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Old 03-17-2005, 01:01 PM   #61
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Ask JL why he REFUSED to go in the water. I'm still unclear on that.
I was holding the camera. And I had to keep an eye on your purses.
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:01 PM   #62
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My nipples are hard just thinking about that water!

Rick, you're so right. The reason Tiny and I don't appear in any of the bent rim photos is 'cuz we were busy binge drinking so we would be far too drunk to continue when the wheel was straightened. That's Americans for you... when the shit hits the fan, head for the fridge!!
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:11 PM   #63
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Rick, you're so right. The reason Tiny and I don't appear in any of the bent rim photos is 'cuz we were busy binge drinking so we would be far too drunk to continue when the wheel was straightened. That's Americans for you... when the shit hits the fan, head for the fridge!!
Josh and I wanted to stay there so badly, we decided the only way to close the deal was to get tossed and be "unable" to ride. (See: 5 pitchers at Zeitgeist and riding home)
So my first 5 beers went down in about 10 minutes. DAMN YOU 3% ALCOHOL PACIFICO!!!! Then we find out JL is perfectly happy to stay there. BINGO!!!! We were going to stay all along and Josh and I are already heated!!!! BOOYA MOTHERFUCKER!!!!!
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:17 PM   #64
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Military checkpoint. Generally went something like this...Where are you headed? Do you have any drugs? No. OK, cool bike. How fast? What's this? How does this work (GPS)? Adios.



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Old 03-17-2005, 01:31 PM   #65
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What kind of camera where you guys using? Since I did not read all the posts maybe this ? was already answered. To busy looking at the pics
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:35 PM   #66
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Morning of Day 4. That's the place where we slept... No packing tent would save riding time.


At least, that was the place until Tiny decided to torch it


Let's not forget about our morning exercice... Ron thought it would be a great opportunity to share what he learned at Jimmy's class and especially the "back and forth" motion to get out of the rut.


Either Popey was not listening or L*S is not as good as a teacher as Jimmy is


Anyway, Popey was tired of the lesson and said "Fuck Jimmy!" So we tried less sophisticated techniques.


But to no avail. Then Ron decided that before to push more we should first use Jimmy's technique #2: place the bike on its side to let the sand fill the hole and restart from a better position. Well, we may have forget that in Jimmy's class you don't keep you bags on... and CrrraaacK the cast aluminum bag support broke!
Thanks to Whammo provision of bolts and metal plates, we found a solution that should work. We had to almost wake us the same helpful guy who repaired the rim and he brought his drill connected via an inverter to a car's battery. We just needed one hole and here is the result. It's still holding fine BTW.


It was now time to quit this little piece of Paradise...




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Old 03-17-2005, 01:40 PM   #67
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I'm 1000% envious of you guys. Sounds and looks like a great trip. I really, REALLY want to do Baja, but I'm just so far away. Someday...

Thanks for sharing
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:42 PM   #68
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What kind of camera where you guys using? Since I did not read all the posts maybe this ? was already answered. To busy looking at the pics
As you should . There was a bunch of different ones: I'm using an Olympus 8080, Popey a Nikon E880, L*S a Canon Elph, not too sure about the others anymore...
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:43 PM   #69
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Bp!!!

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I'm 1000% envious of you guys. Sounds and looks like a great trip. I really, REALLY want to do Baja, but I'm just so far away. Someday...

Thanks for sharing
Get down there quick before it becomes completely over-run by people just like us.
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:46 PM   #70
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Damn! another killer report. I just want to skip work and make a mad dash for Mexico.


Thanks, it's just what I needed
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Old 03-17-2005, 02:23 PM   #71
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Yeah, this guy saved our butts twice in 24 hours and was so happy to help us gringos at short notice, even early in the morning.

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Old 03-17-2005, 02:28 PM   #72
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Hey Tiny, are you and Josh gunna be at the bar tonight? I wanna to hear some good stories......


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Old 03-17-2005, 03:36 PM   #73
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Our destination for the day was Mulege but there was a lot we wanted to see on our way to there.


But not before going again through those ridiculous checkpoints...


Here is Popey reporting me "He's the one with the drug".


Our own Jimmy now giving a navigation class...


The road from San Franciscito to El Arco was beautiful




At El Arco we were looking for the trail that was going full South. As usual we couldn't get much help from the locals, even from the military post sentinel. It's especially difficult to ask for directions when the road you're looking for is not going to a specific town. Anyway, after several tries we finally found the right road not too far behind that church.


The trail was mostly straight and looked really easy but it was in fact the one we had to work the hardest on. The very thin sand got deeper as well as the ruts and it was really hard to find the right pace and keep our balance.


Yeah, here they come!


Maybe the 'Stitch was a bit too hot for such conditions


But what about Popey using Goretex liners


Like all of us, Tiny had some "moments" but riding sweep, he was too nice to call us via Audiocom to ask for help and have us backtrack. He had to deal with the exhausting task of lifting a fully loaded GS by himself.


BTW a big thanks to Tiny and Whammo for carrying so much load with you . It was for sure very nice to count on your repair stuff and your cooking equipment. I'm surprised though that you forgot about my camping chair...

Popey fixing something after one of those "moments"

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Old 03-17-2005, 03:59 PM   #74
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After all the sand, getting back on some blacktop for a few miles after a couple of days was awesome. Next stop was the dirt road up to a mission that Elden had recommended as one of the hilights of Baja - San Francisco de la Sierra.

On the way up.









The mission was begun in the 1700s. Most of the incredibly friendly people in the tiny village still live there all their lives.











He started out wearing Tiny's helmet


Next he was on the bike. With a little help, he cranked the starter and was revving up the pig I don't think I've ever seen a bigger smile on a kid's face though the picture doesn't do it justice

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Old 03-17-2005, 04:12 PM   #75
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I don't think I've ever seen a bigger smile on a kid's face though the picture doesn't do it justice
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