Road Trip to Baja March 2012

Discussion in 'Pictures' started by Geoff, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    Spent 10 days on the road down to Baja, and back. Rode thru gully washer`s in L.A. coming and going, you couldn`t see 50 yards in front of you.

    Went whale watching......actually whale TOUCHING, in the Pacific, fishing on the Sea of Cortez, and in between, had sooo much fun, I can`t begin to recount everything that happened.

    I was accompanied by some good friends.......some old, and some new.

    I took alot of pictures, went thru and put together some to post here...........I needed to post all these, I don`t think you can get the flavor of the trip with any less.

    Soooooo here we go......................

    FJR ready to go Friday afternoon............no rain yet.
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    Tyler and Dorothy will be riding along.
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    Curt will be along also. No rain yet in Paso Robles.
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    Not 5 miles down the road from Paso Robles, it starts raining.

    We spend the night in Santa Maria.........woke up to rain. Would not see the sun until past Ensenada Mex.
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  2. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    Santa Maria to Santee Ca. noooo pictures,because it was ...............RAINING.

    Took a little side trip off Hy 101, along the coast, Hy1 thru Malibu for lunch.
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    Curt checking in with someone.....................................Andy.:biggrin
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    "Curt......are you going to eat that, or just admire it."
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    No pictures of the run down to Santee, due to, are you ready for it......................................RAIN.
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  3. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    What to do when you are already wet, and it`s still raining............get in the hot tub.
    Sally, Dorothy, Curt, Scott, Sue.
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    Sunday morning pre-ride meeting.......Tyler is still sleeping.
    Sue, Scott, Isaac, Tyler.
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    Jim, Sally, Dorothy.
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    Entering Mexico at the Tecate crossing. No pictures of the ride down, due to ........................you know why.
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    Look the sun is out.......we need to go in and get our necessary visa to continue.
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  4. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    Started to rain again.......wait a minute, that`s not rain.
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    That`s hail.
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    Time to get some Peso`s..........at least it`s dry in here.
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    On the road past Ensenada.......no pictures, you know.....rain.
    First gas stop, Pemex is the ony gas brand in Mexico.
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    First lunch in Baja, I was alittle apprehensive about the food.................. It was great, and they served bottled water.
    This place is on the route for the Baja 1000.
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  5. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    Look the Sun.
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    Scott doing a race pit stop on his chain.
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    Sally, Chris, Curt.
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  6. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    Dinner Sunday night in El Rosario.
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    Tyler, Scott, Curt, Jim, Sue.
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    Sally, Dorothy.
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  7. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    Monday morning........NO RAIN.
    El Rosario to the next Pemex station is about 220 miles. Dorothy`s FZ1 is empty at 160 miles........that is why I`m carrying 4gal of gas on the back of my FJR.............can you say flaming bomb, waiting to happen.:runaway
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    Landscape in Baja is always changing...............boulders.
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    To Cacutas forest
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  8. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
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    Dorothy
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    Back to desert again.
    That`s 80 Km/Hr....my FJR is metric, however brought up on MPH........................so we went 80 mph.
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    Baja Hy 1 toward Guerro Negro.
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  9. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    Time to gas up Dorothy`s FZ.
    That truck in the back ground is selling gas out of a drum,
    you just don`t know when he will be there,
    so you carry your own.
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    Here comes the group.
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    Jim on his Multistrada.
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    Sue on her 650GS
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    Tyler and her Spyder......Sally on her Bmw.
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  10. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    Sally is from England, she travels alot, and has been out here on a number of Sue, and Scott`s rides.
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    In Baja you never know what`s coming your way..........like no pavement.
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    Dorothy dirting it.
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    Still smiling.
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    Scott wanted to race me, so while I was racing him, I took his picture.:angel
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  11. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    Coming into Guerro Negro for lunch.
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    Where`s Gordo???
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    Right here cooking some tasty tacos.
    Chris, Curt in foreground.
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    Tyler like`s it.
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  12. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    South again towards San Ignacio.
    Always wear your seat belt.
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    Some of what you run into on Baja Hy 1........When they built the road, they didn`t go overboard on the pavement.
    This semi just fits into his lane, with no runoff on the side of the road, road just drops off about 3 ft., don`t drop a wheel off, and don`t even think about stopping.
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    Our home for the next 3 days.
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    Office.
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    Dinning area.
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  13. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    This water is safe to drink.:rad
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    Path to my "Yurt."
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    My "Yurt.'
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  14. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    My Yurt came with a cute blond.
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    My own waterfront view.
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    Skyilght.
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  15. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    We had a large patio, so it became party central.

    Jim and Dorothy.
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    Chris, Sue, Scott.
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    Tyler.
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    Scott trying to keep the riffraff out.
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  16. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    Curt changed alot in Baja.:rad
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    Sue will drink to that.
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    Tyler watching the sun set.
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    "Yes Geoff you have to dress for dinner."
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    Dinner was a mystery........very flavorful with a pepper jelly......
    Sorry Leslie it was goat........damm tasty. :drool
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  17. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    View of the spring feed lake in front of my Yurt.
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    Tuesday was a trip to the Luguna De San Ignacio, winter home to the Pacific Gray Whale.
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    We traveled by van, the road is dirt most of the way, with deep sand in places, not good for my FJR.
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  18. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    First look at the lagoon.
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    Scott and Sue.
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    Tyler and Curt.
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    There were 9, so we needed 2 boats.
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    Anybody see anything.
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  19. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    Well ya................
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    Curt in foreground.
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    Splash and maybe they will come......................
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  20. Geoff

    Geoff "I`m just going for a short ride."

    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Name:
    Geoff
    Yes they will.........
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    Vistas were stunning.
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    Daniel was our captain.
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    Scott wanted to race in........that turned out just like Hy 1.:laughing
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    All you could eat lunch was provided, again fresh fish, a great pea soup.:thumbup
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