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Old 03-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #331
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I talked to you guys at the taco stand in valle de trinidad early on in your trip,
great read and photos, thanks.
Hi satchmo3!
Yes, we remember you! BMW 800gs How was your trip?
We actually saw you about 1 mile out of Todos Santos -
Bartek had a flat and we saw you zoom by on the hwy.

We were on a dirt side road...




Shortly before you saw this construction:



We looked for you in Todos Santos, but must have missed you.
Hope you had a great time!


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Thanks bigdon! keep drinking beer.

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Whaaaaa.......

I want more.....go back right now and try a few different trails......


Thanks for taking us along.....next time you are in BC, get in touch and I will find you some stoopid shit to ride 2 up
Thanks, motoged!
That sounds awesome!



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Another excellent ride report from the Wans. Little Wan the way you put the stories together make them so much fun. You get personality in there along with the facts plus you captured lots of flowers for me. The furry critters are always a bonus too.

Now that you have taste tested tacos from N to S and back I can't wait to see what next taste test is ahead.

Looking forward to your next adventure.
Hey Ladybug, I really enjoy finding flowers for you now!
Thanks for riding along with us!
Hope you have a great trip to Baja this fall.

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thank you kelly, kelly, and kelly...and bartek, matt and scott.

i really enjoyed this. glad to see you all made it home.

where to next....?

joel
Thanks, Joel!
So glad you rode along with us (in spirit)
Wish we could make it to Death Valley for your n00b rally rager!
We'll be there (in spirit)!




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Another awesome Wan Adventure.
Thanks for all the hard work putting this together for our viewing pleasure!
Thanks, Bob!
Did you see the fire engine in Mulege?
I was so happy to find one for you in Baja!


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Thanks for taking the time to do this so we could live vicariously through you guys for a bit.
Looks like I have a challange ahead to out taco you guys and to go where no Wan has gone before!
It was great having you along!
Buen viaje, Sancho!

Yes! Go get all Bartek on those tacos and scout out some new stuff!
Looking forward to your ride report



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Another great adventure well told. Thank you for taking the time and doing the work to share this with us!
Hi Bullspit! You're very welcome, thanks for reading!

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Thanks for the ridalong!! Scott
You're welcome, Scott -
hope you're healing up nicely so you and BigDog can get back there soon!

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Indeed, another great ride report! I am sure that the ADV community supports me when I say that your next employment endeavor should involve riding to new places and making strange links to Japanese videos. I believe that you have the best ride reports out there, in no small part due to Matt's riding ability, having a stoic passenger ready for every picture opportunity and a great writer/editor to chronicle it all for the rest of us. I am glad that Norman J. DeLorman has finally gone cold turkey from sourcing his routes from Apple Maps.

All the best in your future travels,

BT
Aww, thank you BeardThrone!
I wish there was a place on a resume for "weird japanese linky skills"
Hmmmmm.


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Home sweet home!

Thanks, Kelly
Yay! thank you


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Great report. Thanks for posting.
Quite the taco count you all racked up.
Haha, I can't even guess what those numbers would have been if Scott hadn't left us early!


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This ride report must have been a labor intensive endeavor.
Much appreciated.... and keeps drawing us back to Baja.

Guessing tacos won't be on the menu for awhile...
Thank you, Bgunn!
Oh, and we're having a boatload of tacos tomorrow night!


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Thanks for another great RR Kelly!

I had to stop by the local carniceria tonight to get my taco
fix satisfied after this.

Mmmmmm....tacos!
I wish there was a Homer clip for that


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True, so very true. Spectacular report as always Kelly (and crew). So many things to see in Mexico. Maybe someday...
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Aimee!
I totally see a 2up baja ride in your future...
or you on your husky



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Bravo! Thanks for the week of entertainment, cannot wait for your next ADV.
Thank you, thank you.
Wait, how did you only get a week out of that? Oh, maybe you started late.
or, more likely, only a week was entertaining


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What a great ride. You all showed me some new roads. The guys are very adventuresom. My hats off to all three of the riders.

....but the 5 stars goes to you, LittleWan. I think you are on top at ADV with your wit and imagination....and 2500 miles as a pillion, unf'ken believable.

