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Old 02-19-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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Three Airheads. Two Weeks...Baja, lead by El Presidente

Okay, first off I am NOT good at taking pictures so lower your expectations I am also not the best story teller so if you want to back out now is the time

I have never been to Baja on a Motorcyle, but I heard from a few buddies that they were going down for a few weeks and I thought, why not?

I have to thank my amazing wife for letting me do this and my wonderful mother for helping out with the kids.

We are off for two weeks of Baja in Mexico! We are at Steamboat Dave's place in Green Valley now and we leave tomorrow morning. Shearboy2004 (Mark Loffhagen) and I left the Fort Collins, Colorado area around 12:30 Tuesday morning. We couldn't sleep and decided to just load up and take off! We arrived in Truth or Consequences New Mexico for the start of the trip...and was it ever! I will post pics of that day and a few of the culprits soon
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:41 PM   #2
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Ok, for those of you who know here are my riding buddies On the left, the infamous Shearboy, Mark Loffhagen. Absolutely one of the best guys I know. He has me in stitches all day with just his accent His comments are pretty hilarious as well. I will have to quote him from time to time, he can give Ron Burgandy a run for his money. On the right, Steamboat Dave Williams, El Presidente Dave is the steady, organized and all around leader of the pack We will follow this guy anywhere

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Old 02-19-2014, 09:46 PM   #3
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So the trip started Monday night with Mark and I planning to meet Dave at his vacation home in Green Valley Arizona. We decided to trailer (which sucks because we wanted to ride but Colorado weather would have none of that) to Truth or Consequences New Mexico. The plan was Mark was to be at my house Tuesday morning at 5:30 am.

Monday night Mark and I start to text and flirt with earlier departure times. I kept moving the time back and finally he says, why don't I just come get you now? We could drive all night and take turns sleeping, when we get to TorC I know a great ride to the top of a mountain. I checked with the wife and got the ok and we were off!

Mark picked me up at 12:30 am and we were on our way! Baja here we come with a few stops along the way...
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:14 PM   #4
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:59 PM   #6
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:25 AM   #8
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So Mark and I got to TorC around 11:00 am and he wanted to take me on a short easy ride...I stress "short and easy" We were supposed to go for a ride on the Palomas Gap road and end up at the top of a local mountain that overlooks TorC.

A few wrong turns later and we ran into this



which led us to some of this



and a bit rougher



and the rest of the time was spent navigating through big boulders and watermelon sized rocks









Until we hit this...and had to turn around





We had each only had a few hours of sleep in the car on the way up and since we were not supposed to be doing anything hard we didn't eat before we rode or pack any energy snacks...oops! It took us about 4.5 hours to go 20 miles...AWESOME!
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:07 AM   #9
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Save something for the rest of the trip boyz!!!!

have fun , can't wait to follow along!!!!
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:11 AM   #10
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Remember to bang the rocks together boys.

So let me get this straight,
Mark, R100GS, airhead Check.
Dave, R100GS, airhead Check.
Dusty, no R100GS so he must be the airhead, Check

Looks like fun.

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Old 02-20-2014, 11:41 AM   #11
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get those detours out your system now.....once Dave's along - you won't have time for those!


and that doesn't look like any way I got up to the towers
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Remember to bang the rocks together boys.

So let me get this straight,
Mark, R100GS, airhead Check.
Dave, R100GS, airhead Check.
Dusty, no R100GS so he must be the airhead, Check

Looks like fun.

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If you make it as far as Mulege,stop on by.The door is always open.
Thanks Tim! I will have El Presidente get in touch with you Steamboat Dave to the white courtesy phone
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