No kidding, That's exactly why I told him he should contact these guys for advice. How is that giving a false sense of security? I can see how you could take my original post as meaning "you" specifically, but it wasn't meant that way. So I've changed some words in that post. There was absolutely nothing wrong with what you wrote. The NC guys should absolutely contact Fred Brown. The Browns are FAR more preparred for Baja than many other racers, even better than lots of guys from Calif.