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Old 08-20-2014, 11:50 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, 10:06 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!
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:28 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, 12:07 PM   #139
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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.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:12 PM   #140
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:41 PM   #141
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great report. gonna be very helpful for planning my first trip into baja in march.

i'll also be heading up to sacramento afterwards, you still up in that area??
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:32 AM   #142
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Great report! How did I miss this one?
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:36 AM   #143
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Excellent RR, I really enjoyed reading it.

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Old 12-12-2014, 09:37 PM   #144
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Thanks gentlemen!

One Fat Roach: You'll be a month ahead of me in Baja, I'm heading back down for another 3 weeks in mid Jan. I should be back home in Sacramento in march if you need a couch to crash on or beer to drink.
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:39 AM   #145
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Great RR...thanks for taking us along!
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:47 PM   #146
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One Fat Roach: You'll be a month ahead of me in Baja, I'm heading back down for another 3 weeks in mid Jan. I should be back home in Sacramento in march if you need a couch to crash on or beer to drink.
Sounds good! Would be awesome to compare notes and stories over some brews.

I'll be making Sacramento my new short term home for the summer until I save up money for another adventure. See you soon, travel safe!
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:36 AM   #147
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I'm heading back down for another 3 weeks in mid Jan.


Oh goodie, I can see another awesome RR coming soon.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:52 AM   #148
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I just stumbled on this yesterday, great RR. I just picked up an F8GS, I've done a long weekend in Baja on my DRZ, (We stayed at the place in San Felipe where the bachelorettes were, great spot) but now I'm planning a longer trip with the F-n GS. Not sure how long, but you've definitely added a few places to my must-see list.

As far as food goes, it seems like the street food is a better bet in Mexico then the tourist places. The cheap places where the locals eat seem to have fresher food because of higher demand. I'd rather eat at a crappy looking street taco stand with a line of locals out front then a big fancy restaurant with no one inside. The only RR I've seen with a food-related issue where the riders ate local was Blakebird's.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:03 PM   #149
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Great RR

Really enjoyed the report.
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:43 AM   #150
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GREAT RR LOVED IT
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