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Old 03-16-2005, 12:06 PM   #16
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L*S working on his bike with all the (psychologic?) help of his companeros...
How much stuff did you guys bring?!? You gotta hair drier in there?

Sorry we missed you guys at Mike's. The road in was a slop-fest from all the rain...

Looking forward to more...
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Old 03-16-2005, 12:46 PM   #17
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"Can we go now?!?"


Popey makes you think that the GSA has a really low seat


Perfect "visual integration" of the Aerostich tank panniers and the Jesse bags on Whammo's bike.


Tricky sand... especially if you try to avoid some big GS in front of you


We ended up at a locked gate inside the property . No idea how that happened but the road we were looking for since this morning is right there on the other side of the fence. Luckily a guy in a pick-up sees us waving at him and after a painful effort to use my rusted Spanish he went to pick the key in his house and came back to open the gate. Every Mexican we met in those remote places was always very nice to us.


Erosion has been buzy lately...


Elden kind of discouraged us to go to Mike’s Sky Ranch who’s in his mind lost his “soul” when Mike retired. I really wanted to meet Neduro there but in the same time the bad weather and destroyed roads in the North pushed us to skip the ranch and go a bit faster to the South.


More sand


STOP Jean-Luc, STOP! Tiny thinks he broke his final drive
Could it be the infamous GS's paranoia? It was in fact the rear mud guard that got caught by the wheel.


There was running water just everywhere


L*S "naked" bike with the weird looking GPS mount


When it's not deep sand or water crossing it's... mud!


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It's getting dark but the scenery is much nicer than I was expecting...
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Old 03-16-2005, 01:04 PM   #18
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J.L. - It's tough to beat Baja for dual sporting. Looks like you guys had a great time.
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Old 03-16-2005, 01:22 PM   #19
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Dangit, I want to ride in Baja with you guys! Could you bastards tempt me any less?

Excellent photos!
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Old 03-16-2005, 01:24 PM   #20
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At the request of my mother...

Could we *all* please stop flippin' th' bird at the camera so damn much. It ruins the photos. Sorry Mom. It's just kinda a "thing".
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Old 03-16-2005, 01:31 PM   #21
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I gotta do Baja one of these days....What was you average speed in the dirt?

Did either 950 get stuck in the mud?
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Old 03-16-2005, 01:38 PM   #22
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Keep it coming!
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Old 03-16-2005, 01:42 PM   #23
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Old 03-16-2005, 01:57 PM   #24
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What was you average speed in the dirt?
It depends who you ask but since we didn't do anything really technical it was at a pretty fast pace.

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Did either 950 get stuck in the mud?
You're kidding, right? Here the 950 in the exact same spot...


OK, maybe the answer is that the 950's riders pick the right side of the trail to ride in
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Old 03-16-2005, 02:07 PM   #25
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Did either 950 get stuck in the mud?
You're kidding, right? Here the 950 in the exact same spot...



Yeah, I was kidding. From you previous ride reports, I shouldv'e known...
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Old 03-16-2005, 02:41 PM   #26
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Which one of you guys is Capm Petersen's (Sac Brew) buddy? Next time you guy's go to Baja, let me know.
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Old 03-16-2005, 03:04 PM   #27
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Have you guys thought of getting "Big Foots" for you side stands, to keep the bikes from falling over? That is the reason they keep falling, isn't it?
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Old 03-16-2005, 03:33 PM   #28
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Unfortunately, my memory for the what, where and when of this trip has served me about as well as my riding ability thru sand and mud, which will become even more apparent as this thread progresses. So here's some shots from the first full day in Baja, and a few from the second.

Sometimes when you're coming up to a crossing, it's hard to see the sand right in front of you. Popey takes a plop.


Tiny


Mmmm, steamy.


The crazy Frenchman rides sweep/photographer.


After a good meal in San Felipe, the first night in Baja was spent at a beach just south of town (ok, maybe it was a little farther than we had remembered it...)


L*S's windscreen-less sport model


"All this sand, and no ones going to ride thru it?" Nope, you go right ahead, buddy.


"Ok, it's not going to stay light forever, you know..."


A quick meal at a great little beachside restaurant.


That's not so bad.


But wait...


Is my finger as long here as it is in the states?


Coco has really gone to town. He's really cleaned up the place, and the can collection/sculpture is as impressive as always.






Popey checking out the (hopefully) novelty panties.


Signing the book.


Tiny and Coco.


More to come....
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Old 03-16-2005, 03:42 PM   #29
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Evan is really happy that you guys had a good time.







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Old 03-16-2005, 03:57 PM   #30
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Not so fast Whammo! Jeez it took you days to start and now you want to rush it already! I prefer Nachtflug's school or writing (or Neduro ). Anyway, I still have some pics for the 1st day...

That river crossing was quite something because it was in a turn and you had to enter the water without seeing where the exit was .


L*S again


Yes Whammo, it's deep, you better stand up!



The sky was unreal. I stopped somewhere and turning back was a great blue sky, you could see the rain falling in the left:


And a very dark sky in the right with sun "at the end of the tunnel". Weird...




Here comes the cavalry


So far we've been pretty luck at avoiding most of the rain


But it sure rained just before our arrival in this village


Tough luck to dry the laundry...
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