Thanks so much
Such kind words! Thank you, Ratman!
I'm so happy that you enjoyed the RR, thanks for reading along!


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Another Wans RR in the books. What a great read!!! You guys are certifiably insane----but what fun would it be otherwise???

Thanks for taking us along & mad props for all the hard work you put into this report....well, all of 'em.

Where are you off to next??? And what am I to do in the meantime??? My riding is nothing like this.
Aw, and Matt thought we were so good on this ride.
Safety conscious, even.
Glad to have you join us again!
Some day you'll get in the dirt, I just know it.



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2 RR's in within a year,
Thanks for taking us along. Ride on and looking forward to whatever your next adventure is. Good luck with the job hunt.
Always great to see you again, redog1!
Thanks for all your enthusiasm and support!
I know - 2 RRs so close together - after doing 2 RRs in 2012.
What is this world coming to??



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Cute ending, loved that last gif too!!


Thanks Rob,
I thought Bartek looked so good! I heart gifs.
And matt did such a great job on the last photo (I think that's the "cute" part, right?)




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THE best RR on here! Nice work!

Thanks so much for posting it!
Thank you!
Hope you have an amazing trip!
You'll like the blurry map, below...
Make sure you get some of those fish tacos in Miraflores







Thanks for the kind words, everybody!
It wouldn't be the same without you guys, glad you came along for the ride!


I'm super happy to have helped bring back good memories for the Baja vets...
and help provide enthusiasm for the folks gearing up for their own Mex adventures!
Baja is awesome - go ride it before any more stuff gets paved!




Here's one last map I never got around to using.
(a screen capture of our tracks). Blurry as usual
Better than the crayon map? not sure.






We're getting together with Bartek and Scott and a few other folks (Radek! )
this weekend.
If I get any good pics/video, I'll try and post a little mini RR back here.



in the meantime - Go RIDE!


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Old 03-21-2013, 11:59 AM   #332
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Thanks!!

I know it's a b*tch to write so much after doing a big adventure like that...I procrastinate going through photos even. I'm sure you have 10x more photos than you showed us here and it was time consuming simply sorting them all.

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Old 03-21-2013, 12:20 PM   #333
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Bartek had a flat and we saw you zoom by on the hwy.
Bartek got a flat...........no way

Great report Kelly, really opened my eyes to the idea of a Baja Trip

Just a little short on Mameshiba

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Old 03-21-2013, 02:28 PM   #334
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Outstanding!!! Thank you so much for sharing your adventures.
People will be on this ride report like "Bartek on a taco" for years to come!
(couldn't resist using that one. Thanks for it as well)
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:48 PM   #335
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OK, Like you guys, I finally finished catching up on this epic Adventure, yet another like I should be surprised. I'm not worthy to even think I could be in your guys class. (Well maybe 10 years ago)

Out friggin standing, This thing had more twist and turns and spins than a day at an amusement park. I got queasy-sweaty-apprehensive- squealed with joy and and that's all from just sitting in my chair.

WOW! I felt like I was on a hell of a roller coaster of a ride, thanks you two.




Whew...... So, was it like good you guys too?


See you out there Spring has sprung.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:15 PM   #336
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Sorry I didn't see you guys in Todos Santos. My trip was great, can't wait to go back. As a "sailboat guy," I appreciated the Charlie's charts references, helpful to get one's bearings..
Thank you again for the great RR!
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:19 PM   #337
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Awesome, guys!

Thanks again,

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Old 03-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #338
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Most awesome ride report, Little Wan!! Thanks!

