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DIRT • Trail - Motocross - Adventure / Re: Baja 2019
« Last post by dub on Today at 12:42:09 pm »
Here's 163 more posts about the trip with a ton more pictures if any one is interested. http://bayarearidersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=532699
DIRT • Trail - Motocross - Adventure / Re: Baja 2019
« Last post by dub on Today at 12:29:32 pm »
Day 3 - Rest day ride around Bahía Concepción

Some slept in and had a lazy ride to get tacos in flip flops. Others went on a day ride around the bay. I almost didn’t go because it was a lot of slab to get to the South end of the bay, 73 miles, the most we would ride in one day all trip. But I’m glad I went because riding up the peninsula was awesome.

Dima flying the drone.

Bikes at Hotel Terrazas.

Day 4 - Muluge to San Juanico

This was the day my mousse burnt up after the 47 miles of slab down to MX1 from Mulege.

This sandy 2-track went on a for a little while, then dumped us out on the beach near the point at La Bocana where we rode 20 miles on the beach into San Juanico. Sally taking in the view:

Day 5 - San Juanico to San Ignacio

Another cool Baja experience, riding the salt flats through El Datil.

More of Rebekah’s Desert Portrait Studio while we waited for Dima to catch up after flying the drone.

Day 6 - San Ignacio to BOLA via Green Door Trail

Taking a break on Green Door Trail while the going was still easy. There is a trail that goes East/West, but then you turn North and it’s just making your way through the washes slaloming cactuses.

Once again we were the last group to arrive back to BOLA.

The next two days were spent making our way back North, which included the bastion of free markets that is the border vendors.

DIRT • Trail - Motocross - Adventure / Baja 2019
« Last post by dub on Today at 12:29:02 pm »
I was in Baja last month, here is an abbreviated report. It's kind of short on the details, mostly just the pictures I took.

As usual, looking back I didn’t take as many pictures as I wish I had. Such is life.


Bikes lined up at the hotel, ready for battle.

Tom fixing the clutch line he broke before the ride even began, with plenty of backup.

Day 0 - 22 Day Trail to Window Rock

Some did 22 Day Trail, some did Window Rock, still others said, ‘why not both?!’.

Mark and Dima making it to the top of a rocky little hill climb that was a lot more tricky than it looked.

Rob crashed at the very bottom.

Here he comes.

Panorama of desert scenery.

Dima piloting the beastly 640 up another tricky little climb. Less rocky, but steeper than the first.

Day 1 - BOLA to San Ignacio

Will packed everything including his neighbor’s kitchen sink.

I wonder if that had something do with with burying his rear end in the sand?

Riding on the beach in Baja really is a super cool experience. It was definitely something I was looking forward to on this trip. I got to do it a few times and it did not disappoint

Rebekah likes to play around with the portrait settings on her phone while we wait.

Rebekah is always the one taking the pictures, so it was nice to get a good one of her on the beach.

Day 2 - San Ignacio to Muluge

You can see that little out and back on the route South of El Patrocinio. We did a little exploring trying to make our way across the Mesas and hook up with the high road further south. It didn't work out.

I took zero pictures this day. Oops.

Trackdays 2018 - SSA & Others - General Chat / Track Days for 2019
« Last post by A DRAGON on February 15, 2019, 05:36:04 pm »
Hey Yo.  Is anyone other than 22slow  and I doing track days this year?  If so Let me know and maybe she and I will meet you at the track.   

My favorite providers are Carter's and Pacific. Wana do Thunderhill as much as possible and maybe a date at Laguna Seca and Miller in Utah. I won't do Z2.  So please let us know.
The Garage / Re: Tire install prices
« Last post by GreenMachine on February 13, 2019, 04:55:46 pm »
Excellent!   Thx Dub!
The Garage / Re: Tire install prices
« Last post by dub on February 13, 2019, 04:49:43 pm »
The Garage / Re: Tire install prices
« Last post by GreenMachine on February 13, 2019, 04:22:32 pm »
Been looking at tire lever "spoons."   Any recommendations of good ones for painted rims?   Rich and Co. always did a good job on mine, even buttering up edge.   Prices range from $22 - ~90.

Will be doing tire changes for a dirt bike with spokes, as well as, my street bike rims.  If there's a couple different sets people would recommend, I'm all ears.

Also, I suppose I need to get self-adhering lead balancing weights too and that waxing butter too. 
General Discussion / Re: Off topic: Meet at Moonrocks this Saturday 1/26/19
« Last post by GreenMachine on February 03, 2019, 02:49:55 pm »
Only had two birds today, but 5 people.  I think between the colder temperatures, snow, and them getting a little soggy from landing on bushes that were wet, we got skunked.  No rabbit kills. They chased about a dozen of them, but all were able to elude our hawk predators.

Lost two pounds walking though, so it was a nice low impact workout, plus I got more information on what it's like to be in falconry.

As we were leaving a Golden Eagle sored over use in a thermal, steadily gaining altitude.  It may have just been freeloading off the favorable winds, because he didn't drop down for an attack on any of the areas were we had seen jacks.

I think before the end of the season, which will be in about a month, I'm going to see about taking some food and drinks out there so we can hang out and socialize.  It wouldn't take much, just a portable BBQ, snacks and beer.   Who can resist hot food after a long 4 - 6 mile walk?

General Discussion / Re: Off topic: Meet at Moonrocks this Saturday 1/26/19
« Last post by GreenMachine on January 28, 2019, 02:57:19 pm »
I'm hooked!

Definitely going again ASAP.  Loved every aspect of Dirt Hawking.

If y'all are interested, again PM me if you'd like to go on your own schedule or let me know if you'd like to carpool out there and we can go as a group.  So long as it's only a couple people at a time, the master falconer actually encourages the participation.  But large groups become a mass of confusion.  K.I.S.S.

There's a place outside Rocklin, CA, that does public events for about $150/pp, on their schedule, you have to go to them and take an entire day just about for it all.  Here, you just meet up with the master falconer and his beautiful birds of prey, introduce yourself, and the day begins walking out into the sage.  A couple hours and the birds are done and exercised.

It's kinda of trippy having raptors buzz you as they travel from lookout to lookout, but that only happened occasionally.  They're excitable about starting their hunting routine and just as eager to head home.  If you drive a truck and pass by the master falconer's vehicle while his birds are there, they may chase your truck.  It was something they did as youngsters for training.  They'd pull a target simulating a rabbit behind a truck and the birds would chase. 

Hunting with feathers rather than iron, as they did before rifles and archery.

General Discussion / Off topic: Meet at Moonrocks this Saturday 1/26/19
« Last post by GreenMachine on January 24, 2019, 10:45:14 am »
Not riding, but hiking & hunting with a Master Falconer in that region on Saturday with his birds of prey.  Not sure how many birds will be hunting or how many falconers will be there.   We will probably just observe and try to not get in his way, although we might also be asked to scurry up game ahead of his hunters.

For more information PM me.  It's by invitation only, so I'll give any of you the information to ask the Falconer directly.  Chances are he'll say yes immediately, since I'm already signed up.   :egyptian

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