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Old 03-11-2013, 10:46 AM   #196
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I just had a chance to view the most recent video of that road that Scott recommended along the coast.

I'm in love with motorcycles all over again.
Thank you sooo much.
I needed that.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:45 PM   #197
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Best video ever! Was feeling the grunt when Matt got on the juice, that road is pure fantasy
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:28 PM   #198
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Here’s the video. I used Pacha Massive for the music.
They have a nice latin flavor.
This instrumental gets a little cheesy in parts, with some 70s CHiPs and Bow-chicka-wow-wow moments...
But, it’s fun for cruising.

Nice video, my son & I are convinced that one of the houses along that road (near a brightly painted red house near Punta Pescaderos I think) was used in The Transporter.

The music's OK, coulda used a little more cowbell though...
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:36 PM   #199
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I am kicking myself for being a week late to this! You two really need to start posting teaser trailers. Late but sub'd.

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:11 PM   #200
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They should put those cop alto signs up in Emeryville...another ticket today, don't tell Mrs LarryBoy.


Oh no!
Sorry to hear that, Rob.

Were you driving topless?



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Damn.

That coast road is yet another one to add to my bucket list. When will the world's beauty stop?
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Thanks Kelly, you do the best ride reports out there----- love the video!
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I just had a chance to view the most recent video of that road that Scott recommended along the coast.

I'm in love with motorcycles all over again.
Thank you sooo much.
I needed that.
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Best video ever! Was feeling the grunt when Matt got on the juice, that road is pure fantasy


Hey guys -
I'm really glad you enjoyed the coast road/video!
it was spectacular. Definitely a must-see if you're in Baja Sur.
Thank you, Scott!!







Here are 2 more photos - from Bartek.


photo by Barteknologie™




photo by Barteknologie™





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I am kicking myself for being a week late to this! You two really need to start posting teaser trailers. Late but sub'd.

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Hi BeardThrone!
The important thing is that you're here now
Still have a lot of miles to cover, don't worry.



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Nice video, my son & I are convinced that one of the houses along that road (near a brightly painted red house near Punta Pescaderos I think) was used in The Transporter.

The music's OK, coulda used a little more cowbell though...
Haha, cowbell!



Not sure about the Transporter (I thought that was France?), but Baja is a popular location for shooting movies.
(Titanic, Master and Commander, Into the Wild).
And, the cinematic masterpiece of all time, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.
One time Matt and I were at Balandra beach (outside of La Paz) as they were dismantling one of the sets.






You can see it at 1:26 and 1:53 and 2:41 in this clip:



That’s funny - Zohan’s not listed on the Baja Films website...












Day 6: 2/22/13 La Ventana to Todos Santos, continued
148 miles






When we left off, it was way past feeding time for El Bartek,
but nothing looked good in Los Barriles...

Luckily, we were able to stop in Miraflores
before getting onto Naranjas Road.







We followed our noses to this food stand.







They had just opened. Everything was fresh and looked great.
Tacos de pescado y tacos de camarón.







I think these were the best tacos of the whole trip!
I even broke my 2 taco rule and had a 3rd.
Mmmm...lecker (tasty! that’s German, not Spanish).







So, it looks my taco numbers were off - I forgot we all had extras at this stand.

Total trip taco count should be 117, not 114.

Current stats - 82 tacos down, 35 to go.







I thought it was interesting that this barrel used to hold lemon juice. That’s a lot of juice!







Gracias por sus tacos!









Stopped to get gas. The attendant was young and really friendly.







I was impressed by the cleanliness of this sanitario.
Overall, the restrooms in baja are so much better than they used to be.
Most of them even had soap!






When we started discussing this ride, Scott’s #1 request was that we do Naranjas Road.
He said it was fantastic and he couldn’t wait to ride it again.
It’s on the Mexican 1000, so it fit into the plan perfectly.
We almost scratched it after Scott’s “incident” but he said it was not to be missed.




Apparently, it’s known for being narrow, rocky and often impassable.
Getting through the washouts could take several hours.
Scott warned that we should be prepared to turn around if it had been a bad winter.
Having just done the road to San Evaristo, we were concerned that Naranjas would be even worse.



With that in mind, we allowed lots of extra time and only planned to get to Todos Santos for the night.
It would be our shortest mile day of the trip.





Turn off for Naranjas.















El Bartek, lookin’ good!







This dust cloud belonged to a large truck up ahead.







We passed a bunch of heavy equipment and dump trucks.
Hmm. That doesn’t bode well...





Sure enough, the road ahead was all freshly graded.







They have been hard at work, pouring lots of concrete,
trying to prevent more washouts.







*Sigh*
It was like a frickin’ highway.
Mother brother!














I mean, I guess it’s great for the people who live out here...








But it sucks balls for us tourists.















Man.
Not a single washout. Or rut. Or rocky section.







