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Old 10-06-2013, 10:37 PM   #541
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cell service was was shite the while time but there was a finish involved, and te usual trailside repair.

Awesome event, and a really greatgroup of people to share it with. Ya'll owe it to yourselves to do this one.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:16 AM   #542
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Congrats to everyone on this, glad there were no injuries and a great time had by all.

Impressive finish for CrossCountry and others in their first roadbook rally, looks like maybe PAB should ride Dakar.

Thanks for the updates Dumbgirl, can't wait to hear the rider's ride reports.

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Old 10-07-2013, 06:48 AM   #543
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Congrats to everyone involved. I wish I had been able to make it to the start but it wasn't to be this year. Looking forward to some more pictures and firsthand stories!

My GasGas wouldn't start on Friday (go figure) so I went out riding on the KLR. After spending so much time on the GasGas this past year, I kinda forgot at times that I was on a big-ass heavy KLR pig with little ground clearance and paid the price.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:07 AM   #544
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Wooo congrats everyone, especially TG!
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:26 AM   #545
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Sadly due to the death of my mother earlier this week I need to remain home to take car of funeral and estate matters. I wish everyone good luck and the best of times. Ride hard, take chances but above all, be safe.
My sincere condolences Strong Bad ....

Well done to everybody that participated in the rally. Impressive come back by Ned. Glad everybody kept the rubber side down and there were not any injuries
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:29 AM   #546
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Congrats All!

It's been so exciting to follow this all as it has progressed. Having a real North American navigational rally is awesome beyond words.

Bike is currently being built, and I can't wait to take part in future editions!

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:05 AM   #547
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Baja Rally was awesome and I had a great time navigating on the bike for the first time... my ass hurts from sitting down more than normal!

Someone said ADV inmates involved in this race and I too am an ADV member but don't seem to come in too often. I am PAB #16 at Baja Rally.

The event was smooth and the navigation was tricky but really well done. We were treated to mountain loops, rocky tough two track, super fast graded roads and a small amount of rough on Baja 1000 courses, small amounts. We also had some single track, quick sand dunes and about 10 miles of straight beach which ended with us having to navigate a section where we had to ride in the ocean! Yes IN

The beach section is where Andy missed the nav into the dunes and caught the penalty which put us so close for the top spot after Quinn's bike expired.

Nice to meet a whole different group of bike and Baja lovers. Good chats with many and I thank everyone for making me feel right at home.

I've been to lots of events and races and Scotty really put in a big effort and nailed it! This was my first navigation rally but felt comfortable as we navigate from a gps in front of us in the trucks we race so it was not all that weird. My biggest challenge was that it seemed I set the wrong tire circumference and was off a little on miles, especially in long no note sections.

I spent a solid amount of time up in the mountains thinking Quinn and Andy made a mistake but in the end it was me wasting time, dumb.

Hope to see you all at the next Baja Rally! Maybe next spring for 4 days! there are photos and a small story on our Desert Assassins FB page if you like to check it out.

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:31 AM   #548
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Congratulations CrossCountry!
That's a VERY impressive result.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:04 AM   #549
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Thumb Thanks Scotty

Thanks Scotty for doing all the hard work on putting together this grand event. I could not make it down to spectate. Although I had planned to.

Congrats to all the racers. Sounds like a good time had by all.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:30 AM   #550
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First off I have to congratulate Scotty and all of his crew for pulling off a great event.
It was a great pleasure to ride this Events and two to put so many faces to names of Adv members Everyone was there to make sure that everyone succeeded had a good time
I definitely look forward to doing the next Baja rally in the spring
But I think in the spring time Cameron you should make sure we have some Monster girls in attendance!!!!!!!!!

Well boys it's only 40 days for the Baja 1000 our next adventure in the Great land of Baja California

I would just like to Thanks and people who made this event is success for me
First off to my son Tyler was so great to have you with me in Baja , you drive a mean support vehicle
And to all my sponsors that have made this season a success thank you so much look forward to having many more adventures In the future

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Old 10-07-2013, 02:01 PM   #551
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I just ripped these from Baja Dad's fb...

To me they just capture the essence of what Scotty has achieved, a well run, low key, top class nav rally for enthusiasts and guns in one of the greatest desert riding paradises in Nth America.

Well done and kudos to Mark's boy Ty, for having the presence of mind to capture the "feel" of the rally. Race/action shots in all honour... but these are the images that record the tone of an event for the participants!

Hat's off to all involved.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:20 PM   #552
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The Aprilia looks sweet
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:45 PM   #553
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The Aprilia looks sweet
That ape was pretty sweet. John made his own tank, it was pretty cool. Unfortunately felled by a failed rear wheel bearing late in the day Sunday.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:11 PM   #554
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That ape was pretty sweet. John made his own tank, it was pretty cool. Unfortunately felled by a failed rear wheel bearing late in the day Sunday.
There's a bearing in the rear wheel??? Looking forward to more pics and video. Pretty sweet set up you guys had to play in!!!!
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:36 AM   #555
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I was able to tag along with Phil and Matt, I ate taco's and drank beer.
Oh, and took some photos.

Phill explaining to me that you should always be going forward.

Frog ready to learn how to navigate (JK)

Pilo, ready to Get Some

No out side assistance was give. I promise.

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