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Old 08-20-2014, 10:50 AM   #136
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Great trip Rocket thanks for making it happen! One of my favourite RR. I see you live in my old home town of Victoria !
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:06 AM   #137
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Globalt38: The spare was just a replacement TKC front as the one I rode down there was already a little chewed up at the beginning of a 3K mile trip. Better safe then sorry

DaFoole: From you that's a huge compliment! Your RR was one of the big reasons why I decided to go to Baja in the first place. Now that I've gone I'm already looking at leaving the new position and going back to Per Diem status so I can head back down again.(not kidding)

Max: San Quintin to Tecate isn't that far actually, easy days ride, just keep in mind if you're doing that ride in one day you're skipping over a ton of stuff. To me, Baja is a 100-150 mile per day max ride. Too much stuff to see, eat and drink then riding 200+ days can do justice.

Ben: Doood, keep me posted. I may very well be game to head down with you guys. By all means PM me when you have an idea when you're going.

Borscht: Absolutely, I'll post an inventory and review here soon. There were certainly things I would pack differently for next time. As for the tires, as long as you go into the trip knowing you're looking at 3K miles, a fresh pair of tires is likely all you need before departing. I old brought an extra because I knew I was going to be pushing my luck by the end of the trip. Didn't need to swap it out.

Rocketgrrrl: Thanks P, it was enriching and an absolute blast to travel w you! Couldn't ask for a better friend or riding partner. Nicole and I are aldready talking about heading North your way to meet up and try the Canadian beer :)

advmoto66, kenru, shooby ubermick, rides2little, Anand7, dano619 and everyone else who commented and followed along, thanks for posting and keeping me motivated to keep writing. I'm glad you guys enjoyed the write up!
2012 F800gs triple black. Ride Reports:Bajalamadingdong COLORADO IRELAND CO to CA CA to CO The Great California U-Turn
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:28 AM   #138
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Great report. Thanks for taking us along. Looks like a ton of fun.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:07 AM   #139
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Originally Posted by BRUTSQD View Post

To me, Baja is a 100-150 mile per day max ride. Too much stuff to see, eat and drink then riding 200+ days can do justice.
Great report........

You're so right on the 100-150 mile a day ride.

We had the best time taking our time and absorbing as much Baja as we could.
Plus it was nice to be off the bike and chilling with a dozen cold ones early in the day on a beach if we near one.

They say on here Baja gets in your blood....that is so true.

I found out as you have.
Baja in 2015 2-up on a KTM990R
Shhh, doesn't know yet whoops she does now

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Old 08-25-2014, 08:12 PM   #140
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Well done sir!
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