Oh well. It was pretty and tropical feeling.














But, incredibly boring.















There were a couple of roadside shrines along the way.







And, some scenic overlooks.







But, so flat it might as well have been paved.







I guess sometimes there’s water right here.







But, today - only goats.








Another shrine.







I waited too long to snap this one - from further back on the road,
it looked like there was a couch up there. Real or not, I couldn’t tell.







I think this is part of the Sierra la Laguna mountain range.








Blurry, but it’s another dog with his goats.







He ushered the goats into the bushes and then shooed us away.
Good boy!
This poor dog was so skinny. I always worry about their lack of water, too.







I tried to make peace with the boring and appreciate the pretty.







This view helped a lot. First glimpse of the Pacific...







Big Blue Bikes







We stopped so Bartek could feed (he ate bananas - but my pic didn’t turn out).
So, I took some tire photos.

I think Bartek's front tire has over 3500 miles on it..IRC






Tractionator is looking good, too.






Our Scorpion Rally






D908






And we’re moving...







Bartek’s just a little dot in the middle...







Even smaller dot now...







Prepare yourselves - the worst part of the road is coming up!
ready?








Ta da!
I like Big average Ruts and I cannot lie...







Heh.


photo by Barteknologie™






Oh well.
It may not have been technical or challenging, but it was still better than being on the highway.


So - you didn't miss anything, Goggles!
That's got to make you feel good.
Maybe some day Naranjas will be all washed out and shitty again.
We can only hope.





















Hee! Those horns look fake.



















Now we were heading towards the Pacific.
















Más vacas























These roads were nice.















We could feel it getting cooler as we approached the coast...







Todos Santos, here we come!









OK, I wasted so much time looking for that stupid Zohan scene, I think I'll have to finish this up later.
We had a good time in Todos Santos!



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Old 03-11-2013, 07:51 PM   #201
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THIS IS THE BEST BAJA RIDE REPORT, EVER!

About that "sucks balls" comment:

Uhh, I'll get back to ya on that.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:54 PM   #202
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #203
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Thank You Wans!

Thanks guys for the great ride report! You are making me super jealous of those sweet KTM LC8s too. I've always enjoyed your style with these reports and look forward to the next post. Thanks again.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:39 PM   #204
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Well what a little gem I found. A party of 5 finished an epic Baja ride 2 weeks ago. Slowly accumulating the bits to put together a ride report. I loved San Francisoquito pallapa's and food. I have pictures of the same puppy.

2 up on that terrain, huba huba. I am very much enjoying your ride. When the Baja bug bites you, it bites you bad. So sorry about the wreck and breaks. Lucky to have mom nearby.

I would like to order 5 pescado tacos per favor.

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:53 PM   #205
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:01 PM   #206
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OK, I wasted so much time looking for that stupid Zohan scene, I think I'll have to finish this up later.

Hah! Made ya look!!

Oh well, I guess the owners of that house must've seen The Transporter and told
their architect to design them a house just like that villa in Marseille from the movie...

Yeah, that's the ticket.

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Old 03-12-2013, 12:49 AM   #207
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"I guess sometimes there’s water right here."





Okay....here ya go....2006.....water....




and some more....trickling down the other side of the road:





.....off into the valley below:





And some nice pooling in that area:




The road in the "good ol' days........not too different aside from the widening/grading, and washout cementing...












I first rode that in 1996 (the pics above are 2006/7) on my R80 G/S.....

It's a must do ride, as is the coastal road north of Los Barriles.....
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:04 PM   #208
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THIS IS THE BEST BAJA RIDE REPORT, EVER!

About that "sucks balls" comment:

Uhh, I'll get back to ya on that.
Aww, thanks Haywood!!


Oh. Did I go too far with the balls?
Matt mentioned it, too.

Last time I kept saying that things "suck ass..."
I was just trying to mix it up a little.



Haha. OH! Wait a minute, our friend is reading this to his kids!
Sorry, Paul Z!! Sorry Ethan and Elliot!




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Really enjoying this...:)
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Thanks guys for the great ride report! You are making me super jealous of those sweet KTM LC8s too. I've always enjoyed your style with these reports and look forward to the next post. Thanks again.
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Well what a little gem I found. A party of 5 finished an epic Baja ride 2 weeks ago. Slowly accumulating the bits to put together a ride report. I loved San Francisoquito pallapa's and food. I have pictures of the same puppy.

Thanks, guys! Glad you're enjoying the report!


Looking forward to seeing more pics of that puppy!




Hi superhobie!


Hey HardWorkingDog!
Yep, wasted a bunch of time with that bit...





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The road in the "good ol' days........not too different aside from the widening/grading, and washout cementing...

Hmm. I can tell from the 10 photos you posted,
we didn’t miss out on much!










