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Old 02-06-2015, 11:35 PM   #1
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Just a Qwik Trip to Baja

We leave a week from this Monday.(2/16) but I just wanted to get started. The riders Pics to be posted at a later date. We are Going down for My Birthday. I figure that's a good excuse for a thousand miles or so of Baja dirt, sand, silt, and rocks.
My first time doing Baja so I'm really looking forward to it. So, the riders are
Tim/Qwik, 950ADV, Bert/Big Nasty BRP, 990ADVS, Dave/Michelle/DHeimer, and his Girlfriend/990ADV, Kevin/Mariah/DeCon and his girlfriend, 990ADV Baja, Steven/Michelle/Yamadak13R and his wife/ 13Multistrada on TKC80s, Donovan/Hollywood, BMW GS1200, and a couple other possibles.

Crossing over at Tecate on Tuesday the 17th and then shooting down to San Felipe for Feesh Tacos and Cervezas. The only one of the main group that has been down there is Big Nasty(My Brother) so he has done me the favor of doing the homework of rough planning the riding. I'm really looking forward to roosting a little Baja sand and soil. I personally have done about. $1600 in mods to my bike getting it ready for the trip. Oberon slave/Spacer, CJDesigns Clutch reservoir, Garmin Montana 600/Ram Mount, SE Frame guards, 908RR rear tire and Scorpion Rally front, Wolfman Expedition Bags, some Misc. Tools, Rigid 6"spot/flood combo and custom CJDESIGNS bracket, new chain and Sprockets, new Boots and gloves for me, and a whole bunch of Steekers for the kids and Slim Jim's for the Federales.
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:12 AM   #2
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Have a blast. Thirteen of us just got back from Baja last weekend. We rode approx 975 total miles -better than half in the dirt. There was very little dust. My air filter is still red (Unifilter) which is unbelievable. Do your best not to ride at night either on or off road. There are numerous unmark hazards. Heading west towards Scorpian Bay at night (10 hours or so on the bikes), one of our guys narrowly missed falling off the side of the road as it was missing. A huge chunk of the pavement had been washed away in a flood and he shot passed it at about 50MPH -missing it by about 8 inches. In November a riders friend fell into an unmarked dirt hole at slow speed at night. He was unhurt and they got the bike out but there are thousands of unmarked hazards.

Do your research and look into your routes, if you are on larger adventure bikes. We went on a road, can't remember the name right now, that last year was a dirt road and this year was more like the Rubicon Trail. The recent hurricane washed it away. We were on Honda XRs and a KTM 690 and it was very difficult.


The people were super cool and the food and beer was great. Have a great time.
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:19 AM   #3
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I'm reading that report on BARF right now. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:12 PM   #4
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Baja

Are you trying to get me killed before we even start!!??
I thought we were better friends than that.
My girlfriends name is SHELLY, not Michelle, and shes a redhead, so you know IM already in trouble because you named some other girl.
Im likely going to get stabbed in the night long before we ever get to Mexico, thanks buddy.




And another with Donovan and I with his tractor last fall.

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Old 02-07-2015, 04:20 PM   #5
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Are you trying to get me killed before we even start!!??
I thought we were better friends than that.
My girlfriends name is SHELLY, not Michelle, and shes a redhead, so you know IM already in trouble because you named some other girl.
Im likely going to get stabbed in the night long before we ever get to Mexico, thanks buddy.]
I just don't understand why Kelly's upset with you?
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:55 AM   #6
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Ok the ride has started, Idaho riders and the Mormon duck riding made man and co-pilot have started south. I thought I would add a few pictures from my last trip.

this guy call me a pussy but at the time I was cool with it.

Baja is calling me back

Baja phone charging station and beer stop

this would be why Coco called me a pussy I was not riding I had three broken ribs and cracked T6. I hope this ride goes better.
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:23 PM   #7
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We were on the road at waytozerodarkearly this morning. My poor dog thought we were on our way duck hunting. It was somewhere around 30 degrees and now about 75 miles north of Vegas it's 70 and sunny! Yay, finally t-shirt weather.
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:18 PM   #8
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Im likely going to get stabbed in the night long before we ever get to Mexico, thanks buddy.

After you get stabbed, will she be needing another man? Not good to let a beautiful redhead go to waste
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:05 AM   #9
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25 hours to go before my departure ( flipping sucks having to be at work
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:39 AM   #10
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Thumb 2-up riders, i'm in



Nice to see a few riding 2-up.

I'll be doing the same in 2 months.

Have fun and be safe.
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:37 PM   #11
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Have fun, our group will be about a week behind you!
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:35 PM   #12
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Baja trip report + 950 KTM = subscribed..

Qwik I thought you were doing the trip 2up too?
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:27 AM   #13
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There was a possibility but it didn't work out. So I'm gonna play in the dirt instead.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:31 AM   #14
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This is gonna be good.

I'm in
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:54 PM   #15
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Well after checking and double checking luggage for any sharp objects that may be carried by Shelly I decided I was safe. We are currently at the Marine Base, MCRD in San Diego. I graduated boot camp here 27 years ago, spent 21 years in the Marine Corps and this was the first time I have ever set foot back on the base.....first thing was first, had to get a squared away Marine hair cut. Seemed strange to get a haircut here when my first Marine haircut was on this base so many years ago. Tomorrow morning we cross the border.
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