Here's a picture of the infamous Hamburglar curtains in the Palapa at San Francisquito

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Old 03-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #339
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Thank you for taking us along, and I hope, Little Wan, you fully understand the potential issues you've created for some of your readers.
Examples?
At work I'm already thought of as a little "odd". Saying things like, "Make breakdowns your favorite.", or, "I was on that like Bartek on a taco." isn't helping.
Riding two up through the crap you two do, or saying things like, "here are the tracks from where we ate it", "this was a fun and fast dirt section", or, "I gave Matt a tarantula when we were dating", is making us bachelors think maybe a woman can be BSC in a good way.
Maybe you'd better take some time to think about what you've done, young lady.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:56 PM   #340
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Awesome RR brings back memories from Baja ...I remember the last part from El Coyote to Mike's... On my way to south america My girlfriend had crashed just before Coco's so we were stuck for 3 week in San Felipe.... I loved that ride. Also miss the food from Mexico all tho can't complain with the one here in Argentina
Cheers and thanks for sharing
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:53 AM   #341
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Kelly , another great ride report ! My old mind and body can't imagine wanting to ride through those bolder fields you guys called roads or trails . All the wore out parts of my body hurt just seeing where you rode , much less crashed . I was very entertained following along , but don't think I would live through that ride . So where will the next epic ride take you ? Once again , you and Matt make one of the toughest off road teams ever . Thanks for the journey !!!
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #342
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LW, the time and work you put into this is incredible! Thanks! I lurked, a little late, caught up today. I am very sorry now that I missed the Team Magoo ride as I was not ready...but now I am. And so is my wife tilliejacques, we won't even think about two-upping it! She has her own ride, and by golly, we can do it!

Loved all of the doggie shots! I think we need not ask what Smartek does for work, by his creative flat accounting he must be a CPA! I can't believe you got such good pictures being flung around on the back of that big bike. Good work and thanks for the inspiration!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:16 PM   #343
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Another great report!

After your last epic report I was under the impression you were going to take a year off. I'm glad you caved in and went for another ride. It's always fun reading your reports. You really should send out email alerts to your trips, I hate showing up so late to the festivities.

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Old 03-27-2013, 04:57 PM   #344
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Thanks!!

I know it's a b*tch to write so much after doing a big adventure like that...I procrastinate going through photos even. I'm sure you have 10x more photos than you showed us here and it was time consuming simply sorting them all.

John
Thanks, John!
Yeah, it's a daunting task. Video is even worse.
Matt and I are sorting through a bunch of footage from our weekend ride right now.
There were 3 GoPros running...
Whew.




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Bartek got a flat...........no way

Great report Kelly, really opened my eyes to the idea of a Baja Trip

Just a little short on Mameshiba
haha, sorry for the lack of Bean Dogs - but I don't think there are any new videos.
I'm pretty sure you guys saw them all in the Dirty RR.


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Outstanding!!! Thank you so much for sharing your adventures.
People will be on this ride report like "Bartek on a taco" for years to come!
(couldn't resist using that one. Thanks for it as well)
You're welcome, Haywood!
I'm so happy you like "Bartek on a taco!"
maybe we'll get this thing to catch on, after all!


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WOW! I felt like I was on a hell of a roller coaster of a ride, thanks you two.
Whew...... So, was it like good you guys too?


See you out there Spring has sprung.
hey Sam!
haha, glad to give you some jollies while you're waiting for ID to defrost!
Hope you have some fun stuff planned for the spring



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Sorry I didn't see you guys in Todos Santos. My trip was great, can't wait to go back. As a "sailboat guy," I appreciated the Charlie's charts references, helpful to get one's bearings..
Thank you again for the great RR!
Thanks for checking in, satchmo3! Sorry we didn't get to talk to you more.
It sounds like you already know sea of cortez is amazing by sailboat...


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Awesome, guys!

Thanks again,

JM.
Thanks for reading JM!


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Most awesome ride report, Little Wan!! Thanks!

Here's a picture of the infamous Hamburglar curtains in the Palapa at San Francisquito
Thanks for the pic! Everybody loves the hamburglar




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Thank you for taking us along, and I hope, Little Wan, you fully understand the potential issues you've created for some of your readers.
Examples?
At work I'm already thought of as a little "odd". Saying things like, "Make breakdowns your favorite.", or, "I was on that like Bartek on a taco." isn't helping.
Riding two up through the crap you two do, or saying things like, "here are the tracks from where we ate it", "this was a fun and fast dirt section", or, "I gave Matt a tarantula when we were dating", is making us bachelors think maybe a woman can be BSC in a good way.
Maybe you'd better take some time to think about what you've done, young lady.
Haha, thanks (I think )!
heh, I'm sure you meant Bat Shit Crazy as a compliment!
Don't worry, I gave it lots of thought while we were laboring through the sand whoops over the weekend...
Thanks for making "like Bartek on a taco" your favorite!