Day 6: 2/22/13 La Ventana to Todos Santos, continued
148 miles







As we were riding towards the highway, Matt noticed this old horse racing track.







He thought it would be fun to take some pics - for the ride report, of course.








We were missing something, though...





photo by Matteknologie™




That's better!
Hey! Looks like someone up there is jumping the gun...(typical).














This cute burro was running along with us...







Everything was fun and games...







Until Bartek got a flat.






Monkey fighter!



Screw you, screw!








Hey, there’s something else stuck in there...







Well, here’s the screw...







We’ll see what that other thing is when they get inside.







Now that’s a hole!







That other thing went all the way through the tire...






Wow. It was some fiberous, natural material.
A thorn?







The Tractionator is tough - the bead doesn’t like to set.
Last time, Bartek had to use the air at the Pemex.







It was doubtful our little compressor could do it.







Oh, here’s a pic of Bartek’s new pipe hangers.
Made from a serpentine belt, back at Julio’s.
With the Amsteel as a backup.






OK - updated Flat Count:


Bartek - 2
Scott - 0
M+K - 1



Go Bartek!!



Todos Santos. I like the colorful flags they have up. Festive!







Bob Marlin! Silly.







Here’s our hotel!
She’s not pretty, but she’s cheap (450 pesos or $37.50 for 3 people)







We booked our room, then went back out of town to the Llantera.







Heh. We had seen this lady on the way into town. She was a character.
Matt’s miming a bow and arrow because she reminded him of something out of Robin Hood.







Matt thought a Llantera could do a better job of patching that tube than he or Bartek could with their patch kits.







The Llantera dude found Bartek intriguing...







He got to work on the tube.







Did some testing...







Good as new! He did an amazing job, it was a bomber patch.






Even with the compressed air, and some soapy water,
the bead was a mother to set...






Hey, there’s a cow in the backyard!






He was a little confused when I asked to take his photo,
but the patchmeister smiled gamely. He was a nice guy and a good smiler.





Muchas gracias!






Our next stop - feeding time! (Caffe Todos Santos)


photo by Barteknologie™












We sat in the back, on the patio. It’s so peaceful and relaxing.


photo by Barteknologie™






I liked this painting.







The best coffee of the trip (don’t mind Matt, he got his coffee after this pic)!
Matt and I had Americanos, Bartek had a cappucchino.








We decided to share a salad...(this area is known for its produce)







And a pizza. Yum! It was fantastic.







But, the salad! The salad was incredible.
Everything was so fresh and sweet.







It sucked to have such a low mileage day,
but having great coffee and tasty food made it worthwhile.







We went back to our room and freshened up a little.
Watched a little Gladiator (in español)







The bathroom mirror was a little high. Or I’m a little low.
I had my hair wrapped up in a towel and I still couldn’t see myself in the mirror.
All I saw was this:




Well, good thing I didn’t want to use a hairbrush...







It was feeding time again, so we walked around town a little.
Bartek spied this fancy hotel and wanted to take a look...






It was so nice, he called us over and made us take a look...
Here’s Matt, pretending to be a guest (rooms start at $139 - $100 more than our room )








El Bartek thought this looked like a nice place for a beer...







It was.
















They had a bunch of old movie posters...




















Un Dia con el Diablo
- I think it’s about riding with an MT21 front...






But we were here for the beer.
Modelo on tap, served in frosty mugs.







El Bartek was happy.







Me, too!

















Bartek had never had a Baja hot dog. What??
I don’t like hot dogs, but they’re soooo good in Baja.
We asked the friendly bartender which hot dog stand was the best one.
He gave us his recommendation.







He did not steer us wrong!
They were so frickin’ good!
Wrapped in bacon, smothered in onions, tomatoes and salsa.
(one of those is mine)


photo by Barteknologie™






The boys also had hamburgesas (I was too full).
Baja burgers are also outstanding. The good ones have a half an avocado on top.







So, if you find yourself in Todos Santos, this is the place to be after dark...







While the guys were finishing up their burgers,
I went across the street to look at the fish murals...





















Oh no! Crabs!








OK - Day 6 is in the books!
Only 4.5 hrs of riding...
It was almost like having another rest day.







Tomorrow - more sand and whoops.
Imagine that...


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Old 03-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #209
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Day 6

OK, now i'm hungry, i got to get out of here and get some hotdogs.

Next time, must add the Cabo Pulmo to Miraflores road to this section, that would add atleast 2 more hours of fun. Naranjas road was to easy eh. I had once road into Todo Santos with green slime all over the bike from all the water crossings, no such luck for you this time.

I only imagined looking down on you as i flew home overhead, that really sucked but, it was good to know you guys were still into it.

Great job on the pics... i really want a do-over!

Scott all is well here , healing up just fine.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:27 PM   #210
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Great stuff as always M&K

Thanks for picking up another tornillo

I'll be waiting to see how that patched HD tube holds up



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