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Old 12-01-2010, 11:45 AM   #61
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Nice Job Zack-- looks likw You'll finish just in time to start the next trip--is you bike ready?
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:34 PM   #62
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Wow

Great report ,going to Baja in Feb 2011.Sure would be great to get some of those tracks that you rode. Any suggestions?

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Old 12-01-2010, 02:23 PM   #63
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Absolutely fantastic ride and report
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:54 PM   #64
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Just got back a week ago from running chase for the 2010 Baja 1000 and this just makes me want to turn around and head right back down.

Thanks for taking the time post it all.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:53 AM   #65
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thats the most green i have ever seen on the plant life down there .very good pics-color and depth were great.hoping to go down there soon.thanks for the great post
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:19 PM   #66
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Once again, superbly done!
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:42 PM   #67
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ArvadaGeorge – Thanks George, it will be.

bike fx – Thanks a million, I really wish I could help but unfortunately I don’t even have the track logs. I haven’t actually looked for it myself but I hear the Rock Trail is out there floating around and we used the Baja Expeditionary maps on the Garmin I believe. Sorry I cannot be of much help.

BikePilot – Thanks for reading!

rides2little – That had to be a blast. I’m glad I’m able to contribute.

oldxr – Thank you kindly, good luck on getting down there!

TemeculaRider – Thanks again!
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:10 PM   #68
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Day 9: As Good as it Gets Part 2 – The Essentials

After miles and miles, in and out, up an down, clutch and throttle ridding we came out to the crazy alien looking rock. It just came out of nowhere. Apparently the California guys call it window rock.

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Next we had to do a couple more things that most consider essential to any true Baja trip…but a bit more trail before we get there.

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We left the crazy looking rock and headed to the ol’ Calamajue wash.

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It was my first time and it was good. All the rains had firmed up the sand and with few previous travelers since, there were lots of virgin lines to be had. Apparently if you want to talk about corroding your bike, the heavily concentrated metallic water in the wash makes salt water look like Armor All at times. Not a problem for us this time however with all the water.

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We popped out of the wash and into the purple desert.

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Just amazing.

Before we knew it we came to an oasis….

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……well someone thought it was.

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Joking aside, Coco is a one of a kind great guy. There is definitely a lot of beauty in living out there all alone like that, especially amazing all things considered; it would be brutal in the summer though.

After shooting the breeze over a two hundred-thousand-million-peso beer, AG donated his twice-patched tube and we headed down the smooth and wide back to Alfoncina. Well, wide yes, but that is one nasty road. The little side road is a blast though. Clearing the natural tabletops racing back and forth and wheeling off every little rise we were having a blast zigzagging the main road.

Before long we were riding next to the airstrip and pulling into Alsoncina. What a great little beach. We had another great Baja meal and went on the roof to watch our last sunset of the trip.

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It was sad, the trip was all but over…just sitting there watching another amazing sunset and dreaming about getting back down here.

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Well, not quite over yet….
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:22 PM   #69
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:00 AM   #70
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TemeculaRider - Muchas garacias

Well, I've been told I cannot go on another trip until I finish the first so here it goes...
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:05 AM   #71
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Day 10: All Good Things Come to an End

We woke up with the sun once again and made our way back to the truck. Nothing too exciting but beautiful scenery none-the-less…..

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It will be interesting to see how all this looks in five or ten years with the pavement coming down.

We popped out close to the end of the pavement near Puertecitos. The day before Coco was getting ready to drive up with a bunch of cones and markers because one of the racers pre-running for the upcoming 250 drove straight off the end. He tragically careened to his death after the construction workers left a 30-foot drop to the desert floor, with apparently absolutely no warnings, signs, branches, cactus arms or anything. It was pretty sobering looking down and picturing the scene. Hearts go out to his family.

On the way over there Mark pulled up next to me and asked me if his rear tire was peeling out on the pavement. Unfortunately is wasn’t his tire slipping so he headed down the slab while George and I got the last bit of fun out of the beach back.

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We pulled up to the truck happy to see Mark made it back just fine with his clutch.

We loaded up,

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had our last fish tacos,

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and hit the road.

I definitely didn’t want to leave and was already scheming about my next trip, but 1400 miles did their number on our tires and all good things have to come to an end.

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Old 12-20-2010, 08:19 AM   #72
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great stuff!!!
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:30 AM   #73
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I have one question to ask, if I may.

I have ordered a 76cx and have been trying to determine the best mount. I note that you are utilizing the RAM mount but also notice that you sometime have it mounted with the 'expandable legs' to the top side, and then other times in the conventional manner. Is there a particular reason. I figure if the mount held on to its device over that terrain, it will certainly be good enough for me!

Thanks for a great report!

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Old 12-20-2010, 08:48 AM   #74
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cvestal - Thank you kindly!

C120 - Thanks! Only by accident. I accidentally had it upside down, the mount works great, just don't tighten it down too much.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:56 AM   #75
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Nice Job Zack now you can go back next week. Nice photo at the taco stand --we are in the reflection
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