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Awesome RR brings back memories from Baja ...I remember the last part from El Coyote to Mike's... On my way to south america My girlfriend had crashed just before Coco's so we were stuck for 3 week in San Felipe.... I loved that ride. Also miss the food from Mexico all tho can't complain with the one here in Argentina
Cheers and thanks for sharing
Lica!!!
Great to hear from you! Hope you're having a fantastic time in SA!




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Kelly , another great ride report ! My old mind and body can't imagine wanting to ride through those bolder fields you guys called roads or trails . All the wore out parts of my body hurt just seeing where you rode , much less crashed . I was very entertained following along , but don't think I would live through that ride . So where will the next epic ride take you ? Once again , you and Matt make one of the toughest off road teams ever . Thanks for the journey !!!
Aw, thanks Gramp-Z!
Glad you had fun reading along. Yeah, those rocks got pretty crazy.
No plans for the next ride...not yet, anyway.



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LW, the time and work you put into this is incredible! Thanks! I lurked, a little late, caught up today. I am very sorry now that I missed the Team Magoo ride as I was not ready...but now I am. And so is my wife tilliejacques, we won't even think about two-upping it! She has her own ride, and by golly, we can do it!

Loved all of the doggie shots! I think we need not ask what Smartek does for work, by his creative flat accounting he must be a CPA! I can't believe you got such good pictures being flung around on the back of that big bike. Good work and thanks for the inspiration!
Hi nmtrialsguy!
Thanks for joining us. Hope you and tilliejacques get to Baja soon!
Gotta get down there before it gets too hot!


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After your last epic report I was under the impression you were going to take a year off. I'm glad you caved in and went for another ride. It's always fun reading your reports. You really should send out email alerts to your trips, I hate showing up so late to the festivities.

Mike
Hey Mike!
How did you like that Manamana bit in the cafe?? Isn't it funny they were watching that in El Rosario?
Well, every time I do a ride report, I swear it's going to be the last one...
I'm always surprised when another one spews out...









Speaking of which....

I was just going to tack on a mini RR for last weekend's ride,
but it was so fun, I think it deserves a Day Trippin' report...


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I wanted to be on that ride with you guys so bad.

In fact I'll be seeing you Scott in a couple of weeks as I'm coming down to do the V2R ride.
Hey Scott, at least now we have a driver ;)
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For example, early on, we spoke about riding the Vegas to Reno course from 2012. Problem was, i had said , that we needed an extra rider to trade off driving a support vehicle. I thought that if we had a rider that was unable to ride because of injury , then they could be the driver, pay their dues ya' know. Crap did i just say that , Crap! and as i sat in a chair all bundled up for the night , they had a good laugh reminding me that i did in fact say this. Ok , tag , i'm it.

So, yeah.
Big Bikes on the Vegas to Reno race course - "the longest off road race in the US."
Sounds good, eh?
Scott and his fian
cée had raced their jeep in the V2R last year, and he said it would be a blast on a 950/990.
The guys started talking about it and things started to fall into place.

Except - who would be willing to drive the support vehicle?



Poor Scott.
I'm pretty sure this whole Vegas to Reno ride was his idea...
Now, not only did he "get" to host all us dirtbags at his house,
but he "got" to drive the support truck as well.

Thank you, Goggles!
You're the best!





Matt is still working on the video (as mentioned, we had 3 GoPros filming ),

I'm getting some pics and screen shots together...
I didn't intend to do a real ride report, so I "only" took about 300 pics.
It's going to be a very short RR (only 2 days!), but hopefully it will be
muy divertido!


We had Goggles Pizano, Smartek...Radek the Canimal came all the way down from British Columbia (!!)
plus a couple new guys you haven't met before...




Here's a little teaser trailer Matt did this morning...





OK - that was your official heads up!


I'll post back here when I start the report.
Right now the working title is...

"I've Made a Huge Tiny Mistake**": Big Bikes on the Vegas to Reno.



(**an Arrested Development/Reno reference).


See you soon!
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