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Old 07-31-2013, 12:41 PM   #376
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Runing up the Espinazo del Diablo from Mazatlán on SR's DRZ400, on the way back to Durango.

SR is holding one hand on the bar and the other hand operating his Pentax WG

Tricepilot Tip: Don't leave your rain jacket with your gear in Mazatlán because you expect the route back across the Sierra to be dry as the forecast.

Expect freezing rain! Because it did!

You can have fun cutting lines (good and bad) on the Espinazo - but don't forget to keep an eye out for the trucker using your lane to make 2 for his path.

Also, rumor has it that the truckers on the Espinazo get a little "help" in the form of, well, let's just say "performance enhancing drugs" to keep them alert. Popped-up truckers, that's what we like!

Notice the kickout for the bush at 00:28
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:49 PM   #377
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More importantly, finally its ( and my first ride post arm break) shakedown ride camping in the jungles of Thailand on some singletrack.



I'll slowly get it accustomed to the mud and clay of SEA but it sure would like a shot at three foot deep sand whoops and rocky singletrack desert rides.

Maxxis have been removed, Tubliss inserted and other mods for its life of multi week offroading trips.

If you post a RR of you Baja trip I'd love it you can PM me a link. Offroading and DS ride reports are what I enjoy.

Thanks again for the RR.

If you were doing the ride unsupported what gas range would you need on this ride?
To answer your last question first, it would be really, really hard to do this ride unsupported unless you stashed gas on some of the legs or were absolutely sure you could find ejidos to buy gas.

I will definitely do a RR on the upcoming Baja adventure. Your tale has me thinking to take the KTM500 and not rent one of Baja Bound's Hondas. Still up in the air.

Interestingly, Tim Morton likes inserts in the front tire as well (keeps a heavy duty tube in the back). I have one ready to go if I take the KTM.

I still can't believe you're having the time of your life in Thailand! Add pics of Thai girls!
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:53 PM   #378
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Trice,
You will love the Baja riding pleasures.

More proof of the dangers....:




Thanks for showing us parts of God's Middle Finger
I never thought of adding a zipper to my ankle for maintenance purposes!

Muy divertido (lots of fun) to get back there into the Sierra Madre, right where God's Middle Finger was centered. I still think it's an amped-up book, but then again, our ride management was in touch with the "unauthorized authorities" so we had zero issues with the territorial bosses.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:56 PM   #379
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Hey Bob at your advanced age I can see why your after Salma for her money!
Does Striking Viking still live in Mazatlan?
jajajajajajaja I'll take .00001% of Salma's wealth - that would give me enough to vagabond the earth for a long time.

I haven't emailed Glen in a while but I do think he still has a condo in Maz, but not the one I visited him at, he sold that one IIRC.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:04 PM   #380
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Uh-oh, SR was recently seen in Washington State on a rented Triumph Explorer 1200XC





Does this mean the days of the brand-new Yammy WR450R are already over?
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:07 PM   #381
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Runing up the Espinazo del Diablo from Mazatlán on SR's DRZ400, on the way back to Durango.
The Espinazo is always fun. Even on dirt bikes. I was tempted to turn that DRZ into a supermotard specifically for running it.

If it looks like we are in slow motion in this video, we kind of are. I asked Trice to slow down so I could film him. It is hard to go full bore while filming with one hand.

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Old 07-31-2013, 01:09 PM   #382
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Thanks for this great report and glad you have found the dirty side of motorcycling. I ride street and dirt and find street riding almost boring next to riding off road, also I have been to Copper Canyon twice and it is a thousand miles one way from my house so I may never take the time to ride the Sierra Madre. SR, You are a lucky man to be able to live and ride in this area.
I guarantee that if you make the time, you'll have a memory for a lifetime

Remember, you don't have to do the full Ruta, you can connect with SR and Miguel and Alex (etc) and do nice segments. A loop around the Baluarte would be a perfect example.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:22 PM   #383
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Uh-oh, SR was recently seen in Washington State on a rented Triumph Explorer 1200XC


Does this mean the days of the brand-new Yammy WR450R are already over?

Mt. Rainier.

The new Triumph ExplorerXC is amazing! Three cylinders, 135 Hp and very nice ergs. Unbelievably powerful and fun to ride, and sounds cool too!

The days of the new Yammy are just beginning, but that Triumph was fun for a weekend!

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Old 07-31-2013, 03:33 PM   #384
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SR in Washington?

What are you doing there?
I have the scooter in Seattle, but I am in the Floating jail house...
There's always next time....
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but I am in the Floating jail house...

That pic you showed me of floating jail house looks bad ass. You think fish and game would mind it if we took it on the Kenai?

One of these days I'm getting back down to Mexico to ride with all you payasos.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:35 PM   #386
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What are you doing there?
I have the scooter in Seattle, but I am in the Floating jail house...
There's always next time....
I had a meeting in Idaho and popped in to see my brother in Seattle for the weekend. He rides a BMW R1150R, when it's not raining in Seattle that is? We did a loop around the Cascades starting with Whidbey Island, then east on HW 20 to Wenatche and back through Rainier NP. It was very scenic and fun. Not a drop of rain and hardly a cloud in the sky.

I should have got a hold of some other inmates including you GS, but we were moving fast. We did a 750 miles in 48 hours, from the time I picked up the bike Friday 4:30 pm until Sunday at 4:30. We saw hundreds of other bikes maybe a thousand. Very friendly riders up in the Great NW, almost everyone waves. The Triumph is very fast and fun to ride!

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Old 07-31-2013, 06:13 PM   #387
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I had a meeting in Idaho and popped in to see my brother in Seattle for the weekend. He rides a BMW R1150R, when it's not raining in Seattle that is? We did aloop around the Cascades starting with Whidbey island, then east on HW 20 to Wenatche and back through Rainier NP. It was very scenic and fun. Not a drop of rain and hardly a cloud in the sky.

I should have got a hold of some other inmates including you GS, but we were moving fast. We did a 750 miles in 48 hours from the time I picked up the bike Friday 4:30 pm to until Sunday 4:30. We saw hundreds of other bikes maybe a thousand. Very friendly riders up in the Great NW, almost everyone waves. The Triumph is very fast and fun to ride!
Well SR what do you think......is there a Tiger in your future?
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Well SR what do you think......is there a Tiger in your future?
I think the 1200xc is a little over the top to own in Mexico. Plus, I just got a new dirt bike, so I don't see it in my near future. I know you have the 800 Tiger. I'm happy with the Wee STROM for now, but I'd definitely consider trading it for a Tiger 800 next.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:06 PM   #389
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Edited the OP to include the final version of the Ruta YouTube video

Thanks to SR for pointing it out

Mexico & off-road - you can't beat it
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #390
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TP, I just picked up your Jersey and a hard copy of the new video from Walter. You will have to come down and pick it up.

The video came Ok. I think last years video was more well done but it's still fun to watch.
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