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    Caselli Memorial and the best article I've seen

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    Mike's Sky Ranch contact

    They are probably still recovering from the Matlock Circus that was there this weekend.
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    Matomi Wash Conditions?

    I think I saw a little while back a post on RaceDez that the rains a couple years ago made a new rock slide in the narrow rocky area and they their opinion was it would take a gnarly jeep rock crawler to get thru. So that was the guys 4-wheel prognosis. Next time guys ride down to visit if SF we plan on field tripping out to check out Matomi. I look forward to your after ride story. And as far as Izufre and Huatamote, we did that Saturday and everywhere the water ran it is still pretty smooth but soft now. The regular whoops up the hill to the top of Huatamote are as always and a couple short sections near the top of Izufre. Enjoy before the next race.
  4. Thanks for the heads up. Just got to Cabo today and we would probably have stopped by there sometime in our three days. Gracias!
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    2011 Baja 1000

    Raining HARD right now in San Felipe!
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    Diablo beer shack still there?

    In relation to the Diablo Dry Lake, if you are going south across the lake bed, at the end you do a little zigzag thru some brush and just before you bust out across the small lake bed there is a wood shack, a small travel trailer and a couple broke down trucks all in a small fenced compound just off to the left about 100 yards. Looks like from the race map it is around mile 233. That's it! $2 for a tall boy, drink up.
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    Diablo beer shack still there?

    Jose does have cold beer if his truck isn't broke down. He goes into town on Thursdays so plan for that and come by late in the day on Thursdays. The ram's head was for sale for $300 US, but no way you can get that by customs.
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    Tecate boarder crossing this past weekend

    When the commercial port is open you have to leave the left lane open so semi-trucks can drive past the cars and turn into the commercial gate. Not all of them come from the west. You still use the same two entrance gate for cars.
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    Penalty Issues at the 2011 BAJA 500

    I commend SCORE for doing the right thing and holding racers responsible for unnecessarily dangerous behavior. Conditions in Baja are dangerous enough and there is almost always a race related fatality. No need to go out of your way to do something foolish and create situations. It is time the Mexican Hiway Patrol start doing something about the crazy driving by chase crews, like the 100mph+ hiway speeds by chase crews. The head-on Hiway 3 crash says it all. If someone has to drive like that because they can't plan their pits properly, it's time they ask someone for advice.
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    BAJA 500 Updates 2011

    Just got home in San Felipe from Hiway 3. We were going west on 3 at the intersection with the road to Laguna Diablo when MacCachren's #20 truck pulled up onto the asphalt, blocking the road and had a full pitstop. Was way dangerous as everyone was going 80+ trying to pace the trucks beside the road. We turned around and went back as the dust clouds on the hiway were way dangerous and everyone was still WFO. Couple minutes later heard about the crash just past where we turned around. Some way crazy stuff on the hiway. Got vid of the pit stop on the hiway.
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    loreto to san javier

    Ambitious! Guess you will leave early and walk fast, 45 mile round trip. The date and a SPOT link would be nice to watch your progress.
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    Bike Updates from Weatherman, B of LA and LA PAZ via BAJA PITs

    I noticed going back over the posts that there were problems with SPOT trackers toward the end of the race. Here is an excerpt from SPOT's website about the time it will work in tracking mode. I told the rider with my tracker to recycle it at his nite break when the lights go on and during his morning break to be sure not to have a blank section. I e-mailed SPOT's customer service and they confirmed the 24 hr time period and that 'until canceled' means before the 24th hour, not after. I guess some have worked more than 24 hrs before but that is the exception. HOW IT WORKS: Once activated, SPOT acquires and sends your GPS coordinates to your SPOT account automatically every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until canceled. SPOT tracking must be reengaged to continue. Creating a SPOT Shared Page allows you to share your GPS route with your friends and family easily in near real time on the web through a personal link. You can make your Shared Page private or public. Your choice! Just share that url with your friends and family and they can easily track your adventures. You can also link your SPOT Messenger to SPOT Adventures, a social portal, where you can set up a profile and blog with others sharing their SPOT adventures. Here is the e-mail response from SPOT customer service: Thank you for contacting customer care. That is correct. Tracking, once initiated, will last for 24 hours unless it is interrupted by cancellation. When you have the unit in track mode you don't need to continue to press the button when you want a track message to go through, it will send a track to your spot account once approximately once every 10 minutes. If you have any questions or concerns please reply to this email or call customer care directly for more expedient service at 1.866.651.7768. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8AM to midnight EST.
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    Bike Updates from Weatherman, B of LA and LA PAZ via BAJA PITs

    Would sure be nice if someone had access to Baja Pit info for more than just the front running bikes and post it for all the rest of us.
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    Got a Ticket, firearm in state park CA

    State Park violations are usually treated as more of a low grade misdemeanor kind of like spitting on the sidewalk or littering. But hiding the gun in the vehicle is treated more seriously, with serious ramifications that will last your lifetime for a conviction of the California State Penal Code: 12025. (a) A person is guilty of carrying a concealed firearm when he or she does any of the following: (1) Carries concealed within any vehicle which is under his or her control or direction any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person. Hopefully the officer was not squared away enough to charge you with this violation and only the park violation., Your dad should have plenty of knowledge to share with you about this. Best of luck handling this.
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    Crossing the border

    In this current era of the new diligent Mexican customs, real good idea to carry the original registration cert. I was taking my Rhino acros and had the photocopy that is acceptable in the US in my wallet. The Mexican customs agent said only the original would do, as the Mexican way is originals is the way. She was going to put me in the send back lane when I remembered the original was in the owners book in the glove box. All good after that. And as far as the military, I have had them on two occasions out by Jose's on the Diablo lake bed, ask for both license and reg and carefully document it in a notebook with everyone else who was passing that day. New times in Baja. Lots of years with nothing happening before now.