja 1000 on the leg from San Filipe to Coco's Corner.

Can anyone tell me what to expect? I don't want to even bother heading that way if I'm just going to get run over by a Trophy Truck.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:09 AM   #17852
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Tender and very poignant scene, yesterday, on the Mex #180 coast highway. I was extremely moved how one owner expressed his undying love and gratitude for his local dealer. I've never seen such an outpouring of affection! The owner remains a...mystery.

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Old 10-14-2013, 06:19 AM   #17853
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Can anyone tell me what to expect? I don't want to even bother heading that way if I'm just going to get run over by a Trophy Truck.
Dress as an orange traffic cone, you'll be fine
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:18 AM   #17854
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Where is the owner? Pouring out behind the bus shelter ?
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:50 AM   #17855
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Tender and very poignant scene, yesterday, on the Mex #180 coast highway. I was extremely moved how one owner expressed his undying love and gratitude for his local dealer. I've never seen such an outpouring of affection! The owner remains a...mystery.

My favorite colors.I really like that bike.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:06 AM   #17856
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Scott...Please let me know if Mike has pannier stickers and t-shirts available. When I was up there in may Mile told me he would have some available the next time I came to the Sky Ranch. A ride report on how deep the water at the crossing is would be nice to.

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No stickers , but he had t-shirts. The water at the crossing was not very high at all. Maybe mid-wheel high. Easy to cross.

Coco had stickers though!
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:43 AM   #17857
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My favorite colors.I really like that bike.
It can be yours, too! Probably one of the most tricked out HP2's around.
What it doesn't have, you'll never need. The list is long and very high quality.
It hauls the mail, it also has an uncanny ability to find the absolute highest ridgeline of topes, bumps, lumps, etc...but personally, I think the owner has something to do with that.
If you are not interested, perhaps you are willing to contribute to the special fund I have set up to acquire this particular objet d'arte for my riding pleasure. It needs to go to a good home and I have just the place for it. Imagine being able to fly in and ride to your hearts content on some of the best roads in Mexico without all that nasty border crossing stuff, the extra miles, the packing and unpacking, having to collect all those stickers and put up with your riding partner's snoring all night, etc...Get a deal with a flight and hotel included and you'll never have to worry about finding a hotel with a toilet seat again!

Sjoerd, take a look at the pannier.

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Old 10-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #17858
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My favorite colors.I really like that bike.
+1 That bike is sweet.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #17859
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Soooooo....what's it gonna take to put you in the saddle, today?
Seriously good bike for Mexico. Can be plated in US or keep the Mex plate and never leave a deposit at the border, again.
Imagine having a ride of this quality, with the absolute best in aftermarket upgrades, sitting waiting for you to throw a leg over it and head for your favorite part of the country, right now. Easy secure storage plan available from separate supplier. Get some friends together and do it like a time share plan amongst you. It's a helluva deal.

Think of the time savings by flying in and riding. You'll easily bank 4 extra riding days on each trip and that puts Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, all within easy reach based on your normal Mexican visit timetables. International airport nearby with 3 or 4 flights daily in and out of Houston or DFW or San Antonio via Monterrey. What that bike doesn't have, has not been invented yet or you just don't need it.

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Old 10-14-2013, 11:41 AM   #17860
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Nice pitch.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #17861
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It can be yours, too! Probably one of the most tricked out HP2's around.
What it doesn't have, you'll never need. The list is long and very high quality.
It hauls the mail, it also has an uncanny ability to find the absolute highest ridgeline of topes, bumps, lumps, etc...but personally, I think the owner has something to do with that.
If you are not interested, perhaps you are willing to contribute to the special fund I have set up to acquire this particular objet d'arte for my riding pleasure. It needs to go to a good home and I have just the place for it. Imagine being able to fly in and ride to your hearts content on some of the best roads in Mexico without all that nasty border crossing stuff, the extra miles, the packing and unpacking, having to collect all those stickers and put up with your riding partner's snoring all night, etc...Get a deal with a flight and hotel included and you'll never have to worry about finding a hotel with a toilet seat again!

Sjoerd, take a look at the pannier.
Hold da fone.Getting there is half the fun and most of the adventure.Damn sure a lot of excitement for a hot tempered pain in the ass like me. If I had the de niro.I'm kind of stuck until my health improves.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:44 PM   #17862
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Nice pitch.
Jimmy, you need to treat yourself, move a few head of cattle and put youself on the seat of the Godzilla of dirt!
If I keep this up, I'll probably buy it. Very low mileage, super clean, never dropped, I've followed it and led it all over the place on all different terrain, rides amazing, super clean and tight. Mind blower on Mexican brecha and highway, everyone needs one of these and one this loaded is rare indeed.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:41 PM   #17863
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YOU need that thing.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:59 PM   #17864
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I'm planning on entering Mexico at Tecate around Nov. 1st heading to San Filipe.

I'm not really sure what to expect, but something tells me I may be right in the heart of warmups for the Baja 1000 on the leg from San Filipe to Coco's Corner.

Can anyone tell me what to expect? I don't want to even bother heading that way if I'm just going to get run over by a Trophy Truck.
That's a pretty wide open section with really good visibility. You'll be on pavement until almost Gonzaga - the race course south from San Felipe sucks big time unless you're a fan of giant sandy whoops for miles on end. Also, it's 2 weeks before the race so there won't be a lot of pre runners. So it should be safe. Chatting with some of the pre runners will be fun anyway, maybe a highlight of your ride.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #17865
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Is Mexico Safe?

Amén!!! 100% de acuerdo. Get rid of the topes and enforce the law!
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