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26 Days In Mexico. XRR/950adv/DRZ, 4900km of Taco Attacks!

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Hello every one.

The pictures below are of "Scottie"{klx/drz}, "madman mark" {950 adventure}, and myself {xr650r} on our low budget adventure of Mexico.

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Jan 4th. Pre Trip.

They say preparation is key!

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Jan 6th / 7th 2007.

Victoria BC to San Diego CA non stop. 22 hours and lots of fuel stops.

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On the road down the I5

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Luxurous rotating sleeping accommodations on the drive down:thumbsup:

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Las Angeles CA. Where there is razor wire to keep hood rats from painting on the highway signs.

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3 big bikes in one van:applause:

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Our host family in SD CA. Keyna, Daisy, and Chris. thanks guys!

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Pics work for me! they look good man, and that is funny to see you got three bikes in the van!!! Did you drive through Bend, Oregon? I figure you would almost have to because you took the 97 hwy right?

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Jan 8th. 350km.

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Note how clean the bikes look here!

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Getting our paper work sorted on the US side of Tacate.

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First of many taco stands.

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Grabbing some cash in Encenata.

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Our first attempt at finding a camp spot. 2 hours of riding and no great view point camping that we had imagined.

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Finaly found the road that goes up.

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This is where i was wishing the XR had an electric start.

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The view we where looking for for sun set. but no camping up there.

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We ended up going back down and out to the beach for the night.

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Thats awsome. I wished i could take off and do something like that. I bet you guys had a blast.:applause: Did youhave any major problems at all? Ive been wanting to test ride a KTM 950.

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Jan 9th. 185km.

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Good morning Pacifico!

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Sea lions where there to remind us it was morning.

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Scotty doing a last min upgrade to his bag supports to keep them off the exhaust.

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Map consultation. trying to find the track that fallows the ocean.

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That is me up ahead looking for away down and over. no go! smallest drop was about 2m vert.

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Othere side looks easy but no way down.

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In land we go!

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Lunch.

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Yummmeee!!!!

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At this point we are getting up in to the mountains. near EL Coyote.

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This section of loose sad or rocky road is the 2006 baja1000 course.

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Some sections i cant imagine how you would get a pro truck through {width} or a stock class 37 bug {steepness}........

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To camp? or to move on?...........

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Beans and tuna............., a gourmet dinner after 12 hour ride!

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Jan 10th. 185km.

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This place, our camp {3-5km north of mikes S R} was the quietest place i have been on earth. no wind, no people, no cars, no animals making noise, nothing......... i have camped on most of the continents but nothing like this!

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Maintance.

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10w of pumping stereo sound! well worth the weight!

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BAJA has a death sentence. less and less water every year. these mountains used to have enough vegetation to support animals and ranchers.

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Off we go.

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Baja Cal N Highway patrole

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On the baja 1000 course again.

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These ones are the best to sit on! i did......

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big bike+ deep sand+ massive whoops= true determination!

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Scott and I got off track fallowing the baja1000 markers. missed the turn to the Laguna De Diablo. a few km of backtracking, a crackly radio conversation, and then this to make it there with out too much backtracking.

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The "lake".

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Continued on next page!

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50km, no water.......

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Off the silt onto the deep sand.

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Hotel in San Felipe.

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Sand = pain! the 950 gave mark a kiss.

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Jan 11th. 178 km.

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The saddle bags we had where no appreciating all the wight and off road conditions. they where ripping left right and center. here is Scott sewing his .

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Another very good breakfast.

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An abandoned beach resort on the road south.

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Full whale skeleton.

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Can you spot the bike and rider?

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The not so mighty Nissan Multi wasn't quite cut out for the Baja!

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Gas station in the middle of nowhare

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Met a few guys riding from the US. nice guys, cant remember there names.

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Setting up camp at another abandoned palapa.

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Jan 12th. 205km.

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sun rise on the sea of Cortes.

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It it hard to see in the picture but there had been a crazy wind storm all night and morning. i thought my brand new tent was going to bust its aluminum poles.

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Eating in the wind proof van.

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Back on the road south.

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There is a guy in this place who sells beers for $5 each to passers by......... any how for some reason her has become a celebrity with the guys from the US who ride through there.

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I thought this old building would be a good wind free place to camp but it turned out to be a very old jail. too nasty inside to camp.

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Camping out in the desert.

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sun sets on a great day!

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Jan 13th. 203km

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Life!

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Another meal of beans and tuna

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Endless cactus forest.

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First flat of the trip. trying to break the bead on a 4.5" wide rim with tire irons..........not working.

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The XR with me leaning on it and 2 tire irons on the wheel finally got the tire off the bead.

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This was the "town" of San Rafael.

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this guy was it!. His trailer, shed, and outbuildings where the whole town. he was a nice guy and made the best burrito i have ever had. fresh hand made tortilla and boiled beans. you can see part of one in marks hand. Free and he didn't want any $ for the 3 he gave us.

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This was the heart of his tire repair business and wasn't working....

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This is a Toyota land cruiser BJ-75 rolled off a bank and burnt to a crisp. Baja is crule,.... and can even finish off the mighty land cruiser.

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Looks great. How many miles total?

Look up:thumbsup:

"26 Days In Mexico. XRR/950adv/DRZ, 4900km of Taco Attacks!"

4900 km= 3050 mi

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map gazing at an abandoned military checkpoint.

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A crows nest.

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Command center.

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This is marks second flat rear tire in one day! Lunch time on the beach.

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Random things left by gringos.

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Mitsubishi Rural Access phone.

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So good!

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This crazy guy got that fish free diving with just a speer and a mask.

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This would be round 3 in the same day! All nails!

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camping out again.

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Epic!!!! One of the best threads on this forum in a long time!!! keep the photos coming!!!

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Wow...great thread! :applause: That's a serious Baja ride...I feel very wimpy now...you guys are tough as nails man :lol:. Post more pics please. :lol:

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